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The Hungarian Wire-
Is the HWV good with children -
Is the HWV good with other dogs and animals -
Does the HWV need a lot of exercise -
or as much exercise you are prepared or can give them. They do enjoy a good
run around and it is essential that they do receive some good regular exercise.
A young puppy should not be over exercised.
How big will the HWV be when fully grown -
could be around 27 inches at the shoulder, so it is not a small dog when fully
Is the HWV easy to train -
Does the HWV have any major health problems -
What type of coat should I be looking for in a HWV puppy at 6 -
At around 8 weeks of age the HWV puppy should just have the start of a bristle
Of coat around the bridge of the nose, on the back legs and could have a
harsher coat coming in on the neck. The coat should not at this time be profuse,
however on the other hand they should not be devoid of some sign that the wire
coat is starting to come.
Why don't HWV's all have the same type of coats -
this question, say to people that breeding the HWV is not in anyway like breeding, for
example, Labradors. With the Labradors you can be assured that you will have a certain number of puppies all with good coats. When breeding the HWV you cannot expect to get a proportion of puppies who will mature to have good coats if you have used a stud dog or bitch which do not possess a good wire jacket. So often we have seen a lovely coated dog or bitch mated to a dog or bitch with a "woolly" (a soft, heavy coat) in the hope that good coated genes will be passed through to the litter -
Is the HWV a good example of a working gundog -
Can the HWV be kenneled outside -
dogs do not stay in the kennel and run 24/7. The HWV does not take kindly to
being in a kennel all day and night especially without any companion -
at their happiest as part of the family.
With many thanks to Terry and Gillian Pearson