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    DefaultI have a question might be stupid but I dont know

    When Tater is outside he will be smelling around and lift his head and one of his front legs. I have seen in some pics on here of other dog that do the samething. Is this just something they do? I have never taken Tater hunting (Cody said a lot of hunting dogs do this. Its a pose they do) I don't have a clue. I always had little dogs growing up and PayLay I do not believe ever did this. Or is this something in the labs blood to do?


    I know this sounds crazy but I was just wondering. He does this a lot and sometimes he barks and then goes on with his business. Anyone want to shine some light on this for me?

    If you do not understand what I am trying to say let me know and will try a little harder.

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    Know what you are saying looks like they are pointing at something. Clancey does it as well on occassion. No idea what he sees or smells.

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    But is this just something they know to do? I think its funny when he does it. Or when he get a smell of something and stands Perfect like I trained him to stand like that. (might not be perfect to those who do the shows. But perfect in my book )

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    I assume you mean he is pointing.

    No, it is not unusual for a dog to "point", especially gundog breeds like Labs. There was a discussion about pointing Labs a couple of days ago...try the 'search' function to find it.

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    DefaultRe: I have a question might be stupid but I dont know

    Brigetta will sometimes point if she sees a bird or squirrel that she is really focused on. I wish I had a picture of her doing it because I love the intense look on her face.

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    DefaultRe: I have a question might be stupid but I dont know

    Elias points pretty frequently actually. Just 2 weeks ago I got a picture of him pointing, he looked right at me when he was doing it.
    I think it's just instinct for a hunting dog to do it, even if they aren't really a "pointing" dog.

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    Yeah thats what Tater does. I think its funny.

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    GREAT reference picture, Blacklabelias!

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    DefaultRe: I have a question might be stupid but I dont know

    Ernie does this all the time....he is only 10 weeks old and it certainly is not something we showed him how to do.

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    Cody was telling me its just from years and years of dogs doing this its like in their blood line or something. I know sounds crazy.

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