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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