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Name: Maggie
Comments: I can't beleive that is has been 4yrs since the passing of my dad. Just wanted to say he is missed sooo much, but I know that he is ALWAYS looking down over his family N friends...Love you so much dad:) Xoxo
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Location: Westminster,  Maryland, 
Date Posted: 12/15/2011 3:27:17 PM

Name: Les Sekut
Comments: I have heard many incredible stories about Mr. Lou Foehrkolb from different people when attending pointer field trials in Maryland. The comments about him and his training methods were more than enthusiastic from everybody. Also, the uniformity of his glowing endorsements from many different people who, as you might know from the field trial brotherhood, had difficulty with agreeing on anything, was a testament to Lou's abilities as well. Since his reputation preceded him, I decided to pay him a visit with my young GWP DeeDee who developed a bad habit of “blinking” on point during a very intense training with a renowned field trail pro. As most of us know, blinking is a very difficult problem to correct when it occurs. Certainly, the pro who trained DeeDee for many months could not fix the problem. So I it was off to see the legendary Lou. I need to admit here that I was more than skeptical about the stories about Lou, and I treated them simply as exaggeration so typical in field trail or other hobby circles. To make the story short, I was a little surprised when Lou, already an older gentleman, informed me, after listening to my complaint and evaluating DeeDee, explained to me that DeeDee feels very confused. And, on top of that, she lost her confidence. It seemed to be a very simplistic explanation on its surface. And, frankly, I was a little disappointed in his assessment. Obviously, I exhibited a great deal of overconfidence about my ability to understand my dog. So I shot from the hip “so, could you please try to fix it” and Lou replied something like this “it won’t be easy.” But, it was more than easy for Lou! He just told DeeDee to point and she did it!!! She just obeyed Lou! It seemed to my pointer that there was nothing else to do but to obey Lou. DeeDee made the impression on me that she was just simply hypnotized. I was simply amazed. I could swear that it was just something supernatural. But, that is not everything. When Lou was telling DeeDee to do something, for example to heel, DeeDee heeled as if she was trained to heel 10 times a day for years. It was truly an amazing experience to see Lou’s interaction with the dog and his training methods. Needless to say, I developed a deep respect of Mr. Lou Foehrkolb. As I remember Lou, I think of a very kind and wise man with a great sense of humor. He had a deep passion for the American field trail and the pointer dog. He certainly had a genuine talent. As for what I have heard from others about him, he was a devoted family man, he deeply loved his three daughters and his wife Barbara, his life partner who shared his passion for training and breeding the best GSP in the World. We all miss him and I am confident that He trains "problem” dogs on greener fields with his beloved daughter and Rupert helping out. Goodbye, Lou Dr. Les Sekut
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Date Posted: 2/4/2008 3:36:22 PM

Name: Bruce
Comments: Lou, thank you for training a great dog for us. You were one of a kind and we will miss you.
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Location: Hagerstown,  MD, 
Date Posted: 11/13/2007 8:01:33 PM

Name: Monika
Comments: I can't help but wonder what Al (Al Sause) and Lou are fussing about. They both had alot say !!!!!! Al with his gruff German ways and Lou with a twinkle in his eye egging Al on. I've known the family a very long time.......I remember the girls as tiny babies in Barb's arms. It's hard to belive the girls are all grown up. And Lou is gone......My love to all of you.
Email: monika-klinefelter@juno.com
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Location: Finksburg,  MD,  USA
Date Posted: 10/14/2007 5:44:09 PM

Name: Jan
Comments: Even though I haven't seen Lou in many a good year, I've never forgotten the good times we shared at field trials and his kennel at Westminster. Lou was an honest man, a good father and husband and a fine dog trainer. God rest his soul! My condolences to his family and friends. Another good one, gone to heaven. Hopefully, we'll all be together talkin' and workin' dogs again someday... God willing.
Email: summitpointfarm@aol.com
URL: summitpointfarms.netkennel.com
Location: Bear,  Delaware,  USA
Date Posted: 10/12/2007 11:41:01 AM

Name: Joe Yakim
Comments: Uncle Lou was more than a friend or trainer. His ability to cultivate good trainers is what set him apart from the rest of the breed. I met Lou with a four month pup who proved steady to wing that early and his only comment was that the bitch was fine but i needed about two years of work so i don't ruin her. It was this approach to teaching us how to understand and finding common ground between animal and hunter that made him the finest dog man i have ever known. Mrs. Barb, Maggie, and Melissa my family's prayers are with you and take solace that i Uncle Lou will always be a part of my life and the every dog i ever encounter. God bless you.
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Location: Bel Air,  Maryland,  USA
Date Posted: 10/8/2007 7:48:55 AM

Name: Stephen
Comments: Just heard today of Lou's passing. I am deeply sorry. He was truely a great bird dog man and a fine gentleman. I never failed to learn something new everytime I had the honor to watch him hone his craft. He will be missed by those of us who had the pleasure of knowing him. I feel sorry for all of those who never had a chance to watch a true master of his profession work wonders with dogs that others would give up on. He was always there with sage advice and never sugar coated a bit of it. I will miss him.
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Location: Dickerson,  Maryland,  USA
Date Posted: 10/3/2007 4:57:49 PM

