George: I have one of Chad's dogs and know you've hunted together. I'm surprised you would send someone toward one of those big running field trial types, instead of Chad's wayFunny how someone starts a thread and you never hear another word??
Sorry, I temporarily forgot about Chad. I wasn't trying to steer him toward any particular dog or breeder. I simply posted some setters I found on other sites. The guy has never responded to his original post so I assume he's not too interested. He never indicated what kind of setter. English, Gordon, Red?? And when he said "don't need papers" I also assume he was looking for a cheap one.George: I have one of Chad's dogs and know you've hunted together. I'm surprised you would send someone toward one of those big running field trial types, instead of Chad's way
Max, that came from Chad, is my third Ryman/Hemlock type setter. The three came from different lines, had different personalities and such, but all were/are great foot shooting bird dogs.
I hope you are having a great season out there in SD. My annual trip to Iowa was awesome. We shot daily limits. One of the guys said "If Max goes through an area and doesn't find any birds, there there weren't any there to find". And I think if he went into an area and there were birds, he found them.
Have fun and hunt safe! After a very mild fall, it's supposed to be in the teens this weekend, which is our gun deer opener. Go figure. I was looking forward to sitting on my stand without freezing my tookus off, now I'll be layering on the clothes.BTW, I'll be meeting up with Chad on Sunday and hunting with him for a couple days.