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Which is the best pointing dog breed to suit your needs?

Which is the best pointing dog breed to suit your needs?

English Pointer
12
10%
GSP
43
36%
GWP
11
9%
Setter (All types)
17
14%
Bracco Italiano (Italian Pointer)
0
No votes
Braque du Bourbonnais (Bourbonnais Pointer)
0
No votes
Braque Francais (French Pointer)
0
No votes
Brittany
22
18%
GLP (German Longhaired Pointer)
1
1%
Vizsla
5
4%
Portugese Pointer
0
No votes
Pudelpointer
1
1%
Munsterlander (Small or/and Large)
1
1%
Weimaraner
5
4%
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
3
2%
Other
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 121

Which is the best pointing dog breed to suit your needs?

Postby tony.a » Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:27 pm

Hello everyone

Am new to this forum

Am just posting this question out of curiosity, just to see what everyone things.
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Postby wannabe » Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:44 pm

I have owned, trained, and hunted over several of the breeds listed. If I were to list my top 5 choices, it would be:

1. GWP
2. GSP
3. Pointer
4. Vizsla
5. English Setter
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Postby Danro » Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:58 pm

wannabe wrote:1. GWP


Wow. That sure is a funny way to spell Brittany.
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Postby Don » Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:11 pm

Your not nailing me down that easy. I'd go for top five:


1) E. Setter, GPS, E Pointer

2) Vizla, Brittany

Of course this is not really fair as I've never seen a decent Red Setter and I'd like to. I've also never seen a Gordon that did it for me But have heard some are very good?
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Postby h20fwlkillr » Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:45 pm

Gordons tend to be softer natured than most setters. I have seen some good ones and they are a thing of beauty in the field.
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Postby wannabe » Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:21 pm

Danro wrote:
wannabe wrote:1. GWP


Wow. That sure is a funny way to spell Brittany.

My second bird dog was a Brittany. I don't think I'll make that mistake twice.
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Postby Don » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:19 pm

wannabe wrote:
Danro wrote:
wannabe wrote:1. GWP


Wow. That sure is a funny way to spell Brittany.

My second bird dog was a Brittany. I don't think I'll make that mistake twice.


I am not a big fan of Britt's but one of my favorite dogs I ever worked with was a Britt. Matter of fact I'd have gladly owned her. If one is all you tried, don't condem them all to soon. What didn't you like about it?
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Postby highcotton » Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:49 pm

I like good birddogs :lol:
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Postby zachsdad » Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:00 pm

I have 3 Britts and an English Pointer, but if I had my way I'd have one of all of 'em!
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Postby bean1031 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:36 pm

ive never had a pointer but I would try a gwp
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Postby Ayres » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:53 pm

I've hunted behind all kinds, and can't find a flaw with any breed. A good dog is a good dog. So long as they hunt the way I want 'em to hunt, and all will with proper training, I'll take 'em.

One misconception I had when getting my dog was that a smaller dog would be more suited to apartment life (I was still in school when I got my viz, Justus). I quickly found out that the size of the dog does not have any impact whatsoever on its exercise requirements. Small dogs still need as much exercise as bigger dogs. Therefore, now I believe that just about any pointing breed will be okay so long as you like what you're getting into with them.
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Postby Hotpepper » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:36 am

I personally hate to see any hunting dog breed be the most popular. I do own 5 of them however.

How long has the lab been the #1 breed?

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Postby cancrkkennels » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:19 pm

I hunt and guide with griffons and also own gsp's love them both
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