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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.
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Submitted by: Bruce Read on Dec 01, 2014Steve
We had an awesome day at Highland yesterday. Cloe at 4 years old just gets better every time we go out. Her ability and desire to find birds before and after the shot is fantastic. She had 3 amazing retrieves on running birds. Her daughter Hope is doing well also. Thanks for the genetics. A real pleasure to hunt behind.
Submitted by: Philip H. Nye III on Nov 30, 2014Steve and Jodie,
I wanted you to know how happy I am with Lo La. She is the best dog in all aspects. We hunted her the last two days very hard, and she wore out all other dogs. In fact, when I kenneled her today at 4....she was still ready to go. She is very birdy......very birdy. She quarters natural and responds to whistle like a champ. She retrieves well. She is also really good looking. Everyone tells me she is the prettiest GSP they have ever seen. We are hunting again tomorrow. I wish to thank you for Lo La.
Philip Nye, MO
Submitted by: Andrew Staiger on Nov 16, 2014First of all we just wanted to say thanks again. Close to one year ago we bought a puppy from your Henry x ginger litter. I can't explain how happy we are with our investment and family member. Everything that you said you look for and breed in these dogs is 100% true. He has been so easy to work with. Obedience and pleasure to please us is amazing. Now onto the hunting portion. As far as our training goes. He excelled at it all. He was very willing to learn and please. Russ did an amazing job with him. He listens and hunts amazing. He has had well over 300 birds shot over him so far this year. Grouse pheasant and even ducks and geese. He loves the water and just the other day went into the river here to retrieve a mallard I shot which surprised because the water is about 25 degrees. He loves hunting and has amazing drive but still hunts for me and not himself. I hope to have a puppy from him in a few years but was just curious what needs to be done in order to do so. You guys definitely know what you're doing.
Submitted by: Hunter Fry on Nov 16, 2014It was a fantastic moment in the field today. We jumped the rooster and dropped it about 50 yards out in tall native grasses. Bruiser took off on a line, and before I could figure out where he was he had already retrieved the bird back to hand.
We had a quick moment of appreciation and then he went right back to work quartering the field. We got on another hen, but that was it for the morning.
Overall it was extremely rewarding to drop a bird over him and have him retrieve the bird without any hesitation! The force breaking process must have finally paid off!
Thanks for all the advice along the way!
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!