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Windmill Kennels - Idaho Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Breeders

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About Windmill Kennels
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Breeder .  Small kennel, puppies raised in home, exposed to birds at 3 weeks.  Breed for family pet and hunting.  Both male and females on site. The Mother to the Females was a service dog, so that will tell about how good of a temperament is breed into these dogs.  Male is excellent hunter.Females were pointing retrieving very well @ 9 months. pups from the last litter are preforming very well in the NAVDA testing. We just had 2 big litters on March 8th. ALL OF OUR PUPS ARE SOLD. THANK YOU TOO ALL THE NEW PUPPY OWNERS, WHAT GREAT PEOPLE YOU ARE.                                   
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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
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Steve Ranstrom
3639 HiLand
Burley, Idaho 83318
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 7 years.
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Testimonials (10)
Submitted by: Robert on Apr 11, 2016
Steve was very helpful when we purchased our griff. We got the last pick of the litter and he is an excellent hunter. He loves to retrieve.
Submitted by: Diana K. on Dec 15, 2015
Very happy with our beautiful Griff! Steve was very nice to work with when we chose our pup. She has grown into a very special dog and is very popular in the RV parks we have lived in. She has become an ambassador for the breed since we hear someone ask everyday, "What kind of dog is she?"
Submitted by: Jacob on Dec 06, 2015
I went with this breeder due to my gut feeling and the reviews on this site and couldn't be more pleased with my decision.

Steve and his family were excellent to work with. He has a professional kennel set up, even though he didn't think it was up to par. At the time he was building a more permanent kennel for his dogs, but the set up he had was more suitable than most I've seen.

I live in Boise, so it was a bit of a drive to check out his kennel before I made a deposit but well worth the experience to get a feel for him as a person and as a breeder. You definitely can't go wrong with this breeder. Very knowledgeable and experienced.

My pup is about 4 months old now and he is doing great. After a few vet check-ups he is healthy and growing like a weed. Very energetic and playful. Does well around other dogs and people. Overall sweetheart of a dog but very smart. Already have him obeying commands and a natural hunter/retriever.

I couldn't be more pleased with choosing Steve and his kennel to find my Wirehaired Pointing Griffon pup. Would highly recommend!
Submitted by: Jill on Nov 11, 2015
We have had our puppy now for a week and a half. I totally agree with Mike's review. We live in New York, so we had to have our pup shipped. We were a little nervous about doing this, but the breed is so rare we knew this is what we would have to do. Our puppy arrived in above excellent condition. Mike and Ronda obviously love and care for these pups very much. He was clean, well fed, happy ,healthy and adorable! After a long day of flying, there was not even an accident in the crate! I knew we were off to a great start:) Our puppy is absolutely the best (no offense to anyone else's puppies, lol) and we could not be any happier with him. He is so smart. house breaking has been going really well with very few accidents (most of which have been us not paying attention to his signals). He is very laid back, nothing phases him. He is so sweet and gentle, great with everyone, great with other animals and our children. When we are outside, he stays with us without a leash. He never goes far, always come back. It seems to be instinctual. I can't believe he is this good already! He is already retrieving and took a dive in the pool ( which he loved:) We are so happy that we were able to buy this puppy from Mike and Ronda. Who, by the way were wonderful to talk with and deal with. I would not hesitate for even a moment to buy one of their puppies. If you want a great quality, loving, smart, kind, family dog, look no further. If we ever get another, I will come right back to Mike and Ronda even if I have to wait.
Submitted by: Michael on Nov 03, 2015
My wife and I picked up our pup, Kyle, two weeks ago. We were looking for a male pup that would be just as comfortable around children and other dogs as he was around shotguns while retrieving birds. I was planning on waiting six months before submitting a "testimonial" but I simply can't wait. We are completely blown away by our loving, smart, healthy puppy.

After only two weeks (he's now 11 weeks old) :
1. Kyle is ringing a bell on our front door when he needs to go outside. We've hardly had any accidents at all and the ones we did have were our fault, we simply weren't paying attention.
2. He comes when he's called, he sits on command, lays down on command, and goes to his crate on command.
3. We are still working on "stay" - but he's getting better.
4. He's gaining weight like crazy and was a breeze when we took him to the vet.
5. He's spectacular on and off leash. He never leads, stays within 15 feet, and sits down when we stop (we didn't teach him to do this).
6. He retrieves like a champ.
7. We had him out on the farm last week and he stays nearby, doesn't run off, and he had no problem around guns. Shotgun blasts don't bother this guy at all.
8. Although he likes playing rough with us when he gets excited, he's gentle around our young nieces and nephews (doesn't nip) and has been amazing with other dogs.

Steve and Ronda were extremely professional and working with them was truly a pleasure. It is clear that they love their dogs and the quality of our pup is a result of their dedication. They had all registration paperwork ready to go and the AKC paperwork took about five minutes online.

Kyle is our new best friend, he's our shadow and he follows us from room to room. We have been recommending Windmill Kennels to all of our friends and family.
Submitted by: Robert Barrow on Oct 28, 2015
Experienced breeder with great kennel setup for the dogs. I had the chance to hunt with his sire Dempsey. Great hunting dog, that goes and goes with natural hunting instinct. Steve goes out of his way to accommodate your needs.
Submitted by: Sean Allen on Oct 02, 2014
We are thrilled about our experience with Steve. His kennel was clean and the pups' parents are on site. Our little female, Shai, is a delight. After explaining what we were looking for and expecting from our Griff, Steve and his wife helped us work through the litter and find the perfect dog for us. Shai is incredibly smart and eager to learn. She has a wonderful temperament inside our home with our boys and at just over 3 months has the drive to stay in the field for hours. Thank you, Steve. -Sean, Monica and 3 Boys!
Submitted by: Randy Fife on Jul 07, 2014
Steve's male griffon Dempsey is a super birddog I have hunted over some great Brittany's and English setters and he's as good or better than any of them is female griffons point retrieve and are great pets these are great dogs and owner
Submitted by: Ben Beck on Jun 28, 2014
Great dogs that are blast to hunt over Steve knows his dogs can't wait to get another pup
Submitted by: Randy Fife on Jun 15, 2014
I have been a brittany breeder for 50 years, and have hunted over some great dogs. Never hunted over a better dog than Steves dempsey dog, and his females hunt very good. These are great dogs. That is why I am getting a wirehair griffon pup from Steve. Great dog raised the right way.

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