Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dogs can make good pets in Nebraska if they match your IifestyIe. Let me just say that if you buy the Kindred Creamery Ghost Pepper Colby Jack Cheese, which is the hottest pepper cheese that I’ve ever eaten in my life, wait to eat it until you get home. Since Wirehaired Pointing Griffons do not truly shed (all animals cast off hairs), they are vastly superior in homes to other dogs that are constantly and seasonally dropping large clumps of hair. Some folks want a specific gender or will decide at the last minute that the timing isn’t right for them. Jan was a strong woman with an intense passion for the breed. This plague really put the brakes on so many people’s testing schedules and our National Specialty has been cancelled this 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. Welcome to Cascade Griffons, hunters and breeders of Wirehaired Pointing Griffons. Except the circle is a few acres and is filled in with cedar trees in the middle so that people don’t shoot each other. He sleeps through the night in his crate. Opening day we split into two parties, with Fire and I taking one dune ridge and Charles, our buddy Ryan, Ruth and Obi went on the ridge to the south of me. Send us some positive breeding vibes, I just got word that a top female in the breed reabsorbed her litter halfway through gestation and is very ill. Their sire Sam was killed in an ATV accident at his retirement home in Kentucky several years ago. But of course right now we are looking forward to the beginning of hunting season Labor Day weekend. I thought that photo really represented her fun-loving spirit. $2,000.00 [ Click for Details] VC GRIFFON STUDS. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons. Practicing shooting at the tower shoots and over the summer with his sporting clays and skeet makes all of the difference for him. 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. We are accepting deposits now to hold puppies. I’ll make sure to keep you posted about the end of the hunting season and the beginning of our “Q” Litter of puppies. They never missed a national specialty, here he is pictured in 2014 in Maine. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons. 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. Leave a comment. We are about 75% there, but we average about one accident per day. I am pretty old fashioned, so this is my first time having a female ultrasounded to confirm pregnancy at 30 days. But here I am and it’s keeping me active. But I will always help them find a new home if need be. Leave a comment. Photos in the Puppy Gallery ... Nebraska and Kansas this year. Ally headed to her new home. I have the raw footage to make a grooming video, but it is going to take me at least four hours to edit and I need to figure out a compensation structure for my creations. 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. 2017 we hardly got into anything and some days we got skunked. We continued our push and I sort of meandered toward the lower hills like I normally do. At the IllIowa Chapter test, Derek Gilsdorf and Bluestem Captain Augustus Mccraer “Gus” got it done in the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test, earning a Prize I 110 points. I am going to start the process of monetizing the blog and my YouTube videos. So Fire and I are heading down to rural Lincoln on Monday to Hillcrest Veterinary Clinic to have an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy. Once they are whelped, it will take some time for me to get that all sorted out so just bear with me please. Obi and Ruth with Charles and a limit of sharptailed grouse opening day. It was an accidental litter, so the dam is young. I have a couple of hunting pupdates. NAVHDA, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons miles. There were probably 75 pen raised birds who gave their lives for the sport that day. We’ll keep you posted to new developments in the coming weeks. Please feel free to contact us at anytime to discuss Griffs. She’s from our 2012 “C” Litter between Sam and Mae: Here’s Han from our surprise K litter between BB and Chief in 2016. Eleven-and-a-half year old Caleb and one year-old Obi. Our Wisconsin kennel has been raising griffon puppies for over 15 years in the Korthals tradition. 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. They excel in both water retrieval and field pointing. We also took Obi out with some live planted quail and the starter pistol. Obi was having a great first outing as he got all of the retrieves that day. We walked for another hour looking for them, but never saw them again. Free hunting dog classifieds for the upland bird hunter and wetland waterfowl hunter. If things are going as planned, puppies will be whelped at the beginning of February and go home at the beginning of April. Charity Upchurch Later on that afternoon, they took Ruth out again for some duck jump shooting. Charity Upchurch I don’t have photos from all of the training that he has been doing, but here are some field shots. Charles said, “They’re both on point!” in a loud whisper. It’s also free to list your available puppies and litters on our site. These little guys should be opening their eyes any day now!Check out there Facebook page for upcoming photos:https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaGriffons/. We are talking about possibly doing it early, with a late spring test or a summer/fall