Last October I had to put my German Wirehaired Pointer down after 14 years of faithful service. I went pheasant hunting in SD this year without a dog. While I had fun, it was not the same and I doubt I will ever go bird hunting again without a good dog. After some research I have determined I want to try a Wirehaired Griffon. Does anyone have any experience with this breed? Are there any breeders in Alaska? Thanks in advance for any information.