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Draht pups

Postby SMcGarrity » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:12 pm

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Nothing like some puppies to put a smile on your face. One of these little buggers will soon be mine!

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Re: Draht pups

Postby Griffdom » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:09 pm

Thanks for sharing. What kennel you getting yours from? I've got a PP coming a week from Friday.
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Re: Draht pups

Postby SMcGarrity » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:38 pm

Vom Tapferen Herzen out of SD.

I just saw some PPs at a training day last weekend, pretty cool watching them work. I think they were all black. Two of em.

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Re: Draht pups

Postby The Red Zone » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:56 pm

Can these dogs handle cold water? My friend uses one for pheasant hunting and I absolutely love the dog. In 2 maybe 3 years my dog will have to be retired and I will have to get a new one. Any help would be great
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Re: Draht pups

Postby OmegaRed » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:30 am

The Red Zone wrote:Can these dogs handle cold water? My friend uses one for pheasant hunting and I absolutely love the dog. In 2 maybe 3 years my dog will have to be retired and I will have to get a new one. Any help would be great


It's generally agreed they have the cold tolerance of a standard lab, with your normal variance of internet arguing. There are many people that hunt them in Alaska, Minnesota etc. Like any dog, there is a limit though
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Re: Draht pups

Postby mojo » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:15 pm

The Red Zone wrote:Can these dogs handle cold water? My friend uses one for pheasant hunting and I absolutely love the dog. In 2 maybe 3 years my dog will have to be retired and I will have to get a new one. Any help would be great


I hunt mine in the salt into December and January long after the freshwater has frozen over. They handle cold fine.

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Re: Draht pups

Postby mojo » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:31 pm

Congrats on the impending home wrecker. You're in for an adventure. Enjoy puppyhood while it lasts...they grow up quickly (thank God!). :thumbsup:
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Re: Draht pups

Postby SMcGarrity » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:20 pm

Yeah, I'm expecting quite the adventure. Been reading a ton of books, watching dvds, checking various posts, attending training days, talking to other trainers/handlers...basically anything to get ready.

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Re: Draht pups

Postby Jarbo03 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:49 pm

Congrats! Great looking pups. :thumbsup:
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Re: Draht pups

Postby SMcGarrity » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:16 pm

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Re: Draht pups

Postby SMcGarrity » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:11 pm

Might be getting pup on Tuesday! Need to post some more pics...

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Re: Draht pups

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Re: Draht pups

Postby Duckdon » Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:40 am

The Red Zone wrote:Can these dogs handle cold water? My friend uses one for pheasant hunting and I absolutely love the dog. In 2 maybe 3 years my dog will have to be retired and I will have to get a new one. Any help would be great


Red, you don't post where you hunt but we are in Alaska and we hunt until season closes December 31.
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Re: Draht pups

Postby SMcGarrity » Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:13 am

Here she is. Not my legs/socks though...

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Re: Draht pups

Postby Jarbo03 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:48 am

Great lookin pup, but there is no reason to lie to us about your socks. Congrats!

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Re: Draht pups

Postby SMcGarrity » Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:29 am

Yeah, nothing like the feel of nice silk socks over freshly shaved legs!

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Re: Draht pups

Postby band_blaster » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:34 pm

awesome looking pup!!!!
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Re: Draht pups

Postby Duckdon » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:48 pm

Let the adventure begin.
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Re: Draht pups

Postby brsutton86 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:03 pm

I had never seen one of these dogs or even heard of them before I got on DHC. But, I love the way they look. I havent really researched much about them. May end up with one in the future. Good looking pups for sure.
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Re: Draht pups

Postby ohio mike » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:17 am

brsutton86 wrote:I had never seen one of these dogs or even heard of them before I got on DHC. But, I love the way they look. I havent really researched much about them. May end up with one in the future. Good looking pups for sure.



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Re: Draht pups

Postby SMcGarrity » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:31 am

Price isn't too bad from what I found when compared to labs/chessies from high quality pedigrees.

Now what one considers high quality can be debated I'm sure, but in my experience most "nice/quality/dependable" things in life generally aren't cheap.

I looked at spending money on a draht as spending a bit more to push the odds in my favor of getting a dog with the characteristics and natural abilities that I was looking for.

Just my 2 cents...

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Re: Draht pups

Postby brsutton86 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:53 am

Well out of curiosity what did your pup cost? And what kind of pedigree/health clearance? Id be interested in seeing the difference compared to a lab price of the same caliber. If youd rather not share, no big deal though. I gave 1,000 for my lab. I would call her pedigree highly stacked and had all the good health clearances. My labs only 2 and Im very happy with her. Just curious, they are very sharp looking dogs.
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Re: Draht pups

Postby OmegaRed » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:07 am

Avg price is 1000-1200 range.
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Re: Draht pups

Postby largefrag » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:01 am

brsutton86,

Well out of curiosity what did your pup cost? And what kind of pedigree/health clearance?


Average price is 800-1200. These dogs all have to have be hip dysplasia free, vom willebrands free, and to have passed standard coat and confomration evaluation as well as 2 natural ability hunt test to even be certified to breed. The requirements have actually gotten more strict now that all new dogs certified for breeding must also be free of elbow dysplasia and shoulder OCD.

I see you are in Harrodburg, KY. i live in Lexington and have a 4 year old draht who has passed all the tests and has sired 2 recent litters. if you ever want to check one out in person, let me know. I hunt alot of waterfowl and upland with him. Last year we were sea duck hunting out of a Bankes boat in subfrezzing weather and he broke ice all year long around here too. And when everything was frozen and the ducks headed south, we went quail hunting They get cold like any dog but when they are hunting, they are too tough to let you know any better .
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Re: Draht pups

Postby brsutton86 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:27 pm

largefrag wrote:brsutton86,

Well out of curiosity what did your pup cost? And what kind of pedigree/health clearance?


Average price is 800-1200. These dogs all have to have be hip dysplasia free, vom willebrands free, and to have passed standard coat and confomration evaluation as well as 2 natural ability hunt test to even be certified to breed. The requirements have actually gotten more strict now that all new dogs certified for breeding must also be free of elbow dysplasia and shoulder OCD.

I see you are in Harrodburg, KY. i live in Lexington and have a 4 year old draht who has passed all the tests and has sired 2 recent litters. if you ever want to check one out in person, let me know. I hunt alot of waterfowl and upland with him. Last year we were sea duck hunting out of a Bankes boat in subfrezzing weather and he broke ice all year long around here too. And when everything was frozen and the ducks headed south, we went quail hunting They get cold like any dog but when they are hunting, they are too tough to let you know any better .



Great info...I would say about the same price then as a lab, maybe a hint higher. Im swamped springtime, but if you ever wanna train togeather one day this summer or fall give me a shout. Big pond with a deep and shallow side behind my house. A perfect spot on one edge to work on cheating on the return as well. Between bees and daughters baseball Sundays are my only free time now. Going to the shelbyville test may 18th for my first run. Running behind but I blew my knee out last summer.
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