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Power Point Kennel - Indiana German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders

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About Power Point Kennel

Our kennel is a small training oriented, family operation situated in the farm lands of north central Indiana.

We are accepting a limited number of dogs each year for our training program. We own German Shorthair Pointers but we train all pointing breeds. Our programs range from the basics of a started hunting companion thru and including a steady to wing and shot highly polished bird dog. We can customize our services to meet your needs. We also train and handle dogs in all levels of AKC hunt test and specialize in the AKC Master Hunter titled dogs. Please visit our web site for more information.

Here at our kennel the goal is to provide our clients the best hunting companion possible. We strive to make your hunting partner the best he or she can be. If you are purchasing one of our dogs or we are training one of yours, we have the same drive and commitment to achieving the end results you desire. We strive to provide you that brag dog that you have been looking for and at the same time one who also can be your best friend for years to come.

Our drive is to have your friends want to put their dog back in the truck once they have hunted behind yours!

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Shorthaired Pointer
Additional Services
Training, Stud Services, Boarding
Breeder Contact Info
Dave Troup
Ligonier, Indiana 46767
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 13 years.
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Puppies for sale
Testimonials (8)
Submitted by: Susan Nieten on Nov 30, 2014
Searching online for a German Shorthaired Pointer breeder that would provide the best possible fit for our family’s needs quickly proved to be overwhelming and daunting. How can you decipher who truly has the best interest in mind for each puppy, the future owners, and also the breed itself? Well, I found one. Dave Troup, owner of Power Point Kennel, quickly responded to each of my questions. Even after we told him we were ideally months away from a puppy purchase, Dave invited us to visit his kennel to look at a female puppy he thought might be right for us. We agreed. We were immediately impressed with his friendly professionalism and clean facility. Hearing his history with the breed and meeting his personal GSPs further confirmed his respect and love for the breed. Upon meeting the female pup, we instantly knew she was exactly what we desired, and we took her home that day. Ellie’s been a part of our family for nearly a month and has more than met the high expectations we formed after our previous GSP. Ellie has the GSP energy and intelligence we wanted. There was no teaching her to fetch; she retrieved the first tossed ball and continues to do so. After the first two nights, she has greeted us every morning with a clean crate. Ellie is curious and thrives with new experiences, whether it be a hike in the woods or the meeting of a new four-legged friend. She is not skittish around new people and is a sponge for affection. She learns new commands and tricks daily now and is swiftly developing that athletic agility GSP owners expect. Dave continues to answers the questions I have and is anxious for updates on how Ellie is doing. My husband & I couldn’t be happier with our new puppy; we are positive Dave’s expertise & his kennel’s established bloodline has everything to do with Ellie being the perfect fit for our family. My husband & I wholeheartedly recommend Dave Troup for anyone searching for a top quality GSP breeder.
Submitted by: Brett Lewis on Jan 16, 2013
Dear Dave,
I wanted to send a quick note to express my sincere thanks to you and your wife for the wonderful GSP puppy we purchased from your kennel last year (Power Point's My Fair Lady - Lexi)! She has been a great addition to our family and she's an absolute bird finding "machine" in the field. While I've been fortunate to own and train a number of nice pointing dogs over the years, Lexi is by far the best hunting dog I have ever had. She has an incredible nose, displays amazing style that includes efficient ground coverage and a high head and tail, has a natural back, and has been an absolute joy to train! I am sharing these comments as a strong endorsement of both the expertise and outstanding GSP bloodlines that you provide from your kennel. You made the puppy purchasing process great, you provided timely and thorough answers to my questions, and the dog you placed with our family was everything you said she would be (and more)! Thanks again for everything and when it comes time for us to pair Lexi with another canine hunting partner, I can assure you we will be coming back to Power Point Kennels!

