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North Star Kennel - Michigan Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Breeders

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About North Star Kennel
We are dedicated to producing a enjoyable family and hunting companion for upland and waterfowl hunting. All of our dogs are NAVHDA tested for Natural ability and Utility.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Breeder Contact Info
phil wolthuis
8168 n 12th st.
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 6 years.
2693458342
Testimonials (8)
Submitted by: Jeff Yoder on Mar 21, 2014
My wife & I purchased "best dog ever" from Phil seven years ago. We couldn't be happier. Everybody comments on how well she behaves, listens to commands, reacts to hand signals and acts great around other dogs. Excellent with kids of all sizes & outstanding watch dog. Will swim all day if you let her. Loves attention and loves to be loved. Hunting? You betcha! Outstanding natural instincts, an incredible nose and works hard. I have owned several other breeds and some were very good but this dog is best dog ever! After reading some of the comments I have to put my order in now for our next one. Get a griff from Phil!
Submitted by: Kathy Kristopik on Dec 11, 2012
Six years ago we got our griff from Phil. He was 5 months old and a "started" hunting dog. He had named his Winston and we kept the name. Winston is an awesome family pet as well as a great hunter. He continues to amaze us and anyone else that he hunts with. We get so many compliments on him! Phil is a top notch breeder. He answers any and all questions along the way. We are just thinking about getting a second griff. By the sounds of it, I should get on his list now, as the wait sounds like it can be long. Trust me, it is well worth your wait.
Submitted by: Dr Guy Pupp on Nov 29, 2012
I researched my dog purchase for quite a long time, contacting breeders around the country. I wanted a good companion/family pet but also a good bird dog. I finally decided to purchase a dog from Phil at North Star Kennel. Unfortunately I had to wait for a pup, but it was well worth it. I did not get a GOOD dog, I got a GREAT dog. I just returned from only my third pheasant hunt with my dog, Winston, and he was GREAT! Being a very busy surgeon, I always feel guilty that I have not been able to spend more time training my dog. His breeding instincts and intelligence have been awesome...I can't wait for our next hunt!
Submitted by: Shaun Marks on Mar 15, 2011
North Star and Phil Wolthuis are the best. We wanted a puppy but I was concerned because my kids were so young (4 and 2)plus his waiting list is very long. Phil talked to me several times and we decided to take a 1.5 yr old started dog he bred whose owner had died. He has always been available for follow-up questions. Greta has been everything we wanted. She is a great hunter and very gentle and sensitive with the kids. She is a very loved member of our family and we will definitely get another Griff from Phil sometime in the future.
Submitted by: Shaun Marks on Mar 15, 2011
North Star and Phil Wolthuis are the best. We wanted a puppy but I was concerned because my kids were so young (4 and 2)plus his waiting list is very long. Phil talked to me several times and we decided to take a 1.5 yr old started dog he bred whose owner had died. We've had her for a year and Phil has always been available for follow-up questions. Greta has been everything we wanted. She is a great hunter and very gentle and sensitive with the kids. She is a very loved member of our family and we will definitely get another Griff from Phil sometime in the future.
Submitted by: Shaun Marks on Mar 15, 2011
North Star and Phil Wolthuis are the best. We wanted a puppy but I was concerned because my kids were so young (4 and 2)plus his waiting list is very long. Phil talked to me several times and we decided to take a 1.5 yr old started dog he bred whose owner had died. We've had her for a year and Phil has always been available for follow-up questions. Greta has been everything we wanted. She is a great hunter and very gentle and sensitive with the kids. She is a very loved member of our family and we will definitely get another Griff from Phil sometime in the future.
Submitted by: Diane Urbanski on Apr 10, 2010
Phil was excellent in answering all my questions about the breed and the process of it all. We just picked up our puppy today, and was an excellent experience of picking him out. I was told if I had any questions to call him.
Submitted by: Shawn Brown on Jun 03, 2009
I purchased my first Griffon from Phil at North Star last June. Rye has been everything you could ask for. He is a hard hunter,great with our other dogs and loves playing with our 3 boys. Rye was hunting grouse and woodcock all day at 6 months old. He just passed his NAVDHA natural ability test on 5/29/09 with a PRISE 1. He is a hard worker in the feild and just as great in the house this dog loves to please. And Phil has been great with helping me train Rye, he has answered every question I have asked along with being available at the NAVDHA training days for questions.I would strongly recommend North Star Kennel to anyone looking for the perfect mixture of a hard hunting dog and family pet.

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