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Old 01-11-2010, 01:37 PM
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Default Deutsch Drahthaar vs. German Wirehaired Pointer?

What does anyone know about the two breeds? A girl I worked with all summer was all along going on about getting her Drahthaar puppy, and every time she'd mention it, I'd say "I've never heard of that breed." I eventually asked how she spelled it, planning on googling, and she gave the spelling "Drahtar" so I was never able to find it. I asked her again about it when she said the litter had been born, and she said "Oh, it's a German Wirehaired Pointer." I've heard of them, so I vaguely knew what she was talking about.

Now she's got the puppy home (I think) and she's already talking about dominating it, and how they're a breed that needs to be dominated and all of this, and about how great this puppy will be (they live within city limits, I think, so they don't really have space for much running, and the man of the relationship hunts, but not often enough to wear out a dog with hunting)... They're planning on using it for what it's bred to do - hunting help.

My problem is that she explained to me that a Drahthaar is what they're called after they've passed testing and all, but I read this:

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Many breeders of the German Wirehaired Pointer (GWP) errantly refer to their breed as Drahthaar. In addition to significant differences in breed standard, the Wirehair has been bred without regulation or restriction since the late 1950ís, but especially without the performance testing that proves the ability of the Drahthaar. After years of unrestricted breeding and no versatile performance standards the German Wirehaired Pointer has evolved into a distinctly separate breed.
History of the Deutsch Drahthaar:: Verein Deutsch Drahthaar

So now I'm really confused. I'd ask her, but by now I'm thinking she doesn't know diddly squat about what she's talking about, or I'm just not understanding her...
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