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by Winglish
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hearing to Ban all Hunting Dogs in California
Replies: 55
Views: 23731

Re: Hearing to Ban all Hunting Dogs in California

See that little Griff puppy in my avatar? He got into a strychnine bait while we were out hunting. I watched him go blind, staggering around and foaming at the mouth. Then came convulsions. My long time bud died right in front of me. I can help my dog out of a leg hold type trap. Big conibear traps ...
by Winglish
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: What dog food are you using currently?
Replies: 170
Views: 54677

Re: What dog food are you using currently?

The Pride Pro Series 26/20 Chicken Protein & Rice
by Winglish
Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Traditional Grain-Based Foods vs. Grain-Free Foods - Vote
Replies: 37
Views: 7722

Re: Traditional Grain-Based Foods vs. Grain-Free Foods - Vote

I put my female on grain-free food throughout her pregnancy and until the pups went home. The reason I chose to do this was so that pup buyers could make up their own mind about whether or not to feed grains to their pup. I personally do feed a food with grains and my dogs do great on it.
by Winglish
Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: therapy/service dogs?
Replies: 34
Views: 8955

Re: therapy/service dogs?

Jim, the puppy in my avatar was purchased for service and is trained and registered as a working service dog. She is a wirehaired pointing griffon. She sheds probably a million times less than my Lab. The breed as a whole is typically friendly, intelligent, biddable, and mellow. That might be a dire...
by Winglish
Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....
Replies: 126
Views: 14077

Re: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....

Diabetic odor is quite strong and my friends wife who's a nurse can sense it because she's been around it so much. No doubt she's got a good nose, surprisingly it's not extraordinarily large :D
Does she run fast? Range? :lol:
by Winglish
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....
Replies: 126
Views: 14077

Re: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....

No, it was a Brittany, and yes, they detect blood sugar levels by the odor the body gives off. The family was told to look at "hunting" breeds because of the acuity of their noses. They determined the Brittany was the "look" of dog they preferred. The mother trained the dog herself in conjunction w...
by Winglish
Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....
Replies: 126
Views: 14077

Re: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....

Would you believe that a bitch with a FC title bred to a NAFC sire produced a pup that was a Diabetic Detection Dog for a 6 year old girl - accompanied her everywhere she went. Someone forgot to tell the new owners that it would be impossible for such a pedigree to produce a dog capable of being th...
by Winglish
Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....
Replies: 126
Views: 14077

Re: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....

Winglish, Holy cow, you weren't kidding about the barrel chest in your dog. I just zoomed in on your avatar. Forgive my ignorance, but what breed of dog is that, it's built like a hog! How much does it weigh? You sure you don't have some of Ross's guard rail blood in that puppy? The mask looks a li...
by Winglish
Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....
Replies: 126
Views: 14077

Re: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....

You obviously have no idea what a chain gang is used for and why dogs behave the way they do in it. Very true. While old hat to the retrieving games, I don't have much experience at pointing dog trials. I'm learning. Wheres Yawallac when you need him. Hes got a couple of those EP that arent any goo...
by Winglish
Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....
Replies: 126
Views: 14077

Re: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....

I have one of those big running All Age dogs and I hunt him on foot. I bought him after I took him out hunting as a pup and I saw what an outstanding hunting dog he could become. He had the nose, speed, style everything I wanted in a hunting dog. As he grew up and matured he became true AA dog. I a...
by Winglish
Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....
Replies: 126
Views: 14077

Re: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....

As I breeder I would strive to create a dog that has no limitations on its abilities and applications - it will range if you need it to, it will babysit small children and it will retrieve what you send it for. To imply that any of those on incongruous with one another is simply to sell a dog short...
by Winglish
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....
Replies: 126
Views: 14077

Re: A good dog, is a good dog, is a good dog....

