Deutsch Drahthaar Dog
This is "Dok," (registered name Cent II vom Fuchsfluesschen) my brother's hunting dog. He is a great model and this is an early pic of him. I did a quick BW conversion to see what y'all think. If it is worth pursuing, I will redo the conversion in Silver FX. Comments are appreciated.
NOTE: The Deutsch Drahthaar is a German breed, from which the US German Wirehair Pointer evolved. It is a "versatile hunting dog," meaning it points and retrieves and works in field, forest and water. Breeding adheres to very strict standards that date back to the early 1900s in Germany. In order to be bred, the dog must undergo stringent field testing (known as VGP) that includes blood tracking, water retrieval, pointing, woods search, and obedience, in 28 different categories. Dok did his VGP test last fall and was awarded a "Prize I," which is the highest level (not necessarily the highest numerical score) possible. I watched some of the test and both dog and handler were impressive. It is fun to watch the aftermath of the blood tracking portion--if the dog succeeds, both dog and handler return with a leaf in his collar and hat as a sign of success. Dok and my brother returned wearing a small branch!
Thanks for looking.