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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
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Testimonials (70) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
Submitted by: Dan Cicuto on Mar 10, 2013I think it's rare that you find breeders that put as much as their self into the breeding and training into their dogs as Brad Rainey, but He truely is the real deal. I selected Toby after reading some of his testimonials, and speaking on the phone. Came up from Chicago to look at Toby and knew that he would be a great fit. After picking him up after another months training and could not be happier. he is a great addition to our family and going to be a fantastic hunting partner Can't go wrong if you choose one from his litters.
Submitted by: Toney Casey on Jan 19, 2013This should of been submitted months ago, but we all know how life gets in the way of these things. Last May I took my first bird dog ( a Brittany ) to Brad for training. Not only was it her first year, but mine as well. Brad is an excellent trainer and he takes wonderful care of the dogs as well. We have been on 3 hunts so far with a 4th coming up this weekend and I can not express how proud I am of my dog. She is growing into something I never imagined and it all started with the training Brad gave the both of us. I wish this site had a way to post a pic here, then maybe it would express the wonderful trainer that my Indy girl received. Thank you, Brad.
Submitted by: Nathan Buelow on Oct 02, 2012It is hard to put to words how happy we are with the GSP puppy we picked up from Brad in April. Our little guy is only 5 months old but already goes to full point and listens incredibly well for a puppy. Brad and his wife were great throughout the whole process and made picking up our puppy incredibly smooth. Our GSP is by far the smartest dog I have ever owned and displays incredible problem solving skills. If looking for a GSP puppy I wouldn't direct people anywhere else.
Submitted by: Paul Gray on Sep 26, 2012I was researching gsp and came across gundogbreeders, I found circle r kennel and read and reread every review on Brad and his kennel. Made an appointment to go look at a pup after viewing pictures on the web site. It is great to see the parents and grandparents of the the puppy your thinking about. After looking at the pups picked one out, asked Brad if he could keep the pup and train him for me, which he did. When I picked him up in June, Brad said he reserved the first two weeks in september for me to bring him back for a tune up. The night before I was to bring Colt back for training I noticed a lump on the side of his jaw. Too late to call the vet, I loaded him up early am and headed for Brads. As soon as Brad seen the lump said he had a abscess and gave him a shot of penicillin. The lump was still there after a couple of days and Brad took him to his own vet for treatment. Colt is back to 100 percent. Colt is probably the best bird dog I have ever owned and now a great family member. I know this review is lengthy, but I want people to know what and awesome trainer and breeder Brad Rainey is. If your looking for a pup, its worth the wait for Brad. I can not say enough about my experience with Brad and Circle R Kennel. I will definitely be getting my dogs in the future from Brad.
Submitted by: Allen Johnson on Sep 24, 2012I purchased a two year old male GSP from Brad Rainey about two weeks ago. This dog was fully field trained and house trained also. My wife and I were a little apprehensive at first, purchasing a dog that already had its "habits" engrained. What a fantastic surprise we were in for. We brought him home on a Friday. By the next day he was quite the gentleman in the house. He is well behaved and mannered for the home. In the field, he is a workhorse. He has succeeded my wildest expectations. His field manners and obedience are outstanding. His drive and desire to hunt and please are unmatched. I have owned GSP's since 1979 and he is the best. We had to put down one of our female GSP's in April and the other one in early September. I thought for sure this would be my first bird season without a bird dog in over thirty years. What a great surprise to meet Brad at the Woods & Waters show in Imlay City. Our new addition has helped ease the pain of our two loses. He has fit in perfectly. Thanks to Brad we will be (and already have been) in the field this fall. I will be looking to Brad for future purchases and training. Brad is a very compassionate gentleman and a credit to the hunting sport. On a scale of 1-5 (5 being best) I rate Brad and his dogs a 10. Thanks so very much Brad and God Bless you.
Submitted by: Sam & Jess on Sep 02, 2012We bought our pups (two females) from Brad last October and took them back to Brad seperately in May and June for training. We are very pleased with the care and work that went into both of them and leaving them with someone who is so good with dogs made it easier for Jess to be without "Her Girls". They came back to us better prepared for hunting than I thought was possible for such young dogs. They will be hunting very soon now and I look forward to working with Brad agin in the future. The dogs are so even tempered most people think they are two years old after they calm down from meeting new people, and they listen to and obey commands given both at home and in the field. Brad is super easy to work with and will take the time to work with and improve any dog that he is given. Thanks Brad!!
Submitted by: Dave Palmer on Aug 22, 2012First I would like to apologize to Brad for taking so long to get this up here. That said let's get down to it. I took Mickey my 15 month old rescue GSP to Brad in April. Neither of us knew what to expect. I fully expected Brad to call me a day or two later and tell me "this dog won't hunt". Not the case, I now have a great handling field dog ready to shoot birds over. My family and I went on vacation in July and we took Mick back to Brad. The dog jumped out of the truck ran straight to Brad and I swear she smiled. He really takes time to get to know your dog and adjusts his training to suit the dog. Thank you so much Brad and I look forward to seeing you in September for some field work.
Submitted by: Damian Taulbee on Aug 21, 2012My grown stepson asked me to find him a shorthair since I have two. There were no breedings with the breeders I knew, so I hit the web. I read some of Brad's testimonials. There's too many for me to read all of them. Turns out they were all right. He's a super nice guy, unassuming, knowledgeable, and fair. His dogs are even tempered, confident, and have good geometry. I'll tell you the rest when the pup's a little older. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend going to Brad for a dog or training.
Submitted by: Thomas Colvin on Jun 06, 2012Brad and I just finished breeding my dog Sadie I purchased from him in 2009 with the dog Ace that he has for sale now. He helped me with everything from getting the dogs togeather and answering any questions I had. Togeather our dogs produced a very fine litter of GREAT GSP PUPPIES. My vet was very impressed with the quality of puppies I had, and I also have very satisfied owners of my puppies. Brad is a fantastic breeder and trainer to work with, and I look foward to working with him and his dogs in the future.
Submitted by: Derek on Jun 03, 2012I fortunately had the opportunity to have my two shorthairs trained by Brad. Brad was there to answer all my questions and was very helpful along the way. My 11 month (high stung) female came back better than I could imagine. I have great hopes for my 10 month male as it was a last minute decision to take him there, one that Iím glad I made. (Thank you Brad for adjusting your schedule to fit him in.) Both of my pups are for the most part steady on wing and ready for this coming season.
I could go on all day about how great my experience was/is with Brad, but all the other testimonials sum it up. As most people I was nervous dropping my puppies off 6 hours away and leaving them there for a month not knowing what was going on, but it work out great and they came back as rock solid hunting machines. If anyone has any doubts, donít. If you donít have the time to train them yourself, let brad do the work for you. You will be glad you did. Thanks Brad for your hard work and Iím thankful to have found your wonderful kennel.