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German Wirehaired Pointer

How They Look

The German Wirehaired Pointer (GWP) is a large hunting breed with a coarse, wiry coat that’s the most obvious feature of the breed. Color of the hair coat should be liver and white or black and white, ticked or roan although an occasional solid liver color is possible. Their tails are generally docked to roughly forty percent of full length.

How They Grow German Wirehaired Pointer Hunting Dog

German Wirehairs are large dogs and grow at a fairly rapid pace. For adult dogs, height usually ranges from 22 to 26 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders and weight usually ranges between 55 and 75 pounds. While you don’t want them to grow too fast it’s important to keep them well fed as they can become too lean.

How They Hunt

The German Wirehaired Pointer is a good all-around gun dog that’s proficient in hunting many types of game on a broad range of terrain. It’s a versatile hunting breed that will track, point, and retrieve on land and water. They’re generally sturdy, well muscled and fairly athletic despite a sometimes stocky appearance. Their wiry, durable coat makes them a natural and determined hunter even in rough and rugged cover.

How They Behave

The German Wirehair is an affectionate hunting companion to the immediate family but can seem aloof or standoffish to strangers. They’re very loyal and make excellent family and hunting companions provided they’re kept active. They’re a common choice for people looking for a solid hunting companion that have allergies to hair from dogs.

What To Feed

Hunting GWPs are about equally likely to struggle to maintain weight as to easily maintain it. We generally recommend starting on the Power 30K formula and possibly switching to the Active 26K formula if your dog seems to be putting on more weight than desired.

Kinetic Power 30K performance dog food

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Outdoor News Inc and Kinetic Performance Dog Food Announce Winner of Huntin’ Buddy Contest

The following press release originally appeared on the Outdoor News issue dated Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

Plymouth, MN – Outdoor News Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lake States, and Kinetic Performance Dog Food, named Paul Agranoff of Isanti, Minn. as the winner of the 2014 Huntin’ Buddy Photo contest.  Agranoff’s entry of a photo depicting his dog, TI, in an action shot was selected as the contest winner, which appeared on the cover of Minnesota Outdoor News’ August 8th edition.

Hunting Dog Food WinnerAgranoff and TI were officially recognized on August 15th, during the Minnesota-based Game Fair event held in Anoka, Minn.  Kinetic owners Dave Dourson and John Howard were on hand to present Agranoff with the first bag of a year’s supply of the brand’s “Active 26K” performance dog food formula that is part of the winning package.

Agranoff said that his entry into the contest was more than just a photo submission.  “Ti is truly a companion. We train year-round and hunt from Manitoba to the Dakotas as often as we can. At 5 years of age, he is what I consider the dog of a lifetime, and he has proven himself through the NAHRA (North American Hunting Retriever Association) trials and in the field.” stated Agranoff.

Dourson, Head of Sales for Kinetic Performance Dog Food, noted that it was great to see the winning canine in action, as Agranoff was among the participants and volunteers in Game Fair’s “Fetch-A-Cure” event.  “Kinetic is a national sponsor of NAHRA, and to learn that our winner was involved in a quality organization and is obviously a committed sport dog owner, underscored our sponsorship of the Outdoor News Huntin’ Buddy contest as a way to recognize that bond and camaraderie one can share with their canine companions,” he said.

In addition to the year’s supply of Kinetic dog food that will be provided through the Hubbard Life dealer network, a custom portrait of the winning photo by Outdoor News artist, Ron Nelson, will be presented to Agranoff at a later date.  In referencing the portrait, Agranoff shared, “My veterinarian’s office has asked to showcase the artwork when it is done, so it will allow more people to appreciate how important that bond can be with a true hunting buddy.”

About Kinetic™ Performance Dog Food:  Kinetic™ performance dog food products feature a full line of performance foods specifically developed to meet the dietary requirements of highly active working, sporting and competition dogs. Made without corn, wheat or soy, each Kinetic™ formula is created to meet the elevated requirements of extremely active dogs for energy, endurance, recovery and digestive health. In addition, all products in the Kinetic™ line are made with a common ingredient profile to enable stress-free transitions from one formula to another during periods requiring higher or lower caloric intake. Kinetic is distributed through the dealer network of Hubbard Feeds Inc., based in Mankato, Minn. To learn more about Kinetic, visit their website at www.kineticdogfood.com.

