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    Hungarian Wire Hairs

    Gents Im thinking/planning on getting a dual purpose dog. I asked a couple of forum contacts their views but I would like to throw this out to a wider view. I was thinking about either a GWP or a HWV. But it looks as if I may go down the HWV route for myself. At present I dont do alot of stalking to warrent a dog just for stalking. I also shoot about 5 stand 1 walk 1 days. So this is the reasoning for my thoughts.

    So what are your experiances of a HWV as a dual pupose dog. And what attributes do these dogs have compared to others?



    Nutty

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    I have a very well bred HWV bitch, retrieves everything, points everything and is impervious to gun noise. But soft as hell and this runs through the breed. Not a dog to train with a stick, quirky bu good at thier job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briarquest View Post
    I have a very well bred HWV bitch, retrieves everything, points everything and is impervious to gun noise. But soft as hell and this runs through the breed. Not a dog to train with a stick, quirky bu good at thier job.
    thanks for your input, What do you mean "quirky"?
    Nutty

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    I have had cockers as gundogs and Belgian Malinois as working and competition dogs. Both to me are fairly bomb proof and easy for me to train. The vizsla has taken ages to maturea d if you use any hands on techniques in her training she will scream the place down an make you look a right idiot.

    I rmember and article in Shooting times years ago re training unusual breeds as gundogs. It said something like springers, Labs and cocker are like ford escorts, dependable, easy to mainain etc. Other breeds are like having a vintage morris minor in that they will still get you there but at a different pace.

    I still rate my bitch, she is a cracking dog and when I was sorting though my dogs rehoming some of my cockers etc I kept her because she is such a character. If I had my time agin I would opt for a male.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briarquest View Post
    I have had cockers as gundogs and Belgian Malinois as working and competition dogs. Both to me are fairly bomb proof and easy for me to train. The vizsla has taken ages to maturea d if you use any hands on techniques in her training she will scream the place down an make you look a right idiot.

    I rmember and article in Shooting times years ago re training unusual breeds as gundogs. It said something like springers, Labs and cocker are like ford escorts, dependable, easy to mainain etc. Other breeds are like having a vintage morris minor in that they will still get you there but at a different pace.

    I still rate my bitch, she is a cracking dog and when I was sorting though my dogs rehoming some of my cockers etc I kept her because she is such a character. If I had my time agin I would opt for a male.

    Thanks for the explanation.


    Nutty

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    What is a Belgian Malinois . Sounds like a fine wine.
    Wf1




    Quote Originally Posted by Briarquest View Post
    I have had cockers as gundogs and Belgian Malinois as working and competition dogs. Both to me are fairly bomb proof and easy for me to train. The vizsla has taken ages to maturea d if you use any hands on techniques in her training she will scream the place down an make you look a right idiot.

    I rmember and article in Shooting times years ago re training unusual breeds as gundogs. It said something like springers, Labs and cocker are like ford escorts, dependable, easy to mainain etc. Other breeds are like having a vintage morris minor in that they will still get you there but at a different pace.

    I still rate my bitch, she is a cracking dog and when I was sorting though my dogs rehoming some of my cockers etc I kept her because she is such a character. If I had my time agin I would opt for a male.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildfowler1 View Post
    What is a Belgian Malinois . Sounds like a fine wine.
    Wf1
    I must admit I had that thought.. A cross between a Beaujolais and a Malbec.

    nutty

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    When I was wildfowling hard on the Wash I had a mate who had a Working Italian Lambrusco (a retiever not a motor scooter)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuttyspaniel View Post
    Gents Im thinking/planning on getting a dual purpose dog. I asked a couple of forum contacts their views but I would like to throw this out to a wider view. I was thinking about either a GWP or a HWV. But it looks as if I may go down the HWV route for myself. At present I dont do alot of stalking to warrent a dog just for stalking. I also shoot about 5 stand 1 walk 1 days. So this is the reasoning for my thoughts.

    So what are your experiances of a HWV as a dual pupose dog. And what attributes do these dogs have compared to others?



    Nutty
    I think you would find the GWP to be a completely different kettle of fish to the HWV mate. . . The GWP can be stubborn as hell, hard headed and really quite sharp sometimes. I think its fair to say in most cases a GWP needs to know who is boss from the off to get the best from them. . and every know and then they need a reminder. They are not an easy ride for a while. However once they know the score they will work their socks off for you.[/QUOTE]
    Last edited by Cadex; 22-07-2012 at 21:16.

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    A Malinois is a breed of Belgian Shepherd, very highly strung. This is me working my dog a few years ago in Holland.


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