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by fuzznut
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GWP breeder suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: GWP breeder suggestions

Here is a guy to talk to that has a very nice litter coming up. I know the dogs in the pedigree very well for generations back! Should make good gun dogs, water dogs and nice easy house dogs. He is in Wisconsin- Jesse Schneeburg 262 468 6368. He has a facebook page where you can see the dogs, and is...
by fuzznut
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Complete breed registrations. Ranking and 5-year trends
Replies: 33
Views: 1434

Re: Complete breed registrations. Ranking and 5-year trends

I believe, one reason AKC no longer posts the registration stats for every breed has to do with the AR movement. It was giving them fuel for their fire. Sadly, many of us fell right into the trap, started using limited registration for everything because we thought we were being good stewards of our...
by fuzznut
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Complete breed registrations. Ranking and 5-year trends
Replies: 33
Views: 1434

Re: Complete breed registrations. Ranking and 5-year trends

Ray- you have one of the best memories in the history of man!!! Every time I see you post that story- I smile. Thanks!!!
by fuzznut
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hypersensitive GWP
Replies: 16
Views: 2289

Re: Hypersensitive GWP

I hate to hear this about a breed I love. Plain and simple, too many breeding without knowing a dang thing about the dogs behind the dogs. Some Wires can be drama kings and queens, it can be a learned response to get them out of doing something they don't want to do. But fixing it.... if you have a ...
by fuzznut
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GWP National Field Championships
Replies: 0
Views: 863

GWP National Field Championships

If you want to see a bunch of nice working GWPs and happen to be anywhere near Solon Springs WI in October, come on out to the GWP Nationals Championship and watch. The field events will start on Monday October 9th with the Derby and run through at least Friday with the Amateur Championship, Puppy, ...
by fuzznut
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pedigree Help
Replies: 22
Views: 4746

Re: Pedigree Help

When you are looking at a pedigree, you want to look for the depth of the pedigree. Meaning, is there one FC in the background or 10? Are there multiple MH's behind the names, or just a couple. If you see a whole bunch of dogs in the background with performance titles, you will know that the breeder...
by fuzznut
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Pedigree Help
Replies: 22
Views: 4746

Re: Pedigree Help

It was hot weather and the dogs were going birdless or the ones that did have birds crashed.
So the winner beat all those dog who went bridles or crashed and burned.
by fuzznut
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: CJ
Replies: 38
Views: 10065

Re: CJ

A 15 yr old owner handler won BOB with the GWP this year, and then made the cut in the Sporting group with her. We were very proud of her and her dog. She did all the showing on this pup from the time she got her.
by fuzznut
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: ARCHIVE: Previous Listings SOLD/OLD/GONE
Topic: GWP puppy calander 2017!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 1276

GWP puppy calander 2017!!!

Do you have a Wirehair lover in your house? Need a stocking stuffer.... ???

Only 12 left.....

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater
by fuzznut
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My dog result of inbreeding
Replies: 66
Views: 14905

Re: My dog result of inbreeding

I have always thought that those who utilize line breeding have a direction, and a breeding program.
Those who only outcross are breeding dogs and hoping for the best.

The very best breeders utilize both line breeding with the judicious outcross here and there and know why they are doing it.
by fuzznut
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: My dog result of inbreeding
Replies: 66
Views: 14905

Re: My dog result of inbreeding

TDT- sounds like the breeder of your dog knew what they were doing! Line breeding in and of itself is neither a good or a bad thing, IF you know what you are breeding. If you know the dogs in that pedigree, have seen them, watched them and like what you see- it's a good thing. If you don't know thos...
by fuzznut
Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Two Hours In Three Minutes
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Two Hours In Three Minutes

love your videos! Thank you for putting them together
by fuzznut
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The AR's are gaining on us!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 967

The AR's are gaining on us!!!!

Please take a minute to read this and share with all dog friends! This could happen to any one of us....

https://www.facebook.com/notes/help-sav ... 3968752393
by fuzznut
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What's the size of your training grounds?
Replies: 13
Views: 3446

Re: What's the size of your training grounds?

Raised and trained several FC's on 20 acres with access to about 60 acres owned by neighbors. Luckily we lived in the more rural area of our county, so could road dogs along power lines and some other land nearby.

But almost all serious training was done on our 20
by fuzznut
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vern Grimslid
Replies: 1
Views: 894

Vern Grimslid

Those in the GSP world and GWP world that knew Vern....
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by fuzznut
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bloodlines verses Environment?
Replies: 27
Views: 5438

Re: Bloodlines verses Environment?

