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: Carmen Magnuson on Jun 19, 2017
My family and I would like to tell you that we will only get any future family members from Idaho hunting dogs. We love our Kaiser and will always love IHD.
Submitted by: Dave & Becky Smith on May 05, 2013
Sprig was born July 18, 2011. From the day her mom came into heat we were kept informed as to how everything was going. Cheryl would send pictures of momma Abby and her belly growing. Then came delivery, and my husband stated up the entire time and watched all the puppies be born. Cheryl talked to him on line In between puppies being born. We watched live web cams of Sprig growing. Then it was time to go pick her up. It was too hot to fly her to Las Vegas so we took off for Idaho. It was wonderful to meet Cheryl in person and to see all the dogs. This is our first GSP and when we buy another, it will decently be from IHD. They breed those puppies with lots if love.
Submitted by: Bruce Benedict on May 05, 2013
We have 2 dogs from Idaho Hunting
Dogs. Frieda is 3 and Abby is 6months. They are so much into natural hunting birds. It is in the genes. Little Abby with no train g stops behind Frieda and honors her and points great. I would tell anyone if you want the best you need to get a German Shorthair Pointer from Idaho Hunting Dogs. Their pups are pointers from he word go. They get A plus from us and we would definitely recommend their pups to who ever wants the best GSP.
Submitted by: Vickie and Noel Tanner on May 03, 2013
It is our pleasure to write of the great experiences we have had with our two dogs from Mark and Cheryl Matthiesen of Idaho Hunting Dogs.

We got our gentleman boy, "Tracks" from then as an 8-week old pup 7 years old this April and to say he has been everything we could have dreamed of would be an understatement. He has a great nose, a wonderful disposition and gets along well with other dogs. He is very handsome and we have been approached by other breeders with interest in having him breed their females. In the middle years of his life, he is a loving companion who still gets excited and turns on when out in the field. He transforms from a middle aged dog to a 2 or 3 year old in the blink of an eye.

We were so impressed with "Tracks", that we got our second pup, a female named "Ziva" from Mark and Cheryl last year. Mother nature gifted her with a nose even better than Tracks had and at less than a year old she was holding points for over 5 minutes all on her own. She is intense, focused and a beautiful girl. She also has the personality that makes her a wonderful family dog.

We couldn't be happier with the dogs we have gotten from Idaho Hunting Dogs and will definitely go back to them when the time comes to get another dog. We are also friends with many others who have gotten pups from them as well and all feel the same as we do. They are the people to go to in our opinion!

If you want an awesome dog with good breeding, innate abilities and that has been raised in an environment to foster a great hunting dog, as well as a great family member, please check out Mark and Cheryl Matthiesen of Idaho Hunting Dogs. You'll be glad that you did... I know we are!
Submitted by: Frank Stetz on May 03, 2013
Great people great dogs. Bought my first GSP from them 9 yr's ago this Aug. Couldn't have just one so got another May 2012. Both outstanding field and home companions. Bogie and Tori bring a smile to our faces each and every day. Mark and Cheryl love their dods and it shows in the type of pups that they provide. If looking for a well bread GSP, IHD's should top your list.
Submitted by: bryan jaffe on May 03, 2013
When I wanted a GSP puppy, we chose Idaho Hunting Dogs due to their reputation and our comfort with Mark and Cheryl as breeders. They do things the right way in our opinion.

We could not be more pleased with our pup, Tyr (Phoenix/Molly 2005), who is now 7. Tyr is very intelligent, highly trainable, and in great shape. It's been a joy having her as part of our family. Further, it has enable us to build a relationship with other IHD owners, who now are part of our broader "family".
Submitted by: Sara Alexander on May 03, 2013
We have a beautiful German shorthaired pointer girl, Willow from Mark and Cheryl at Idaho Hunting Dogs. We were looking to add another GSP to our house and found the Idaho Hunting Dog website. We are so happy that we did.
They really care about the homes their dogs are placed. The breeders that we got our two other GSP's from didn't ask half the questions that they did. That really said a lot about how much they care about their puppies future.
It was fantastic to watch the birth of our baby girl online. From the time she was born until the day we drove to Idaho to pick her up, there were tons of photos and videos of her online and emailed to us. We will have those photos and videos forever! I wish we had that for our other two GSP's!
When we arrived at Mark and Cheryl's "kennel” to pick her up, it was anything but a "kennel". We walked into a beautiful family home with all the dogs walking and lounging around the house. Of course there were crazy little puppies in the mix too!
Our Willow just turned one and we couldn't be happier with her. She's beautiful, intelligent and very loving.
Thank you Mark and Cheryl for bringing this little girl into our life!!!
Submitted by: Steve Sonnenberg on May 03, 2013
Great breeder with phenomenal pups.
Submitted by: Mandy Brooks on May 03, 2013
Mark and Cheryl are nothing short of amazing! We have taken two of their dogs and continue to keep in touch with them regularly and our oldest girl is almost 6. They have an incredible network of people and friends. When we had to rehome one of our girls recently, the first person I went to was Cheryl. Within days, she had found us a wonderful new home. She cares for her puppies as long as they are on this planet with us and then some. I would not buy from anyone else! We love Idaho Hunting Dogs!
Submitted by: Megan Perry on Apr 27, 2012
Mark and Cheryl are amazing!! My husband and I had been researching different GSP breeders and Idaho Hunting Dogs was by far our favorite!!! Both mark and cheryl were great with answering any questions we had. We were able to see our puppy pretty much from birth grow up till the day we picked him up! Idaho hunting dogs was able to stream live video of the puppies and sent lots of pictures! We still keep in contact with them and give them updates on our great addition to our family!! Our puppy is now 9 months old and has a great temperament! He is so social able and great with kids!! He loves to be with us and has such a great personality! He has been a great addition to our family! We love him!!! Thank you Mark and Cheryl for breeding such amazing pups! We have recommended lots of people to them and to look at the GSP! Great dogs!!
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