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showdogs 7 years 8 months ago #21078

can anyone please tell me whats so wrong with woolies i have two deerhounds one of which named bryer is a woolie he's a fantastic boy stands well and at just over 32" to the shoulder is an impressive sight to everyone who meets him ,so why are they so frowned upon as show dogs
this is him with our eldest granddaughter :)
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Re:showdogs 7 years 8 months ago #21080

You are not allowed to show woollies. I lost my woolley Marti at christmas - she was a rehome who had advanced kidney disease and she was lovely with a beautiful temperement. I would have another woolie in a flash
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Re:showdogs 7 years 8 months ago #21087

The reason woolies are frowned on is because the coat is wrong for hunting in the type of country Deerhounds are meant to hunt in. I've never owned one, but apparently the coat mats easily and requires a lot of grooming, which wouldn't have been very practical hundreds of years ago in the Scottish Highlands. We have to remember that the people who wrote the standard had worked Deerhounds in the highlands and if they frowned on something there was probably a good reason for it.

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Re:showdogs 7 years 8 months ago #21091

Pam - you are right about the coat being hard work - it does matt easily especially when wet! Also their feet are very hairy so special attention is needed to keep the fur between the toes short
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Re:showdogs 7 years 8 months ago #21097

Bryer doesn't look like a Wooley, it might just be the photograph. I think Woolies looks so appealing and it wouldn't bother me owning one either, I am smitten with them.

I asked the same question a few months back too!
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Re:showdogs 7 years 8 months ago #21098

Forgot to say welcome Paul to the site. Bryer and Murphy my DH share the same father, Nimrod.
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Re:showdogs 7 years 8 months ago #21102

Hello and welcome Paul,


Very nice picture.

The most important thing is a sweet dog.



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Re:showdogs 7 years 8 months ago #21137

Bryer really doesn't look like a woolly - are you sure?
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Re:showdogs 7 years 8 months ago #21141

Bodhranlady wrote:
Bryer really doesn't look like a woolly - are you sure?

I dont think she is a woolley either. So different to Marti
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Re:showdogs 7 years 8 months ago #21148

His coat looks verry simler to laylas,
and ive been told shes not a woolley.
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Re:showdogs 7 years 8 months ago #21432

Hi welcome to the site :) He does not look like a woolly to me either! Who told you he was? He is a handsome boy :kiss:
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