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EXCEPTIONAL & COMPETIVE HUNTING GOLDENS THISTLE ROCK RANCH & KENNEL in ELK RIVER, MINNESOTA, Minnesota
High Island German Wirehaired Pointers - Minnesota German Wirehaired Pointer Breeders
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About High Island German Wirehaired Pointers
For more than 31 years I have been involved in this particular breed. I have intentionally kept the foot hunting family in mind and breed specifically for:
I am a hunter and seek to produce pups/dogs that are excellent in the field and home and offer all that I sell a 2 yr. health guarantee as well as registration papers.
My lines feature some of the greatest foundation dogs within the breed including but not limited to the following: NAFC DC AFC Jay-Mar's Cina's Runaway Train, CH RLB's Maddie Mae, NFC DC Sure Shot's Hot Rocks, CH Backwoods Mo Kick, NFC NAFC DC AFC Cascade Ike, and many more.
I produce no more than 2-3 litters/year and I am able to provide many references to those that want them. I pride myself on my facilities - safe, clean and abundant space for all the pups/dogs.
All inquiries are welcomed and calls returned.
Shipping available at new owner's expense and subject to restrictions as imposed by selected carrier.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Wirehaired Pointer
Breeder Contact Info
P.O. BOX 365
Arlington, Minnesota 55307
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 31 years.
507-380-1967Send Email to High Island German Wirehaired Pointers
Testimonials (14) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
Submitted by: Colleen SOLSTAD on Apr 11, 2015We bought our puppy in October. This dog is the best . She is a great hunter and she's only seven months. Must be the sweetest dog we have ever owned. We love her and would highly recommend buying from any litter here.
Submitted by: Jeb Hettich on Dec 27, 2014I bought Gus at 6 weeks out of the Ruger line and could not ask for a better hunting companion. He finds, points, and retrieves pheasants. Out standing waterfowl abilities as well, nose is spot on, easy to train, high intelligence. My dad purchased a female out of the steamer line, after seeing how hard Gus hunts. She is still a pup, but she is highly intelligent, observant, and wants to please the master. John could not be any better to work with. He is true to his word and any problems if any..he will address immediately. Highly recommend High Island Kennels, will purchase future dogs. Thanks John!
Submitted by: Lisa elms on Nov 14, 2014We bought Addie in December 2012 from John. We took her to south Dakota the following October pheasant hunting and she did awesome her first time hunting, she pointed and retrieved like a veteran dog. My husband and my boys take her out water fowling and yet have to retrieve a bird themselves. She is also a wonderful family dog. We will be back for another soon!! Thank you John for the wonderful family friend you have given us! !
Submitted by: Ty & Laura / Eagan, MN on Sep 02, 2014Our 9-yr old GWP (Jake)from the High Island line has been the BEST dog that we have ever had. We just recently introduced (Murphy) a new pup...and we are just amazed at his learning ability & his affection. John breeds his dogs for "biddability" which is the willingness and eagerness to please their master, hence the dogs super quick learning ability. We are constantly saying "WOW...can you believe what this dog can do". At just 4.5 months old, Murphy may challenge Jake for the BEST GWP yet. Thank-You Big-John, we have another "KEEPER" !!!
Submitted by: Marc Max on Jul 22, 2014We purchased Sadie from John in December of 2013. At 5 1/2 months old she was pointing and retrieving birds with very minimal training. She loves the water and explodes off the dock after every dummy thrown. She has a sweet temperament and wants to please. Can't wait for this fall. She has a natural drive and desire that you only hope for when you buy a pup. I'd recommend High Island Wirehairs any time
Submitted by: James P on May 25, 2014Been buying and hunting with wirehairs for over 45 years. Dog is smart, driven, and handsome as hell. You wont find a better nose with more excitement for hunting. Great investment. may post pictures at later time...
Submitted by: Mike Johnson on Oct 05, 2013Duck Dog! One of the main reasons I bought a German Wirehaired Pointer was I like to hunt ducks as much as upland game. The pup I got from John, Elke, is as home by a pond as she is running on the prairie. At 11 months she retrieving intelligently use both her eyes and nose. When I send her on blind retrieves she will sometimes start with standing on her hind legs to visually survey the pond for the duck. Yesterday I dropped duck into 5 foot tall reeds and she found it on a blind retrieve. In 4 days of hunting she has retrieved 19 ducks and we have not lost a single bird. I could not be more happy with this pup!
Submitted by: Michael Johnson on Aug 19, 2013In my last post I promised to let you know how the pup I got from John last December progressed in her training. I am happy to tell you that this past weekend I ran her in a NAVHDA natural ability test and she scored a perfect 112. When the head judge read her score he started with "And my favorite dog of the day...". For anyone not familiar with NAVHDA, the natural ability test scores dogs on cooperation, desire, search, point, tracking and willingness to swim.
Submitted by: Denis Stefanek on Jun 13, 2013High Island Barry is joy. Barry is healty - strong - easy to train - will be excellent hunting dog (well still puppy at 8 months, but it is easy to say where is he heading to be). THANK YOU JOHN!!! I will likely get him lady from you soon. I will take him with me for the trip.
Submitted by: Domer Burk on Jan 17, 2013In a world where no one tells the truth, especially when money is involved it was refreshing to meet John. Everything he said about my puppies came true. They are dogs now and I love both of them for thier hunting abilities, which are fantastic. But, both dogs live in my house with me and they shine. Fantastic instincts, great temperment, and a willingness to learn are what these dogs exhibit. Thankyou John.