I would not actively seek to own a true AA dog. I am a foot hunter without horses. That 1,500 yard dog is certainly NOT better suited for me than a 2-400 yard dog. The AA dog would be an ill-suited frustration for most foot hunters. I also prefer to actually watch the dog work. I don't want to be wa...
by Winglish
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: High Standard dog food
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: High Standard dog food

I had the worst results with this food that I have ever had with a dog food.
by Winglish
Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Working the youngster
Replies: 18
Views: 3251

Re: Working the youngster

Thanks everyone, regarding all the PM's his pedigree is in my signature.
...and you have to log in to see the signature. :wink:
http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/4genview.php?id=4352

Beautiful pup! I often wish I had purchased one of Dean's pups when he bred Sweet Shot.
by Winglish
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feed or Food???
Replies: 20
Views: 4280

Re: Feed or Food???

The Cambridge (British) definition of the noun feed is "food that is used to feed animals that are not pets".

Oxford, however, defines the noun feed as "a meal for an animal" or "food for animals or plants".

It seems even the dictionaries have different definitions.
by Winglish
Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: 870 Express or Stoeger Uplander???
Replies: 12
Views: 4285

Re: 870 Express or Stoeger Uplander???

There is a reason that the 870 is so popular and rated so high, 2nd most shootable shotgun. You can't throw something like that out there without naming the 1st! :P Of the two you listed, I would go with the 870. A gun you might consider looking at is the Weatherby SA-08. I bought one prior to hunt...
by Winglish
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy Selection at 5 Weeks
Replies: 24
Views: 3927

Re: Puppy Selection at 5 Weeks

The eggs after they are ovulated, take 48 hours to become ripe and able to be fertilized by the sperm. The eggs are only viable for another 48 hours for the sperm to fertilize them. Thus there is only a 48 hour window for fertilization. The most a pup can be older or younger than its littermates is...
by Winglish
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy Selection at 5 Weeks
Replies: 24
Views: 3927

Re: Puppy Selection at 5 Weeks

If you have been watching the pups from 6-8 weeks you can sure tell who is going to be a big bruiser and who is going to be on the smaller side. I think you can also tell which pup is bold/confident all the way down to that shy / fearful pup. Funny story- On my last litter the guy with the second p...
by Winglish
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WireHaired Pointing Griffon Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 5739

Re: WireHaired Pointing Griffon Questions

This is a very old thread that got resurrected. :lol: Saying a WPG has hair instead of fur so it doesn't shed as much is a complete marketing ploy. If you want to get technical about it a porcupine quill is hair, genetically. Would you not agree that what comes out of a porcupine is very different t...
by Winglish
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Do you have a go-to backup dog food?
Replies: 18
Views: 4023

Re: Do you have a go-to backup dog food?

Anyone have a dog that refuses to eat on the road? I live in Tiny Town, USA, and have to feed what is available at the local store. It's either that or drive 60 miles round trip to buy dog food. No thanks. Our little market carries a brand called Ultra Advantage that is certainly not the highest qu...
by Winglish
Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Have you switched brands because of taste?
Replies: 11
Views: 1962

Re: Have you switched brands because of taste?

I have yet to hear of a Lab that leaves food, so maybe she isn't crazy about it. My Lab won't touch Royal Canin for Labradors. He sniffs it and walks away. I got some free bags and I even tried mixing it in with some other food. He would methodically pick through the food and leave the Royal Canin ...
by Winglish
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What bird dog breed is the most affectionate?
Replies: 19
Views: 6204

Re: What bird dog breed is the most affectionate?

How about a related question: what hunting breed, if there is one, and recognizing that individuals within breeds differ so greatly, would create the best service dog - as in seeing eye dog, assistance dog for the physically disabled, therapy dog for kids with autism, or mentally ill, or geriatric ...
by Winglish
Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wire Haired Pointing Griffon....
Replies: 14
Views: 4710

Re: Wire Haired Pointing Griffon....

I have two WPG's. One doesn't shed much at all. I'm talking miniscule, negligible amounts. The other one sheds some. I agree with the 1000% less than a Lab comment. I have one of those as well. :roll: The mess a bearded, wire-haired dog makes with a wet dirty beard and wet dirty feet is far worse th...
by Winglish
Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What to do with Rabbit points?
Replies: 15
Views: 2548

Re: What to do with Rabbit points?

