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#1 pjmc

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:13 pm

I'm thinking of getting myself a gwp starting to do a bit of work,but from talking to a few good hunting men and good dog men recently they tell me that they are known to be hard of the mouth???can anyone tell me more??

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 12:47 pm

The one I had & all the others I seen working around me never had hard mouths. Powerful dogs but no hard mouth.


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 06:22 pm

Nope thats a load of bollocks, Im sure there are gwps with hard mouths just as there are spaniels and labs with hard mouths. But I know lots of them and hard mouths aren't a problem



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:52 pm

Thats grand lad just putting it out there cause few of these guys were saying I'd be safer with the french griffon if I could come across 1, that they are the very same article but just a little gentler of the mouth.but the gwp I love they are a class act.

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 09:20 pm

Thats grand lad just putting it out there cause few of these guys were saying I'd be safer with the french griffon if I could come across 1, that they are the very same article but just a little gentler of the mouth.but the gwp I love they are a class act.

 There is Griffon blood in the mix but they are not the same.

 

Good luck with whatever you choose.



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Posted 18 January 2015 - 09:33 pm

Ye I was thinking that alright they are a fine animal too,big strong dog.your country is full of them isn't it??

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 02:41 am

Ye I was thinking that alright they are a fine animal too,big strong dog.your country is full of them isn't it??

pjmc, they aren't the most common gun dogs. But we have two types over here. The first is the AKC version called a German Wirehaired Pointer. These are not considered the best for hunting. That is not just my opinion and I don't mean to offend anyone. The second is the German breed club version. These are the originals and are subjected to testing to ensure that their versatile abilities remain intact. Mine is this type so maybe I'm a little bit prejudiced. :whistling:

 

I would say that a good Griffon is a nice choice for a hunting dog. But they are not the same as a Wirehair.

 

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 08:57 pm

Ah right very good that I didn't know,fair play to you for that info it's great to get it before I turn around and make the wrong move.do u breed them urself mickey or just u just keep them,
Well look I think ur dead right if u know your dog and it's breeding you may as well sing it's praises.

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 09:12 pm

My friend like to hunt with this dogs, he has 3 dogs in his kennel

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Hi hunt with GWP for: snipe, quail, partridge, pheasant, duck ....

 

All dogs in his kennel like to retrieve and no problem with hard mouth.

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 10:21 pm

Well nick cheers for the photos you're mates 3 really look the part.i see the bitch on the left must have pups.do yous find them too have good stamina that they could hunt all day?

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 09:42 am

Yes, his dogs can work all day.

When the day is very hot, hi hunt till the wind is good and strong for quail hunting.  After hi going to swamp and hunt duck.

 

Exactly hi is a big fan of  GWP, hi spends a lot of time in the field.

Since March, he drives the swamp for training their dogs on jacksnipe, great snipe. In Summer switch to partridge and quail. In August, when the hunting season starts his the dogs in good shape and bring the flair of the hunt.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:58 pm

Good stuff it all sounds good.they are class photos you put up.il just have to get my hands on the right dog now and see how it goes

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 08:02 pm

My pointer is not hard mouthed at all neither are his father or mother on feather. But when they get hold of fur (fox) its like they are different dogs.

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 11:19 am

there are all gundog breeds that *can* be hard in the mouth, GWP arent known for it, and not every single one is. its all about training.

 

very nice dogs if you do decide to get one, i prefer the slovakian rough haired pointer, or the GSP but GWP are very nice dogs, and are on my list to own!



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 01:23 pm

Well lads being awhile since I first started this post but since then I have got new kennels built and ready for my new gwp.it hasn't been the easiest job comeing across the right dog but at last I think I have her,I'm driving 4hrs to look at her Saturday.shes 15 or 16 months old has some obidence work done sitting healing retrieving of land and water, and only set a few times but didn't hold for very long she ran in and flushed the bird but that's basically it.she should be ok I think she's at a nice age to keep at her now and get her out in sept.anyting else I should look out for with her.thanks chaps


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