Gobbo

Points & Retrieves

Gobbo is one-year old. He lives (and hunts) with Tom in Utah.

The Weimaraner by definition is a versatile hunting breed. What does that mean? In America, we refer to the two Versatile Hunting Dog Venue Opportunities. They vary in philosophy but give the versatile hunter and breeder a great opportunity. You can find the links to explore the information below for both the Versatile Hunting Dog Federation (VHDF) as well as the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA).

The Versatile Hunting Dog (VHDF)

The versatile hunting dog is a foot hunting dog developed for work before and after the shot under a variety of conditions in the field, forest, and water.   Generally speaking, most of the versatile hunting dogs were developed in Europe during the 19th century due to hunting laws which required all game to be recovered after it was shot.  This change in hunting ethics led to the need for a dog that could perform universally at a range of tasks.  Breeders of that time took traits from the best of the specialist breeds and combined them into what are known as the versatile breeds today.  Because of the demands placed on them, versatile dogs must be intelligent, with the willpower to persevere and the ability to concentrate under numerous and variable conditions.  Searching, pointing, tracking wounded game, cold water retrieving, blood tracking and blind searching are all necessary capabilities for versatile hunting dogs. 
 
Since most versatile dogs enjoy a long tradition of selective breeding for highly cooperative and trainable character, they make great companions in and around the home.  Well bred versatile dogs are highly intelligent with a calm demeanor.  These characteristics make them suitable family dogs as they love people and are gentle around children. © Versatile Hunting Dog Federation

Versatile Hunting Dog In The Field (NAVHDA)

In the field, a versatile dog should exhibit a fine nose, staunch pointing and the desire to search for, track and retrieve game in a cooperative manner. A versatile dog needs to further prove his independence, stamina and quality of nose by transferring his search for, and retrieving of game, to the water. NAVHDA’s testing program provides an opportunity for dogs to exhibit these characteristics while remaining obedient and in control at all times. True versatile dogs should perform all tasks with enthusiasm and be willing to work with, and for, their handlers.

Breeder’s Comments

It is always great to have a hunter capture photos or a video. ???

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Posted on March 3, 2016, in AKC, Behavior & Training, Companion Weimaraner, Featured OwyheeStar, Getting an OwyheeStar Puppy, Hot Topics, Hunt Info, Hunting Weims, Information and Education, NAVHDA, OwyheeStar, OwyheeStar Gray Ghost, OwyheeStar Weim, Owyheestar Weimaraner, OwyheeStar Weimaraner Puppy, Raising Versatile Hunting Weims, Star X Blue, Training, VHDF and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. it’s great to watch dogs at work :o) BRAVO Gobbo, that’s a fab berd :o)

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