Hunting Tales, NAVHDA, Puppy Update, Sire and Dam Ability, Upland Hunting Trips, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons So when the guys went out on day two and Ryan brought back his third bird for the limit, it was a great feeling just to be there. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are solid, medium-sized dogs.. Both parents are AKC registered. Obi and Ruth with Charles and a limit of sharptailed grouse opening day. $2,000.00 [ Click for Details] VC GRIFFON STUDS. Chuck Speiss, far right, chatting with the Terrys. In the words of Princess Leia, “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope!”. List your kennel with us and advertise that you are a breeder, trainer or handler. A windbreak to the north, harvested corn on one side, baled hay on the other side and plenty of thick and tall grass cover in the sizeable field. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are highly intelligent and easily trained. The pheasants that were shot on this trip by Charles and his friends were turned into fried pheasant fingers for our New Year’s Eve celebration. He has chewed up a few things, but that happens with every puppy that we raise. By a stroke of luck, when I went to have her bloodwork done for her spay, I found out that one of my vets was looking for a dog to trail run with her. Bred by Dominic Brisson and Claudette Blackburn of Quebec, Canada. On the homefront, we think that we have pretty much conquered housebreaking. With that being said, I bailed out of the last three mile push of the day all three days. It was a great opportunity for Obi to get into lots of retrieves and Caleb to get some more dog handling experience. Charles and Ryan stayed up high and I worked the mid-level hills closer to the valley. Quick-witted, outgoing, and willing to please, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon makes a loving family dog and an outstanding hunting companion best known for their unkempt appearance. He will be our fourth of July feast. At Great Plains Pointing Griffons, we are committed to enhancing the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon breed as defined by the AKC and AWPGA to be terrific hunters and fabulous companions. My reservation list for this litter is currently full, but if you wish to be on the backup contact list in the event of someone dropping out or us having more puppies than reservations, please e-mail bluestemkennels@gmail.com. We are talking about possibly doing it early, with a late spring test or a summer/fall test. FAQ. 2020 was the worst year for losing breeders of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Location. It was cold and I had taken my coat off, so I just snapped a few and jumped back into the truck. These coats vary in coloring, but are typically gray with brown markings. Updates. Hang in there and stay warm everyone! Obi let a lot of the older dogs do a lot of the work, but he kept up, worked cover and had some good moments. Griffons are easily trained as a hunting dog as their instinct for hunting is strong. I’ve had big litters on one accidental tie, then to have no puppies with two ties…I guess it just wasn’t meant to be this year. Nebraska Griffons. Their mama Sue is sixteen years old and still hanging around a farmyard in rural central South Dakota. He only hunted one small area but got into both quail and pheasant successfully! A side note to this photo by Barbara Young, is that the dog in the photo is Owen des Dunes du Captelat, our foundation female Sue’s grandfather and also in our new male Obi’s pedigree. Then at the beginning of December while I was getting Fire bred, Charles met up with a gang in south central Nebraska to chase some pheasants and quail on some private land. For those of you looking for puppies, we are planning one litter in the Spring of 2021 between Chief and Fire. Photo by Aaron Wimmer. Although she has a great nose and point, her retrieve needed full force fetch training and she is too tall to be a breeding female. We hope that you all had a quiet and healthy holiday season full of good cheer. Day two we decided to all three hunt the same ridge with all three dogs. But we are passionate about continuing to improve this breed. Last but not least was the evaluation of the attributes. I am planning a repeat breeding between Bluestem’s Prairie Fire, NA I and Bluestem Otoe Chief, NA II in the winter for spring 2021 puppies. The end of January marks the end of hunting season in Nebraska. I expect puppies around the 10th of March. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons need constant exercise and are best suited for a home with acreage and an athletic master. Iowa Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Breeders & Kennels | Iowa Wirehaired Pointing Griffons For Sale. Omaha itself is a bit of a hotspot and we have none of our tourist attractions open or restaurants available for dine-in. I will probably start using progesterone testing in some instances to target ovulation better. Yes, that means that this is my 17th litter. Backing dummy on left, Charles center, Ruth on the right, Ruth brings back the retrieve of the pigeon, Charles walking in on the bird while Ruth is pointing. Having four dogs living in the house full time was not an ideal situation and is actually outside of the city ordinances of where I live had Obi been over 18 months old. Posted on Nov 12, 2020. Here’s Gus with his recent haul of teal down in Kansas. Posted on 12/24/2020 - - Last updated on 01/04/2021. Look at pictures of Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies in Omaha who need a home. Right at four weeks there is still not much to see of the pregnancy, but you can just start to tell that they are getting bigger. That’s all of the dog news for now, but keep an eye on Facebook for when the puppies are being born. I was a bird planter during the field portion. He also got a nice muley buck in the Sandhills on opening day on public land. Additionally, there isn’t a health test to clear a dog for things like muscular tears, bitches who don’t lactate or can’t birth naturally, and bad temperaments. Charity Upchurch Although we were disappointed, with the social distancing and travel guidelines in place currently this is the best year for it to happen. Our first field we walked for a good half hour, seeing hundreds of pheasant tracks in the snow, but put up nothing. Ruth and some jump hunted Sandhills ducks. Great Plains Pointing Griffons. We worked our way another 75 yards and there was this scrubby ditch full of plum thickets and gnarly burr oaks. Rates and Info. Browse thru our ID Verified puppy for sale listings to find your perfect puppy in your area. The guys hit one more spot and Charles took a single with Ruth on retrieve. Leave a comment. He only broke its wing and it was still running but Ruth got in there and snatched it up. “Obi” sixteen week old Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy retrieves a quail. I’m going to stay home with the kids and wait for Nebraska pheasant season to open on Halloween. Greyhounds have the best hips all-breed and the vet said that is where Obi’s are. Ryan is a traveling geology technician, so he hadn’t been out with us hunting in five our six years while he’s been on the road. Bird haul from the last day in south central Nebraska with Obi and Ruth. Photo by Jimmy Clark. Don’t eat it during the hunt or you will regret it. There is a big swath of public swamp right on the other side of the Missouri River from where we live, so Charles decided to pick up an Iowa license and took Ruth over there a couple of days ago after work. If things are going as planned, puppies will be whelped at the beginning of February and go home at the beginning of April. In the last few years, we’ve become the second most registered dog in NAVHDA behind the German Shorthaired Pointer. They never missed a national specialty, here he is pictured in 2014 in Maine. So I ran down in front of Fire and sure enough, a group of five got up right in my face. Charles said, “They’re both on point!” in a loud whisper. For the best experience, we recommend you upgrade to the latest version of Chrome or Safari. Puppy Update, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons We’ll keep you posted to new developments in the coming weeks. It was the hardest on little Caleb, who loved Zoro very much. Nebraska Late Season Hunting Adventures, Part I. We’ll get to chase sharptailed grouse, prairie chicken, dove, snipe and teal out in the Sandhills. Both of the dogs locked up in a patch of old sunflowers and he was able to bring a second rooster home. Luckily dog training is a pretty remote practice, so Charles has been able to continue to work with Ruth on whatever her next hunt testing steps may be. 160 likes. VC STONYRIDGE IVAN x FLATBROOKS SNOWBIRD SLEEPY BEAUJO. Versatiles - Wirehaired Pointing Griffon - Stud Dogs. Most exciting of all is Caleb’s first roosters at the Nebraska Youth Pheasant Hunting opener the weekend before Halloween! Due to the direction of the wind, with them taking off right into it, they shot straight up into the air and I shot right underneath of them. Everything looked great and he even has perfect teeth. So Allie is now home with Dr. Tucker. Producing fine versatile hunting dogs, 'For hunters, By hunters'. With scenting conditions so difficult in the Sandhills, I’ve only had this happen one other time in twenty years of hunting. They passed the very difficult NAVHDA Utility Test at the Minnesota Chapter Test recently with 174 points. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons possess the most important attribute first - being a wonderful companion. One of my Christmas presents this year is that Fire’s heat cycle started on Christmas Day, so now it is countdown to ovulation and breeding sometime after the new year. Before Charles made it up to North Dakota, he stopped by the Nebraska Sandhills for a few days of hunting. A true family companion, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon loves to be around their family. At the same time we’ll be tearing down a gazebo in the backyard that will be replaced with a dog kennel set-up. We finished the day with the water retrieve. It took us a good five minutes, but Fire put her nose to the ground and went about 40 yards to the south and came back with the runner. Not two weeks before the district asked me to come back, I told another substitute that I’d probably never go back into education! But I will always help them find a new home if need be. Friendly and happy, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon usually gets along with everyone. We had high hopes for him and he leaves a hole in our breeding program. Charles with some worn out dogs and a single. We are all healthy here and have just been staying home as much as possible. The dog’s siblings could be expressing genetic health problems that you’d never know about. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Puppies We have two breeds of pointing dogs. I consider the reservation list full, but we may get a surpise with more puppies than reservations. Best wishes to everyone out there chasing their bird dogs around the wilds. Charles keeps busy in the field while I mainly stay home finishing up unpacking from our move (yes, it was two years ago but we are still unpacking) and overseeing the tile project in the kitchen, bathroom and bar (about 400 square feet overall). Later on that afternoon, they took Ruth out again for some duck jump shooting. She and her dog Amstel won Best of Breed at the 2013 National Specialty and I captured this shot of her celebrating by drinking some wine from the trophy! Hunting Tales, Upland Hunting Trips, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons, Youth Mentoring We will post updates on when puppies can be expected as soon as possible. Country Music Litter (Born 1 Feb 20) Greenhorn Mountain Griffs Spicy Pepper X High Country Gunther Sold Out. They lost track of the first bird but Ruth was able to retrieve the second one to hand. The day of October 9th was spent driving from Nebraska to North Dakota and getting set up in the house with the other guys. By the time Sunday, October 11th rolled around, the dogs were worn down enough to have all three running at once. All Wirehaired Pointing Griffon found here are from AKC-Registered parents. NAVHDA pedigree dogs. We’ll miss him. Check out more pictures of Jep on his Instagram (jep_griffon): https://www.instagram.com/jep_griffon/, Your domain registration is pending. Obi with Charles’s first snipe limit on October 8. Don’t tell PETA. Up at the top of the ridge the guys got up another small group and Ryan took another bird out of it. The story about Fire from this trip that I hear over and over again is that there was one instance where she was retrieving a quail and totally locked solid on point on a hen pheasant. We have 3 female puppies still available just in time for Thanksgiving! The traditional ringneck rooster retrieved by Ruth. Here’s Ruth and Charles working on backing or honoring with a dog dummy. They combine independent action with amenability. and is being a typically slow Griff in housebreaking. These are hunting dogs with no titles or health clearances. https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaGriffons/. The hunt tests all have waiting lists these days, so it doesn’t look like we’ll be running Ruth here in a couple of weeks in AKC Senior Hunter like we had planned. Our stud, Sage is finally ready. October Hunting Sandhills and North Dakota. I can’t thank Jimmy and Sandi enough for helping me with this. I look forward to taking him on walks in the Old Market (Omaha’s downtown entertainment district) and Charles can take him to NAVHDA training days with other owners and dogs. Looks like Ruth is going to start making some attempts at AKC Senior Hunter at the end of September. He headed up the Sandhills at the beginning of November for deer season, stopping for a brief hunt with Obi, Fire and Ruth in Northeast Nebraska. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dogs can make good pets in Nebraska if they match your IifestyIe. We are NOT a professional dog kennel or puppy mill, but just some average joe's who want to share this loveable breed of dog with other people and help support our hunting habit. But luckily it was all resolved before we were in conflict with the law. I suspect that it is an average sized litter of four to eight puppies. I want to keep my puppy prices in the affordable range so that real hunting families can adopt them. Two or three roosters get up, Charles takes down one right by me, I unloaded both barrels on one flying at the edge of range and four more go soaring by me totally within range (of course my gun is empty and I can only watch), while a few more boil out of the shrubs going away from us. Let’s hope that this weather cools down and that we all have great success in the field in our tests and hunting. I’ll also sit down another day and write about our breeding plans for next year. Future Fall litter of Bella & Finn Expected November 2020 If you would like to put your name on the waiting list for this litter please contact us. It was a noble cause. Still a few pups for sale..message to find out more details! I like the colors of the pheasant and the one eye of the dog. We had planned on crossing the valley once we got to the fence, but they had seen a group of birds get up that I did not, so I met up with them at the top of the ridge and we headed back the way we came. But expect to see changes coming to the blog and our YouTube channel in the future. Hunting Dogs, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Puppies, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons Upland Hunting Trips Which was good because the high temperature got up to 105 that day, a record for a September day in Nebraska. Eleven year old Caleb with his first two pheasants. We walked for another hour looking for them, but never saw them again. I really appreciate the other gents who were there to help put birds in my dogs’ mouths. When I was editor of the breed club magazine, he called me at least twice a month to talk about Griffons. Maddy is from our 2017 “M” Litter between Chief and Fire. He knows how to fetch, comes to his name, has done well with loud noise conditioning, is a total gentleman in the crate (not one accident ever! So much really relies on the quality of the breeder and pedigree. They will get along well with children and other dogs if socialized properly. But I guess it was my turn of having bad luck breeding after ten years of nothing but good. Heartland Chapter NAVHDA Natural Ability Test, Hunting Dogs, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons My second Griffmas miracle was one of Ruth’s sisters down in Oklahoma easily finding a new home. Allie on left and Ruth, right after Allie’s arrival, From front to back, Allie, Obi, Ruth and Fire, Allie with Dr. Tucker, under the portrait of great-grandfather Sam. We got Obi’s Penn HIP results back and the doctor said that they are the best sporting dog hips that he’s ever seen. If there’s one thing that we’ve learned over the years is that the grouse don’t hang out with the cows. Oh speaking of dog kennels, one last thing. We went to the spot that we call “Lone Tree”, but the pasture with the lone tree and the grouse flock that we normally hunt had cows in it. We’re the old hunters of our part of the world now. Hunting Dog Breeds Raised: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Location. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a rugged, medium sized hunting dog. Nebraska Game and Parks, Nebraska Sandhills, North Dakota hunting, Sharptailed Grouse Hunting, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons That has puppies being whelped in March and going home in May, just as I had wished for! It was difficult for me to see what was happening from my vantage point, but Obi must have tracked the bird successfully since he came back to Charles with a rooster in his mouth. This process is not without risks and I feel incredibly lucky that everything has gone smoothly over the last ten years of breeding here. Guess we’ll be getting flu shots next year. Fire and Chief had two litters previous to last year, so we know that it is possible, but for whatever reason the pregnancy didn’t come to fruition last year. Ruth retrieving a hen pheasant (legal at a preserve) that Charles shot. So when people wonder where the puppy money goes…yeah, it goes fast. One peeled off and flew back towards Ryan and he took it down. The birds are released from a high tower in the middle so that they fly over the trees and you shoot them. Charles’s 2020 Nebraska Sandhills Mule Deer. Obi is signed up to do his NAVHDA Natural Ability Test in August and seems ready to go. Charles shot a double! Luckily, Chief is just a twenty minute drive down the road so I can continue avoiding the reproduction vet and progesterone testing another year and just let my stud and dam tell me when it is time to get this done. 4 males. So we tried a new dunefield. gmtngriffs@gmail.com (318) 347-5990. 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