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Other Hunting => Bird Dogs => Topic started by: DIron on November 26, 2020, 09:50:23 AM

Title: GWP Breeders
Post by: DIron on November 26, 2020, 09:50:23 AM
The Fiancee saw a GWP and is hooked, which is great for me since I've always wanted one. :) Who are the top breeders on the PNW? I am willing to travel for good breeding, and of course availability. Would love to work with a breeder who is also a top trainer so I can get the pup started of right.

Happy Thanksgiving
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: wildweeds on November 26, 2020, 10:34:21 AM
I'd Contact Dr. Ray Calkins DVM, he's in Oregon, Portland area. His line of GWP is  prefixed" Cascade". He's had wires for over 40 years and I've hunted with a good number of great dogs from his lines. As far as a trainer goes R.J. Marquart at Quicksilver kennels in Moses lake. Thats 2 directions I'd go myself.
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: DIron on November 26, 2020, 06:38:20 PM
I'd Contact Dr. Ray Calkins DVM, he's in Oregon, Portland area. His line of GWP is  prefixed" Cascade". He's had wires for over 40 years and I've hunted with a good number of great dogs from his lines. As far as a trainer goes R.J. Marquart at Quicksilver kennels in Moses lake. Thats 2 directions I'd go myself.
Great information. I will look into both of those, many thanks.
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: metlhead on November 26, 2020, 07:55:03 PM
something magic about them. I think they are lucky.
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: predatorpro on November 26, 2020, 09:08:55 PM
I got mine from garten kennels.  Great people and great looking dogs! We love ours!
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: DIron on November 27, 2020, 08:05:03 PM
I got mine from garten kennels.  Great people and great looking dogs! We love ours!
I will take a look now. Thank you.
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: wildweeds on November 29, 2020, 09:05:50 AM
I looked as well, most specifically at the pedigrees, there's quite a bit of Dr Rays Cascade blood in one of their dogs and some in another.
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: Shannon on November 29, 2020, 09:17:33 AM
Call Kelly at Bonepoint Kennels. Hes out of Oregon.
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: DIron on December 01, 2020, 09:27:29 AM
something magic about them. I think they are lucky.
That's a good looking hunting buddy. :tup:
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: DIron on December 01, 2020, 09:28:56 AM
I got mine from garten kennels.  Great people and great looking dogs! We love ours!
Thank you. What kind of hunting do you do with your Garten pup? Have you had other dogs before?
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: DIron on December 01, 2020, 09:31:17 AM
I looked as well, most specifically at the pedigrees, there's quite a bit of Dr Rays Cascade blood in one of their dogs and some in another.
Are you talking about Garten's dogs having the Caulkins blood lines? I emailed Mr. Caulkins and they did not have a 2020 and so their 2021 list is quite long.
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: Special T on December 01, 2020, 09:31:40 AM
I dont have any specific recommendations but I can say that LOTS of GWP owners hunted the WDFW Lake Terrell pheasant release site this year. I dont think I have consistently seen that many in one area.
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: DIron on December 01, 2020, 09:33:10 AM
Call Kelly at Bonepoint Kennels. Hes out of Oregon.
Shannon thank you. I had looked up Bone Point, and their dogs are nice looking so it is good to hear someone recommend them. Do you have one of their dogs, or have you shoot over any of their dogs?
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: mtaylor on December 02, 2020, 07:48:18 PM
Secon the Bone point kennels, also look up Dominic Bachman (Bachman Bay Kennels) and Meg Eaton (Wireswest Kennels) all three are in Oregon. All three have amazing dogs. The all hunt waterfowl, chucker, grouse and pheasant. And all of their dogs are tested and proven. Cant go wrong with them.

I know there are others out there but when I did my research and called breeders those 3 were the best to talk to and Dominic even took me hunting to see his dogs work. One question you should ask a breeder is what flaws or traits their dogs have that they are trying to improve?  If a breeder tells you their dog is perfect, run away, because no dog is perfect.

Good luck on the search, its fun.
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: wildweeds on December 02, 2020, 08:19:49 PM
I dont have any specific recommendations but I can say that LOTS of GWP owners hunted the WDFW Lake Terrell pheasant release site this year. I dont think I have consistently seen that many in one area.
   That's because up here Jim Lallas at Acme Hunt club has had bred and sold wirehair pups for close to 30 years, and again it's no surprise.... The dogs he started with.... we're from Cascade kennels stock.
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: wildweeds on December 02, 2020, 08:36:34 PM
I looked as well, most specifically at the pedigrees, there's quite a bit of Dr Rays Cascade blood in one of their dogs and some in another.
Are you talking about Garten's dogs having the Caulkins blood lines? I emailed Mr. Caulkins and they did not have a 2020 and so their 2021 list is quite long.
both kennels mentioned have Cascade blood in their lines.
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: jagermiester on December 07, 2020, 07:40:45 PM
Check out three devils, Jeff Funke I have a dog out of Sage Kendall (Blue Sage gun dogs) and much of his lines are Three Devils. If I were getting a dog right now I would go to him or Bachman Bay. They have a few dogs that have Lager V in their lines. This would be worth a look. Good luck.
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: aaronoto on December 11, 2020, 08:20:12 PM
Id be looking at Bonepoint, Three Devils, Inverness, and Wireswest.
Title: Re: GWP Breeders
Post by: RC3 on December 11, 2020, 09:29:51 PM
Check out three devils, Jeff Funke I have a dog out of Sage Kendall (Blue Sage gun dogs) and much of his lines are Three Devils. If I were getting a dog right now I would go to him or Bachman Bay. They have a few dogs that have Lager V in their lines. This would be worth a look. Good luck.

Yes, Three Devils and its not even close if you ask me.  Go watch Jeffs dogs and you wont be disappointed.