I hunt rabbits and birds alike with my dogs. If they hold steady on point I shoot. The idea that shooting pointed rabbits would somehow diminish a dog's bird hunting ability or desire is ridiculous. I agree that it's not a good idea to shoot at a rabbit when the dog has broken point and/or given cha...
by Winglish
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WireHaired Pointing Griffon Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 5739

Re: WireHaired Pointing Griffon Questions

Shorthaired dogs shed more, long haired dogs shed less. But the hairs on the long haired dogs are longer (duh) so it comes out the same. Anyone who tells you that a breed of dogs doesn't shed, is marketing. I don't pipe in much, but now is the time for a little education. Wirehaired pointing griffo...
by Winglish
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attitudes High Finance as a stud dog....?
Replies: 101
Views: 21477

Re: Attitudes High Finance as a stud dog....?

IMO, a great Attitude dog to breed to is Honky Tonk Gigolo. Fantastic pedigree and super conformation.
:lol: Nothin' like a good ole daddy-daughter date! :lol:
by Winglish
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Attitudes High Finance as a stud dog....?
Replies: 101
Views: 21477

Re: Attitudes High Finance as a stud dog....?

Rob, can you live with a litter of excellent hunting dogs even if they don't turn into winners in the trial game? It sounds to me like that's about the worst thing you could end up with here. Do the breeding if you'll be asking yourself "What if" for the rest of your life. I do think Rich H. brings ...
by Winglish
Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: lesser known breeds
Replies: 38
Views: 6161

Re: lesser known breeds

I was just teasin', fellers. :lol: A good dog is a good dog. There are prime examples from any of the hunting breeds. I know plenty of those overgrown Chinese-hairless-looking dogs that are pheasant finding machines.
by Winglish
Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: lesser known breeds
Replies: 38
Views: 6161

Re: lesser known breeds

To each there own, and one persons perception of a good dog can and will be different then another. But remember this. If you need brain surgery you don't go to a General Practitioner, right? You go to a brain surgeon. If you want a classy pointing dog, why go to a "lesser known" or "versatile bree...
by Winglish
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Flat Coated Retreiver or Griffon? or?????
Replies: 7
Views: 1801

Re: Flat Coated Retreiver or Griffon? or?????

Another thing to remember or keep in mind about an WPG is they tend to be very much a 1 person dog. So much so that some of them can be a bit of a problem to have around. :o GUNSMOKE, I've never heard anything like this before in my life, nor has it been my experience at all! I really think you've ...
by Winglish
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: GSP, feeling poorly
Replies: 11
Views: 2139

Re: GSP, feeling poorly

There is a dog flu going around this year. Not everybody vomits and has diarrhea every time they get sick. Dogs can get sick just like humans. I would have done the blood work just to be sure, but if Zeke's happy and fine now I'll bet he was just feeling under the weather.
by Winglish
Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What?!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 6642

Re: What?!!!

I got to see my first cesky fousek about a month ago, and I would've never guessed right on that one. How many of you are going to go google that one right now? I'm not! And, no, there's no CF in my WPG and we're quite happy about that. :lol: 3Britts, tell your son I know some Labs that will gladly...
by Winglish
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WH pointing griffon vs. French Brittney
Replies: 34
Views: 6023

Re: WH pointing griffon vs. French Brittney

vanessacr, pm sent.
by Winglish
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WH pointing griffon vs. French Brittney
Replies: 34
Views: 6023

Re: WH pointing griffon vs. French Brittney

Vanessacr, I love my Griff! Texscala pretty much summed him up. He hunts really well and retrieves anything that's been shot no matter where it lands. He sort of melts in the heat but lives for the winter and snow and does really nice water work. He's wonderful with children and every Griff I've met...
by Winglish
Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: treads and tracks
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: treads and tracks

I have one and it was fairly a nightmare to get a working model. It took months to receive in the first place and then the one I got broke the first time I took it out. The antenna just fell right out without being bumped or anything. Scott did replace the launcher within probably two weeks and now ...
by Winglish
Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which breed sheds the least?
Replies: 43
Views: 16254

Re: Which breed sheds the least?

Winglish wrote: Kind of makes one wonder why the shorthair isn't called the shortfur, doesn't it? EddieF wrote: Well now I don't know what to think Haar= hair or fur. Kurzhaar, Drahthaar, Langhaar all have the same name in German. It's a mistranslation to hair in English because we have separate wo...
by Winglish
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which breed sheds the least?
Replies: 43
Views: 16254

Re: Which breed sheds the least?

