Young male and female on a wild bird hunt in KS, last wk of January. Both are very natural at the retrieve,hunting,great noses etc. The female in the pic is 6 mo old. The genetics that produced this pup, showing her natural ability including honoring in the field are just some of the traits that we strive for. This is my PROMISE to you, I will do my best to give you exactly what you deserve for your dollar. I DO NOT BREED ANY OTHER BREED therefore specializing in the GSP and producing the best is my #1 goal. I do however train about any pointing breed. I hope that you will take the opportunity to find out what I am talking about and why I try to produce Quality with and emphasis on style, natural ability with an never ending drive to please you in the field while also pleasing themselves finding birds then why not consider a Prince's Quality Gundog. Let's talk about testimonials. Testimonials are something that are given by an individual free of will hopefully giving other people insight on what one's merchandise or product is like. All testimonials are given when the pup or dog or training has been PROVEN!!! No testimonials stating that QUOTE (I had a great experience purchasing my pup or that I am a nice guy) are given until the pup has proven to be what I said it would be. That could be 5 mo of age taken bird hunting for the first time, 6 mo competing in events or what ever the case may be. I hope that what I tell you is nothing but the truth and what I sell you is even more than what I say it is. We ship anywhere in the US mostly by van which is much more humane and less stressful on your pup or dog. The van is climate controlled with 2 individuals on board. One driving while the other is always taking care of your pup. With this I give a GUARANTEE on health and hunting abiltiy. I encourage you to view the testimonials below by scrolling down and see the difference if the number of testimonials are more important or the number and the QUALITY is more important. Please visit my website to find out more about me and my kennel. Thank You very much for your support and kindness. Prince's Quality Gun Dogs!!
Submitted by: Justin Debord on Jun 05, 2017
I waited some time before I posted this review so that I could fully describe my experience. We contacted John regarding our desire to find the perfect GSP for our family. A great family companion, a good citizen that can hunt with us on the weekends. We weren't looking for a field trial dog, just one that would find us some birds during youth season for my sons and through the rest of the season with all 3 of us. I almost feel guilty that we got our dear Madi because someone is missing out on a field trial phenom. She is a bird hunting monster and sometimes I think that if someone else had her she would take Grand Champion wherever you took her. And she was only 10-11 months her first season! When I contacted John he was so great to work with and said that he would be able to tell the puppies personality in short order and make a recommendation. We took the puppy he recommended but couldn't get her until about 14-15 weeks because of some time conflicts. During that time John worked with her a little and you could definitely tell she was well bred and he is a great trainer. We got her back home and she changed our lives. We went through several bad family tragedies last year and without her around I just don't know we would have came out the same way. Sounds funny to say a dog can change your life, but Madi has. No matter how bad it got she will always make us smile. People stop us when we are walking her to tell us how beautiful she is - it happens at least 3 times a week. Our vet is in love with her and says that is how a dog is supposed to look. My favorite story so far was we took her out for the first time for youth pheasant hunting. She had worked with quails and done really well. After working two fields we didn't see anything and I wanted to stop at the truck to get her some water. She wouldn't come over to the truck and was going towards the ditch. All the sudden she locks up in perfect point. I wasn't sure she knew what she was doing and just stood there watching her, and after about 30 seconds she finally turned her head and looked right at me and gave me that look like "hey dummy, there is one of those bird things right here!". My 12 year old went over as fast as he can but the bird got up and was gone. We laughed so hard, she turned her head because we weren't doing what we were supposed to be doing and gave us the stink eye! I learned to trust her and if she takes us a different direction, it is because she is on a bird. She did great this season and I can't even imagine how well she will be this fall. John is an honest man, who loves his dogs and has been doing this long enough to know what dog will fit your needs. We can't recommend him enough. He will treat you right and you will end up with a phenomenal dog that meets your needs. I feel like we are wasting a Grand Champion in our local public hunting lands, but I won't give Madi up for any amount of money. Trophies or not, she is making memories for me and my two sons that can't be replaced. Call John, he has the reputation as being the best for a reason - because it is true.
Submitted by: Matthew Vanlandingham on Feb 13, 2017
I received a GSP from John for a graduation present from my grandfather this past August (best graduation present ever right?). My grandfather is getting older and we did not want to wait to train up a new pup for this upcoming season. After contacting John, he was able to hook us up with the perfect dog to meet our needs for this season. The dog that John recommended has exceeded our biggest expectations and then some. She is a great dog, both in the field and at home. I wanted to wait until the season wrapped up to write my review and I have nothing but positive things to say about my dog and John. He is a quality individual who is 100% honest and he knows and loves his dogs. My dog does everything that John promised she would be able to do, and then some. Thank you John.
John- I want to thank you for the excellent service you provided my grandfather and I. Ava has provided us with many memories this season that will stay with both of us forever. Hope all is well.
Submitted by: Cale Swarts on Nov 24, 2016
Well sorry it has taken so long to get this out there and brag about the male Roan my uncle and I purchased from John last year towards the end of phesant season but I just couldn't believe how good he did as a 7mo old so we hunted a little with"Cash" and we waited until this year when we went on a hunting trip to South Dakota this dog knocked it out of the park
Submitted by: Chris Frantz on Nov 20, 2016
I have a 18 month old GSP named Tucker who I have written about previously. Well, I finally have all of Johns hard work in my dog paying massive dividends in the field. I have been unable to hunt with tucker because I did not get him back until the season was over last year. This morning opened my eyes to what is in store for me. Mind you Tucker is not from John's stock. But John trained Tucker, and I am beyond glad he did. First field of the day had pheasants flying around in it before we entered. I was able to watch Tucker work like he had been doing it forever. Tucker was able to locate and point birds in less than ideal conditions due to the lack of moisture. However, seeing the end result I am more than happy with what John did. Knowing John and what he as in his stock I am now an owner of one of his pups(HANK). Who we (John and I ) have started training. There is no way in the world that you ever go wrong with a guy like John. He is honest, experienced, and more than willing to help train the owner as well as the dog. If you have him train your dog or if you buy one of his you will not be dissappointed.
Submitted by: Nathan Small on Oct 21, 2016
I was looking for a GSP when I came across Prince's Quality Gun Dogs. I gave John a call telling him what I was looking for. John was very informative and picked my brain and asked me so many questions almost to make sure I was smart enough for one of his dogs. Which I was very thankful of. We set a time for the family to drive to his kennel and see what it was all about. We arrived in the early afternoon. John had a litter of 6 wk old pups that weren't ready yet but we wanted to see his process. My daughters loved the pups and then an 8wk old liver pup caught my eye. I asked John if we could get a feather and see what happens. John said he had never worked with this pup. Next thing I know this pup was pointing and didn't even move. Needless to say I was sold and the kids loved the pup. We talked it over and decided in a month or 2 we would bring Lucky down for some training for a few sessions. The time we spent with John was simply outstanding. The natural ability in Lucky and the training that John had given was simple to the point and we all understood it. From that point we made a few more trips to Johns for some more extensive training. The first time we were available to take Lucky to the field to see how this would all work out was impressive. No more than 5 minutes out of the truck he had a point. He heald the point as I walked up the quail took off and yes the bird continued to fly. Lucky looked at me as if he was saying " I found it pointed and you didn't even shoot! " Next thing I know he bolted after the bird. My wife looked at me and said "well???" The bird flew about 100yds and I looked at Lucky running after the bird, he stopped nose went to the ground and then he was running back to me. My wife started laughing. Lucky had the bird in his mouth. Lucky heeled next to me without me saying a word. I was astonished. We had shot over 100 birds over him the first year. Lucky is still improving every day. I can not say enough good things about John and his " products" that he turns out. John is a man of his word. Thanks again John and you will always have a customer. I will be bringing Lucky back down so you can see what he has turned out to be.
Submitted by: Ron Atkinson on Sep 07, 2016
My wife and I were going into Bass Pro when we saw a gentleman with a shopping cart outside with some pointer puppies. After trying to talk my wife out of a puppy, we engaged the man and I used several excuses that were really feeble attempts to deny myself a pup. But after breaking away and going to the store to take care of business my wife went to the ATM and bought the pup that I had been playing with. Interestingly I had found a pigeon feather and teased the groggy guy who perked right up and followed me for another sniff.
The afternoon that I brought him home and showed him a pheasant wing, he locked up, quivering and showed my wife what bird dog instincts looked like. Over the next 4 months I probably walked 600 miles, which did my belly good. I found out that Gus was very high energy, but desired to please. He quickly learned that when I blew the whistle he would likely get a treat. Neighbors became accustomed to me and Gus and sometimes my wife and the 14 year old Airedale terrier headed to the edge of the high school practice fields and farmers bean field.
When the 2nd week of bird season rolled around and I was unable to find any serious quail opportunities, we went to a pay to hunt facility north of Topeka. Gus acted like he knew what he was there for, and I missed the first bird he pointed. The next bird went down and Gus promptly found it, There was a little dancing ritual and some encouragement to fetch, but the concept of quail hunting, and the natural ability of a well bred bird met that instant.
He was a tired pup when we got home, and my wife remarked that as Gus laid on the couch, that his eyes would follow me whenever I got up or moved. She said that was when he became MY DOG.
By the end of the season he hunted with another dog, worked pheasant on a cold sleeting day, and impressed a couple of guys I talked into going with me. On the last day of the season I hunted with 2 other gentlemen, and he pointed and retrieved 34 quail. He would only bring them to me.
The 2nd time he hunted was with an adult 4 year old Brittany. A type personality kicked in. He doesn't want to share. But on a covey rise I was pretty sure I hit a quail that I spotted a couple hundred yards away. We finished looking where we had broke the covey and found a single or two, then proceeded to where I spotted a bird drop into a ridge of weeds and grass. Gus put his nose to work acting birdy for 70 or 80 yards then picked up a dead bird and brought it to me. My hunting partner said that was the most impressive effort he had ever seen and from a 5 and a half month old pup.
Gus has gone to John Prince's place for a few weeks of professional training. He has been there for 2 weeks, and the reports are good.
I have visited with John several times, and he assured me early on that I wasn't going to mess Gus up by taking him to the field so young.
I am not only excited about the finished product, but John has been a pleasure to watch at work. When it's all said and done, I am very impressed that I am also working with a Christian man who's values reflect in his work.
Submitted by: Cooper E. on May 19, 2016
I found John through a friend, and after making a trip up to his kennel to see some of his dogs work I was sold. John's training methods combined with top quality bloodlines really make for a dog that will turn some heads. I told John that I was looking for a dog that would make a good companion, and also hunt all day in the field. He paired me with what I think is the perfect puppy. I picked Sadie up from John at 8 weeks old, he was very helpful, giving me lots of advice on how to get my pup started out right. I couldn't be more impressed with the dog I have now, she far exceeded my expectations during her first season. She was hunting full days in the field at 6 months old and could easily keep up with a seasoned dog. Her instinct and will to hunt have absolutely blown me away. She is a bird-finding machine and everyone that has hunted behind her in her has been extremely impressed, hardly believing she wasn't even a year old. She has also been a great dog to have in the home. Sadie really never had a "puppy" phase, always showing a level of maturity beyond her age. She has a very calm and laid back attitude and her level of obedience makes her a joy to have around. This is the exact dog that I was looking for and I am very excited to watch her mature over the next few years. I am very happy to have found John Prince, he is an excellent breeder and trainer, his main goal being to insure that you are satisfied with your dog. Not many guys will work with you after a sale like John will, he really does go the extra mile to ensure his customers are happy. As long as he is in the business he will have a customer in me. I think that anyone who goes to John for a dog will be just as impressed as I am.
Submitted by: Chris Frantz on Feb 22, 2016
I obtained a GSP puppy from my father-in-law last year, and immediately began my research for a training facility. After picking up my dog from John yesterday I am glad I found him! The process with John is extensive, and you will be glad that it is. It starts with an email, and then that turns into phone calls in which he usually picks your brain to see what you want done with your dog. Then he goes through the process of telling you what he is going to do. What I found most impressive about him is that he assess's your dog before he even takes him. John takes your dog and determines his ability and interest in birds. The entire time John is talking to you and watching the dog and describing what he sees. Which is incredible in itself to watch your dog and have all his mannerisms translated to you. Thankfully my dog had some natural instinct and ability and John took him. 7-8 weeks later(yesterday) I picked up my dog from John. That process consisted of John, me, and my friend who is looking at buying a dog from John, driving out with some birds to hunt with my dog Tucker. John does not praise Tucker and his ability before I see him. All John says is lets go take a look at what he can do. We all drive out on the Mule and plant a quail then quickly drive away. Next he walks to the dog box and I can barely recognize the behavior of my dog. He opens the dog box and Tucker barely sticks his head out. A sharp "Back" from John and Tucker stands there while John puts the E collar on him and continues to stand there even after the collar is on. Then a firm "OK" and Tucker bolts into the grass on a mission. Meanwhile John is walking and talking to us and giving firm commands and Tucker obeys. Tucker hits the first bird and goes on a solid point. John's hand goes up and a firm "Whoa" comes out and Tucker doesn't move. John slowly walks up to the bird and kicks him out and shoots the bird and Tucker retrieves it right back to him. Stunned is a good word for how I felt at this point. Back to the mule " Meanwhile tucker is tearing around looking for another bird". Load Tucker up and go plant another bird and go through the process again with the same result. Now when someone hands you back a dog like this you are a little nervous. I am so scared that I am going to screw him up and I tell John this. John shoots you straight "He is going to make mistakes, and you are going to make mistakes". John offers his place to bring him back so that Tucker and I can get trained some more together. More of me learning how to work my dog correctly. Having the pleasure of now knowing John and what he can do for me, I feel like know matter what he is a phone call away for advice. Which I really appreciate! If you are looking for a dog trainer, I would not recommend him, but I insist you go to him. Quality is outstanding, and nothing but positive things to say about him and his service!
Thanks for Everything,
Submitted by: Billy DiBonaventura on Feb 12, 2016
I contacted John Prince about purchasing a GSP in April 2015. He explained his operation & I told him what I was looking for in a GSP. I wanted a puppy to train and be a companion & hunter. John helped me so much! I was going to have to wait for a litter in July but someone canceled on a puppy in May. I was so fortunate to get this dog he is totally unbelieveable. He was shipped from Kansas to Pa the first week of June. He is not afraid of anything and bonded with me right away. He was pointing & retrieving birds at the age of 4 months. I called John several times to ask him for advice on how to work with the pup. He always had the time to help me!! In September I went to John's home in Kansas and spent a week with him to work with and train Jag. What he did in 5 days was awesome. He fine tuned my dog & me to hunt together. This dog is amazing. His desire to hunt is awesome. He does it all. I took Jag to South Dakota in November for pheasant hunting. Buddies of mine could not believe what they were seeing in a 8 mo. old GSP. I've been and I am so lucky to know and have met John Prince and have such a great GSP.
Thank you SO Much John!!
PS If you want the Best of the Best then John Prince Quality Gun Dogs is the way to go!!!
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Submitted by: jimmy dewbre on Dec 20, 2015
I picked up 2 dogs from John one 4 month old male 1 5 month old female for me the other for my cousin. the female I named Dixie far exceeded my expectations. she hunts harder and finds birds better than any dog I have ever owned we got to where we would just follow her you could watch her get birdy,then she would hold a point until we tell her ok to flush retrieve ,soft mouth, she does it all. My cousin says the same about his male. the only regret I have is letting my cousin take the male. I would love to have had Both. but Dixie is a Fantastic dog. Thanks John ps. when my 15 year old Brittany passes I will get me a male from YOU .