test. Chief’s puppy Mack, left, and Obi on the right. He has caught on to the drag track game. Charles said that there were gobs of roosters flushing everywhere and Caleb was just blasting and they were falling down. Nebraska Game and Parks, Nebraska Sandhills, North Dakota hunting, Sharptailed Grouse Hunting, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons There was 4-5 inches of hardpack snow throughout the fields with butt-deep drifts in places and the cover was pretty thick to begin with, so it was not easy walking. Either AKC Senior Hunter or NAVHDA Utility Test. Once I talked to him about what happened I found out the Ruth retrieved the first one, which was hit hard, then dropped it because she wanted to go after the second one which wasn’t hit as hard. List your kennel with us and advertise that you are a breeder, trainer or handler. Our first field we walked for a good half hour, seeing hundreds of pheasant tracks in the snow, but put up nothing. I am hoping that she retained the pregnancy, but after last year (two ties and zero puppies) I am not taking any chances. 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. Mike and Mary Drapeau. Uncategorized I had Fire x-rayed a week ago today and there were no puppies. Greenhorn Mountain Grifs is a breeder of Hunting Wirehaired Pointing Griffons. Country Music Litter (Born 1 Feb 20) Greenhorn Mountain Griffs Spicy Pepper X High Country Gunther Sold Out. Charles’s 2020 Nebraska Sandhills Mule Deer. On the homefront, we think that we have pretty much conquered housebreaking. Reserve your puppy today! We did go out on January 20th for another European tower shoot with Ruth. Or if you use any guides in the Dakotas. This will be the seventeenth litter that I have whelped. Sam has a nice little Deutsch Drahthaar, a breed that the genetics of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon contributed to. Sue’s greatest gift is her strong natural retrieve, not only bringing you downed game birds, but she always has to be bringing you something. I promise that I will learn French when my kids graduate, Philippe. Open 24 hours. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons need constant exercise and are best suited for a home with acreage and an athletic master. We worked our way another 75 yards and there was this scrubby ditch full of plum thickets and gnarly burr oaks. It is hard work for the dogs busting through dried cattails, but at least you know where the birds are hiding out. Obi stays steady as the chukar flies away, Charles walks in on another intense point from Obi. FAQ. “First Flush” sixteen week old “Obi” Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. These coats vary in coloring, but are typically gray with brown markings. I feel so blessed that we got out to Wyoming in January to pick up Obi before all of this COVID-19 business got crazy. I wanted to take a gamble on these pedigrees since I have lots of money on two male puppies whose parents had all of the bling who never panned out. Picking up a pintail duck water retrieve in Missouri for Mark. Other than working towards the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test, we went out to the Sandhills for a coronacation around the 4th of July. The day of October 9th was spent driving from Nebraska to North Dakota and getting set up in the house with the other guys. The entire trip was warm, but the dogs held up throughout. Desbattures Benelli Bro, NA II UT II was stolen from his kennel at the Wild West Lodge in Grenville, South Dakota. ), BB, Chief, and Fire, again North Dakota 2015, Chief, BB and Fire hanging at the lake, Summer 2016, Chief going home with Kyle, November 2018, Chief is also immortalized in my entryway over my leash hanger in a painting by my cousin Sierra Furtwangler, check out her Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/UnFckedFabricOmetry, Psychedelic Chief Retrieves a Pheasant by Sierra Furtwangler. He is definitely special. He said that the dogs would be tired and sore at night, but when the tailgate dropped the next morning that they were ready to go to work again. So at that point we were getting up on 11 AM, I’d already marched over five miles in the snow after not having hunted all season. Sue was our very first Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, purchased out a one-time breeding in northwestern Nebraska. But great news. On a tip from a good friend we headed north a couple of weeks ago to make an attempt at pheasants and quail, and were pleasantly surprised. This photo is from the first morning on October 7, with our friend Ryan joining him on sharptailed grouse. Charles had a limit of roosters and a quail by noon. Fire is normally pretty thin, but at this point she is fatter than Ruth who naturally carries more weight, so I’m feeling confident that the breeding “took”. Feel free to shoot me an email at bluestemkennels@gmail.com if you wish to be on the backup contact list. Happy New Year everyone, and new decade depending on who you talk to. You can see the chukar flying off in the top right corner of the photo and Obi on point down in the bottom left. We passed on the first spot that we drove by since it didn’t look right, but the second one that we pulled up to had all of the things that a pheasant would like in the cold. We’re all between the ages of 45 and 50 now. Charles struggles to control Obi’s excitement as he jumps for joy over his rooster. I know that my dogs are healthy because we hunt the heck out of them and they thrive. All Wirehaired Pointing Griffon found here are from AKC-Registered parents. I will probably start using progesterone testing in some instances to target ovulation better. Nebraska Griffons. I like the colors of the pheasant and the one eye of the dog. Charles shot a double! They lost track of the first bird but Ruth was able to retrieve the second one to hand. 