Puppies Available throughout the year
Idaho Outback Griffons is located in Southern Idaho farm country. We have some pretty fair upland hunting close at hand. We love the breed and have a sense of pride raising a few litters of quality, companion, hunting dogs. All our pups are raised under foot, highly socialized, and exposed to birds early. We encourage visitors and browsers. We believe in the total package. Birdy, Brainy, Temperment, and Health. Pups are AKC registered and 27 month genetic health guaranteed.
Elliott and Christy Owen 208-532-4822
or visit our WEBSITE for a picture of our operation and philosophies lots of Griffon Information. https://sites.google.com/site/idahooutbackgriffons/home
Visit the BLOG for day to day news and to follow our most recent litter. It is fun informal but has current news
Submitted by: Gayle Dacus on Jan 17, 2017
I researched Breeders and came up with Outback. We are not hunters, so I was worried we would be rejected. We wanted a female and we were #5 on the list. Thankfully it all worked out. And we got the one we wanted from the photos, which was almost strange. Hannah is a marvelous animal! She is all nose! She hunts every time she walks out the door. It is so ingrained that I feel she could hunt with anyone with no training. We take her to a park daily so that she can run. She is extremely high energy. It is a commitment getting a Griff. They need to be with their people and able to get plenty of exercise. She is a marvelous companion for us. Christy chose the right one for us! AND, did I say, She is beautiful and healthy! 3 years old - Twister/Chrome litter, Oct.1, 2013
Submitted by: Cathy L Gerhard on Jan 16, 2017
We got our female Griffon pup from Idaho Outback Wirehaired Griffons in September of 2016. She is the best thing that has ever happened to us as a couple. We haven't hunted her YET, but may some day. She has been in obedience training and has learned all her commands quickly. She is a great family member and gets us both out in the great outdoors daily walking and hiking. Christie Holt was very forthcoming about the characteristics of a Griffon and available for consult and ongoing help, even after we brought our pup home. It is clear from working with her this past 18 months that she loves her dogs and values the breed and wants to ensure the pups she sells are of outstanding quality and placed with the right families for the well being of the dog and the owners. I HIGHLY recommend Christie Holt and Idaho Outback Wirehaired Griffons for anyone interested in owning a Griffon, whether you are planning to hunt it or not.
Submitted by: Rebekah Rice on Jan 16, 2017
We have two female dogs from Idaho Outback Griffons, one is 2 years and the other is 5 months old. These are the best dogs I've ever owned, they are extremely smart, easy to train, and the best family dogs you could ask for. They are naturals in the field and are great at upland and waterfowl. They have awesome personalities and are very attached to their family. I would highly recommend Idaho Outback Griffons, Christy was great to deal with and is always willing and quick to answer questions, plus her blog is super nice for future puppy buyers. Can't say enough good about them and their dogs!
Submitted by: Jess Maier on Jan 16, 2017
WE LOVE OUR DOG!!! Christy was incredible. Her knowledge and love of the breed surpassed the other breeders, in my year plus search for a Griffon. I did have the chance to get a pup form other breeders, but I chose, and was happy to wait a year on the list, just to get one of Christys pups. I had the opportunity to go pick up our pup, and I was able to meet Christy and her dogs. Christy was great! Her dogs are all beautiful, and have great personalities. You couldn't have a better environment for pups to be born into. Though I am not a big hunter, our dog displays all that one could want in a good bird dog. She is very intelligent and is quick to obey commands, even at 6 months old. She loves the water. She retrieves. She has a keen interest in ground birds and is quick to get her nose to the ground and lock up on point, this is with little to no training. She travels well in the car and truck, and doesn't require a leash when walked. She is a beautiful well perportioned dog with a beautiful coat. Above all that her personality is amazing, we love her. One thing that I found interesting was as we were looking into Christys Griffons, everyone seemed to think that they had got the best dog out of each littler........ no matter if they were the 1st or last pick. Well that is exactly how we feel. We were 7th or 8th pick out of 10 females and we truly believe that we got the best dog out of the littler, though I am sure the other 9 picks would disagree. I really can't say enough about our experience with Christy and our new Griffon. The best of the best in all aspects!
