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CIRCLE R KENNEL - Michigan German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders
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About CIRCLE R KENNEL
Our licensed kennel specializes in training pointing breeds but also work flushers for upland hunting. Dogs should be at least 10 months old. A two week evaluation will be done on your dog. If we feel that your dog is not progressing satisfactorily, the dog and remaining training fee will be returned to the owner. An up to date health certificate will be required. All dogs should receive vaccines at least 30 days prior to scheduled drop off date.
The owner will provide dog food. This is done to make sure dog has food that his system is accustomed to.
During a one month training period, your dog will be fully conditioned to a beeper collar, hand and whistle signal trained, worked with our finished dogs, and have birds shot down to them.
We train on over 300 acres of personal property and 150 acres of preserve property. All of this acreage is designated as state licensed hunting preserve property, so dogs can be trained and shot over year round. In addition, we have access to several ponds so your dogs can be exercised and worked in the water.
Need your dog conditioned? Our property has a one mile trail that your dog can be safely run/roaded on with our ATV's.
Circle R Kennel has 3-4 well bred, hard hunting G.S.P. males for breeding, and raise a couple of litters a year from our top females. Started and finished dogs also avaliable.
Limited boarding space (with or without field work) also avaliable. 4000 square feet fenced exercise area.
References avaliable upon request.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Shorthaired Pointer
Hunting, Training, Stud Services, Boarding
Breeder Contact Info
1688 English Road
Deford, Michigan 48729
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 25 years.
989-325-0469Send Email to CIRCLE R KENNEL
Testimonials (80) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
Submitted by: Mike Wilson on Nov 18, 2013My experience started about a year ago. I purchased a german wirehaired pointer pup. She is the fourth pointing dog I have owned. The others were all trained by other people with no owner involvement. I thought I would be more involved with the training this time. So found a trainer that came recomended by a coworker close to home and began working with him. On our second visit things started to go bad.Things were not working out with him the dog had become both bird and gun shy. We took the summer off I looked for another trainer.A friend of mine recommended Bran and said he had trained several dogs for him. So I contacted Brad and he said he thougjht he could help me.We scheduled her training and took when the time. Brad called 1 week into the training and said I needed to come get her. She was in heat. I took her back about a month later and told Brad I would call in two weeks for a progress report.I was afraid to call for fear the news would be bad. So Brad called me after three weeks and said she had turned the corner and he was able to shoot over her but still needed some more work. After four and a half weeks he called and said she was ready to go. We picked her up saw Brad shoot three birds over her in the rain multiple shots no problem. Brad told me take to home and shoot some birds over her by her self which I am doing four or five at a time and she is bird crazy. Holds point solid whistle beeper and e-colar trained.Thanks Brad.Would recomnd you anyone that asked. If it wasnt for Brad I would have had a very expensive pet. Thank again for every thing. Mike Wilson
Submitted by: Thomas Butler on Nov 13, 2013Picked up a black white patched heavily ticked gsp pup out of Circle R Black Storm and Circle R Bella from Brad on 11/6/2013. Its been a week now with the pup and I have absolutely no regrets with my purchase. Hes a gorgeous pup, with stunning markings. He is very smart and biddable, with a little bit of clicker training in the past week and he is coming to a double whistle, sitting to hand command and retrieving to hand. Took right to his crate training in two days and sleeps in their on his own accord. Definitely has natural ability, he points at the chickens through the fence, points at the cats and anything else he finds interesting. Navigates the woods with his nose. Pup was in great shape when we picked him up and up to date on shots. Brad is a standup guy. I would definitely do business with Brad Rainey again.
Submitted by: Gary Hagen on Nov 10, 2013On October 22nd I sumitted a testimonial on my foster dog yellow lab before going to South Dakota. The results in South Dakota were amazing due to the training the lab received from Brad and the two trips to a pheasant farm in Michigan to hunt the lab by himself and reinforce what was taught to the lab. He hunted perfectly in South Dakota, responded to the whistle training perfectly and returned all the downed birds to the owner. That was all the downed birds by the 8 hunters,Simple amazing for a dog that previouly was a ball retreiver,couch potato, and never hunted before going to Brads.
However there was 3 other dogs. All shorthairs. One experienced, one trained by Brad a couple of years ago, and one trained recently. All the dogs except the recent shorthair did great. The recent dog does not like the owner, the owner does not believe in the whistle, the owner spends very little time with the dog, did not follow Brads directions, and the dog is in a pen outside the home with little human contact. This dog has a lot of potential. However, I am afraid this potential will not be acheived.
Brad is the best I have seen. However, the owners of their dogs must do what Brad advises and love their dogs. Gary Hagen, Presque Isle, Mi.
