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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 http://www.thepethopper.com 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
Breeder Contact Info
11609 County Road 5
St. Joseph, Minnesota 56374
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 16 years.
320-240-6506Send Email to The Pet Hopper Click here to visit The Pet Hopper website
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Submitted by: Joe on Jan 25, 2016I 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, 2015We 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, 2014We 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.
Submitted by: Steve Leigh on Apr 13, 2014I have a female pup from Ice & Willie's Jan 2013 litter. She's a high spirited, high energy tireless hunter. She's chalked full of determination and drive but still shows great biddability with the right encouragement. As a 7 month old pup she received her NAVHDA NA-Prize III title. She scored 100 out of possible 112 points. This is enough points for a Prize I title. However during the tracking phase of the test, the pheasant ran off and outside of the judging field before my dog was allowed to even start her track(there are no do overs). So basically my dog was judged on her ability to track and point a bird that did not exist. If a dog doesn't find the bird in the tracking test they can only receive a 1 in that portion of the test. NAVHDA rules state that if a dog receives a score of 1 in any phase the highest title they can receive is Prize-III. I'm sharing all of this so you know that in my opinion Tom's pup are prize one pups. She performed fantastic last fall during hunting season. Her pointing was rock solid. She was steady to wing and made some very difficult long retrieves. I would recommend one of Tom's pups to those looking for a great GSP hunting dog. One Caveat though, these dogs have a bloodline that is hunting focused. As a result these dogs are strong willed but still eager to please. She's a devoted family dog and companion. She loves our entire family and pines for our return when we are not with her. She's a velcro dog at home and loves affection. Be prepared to put in the required time in obedience and field training. You'll get back what you put into these pups in spades. Thanks Tom. We love our GSP.
Submitted by: Justin on Aug 20, 2013Received my first ever GSP from the litter born Jan 2013. From the day I
picked out my pup, I was pleased to notice his natural instincts. Now 7 months old,
the energy and excitement he brings will make our first hunt this fall enjoyable for
us both. Its been great to hear others comment on the look and mannerism of my GSP.
I would definitely recommend Tom to anyone looking for a pup of this breed.
Submitted by: Justin on Aug 19, 2013Received my first ever GSP from the litter born Jan 2013. From the day I picked out my pup, I was pleased to notice his natural instincts. Now 7 months old, the energy and excitement he brings will make our first hunt this fall enjoyable for us both. Its been great to hear others comment on the look and mannerism of my GSP. I would definitely recommend Tom to anyone looking for a pup of this breed.
Submitted by: sharon on Jul 08, 2013We got a great little guy this spring. He has a fabulous disposition. He is a great pet and already has an interest in hunting. Enjoyed working with Tom and his knowledge of the breed.
Submitted by: Dave on Jan 17, 2013Have been huntiing with Tom's breeding for over 15 years. Still own a 7 year old out of one his litters and would own nothing but what he has to offer. You will find they will be the easiest to train and these dogs want to please. Not only out in the field but also at home in the yard or in the house. The quite disposition in house will fool you as they hunt from sunrise to sunset if you ask them to, they have the drive and desire to please. Looking forward here to getting another one to get started.
Submitted by: Dean Teigland on Dec 19, 2012Got a pup from a litter born may 2012 and could not be happier. My first hunt when my pup was only 5 months old she pointed four birds had plenty of go power with great range. What is even nicer when our hunt days are over she has made a wonderful house dog and companion.
Submitted by: Bill Perrizo on Dec 10, 2012We are extremely happy with our, now, 7 month old puppy- what a great disposition and he loves to hunt. I also get a lot of commments on how good he looks.