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Was interested in information being shared as have a bitch whose pups could prove ideal for training. So my question currently is what breeds used and is there anyone in New Zealand who has done or is doing this?
 

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We currently have three pups under evaluation . They are Lab/German short haired pointer. The Bitch is aLab, and dad came from the airport where work was a bit slack.
Any dog will do. Most of ours have been problem rescue dogs with a high play drive that no one has the patience for.
 
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We currently have three pups under evaluation . They are Lab/German short haired pointer. The Bitch is aLab, and dad came from the airport where work was a bit slack.
Any dog will do. Most of ours have been problem rescue dogs with a high play drive that no one has the patience for.
My dog is 4 years old half German Pointer, used to bees and shares a yard with some livestock. Probably getting to old to train but was a rescue at 9 weeks from the breeder when first home didn't pan out.
Have a growing fondness for German Pointer crosses as very bright and this one shows a tendency to point.
Was thinking of sending her out with my brother when he goes hunting goats with a crossbow. Those arrows are expensive but she's valuable in her own goofball way. Would need some type of muzzle though in case of kiwi.
They use G.P crosses for Kiwi conservation work don't they?
She's turned out to be an nice dog all told.
 
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We currently have three pups under evaluation . They are Lab/German short haired pointer. The Bitch is aLab, and dad came from the airport where work was a bit slack.
Any dog will do. Most of ours have been problem rescue dogs with a high play drive that no one has the patience for.
Is work slack at the airport currently... Asking for a friend ☺️
 

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Had the dog team back this week.
Tara and Chief have been doing cellphones and dope, but came home this week to refresh on bees after we got a spate of AFB txts from the agency.
Here we are sniffing honey in the hot room...
This honey came off a burner we brought home from the coast....
I only found one cell.... the dog did’nt show interest in the boxes.... be intersting to see what Hills say.
 

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Now thats an intersting thought. If you have a negitive test for AFB in honey thats come of a hive that AFB has been found do you have to destroy it. After all the new DNA test is being pushed as the bee knees in detecting AFB
 

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