Birddogkennels.com - Arizona German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders
I have been competing and training the German shorthaired pointers since 1978. I became a AKC field trial and hunt test judge around 1985 I also became a NSTRA judge in the 90s.
I became a professional bird dog trainer in 1994 where I train all pointing dogs for hunters and for competing in field trials, hunt test and NSTRA.
Breeding we have bread many field champions, amateur field champions and the
2007 National walking field champion.
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German Shorthaired Pointer
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Submitted by: Ben Batey on Jan 18, 2010
I live in Nashville, TN and I have purchased three dogs from this kennel. Two german shorthairs and an english pointer. Mr. Bostick sold and trained the first dog I purchased for me. I was extremely pleased with the dog and was a great hunting companion until an unfortunate disease cut her hunting career short. The second dog I trained. The dog was extremely accepting of the training and still hunts with me today. Extremely stylish on point and an excellent retriever. The third dog was a pointer that Mr. Bostick had already trained and had for sale. A thirty pound stick of dynamite. When all else failed I put her down. Mr. Bostick also trained another pointer for me that was extremely gun shy. He broke the dog of it's gunshyness and completeed the dog to steady to wing (my request) and up until this past year when cancer took his life was an excellent dog. I have hunted all species of quail and all species of grouse with the exception of ptarmigan and have enjoyed Mr. Bostick's dogs. They are stylish, friendly, and provide a gentleman's walk rather than a circus of chasing dogs. I would recommend his dogs and/or training expertise to anyone.
Their guide service is also excellent, but you have to realize these are all wild birds and in Arizona bird hunting goes with the rain. If it rains at the right times, the hunting can be very good to excellent, but if it doesn't rain it can be low average to poor. They are honest with what to expect and provide excellent dogs.
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Submitted by: Greg Tatman on Jan 17, 2010
I had a German Shorthair for years that I tried to train myself. I made several mistakes with him and ended up with a very beloved gun shy pet. Since I still wanted an upland game dog, my next pup was a Springer. Very soon after getting my Springer, we moved to Arizona. Since I was committed to a well trained dog this time, I took Jack out to Terry for a couple of months to get him properly started. The nice thing about Terry is he runs a Saturday class where one can work with one's own dog during (and after) the initial intense training. That way you can not only learn with your own dog, but meet other folks with the same interests.
Terry is a sharp guy, and a great trainer. He loves his work, and loves dogs. They seem more than just tools to him. He is personable, even though he seems like a drill sergeant at times, it is always with a smile and intention towards training the owner as well as the dog. Under Terry's training, I am not sure but that my dog knows much more about hunting than I do!
I recommend him highly.