Windmills Kennels is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Breeder . 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 at 9 months.
Submitted by: Brian Looney on Sep 10, 2017
We love our dog so much. It was a great experience from start to finish with the Ranstroms in Burley Idaho. They were absolutely professional and kind, they did everything right and were very hospitable to us when it was time to go and pick up our new Wire Hair Pointer Griffon. The environment at their residence was nice and well kept and you could tell the dogs were happy and well taken care of. They had all of the correct paperwork and records of Vaccinations and Vet visits. They allowed us plenty of time to interact with all of the dogs, and then finally choose the right one for us. His name is Vinny and he is a smart, healthy, and beautiful dog. We want to thank Diane and Steve Ranstrom for the the fabulous experience the afforded us in getting our wonderful dog.
Submitted by: Amber Glassett on Jul 27, 2017
I have been so pleased with my puppy and adopting her from Windmill Kennels. Steve and Rhonda were so sweet and helpful. We picked up our pup at 10 weeks old. She is very smart and almost potty trained. She has been great at retrieving and has been sniffing and finding antlers. Our pup has great instincts and a good ear for birds. She stops and listens to the quail in our area. She is a sweet puppy.
I would highly recommend Windmill Kennels to anyone! They are professional, trustworthy and made us feel like family. They want to make sure you pick the best puppy for your family and that the puppy is a good match. If I had a question, Steve would respond quickly and with the information I needed. He sent me pictures and videos of the pups. The kennel is terrific. They have indoor and outdoor areas for the puppies. There is well manicured grass. On the inside of the kennel they have air conditioning, and heated floors for the cold. They have also installed cameras so they are able to check on the pups at any time. My puppy was the runt of the litter, but she was loved and bottle fed and is thriving! It is a family business and they are all knowledgeable about Griffons. I'm so happy and would adopt from them again!
Thank you Steve and Rhonda!
Submitted by: Bob & Betsy Murphy on Apr 09, 2017
Our WPG is now 13 months old and we couldn't be happier. She was retrieving at 12 weeks. She pays attention and stays close. She is everything Steve said she would be. At 6 months she was hearing the safety click off on my shot gun and looking to where I was pointing the gun for retrieval. She hunted doves, pheasants, grouse and chukars. I have never had a dog that wanted to please as much as she does, it's all about us with her. It isn't just my wife and I that think this about her, but everyone she meets is impressed with her. From the way she minds, the way she wants to please and the she behaves. Her name might be "X" but her report card says she's an "A++"!
Bob and Betsy Murphy
Submitted by: Nate on Apr 07, 2017
Bought a female WPG from a March 2016 litter and am very pleased! Very smart, attentive and an extremely enjoyable family pet and showing great signs as a hunter! Has a great natural instinct for working in the field and flushed several birds as an 8 month old. Very happy so far!
Have several great pictures but can't add to this review.
Submitted by: Ryan on Aug 18, 2016
We had an excellent experience with Steve, Rhonda, and Windmill Kennels in getting our first WPG. The interest/waiting list and then selection list was quite smooth, and Steve did a nice job of providing photos of all the pups leading up to pick day. We were able to drive up from Salt Lake City to choose our pup, and Steve and Rhonda were very helpful in pointing out differences in behavior, activity, physical traits, etc. as we honed in on our guy. Windmill's Snake River Bridge, aka Bridger, came home with us back in May, and he has been a wonderful pup. He is attentive, playful and loving (without any concept of personal space!), and he gets along very well with our Belgian Shepherd. Training thus far has been very easy, and he is excited about all things birds. Looking forward to getting out with him this fall! We highly recommend Windmill Kennels.
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.
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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.