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. Hunting. He will be our fourth of July feast. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon has a really unique coloring. Upland Hunting Trips It was cold and I had taken my coat off, so I just snapped a few and jumped back into the truck. Everything looked great and he even has perfect teeth. If there’s dirty laundry on the floor, she will pick it … He told me many tales of how he incorporated dog training into everyday farm life. In the beginning, he only had one or two at a time out of the box to keep their competitive energy in check. Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are highly intelligent and easily trained. (I am still flabberghasted at the handful of “oops” litters I’ve had from one tie and then no puppies from two intentional ties last year. He’s also been getting out with the dogs and our neighbor who has private access in Iowa. My “A” litter turned ten years old at the end of April. Omaha itself is a bit of a hotspot and we have none of our tourist attractions open or restaurants available for dine-in. Chuck Speiss was half of ChuKar Kennels in Michigan along with his wife, Karen. Here’s Ruth and Charles working on backing or honoring with a dog dummy. The search tool above returns a list of breeders located nearest to the zip or postal code you enter. He has also been doing obedience training around the house with the dogs. https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaGriffons/. With that being said, I bailed out of the last three mile push of the day all three days. I have some sad news to report. Iowa is visible from our house, so it is not that far away to get into some good spots. Apply. Jan was a strong woman with an intense passion for the breed. Versatiles - Wirehaired Pointing Griffon - Stud Dogs. Charles also took Zoro on the trip to Southwest Nebraska and it did not go well for him. He really looks like a baby Chief! Next up is Obi’s hip scan and getting some more age and wild bird hunting under his belt. Prior to putting it out to the general public, I asked my friends Jimmy and Sandi if they knew anyone who would want her. It also sounds like I’m getting roped in to handling Obi with Caleb at a European tower shoot at the end of November. Nebraska, Pheasant Hunting, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Puppies 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. This is impressive to me since I have shot at probably 100 snipe in my hunting life thus far and I’ve never hit a single one of them. We’ll get to chase sharptailed grouse, prairie chicken, dove, snipe and teal out in the Sandhills. Today I’ll just show you pictures. That is never going to make it into Grey’s Sporting Journal, but I guess it is true to life. I really want to be here for my pups, but I cannot guarantee that I will always be in a position where I have the time or space to take one back. Luckily, Charles can’t seem to stay out of the field so the dogs get plenty of action. It doesn’t look like fourteen, but it looks like more than three. Finally someone must have heard my silent internal screams of angst and got a halfway decent action photo. 160 likes. Ruth was a workhorse. Their mama Sue is sixteen years old and still hanging around a farmyard in rural central South Dakota. He caught on to the excitement of flying birds very quickly. Daehlers Wirehaired Pointing Griffons was formed to promote and improve this Ultimate Versatile Hunting dog breed. The toughest thing about jump shooting ducks is keeping the dog on “heel” so that they aren’t running and swimming ahead and busting up ducks out of range. I was a bird planter during the field portion. Heartland Chapter NAVHDA Natural Ability Test, Hunting Dogs, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons We’ll see what all of this brings. Look at other people’s trucks while hunting, like if they have a mess of mutts and this guy. All of the crops were harvested in that area of NoDak, so it made for some fun cattail hunting. Available Puppies. Anything Look…Weird? They will get along well with children and other dogs if socialized properly. Speaking of the field, countdown to about three months left before season. We’re the old hunters of our part of the world now. 811 Bellevue Blvd N. Bellevue, NE 68005 United States. NO MORE PUPPIES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.we will post updates when we have another litter on the way! I have had a lot of distractions the last couple of years but plan to get back into the field with renewed vigor in September. I hope that we get out chukar hunting in Nevada someday because I’d like to see how it compares to the difficulty of hunting sharpies in the Sandhills. Charity Upchurch Don’t tell PETA. Just off of the charts. October was a whirlwind of activity with Charles on the road hunting and I’m back in the classroom substitute teaching middle school. Bird haul from the last day in south central Nebraska with Obi and Ruth. 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