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Offline metlhead

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Re: Breed choice
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2020, 08:50:00 AM »
I can attest to the awesomeness of the wirehair breed, but living in Seattle would be the death of one. Going for walks is cute, but they need a lot of space, every day, without leashes. Mine takes 10 minutes before he really opens up, and will just go for hours.

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Re: Breed choice
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2020, 12:05:05 PM »
I have owned a GSP and will never own another.  They are very hyper and need tons of room to run....and they are the dumbest dog alive (please don't let that offend anyone, they are great hunters but dumb otherwise).  I currently own a GWP and a Brittany....both are great dogs.  Our GWP is a huge couch potato and has been her whole life.  She loves to run when out and is super active....but she also loves to cuddle up next to the kids in the house. 

Hands down a GWP would be my pick based on my experiences.   :tup:

LMAO.  Glad someone said it.  I have not seen many smart GSPís.  I was talking to a Pro that got out of training and trialing GSPís.  He said he got sick of dealing with all the dumb ones to find the occasional one that wasnít completely stupid.

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Re: Breed choice
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2020, 01:04:44 PM »
I have owned a GSP and will never own another.  They are very hyper and need tons of room to run....and they are the dumbest dog alive (please don't let that offend anyone, they are great hunters but dumb otherwise).  I currently own a GWP and a Brittany....both are great dogs.  Our GWP is a huge couch potato and has been her whole life.  She loves to run when out and is super active....but she also loves to cuddle up next to the kids in the house. 

Hands down a GWP would be my pick based on my experiences.   :tup:

You are going to offend people with comments like that...

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Re: Breed choice
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2020, 07:06:08 PM »
I can attest to the awesomeness of the wirehair breed, but living in Seattle would be the death of one. Going for walks is cute, but they need a lot of space, every day, without leashes. Mine takes 10 minutes before he really opens up, and will just go for hours.

Im not sure about that... My hunting partner runs his dogs off season about 2-3 times a week and hunts them every other day during the season.  If they actually run  every day I think that would be enough to take the edge off a wirehair. he has told me that if he runs them really hard every 3rd day he can get away with it but he has to run them hard.

That said if you want a real upland dog and live in seattle you have to be committed because they do love to run. I personally know several folks with wire hairs and they are a great versatile dog. ESPECIALLY if you are going to do a lot of upland with the occasional waterfowl.
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Re: Breed choice
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2020, 08:21:36 AM »
I own a GWP and I probably always will. That being said they are like Ferrariís donít get one unless you are ready to deal with the tires breaking free. A well bread GWP will have a lot of drive a lot of prey drive and will be very smart which can bring out some emotions.
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