For more than 32 years I have been involved in this particular breed. I have intentionally kept the foot hunting family in mind and breed specifically for:
- Natural Ability
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.
Submitted by: Gene Miller on May 10, 2017
I am an avid bird hunter. I purchased my first German Wired Hair from John Scheer. I just recently bought my third wired hair from him. I have been very happy with the quality of these pointers. They are great hunters, quick learners, and great noses. It was fun receiving the weekly video's from John, watching their progress from just being born to feisty little pups. Am looking forward to working with our third pup.
Submitted by: Mark & Katie Rudolph on Mar 07, 2016
We purchased our first Wirehair from John over 11 years ago. Jaeger has been the best hunting partner my husband has ever had! His temperament is top notch, eager to please, hard working and all around great family member. We've never had health issues and at 11 he's still an amazing hunter. For this reason we just bought another from John in January, Magnus has been a fast learner.... With Jaeger's help, we are excited to see him grow into an equally great hunter. John is the BEST!!!! My favorite part of the whole process was the weekly videos of the puppies! We couldn't be more pleased!
Submitted by: Bob Kettner on Oct 15, 2015
Ike is only nine weeks old, but I'm impressed with his agility and responsiveness already, during daily walks in the woods. We flushed a Partridge one day and his nose immediately went to work. (Ike is my second GWP...just lost Otter at 16!)
John Scheer and his family run a top-notch kennel. I've visited several kennels, and his is the best, by far!!
Submitted by: Mark Lancaster on Aug 11, 2015
I purchased a male dog Feb 2014. My family has had GWPs since 1970. I couldn't be happier with my selection of High Island dog. Good coat, nice movement in the field. Good prey drive. Retrieves. Biddable. Just a fun dog to be around.
Scored 110/112 in NAVHDA Natural ability test.
Great dog Great kennel.
Submitted by: Jeb Hettich on May 17, 2015
Just an update from my original post about Gus, he is now 15 months old and we ran him in the NAVHDA natural ability test in Milaca,MN...he scored a prize 1 with 112/112 points perfect score. The judges absolutely loved him and could not say enough about his coat and how great of a looking dog he is. He found and retrieved more birds than any dog in the field! I could not be more happy with this breed and this bloodline.
Submitted by: Colleen SOLSTAD on Apr 11, 2015
We 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, 2014
I 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, 2014
We 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, 2014
Our 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" !!!
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Submitted by: Marc Max on Jul 22, 2014
We 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