Of all the folk one meets at the TSOW, Falco is one of the most affectionate.
His owner (invariably dressed in hunting kit with plus-fours) tells me that he’s a Deutsch Drahthaar (wire hair) and – despite as being as greyhaired as me – quite a young dog.
People who know say this:
One gun dog that points like an English setter and retrieves like a Labrador? A tough dog that in the morning swims a mile in wind-swept freezing water after a wing-tipped Canada honker, then in the afternoon, carefully points a bobwhite and delicately fetches the bird after you flush and shoot it? An intelligent canine easy to train and handle, quick to mature into a useful hunter, and eager to be your family’s best friend in your home? Is the Deutsch Drahthaar this ‘one gun dog’?
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>JB, he has such an endearing face, full of love. What a great breed that can perform tasks and still be a family pet. He is adorable.(It's always a winner to post a dog photo)Genie
>I thought that dog might be a "senior citizen?" He's a handsome one!
>Well you melted me with this one JB. He's a keeper. Give him a little scratch behind the ears for me!V
>He does indeed look like a senior canine with all his white markings. Just goes to show: looks can be deceiving, even in the canine world. Good lookin' fella!
>Fabulous shot of a beautiful dog. Love this breed. So similar to the German Wire-haired pointer but there are differences.