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Pretty Prairie Kennel - Montana German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders

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About Pretty Prairie Kennel

Our purebred German Shorthaired Pointers are bred to hunt, point, track, retrieve game and show in conformation. A structurally sound German Shorthaired Pointer, while hunting, floats across the field and is a pleasure to watch. We look forward to providing you the opportunity to acquire your new family pet. We believe in finding suitable homes and responsible breeding and dog ownership. We take the purchase of your pure bred versatile dog very seriously. Please check our website for puppy availability and stud service.

We are small operation. Our pups are hand raised with us in our home. We handle them from birth and start bird exposure early. They are evaluated at 6 & 8 weeks for field and conformation score.

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Shorthaired Pointer
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Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Rae or Steve Brown
Helena, Montana 59602
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 5 years.
406-594-3257
406-594-3257
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Testimonials (10)
Submitted by: Matt Elliott on Feb 12, 2012
Rae, I cant thank you enough for Niko, he is a pure pleasure and he has so much personality. In the week that he has been a part of our family he has worked his way into all of our hearts.

I hope that if you ever need a reference that you use my name, you and Steve do a fantastic job in raising and training these dogs.

Niko worked well this weekend but the birds are hard to find, he pointed one Rooster and it was so great to watch him. Clay knocked the bird down in heavy cover and we never got him but Niko worked and worked to find him. Even though we came up empty handed I was so happy to see Niko work the way he did, I finally called him off after about 5 min. but he has no quit in him until he is asked to "leave it".

I am taking him to the bird farm on Weds afternoon, I will have a client and his son and will release 12 birds for them. I will let you know how it goes and hope to get some good pictures of him. Thank you again it has been wonderful to get to know you both and to get Niko! Matt
Submitted by: Tom Anderson on Feb 12, 2012
Harley is doing very well. I have been calling him Bud as it was easier to train him to come to Bud than it was to train my Dad to call him Harley. My dad was very attached to my old dog Bud and he has dimentia so when I brought Harley home we couldn't convince him it wasn't Bud so we just started calling him Bud. Anyway he is doing very, very good. We have been shooting a few chukars. The first one I shot he just looked at me and wouldn't retrieve it. It just wasn't his dummy. But I picked it up and threw it for him a few times and after that he has retrieved every one I've shot. He also had a little trouble adjusting as to how close he could get to wild birds without them flushing. They just didn't sit as tight as that wing on the fly rod. But he has figured that out as well and is now making rock solid points on coveys of wild chukars, and if a dog can hold a covey of wild chukars I think he can hold just about anything. I have had him out four times just him and me and he did well. Last Saturday I took him out with three other people and I was a little concerned about how he would react with that many people hunting but he did great and they were all very impressed with him. He held a couple of coveys for us, one was across the canyon from us and it took about five minutes to get to him but he stayed on point and I walked in and flushed the birds. We got three from that covey, then he pointed some of the singles after they split up and we got a couple more. He made one 200 yard retrieve on a bird that one of the guys winged going off a very steep hill, he brought it up and delivered it to my hand. I was so proud of him.

Tom Anderson
Submitted by: Dave Gooff on Feb 12, 2012
Here are a couple of pics of Agnes from hunting yesterday. It was a tough day with 40 mph winds so the birds ran instead of flying. Agnes is starting to really figure out pheasants. I watched her point, release, creep, release etc. on a bird for 200 yards then when the bird changed direction on her she ran ahead of it and started hunting back to me. That bird finally went up wild but it was impressive to watch. Agnes finally found a couple of birds that would hold and she held them with very staunch points. Pretty good dog work for an 8 month old dog.

If you are ever in the Bozeman/Livingston area give me a call and I'd be happy to meet up with you to see Agnes.

Best -

Dave Goff
Submitted by: Wendy Evans on Feb 12, 2012
Here are a few pictures of Trumen doing a little hunting. He did really well this first season. He is a wonderful dog, we sure do love him.

-Wendy
Hi Rae,

I had to get the info from Alan, as he is the hunter in the family. Basically this is what he said. First, to answer your question “How does he retrieve?” ..…”Every Time!” Alan says this is where Trumen excels. He marked birds, watched flying birds, and watched for birds to fall after the sound of a shot. He even retrieved a dead bird blind, (he was in his kennel in the back of the truck when the bird went down).

Like I said, he is a great dog, and soooo handsome.

-Wendy

Submitted by: Dave Ness on Feb 12, 2012
Raleigh is doing great and we couldn't be happier with him.

He is really a nice dog.

