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#1617094 - 06/13/10 08:22 PM Re: Branding dogs, yes or no [Re: Devin69]
DoubleCK Offline
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Great info. Thanks guys!
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#1617261 - 06/13/10 11:46 PM Re: Branding dogs, yes or no [Re: DoubleCK]
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How do you freeze them though? How do you get the iron cold enough to freeze it? I would like to get Tug done, just in case we get seperated while hunting.
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#1617312 - 06/14/10 01:02 AM Re: Branding dogs, yes or no [Re: gonzaga]
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I use liquid Nitrogen, 99% ALCOHOL, and shave the hide right to the skin. Devin is right, "all irons are diff".
Ive only branded 20 some dogs, and some horses for other guys, I'm still learning.
I'm happy with any "iron" that is visible.I hope for "white", on a dark dog, but dogs have diff hide, and what is great on one, will burn the next, or not even touch the next.Like I said, "still learnin".
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#1617313 - 06/14/10 01:03 AM Re: Branding dogs, yes or no [Re: gonzaga]
DoubleCK Offline
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We use liquid nitrogen. I have a small round cooler that is just the right diameter for my iron. You can get liquid nitrogen at many welding supply shops. Many Veterinarians keep it on hand also. Handle with care and don't seal it up without a vent.

I have heard of but never used dry ice or the spray products.

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#1617413 - 06/14/10 10:08 AM Re: Branding dogs, yes or no [Re: Devin69]
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Loc: Colorado
I use microchips in all my dogs and it worked last year when one of my dogs lost his collar. I had him back the next morning. It's cheap insurance. You can get the chip installed here for $25.
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#1617869 - 06/14/10 11:59 PM Re: Branding dogs, yes or no [Re: FullCryHounds]
Devin69 Offline
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Dean, can I barrow a $1000 so I can do all my dogs? lol
Hope all is well. Looks like you had fun on your trip.
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#1619090 - 06/17/10 01:09 AM Re: Branding dogs, yes or no [Re: Devin69]
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Dean, do you "brand" also, or just "chips"? Duane
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#1621797 - 06/22/10 10:31 AM Re: Branding dogs, yes or no [Re: Duane@ssu]
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what kind of brands do yall use? ive heard of brass and ive seen copper alloy as well?
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#1621804 - 06/22/10 10:52 AM Re: Branding dogs, yes or no [Re: orrbull48]
DoubleCK Offline
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The last iron we had made was made of stainless steel. Bill cuts them out on a CNC Plasma Cutter. I you look close you can see that there are actually two pieces welded together to provide the mass that helps hold the cold.



Before he added the CNC Plasma Cutter he made the irons from Copper. We have had good results from both.

http://www.adlerwelding.com/
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#1621838 - 06/22/10 12:28 PM Re: Branding dogs, yes or no [Re: DoubleCK]
orrbull48 Offline
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Originally Posted By: DoubleCK
The last iron we had made was made of stainless steel. Bill cuts them out on a CNC Plasma Cutter. I you look close you can see that there are actually two pieces welded together to provide the mass that helps hold the cold.



Before he added the CNC Plasma Cutter he made the irons from Copper. We have had good results from both.

http://www.adlerwelding.com/

how much does a typical iron run? im wanting to brand my catahoula cross here in the next week or two? also was wondering how brands turn out on somewhat longer haired dogs? here is a pic of my brand...
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#1621923 - 06/22/10 03:36 PM Re: Branding dogs, yes or no [Re: orrbull48]
DoubleCK Offline
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how much does a typical iron run? im wanting to brand my catahoula cross here in the next week or two? also was wondering how brands turn out on somewhat longer haired dogs? [/quote]

Sorry I don't know.

I have no experience branding dogs only horses. I am anxious to give it a try myself. I bet there are welding shops in your area that build irons. Give some a call.

Good luck. Keep us posted as to how it goes.
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#1621953 - 06/22/10 04:56 PM Re: Branding dogs, yes or no [Re: DoubleCK]
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Loc: oklahoma
Here is a little info on dog branding.

http://www.coondawgs.com/freezebrand.html
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#1629941 - 07/06/10 11:17 PM Re: Branding dogs, yes or no [Re: J.W.]
DoubleCK Offline
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Loc: Wauneta, NE / Gold Canyon, AZ
BTT

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#1629969 - 07/06/10 11:45 PM Re: Branding dogs, yes or no [Re: DoubleCK]
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That is alot of good info there J.W., thank you for posting that.
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#1630153 - 07/07/10 11:02 AM Re: Branding dogs, yes or no [Re: gonzaga]
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Prefer a Tattoo inside the thigh. JMO
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