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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
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Submitted by: Vicki Lightbown on Aug 08, 2018
Timber (Chrome x Justice, Jan 2018) is our first dog and first wirehaired pointing griffon. We love our guy and get comments from our trainer, family and friends about what a great dog he is growing up to be. Very little phases him and he LOVES everyone. He was sleeping through the night within a week and not a peep from him when he is in his kennel. It took him all of 5 minutes to figure out swimming and we now have a water retriever. He picks up new commands very quickly, although sometimes he is almost too smart and figures out how to get around the rules. He was the only dog in our puppy class to figure out some of the weekly "challenges". His hunting drive is incredible. His natural instinct never stops amazing us - with no training he is pointing and tracking. We live near storm ponds and big fields so we need to adjust timing for walks to include rabbit, magpie, robin, duck and goose time. We are looking forward to working with him in the field this fall. Christy has been amazing throughout the process, answering all our questions about the breed and providing tips/advice since he came home. We couldn't pick our pup in person so Christy worked closely with us to understand our lifestyle and matched us with the perfect moderate energy boy. I highly recommend Idaho Outback Griffons. If you are willing to put in the time and energy you will have a great dog!
Submitted by: Krista Beavis on Mar 18, 2018
Otto joined my household in January 2018 at 7 weeks old. I got him as a companion dog so can’t comment on hunting abilities, but he’s smart, learns quickly, has a very loving personality, and is adored by everyone who meets him. He’s well behaved in the house, and was housetrained within a week. My experience with the breeder was great leading up to my getting Otto and continue to stay in touch as they enjoy getting updates on the puppies. I recommend Idaho Outback Wirehaired Pointing Griffons!
Submitted by: Lori Ennis on Mar 17, 2018
Our Griff Gillie is such an amazing joy. We are so lucky to have found Christy and we love our Idaho Outback Griffon pup! He is the most intelligent, mischievous, and lovable dog in the world!
Submitted by: Jerry Moore on Mar 03, 2018
Our puppy Andie from Idaho Outback Griffons is everything and more than I expected. She is a very smart puppy with exceptional hunting instinct. She is 10 months old. We have been training since the day that we brought her home at 7 weeks. To tell you the truth you don’t have to do much training on her hunting abilities. She has a strong enthusiasm for hunting and a goodRtn nose. This winter I took her out in the snow and she would track just like always. She is a good friend and companion. She behaves well in the house. She has never chewed up anything except her toys.
Submitted by: Gary Wheeler on Feb 13, 2018
I could not be happier.Top notch breeder.Quality bloodlines are very evident in these pups.Parents are on site.Very knowledgeable breeder that works very hard to provide outstanding dogs for the hunter or companion seeker.No nonsense.If you are looking for an honest and educated breeder Idaho Outback Griffons is a very good choice!!
Submitted by: Paul Wick on Aug 25, 2017
I am so amazed with our griff we bought from Idaho Outback Griffons. I have had limited experience training bird hunting dogs but in just over a month of having him he is pointing dummies, dead birds and live birds. Both in plain sight and hidden in the bushes. He holds his point well without distraction. I have him retrieving about 50 yards on dry land and 20 yards in the water and he is well on his way to understanding and following hand signals. In the house he is calm and a joy to be around. Did I mention he is already trained to sit and come to the whistle? Elliott and Christy are Awsome people to work with and will help you with anything and everything concerning your Griff. They are both professional and personable. I can't say enough good things about Idaho Outback Griffons.
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!
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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!