This is only my second post on this forum but I have been reading posts regarding tracking dogs and see that Bavarians are very popular on this forum. I have German wirehairs and was always under the impression that they were the ultimate stalking dog although I use mine mainly for rough shooting and do little stalking. I know that everyone has their preferred breed for stalking but I just wondered what the advantages were of the Bavarians. Presumably they can't take on a wounded deer, so how do you work them? Can you train them in Bringsel reporting or are they like a teckel and would just disappear? Does anyone use them for rough shooting or are they too tuned in to deer to hunt for birds?
I will never have anything other than wirehairs but I am interested in all working breeds and know little about the Bavarians (in fact I hadn't even heard of them until last year). I would be interested in anyones opinion of their work.