Neither is worth a hill of beans without the other.
This site needs a Thumbs Up button!
by fuzznut
Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ACS as best of Sporting Group
Replies: 47
Views: 14861

Re: ACS as best of Sporting Group

Shags, what in the English Setter standard works against dogs in the field?
by fuzznut
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC Limited Registration
Replies: 123
Views: 49082

Re: AKC Limited Registration

The continentals are NOT limited registration. Lets take the DD or DK. They can be bred to a GWP (DD) or a GSp ( DK) and the pups can be registered but registered as GWP or GSP. If they are tested in NAVHDA or VDD and achieve puppy points, they can then be registered in the German system. ummm, don...
by fuzznut
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GWP and DD
Replies: 43
Views: 14055

Re: GWP and DD

in my experience with GWP's and knowing a whole lot of breeders and owners in the other versatile breeds, I can tell you that there are plenty of people breeding for close working dogs. They are out there, and really not that difficult to find However, one persons close working dog may not fit the d...
by fuzznut
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GWP and DD
Replies: 43
Views: 14055

Re: GWP and DD

Al, my apologies if I came off sounding defensive, not my intention in any way. My point was only to show that there are a wide variety of GWP's being bred here today, from close working grouse type dogs to wide ranging chuckar types. Is that a bad thing? IMO, no it isn't. The best part about our br...
by fuzznut
Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GWP and DD
Replies: 43
Views: 14055

Re: GWP and DD

Al, then you have found the perfect group and breed(s) for you.
Aren't we lucky that there are different groups and breeds out there for all of us to use as we see fit and that fit our needs and uses?
by fuzznut
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GWP and DD
Replies: 43
Views: 14055

Re: GWP and DD

There is a lot of diversity in the GWP here in the US. You can find everything from very close working dogs to horizon burners, to everything in between. DD owners love their dogs, GWP owners love their dogs. There are good and bad and middling dogs in each group. Neither has a lock on The Best. DD'...
by fuzznut
Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Champion percentages
Replies: 90
Views: 18286

Re: Field Champion percentages

ugly for sure, but lucky a pugs only job in life is to be funny and a lap warmer.
by fuzznut
Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Reoccuring UTI
Replies: 7
Views: 2007

Re: Reoccuring UTI

also suggest cranberry- works for human females as well. Our Wirehair bitch puppies get this sometimes because they are sometime a wee bit hairy there and the urine will wick back up and cause problems. Keep the area clean as you can, and she should outgrow it as she gets taller. Some bitches squat ...
by fuzznut
Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Field Champion percentages
Replies: 90
Views: 18286

Re: Field Champion percentages

As a side note: I do believe that we should breed for extremities in function to avoid drag on the breed. This is pretty much what the show end of the breeds think as well. If this tall is good then a wee bit taller might be better. If this much side go is good, then let's breed for the extreme, co...
by fuzznut
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Breeding Question
Replies: 25
Views: 5510

Re: Breeding Question

have you asked why they chose to breed this bitch? Could be her qualities, and those of her litter mates outshine this one fault. A level bite is not wanted in most breeds, but in all honesty, if that is her worst fault, and if bites in general are not a known problem in the line.... I would not get...
by fuzznut
Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pancreatitis
Replies: 21
Views: 6241

Re: pancreatitis

pancreatitis is not something to mess around with, it can kill! One of mine came down with it about 2 yrs ago, spent almost a week at the ER on fluids. Fed him a super low fat diet for about 5 months then slowly transitioned him back to his regular food. How it happened... we will never know. He got...
by fuzznut
Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Eating Too Fast, Tried Everything
Replies: 15
Views: 4057

Re: Eating Too Fast, Tried Everything

Another thing you can try... toss his food on the ground by the handful, make him look for it and find it kibble by kibble. I had to do that with one of my guys. Not only does it force them to eat slower, but it gives them something to do as well. Another option is to use muffin tins... a little in ...
by fuzznut
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Curled tail
Replies: 13
Views: 3669

Re: Curled tail

Just nit-picking here, but- Actually, the pointer breed standard calls for a bee-sting tail,.... "Tail-Heavier at the root., tapering to a fine point. Length no greater than to hock. A tail longer than this or docked must be penalized. Carried without curl, and not more than 20 degrees above the lin...
by fuzznut
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Wide Running Dog
Replies: 20
Views: 4896

Re: Wide Running Dog

Even though you don't hunt, your dog hopefully has it bred into her to hunt. I suggest you get that pooch out and let her do what her genetics are telling her to do. The up side is that you will also learn to trust her, she you and you will both have a good time. When you see her doing what she was ...
by fuzznut
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: hunting poodle
Replies: 87
Views: 27157

Re: hunting poodle

by fuzznut
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Watching Westminster?
Replies: 50
Views: 10902

Re: Watching Westminster?

of course I watched... it's tradition!
Happy to see the Beagle take home the BIS! She deserved it
by fuzznut
Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC field trial question
Replies: 25
Views: 6261

Re: AKC field trial question

All breeds at All AKC trials may be either collared or heeled away from a find.
by fuzznut
Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Brittany coat grooming
Replies: 17
Views: 5486

Re: Brittany coat grooming

Two other tools you might consider- a Furminator and Mars Coat King. The Furminator will remove a ton of dead undercoat and allow the coat to lie flatter and smoother. Use it every couple of weeks to keep it down to a dull roar. The Coat King will take both undercoat and the longer outer coat off. T...
by fuzznut
Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: puppy tantrum on leash.....
Replies: 18
Views: 6048

Re: puppy tantrum on leash.....

Once i learned about stake outs and puppies,..... life with the little devils went so much smoother!!! 8 wks old, stake em out. Agree with everyone, let them fight on the chain and learn how to give in to the collar pressure. It works!
by fuzznut
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Dual Champions
Replies: 82
Views: 33128

Re: Best Dual Champions

I thought I deleted my post above, but obviously it didn't go away. After I posted it, realized how bad it sounded. The point I guess I was trying to make is..... each breed looks at its Duals differently. Some breeds, clubs and individuals give a DC high regard. In others, they are looked at as so ...
by fuzznut
Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Dual Champions
Replies: 82
Views: 33128

Re: Best Dual Champions

they are out there, if you are interested,, you will find out who they are.
Most of us who own those dogs just are not into the bragging.... we know who they are, what they did, and what they produced.
by fuzznut
Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is silver ever a GSP or Pointer color?
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

Re: Is silver ever a GSP or Pointer color?

if you want a pet, go for it. If you want a GSP to do something with for yourself or the future of the GSP breed, walk away.
by fuzznut
Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Dual Champions
Replies: 82
Views: 33128

Re: Best Dual Champions

Adam, that is a DC to be proud of!

Duals that can do both, and compete at the highest levels of both are to be highly commended.

They are far and few between, whether by owners wants and needs, or the limitations of the dog....but those that can and do... Bravo!
by fuzznut
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Difference between a 1hr vs 30 minute dog
Replies: 35
Views: 8838

Re: Difference between a 1hr vs 30 minute dog

wish this site had a "like" button. Doc Favor is right, there are dogs who hunt an hour (all should be able to do that) and then there are competition 1 hr dogs. And unless and until you have been there, done that....
by fuzznut
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Difference between a 1hr vs 30 minute dog
Replies: 35
Views: 8838

Re: Difference between a 1hr vs 30 minute dog

Conditioning is certainly important, but some dogs simply don't have the heart or bottom to do it all for 60 minutes.
by fuzznut
Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Dual Champions
Replies: 82
Views: 33128

Re: Best Dual Champions

There are DC's that finished each title and have never been seen again in either the field or the show ring. They finished what their owners set out to accomplish and that was enough for them, or the dogs just were not good enough to continue. Then, there are the DC's that go on and continue to comp...
by fuzznut
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Please share! Help Chubby find his way home.
Replies: 13
Views: 3069

Re: Please share! Help Chubby find his way home.

shared it to my Facebook page. Hopefully more will and maybe this pooches owner will find him
by fuzznut
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: AKC's Vice Presidents thoughts on E-Collar use
Replies: 83
Views: 22639

Re: AKC's Vice Presidents thoughts on E-Collar use

Gamekeeper, if you feels this way, why dual register? Just stick with AF and be done with it.
by fuzznut
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Got a Live One Here
Replies: 29
Views: 13064

Re: Got a Live One Here

biggest mistake I see most people make when working on getting a puppy to come in to you is they tend to want to catch them and leash them up right away. Practice (check cord work) calling them to you and immediately allowing them to run free again. A bit of a pat on the head, piece of a treat, lots...
by fuzznut
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Problem with Foxes
Replies: 29
Views: 9715

Re: Problem with Foxes

most people think foxes are much bigger then they really are. Any sporting dog or terrier can make short work of one if confronted. However, as long as they are healthy they do a great job of keeping the vermin under control. Personally I loved to see them trot by our house in PA. The terriers howev...
by fuzznut
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: No Women in the Field?
Replies: 33
Views: 13714

Re: No Women in the Field?

find the same deal at World Wide Sportsman stores. A thousand square ft for mens stuff, at 30 for women's. And then most of it cute type of clothes, not hard working types of things. Columbia has even turned into a cutsey clothing company for woman....
by fuzznut
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: GWP Pup Range
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Re: GWP Pup Range

Time and experience. A 6 mos. old GWP is a baby.... get him out as much as you can. Get birds when you can, let him chase and have a grand time! Until you see that fire in his eyes... he can do no wrong. Enjoy this puppy hood- it goes way too fast.