OLD TIME TURKEY DOGGING

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OsceWood
 
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RE: OLD TIME TURKEY DOGGING

Postby OsceWood » February 2nd, 2009, 3:27 pm

Interesting read.....thanks. The dogs in the picture...looks as if they might of hunted more than just Turkeys. Wonder how much they got $ for a Turkey back then?.....if they even were hunting for money.That looks like alot of game but maybe not if you are feeding several family and had to get through a winter.
 

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RE: OLD TIME TURKEY DOGGING

Postby trkyklr » February 2nd, 2009, 3:34 pm

nice read & pole full of game

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RE: OLD TIME TURKEY DOGGING

Postby trkyklr » February 2nd, 2009, 5:40 pm

does that pre date a dropper also?

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RE: OLD TIME TURKEY DOGGING

Postby trkyklr » February 2nd, 2009, 5:52 pm

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RE: OLD TIME TURKEY DOGGING

Postby wisturkeyhunter » February 2nd, 2009, 6:06 pm

You guys think these guys breed specific turkey dogs or did they use whatever dogs they had that would chase turkeys?

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RE: OLD TIME TURKEY DOGGING

Postby greyghost » February 2nd, 2009, 6:10 pm

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RE: OLD TIME TURKEY DOGGING

Postby trkyklr » February 2nd, 2009, 6:15 pm

i think its the latter, if they would chase'em they would use 'em

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RE: OLD TIME TURKEY DOGGING

Postby trkyklr » February 3rd, 2009, 12:55 am

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thanx earl thats exactly what i was talkin bout

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Postby turkeydoghunter » February 3rd, 2009, 2:54 am

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RE: OLD TIME TURKEY DOGGING

Postby turkeydoghunter » February 3rd, 2009, 2:58 am

look like these guys been around
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American Water Spaniel


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American Water Spaniel

Nicknames
AWS

Country of origin
United States





[hide]Traits





[show]Classification & standards

FCI
Group 8 Section 3 #301
standard

AKC
Sporting
standard

CKC
Group 1 - (Sporting Dogs)
standard

KC (UK)
Gundog
[? standard]

UKC
Gun Dog
standard
The American Water Spaniel is a gundog breed of dog little known outside North America.





Contents[hide][ul]1 Characteristics
[ul]1.1 Appearance
1.2 Temperament [/ul]
2 Health
3 History
4 External links [/ul]

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[edit] Characteristics

[edit] Appearance



American Water Spaniel overview


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Weight:
25-45 pounds (11-20 kg.)

Height:
15-18 inches (36-46 cm.)

Coat:
Crisp-textured, tightly curled or wavy outer coat lined with a protective undercoat

Litter size:
4-6 puppies

Life span:
12-15 years
Weighing 25 to 45 pounds: females usually 25 to 40; males 30 to 45 lbs (11-20 kg) and standing 15 to 18 inches (36-46 cm) in height. They have a curly to marcell coat that is dense and well-suited to resist cold water and inclement weather. The coat's color is liver, brown, or chocolate. (A small amount of white on chest or toes is permissible, and spots become smaller in size as pup grows to adulthood.) The American Water Spaniel (AWS) should have a rocker-shaped tail and be somewhat compact in size with well-proportioned features that give the dog an air of balance. Its head should be broad and spaniel-like with no topknot. Eyes are yellowish brown to brown, hazel or of dark tone and should harmonize with coat. Yellow eyes are a disqualification in the show ring.

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ImageAn AWS with a duckAn American original, this competent retriever also doubles as a flushing spaniel. Like many of the spaniel breeds, it hunts both feather and fur (and even fish) with equal enthusiasm. Friendly, intelligent, and often willing to please, this dog is also very protective of its owner. In old age the dog may become temperamental. This dog is very soft-mouthed but can be trained to play tug-of-war. It will be very attached to the alpha of the house and think of children as kennel mates until they grow up. Unspayed females will have a mind of their own when in heat (even when very well trained). This little brown dog also has many of the common spaniel characteristics.

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ImageAWS with Marcel CoatThe AWS has a mind of its own at times and reaches peak performance with the owner who is dedicated to teaching the dog just what is expected of it. The breed takes well to training, and especially excels at training that offers some variety rather than rote training drills. Harsh training techniques do not work for the majority of AWS. In fact, such techniques often cause a dog to become shy or even bite out of fear. This is a breed for the trainer that is consistent and fair when dealing with the dog.
American Water Spaniels do not have to hunt to be happy. They make fine companion animals and, because of their size, they fit well in cramped quarters. However, the breed does need exercise and training to mature into a loving friend that some people look for. To avoid possessiveness, excessive barking, and a willingness to take over the household, novice owners should attend a local obedience class and set aside daily play time for their companion.

