High Desert Shorthairs
The Very Best Purebred German Shorthaired Pointers in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington and Idaho)
A note to begin with: Contrary to popular opinion, a genuine Shorthair is a superior dog to an English Pointer for one simple reason; the Shorthair can do it all, the pointer cannot. The problem of course is finding a genuine Shorthair, which in today’s world is Caveat Emptor, or “Buyer Beware”.
Some forty years ago I was hunting over Dave McGinnis’ German Shorthaired Pointers; Northwest Greif dogs that were some of the absolutely best dogs you have ever seen!
It was about ten years before I could have one of my own and Dave came up with a NFC/FC Frulord’s Tim pup (Tim’s Magic Man). That turned out to be a dog for all time. Unfortunately the “good die young” and I lost him before he was four. Also that pup got me into the Field Trial game. Back then we had honest dogs, honest people and honest judges. Thirty some years later I still have those honest Greif dogs. My dogs are hunted extensively and always have been. I have killed several thousand Chukars over dogs, and I think I know what a High Desert dog should be.
Each Fall I take several dogs back to South Dakota for pheasant hunting. I could not be more pleased with my dog’s abilities. My dogs have range, speed, stamina, pattern and great hunting instincts. They, point, back, swim, track and retrieve. They are intelligent, trainable, dogs with drive and desire, temperament and conformation, plus plenty of just plain good looks. They have everything that makes them the kind of high class dog you would like to own; German Shorthaired Pointers at their best.
I have been a past president of the Oregon Shorthair Club and the Northwest Pointing Dog Association. I organized and ran most of the German Shorthaired Pointer trials in the 80’s and early 90’s. I also did the same for quite a few of the Pointing Dog trials plus some Regional trials. I have written and copyrighted a Judges Book for use in judging dogs at field trials. And having judged well over 150 field trails, I find it actually works! And, I have personally bred Field Champions and Amateur Field Champions as well as puppy and derby winners.
So if you want a dog that is a purebred German Shorthaired Pointer, OFA’d and legally DNA’d, and completely health guaranteed, then let me know and we will see if I can find one for you.
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