About Outdoor News Inc: Outdoor News Inc provides in-depth coverage of hunting and shooting sports, fishing, archery, conservation and outdoor activities including analysis of state and national outdoor agencies, local lake maps and fishing reports, expert tips and relevant gear profiles. Robert A. Drieslein is the president of the privately held company established in 1968. With regional editors, columnists and sales representatives in seven states, Outdoor News Inc. publishes newspapers in Minnesota 52 times a year and in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York 26 times a year. Outdoor News Inc. newspapers are subscription based mail periodicals with a verified circulation of over a quarter million including newsstand copies. New York Outdoors News is available through digital subscription as well. For more information about Outdoor News, Inc, visit www.outdoornews.com  or call (800) 535-5191.

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Outdoor News partners with Kinetic Performance Dog Food for Huntin' Buddy Contest

The following press release originally appeared on the Outdoor Wire issue dated Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Plymouth, MN – Outdoor News Inc., publisher of locally written fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in the seven Great Lake States, announces that Kinetic Performance Dog Food has partnered with the Minnesota publication for the 2014 Outdoor News Huntin’ Buddy Photo Contest.

Bird dog enthusiasts in Minnesota are encouraged to submit a photo of their hunting dog for a chance to win a year’s supply of Kinetic Performance Dog Food, and a custom painting of their canine companion by Outdoor News artist, Ron Nelson. The 2014 contest ends July 31, with the winner announced at Game Fair which kicks off August 8th in Anoka, Minn.

Game Fair MNGame Fair is an outdoors gathering that brings families together with hunting dog events, shot gunning, archery and outdoor seminars, and the Outdoor News Huntin’ Buddy contest celebrates that pure bond between a hunter and their dog.

“For many hunters, their hunting dog is a constant companion, and providing a superior performance dog food like Kinetic for a true hunting buddy was a natural fit,” said Michael Hinton, Marketing Manager of US Feed Operations for Hubbard Feeds. “As a Minnesota company, we welcome the opportunity to partner with outdoor icons like Game Fair and the Outdoor News to support the bond between families and their hunting companions.”

About Kinetic™ Performance Dog Food: Kinetic™ performance dog food products feature a full line of performance foods specifically developed to meet the dietary requirements of highly active working, sporting and competition dogs. Made without corn, wheat or soy, each Kinetic™ formula is created to meet the elevated requirements of extremely active dogs for energy, endurance, recovery and digestive health. In addition, all products in the Kinetic™ line are made with a common ingredient profile to enable stress-free transitions from one formula to another during periods requiring higher or lower caloric intake. Kinetic™ is distributed through the dealer network of Hubbard Feeds, Inc., based in Mankato, MN. You can find the nearest Hubbard® Life dealer on their website.

Outdoor NewsAbout Outdoor News Inc.: Outdoor News Inc. provides in-depth coverage of hunting and shooting sports, fishing, archery, conservation and outdoor activities including analysis of state and national outdoor agencies, local lake maps and fishing reports, expert tips and relevant gear profiles. Robert A. Drieslein is the president of the privately held company established in 1968. With regional editors, columnists, and sales representatives in seven states, Outdoor News Inc. publishes newspapers in Minnesota 52 times a year and in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York 26 times a year. Outdoor News Inc. newspapers are subscription based mail periodicals with a verified circulation of over a quarter million including newsstand copies. New York Outdoors News is available through digital subscription as well. For more information about Outdoor News, Inc., visit www.outdoornews.com or call (800) 535-5191.

Huntin’ Buddy contest entries are accepted online at the Huntin Buddy page

Kinetic™ Performance Dog Food becomes the Official Dog Food of NAHRA

The following Press Release was originally published by PR Media. It can be viewed in its original form at Online PR News.

Platinum Sponsorship signals ongoing support and commitment to leaders in hunt test program

Cincinnati, OH, May 19, 2014 – 3 Amigos Nutrition Group, LLC, the makers of the Kinetic™ performance dog food line, today announced a new sponsorship agreement with the North American Hunting Retriever Association (NAHRA). Effective immediately, Kinetic, a line of premium foods for active, working and sporting dogs, becomes a Platinum Sponsor and the Official Dog Food of NAHRA.

NAHRA Logo“We’re a program that produces a quality product in the form of the finest working retrievers in North America.  Performance nutrition is an essential part of our program,” said Frank Plewa, NAHRA President, “We partner with companies that we believe can help support our mission and grow our program and we believe the people at Kinetic™ are committed to us for the long term.”

Kinetic™ performance dog food products feature a full line of performance foods specifically developed to meet the dietary requirements of highly active working, sporting and competition dogs. Made without corn, wheat or soy, each of the four Kinetic™ formulas are created to meet the elevated requirements of extremely active dogs for energy, endurance, recovery and digestive health. In addition, all products in the Kinetic™line are made with a common ingredient profile to enable stress-free transitions from one formula to another during periods requiring higher or lower caloric intake.