[edit] Health
While there is no one health issue that plagues the American Water Spaniel, neither is it free of health concerns. A variety of problems have cropped up from time to time in the breed including cardiac abnormalities, cancer, hip dysplasia, diabetes, allergies, hypothyroidism, follicular dystrophy, epilepsy, and cataracts. All AWS used for breeding should receive health clearances from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals for hips, heart, and hypothyroidism as well as an eye clearance from the Canine Eye Registration Foundation. All reputable breeders offer and supply the puppy buyer with a written health guarantee covering these more common health concerns.

[edit] History

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ImageAmerican Water Spaniel at workalex
The American Water Spaniel originated around the mid-1800s but its true origin is a mystery. Most experts have come to accept that it was likely developed in the Fox River and Wolf River valleys of Wisconsin. There is no documentation as to the specific breeds that were used to develop the AWS. Doc Pfeifer of New London, Wisconsin, the man credited with obtaining recognition for the breed in the 1920s, belijkherbteruewgutiy4utgq3ultiu34gtu4itu4tiit34treved that the AWS was developed by crossing extinct English Water Spaniel and the Field Spaniel. Others have disputed this claim and it is currently accepted that the breeds involved in the development of the American Water Spaniel include the English Water Spaniel, Field Spaniel, Curly Coated Retriever, Irish Water Spaniel, Tweed Water Spaniel, and possibly the Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

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ImageAmerican Water Spaniel in SnowThe American Water Spaniel was developed as a hunting dog in the market hunting days of America's history. Hunters needed a dog that could function on land as well as in the marsh and that could easily fit into a canoe or skiff without taking up much room. The AWS fit the bill and most breed historians note that Midwest market hunters made wide use of this dog. The AWS was not formally recognized as a purebred dog until the United Kennel Club did so in 1920, followed by the Field Dog Stud Book in 1938, and finally by the American Kennel Club in 1940.
Having reached its peak of popularity probably sometime in the 1920s and 1930s, the AWS has become the "Forgotten American" at many times in its history. Still, with the tenacity of spirit that exemplifies this little brown dog, the breed's enthusiasts have managed to maintain a reasonable population that is not likely to disappear from the scene any time soon.
The American Water Spaniel was likely one of the primary contributing breeds to the Boykin Spaniel.

[edit] External links
[ul][*]The American Water Spaniel Field Association
[*]The American Water Spaniel Club [/ul]







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Extant

American Cocker · American Water[/b] · Blue Picardy · Boykin · Cavalier King Charles · Clumber · English Cocker · English Springer · Field · Indonesia · French · Australian · German · Irish Water · Japanese Chin · King Charles · Papillon · Phalène · Picardy · Pont-Audemer · Sussex · Welsh Springer



Extinct

English Water · Norfolk · Tweed Water







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Pointers

English Setter · Gordon Setter · Irish Red and White Setter · Irish Setter · Pointer · German Shorthaired Pointer



Versatile gundogs

Ariege Pointer · Blue Picardy Spaniel · Bracco Italiano · Braque du Bourbonnais · Braque d'Auvergne · Braque Français · Braque Saint-Germain · Brittany · Cesky Fousek · German Longhaired Pointer · German Wirehaired Pointer · Nippon Pointer · Large Münsterländer · Old Danish Pointer · Old Spanish Pointer · Picardy Spaniel · Portuguese Pointer · Pudelpointer · Small Münsterländer · Spanish Pointer · Spinone Italiano · Vizsla · Weimaraner · Wirehaired Pointing Griffon



Retrievers

Chesapeake Bay Retriever · Curly-Coated Retriever · Flat-Coated Retriever · Golden Retriever · Labrador Retriever · Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever



Spaniels

American Cocker Spaniel · Boykin Spaniel · Clumber Spaniel · English Cocker Spaniel · English Springer Spaniel · Field Spaniel · French Spaniel · German Spaniel · Pont-Audemer Spaniel · Russian Spaniel · Sussex Spaniel · Welsh Springer Spaniel



Water dogs

American Water Spaniel[/b] · Barbet · Irish Water Spaniel · Lagotto Romagnolo · Poodle · Portuguese Water Dog · Spanish Water Dog · Wetterhoun
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