IDAHO HUNTING DOGS - Idaho German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders

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At Idaho Hunting Dogs, our goal is to breed very conformationally correct GSP's that are also very birdy, and with loving personalities. Pups have TONS of natural instinct. All puppies are vet checked, current on shots by a licensed veterinarian, tails, dewclaws & worming done and pre-registered with AKC. Written Guarantee. Shipping available weather permitting. All of our dogs have had their hips certified by OFA and eyes certified by CERF. We take great pride in producing healthy happy puppies.

All of our puppies are born in the house and raised in the house to get them used to a home's general sights, sounds and chaos plus of course, lots of hugs and kisses. They are handled from the time they are born until they go to their new owners at 8 weeks. They are exposed to lots of different sounds, textures, and environments. These are definitely family dogs for the home that "turn on" in the field for an incredible hunting partner; however, we encourage some form of puppy social /obedience class for new puppies and their families. We don't raise "kennel" dogs. We have 6 GSP's and they all live in the house with us. They are like our children. Some people have lots of kids, we have 4-legged kids to bring enjoyment to our lives :)

All of our dogs are great in the field as well as outstanding family members.

1. Fritz's father is a 2 time NFC as well as a Dual Champion. His first 3 generations include: 2xNFC, DC Liebmeister Roll Tide, FC Northman's Dixieland Cody, CH Liebmeister Kiss My Fanny , Rusty Patch Of Staver SH with other proven hunting and show lines

2. Madison is out of Northwood Mountain Kennel. Her parents are DC/AFC Eagle Ridge Royal Magnitude MH and CH. NMK's Timeless Trilogy, MH. You won't find any better lines anywhere.

3. Ali has been a great addition that we acquired from Relentless Shorthairs. It was our lucky day when I saw her advertised. Her first 3 generations include DC Nmk's Earl Of Velvet Horn and CH NMK's Samba De Luna JH, CH Laguna's Rolex Classic, CH Nmk's Placer Country Snowbird, CH Sachi Von Der Strand, DC AFC NMK-Rd's Final Curtain Call MH, CH Nmk's Placer Country Snowbird, FC AFC R Desire's Lonesome Dove MH. One look at her pedigree and you will know for certain there is not a better line for a dual quality foot hunting dog. Ali has 6 points in the show ring. She is a natural gun dog, loves water and retrieves like crazy.

4. Gunner is out of Sixxem's Kennel in Pueblo, CO. Lenny Morales produces some incredible dogs starting with the best Field Trial Stock. Gunner is a direct son of 5xCH 4xRU-CH 2xNGDC FC AFC Slicks Cuttin Wild and FC Dixielands Smokin Dancer. Gunner is an amazing young dog, that real "once in a lifetime" animal. He was an impressive pup right out of the gate! He was pointing birds at the age of 4 months in Colorado. We feel Gunner got his parent's field ability and conformation. Gunner is a bird finding machine in the field and a true lover in the house. Here is a video from when he was 4 months old: Gunner's Video.

Don't miss out on one of these Dual Quality pups. Please visit our website for more information: or call evenings 208-681-6127. Email:

Thanks for your interest in our pups!!

Mark and Cheryl Matthiesen

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Shorthaired Pointer
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Mark or Cheryl Matthiesen
Shelley, Idaho 83274
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 25 years.
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Submitted by: Linda Null on Oct 15, 2017
We bought our German Shorthaired Pointer from Mark and Cheryl and have to say, the entire experience was awesome. We picked Ava from the website pictures when she was 4 days old (we loved her markings) and watched her grow every day on the live streaming site they maintained until it was time to pick her up. Our sweet Ava just turned 4 years old and is so smart and loving. I must admit, she is completely spoiled and loves to cuddle on my lap or lay in front of the fire....but when outside, she is always hunting. Ava is one of Meg's pups and is absolutely the BEST and sweetest girl! We could not have asked for a better experience and definitely could not have found a better GSP. We LOVE her and are thankful every day that we have her in our family!
Submitted by: Shayne rollings on Oct 13, 2017
Great, whole hearted people, phenomenal and loving and beautiful dogs!
Submitted by: Jon on Oct 13, 2017
Submitted by: Jim Shaw on Oct 12, 2017
Healthy happy puppy, Now, healthy happy three yr old. Absolutely the best hunter I have ever had. Loves nasty weather, thinks thunder and lighting are time to go out and play in the rain.
Submitted by: Mike W Armstrong on Oct 12, 2017
I received my puppy from Mark & Cheryl Matthiesen at Idaho hunting dogs. They provided a fantastic experience for my pup and I. Ruger is 3 years old and the best dog I have had yet. He is a wonderful pheasant dog and works the field like a champ. He is also my best friend
Submitted by: Kristin on Oct 11, 2017
Our GSP girl is almost a year old as I write. What a good experience with Cheryl and Idaho Hunting Dogs, keeping us informed and sending pics before we could pick from our litter. This is our third GSP (first from here). Our girl is so nicely socialized - very loving. She thinks she is a lap dog. That is a testament to IHD. She is also VERY birdy....a reflection of her breeding. We recommend Idaho Hunting Dogs.
Submitted by: Nikki Cafferty on Oct 11, 2017
I can't say enough good things about Cheryl and Mark with Idaho Hunting Dogs. I can honestly say I will never get another GSP anywhere else. They breed the most amazing dogs and love them like their own even after their new owners have picked them up. Being able to watch the puppies on the puppy cam everyday is a lot of fun. Seeing them grow and watching their personalities evolve is a great experience. A big benefit from purchasing a pup from IHD is that you also gain a new family. And let me tell you, the IHD family is an extremely loving, helpful and knowledgeable group. They are there for you and your dog no matter what you need. The female pup I got from IHD two years ago is hands down the best dog I have ever had. I don't hunt her but she's got tons of drive and she has been a phenomenal family dog. She's a special girl with a fun personality and my family would be incomplete without her. We love her so much we have a deposit down for another pup. IHD dogs are like potato chips, you can't have just one.
Submitted by: Lisa Bergman on Oct 11, 2017
Ive had the BEST experience with this breeder, Cheryl and Mark, They truly care about their GSP pups, are extremely knowledgeable, and ALWAYS there to answer any questions and help in any way. I would highly recommend them to anyone and as for their pups.... They are INCREDIBLE!!! Definitely a TOP breeder in my book!
Submitted by: Sarah Frost on Oct 11, 2017
I've had Quigley for a little over a month now and I couldn't be happier with my decision to get a GSP from Cheryl and Mark. The 12 hour drive was well worth it! He's extremely smart, well behaved, and has great disposition. She did a wonderful job socializing him prior to pick up. If wouldn't buy one from anyone else!
Submitted by: Michael and Peppi Fowler on Oct 11, 2017
We have gotten 2 dogs from Idaho Hunting Dogs and cannot say enough about them. They are just wonderful dogs! Mark and Cheryl do an amazing job breeding dogs that have great personalities, very loving. Just amazing dogs! Mark and Cheryl are ALWAYS available should you need them. Love them and love our dogs!
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