Heritage GSP Kennels has been training and breeding German Shorthaired Pointers for over 18 years. We exclusively work with GSPs. I stay pretty busy throughout the year working and looking after my dogs. We pride ourselves in breeding healthy, sound dogs.
I have been working with dogs since I was a young boy. I used to breed and train pit bulls. I had them retrieving dove though some ate their fair share before retrieving mine! I was young and happy to have musclebound, mean looking dogs. I've always been an outdoors guy so as I got older, I looked for bloodline that could fit my lifestyle. Gun dogs it was. That was the end of my pit bull years.
How smart and how willing to please is your dog? Your lifestyle will directly reflect your dogs behavior and discipline. I did my research looking for the best overall gun dog. In my opinion, GSPs are definitely a top contender. These GSPs have everything that I can ask for in a dog. Truly versatile, very social, eager to please, and always trying to understand what you are asking of them.
My first GSP was my Brother. Honestly, I was impressed with his ability to communicate. Brothers hunting drive was aggressive and natural. I've had smart dogs in the pas and I like to claim to be self taught but Brother definitely taught me a lot more. All I had to do was listen. Brother is my oldest and he is now retired. He is over 13 years old and this guy will still bring a ball or a stick to visitors to tempt them throw it for him! He is still just as excited to retrieve, just a lot slower and more graceful. Brother and Molly started it all. Both are here at the kennels enjoying their retirement.
Here at our kennels we train for basic obedience and bird training. Obedience training starts after eight weeks of age. I like to start my bird training after seven months old. Before I breed any dogs, they must be two years of age, obedience trained and started on bird training, I have been select breeding since the beginning and have continued to produce some of my best dogs. When selecting a GSP to enter into the breeding program, I look for:
Trainability with a nice disposition
Natural desire to please
Natural ability to hunt
Their beauty will catch your eyes and their personality will take your heart.
These true athletes are not for everyone. These dogs have the potential for great success but at the same time, if you're not prepared they can be challenging. Intelligence and high energy must be addressed. If you do not have an active lifestyle, then I do not recommend these dogs for you. However, not all of my customers are hunters. Park walks, hiking trails, and water activities are also an ideal lifestyle. Lots of customers look for a jogging and bike workout buddy as well. I have been training dogs a longtime so my experience makes it easy for me.
Please feel free to visit all of our pages, as we have lots of pictures and information on each page. We are a small, family owned kennel whose breeding program is now dependent on the deposits received for selected females. My daughter, Celeste, and I have enjoyed every minute we spend with our dogs. Their tails will be docked and dew claws removed. They will be updated on all their vaccinations and will come with their AKC Registration papers. We have sold puppies to multiple states across the country. I will be asking some key questions before a deposit is placed. Please read the Purchase Agreement located on the Contact Us page thoroughly.
Schedule an appointment to visit our kennels. I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have! I will personally introduce you to all my GSPs.
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