My love of wirehairs started in 2008 when I got my first wirehair "Bingos Arctic River rapids" or otter as she is known affectionately , up until then I had been raised with labs and swore that they were the only dog for me. While I still love and enjoy my labs I am fascinated with the GWPs, I love their versatility! The fact that I can take my dogs from hunting ducks in the early morning, to grouse through midday, then go home for a quick dinner and back out for some rabbit hunting late at night. Their mid maintinence coat was a bit of an obstacle, but since they have a nice rough handstrip coat that meant no more burrs, stickers, or ice balls. It also meant that I could control their shedding, which is something every lab owner has to live with (and despises)
I started showing in 2009 after a big move back to Alaska from Texas, but there were no other GWPs entered. Finally in 2010 I heard of a male entry of 2 being shown, so i decided to purchase a second wirehair "Dancehall Master My Soul" or Cao, a male from Scotian and Treborwolf lines. Which in my opinion was a fantastic combination of field ability and conformation. He turned out to be my heart dog, the boy that made a like turn into a love. He took a little while to mature so I started field training with him, and he is now my go-to with hunting. He is a stylish pointer, and flawless retriever to boot. In 2012 I made the decision to go back into the showring this time with Otter, Cao and Spaz "Arctic N HighWyre's Three Ring Circus" (Cao and Otter's daughter) that march when spaz was just shy of 9 months I had entered her and otter in a show in anchorage, and spaz took Best of Breed over her mother, brother, and two other dogs including a special. I decided I'd spend the year trying to finish Spaz and Cao. And what do you know Caos first time in the ring was a Best of breed win and a 3 point major! Since then a lot has happened, but all that instilled in me is a desire to produce proper breed type in my hunting dogs.
As my love of the breed progresses, I find myself wanting to compete in more ventures with my dogs. If it makes them happy to do it, it makes me happy to watch!
In loving memory of "Arctic N HighWyre's Three Ring Circus"