As my last thread about GWP vs HWV seems to have been popular and there was very little fighting ,when I mentioned to the wife recently about the GWP she instantly said she preferred the German short-haired , having seen a particularly nice one in a beer garden at the end of the summer, so here we are!
My main concern with the Hungarian wires is the lack of drive(my one), sure they will work if its obvious and its more or less there for them, but they don't seem to have the raw gusto to seek things out. However as a family/working dog they are fantastic.
So just to recap I have had gun dogs for over 20yrs , the maddest of which was an the English pointer I had for 14yrs, I currently have a lab, a HWV and a terrier 2 of which are in there teens.
My plan is to get another dog when one or two of the others have passed on and for it to be an integral part of the family,ultimately a one or if I'm lucky two dog household! I'm not doing the "Pen /Run thing anymore ,i have shoveled my fair share over the years.
One of the Gem comments that stuck with me from the last thread was that "these type of dogs need stimulation not just exercise,otherwise you end up with a fit bored dog ".
So opinions and experience about the German short-haired would be appreciated or maybe someone has had both. The dog would be primarily for deer.