The Pet Hopper - Minnesota German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders

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About The Pet Hopper
The Pet Hopper is a business that sells high quality German Shorthairs with proven championships in many of the puppies parents and ancestors.†Our† dogs bloodlines have the natural ability to hunt, retrieve and back. We take great pride in producing great pups with the same ability. WE take great pride in our shorthairs that retrieve to hand and also retrieve out of water. Take a look at some of our videos on the puppies pointing a wing and retrieving at 4-5 weeks old.† You can view these videos at We also specialize in†manufacturing†high quality pet food containers. The Pet Hopper also is a distributor of Hi-Standard dog food. I would like to thank each and everyone of you that have checked out our puppies and products. We take great pride in you leaving a happy costumer. Thank you! Tom Lyon 320-333-3311
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Shorthaired Pointer
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Stud Services
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Tom Lyon
11609 County Road 5
St. Joseph, Minnesota 56374
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 20 years.
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Submitted by: Christopher Kuehn on Jul 28, 2018
The dog I got from Tom is now 2 years old and has tons of energy, a great nose for birds and just a friendly dog that is great with my really young nieces and nephews. The dog food is so good too.
Submitted by: Mary Adams on Apr 07, 2018
We got Rose from Tom's 2017 Reba and Major breeding. We enjoyed all the communication and pictures from Tom before we could pick her up. Rose has the sweetest disposition and so easy to train; in 2 weeks she will finish her intermediate obedience classes. After that I figure she will get a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certificate. I wish we had the room for a puppy from this same breeding.
Submitted by: Michael Kurr on Mar 25, 2018
Having the 2017 pick of the litter from Tom Lyon I have been nothing short of impressed with Echo. He is hands down one of the best shorthairs I have ever had and at only one year old as of next week saying that in regards to a puppy I am super excited to see what potential the future holds for him as he has already proven to be beyond his knowledge at such a young age. I would recommend anyone seeking a premium dog family and/or hunting to contact the Lyon's for your next puppy.
Submitted by: Brodie Schaefer on Mar 17, 2018
I bought a female from Tom Lyon in 2016. She is a great family dog, she has great temperament around all ages of people. Sadie is a great hunter as well. She has an excellent nose and her instincts are through the roof. I shot 10 wild roosters over her in Mn the first year I hunted her. I also feel the size and markings his pups have are as good as you can find . I would highly recommend Tomís pups to anyone.
Submitted by: Daniel Meincke on Apr 16, 2017
I Met Tom Lyons from Pet hopper at a deer classic and was very impressed. When I was ready to buy a pup I contacted Tom, He was very friendly and answered all my question. I decided order my pup from Tom and have never been sorry My pup Teddy will be 1 yr old April 23rd Teddy is a German Short Hair with great markings and wonderful personality. Teddy went to South Dakota to hunt pheasants when he was 6 months old and did great he loves to hunt and has a great nose that is all ways working. I would highly recommend Tom if you are looking for Short Hair pup.
Submitted by: Rebecca Kidwell on Apr 13, 2017
I bought a pup from The Pet Hopper's Ice/Nitro breeding in 2015. Her name is Sadie. We don't use Sadie for hunting. We bought her for a family pet. I cannot find the words to describe how pleased we are with our pup. She is absolutely gorgeous as far as her color and markings. She has a very muscular build. I get a lot of comments from people regarding her stance. People say she has an aristocratic look about her. A very regal look like she comes from royalty. She is very lovable and excellent around adults, children and other pets. Sadie loves to cuddle. So, if you are looking for a dog to hunt or just as a family pet or both. You'll not find a more lovable breed than the German Shorthaired Pointer. Their crazy antics are like none other. They continuously keep you entertained. Sadie will be 2 years old this week. I must say it's been an amazing last 2 years. So, if you're looking for a GSP pup, The Pet Hopper has the finest pups I've ever seen. Thank you Tom Lyon for my precious baby girl Sadie.
Submitted by: Aaron Wukawitz on Apr 02, 2017
Would definitely recommend Tom as a great shorthair breeder. His kennel is very well maintained and clean, the puppies are shown so much love as well as the mom and dad. We had bought a puppy (Edge) from Tom at 8 weeks old and he has a very loving personality at home and works very hard when he is in the field. We love our shorthair and would definitely use The Pet Hopper as a breeder again.
Submitted by: Joe on Jan 25, 2016
I was recommended to Tom by Ed Erickson during my search for a great field & family GSP companion. I have a female GSP from the Reba & Major April 2015 litter. She went through Ed's 4 week training course and was holding steady & retrieving to hand at 5 months old. I had her out in the field over a dozen times during this last hunting season, and each time her abilities continued to amaze me. We are currently enrolled in the NAVHDA Obedience Course and hope to run in the NAVHDA NA test this spring. I am more than happy with my family and hunting companion, and would recommend one of Tom's pup's to anyone interested in a great GSP.
Submitted by: Erin and Brian on Sep 21, 2015
We absolutely loved working with Tom to get our first GSP, Ruby. Tom was super communicative with us and provided us with a lot of photos as the puppies grew. He also allowed us to come see the puppies early when they were about 4 weeks old. In addition, after we took Ruby home, Tom has remained in contact with us and you can tell he is very invested in his puppies. As a customer, it's nice to know we can always go to Tom with any questions or concerns we have.

As far as the puppy goes, we couldn't be happier. She has a great personality, was quickly housebroken, and is just a beautiful, well-bred dog. My fiance is so excited to get her out for her first hunting season. Thanks Tom!
Submitted by: Rod and Nicole Peterson on Oct 19, 2014
We purchased a puppy from this breeder's May 2012 litter. Jaxsen is an awesome dog. He is a mild mannered dog in the house and an exceptional hunter in the field. He has drive like no other. Hunts pheasants all day long and never tires. His size (28 inches tall) makes him easy to keep track of in the field.
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