Submitted by: Erik Y. on Aug 17, 2016
We received our Idaho Outback Griffon in Sept. 2015. He is the perfect match for our family and a hunting machine. He's the definition of the versatile dog. He knows what his job is and is constantly bringing us random things whether we want them or not. We couldn't be more happy with him.
Submitted by: Brian Schroeder on May 24, 2016
We received a pup from Idaho Outback this Spring. The entire process from the beginning was a pleasure. Christy does a fantastic job of making the experience a smooth one, and helping to match the right pup to the desired needs of her customers. The care and diligence that goes into Idaho Outback's Griffon breeding to keep the lineage is top notch. I am an avid upland game bird and waterfowl hunter, and these Griffons have amazing versatility to do both. We were able to visit the litter at 5 weeks and do some testing on prey drive, dispositions, etc, to help us make the choice, and was there for 1.5 hrs - Christy was very patient in allowing us the time to help us make our choice.
Submitted by: Ryne Olson on Apr 29, 2016
I have one Griff from Idaho Outback Griffons. She's perfect in the field, with the family, in the office, basically everywhere I travel. I can't imagine having a better all-around dog.
Submitted by: Brion wise on Feb 21, 2016
Have two Griffons from Christy. Great dogs with great energy and couldn't be more loving. They love to hunt and want to go every time you open the gun safe. Love them.
Submitted by: Kristie Foster on Feb 20, 2016
About 3 and 1/2 years ago we were researching breeders to find a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. My husband is an avid hunter and all of our research indicated that this was the dog for the field and would fit perfectly with our young family. That's when we found Idaho Outback Griffons and have never looked back. We worked closely with Christy over phone and email to choose the right puppy for us. We were unable to go get her and see her before she came to our home but Christy made sure we got the right dog for us. Mavis is a champion in the field and my husband couldn't ask for a better hunting companion. More than one hunter has asked to buy her on the spot after going out with her!!! No luck, guys! We also wanted to keep our breeding options open and Christy made sure we had a good candidate for that as well. Her commitment to the breed is fabulous and I can only hope I am half the breeder she is one day. Mavis just had her first litter and Christy is still committed to her success. There have been quite a few late night/early morning texts and messages from me asking questions and she has been right by my side (although we live quite far from each other. lol). Christy's commitment to the Griff breed and to the pups born at Idaho Outback Griffons is second to none!!!
More Reviews for Idaho Outback Griffons Submit your testimonial
Submitted by: Teryl Hammer on Feb 12, 2016
My wife and I have been fortunate enough to have had 3 wonderful Labradors in our household for the last 38 years. The one we currently have turns 9 this month and we decided 1 1/2 years ago she needed a companion. I've come to really enjoy hunting behind a pointing dog so we discussed the possibility of going with another breed from the one we had grown to love. I spent countless hours researching different breeds that would fit the bill of a great household pet and a top of the line pointing upland game dog. The Griffon seemed to fit the bill and after even more research the decision was made and we turned our attention to breeders. We narrowed down our list to 3 and after conversations with all 3 Christy and her Idaho Outback Griffons won out hands down. Starting with just how utterly cool the dogs are and then when you add in the concern Christy has about the breed, about her dogs and about her puppies it became a no brainer. During one of our first conversations she made it clear that she always tries to place the right puppy with the right owner based off type of lifestyle of the owner and personality of the puppy. We were very fortunate to be able to get a puppy from their next litter born 31 Dec 2014. Our pup, Mocha, exceeded expectations as Christy was able to meet all our requests pertaining to color, coat length, personality and hunting traits. Mocha is off the wall funny and sweet until she's in the field and you have a gun in your hand and then it's all business. We picked up Mocha the day after Valentines Day in 2015 and have never regretted it. She's the full package and has been the perfect fit for us. Our Lab now acts like she's 5 years younger trying to keep up with the youngster. Thanks to Christy, her family and the whole Idaho Outback Griffon operation for raising and maintaining such an awesome breed of dog!! Teryl Hammer