Odin is very clean coming and going, wonderful sidegate and has a faboo temperament! Wherever we go, Odin's handsome head and regal poise are the first things people notice. Odin has a natural coat that requires NO hand stripping! Odin is also a natural born hunter with a fabulous nose; he is too good to be true! He did not need to be taught to point and/or retrieve the wild birds, small game, deer or the hogs that we hunt. Odin is also a self-taught Seizure alert dog - priceless!
Odin loves to hunt, let me repeat that - Odin loves to hunt! After reading yet another description of the German Drahthaar it finally dawned on us to ask Odin in the 2007 hunting season to retrieve the deer we bagged. What do you know, Odin can retrieve Black Tail Deer to hand (3 of them in 2007)! This is a non-stop go getter who on his first deer retrieve clammored up a 30-foot bank, scrambled @ 20 yards up the hill then dragged the deer down the hill. The deer got caught on a bush about half way down the hill and this clever boy pulled it back up the hill, over to the right and then back down!
The 2008 hunting season brought out another aspect of Odin's hunting abilities. Odin can retrieve wild boar that weigh more than twice the amount that he weighs! No joke, Odin retrieved a wild boar that weighed in at 193 pounds field dressed; Odin is between 70-73 pounds depending upon the day.
Odin has never failed to retrieve anything we have asked of him be it Quail, Pigeon, Deer, Hog, Rabbit or even his toys! We thank his breeder, Mildred Revell, for this boy everytime we go hunting! This boy is STRONG! We are wondering what other hidden talents this handsome boy is waiting to show us...
Odin may never finsh his AKC Championship, even though we only need 1 single point, as dog shows are not my brothers "cup of tea". He refers to the showring as ice skating on grass. He tired of losing to "straight fronted, over coated Airedale wanna-bes that hop like bunnnies around the ring". Both Odin and Roger prefer to be out in the field hunting to sitting bored at a dog show.