He has been getting spoiled a little too much but thats ok. My kids have figured out that when they dont want to eat their food Raleigh will always help them out.



I have only been working on Mon, Wed, and Fri since pheasant season started so we have been going out 3-4 days a week.

I worked with him a lot in the field this summer and it really paid off I think.

The only issue we had was retrieving.

He did very well playing fetch with dummies all summer but once pheasant season started he didn't figure out he was suppose to go after the birds and retrieve them.

We started playing fetch with the dead birds and hidding the birds in the backyard and having him find them and now he has been doing a great job retrieving.

He has made a few retrieves that I couldn't believe and was very excited about.

These dogs live to bird hunt I think, he gets so excited when I start getting my gun out.

He has started to calm down around the house a lot more too and has figured out which toys he can play with, which makes my wife happier.

I can't thank you guys enough and I hope to get another dog from you in a few years.

Dave N., ND
Submitted by: Ken McLean on May 05, 2011
Hi Rae, Ranger is doing wonderful, a bit of a boob though...ha-ha, we gave him a dental treat, he loved it, he has confiscated a microfiber blanket, he loves his bed, he is retrieving great. I have spent a lot of time out in the yard with him, well what bit of the yard I could dig out, and here in the house he is chasing the toys and bringing them back and trying to play tug of war. Dr. Henry Ford gave him a clean bill of health yesterday; he got another de wormer, and da2ppv booster. I must tell you that she was extremely impressed with the amount of care that you have taken with the puppies. To tell you the truth when the vet told us how impressed she was I knew right then that we made the right decision by obtaining Ranger from you. We will with out a doubt refer your puppies to anybody that is interested in a bird dog. Thank you so very much for all you have done and I look so forward to bringing Ranger out soon.
Submitted by: Matt Elliott on Dec 06, 2010
I cant thank you enough for Niko, he is a pure pleasure and he has so much personality. In the week that he has been a part of our family he has worked his way into all of our hearts. I hope that if you ever need a reference that you use my name, you and Steve do a fantastic job in raising and training these dogs.
Niko worked well this weekend but the birds are hard to find, he pointed one Rooster and it was so great to watch him. Clay knocked the bird down in heavy cover and we never got him but Niko worked and worked to find him. Even though we came up empty handed I was so happy to see Niko work the way he did, I finally called him off after about 5 min. but he has no quit in him until he is asked to "leave it".
I am taking him to the bird farm on Weds afternoon, I will have a client and his son and will release 12 birds for them. I will let you know how it goes and hope to get some good pictures of him. Thank you again it has been wonderful to get to know you both and to get Niko! Matt
Submitted by: Bill Leslie on Nov 19, 2010
Just leaving Kansas. Inga was awesome. We killed 24 pheasant and 35 quail over her and Trace. Most over her. My friends are jealous! She retrieved vast majority to hand. Right now she is sound asleep on back seat on my jacket! Seven hour ride ahead
Thanks for all the work you put in on her
Bill
Submitted by: Wayne & Evelyn Mihalovic on Apr 15, 2010
We have had nothing but luck from this couple. They were honest from the beginning. They have been helpful and friendly as Shasta has gotten older, with any questions we have had.

Shasta has been a great dog. She has loved birds from day one of getting her. She is a great travel companion in the truck. She is very easy going and friendly with all other dogs.

We will have no problem getting another dog from them when or if the time arrives, we just enjoy Shasta so much.
Submitted by: Bill Coyle on Dec 27, 2009
Our experience with Pretty Prairie Kennels and with Rae & Steve Brown was first rate.
To begin with, they were completely honest and forthright in their representation of our pup and their knowledge of him. They worked very closely with us to get Angus shipped to Pennsylvania from Montana in time for Christmas, in the face of airline red tape, brutally cold temps in Montana and a snowstorm in the Northeast.

Since receiving our pup we have been enormously pleased with him. Housebreaking was a breeze. He literally only had two accidents. Our dog is definitely high energy, but at the same time has a great, even temperament. He is very affectionate with our family. He is very sociable and even tempered with other dogs. We get many compliments on both his appearance and his disposition. He accompanies us on errands around town, to our girls' sports events, on hikes in the mountains,...you name it.

In the field he has done a great job. While Angus is not aggressive toward people or other dogs, he is very game driven. He loves to hunt. In his first year he has done a great job both pointing and retrieving. He has never lost a bird that has been shot over him.

In short, Angus is developing into an excellent companion gundog. He is super around the house, great with our daughters and a hardworking, trusted partner in the field. I am very much looking forward to next hunting season with him,and hopefully many more to come.

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