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What's the Most Popular Gundog Breed in NZ?
Jan 23rd, 2018 at 5:59pm
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I'm just curious as to what the most popular gundog breed is in NZ.  I have 7 Springers and a Llewellin Setter.  Here in Montana we have a lot of upland birds to hunt...Pheasants, Huns, Sharptail Grouse, Sage Grouse, Blue Grouse, and Ruffed Grouse.  There are a few Chukars in isolated pockets from what I understand.   I don't hunt rabbits with my dogs and I don't hunt waterfowl, although there are excellent numbers of both.   I use the Springers primarily on pheasant and my Llewellin on Huns and Sharptails.  I've bred and trained Springers for about 30 years now...  My Springers are from field lines, obviously...

Labs are the most popular breed here...   Far too many are being bred by people who do not know what they are doing....
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Re: What's the Most Popular Gundog Breed in NZ?
Reply #1 - Jan 23rd, 2018 at 9:50pm
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Same situation here, labs are the number one.
Upland for the dedicated hunter are spaniels or the pointing breeds.

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