“We have relationships with the NAHRA organization and its members at the local, regional and national levels that go back years,” added John Howard, Managing Principal for 3 Amigos. “The quality of the hunting and household companions they produce is second only to the quality of the people within the NAHRA organization. We’re excited about the relationship and proud to be associated with such high quality people who share our values and commitment to dogs and the sporting community.”

The North American Hunting Retriever Association was incorporated in 1984 and is the originator of developing standards to test retriever using realistic hunting scenarios. NAHRA field tests are realistic, simulated hunting scenarios, where dogs compete against a set of written standards with distances and conditions that hunters would encounter in the field.  NAHRA is the first organization dedicated to preserving the skills of a hunting retriever and supports hunting, gun, and retriever clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information about NAHRA, visit their website at www.nahra.org.

About 3 Amigos Nutrition Group, LLC

3 Amigos Nutrition Group is a limited liability company based in Cincinnati, Ohio that develops and markets animal health and nutrition products. After decades of experience with sporting dogs and other companion animals, providing products for animal health and nutrition is more a labor of love than work for 3 Amigos. Additional information on the Kinetic™performance dog food line can be found on their website at www.kineticdogfood.com.

SOURCE: 3 Amigos Nutrition Group, LLC

Kinetic Performance Dog Food Sponsors NAHRA

Dave Dourson (Kinetic), Dan Hove (NAHRA) and John Howard (Kinetic) sort out the details on the new sponsorship agreement.

Kinetic™ Performance Dog Food becomes the Official Dog Food of the UGA

The following Press Release was originally published by PR Media. It can be viewed in its original form at Online PR News.

Sponsorship the first step in ongoing commitment to Hunting and Dog Organizations

Cincinnati, OH, February 24, 2014 – 3 Amigos Nutrition Group, LLC, the makers of the Kinetic™ performance dog food line, today announced a new sponsorship agreement with the Upland Gundog Association (UGA). Effective immediately, Kinetic™, a line of premium foods for active, working and sporting dogs, becomes the Official Dog Food of the UGA.

Upland Gundog Association“We’re an up and coming organization and we were looking for a partner that’s just as excited about bird dogs as we are,” said Ryan Eder, UGA President. “Kinetic™ is pretty new to the market but we’ve been feeding the food and we’re already sold on the quality of the nutrition and the commitment of the Kinetic™ team to upland hunting.”

Kinetic™ performance dog food products feature a full line of performance foods specifically developed to meet the dietary requirements of highly active working, sporting and competition dogs. Made without corn, wheat or soy, each of the four Kinetic™ formulas are created to meet the elevated requirements of extremely active dogs for energy, endurance, recovery and digestive health. In addition, all products in the Kinetic™ line are made with a common ingredient profile to enable stress-free transitions from one formula to another during periods requiring higher or lower caloric intake.

“The UGA provides a great opportunity to get and keep people of all experience levels interested and active in the sport of upland hunting,” added Dave Dourson, a Principal for 3 Amigos. “We see our partnership with them as a way to help fulfill their mission of growing the sports of hunt testing, field trials and bird hunting and creating new bird dog enthusiasts.”

The Upland Gundog Association is an upland hunt test organization headquartered in Lindenhurst, IL, that’s dedicated to not only testing a dog’s true upland hunting ability, but to educating people about quality dog training, hunt tests and upland bird hunting. Their tests are designed to be realistic hunting situations and are offered to all sporting breeds. The UGA runs hunt tests for pointing and flushing breeds, and is one of the only hunt test organizations that recognize pointing Labrador retrievers and allowing them to run in the pointing division and earn pointing titles. They’re proud to have built a venue that is truly for hunters, their families and their dogs. More information about the Upland Gundog Association can be found on their website at www.uplandgundog.com.

About 3 Amigos Nutrition Group, LLC

3 Amigos Nutrition Group is a limited liability company based in Cincinnati, Ohio that develops and markets animal health and nutrition products. After decades of experience with sporting dogs and other companion animals, providing products for animal health and nutrition is more a labor of love than work for 3 Amigos. Additional information on the Kinetic™ performance dog food line can be found on their website at www.kineticdogfood.com.

SOURCE: 3 Amigos Nutrition Group, LLC

Kinetic Performance Dog Food Sponsors UGA

John Howard (Kinetic), Dave Dourson (Kinetic), Ryan Eder (UGA) and Michael Hinton (Hubbard Feeds) celebrate the new sponsorship agreement at Pheasant Fest in Milwaukee.