Submitted by: Ed Zacher on Aug 27, 2017
I purchased our pup Moose, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, from Mickey and Andrea at Western Spirit Ranches in August of 2017. I live in Ontario Canada, so I had to have the puppy shipped, and had never done this before. They were great at answering any questions I had, and were able to work out shipping, although it was to a US airport, where I could drive to and pick up the puppy. Shipping to Canada was a little complicated, but there were no issues driving across the border with my pup.
He has turned out to be a great pup. Healthy, happy, easy going temperament. He is great with other dogs and isn't afraid of anything or anyone. Even when taken to a new environment like the vet's, where they cut trimmed his nails and poked and prodded him, he never got upset. He's also great with the kids, and the only thing he loves more than running with the kids is napping with my wife.
He's a fast learner and picking up commands quickly, despite my novice experience at training. I haven't got him out hunting yet, but he is already showing promise with his nose.
Between the excellent pup, and the friendly and prompt service from Mickey and Andrea, I would highly recommend Western Spirit Ranches to anyone.
Submitted by: Marla Farrior on Aug 27, 2017
I do not even know where to begin in reviewing Mickey Cockerham and Western Spirit Ranches. I know I was beyond lucky to have found Mickey. From my first conversation with Mickey to actually picking my pup up, I knew Mickey cared very deeply about his dogs. Mickey was also extremely responsive throughout the entire dog selection process providing me with updates, pictures and always answered all of my questions. Aside from Mickey being a wonderful person, the quality of pup he produced is everything I would want in a dog. I have had my pup now for 4 days and am already impressed with who she is. As an eight week old pup, she is already retrieving, sitting on command, comes to her name and is fearless. I am looking forward to watching her grow and could not be happier with my experience with Mickey and Western Spirit Ranches.