Name: Maggie
Comments: My dad was not just my dad he was my best friend. My son "Dylan" who is now 2 was Pap-Pap's little boy! Dad loved him more than life-Now that he's no longer with us Dylan is lost for words..."What little one's he has"! Anyway, Lou was a kind, lovin person who would give anything to anyone even if it was the shirt off his back! There's not enough time or space on this page to say all the good things about him. He will be missed so much by LOTS of people and stay in alot of peoples hearts!!! There will never be a day that goes by that he's not thought of. Love you & Miss you so much, "Marge" P.S. That's what dad always called me"
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Location: Westminster,  MD,  U.S.A.
Date Posted: 10/3/2007 7:54:03 AM

Name: Tom Edwards
Comments: Lou was a good friend and a true gentleman. I knew him for over 25 years and he always made time to talk and help you and always there when you needed him. He will be missed.
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Location: Eldersburg,  MD,  US
Date Posted: 10/1/2007 2:41:23 AM

Name: Melissa & Maragret
Comments: DADDY Even though he is gone, his little girls are still here. Remembering the good and the bad, But cherishing every second of it now he is gone. His little girls are still here. Knowing how hard he fought right until the end. He gave his all until he couldn’t go on. He never knew how much he was really loved. Now, as he watches down He knows just how much he is missed. His little girls are still here. Wishing and hoping we could hear his voice Just one more time. To tell him how much we love him, and to say we are sorry. For everything we had done wrong. And to thank him for raising us the best he could. His little girls are still here. And so we say Daddy, We love you still. We will always be your little girls. No matter where you are! All our Love, Melissa & Margaret
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Location: Westminster,  MD,  USA
Date Posted: 9/26/2007 7:04:35 AM

Name: Brian Wayson
Comments: I’ll miss Mr. Lou, my conversations with him, and the direction he gave me. I remember taking my first Field Dog, a Weimaraner, up to Mr. Lou’s. After a very disappointing Derby career I was about to give up on him as a Field dog. After some time and training with Mr. Lou and Bobby, I was told the dog should have been the #1 Derby Weim. Mr. Lou suggested/insisted I continue with the dog. Whenever we ran into a problem/issue Mr. Lou always had the answer. The Weim. eventually became the #1 Weim FT dog in 2006. Not only was Mr. Lou a great trainer, he had an eye for talent, and was an excellent motivator. Without Mr. Lou’s encouragement, help, and advice I would have probably given up on field dogs before I really got started. I will always treasure the memories of the time I got to spend and speak with Mr. Lou.
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Location: Baltimore,  Maryland,  USA
Date Posted: 9/25/2007 10:52:52 AM

Name: Brett Bryan
Comments: I am truly sorry to hear this. Please send my condolences to his family. The bird dog world has lost a great one. He was a great bird dog man. If a bird dog was doing something that puzzled me, Mr. Lou always had the answer. I remember the day I spent at his house a few years back. We worked some young dogs. It only took about one minute to figure out that Mr. Lou knew exactly what he was doing with a bird dog. Later on that day, I was to pick out a puppy to take home. I asked Mr. Lou which puppy he would pick between two. Mr. Lou said, "either one, they will both be bird dogs." And he was right, she is. God Bless Mr. Lou! May he find his dogs of the past in their prime, ready, and waiting to hunt with him. I will miss you my friend. God Bless.
Email: brett.bryan@morgankeegan.com
URL: http://www.highntightkennel.com/
Location: Arlington,  TN,  USA
Date Posted: 9/24/2007 8:11:29 AM

Name: Dave
Comments: What else can I add about Lou? You said it all. Lou was my mentor in the 90's through several dogs I owned. He did have the touch and could develop dogs early without sacrifice to run, intensity, style, etc.
Email: dave@brittanys.com
URL: brittanys.com
Location: Cross Plains,  TX, 
Date Posted: 9/22/2007 2:29:11 PM

Name: Walt Steffens
Comments: Bobby, I thought about calling you tonight, decided it was too late. Probably would not have been able to talk to you right now anyway, my grief is so great. I want you to know that Lou never failed to mention your name when we talked. He took great pride in your work w/ GSP s, and in you as a friend. While we will all wonder in the days ahead why Lou had to die now, I think I might have the answer. I can't help but think that St. Peter and God were standing in the bird field yesterday, scratching their heads over what to do with a young dog they screwed up, when someone ( probably Al Sause) walked up to them and told them, " Let me tell you something - The only man who can fix that dog for you is Lou Foehrkolb." I'm thinking that puppy will be steady to wing and shot by Sunday morning and Lou will be standing there, grinning that cocky grin of his, when they ask him how in the @#*% did he do it !
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Location: Chestertown,  MD, 
Date Posted: 9/22/2007 9:41:52 AM

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