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A little unusual

A little unusual

Now, you folks may laugh, but I just put some water wings on my pug dogs.

They do fine, as long as they're not retrieving birds bigger than they are.

'Course, that pretty much limits 'em to buffleheads and teal....
 

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gsp

gsp

i like german shorthaired pointers and german wiredhair pointers. My shorthaired does fine all year round
 

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Just ordered a GSP yesterday. She will be in on Saturday, she is coming from Wisconsin
 

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I picked up a German Wirehaired Pointer last Nov and look forward to hunting over her this fall. Grew up hunting one and was impressed to say the least with her versatality. Looks like the grouse population is up in numbers so it should be a fun time.
 

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Got my GSP about 3 weeks ago, great sense of smell and very smart dog, cant wait until she is old enough to hunt.

Terry
 

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I had a German Shorthair for a long time. He was a great dog. Water retrieved anything, course rabbits, point birds and would blood trail. I took him through the dog hunting course when I was stationed in Germany and had a great time with him. He was better at hunting then I was. :) Sure do miss him.
 

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wirehaired pointing griffons

wirehaired pointing griffons

We have two of these dogs (m/f) and they are well suited for Alaska and cold, wet climates with their double-layered coat and long hair.
They are as adept at pointing upland game as they are in the duck blind with their webbed feet and aggresive retrieves. These dogs love to please and they hunt hard.
I posted a pic, many have no clue what these dogs look like.
For further info check out:
www.awpga.com/
Well worth a look.
 
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Nice looking dog Fullcurl, first pointing Griffon I have seen outside a book or magazine. Very similar to Wire haired pointers much thicker coats!
 

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thanks Bronco...

thanks Bronco...

heres a shot of our bitch, Maggie. Shes sports a more typical grey coat than our brown male, Alf.
Shorthairs are fantastic dogs but overall they suffer in the extreme cold that griffs do well in.
 
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Deutsch Drahthaar

Deutsch Drahthaar

I hunt with VDD registered Drahthaars, they are a great all around dog. Definately worth checking out. http://vdd-gna.org
 

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Love em all...

Love em all...

I have three bird dogs, Weimaraner, Chessapeake and a Brittany. All have done a great job for me. I have hunted over several other breeds (German wirehairs, english pointers and setters, visla, shorthairs, spainiels, labs etc.) with a bit of training any one of the breeds will do the job. I believe it is a matter of personal preference and how much work you want to put into the dog. I grew up hunting ruffed grouse in Vermont without a dog. I shot plenty, but would not enjoy it nearly as much wihtout a dog now that I have seen them work.
 

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PS- puppies

PS- puppies

My Brittany is being bred this week, if all goes well puppies will be available in December. Hips and eyes have been checked, quality bloodlines and from proven trial/hunting stock.
 

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That Drahthaar looks to be an interesting breed. I can honestly say this is the first time I've heard of them.

Burke, I sure wish I was in a place where I could get a Brittany from you. My dad and I kept Brittanies while I was growing up for grouse and pheasant, among other uppland game birds. They are absolutely loveable as well as a great hunting dog. They all loved the hunt. Ever since I joined the military back in 1988, I have wanted to get another Brittany, but I move around a lot due to assignments and can never guarantee that I'll be able to find a landlord that allows a dog. Ah well...one day.

Hope everything turns out well with the litter.
 

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Drahthaar

Drahthaar

I've passed the VDD Breed Club tests with my Drahthaar (which include, pointing, duck search, tracking, blind retrieves, blood tracking) plus earned a NAVHDA 204 Prize 1, HRC-HR and NAHRA. I also guide upland hunters in California during the winters. She is aexcellent on grouse to!

Really a versatile breed. I have worked with alot of other breeds and I'm sold on the DD!

Jenny
http://meadowlakes.us/drahthaar.htm
 

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English Setters

English Setters

My favorite bird dog is the english setter. I like their temperment and the way they hunt and move. To me half the fun is watching the dogs. I have nothing against any other breed as I have hunted behind english pointers, GSP's, GWP, Etc., and own a brittany (to go with the three setters in the kennels). This guestion is like discussing which is the best car. Its all in what satisfies the individual.
 

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french brittany

french brittany

I placed an order for a french brittany for the spring, can't wait!! Any one else using a brittany??
 

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Brittany

Brittany

Thunder_chicken, I have a 2 year old Britt that loves to hunt. Just cant take him out when its colder than about 0.

Burke: Do you have buyers for all your pups yet? Id be intrested in a femail if there is one available. Where in the state are you?
 

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