Brett Lewis

Submitted by: Eric Pinkie on Jan 16, 2013
Dear Dave,

I am delighted to provide you with a written testimonial as to your dog training program. I found Dave’s Power Point Kennels on the GSP club of Indiana web cite. I recall we talked first about my GSP Dixie in February of this year. As a NAVHDA member before contacting Dave I had an idea about what a good versatile hunting dog should be. I just didn‘t know how to get my new GSP there by myself. Being an experienced gun dog bird hunter doesn’t necessarily translate into being even a novice dog trainer. As I talked with Dave a fellow NAVHDA and NSTRA member I developed an appreciation for “teaching” before “training“. In addition to teaching a “trained retrieve” at Power Point Dave exposes his clients dogs to gunfire, swimming and as many species of birds as the owner/handler wishes. I took Dixie to Dave just 7 weeks before we were registered to take our fist NAVHDA test. The natural ability test evaluates a dogs nose, search, swim, point, track, and their desire to work. Dave prepared both Dixie and I for test in less than 2 months. The results……we scored 110 points of a possible 112 points which is a prize 1. Dave’s training program produces dogs that are remarkable in ability with steadfast reliability, no question about it! Thanks Dave for all your support and patience with Dixie and I. See you around Iowa and South Dakota in the fall. Sincerely,

Eric Pinkie

Submitted by: Eric Skym on Apr 26, 2012

Thanks for doing such a great job training my shorthair Top Gun Ella. Your commitment and professional skills at training really shined in Ella's short hunt test career. Passing 5-7 for senior hunt tests, then going 5-6 on her master hunt tests really exceeded the average pass rate of 30% not to mention the money I saved on further entry costs. I came to you as inexperienced as one could be and any questions I had you were always eager to answer. The last minute NAVHDA natural ability test I threw on you really made me appreciate your commitment to me and Ella. With a couple weeks notice you were able to obtain a prize-1 with 110 pts. I will always steer people looking for a professional trainer with really clean facilities, and a proven track record your way. I would love to talk to anyone thinking about using Power Point Kennels for all their dog training needs.

Thanks for all your hard work,
Eric Skym
Submitted by: Steve Ries on Mar 29, 2012
As the Field Specialist for Native performance dog food, we get to see breeders, trainers and kennels across North America and spectate at many performance events. Dave Troup is a well-respected trainer within this circle of classic hunting dogs. Dave has a new facility built with a lot of time and effort creating a stress free and healthy environment for his personal and customer dogs. The dogs he handles are happy to work hard to meet his needs and appear to enjoy the training at the highest level. We agree that Dave runs a professional kennel business with his customer’s best interest in meeting their goals. Dave & Deb care for their animals and reputation equally and share the same interested with others.
Submitted by: Kim Nguyen on Jan 31, 2011
My german shorthaired pointer Greta is amazing! Right now at 9 months of age this dog will hunt in tall grass, briers, and cold conditions. She will scent wild pheasants that are covered under brush and snow and point them solidly until I go in for the flush. I've hunted pheasants for a long time and I am truly amazed by what this dog can do at this young age. I thank Dave for his great expertise and organization of a great kennel facility! Great GSP's!
Submitted by: Chad Maestas on Jan 09, 2011
What a phenomenal experience! My first short-hair, Cody, spent his first 7 months with Dave. Not only did Dave establish a strong foundation the field, he also socialized Cody into a great companion. Cody is driven beyond belief, but it was the effort, time, and compassion that Dave put in that made all of the difference. Thanks Dave!
Submitted by: Roger Felton on Jan 03, 2011
Power Point is one of the rare kennels that gives the dog owner as much or more than they pay for in their training program. Dave and Deb Troup have a kennel full of great German Shorthair Pointers most of which have attained the AKC MASTER HUNT Test Title. Their blood lines of Shorthairs produce hunting dogs with excellent bird drive, hunt intensity, and will range according to cover conditions.
I purchased one of their puppies in June 2010 and at 6 months old this female was pointing and holding game birds. I've had the opportunity this last fall to hunt her in South Dakota on Pheasants, Quail in Oklahoma, and a mix of Quail and Pheasants in Kansas. She gets along well with my other dogs, is exuberant, and an eager loving friend.

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