Life is always exciting when you're a puppy! It's pretty exciting having the puppies around also. We have learned many things about the pups this week. Their coats are coming in nicely and we are better able to see which pups will be longer or tighter coated. The change in temperaments has also been amazing. Dominance in the pack, independence, curiosity, mischievousness, ease of handling...all of these things have presented themselves in the pups. The great adaptability of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon means a dog can take these traits and be a strong field dog as well as a loyal family pet.
Man, I'm behind! The puppies are growing like mad! One thing that is absolutely consistent with the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is that they love their people. The puppies are already barking at the door of the box as soon as they hear us walk in. There is nothing quite like instant celebrity status!
The first week is behind us and it has been a great week! All of the puppies have been gaining good weight and that, on top of great birth weights, has given these pups a great head start. We have selected owners for all of these new bird dogs ranging from very young families to professional trainers and hunting guides. The wonderful adaptability of well-bred Wirehaired Pointing Griffons ensures that each dog, when placed in these situations, will exceed any expectation placed on them. We are thrilled for all of our new Giff owners!
It has been a very long time since we've had good news here a Broken Bow. We have lost a litter and a dog in the last year, so nobody really had the drive to get online. Things haven't stopped around here though. One thing about a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is their love of the field. We have had many great adventures. And this is our next.
On Sunday night, Shai had 9 perfect puppies. Four girls and five boys. Our Puppy Daddy for this litter is Rex, HG's Versatile Rex. Rex is an incredible example of a Griffon. He has a harsh, dense coat, perfect lines and is a machine in the field.
We have very high expectations for this litter. Both Shai and Rex have been tested with the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association. NAVHDA holds dogs to a high standard, which is based on the original traits and tasks the breed was designed for. Rex scored a Prize 2 this year and last year Shai earned a Prize 3, putting in the highest score of the day under tough conditions. Rex has also begun work toward his conformation champion title, winning the advanced hunting dog sweepstakes this summer.
These puppies will be finding new homes in December and we can't wait to watch them tear up the fields and duck ponds!