Submitted by: Gary Hagen on Oct 22, 2013I personnally have been involved in having Brad train two Labs. One white and one yellow. Both dogs before they went to Brads had no idea why they were on this earth. The white Lab would just follow you around. He was about 1 year old. Brad took this dog and in four weeks the dog hunted and acknowleged whistle commands like a pro. We took this dog on our South Dakota trip and he was amazing. The second dog is a 2 year old yellow Lab that only retrieved balls and occupied the couch. However, the dog has endless energy. We took the dog to Brad's boot camp. The dog completed his training about 2 weeks ago. Last week end was the first time we had the dog on birds at a pheasant farm. The dog was remarkable. This weekend we are again going to the pheasant farm and the next day to a wild preserve. We hunt this dog alone for the first three times out as instructed by Brad so the dog is refreshed on the commands and his whistlle traing. November 2nd we all head for South Dakota with our new trained buddy. Many Thanks Gary Hagen, Presque Isle, Mi.
Submitted by: Jackie on Oct 08, 2013I have to thank Brad for many things, but # 1 would be the amazing GPS puppy that I recently brought home.
I met Brad at the Woods & Water Show in Imlay City and after spending time talking with him and seeing the passion he has for his dogs, he sold me on the breed and who I wanted to purchase my first pup from. He took the time to answer any questions that i had and was always a email or phone call away.
Thanks to Brad I am a very happy owner of my first dog and first GPS pup who has dual citizenship as i travelled from Canada to deal with Brad. I have only had my little man for not even a week but the potential I see in him at such a young age is incredible.
Thank you Brad for everything. We will be back to visit soon
Submitted by: Eric Stocking on Jul 26, 2013My review is a little late, but let me just say that I would not hesitate to recommend Brad or his dogs to anyone looking for an outstanding GSP. My male Fynn is out of Brad's June 2012 litter, and he has progressed far better than I could have hoped for in his 11 months. Outdoors he is a voracious, unrelenting hunter with strong pointing instincts. He runs with an effortless, athletic gait, and is truly a pleasure to watch in the grouse woods. Indoors he is a calm and well mannered couch potato, which is the quality that my wife appreciates very much. All in all, I can't put in to words how happy I am with my pup, and I recommend Brad whole-heartedly to anyone looking for a well bred, hard hunting GSP.
Submitted by: John Cherry on Jun 19, 2013I cannot comment on Mr. Rainey as a breeder but I brought him my pointing lab for training and he did a very nice job. Over five weeks she has advanced considerably on her patterning, and she is finding and pointing birds very well. He is good about communicating with the owners and he explains his training methods and how to continue working with your dog when you go home so that they stay on the right path.
Submitted by: Thomas Colvin on Jun 09, 2013Once again this year Brad has worked with me on breeding my dog Sadie which I purchased from him in 2009 with his stud Storm. We produced a litter of 8, of which 4 were males and 4 females. This is are second year of breeding and again we produced excellent results. All my pups were sold before 6 weeks of age and all have been given excellent reports back to me. All my customers are surprised at how smart and easily trianed they are. In the 2 breedings we have done together Sadie has had 15 puppies total. We have 5 in Ohio, 1 in Arizona, and 9 in Michigan. I have nothing but praise for Brad and his kennel. I recomend him to any one. If any one wants to talk to me about him or his kennels Brad can give you my number and I will be more than happy to talk with you.
Submitted by: Leo Funsch on Jun 06, 2013As a life long hound hunter you can imagine the predicument I found myself in when I became the proud owner of an 8 week old English Setter female puppy. My brother always had the bird dogs so I didn't need one. His passing left me in need of a pup of my own. He had owned several breeds over the years but I really liked the way his Setter hunted. I also remember what a difficult time he had had with certain aspects of the pups training, such as "running big". A friend recommended Brad Rainey and put me in touch with him. When I met Brad I explaine to him that I had a very raw 13 month old pup that had been allowed to be a pup for the full 13 months. His response was "good - I like it that way - does she run big?" The more we talked that day the more impressed I became. He was very candid about his expectations of my pup and my role in her training as well. I left that day knowing I had made the right choice for me and my pup. The facilities were great, his enthusiasm for his work, and his knowledge of all pointing dog breeds was very evident. I made 2 visits to his kennels over Abbies stay and was extremely impressed with the progress Brad had made with her in such a short time. Every time I called on her progress between visits Brad was very honest about what was going well and what was not. Each time there was something she needed to work on, he explained to me how he was going to address it with her. Very impressive! I brought home a healthy happy puppy today with suggestions from Brad on what to work with her on before we meet up again in September for a preserve hunt. I can't express strongly enough how thrilled I am with the job Brad did for Abbie and I.
Submitted by: Josh & Ashley on May 23, 2013This is our second testimonial for Brad. The first one was showing our appreciation and expressing our love for our puppy. Now that Lucy is approaching her second birthday, been trained by Brad twice, and hunted with him three times, we have an entirely new appreciation for Brad. He is incredibly knowledgeable and understands his dogs. He also understands that not all dogs are the same, so he melds his knowledge with owners' experiences and connection with their dogs to be successful. He always makes himself available and is flexible in his techniques and offerings. He also deals well with dog mommies missing their puppies during training, and dog daddies who are learning how to hunt with their dogs for the first time. We really could not ask for more from a breeder/trainer/guide and we're so glad we found Lucy and Brad when we did!!!