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Thack,

A wirehair could very well be sitting in a chair with a cat.  It is just that the cat would likely be in the wirehairs mouth. :oh:

Sorry cat lovers.

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 You get the best of all worlds.

Even the best tail?

Okay, seriously house issues aside. I'm curious if the Brit fans think their dogs look better or worse on point than a similar dog (like an O/W setter) that has a flowing straight tail (in any position you desire from 9 to 12 oclock)?

I do like the looks of Britts, but its my particular taste that dogs with long tails have more WOW factor on point. Curious if the Brit folks feel differently or agree on the aesthetics side but figure overall the other benefits of the breed outweigh the benefit of the tail?

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John every dog looks good on point. But I admit that setter tail is pretty nice looking especially when that is all you see sticking out of the grass.

Allen

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In answer to the tail question, I am a substance over form hunter.  As long as the dog is intense on point, finds birds and holds, that is what I am looking for.

To me the tail is secondary to the more important considerations when working with a good dog.  It is sort of like having a wife with a really good looking tail, if they don't use it intensly and often,  much of its value is diminished.  :p

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John every dog looks good on point. But I admit that setter tail is pretty nice looking especially when that is all you see sticking out of the grass.

Allen

Never really thought about it. I DO like that you have one less furry thing to pick burrs out of, and we Britt owners don't have to worry about swishing wagging tails knocking over glasses on th end table, etc.  :p

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Honestly, with two setters that have been in the house ever since I've gotten then, they've never knocked over anything with a tail swipe.  But I'm a "keep the beer in my hand" kind of guy, because they will try to steal a sip.
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In my opinion a 12 o clock tail looks unnatural, especially with blood dripping from it.  My dog points with his nose.   :cool:
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In my opinion a dog who has had his tail cut off by his breeder looks slightly less than natural  :D

Guess we know who didn't get snipped by the doc or mohel  :<img src=:'>

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