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Top Gun Kennel - Iowa German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders
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About Top Gun Kennel
Top Gun Kennel is a Family business with over 20 years experience in providing proven genetics in German Shorthaired Pointers for versatile hunting and Family companions.
Some kennels just "talk" about provided proven genetics! We make it our priority!
2006 - GSPCA Hunt Test Sire of the Year - FC Top Gun Jake MH
2008 - GSPCA Hunt Test Sire of the Year - Jaegerhofs Sir Henry Higgins MH
2010 - GSPCA Hunt Test Sire of the Year - Top Gun Secret Agent MH
2010 - GSPCA Hunt Test Dam of the Year - Top Gun Higgins' Lil Princes Di MH
2011 - GSPCA Hunt Test Sire of the Year - Top Gun Sir Henry MH
2011 - GSPCA Hunt Test Dam of the Year - Top Gun Higgins' Lil Princess Di MH
2011 - GSPCA Dual Sire of the Year - FC Top Gun Jake MH
Please visit our web site to learn more about why our customers are recommending Top Gun Kennel to their Family & Friends!
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Breeder Contact Info
Steve & Jodie Ries
3000 Central City Rd
Central City, Iowa 52214
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 20 years.
319-842-3333Send Email to Top Gun KennelClick here to visit Top Gun Kennel website
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Submitted by: Jeanne Gardner on Jul 13, 2014I do not believe that you will find nicer people anywhere and especially in the field of breeding GSP. You may know Steve and Jodie well or not.
Yes they are busy folks and when I have been around them, I have always felt like a friend and my stupid questions were never asked before. Both made me feel like when we did talk, I was the only person in their lives. You cannot imagine how I felt when I realized that these two people are well known and have people everywhere!
Jeanne - KS
Submitted by: Paul Siciliano on Jul 13, 2014Hi Steve,
It was a pleasure meeting you and your wife Jodie. Thank you so much again for considering us for one of your pups. Not only have we gained a great pup but a new friendship as well. We look forward to keeping in touch
Paul - IN
Submitted by: Wendy Peterson on Jul 13, 2014Steve-
Just wanted to send a quick email to say thanks again! Remi is doing great- she is finally starting to like her crate:) I think if she could sleep in my kids arms all day she would. My son fell in love with her right away and is so glad we picked her! She is doing so good socializing and is great around other dogs!!! Thanks for all your hard work and for giving us such a wonderful gift!
Peterson Family -MN
Submitted by: Brian Lynds on Jun 14, 2014Cooper has been great! He has a very playful and kind personality. He gets along very well with the young nieces and nephews. He has definitely made himself a big part of the family. We mostly hunted grouse and quail this year. He seemed to figure out how to manage the different terrains pretty easily. He stayed a bit closer in the thick stuff for grouse and would stay out front quartering in the fields. It's been great hunting and spending time with Cooper and my dad and its fun to see how much they enjoy it too. He weighs about 64 pounds. Everyone loves him! I couldn't ask for a nicer dog. Thanks for putting so much time and energy into your dogs and kennel.
Hope all is well,
Brian Lynds - WA
Submitted by: Denver C Hospodarsky on May 24, 2014Dear Steve and Jodie,
Thought you would like to know that Happ is dong great at the end of his first year. He continues to advance in his bird work surpassing all my expectations. He's a great family dog and we love him dearly. At the local hunt club he has made a serious impression resulting in at least two earnest offers to buy him outright. Needless to say, I have appreciated the attention but declined in both instances of course. He's big, handsome, and strong yet with good sense. At a recent seminar, Rick Smith came to refer to him (I think somewhat affectionately) as "the big shorthair." It's a nick-name we now use sometimes. Thanks for breeding such a great dog!
I mentioned when I picked up Happ that we may be interested in a second dog one day. Well, my wife Marty just mentioned that it might be time to inquire about any breedings you might have in mind for 2015. Another son of Sir Henry would suite us just fine, or any other pairing that you think shows promise. Please let me know and thanks again for our Happ.
Best personal regards, Denver H.- AZ
Submitted by: Dusty Ames on May 15, 2014Gus is doing great! I'm blown away with his personality. If I didn't know any better I'd think he's half bloodhound, as laid back as he is. I've been training him myself but haven't gotten to take him out in the field much. In the past couple weeks he's started noticing birds and even flying insects a lot more. He about did a backflip last weekend when a butterfly flew in front of him. He retrieves like a lab and is extremely soft mouthed. He goes to work with me everyday and greets people when they come in. I've gotten lots of compliments on both his looks and temperament. He loves to ride in the truck too, front or back. I couldn't be happier with him. He has been a bit of a stinker the past couple days, just testing me to see what he can get away with. It's been irritating but funny too. Thank you for an excellent dog! I'll try to send some pictures too!
Submitted by: Andrew Staiger on May 15, 2014Max is doing great. He is currently with Russ Richner at training. I trained him as far as I could and as much as I had time for. He is very smart and really well behaved. He caught on to all the commands very quickly. I am excited to see what he can do in the field. Russ said he is catching onto everything very quickly. I couldn't be more happy that I went thru you guys for a puppy. He is a very special part of our family and we are having a hard time with him being gone. Miss the little fella. Thanks again.
Andrew Staiger - ND
Submitted by: Chris Thornham on May 15, 2014Steve & Jodie,
Ruby has been doing great. At 6 months, she is currently 36-37lbs. Health checks at the vet have all gone well.
In the home she behaves amazingly well. She has great manners, doesn't misbehave, and for a 6 month old puppy blows me away. Even better, when it's time to play/work outside, she's full of energy. I'm not sure how you were able to breed a calm house dog AND an active field dog, but you worked some magic ;)
I have been working with a professional trainer from California and we are focusing on the official AKC obedience requirements. We are currently just finishing up week 8 of a 10 week Novice course (about 100hrs), will start "Open Obedience" in June (another 100+ hrs), and then Utility Obedience (200+ hrs), when Open is completed. I'll title her in all 3 classes when the training is complete for all three.
I've attached some pictures of her below, and the requirements of the three AKC obedience courses if you are interested.
Chris - NV
Submitted by: Dennis Hogueison on Feb 07, 2014Greta has been a great addition to the family since we brought her home in Aug 2013. We had no problem house training and from the beginning has had a drive to please that has made her fun to work with. She is a bird crazy, beautiful dog that has become my eleven year old son Ryan's best friend. We cannot wait for next season to see how she matures. Thank you again Steve.
Submitted by: Brett Dirksen on Dec 22, 2013Dear Steve & Jodie
Thought i would let you know how well buck is doing from the snuffy litter last summer. Went out today for his first hunt and wow what a great dog had alot of buddys say how good he was and good looking he is. Just wanted to say thanks for such a great dog