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    Default Coal's first ptarmigan and training w quail

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    Very nice, Burke! And I will say it again. That is a good looking pup!
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

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    Great pictures, what kind of dog?

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    Sweeeet! Let the adventure begin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by limon32 View Post
    Great pictures, what kind of dog?
    Coal is a wire haired pointing griffon.
    Burke, do they usually bob the tail? I like the look of the tail being long.
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cod View Post
    Coal is a wire haired pointing griffon.
    Burke, do they usually bob the tail? I like the look of the tail being long.
    Yes, tails are docked. The docking is done primarily because certain breeds just don't have a very solid or protected tail...meaning they have little to no fur/hair towards the end of the tail. To leave them long would submit them to abusing the tail in the brush and then they would be susceptible to infection and discomfort. The length of the docking varies between breeds and sometimes even between breeders and vets. My two Brittanys for example have both been docked and the length is very different. One is barely a nub while the other is 3 or 4 inches. When they are of docking age (cant remember what that is, but is pretty young) they have different ways of measuring the tail to be docked. I have been told that for the Brittany it has been the width of a dime to the width of a nickel depending on who is making the decision. I believe the docking length can change with the times or the current "style". The WPG tails are docked somewhere between 1/2 and 1/3 the normal length. I like a little bit longer length too.
    I once saw Visla with a full tail...it was very thin and hairless at the end. It was easy to see how it could easily become beat up and abused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limon32 View Post
    Great pictures, what kind of dog?
    As Cod says, she is a Wire Haired Pointing Griffon (WPG) or Griff for short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cod View Post
    Very nice, Burke! And I will say it again. That is a good looking pup!
    Thank You Cod.

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    Hey Burke
    Coal is looking good! She sure has a nice coat.

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    Way to go, Coal!

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    Hey Burke, what kennel or breeder did you pick up Coal from? Looking into getting a wpg also. Great looking pup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripset View Post
    Hey Burke, what kennel or breeder did you pick up Coal from? Looking into getting a wpg also. Great looking pup.

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    I got her from Grant Loveless in Idaho at Snake River Griffons. You can google them... If you want to talk to others with his dogs, I know of three others here locally that came from him. One of them is an older dog, the others are puppies.

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