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Old 03-29-2013, 01:42 PM
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Default Introducing Finn.

So, Tuesday night after I got home from work, I got a call from Josh asking if it would be okay if he came home with a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Apparently he had been working in cahoots with a friend of ours who is very involved in the Griff world, especially rescue. He was up north fishing for the week, and on the way home, he picked up the Griffon in Traverse City from his short term foster.

So, Finn. He was pretty much neglected for the past two years because his previous owners had a child with a brain tumor. He was trained with an e-collar to stay in two rooms of the house, and was let out to go potty once a day. He needs some major help in the grooming department, has a double ear infection, may have some thyroid issues, and needs some help in socialization and exercise. He is out of Rooster lines, which is pretty much the BYB/Puppy Mill of the Griff world. However, he is warming up super fast, has some great bird and water instinct, and has some training on upland birds. So, hopefully he will be a good stepping stone and a good "starter" dog for Josh, who will be doing all of the training!

So, meet Finn! Crappy pictures, but alas, they are there.





BTW, it has been super hard not to slip up before the intro!
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:46 PM
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I'm glad I can finally speak freely! XD

Excited to get some better shots of him tomorrow and she him all cleaned up and with no more infection. Poor guy was shaking his head around like a bobble head today!
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:13 PM
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Awww, poor guy! So glad he's in good hands now. Definitely needs some help in the grooming department, lol, but I'm sure he'll be looking FINE in no time.

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He is super adorable!
Can't wait to see him all shined up.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:32 PM
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Oh wow, poor guy! So glad he is in good hands now.
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Aww poor lad. Should be nice to see him develop!
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How handsome! Will he be foster only or staying on a longer term basis?
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aaww poor guy! Glad he is with you! And he is very cute!
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How handsome! Will he be foster only or staying on a longer term basis?
I will answer this to say that he is staying so long as he can work out as Josh's new hunting partner!
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Sorry I've been kind of MIA on this thread. Like Danielle said, he will be staying on the terms that he will be turning into a dog that can hunt waterfowl. He is pretty unstable right now, but who knows what he will be like down the road. We've learned through experience not to base a dog's personality, especially when shy, on the first few months.

Josh plans on mainly starting to build a bond right now.. Just spending time with him and getting him to come out of his shell a little bit. Also, beginning with some socialization to everything. If everything is going well, he is looking at taking some classes, probably a CGC class, possibly Nosework to help start a foundation for tracking birds. If he doesn't seem to be looking like a solid bird dog, he will probably become a long term foster until we find a home to place him in, as we are getting up in numbers, and keeping him would mean sacrificing a dog that would do what Josh is looking for.

Time will tell what comes of Finn. Right now, he will only come out of the crate for Josh and hides under the table a lot.
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