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Future cow dog?? Trial dog?? Both???

Postby GM88 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:22 pm

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Postby Northern Rancher » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:16 pm

At three months he qualifies as a future bird chaser too-nice looking pup though.

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Postby MO STOCKER » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:28 pm

Like his looks. How's he bred?

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Postby GM88 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:36 pm

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Postby MO STOCKER » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:04 pm

Ought to have some potential. Very good lines.

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Postby GM88 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:38 pm

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Postby hopalong » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:08 am

Have a 10 week old female with close to the same markings. blue eye on the left, black eye on the right!
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Postby Dylan Biggs » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:57 am

Nice looking pup!

What does she show on stock so far?

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Postby GM88 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:39 pm

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Postby Dylan Biggs » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:53 am

GM88 wrote:Right now on stock she is showing a nice amount of eye and reads her stock well. She lacks confidence so Im leaving her till we loose some snow. Ive got lots of other dogs to work and do chores so I will leave her till spring. I have a line bred Elvin Kopps Jill x Craig I like quite a bit He has a little more eye than I like but has not been a problem yet. He also goes back to Gonnets Moss. I also have a Ligons Nick X with Macraes Nell I like but she does not have as much eye as I would like so maybe I will have to cross the 2. Probably get nothing I want then.


WITH OUT CONFIDENCE YOU HAVE VIRTUALLY NOTHING, so a good call to let her mature a bit more until working conditions improve. If I had to choose I would prefer a loose eyed dog over one with to much eye, for cattle that is. That being said though my bad word who is a very loose eyed dog uses more eye then she use to but only once she has respect.
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Postby GM88 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:43 pm

The eye depends completely on the stock I am working. If I am working pairs with little calves I like a dog with a bit more eye . A loose eyed dog works better when I move my grassers or cows without calves.

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Postby Dylan Biggs » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:22 am

GM88 wrote:The eye depends completely on the stock I am working. If I am working pairs with little calves I like a dog with a bit more eye . A loose eyed dog works better when I move my grassers or cows without calves.


I agree. I have had dogs in the past who eyes only and in situations with cattle that are not dog broke and or bulls or drys that totally diregard eye makes a dog basically worthless. Of course the ideal dog are those that learn to work appropriately in all the different situations. In my experience it is easier to dial a dog down then dial one up that doesn,t have any thing left on the dial. :)


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