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Wallcloud, that is one odd collection of dogs. All yours?

lefty

This week, yes they are all mine. I am dog sitting the whole group. The poodle is the only dog that is mine. Bulldog is my brothers and Brittanys are my dads. They are basically the entire families dogs. I have hunted with the old one for 10 of his 11 years. When he is gone I will miss him as much as if he were my own.
My wife and I are building a house in the country and it will have a sizable outdoor kennel and dog run, at which point I will stock it with a couple Pudelpointers.
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Thread Starter 

Why the PP? That's a somewhat rare dog. Usually people try a breed after they've met/hunted a few. Have you?

 

lefty

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Because dogs gotta do what dogs gotta do.

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Why the PP? That's a somewhat rare dog. Usually people try a breed after they've met/hunted a few. Have you?

lefty

Have hunted behind labs, brittanys, springers,english pointers, golden retrievers, newfies, German shorthairs and various mutts. A side from one truly legendary Mutt I always loved hunting behind German shorthairs. German shorthairs were bred out of Pudelpointers. Other reasons listed below.

PPs are more hypoallergenic, this is a big deal for me as I am allergic to dogs. Hours and hours in a truck or even petting my dog could set off my allergies. Not cool.
PPs will willingly waterfowl hunt as well as upland hunt.
PPs make great family pets (indoor dog as well as hunting buddy)

I am planning on hunting behind one this fall. That will be the true test. if I dont like the way they hunt I will probably settle on a brittany or a German Shorthair. Just will live in the kennel and not come in the house.
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Seem like nice dogs. Good size, too.

 

lefty

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Have hunted behind labs, brittanys, springers,english pointers, golden retrievers, newfies, German shorthairs and various mutts. A side from one truly legendary Mutt I always loved hunting behind German shorthairs. German shorthairs were bred out of Pudelpointers. Other reasons listed below.
PPs are more hypoallergenic, this is a big deal for me as I am allergic to dogs. Hours and hours in a truck or even petting my dog could set off my allergies. Not cool.
PPs will willingly waterfowl hunt as well as upland hunt.
PPs make great family pets (indoor dog as well as hunting buddy)
I am planning on hunting behind one this fall. That will be the true test. if I dont like the way they hunt I will probably settle on a brittany or a German Shorthair. Just will live in the kennel and not come in the house.

 

Good luck with the PP Wallcloud, hope one works out for you! I've hunted behind a lot of dog breeds over the years, but never a PP. I'll be with the Toller chasing ruff for a week again starting tomorrow then back for 10 days. Then 2 weeks in SD for phez.

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Cool pics. Enjoy your ability to hunt while you can.

The HSUS is at it again. CA Dept of Fish and Game is changing it's name to CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife or CAL WILD for short.

http://www.redding.com/news/2012/jun/13/hunting-groups-decry-proposed-name-change-for/

lefty 

I think the name change is very apt. With all the predator protection in our state, there isn't going to be much "game" to manage. When I was a young man, the population of mountain lions was about 600, having remained constant since about 1920. Today there are probably at least 6,000. They probably account for around 300,000 deer a year, which is why we don't have much of a deer harvest anymore. Black bear have increased from about 10,000 to somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000 and have expanded their range greatly, yet the legislature just abolished hound hunting for them, one of the best means of control. I suspect wolves will be re-establishing themselves in the state in the near future.

Perhaps the DFW could go whole hog and re-introduce grizzlies and jaguars--we used to have both in the state.

Actually, I think having a diverse and thriving population of predators is cool, but I do believe in management.

Perhaps a more apt or accurate name ought to be Dept. of Fish and Predators!
post #3053 of 3791
Effective predator control is a win on multiple levels.

- Healthier population of game animals. Win for both human and non human predators.
- Some people like to hunt predators. Great, the state can issue licenses thus raising revenue and lowering the expense of predator nuisance control
- Fewer people get mauled
-Fewer house pets get killed


it might be asking alot in place like California. The average city dwelling voter really has no clue on how hardcore nature is. It is tough being a wild animal and no amount of misguided "pro-animal" or anti hunting legislation will change that. With proper management hunters can enjoy the outdoors and healthy populations of animals can thrive. These 2 are in no way mutually exclusive and many would argue that active hunting actually improves habitat and animal population. So many hunters are passionate about wildlife conservation and spend lots of time and money on making sure that animals have a place to thrive. Many animal lovers will never understand that though.
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My wife and I are building a house in the country and it will have a sizable outdoor kennel and dog run, at which point I will stock it with a couple Pudelpointers.

Nice dogs! I don't see them too often, but every one that I have seen has been with a hunter. I don't hunt, but I would be interested in having one or at least finding out more about their suitability as house pets. When I've spoken to owners about them, they usually talk about their working abilities and companionship is secondary, though they've all raved about both.


Does anyone here groom (handstrip, specifically) their wire coated terriers? I watched an Airedale breeder do our dog and he taught me quite a bit. I just tried to do it completely on my own and it's definitely an artform that requires practice and patience (on both the dog and owner). I was satisfied with the way it turned out but I have a lot to learn to do a proper job. I was just curious if anyone else does this and if they have any advice. I'm not too interested in just clipping the coat as I've seen firsthand what happens over time.

Here is how mine looked:



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Nice dogs! I don't see them too often, but every one that I have seen has been with a hunter. I don't hunt, but I would be interested in having one or at least finding out more about their suitability as house pets. When I've spoken to owners about them, they usually talk about their working abilities and companionship is secondary, though they've all raved about both.
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Great looking Airedale. I really love the look of that dog. I understand they are wonderful and intelligent animals. I have 0 experience with grooming my own dogs.

PPs are bred for heath and hearth as the saying goes. It is a very small and tight knit group of breeders. I have spoke to 6 of them, they all gave me the same price and discussed the dog in similar fashion. They were adamant that PPs are very social animals and should have lots of access to the family. One breeder told me, when speaking of the dogs character, that a PP will be happy to lay about all day or happily hunt and exercise all day. They are bred to be polite house pets as well as motivated hunters.
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Great looking Airedale. I really love the look of that dog. I understand they are wonderful and intelligent animals. I have 0 experience with grooming my own dogs.
PPs are bred for heath and hearth as the saying goes. It is a very small and tight knit group of breeders. I have spoke to 6 of them, they all gave me the same price and discussed the dog in similar fashion. They were adamant that PPs are very social animals and should have lots of access to the family. One breeder told me, when speaking of the dogs character, that a PP will be happy to lay about all day or happily hunt and exercise all day. They are bred to be polite house pets as well as motivated hunters.

Thanks!

That's really interesting to hear about PPs. My wife has an interest in them as well but she simply likes the way they look. A guy in her office brings his bearded Vizla to work every Friday and she likes him as well. We're definitely Airedale/terrier people, but when we buy a larger house with a proper garden, I wouldn't mind branching out. They sound well suited for our lives. We have to use our Airedale's energy every day, so he gets plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. Poodles, and I'm assuming PPs, are intelligent and I'm certain require the same (if not more) mental stimulation.

Keep us updated on which direction you choose to take! Also would love to see more pics of your crew smile.gif
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www.dog-shaming.com

this is how i am going to spend my sunday. lol
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Not to be outdone by any cute Airedale pics, here's mine:

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