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The Norse god of mischief and chaos. She's 8wks old and a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.
 

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Cute......I like the coloring. How big will she get?

Watch out for those who believe that anything but a pound dog is immoral! :blush2:

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Cute dog. You should have adopted a cat from the shelter though :) :).

Just kiddin'. Well, the shelter part anyway.
 

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Len J said:
Cute......I like the coloring. How big will she get?

Watch out for those who believe that anything but a pound dog is immoral! :blush2:

Len
About 45-50 pounds, probably closer to 50 based on her frame. I'm immune to the pound argument. I understand it and support it, just not for me for this dog. This is no puppy mill dog. It's bred for a purpose and that's bird hunting. She will receive countless hours of training, be able to mark and retrieve 3 different ducks at 200+ yards, be able to lock onto a pheasant and hold it until I flush it and also be a loving companion and spoiled house dog. That's pretty much a given from her breeding and the time I will put into her training.
 

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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

One of the best sporting breeds ever developed.
Great choice.
Please shoot me a pm with breeders info.
 

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Beautiful puppy! I am sure she will be a great bird dog. I am not a fan of puppy mills but I do support responsible breeders of working breeds.
 

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I do support responsible breeders of working breeds.
Same here, and I'd even stop with just "responsible breeders" period. Low percentage of them... Cute puppeh!
 

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Great dog.

BTW, Loki was also a shape-shifter. So your Griffon may change into a wolverine and chew your face off. Watch out for that, Mel.
 

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Mel Erickson said:
About 45-50 pounds, probably closer to 50 based on her frame. I'm immune to the pound argument. I understand it and support it, just not for me for this dog. This is no puppy mill dog. It's bred for a purpose and that's bird hunting. She will receive countless hours of training, be able to mark and retrieve 3 different ducks at 200+ yards, be able to lock onto a pheasant and hold it until I flush it and also be a loving companion and spoiled house dog. That's pretty much a given from her breeding and the time I will put into her training.
Nice size.

I'm immune also as I'm comfortable with my own decisions, but I thought I'd make fun of it early. :D

Good luck and post pics as she grows.

len
 

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awhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh a puppy.....I like puppies....mostly
 

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Fine looking animule :thumbsup:
 

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Very cute dog. I hope you and her will be very happy together.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't puppies first exposed to a gun shot to see which ones will run and which ones will stay? And those that stay are trained because they are not afraid of the noise? If I'm right, has your dog been preselected already?
 

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She's a cutie alright. Never heard of the breed before. Sounds like there aren't many in the US right now.

Congrats!
 

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froze said:
Very cute dog. I hope you and her will be very happy together.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't puppies first exposed to a gun shot to see which ones will run and which ones will stay? And those that stay are trained because they are not afraid of the noise? If I'm right, has your dog been preselected already?
Gun shy dogs are made not born. No preselection.
 

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She's a cutie alright. Never heard of the breed before. Sounds like there aren't many in the US right now.

Congrats!
More than you think but certainly not in the league of a Lab. In Wisconsin there's probably a half dozen breeders. They're a working dog and breeding is kept under tight control by the organizations that register the majority of them. They're a very popular dog in NAVHDA (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association). To be accepted in NAVHDA a breed has to be able to retrieve and point. By retrieve and point I mean do water/land retrieves to hand, be steady on point, quarter and find upland birds and basically excel at all phases of hunting birds of all types. Aficionados of the breed say they can beat a Lab on retrieving. Not sure, I'll find out. I've trained a Chesapeake and two Labs and field trialed so I've got a good idea of what a good retriever can do.
 

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Mel Erickson said:
More than you think but certainly not in the league of a Lab. In Wisconsin there's probably a half dozen breeders. They're a working dog and breeding is kept under tight control by the organizations that register the majority of them. They're a very popular dog in NAVHDA (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association). To be accepted in NAVHDA a breed has to be able to retrieve and point. By retrieve and point I mean do water/land retrieves to hand, be steady on point, quarter and find upland birds and basically excel at all phases of hunting birds of all types. Aficionados of the breed say they can beat a Lab on retrieving. Not sure, I'll find out. I've trained a Chesapeake and two Labs and field trialed so I've got a good idea of what a good retriever can do.
Loki is a cutie-- something special about a well trained multi-tasking bird dog.

Being from SC, I've always been partial to Boykins. They do it all too, and at 30 lbs or so, are easy to hoist back into the boat.

https://www.boykinspaniel.org/boykin.html



This is Winnie-- my sister's rescue. She's a sweetie, and a great little retriever.
 

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Mel Erickson said:
Gun shy dogs are made not born. No preselection.
Interesting. I asked that because someone I knew, some years ago, raised and trained hunting dogs; when they were pups, can't remember the age, he would take them out and fire a shotgun off. The dogs that ran he sold untrained for hunting just purebred household pets, and the ones that stayed he trained and sold for big money. Why did this guy do it that way, was it easier? He had a decent reputation for quality hunting dogs.
 
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