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Suz
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PostPosted: 02/03/04, 11:15 am    Post subject: General Reply with quote

Hi, I'm Suz. I just joined your forum. I have a quick question. Do the GWP's drool or have loose jowls like the Spinone do? Thanks for any response. We are currently looking at getting a GWP, as we have one Spinone now and lost our other in December. We love the versatile hunting dogs but would love to find one that doesn't drool so much.
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PostPosted: 02/03/04, 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a 9 month old GWP and he doesn't drool BUT after he drinks water he sure can dribble an awful long way!! And when he shakes his head it sounds like he's slapping himself silly! Smile

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PostPosted: 02/03/04, 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

None of my GWP ever drooled. I don't believe it is a feature of the breed. Perhaps the other members can tell me if I am mistaken...
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PostPosted: 02/03/04, 6:00 pm    Post subject: One more teaching opportunity Reply with quote

Your safe, they don't drool, but "trackingdog" is on target with the dribble problem. They also have to have a lot of time outside. If you have a fenced yard this means that they will hunt the entire yard and then lay down and be pretty content until they see something else to hunt/point. The result is that you have a dog that needs to go outside and then needs to come inside. I use both the dribble and the inside/outside factors to teach easy, steady and whoa. I start with the young pup and regardless of the time of the year I will bend down and checks its feet before I invite it into the house. Great time to teach whichever command applies.
Note: Make sure that you always use the same command for the same anticipated outcome. If you want the pup settle down "Easy" may be the command, if you want the pup to hold then "Steady" is the command and if you want the pup to halt in place and not move, use "WHOA".
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PostPosted: 02/03/04, 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've met 20-30 GWP's and none ever drooled, but their beards can hold a lot of water after a drink. They always seem to get it dried out in a hurry though....on your pants or the carpeting!
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PostPosted: 02/04/04, 2:37 pm    Post subject: drooling Reply with quote

Some of their beards are like sponges,,,but only after a good drink.... Laughing
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PostPosted: 02/04/04, 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beards... what can you say? Any dry lap is fair game for them

I only had one Wire that drooled, and I only rememember it happening one time with her... she was watching me eat a particulaly gooey and delightful sandwich.... drool....but she disgusted me so much I banished her from the kitchen and it never happend again... thank goodness.

I babysit a Mastiff.. a wonderful sweet good natured 240 lb beast, and while I just love him to death, he is a slob! When he shakes his head, the "stuff" just flies! You need a scraper to remove it from walls, floors, cabinets and anywhere lands. The stuff is like wallpaper glue. Just disgusting.

All in all, no Wires don't drool, they drip.
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PostPosted: 02/07/04, 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My GWP drools when he gets nervous or thinks he is being left alone. Also when he is in his crate, he licks and drools alot.

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PostPosted: 02/07/04, 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My GWP drools when he gets nervous or thinks he is being left alone. Also when he is in his crate, he licks and drools alot.

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PostPosted: 02/08/04, 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wires don't drool--but have you ever noticed that to a Wire, all the world's a napkin after they've eaten?! (Walls, furniture, people, the cat...)
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PostPosted: 02/08/04, 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My GWP's will drool if I torture them by making them "whoa" at their food dish, or if I make them balance a cookie on their nose. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: 02/08/04, 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: 02/13/04, 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Suz,

My GWP girl is like everyone else's here -- no drooling. She can work up a bit of a froth in the heat of summer when highly excited on game, but no drool. And that beard...

But I have to as you... so Spinones are drooly?!?! Please tell me this isn't common! Crying or Very sad I sort of have my heart set on the breed for my next dog, but I can't stand droolers.

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