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Roper's Feist

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    Jerry Roper
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    Ga
  • Type of Dogs
    Mt.Feist
  • Game I Hunt
    Squirrel,Turkey,Deer
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    Born again Christian age 44 FEB.27 2000 Serve GOD Family and Friends.

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  1. Mr. Bevel Ragan started the Ragan Line of Feist off his smaller size Black-in-Tan Hound female that he Bear and Coon hunted over his male Feist he Bear. Coon, and Squirrel hunted. I bought 1 female pup off of that cross and it barked ever breath on a squirrel track just like she barked when she treed a squirrel. She would burn the woods up at a very early age when I first started hunting her. She was very gamy and she would run and bay a Hog as quick as she would tree a squirrel. I gave her to a friend of mine Mr. Lavan McDaniel and he gave her to his Nephew that lived down in S. Ga. During on
  2. Brad those are some good looking pups. My Rusty dog was 1/2 Feist x 1/4 Cur x 1/2 English Red Tick Con Hound and he was the best most natural accurate split treeing pup I have owned or hunted with. He was a 100% solid as a rock stay put treeing pup at 5 months old when Mr. Wayne Cagle raised and started him. Wayne gave him to me when he was 6 months old and I walk hunted him with two good older Feist females I owned, Old Daisy and her daughter Baby from the time he was 6 months old until he was 9 months old when our season ended. At that young age he split treed with one of those 2 females I w
  3. You are welcome. Looking back, if you had bred one of your two females to another male out of the same line of Feist your dogs were out of, that was off a different cross that breeder made you bought your females from, you and your family could have made your own cross and y'all would still own a type of Feist like those two y'all had. When anyone finds a line of dogs they like, no matter their breed, they need to stay in that line of dogs as long as they can. Yes that means they may have to breed their own male and female dogs they own to do that. Once that line of dogs are gone "dead" you ca
  4. When Mr. Thornburg sold his last dog: meaning he personally never owned another one of his older Feist or a Feist that he bred and sold pups off of, that was the last or end of his line, the "Thornburg" line of Feist. When the older gentleman you talked to in N. C. bought Mr. Thornburg's Feist from him, the dogs that man bought, bred, and sold pups off of became his Line of Feist that he started them off with by using the Thornburg Feist. He was the "OWNER" of the Sire and Dam that he bred and sold pups off of and his name is on the Reg. Papers as owner of Sire and Dam and they go by his last
  5. I do not know how much you know about breed but if you find a Thornburg Feist today, most of them will have other breed of dogs bred into them at this time different from the ones you have had in the past. I personally have never saw a full blooded Black Thornburg Feist and I have had dealings with them for over 30 years. Yes some of them will have some Black in their color mixed with White and Brown in them. Some of the older ones did come Brown with a Black muzzle on them. Some of them came 95% White with a little Brown in them. I still have a picture of Mr. Thornburg with some of his Feist.
  6. I sent you a PM earlier this morning with the phone number of Mr. Tim Garner who owns and hunts a very good looking and good squirrel dog that is a Thornburg Male Feist that he calls Ace. Tim has a older friend that still breeds and raises the Thornburg line of Feist. I hope the info I sent you will help you get you and your husband a new Thornburg Feist. Take care and have a great day. Jerry
  7. Jerry, I really enjoyed looking at and reading about your dogs from the past 20 years. I really like the looks of that Sport dog. Its's really nice of you to share the sport with others like you have. Thanks for sharing.

    Ryan

    1. Roper's Feist

      Roper's Feist

      ....... You are welcome. Sport was a real nice Road and walk type dog. I raised, started, hunted, and trained him and during the 6 years I hunted him I knocked out over 1,100 squirrels to him and I knocked out over 1,100 to his full litter mate sister Baby the Black and Tan female in those pictures. The half Black and half White faced male dog was their full litter mate brother that I called Pistol. He is colored up like "Trent's" Jack dog on here that is out of my Toby dog and his Rae female. I like the bigger size Feist because I enjoy road hunting as much as I do walk hunting and they are big enough to do both. Take care and stay after them. Jerry

  8. ....... Ryan if you want to see some of my line of Feist that I have owned during the last 20 years go to pictures and go to page 14. Go down toward the bottom of that page to a post titled 2000 Thru 2020 and a post titled 2010 Thru 2020 that was posted by Luther's Feist. I got Jessee Luther to post those pictures of my dogs on here for me because I do not know how. LOL I still use a flip phone if that tells you anything about me. I am from the old school and I can not do much at all on here. I like the looks of your OMC female and your Feist. Take care. Jerry

    1. new2doo

      new2doo

      Thanks Jerry, I really appreciate it. I'll definately take a look at your pictures. It sounds like you have a lifetime of dog knowledge and I really appreciate learning from guys like you. Have a good night.

      Ryan

  9. ....... Dave I did not want to say anything on here about the 2 dogs I went to Kentucky and got yesterday from Wendell Harrison aka47 on here. I gave him a puppy starter deluxe, a well trained walk and road type female that I called Baby to hunt and start his pups with. Gunner, the full litter mate to King has not been hauled of hunted enough to be truck or gun broke at this age. He did not know what I was doing when I was shooting at the squirrels Toby was treeing this morning. He was nervous and he got right behind me until I stopped shooting. Some time he would put both front feet upon my back while I was shooting. I cut them open and let him eat the heart and lungs out of them when Toby brought them to me. He was gentle when he did get them instead of trying to eat my hand off like some of the ones I have raised and started. I think I can still train him at this age. He has to much treeing bloodline in him to mot tree I personally think. He will bark at a squirrel he sees in my yard or behind his kennel when he sees and hears them om the ground or in the trees moving around. Wendell wanted to keep Baby to hunt when he wanted to go. He does take great care of her so that is all I care at 11 years old. The female I got is a full litter mate to the Penny female I am hunting for my nephew this season. She "Bonnie" is a better looking bigger size stronger built female than Penny is. I hope I can get her and Gunner treeing this season. Take care and stay after them. Jerry

    1. State Line Dave

      State Line Dave

      Jerry I hope they both turn out for you. Dave

  10. ....... Trent I did not want to say anything on here that others could read about the 2 dogs I went to Kentucky and got from Wendell Harrison yesterday. I gave him a very good well trained road and walk dog that I called Baby to hunt and start his pups with. She is a puppy started deluxe! Gunner the male that is the litter mate to your x Sport dog and Dave's King dog has not been hunted or hauled enough to be truck broke or gun broke at his age. He is a good looking thing and acts like he has a lot of since. He minds pretty good so far and he does bark at the squirrels he sees on the ground in my yard or on the ground behind his kennel when he sees or hears them. Wendell and his wife separated and he moved out and he did not have a place were he lived to keep and take care of them so I went and got them. I think I still can train both of them at this age. The female I got is a full litter mate to the Penny female I have been hunting for my nephew this season. The new female Bonnie is a better looking heavier bigger stronger built female that Penny is. She is sharp as a tack in looks and built. Time will tell. Take care and stay after them. Jerry

  11. ....... Wendell I talked to the young man that you gave Ace to yesterday 2 times on the phone and he is excited about training Ace this season. I mentioned something to him that he had to work out with you because I do not have anything to say about it at all. I mentioned to him that you "MIGHT" allow him to take Baby home with him to keep and hunt Ace with until he starts treeing if he would build him another kennel to put her in and if he would take good care of her while she was at his house. You will still own her and get her back when Ace starts treeing. She will help teach Shawn what a squirrel dog is supposed to do when he hunts with her and she will help Ace to start treeing quicker. You will still have your 2 dog to hunt together when you want to go hunting. That way all 4 dogs will get hunted more times this season. Again I just "MENTIONED" this to him, it is up to you and him to work it out or not. Take care and happy hunting. Jerry

  12. ....... I hope you are still having a good season. I want to let you know you are welcome to bring your female down and breed her to any male I own if you still want to when she comes in season this spring. Take care. Jerry

  13. Hello how have you been? I’ve had some health issues but starting to get out some don’t know if you remember me talking to you last fall about my young dog . Well this year has been total disappointment she will not stay on the tree for very long most times I can’t get to her in time she has already left the tree. I’m about to my wits ends with here. She has a none stop motor for hunting. Don’t know what to do any help would be great. She is over a year and a half old now. Thanks chuck

  14. Mr Roper you do not know me, but I wanna thank you for your posts. I spoke to a friend of yours Will_P some the other day. We talked for over an hour. He sure does think a lot of your approach and had nothing but praise for you. I would like to count myself among your online "friends" and look forward to reading more of what you have to say both about squirrel doggin and about our lord ...

  15. I enjoy your posting, admire your devotion and respect your commitment/success in breeding/hunting sqrl dogs. keep up the good work you have made many people happy with your generosity in this sport. Some day I would like to come watch your dogs do their thing, you have sparked my interest.

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