ohio mike wrote:So if somebody buys and imports a DD dog and Registers it with NAVHDA then enbarks on a quality breeding and testing program that results in several NAVHDA VC titled German Wirehair Pointers then what?
Then you'll have some great hunting dogs. There's a few organizations that do exactly what you're describing (http://www.wirehairalliance.com/).
Does this make for a inferior line of dogs because they were tested to a different but still stringent standard?
I understand the pride that goes with being owned by a DD. I don't understand why a dog registered as a GWP needs to be denigrated.
I don't think anyone was denigrating it. All my responses were merely to explain the difference with the VDD program vs. others, and Gonehuntin's response is spot on in highlighting that difference.
NAVHDA titles are not a piece of cake they just go in a different direction from the German testing with the emphasis on feather. As a matter of fact I'm sure their are a lot of DD's that couldn't title as a VC under NAVHDA rules. In reality a QUALITY bred GWP and a DD are virtually the same genetically and could compete across testing lines if allowed. Just as there Wirehairs and DD's that prefer to stay on the porch.