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  1. William Ball

    William Ball Refuge Member

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    just got my first lab he's 15 months old. Always keep my hunting dogs in a kennel. But would like to make him a house dog. Will the temperature difference be to hard on him when we start hunting? I know silly question but never had a house dog in my 45 years.
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  2. Doc E

    Doc E Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    I used to think that it made a difference, but as years have gone by, I don't think it is a problem at all.
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  3. yankeegray

    yankeegray Senior Refuge Member

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    Southern Illinois is not the coldest but my lab is a 90pound Lab/house dog and it doesn't seem to bother him any. I believe nothing effective him when the camo goes on and the shot guns go off. I do have a few burlap bags in the blind for him
     
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    thatguy2 Senior Refuge Member

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    My dogs are house dogs and hunt just fine.
     
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  5. negooseman

    negooseman Senior Refuge Member

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    IMO, your hunting dog lasts/lives longer by keeping them inside and not making their body deal with continual outdoor conditions and I've never seen it effect the time they are outdoors hunting.
     

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