PUP was about 9 months old when hunting season started.
I mentioned this to a co-worker of mine at the time who owned a Drahthaar
and was involved in NAVHDA, so I tagged along at an event.
While these words may not have made it into the average sporting dog owner's lexicon, others like Drahthaar
They called it the Drahthaar
(pronounced DROT-har, not DROTH-ar), which means "wirehair.
Sophie vom Seilerhaus, a 7-month-old Deutsch Drahthaar
, loves water, boats, ducks and hunting ANYTHING, according to owner Michael Caulier.
There was the usual nose touching and butt sniffing, followed by the Drahthaar
hovering over Jack in an aggressive posture.
Andreas Vom Merkel, better known as "Goose," is my 11-month-old Deutsch Drahthaar
Trained as versatile hunting companions, Drahthaars
must pass tests for a series of skills covering both waterfowl and upland hunting as well as tracking and obedience.
HUNTING DRAHTHAARS (German Wirehaired Pointers): True Hunting Kennel, 46 year breeding program.
Tony Peterson's feature on Shelby Kervin's multi-purpose Drahthaars
, beginning on page 42, explores the expanded uses for which these versatile German dogs can be trained; and Bob West's "Notes from the Field" column (page 24) also discusses a topic--tracking--that goes beyond the scope of what we typically expect of our bird dogs.
In the breed, there has been little emphasis on hunting small game animals and no focus on tracking big game animals like you will find with the northern European versatile dogs such as Drahthaars
or griffons," Kavalier says.
HUNTING DRAHTHAARS (German Wirehaired Pointers) True hunting kennel, 40 year breeding program.