Kind of makes one wonder why the shorthair isn't called the shortfur, doesn't it? :wink:
by Winglish
Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Which breed sheds the least?
Replies: 43
Views: 16254

Re: Which breed sheds the least?

Let's get down to the science behind shedding. Hair doesn't shed like fur. Does your hair shed off of your head? Somewhat, but not like the Lab or GSP, right? That's why wire hair ed dogs shed less than other breeds. They have hair and not fur. My WPG sheds little to none at all. My Lab sheds everyw...
by Winglish
Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to pick between breeds
Replies: 31
Views: 6236

Re: How to pick between breeds

I would agree with almost all of this...The part about the slowest and closest working pointer I wouldnt. Slow isn't the right word. My dog can run like a rocket when he wants to. I guess his hunting style is more methodical than a lot of other dogs. He's very deliberate and thorough in his search....
by Winglish
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to pick between breeds
Replies: 31
Views: 6236

Re: How to pick between breeds

Winglish, what's your Spinone's name? Griffon, man, he's a WPG. His official name right now is Scooby Dooby du Bois JH. I hope to change the initials at the end of his name soon. :wink: that pooch needs a little hand-stripping, lol That photo was when I was thinking of running him in some shows. Th...
by Winglish
Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to pick between breeds
Replies: 31
Views: 6236

Re: How to pick between breeds

Hmmm I'm speechless. :wink: Aw, everybody's dog launches a surprise attack kiss once in awhile, don't they? Maybe you've seen that episode of Charlie Brown when Snoopy gets Lucy...She yells "Yuck! I've been kissed by a dog!" Let me tell you something, beagles are nothing compared to the griffon. Ve...
by Winglish
Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Wolf or Coyote???
Replies: 53
Views: 12633

Re: Wolf or Coyote???

Google image the word "coywolf".
by Winglish
Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How to pick between breeds
Replies: 31
Views: 6236

Re: How to pick between breeds

Just get the best WPG you can find and be done with it! They do everything you mentioned you wanted to do and are the smartest, best looking, most loyal, have the best breath (you don't know how to kiss a woman until you've been mouthed by a griff!), love children, gentlest, and everything else. :wi...
by Winglish
Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Newest Addition to the Team
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: Newest Addition to the Team

Robin Goodfellow? You mean his call name isn't Puck? Criminal! :wink:
by Winglish
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What breed of dog would you NEVER want to own?
Replies: 62
Views: 9695

Re: What breed of dog would you NEVER want to own?

I think it's funny to see some people's responses to the dislikes of others. I'm so glad we're all different! I don't like the following breeds: 1. Pit bulls- have had several ugly encounters with them and the bad taste lingers. 2. Dachsund- my best friend had one growing up and anyone who touched m...
by Winglish
Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The Ideal Breed for me... and game bird thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 5066

Re: The Ideal Breed for me... and game bird thoughts

You need a NAVHDA bred Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, WPG for short. Go to AKC's website and read the standard. They aren't called the "Supreme Gundog" for nothing. These dogs will fit all of your requirements and more. On the plus side, they also don't shed because they have hair and not fur. You do ...
by Winglish
Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GWP vs WPG vs Pointer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1458

Re: GWP vs WPG vs Pointer?

I guess I'll reply about the WPG since there aren't a ton of griff owners. Griffons do not generally run big and won't be seen winning many field trials. They are a close working, methodical dog by standard. They don't tolerate the heat very well and perform much better in the cold. The griffon is a...
by Winglish
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best Bird Dog
Replies: 30
Views: 6155

Re: Best Bird Dog

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon- See folks, that was easy!
by Winglish
Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo contest - April
Replies: 107
Views: 31879

Re: Photo contest - April

Here are a few of my buddies: http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh44/BirdDogger/GusTakesAiratSaltCreek.jpg http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh44/BirdDogger/IMG_4190030.jpg http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh44/BirdDogger/GusintoSaltCreek.jpg http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh44/BirdDogger/Sc...