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looking to at a pointer

Postby bmcgundoggr » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:01 am

Trying to find out the best pointer to get for my situation.. I have a three year old lab great hunting dog and looking to add a pointer for mainly having a more protective dog around the house when working and what not.. I'd say I'm able to give the dog enough exercise and live out of town was looking at wired haired but not sure with my dog any suggestions
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Re: looking to at a pointer

Postby orhunter » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:41 am

A well bred Wirehair isn't going to be much of a protector. The last thing a breeder wants is to make dogs that will bite people....or other dogs. Now if some stranger were attacking you or another family member, most any dog will protect the people he/she lives with.

How much do you hunt?
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Re: looking to at a pointer

Postby bmcgundoggr » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:06 pm

Quite abit waterfowl and upland.. bit since I have a lab I'm looking to focus on upland pointer.. I'm more looking to bark and beware of people on property I don't want a dog that won't get along with my lab.. but my English lab would help someone into my house
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Re: looking to at a pointer

Postby TobyTx » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:57 pm

Weimaraner have been breed for protection instincts up until fairy recently I believe but that was of course in Germany.

I think most of the versatile will do a decent job of barking at strangers that came near your property. Do you live in a not so good area? Might be careful what you wish for.
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Re: looking to at a pointer

Postby orhunter » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:13 pm

My Griff barks at everyone walking by that she sees or hears. Minute the doorbell rings, she's right there looking for food. She attacks little kids because their hand are within easy reach and they always smell like food. If someone is carrying a bag, her head is in it, looking for food. No one is safe from this marauding beast.
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Re: looking to at a pointer

Postby bmcgundoggr » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:22 pm

I was looking up weimaraners just don't see much in my area no I don't have neighbors at all just when at work would be nice think it would scare off someone looking around that's about it.. my lab just does not bark at all which is kinda nice too.. don't don't think it would scare off someone trying to get into a empty house if it would ever happen
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Re: looking to at a pointer

Postby pcpacker » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:24 pm

My shorthair was wary of strangers but never barked.

The Griffons that I have seen wanted nothing to do with barking. They run right
up and beg for a scratch behind the ears.

Maybe a DD? I don't have any personal experience but have read that they are a bit more protective.

Any thoughts on gender? I've been told that females might protect the family more than males because of the
motherly instinct. I've only had male dogs though so that too might be a myth.
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Re: looking to at a pointer

Postby Misskiwi67 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:37 pm

I grew up with German Shepherds and prefer a dog that thinks on their feet and can be a greeter or protector as the situation requires. Vegas is a great protector. She barks once or twice if someone is at the door and then looks to us for guidance. If we are good, she's all wiggles. I thought she was going to go through the window once when Jeremiah was shoveling snow and she mistook him for an intruder. She's got the bark and charge to protect the home thing down.

She is a fantastic Hunter and family dog. I think a DD would be a great pick.
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Re: looking to at a pointer

Postby bmcgundoggr » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:17 pm

I was thinking of getting another male thinking they would get along better and boo blood.. I also read that females are better protection for family but saw that males were for their home.. what's a dd? Really want something with good pointing background for pheasant grouse
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Re: looking to at a pointer

Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:33 am

A DD is a Deutch Drahthaar. Learn more at VDD-GNA.org

She puts up roosters 2:1 when hunting with my husbands friends well bred and well trained lab.

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Re: looking to at a pointer

Postby orhunter » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:58 am

That's a fine example Miss K.
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