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Hunted both, which do you like best...
I have a chessie for ducks, a lab my wife shows, pointer for upland, and a fat lab for upland/housedog.
In my opinion, chessies are one man dogs, and have a stronger drive to hunt, but are harder to train. But I love mine.
 

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Don't own one, but I should of added them to the mix. This is my chessie when she was a pup, took her on a rabbit hunt for fun just to get her out of the normal grind. She had a ball!!
 

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Yellow Lab For Me<img src="/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">
 

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Chessie's are a one man dog, and I believe that Labs are the way to go all the way.
I love my 95 lbs Black male. There is no stopping him when its time for fetch'n.
 

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I have labs for myself. They are good for business purposes. More breeding opportuinities available with labs. I love goldens, but do not have the time for grooming everyday. Chessies have allways been a favorite dog for me to run. Because of the breeding today, the stereotype chessie, lab or golden does not exist as it once did. You can find some of the same good and bad traites in each breed. In the last 10 yrs., I have trained many labs that would fit the old stereotype chessie and goldens that looked and ran like a fox rather than a golden retriever. It is getting harder to make a decision on which retriever to get based on what breed it is. The book does not hold true as it once did. Jim
 

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I like our chessie better than our labs for waterfowl, but she is a one man dog. She listens to my husband better and it doesn't seem right because I feed her and show her affection every day. All he does is hunt her and work her. She definitely knows who her master is. I know this isn't about waterfowl hunting, but my personnel favorite is the English Pointer. My Pointer has a hunt this weekend. I'll post some good pictures!!
 

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I thought I would try this picture thing out. Here is a picture of Brutus (he turns 7 years old on April 8th). Hard to believe he is getting that old. He really has turned out to be a goose retrieving fool. He likes ducks, but nothing gets him more excited in the blind then geese. I think he looks at 'em as more of a challenge picking up those big birds.
 

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I have two labs right now and have had GSPs for many years. I will stick with the labs cause they are part of our family and love all of us a bunch. My 10 year old daughter is training our youngest lab for HRC with my help. She loves to help train and work the dogs.
Happy training.
Pat
 

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I have had all three breeds in the last 35 years. And for my money I will take my present Chessie over any of my previous dogs.I have had good and bad in all the breeds, if you want to call it bad. Some didn't have the same drive but they all got the job done for me. Just that some seem to really love what they do. I had a golden that was great, she was as smart as could be. Tough when it came to weather and would not quite on a bird. Would love to have her back, but 14 years was all the lord would let me have her. I have had Labs that were good, but never that great one. So it comes to Chessies. My first was when I was young so nothing he did was his fault. I have become a better trainer since then. My female I have now is awesome. Drive, looks, temperament,smarts and very easy to train. She hits geese in the corn fields like a linebacker hitting a quarterback. It all comes down to what you personally like and the training and work you put in.
 

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I have seen more determination with our old chessie more than any dog I've seen. When a cripple would dive, she would dive also and you wouldn't see her come back up until she had a duck in her mouth. We lost her 7 years ago and hope the new one will be just like her.
 

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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">I love my chessie and will probably only own chessies but as said before, they're all retreives and makes the hunt so much more enjoyable! </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Here's Deuce!!</P>
 
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