I get asked almost weekly if this breed is all they are cracked up to be. So I called George Decosta, to find out the why. And while we're at it we dig deep into the pro's and the con's Yes popularity can be a con. listen and learn.
Larry has a long background, with a breed that has alot of myths and mystery. We talk about how this dog has developed, improved and still keeps its reputation as a well-balanced hunting, and family dog.
Jim Ciardelli, gives us the inside scoop on what may be the best of the west. Idaho has many species of upland birds as well as a great flyway for waterfowlers. Jim and his Griffons hike the high and low countryside of of Idaho, from private ranches to public lands. He never runs out of places to chase birds. Some are right in his backyard, where he has self imposed limits on daily take, to ensure the birds will always be there for his dogs.
After John's Griffon cleared the room we resume for more laughs and lies
I travel up to Traverse City Mi to talk with 3 people Ive know for almost twenty years. Lance Vernam and John Macneal talk about their 3 year quest to shoot every known species of upland birds in North America over their personal gun dogs. Judy Balog ( who handled the first Weimaraner to a Versatile Champion in NAVHDA history) joins in to tell us how she first found her favorite breed. Warning: most us us were over served prior to this podcast. Sounds problems due to my lack of recorder placment and Johns dog farting us out of the room, caused me to stop the podcast instead of pausing. So you will have to listen to both podcasts in order to take it all in.