Morningstar Shorthairs - Connecticut German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders
About Morningstar Shorthairs
We breed to enhance our needs and goals for our guiding services and to protect and improve the genetic traits which make our lines the original, truly versatile, German Shorthairs.
We test our dogs through the AKC hunt tests and NAVHDA programs. We have many titles on our dogs and are very proud of those accomplishments but do not select our breeding program based on titles alone. We look for only the best traits that will continue to produce the original German Shorthaired Pointer.
Our breeding goal is to produce truly versatile gundogs for the field, the marsh and the home. Our bloodlines are carefully chosen and well established. They have been proven and tested through NAVHDA and AKC hunt tests and in the field.
The end results are puppies with sweet dispositions, natural hunting instincts, intelligence and a calm demeanor for a loyal and affectionate companion gundog.
The GSP excels when they are part of the family pack. They do not do well as a kennel dog. Our puppies are sold to the discriminating foot hunter who wishes to have a companion living in the home.
"A great hunting companion, a great house companion, a great dog.''
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Shorthaired Pointer
Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Submitted by: Erin Simon on Dec 12, 2012
A little over a year and a half ago my husband started looking around for a bird dog, we ended up contacting Bill after several weeks of researching and contacting breeders. Bill had the answers we were looking for and was the most down to earth breeder we had talked to. Elliot has turned out to be a wonderful happy family and farm dog and a great hunting partner for my husband. They regularly hunt pheasants and Elliot continues to impress my husbands peers at the gun club with his willingness, obedience, drive and athletic ability out in the field.
Submitted by: Tom Whittall on Dec 14, 2011
This is my first experience with a hunting dog ever so my process of picking a breeder was only by luck. I stumbled across Morningstar only by chance because They happened to have a puppy that looked they way we wanted. Once I made contact with them they were more than profesional and tried to steer me in the right direction as best as they could knowing they were dealing with a "ROOKIE" Now that I've owned our dog for almost 3 years I can tell you that words like biddable, lucky bastard, drive, and unbelievable are comments that have been made by his trainer and people that I have been in the field with.
I can honestly say after having the dog for a few years now I do feel lucky because he is a great hunting partner who works well with anyone I put him on the ground with as well as other dogs and is the most loveable house pet we have ever had and I truly feel blessed to own him. Thanks to Bill and Trish
Submitted by: Neal Cunningham on Dec 14, 2011
I own Morningstar's Ring of Fire (June-3 year old GSP), who is a littermate of the dam of Bill's current litter (Sophie). I got a NAVHDA UT 1 with June, and she's hunted wild birds with me in canada and 4 states. She's pointed dozens of grouse, many more woodcock and even few snipe, and retrieves ducks and geese right through january. Of my three dogs (2 GSP's and a griff) she's the most cooperative in the house. She has astounding prey drive and will hunt all day. To me, Sophie is just like June. I expect her pups will be high drive hunters and cooperative and loveable in the home. I've been able to assist in training 6 other morningstar gsps, and I haven't seen one I wouldn't want to hunt with. Bill is very helpful with training assistance/advice, and is great to work with when selecting a puppy. Anyone who wishes to contact me for a reference can e-mail me at email@example.com
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Submitted by: Steve Ries on Dec 13, 2011
We have purchased our second GSP from Morningstar Shorthairs and are pleased with the natural traits and customer follow up and service provided by Bill. Our two dogs are versatile hunting companions with great desire to find birds. Bill select proven parents and provide health certifications on both parents. We are very please with our investment and choosing Bill with his efforts to promote this breed.
Central City, IA