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The best wirehaire to live with.

Poll ended at Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:24 pm

wpg
3
19%
dd
3
19%
pp
4
25%
gwp
4
25%
spinone
2
13%
 
Total votes : 16

best wirehair to live with

Postby bohdi » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:24 pm

The best versatile dog to live with
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Postby orhunter » Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:25 am

All of them are great if ya pick the right breeder.
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right on

Postby gezer » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:49 pm

Orhunter...spot on
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Postby L7 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:03 pm

Picking the right breeder is one step but you still have to pick the right dog. Unless you know breeders that are actually cloning.
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Postby orhunter » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:48 pm

L7:
Temperament wise we hope that's exactly what they're trying to do. Succeeding is a different matter as you state. Years ago versatile breeders were reluctant to let the pups go till they were ten or so weeks old. The trend these days is leaning toward seven weeks like the lab folks have been doing for years. This new seven week rule makes it extremely difficult for the pups to develop socially within the pack of pups and mom and the pup buyer suffers. There is also a substantial amount of human socialization (breeder/family/friends/interested persons) that doesn't take place in this missing three week period. Anyone who's been around young pups knows there's a remarkable difference between a seven and a ten week old pup. A pup I have my eye on at seven weeks, I may not want anything to do with at ten weeks. How's a person to know?
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Postby cjs180 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:56 pm

I think the owner of the dog has the most influence on temperament. In my opinion, lesser factors are the breed, and last the breeder.
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Postby L7 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:15 pm

Interesting point about the 3 week change in normal puppy delivery. We picked our pup up at 9 weeks just because of logistics. Not that choosing was effected as she was the only pup of the litter. I was worried about leaving her that late mostly because of no litter mates and lack of social development there.

You can use various methods to pick the pup you think will be the one you want but like you say the pup you identify at 7 weeks isn't the same pick at 12.
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Postby bohdi » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:48 am

also it is said that the best bonding time is the 49th day. What do you guys think of that?
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Postby mngsp » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:29 pm

49th day is the minimum in my book. I much prefer to take a pup at 10-12 weeks if the breeder can get on board with it.
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Postby DrahtsundBraats » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:47 pm

Dumb question but the right answer...

All of them are great if ya pick the right breeder.


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Postby Spindog » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:25 pm

Spinone +1
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Postby Optprime » Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:14 pm

gwp +1

I agree that many things play into the temperment of a dog. But, once every thing is said and done the owner has the most important role in nuturing a calm family dog and handling a firecracker to the field.
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Re: best wirehair to live with

Postby xiaemperor » Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:44 pm

WHAT ABOUT THE WIREHAIRED VIZSLA? :(
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