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looking for a new dog, want a bit of advice

Hey guys. I am looking into getting a new beagle pup and I have a few questions. The first is this. Does anyone know of any breeders in SW PA with good dogs? This question may be for another part of the forum, so I'm sorry if this was a boo-boo. The second question is, would it be better to buy a dog that is started, or a puppy? What do you guys usually do? I can't decide which I want to do. Any other advice would be great as well. I am thinking I want a female, if that is helpful. Thank you!

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Re: looking for a new dog, want a bit of advice

It's hard to say if a breeder has good dogs or not, what I consider good others might consider junk and vice versa. As for the puppy vs. running dog that's a personal decision, how much money can you spend? How much time can you spend training pup?

I am guessing you already have dogs you would want to get something similar in speed or you'll have a mess on your hands. In that situation it helps to know what bloodlines produce what style of dog.

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Re: looking for a new dog, want a bit of advice

Ditto on what John said.

Most guys won't sell their best running dogs.
You can get a jut started dog, maybe a year old or so easier than a fully trained gun dog.

I know a fella up in Binghamton that raises pairs from each of his litters and then sells the one he likes least for about a $1000 after their derby year and he gets it every time.

I always like watching a pup develop, but you need time and access to game, and an open mind.
Most of us who have what we want have been at it a while.

PA is in a real transition zone as far as dog styles go. We are right on the edge of hare country, where a bigger faster dog is preferred. And guys that really like a slower cottontail only dog that stays tight on the line.

So you'll see a lot of different types of dogs around here, from big ole wind splitters that just fly to dogs that get down there a grub and you can literally walk alongside as they chase. Also everything in between.

Don't be afraid to PM me, John PA, Andy Purnell, Huntin54, just to name a few,
We all know each other and see a lot of different dogs when you are looking at a dog.
We can pretty much tell you the dog's style based on it's ancestry.

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Re: looking for a new dog, want a bit of advice

Send me a PM sometime if you want to meet up and run dogs. I can show you the style of dog I like and you can decide if it's for you or not.

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Re: looking for a new dog, want a bit of advice

I'll hijack some, predictions for this litter from some of the more seasoned beaglers?
I'm picking up up a pup that'll come w this ped.:



Sire
Whitneys mad Max
Dam
Brankos Singing Sue

Sire
Brankos Phantom of the Opera
Dam
Brankos Poetry in Motion

Sire
FC Brankos Heli Prop
Dam
Brankos Princess

Dam
Brankos Conna
Sire
Brankos Copper Boy

Dam
Brankos Saucy Sue
Sire
NLPC FC Brankos One Tuff Ombre

Dam
Brankos witch Hazel
Sire
FC Brankos Casanova

Dam
Brankos Little Rugrat
Sire
FC Brankos Warlock

Sire
Brankos Marshcreek Dozer

PUPPIES

Dam
Brankos Marshcreek Cocoa

Sire
NLPC FC Brankos One Tuff Ombre
Dam
Brankos Ella Ella

Sire
Brankos Phantom of the Opera
Dam
Brankos Poetry in Motion

Sire
Fc Brankos Baba Cowboy
Dam
Brankos Poetry in Motion

Sire
Brankos Copper Boy
Dam
Brankos Conna

Sire
Brankos Jack of all Trades
Dam
Brankos Pretty Freckles

Sire
Fc Brankos Ali-Baba
Dam
Brankos Manitoba Frosty

Sire
Brankos Jack of all Trades
Dam
Brankos Pretty Freckles

I'm currently running a branko dog, but the bloodline isn't nearly this "pure".

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Re: looking for a new dog, want a bit of advice

They'll have plenty of foot

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Re: looking for a new dog, want a bit of advice

My current ped includes:
Brankos Manitoba Kojack
FC Brankos Jackpot
Brankos Dixie Chick

Along with some Big Meadows

So id be looking at more of the same style I have now?

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Re: looking for a new dog, want a bit of advice

Yes, I would expect the same style of dog. Is the dog you are running from Brad E?

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No, pm sent.

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Re: looking for a new dog, want a bit of advice

Along with what the John's said, since they pretty much covered all the big stuff, is handling. If you raise a dog from the get go as opposed to buying a 1 or 2 year old dog, it's going to be used to you, and listen accordingly. If it's in the house from a pup, even better. I grew up around dogs that didn't handle, you never realize how agonizing it is until you hunt with something like that.

That being said, I have a dog that I bought as a 1.5 yr old, and she handles better than she probably should. Still, my house beagle I raised handles like a bird dog, and it's nice.
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