Sir Remington wrote:I always liked the look of WPGs, yet there is just something about pudelpointers that solid color with white blaze and the perfect bread. Plus I've read about them having great personalities and little shedding, right now i'm weighing DD, PP, WPG, what kind of health problems are these breeds prone too? I have not heard of many problems but would like to know the possibilities, found a kennel I like the guy and his family have great test scores on their breed stock, ton of hunting ability and they live only an hour away.
This dog will see mostly duck hunting on smaller lakes and ponds, maybe 15 days of grouse(sharps, and ruff) a year, quite a but of pheasant, little woodcock, something that has a soft enough mouth for mourning dove, never dove hunted with a dog so is that even a problem?, I assume so. Also I'm wanting to try chukars
does anyone use these dogs to run rabbit and hares, I've always wanted to try that with a dog
I live in central Minnesota so needs to handle winter ok
also how easy are the DD, PP, WPG to train, I have had experience with brittanys, labs, and a lab/chessie mix
-thanks to the guy for the pictures of pudelpointer, u have some real nice looking dogs
I apologize for getting off track. So, what other specific questions do you have about the three breeds you are looking at? I promise to avoid a debate this time. If you would like you can PM and I will give you honest feedback on what I have learned through my personal research on the WPG and PP. I talked to several breeders of each breed and may be able to save you some time if you decide to go with one of these breeds. If you decide on the DD then you will likely get a great hunting dog as well. I am sure that there are people on this forum or over at versatiledogs.com that can help you find a litter.