Main Menu
Photo Contest
THF Store
Fishing Forum
Texas Fishing & Outdoors Show
Big Billy Kinder Outdoors
Honey Hole All Outdoors Television
Fat Boy Outdoors
Get A Limit Outdoors
 Barry Stokes’ Southwest Outdoors Report
Newest Members
TXQuack91, swonkeg, wcutter33, BoJack75, lee Gillard
54045 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 46092
RWH24 44302
stxranchman 41193
BMD 39516
rifleman 38108
Big Orn 37484
BOBO the Clown 33430
sig226fan ( 27722
txshntr 26600
Txkiller 24279
Forum Stats
54045 Members
41 Forums
398453 Topics
5129349 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#2809701 - 12/04/11 09:09 PM German Wirehaired Pointer Shedding???
RMFWTX Offline

Registered: 10/22/11
Posts: 201

I am looking at getting a new bird dog, but the wife has one major rule that the dog cant shed much. I would like some advice on gundogs that dont shed a lot.


#2810086 - 12/04/11 11:20 PM Re: German Wirehaired Pointer Shedding??? [Re: RMFWTX]
kindall Online   happy

Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 3060
Loc: Spring, Tx
That would be a vizsla.


Shopping with your husband is like hunting with the game warden

#2810271 - 12/05/11 06:20 AM Re: German Wirehaired Pointer Shedding??? [Re: kindall]
stinkbelly Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 5916
Loc: Parker County, Tx
I don't know anyone that has a German Wirehaired Pointer, but with the DDs, I haven't figured out the shedding yet. I have friends that have long haired bushy DDs and they don't shed at all. Izzy is a short haired DD and she explodes with hair. Deuce is even shorter haired than Izzy and he doesn't shed much.


#2810487 - 12/05/11 08:31 AM Re: German Wirehaired Pointer Shedding??? [Re: stinkbelly]
TDH09 Offline

Bird Dog

Registered: 01/16/09
Posts: 271
Loc: Cedar Park, Tx
Shedding is minimal with my two DD's

Real dogs have beards!

#2810658 - 12/05/11 09:16 AM Re: German Wirehaired Pointer Shedding??? [Re: TDH09]
RMFWTX Offline

Registered: 10/22/11
Posts: 201
Thanks for the information.

#2811855 - 12/05/11 03:18 PM Re: German Wirehaired Pointer Shedding??? [Re: RMFWTX]
js4242 Online   content

Registered: 09/10/10
Posts: 182
you can google "hunting dogs that don't shed" and a list will pop up. How do I know this...cause that was a major concern with my wife as well. How accurate that list is, is another story. I ended up with a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Its a Christmas present so I have no first hand knowledge if its true or not. I will find out shortly. Some folks on this forum already have the dog, but I never asked the question. Good luck with your search.

#2812015 - 12/05/11 03:56 PM Re: German Wirehaired Pointer Shedding??? [Re: js4242]
jkrugby Offline

Registered: 01/03/11
Posts: 56
When i was looking at breeds, that was my desire. So I looked into these breeds that are considered non-shedders:

Irish Water Spaniel (difficult to find)
Wire-haired Pointing Griffon
German Wire-haired Pointer
Portuguese Water Dog (became popular due to Obama, therefore breeding for looks)

I narrowed it down the the German Wire-hair and the Wire-haired Pointing Griffon. The Wire-hair is leggier and the griffon is a little stockier. Also, the wire-hair is typically a longer range worker and the griffon stays a little closer(upland birds obviously). I got a griffon and it sheds little to none. (sleeps on the bed every night) My understanding is occassionally the wirehairs will have a short coat and they will shed some, but if they have the longer wiry coat they shed very little like the griffons.

Hope it helps

#2812370 - 12/05/11 05:27 PM Re: German Wirehaired Pointer Shedding??? [Re: jkrugby]
RMFWTX Offline

Registered: 10/22/11
Posts: 201
js4242 & jkrugby--- Thanks for all the info.

#2814022 - 12/06/11 08:34 AM Re: German Wirehaired Pointer Shedding??? [Re: RMFWTX]
CSF Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 09/11/09
Posts: 3984
Loc: Houston,TX
I have a GSP that sheds quite a bit, so I started giving him cod liver oil pills once a day and it helped reduce the shedding quite a bit.

Just another option to try with dogs that tend to shed for the pills are inexpensive.


#2838191 - 12/14/11 01:58 PM Re: German Wirehaired Pointer Shedding??? [Re: RMFWTX]
tjc Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/13/11
Posts: 4
The Vizsla is a very low shedder. But, they do shed little short hairs. Great dogs. Smart. Loyal. Research them before buying. The are sensitive. Know this for a fact. Ours is afraid of guns and fire. So, we have a great family pet. Have heard this from others. Talk to breeders.


© 2004-2014 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide