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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!!
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Shorthaired Pointer
Hunting, Lodging, Training, Stud Services, Boarding
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428 S. 190th st.
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 25 years.
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Testimonials (187) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
Submitted by: Matt Whiteford on May 22, 2015I got my first GSP from John over 7 years ago. John made it clear she was the runt of the litter but was very healthy. She may be small in stature, but her heart and will are beyond description. So is her intellect. She hunts harder than dogs twice her size. Granted, I exercise my dogs nearly daily, but she is indeed special. Slams birds, retrieves, honors, and her disposition is fantastic. We loved her so much we went back and got her sister from the next litter. Jessie has the kindest heart of any dog I have ever owned, but will hunt hard all day long as well. Both girls have been a picture of health and vitality. I sincerely believe they have several more years in them. I have NO problem highly recommending John. Not only for the quality of dogs he's sold me, but the fact I can still call him any time. If he misses me (rare) I always hear back from him within 24 hours. He even texted me while fishing in Canada!! Nut that I am, five weeks ago, we went and picked up another pup, Geddy. I'll be writing about him very soon. I think he shows the potential to be the best dog I have ever owned! More to follow....
Submitted by: Ed Osowski on Apr 07, 2015I picked up my first dog from John 16 years ago, she was with us for 14 years. Hunting with me for 12 and grew up with my two boys. Just a wonderful dog in every way. A year after she passed I visited John for another female, we talked about what I wanted and he recommended a perfect dog. She's now 14 months old, hunted her last fall here in Mass and also in Maine. Natural ability was unbelievable, just a beautiful hunting dog, fantastic personality, eager to please and wonderful with my family. Everything you want in a hunting dog.
Submitted by: Chris on Jan 29, 2015I bought a female from John last February. We took Penny out in the field with some birds. She locked up on a dime, held point, John flushed the birds, shot one down and she retrieved to hand. John had already discussed what her capabilities were over the phone and backed them up in person. She did every thing he said she would. Penny has a great personality, eager to please, calm and a hunting machine. We hunted Penny in the UP this October and she was excellent. She is 2 now and she hunts like a 6 year old veteran. Highly recommend John's dogs and he is not to bad a guy either.
Submitted by: eddie woods on Jan 14, 2015I purchased my pup named Jed. That was thirteen weeks now he is 17 weeks old. Day after I bought him he was pointing live quail. Been on pheasant hunts in western KS since he will honor points last Sunday he honored had nine points and three retrieves four guys shot over this pup he goes to the bird. Best investment I have made. Thanks John
Submitted by: Clint Stewart on Jan 14, 2015What can I say about my GSP Jet from John Prince's kennel. I will try to limit the praise so folks wont have to read a novel. Here's a quick rundown of some of my favorite highlights: 1. His pedigree is top notch. It doesn't come any better. From his mother and father right there at Johns kennel all the way through champions like Dixieland Rusty and back into the old Stradivarius line of GSP's, Jets bloodlines are as good as they come. 2. Jet pointed the first quail scent he ever smelled at about 11 weeks old. Tail high, perfect position, and never broke. I haven't taught the dog one thing about pointing. He was born with it. 3. He learned WHOA and HERE in about 2 hrs, in one session, at less then 3 mo old. He is smart, teachable, but is still good and onery and has a go get it attitude. He doesn't cowar at discipline, never even flinched at a gun shot, and he learns fast. He is everything you want in terms of training. 4.Jet had his first pheasant hunt at 5 mo old, and not only did he point and hold, he marked birds by sight-some of them wounded birds that fell hundreds of yds away. He'd sprint straight to them, and retrieve fairly without much training at all(and zero force training). He has a natural soft mouth, doesn't chew birds at all. He was (and is) a natural at marking and finding birds- an uncanny ability to mark birds, even. When my father saw this happen and the puppy was only 5 mo- mind you, my father has been in the dog business some 65 yrs and has seen quite literally everything- he told me I had something special. 5. More on that first hunt: As a 5 mo old puppy, Jet outlasted every adult dog on our hunt. He was born with incredible stamina. Jet will go from daylight to dark, day after day. It's remarkable to see, actually. He is strong, he's athletic- lean and muscled and perfectly proportioned, exactly what you want- and he has great instincts and a great nose. You just can't say enough about the dogs natural gifts. 6. Aside from hunting, Jet is my best buddy. He lives in my house, and has since he was a puppy. He sleeps every night in my room with me. He is obedient, he's never chewed anything in my house, he rides in my truck(front and in the bed) without one bit of worry. I can go to the store with him in the truck bed, leave him there, and when I come out he'll be right there, sitting, staring at the store front door waiting for me to come back out where he last saw me. He has THE most loving and happy personality I've ever witnessed in a dog. I've never even heard him growl. Everyone loves Jet, and Jet loves everyone. He's a great companion. 7. Here's another thing I want to highlight that has nothing to do with Jet's hunting. John Prince has been, since day one and still to this day, a man of integrity, and a man of his word. You can take John's word to the bank. When he says he will do something, you can count on it. That's a rare thing, and certainly so from what I've learned from my father, and through my own experience in the dog business. But Jet was everything John said he would be, and even more impressive to me-John is truly invested in his dogs. He has kept in contact to check up on Jet, make sure the dog is doing well and that his customer is satisfied. He continues to do this today, over 4 yrs after Jet came to my house. It's evidence this is more than just a business to John. This is his life, and his joy, and he knows the value of honesty, integrity, and service. I would recommend John Prince and his kennel to anyone and everyone who's looking for not only the highest quality gundogs, but the best kind of experience with a breeder and trainer. I plan to bring another John Prince GSP into my house asap!! In addition to the list above, I wanted to relay the unique details of a hunting story about Jet that will hopefully shed even more light on this dogs natural gifts. When he was 3 yrs old I decided to take Jet to my duck blind. Quail and pheasant populations were terrible that yr- they'd been on a steady decline, and that yr we didn't even have enough wild birds to make a hunt-so I was duck hunting quite a bit, and it broke my heart to have to see Jet sad when I'd leave before dark without him. He knows when its time to hunt-he'll go into my gear room and watch me pack, bouncing around the room barking and excited beyond himself the whole time. Closing the front door with him long faced behind me, still in the house, and then seeing him up on the front window-paws up on the window pane, barking as I drove away-was just too much. Of course I had no idea how'd he'd react or what he'd do in the blind. He'd never even seen waterfowl, smelled a duck, been around nor in a blind, etc. Jet watched as I waded out and set decoys and came back to shore and got him and everything settled in the blind. We waited for first light together. He was a little confused obviously, having to set still instead of hunt to find birds, but again, the dog knows when it's time to hunt, and you could just tell he knew this was going to be fun. He was attentive, hanging on my every word and movement, and his whole body shook with the adrenaline and excitement. Then before the first light, birds started coming in. We all know that magical sound in the predawn darkness-whistling wings cutting through the cold air, the splash of the landing out over the water, the muted "bleeps" of the group talking amongst themselves. You could just see Jet catching on. He'd look up into the darkness at the sounds, then through the front of the blind when he'd hear the ducks on the water, trying to locate them in the shadow's over the pond. By first light, he was literally looking up, scanning the sky. He'd pick up a group circling high above and follow them without looking away. The first group I got to decoy came in low across the pond, and when I stood, 2 mallards broke to my right, quartering up hard. I dropped them both in as many shots, and they folded and began to tumble. When they hit, I instinctively yelled "FETCH!" not thinking about what Jet would do. He bolted-and let me tell you, when this dog takes off, get out of the way. He's as fast and powerful as any dog I've seen. Unfortunately, Jet took a straight line to the birds instead out the back opening of the blind-crashing through the front of my blind, collapsing half of it in the process. But he hit the water at full speed, swam out to where he marked the first duck, and like he'd done it his whole life, he turned and swam all the way back to the bank with a mallard drake in his mouth. He dropped it on the bank, smelled it for a second, then the second bird-injured but not completely dead-splashed the water back behind him. He spun and located it, hit the water again and swam all the way out to the other mallard. It dove on him, several times, trying to get away. Jet kept after it, locating and losing and relocating it over again-mind you, the dog has literally never even seen a duck nor smelled one at this point, nor of course chased an injured diver. He was back and forth, circling, chasing, until finally he caught it. Again, like he was a trained lab, he swam back to shore, dropped the duck on the bank, shook all the water off and started examining these weird swimming pheasants!! Needless to say, I was stunned. I was also elate-beyond excited and happy, and a proud father. Jet is quite simply, an absolute natural. A born hunter. And the best all around dog I've seen or heard of. Now I just have to teach him how to exit the duck blind properly...
Submitted by: Jeremy Sacker on Dec 12, 2014BUY FROM JOHN. We have had Addie for 2 years now. She has an awesome personality, is always happy, and man can she hunt.
And note that the comments are true. I live in Minnesota and John drove half way to meet me. I believe every testimonial about John because I have met him. Also, if you can, go back a couple of years. You will get the same story about hospitality and honesty repeated over and over.
Unfortunately John is a rare breed. Fortunately for you, you found him.
Submitted by: Jackson Simonich on Jul 12, 2014I found Prince's Quality Gun Dogs after doing some research. After talking to several breeders in Texas where I live and not being real excited about what I heard from them, I called John and immediately felt like I had found the right place to get my pup. Without prompting, John described the traits in his dogs that I had been looking for: trainable, great personalities, drive, versatile, natural abilities, etc. From the time I picked up Otto at 8 weeks he was pointing everything from houseflies to birds in the yard to his training bumper. I knew I had a winner when I took him out with a gun at 5 months. On his first quail he slammed to a statue-like point and held for me to flush the bird...his very first! Otto is a natural retriever. He loves the water and made 30-50 yard retrieves from a very young age. Hunting abilities aside, the other quality that makes John's dogs great is that they are perfect companions. Otto is as great in the house as he promises to be in the field.
I came to pick him up this weekend after 8 weeks of training. (Otto is now 10 months.) Otto covered ground like a horse in full gallop but screeched to a halt as soon as he hit scent and held like a pro. John demonstrated that he could take the pigeon and put it in Otto's face with the wings flapping, and Otto would hold. While quartering, John held his hand up without saying a word and Otto whoa'd to complete stop and waited for his next command. I've never seen a 10-month-old bird dog whoa and take the temptation of a bird its wings in his face. Very impressive.
I imagine that many would be reluctant to drive to SE Kansas to get a dog. However, the quality you'll get from John's dogs will make it worth the effort.
Thanks for your time, attention, and quality breeding and training John! I couldn't be happier with Otto. I look forward to many seasons in the field and evenings with him laying beside me on the couch!
Submitted by: jack miles on Jul 11, 2014I contacted John at the end of the yr in 2013 to inquire about purchasing a dog that would be good for Texas bird hunting. John sent me pics of a pup that I picked out and he said he would raise it and train it for me. He was born on Oct 2,2013 and finished in early July of 2014. I drove 10 hrs to Johns home from Victoria TX. We met John on a Thursday evening, went out to dinner with John and his wife, spent the night at Johns house got up the next morning to watch my new dog in the field. We went to the field turned him loose on birds. He pointed 3 birds that John planted for him with a very high tail (straight up). He handled on command, he would hold a bird til the sun goes down. John even put a bird on his snout and he would not offer to grab the bird but when it came to retrieving he retrieved birds a total of 6 times with one retrieve at about 70 yds. Very soft mouth, would Whoa on command running away to only turn around looking like he was on point everytime John would holler WHOA!!!! My expectations were actually exceeded of what I would be getting. If you want someone that will lead you in the right direction and place you with the right dog for both family and or hunting then I would HIGHLY recommend John and his expertise. He not only treats you like a client but like a friend opening his house to you and not even really knowing you. (WHO DOES THAT)!!!!!!! Thank You John for the opportunity to own such a great hunting companion. Jack Miles
Submitted by: brad swofford on Jul 01, 2014I purchased a female pup out of Prince's Cody of Arms in 2013 sent her to John for training in June of 2014. John had her just over 3 wks and what I had expected had far exceeded my expectations. John called me up at 3 wks to say my dog was done and I wondered whether or not that would be the case when I watched her in the field. When he turned her loose. She looked an experienced dog. She would WHOA on command with a high tail and stand a bird that would walk or that John would literally drop or hold up to her face and not budge a bit. He had her retrieving, handling, loading on command, would call off of a flying bird, retrieve out water etc. I would HIGHLY recommend John to anybody out there looking for a HONEST and RELIABLE trainer. Sincerely Brad Swofford!
Submitted by: Dale Reed on Apr 12, 2014Over the past couple years I had considered buying a GSP. I have hunted English Pointers my entire life and simply wanted something different. I wanted a calmer breed and hoped to find a strong natural retriever. I searched a lot of different GSP breeder websites and liked John's. I have to admit that I am very skeptical by nature and I don't believe everything I read. I contacted John and told him what I was looking for. We talked about his dogs and the different breedings he had planned. John told me that if I bought a pup from him and I wasn't happy that he would make it right. I talked with John a couple more times and planned a trip. I asked him if he would show me his dogs on birds while I was there. He said sure. I went down, met John, and talked about his dogs. He took me out and showed me the ones I wanted to see on birds, and a couple young pups as well. I liked what John had to say and I liked his dogs. I looked at several pups that were on the ground and found one that I liked. Since taking the pup home I have been very pleased. Benelli is now 5 months old. I have kept her inside and she is doing well. She is pretty calm inside the house. I have played with her retrieving and she does well. I do like to train using a "click and treat" method with puppies for the commands "here", "sit", and "kennel". I only do this because I like to see how smart the pup is and I think it is good to stimulate the mind at 6-10 weeks old. My pup progressed quickly. Up until yesterday she was collar conditioned to "here", exposed to birds, retrieved clipped wing pigeons while on check cord, and introduced to the gun. Yesterday I went down and met John to work the pup on birds. Up until this point she had only flash pointed. We set out her first bird and she pointed and bumped the bird. Same on second. Then on the third bird she pointed and held to flush. She repeated that another time or two and we killed three birds over her. We worked with her and she retrieve each of them. All that leads me to this. John is an honest man and has a good line of dogs. I am very pleased with Benelli at 5 months and I have no doubt that she is going to be a fine bird dog. I have high expectations for my dogs and Benelli is showing all the signs of meeting those expectations. John has answered several questions and has always made time for those conversations. I recommend for anyone looking for a GSP to consider John. He has been first class with me. Dale (Kansas City)