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Copperhead Kennels - Nebraska German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders

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About Copperhead Kennels
Copperhead Kennels is a small kennel in the heart of bird country. We are 45 minutes south west of Lincoln, NE. We have all german shorthair pointers that vary in color from liver/white, solid liver, liver/white ticked, solid black, black/white roan and black/white. We breed high quailty bird dogs that hunt and also make great family pets. Our kennel has 1 to 2 litters a year. All of our dogs are used to guide hunts in Nebraska and Kansas, as our own personal hunting dogs, and are proven hunters. Hunt testing is a way to keep us active with the dogs for more than the "hunting season." We now are running dogs in NSTRA as well.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Shorthaired Pointer
Additional Services
Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Chad Packer & Dana Schwisow
Wilber, Nebraska 68465
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 13 years.
402-641-2490
402-239-6516
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Testimonials (26) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
Submitted by: Tanner DeArman on Jun 25, 2014
There is so much good I have to say about Chad and Dana at Copperhead Kennels that I don't even know where to start. I purchased my very first German Shorthair from them, and I couldn't be more pleased or amazed. The quality of dog that you receive will absolutely amaze you, as it did me. My female puppy, Oakley, has surpassed even my wildest expectations. Also if you have any questions or have anything that you need help with, you can always count on Chad to help you out and be very thorough with his intructions. He has become the only person I would ever consider buying a puppy from again. A+!!!!
Submitted by: Shelby Halferty on Apr 20, 2014
We had a great experience working with Chad at Copperhead. He was very forthcoming and honest as well as thorough with instructions. Chad sold us a GSP in March and we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience.

Thank you!
Submitted by: Mike Ross on Jan 24, 2014
I Have Hunted with Chad For Several Years In Kansas Before I Purchased My Pup From Him In 2011. I Witnessed The way He Handled His Dogs And The Way They Worked, Both Were Outstanding. I Could Not Ask For Anything More From My Dog, He WIll Hunt With Any Other Dog With No Problems. He Loves My Children, He Even Listens To My Wife. Everyone That I Have Hunted With Cannot Believe How Well He Hunts For Such Young Dog. I Would Recommend Chad And Dana To Anyone Looking For A Quality Healthy Dog.
Submitted by: Jacob Logsdon on Jan 04, 2014
Just about 9 months ago my wife and I drove to NE to pick up our new pup From Chad. I would give copperhead Kennels A+. being that were from IL and first time in NE chad was very helpful finding hotels and places to eat. I have a male pup and notice with the great blood lines that they work with it shows. Duke never stops maybe little hard headed but what dog isn't. He has a great drive in the field and good behavior around home. I have put him on birds and first time out pointed and held great, brought birds back really impressed me with being young. Overall great dog great people.
Submitted by: Ben Faulkner on Dec 16, 2013
I had the pleasure of hunting in Kansas this December with Chad as our guide, and I saw first hand the quality of his GSP's and his dog work. In addition to having really solid bird dogs that are biddable and hard working, Chad is a first rate guide who knows the sport and how to handle people.
His female, Shy(sp?) is not only a good pointer but as good a retrieving pointer as you could ask for. She made one noteworthy retrieve of a crippled pheasant about 75 yards out where she had to cross the bottom of an overgrown gulley, come up blind on the other side, locate where the bird came down, and then track it for "dead" until she found it, still very lively. Pleasure to hunt with. Good dogs.
Submitted by: Stuart Mohl on Nov 23, 2013
In April 2013 I got my pup (Chance) from Chad and Dana. Chance is my first hunting dog of my own. So naturally I had a bunch of questions that I needed answered. Chad and Dana are both very knowledgeable about GSP. With them being able to answer all my questions it made my choice to buy one of their dogs very easy. The one thing that I am very happy with is they make sure to keep in touch with everyone that buys a pup from them and they still answer all my questions that I have. When I was invited down to look at some of their dogs I was very impressed. They kennels were clean and the dogs were very well taken care of. I am now currently living in CO and as long at Chad and Dana will be breeding dogs I will always recommend them to anyone that is looking for a pup of their own. Thanks you guys you have no idea how big of a help you have been.
Submitted by: Erin Horse on Jun 14, 2013
On Memorial Day of this year we lost our German Shorthaired Pointer, Roxie, to a condition called Gastric Dilatation Volvulus. It was very unexpected and she was only 3 years old. Feeling devastated and heartbroken we weren't sure what to do next. We didn't know if we should wait or start searching for another GSP. My husband grew up with short hairs all his life and really enjoys hunting beside them but the biggest concern for us was that we were scared we wouldn't be able to find another GSP like Roxie who was so good to our 15 month old son. She was so gentle with him and also to our smaller 10 lbs dog. She was just a great member of the family whom we dearly missed! Something was definitely missing and we needed that back so we began searching online and came across the Gun Dog Breeders website. On this website we found Copperhead Kennels out of Wilbur, NE. My husband called to see what they had available, Chad returned our phone call that night and my husband told him our story. Chad's male dog, Cruz, was just breed with a female, Bella, out of Glen Elder, KS and there was a female pup that was spoken for by Chad. He had to talk to Leon, the breeder out of Glen Elder first. He sent us pictures, kept in contact with us and completely went above and beyond. After some rearranging of his plans, Thursday, he called back to inform us he was offering a female to us! We were elated!!! The female was only 6 1/2 weeks old so we waited and kept in contact with Chad and Leon over the next week and on Friday June 7, we met Leon in Hastings to pick up our new puppy, Lilly!! Talk about a sweet heart! She is white with Liver spots and absolutely beautiful! She met our son and they are best friends already after only a week together! She is very lovable and friendly to our other dog, has a great nose on her and is already retrieving at 8 weeks!! We couldn't be more impressed with our new member of the family as well as the service we received from Chad Packer at Copperhead Kennels! We recommend them very highly! Very professional and compassionate about their business as well as treating their customers with the utmost respect! Thank you Chad for everything you did for us!!!

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Submitted by: Mark Niemann on Jun 09, 2013
We got our pup in April 2013. For two years prior, we had researched online and came across Copperhead Kennels. After our first contact with Chad and Dana, they were so helpful and knowledgable of the German Short-hair Breed. They went so far as to invite our family down to Wilbur for a visit and to see them work with their dogs. This visit sealed the deal for us which lead us to where we are today. We are the very proud owners of a Copperhead Kennel pup named Cash. Chad and Dana are great at answering any questions we have about Cash. Their kennels are clean and ALL the animals are well taken care of. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to them for making this a great experience for us.
Submitted by: Jeremy on May 17, 2013
Picked up my dog in 2011, and she's been the smartest dog I've owned. She manages to find game where there shouldn't be any, such as a woodcock down by a park in the middle of the city of Omaha. Endless energy, and endurance.
Submitted by: Jeff Geier on Sep 27, 2012
Went on a recent Pheasant hunting trip in Kansas and Chad was our guide. Chads does a great job and his dogs are excellent hunters. I have hunted with alot of different people and alot of different dogs and Chads dogs are right there on top. Thanks for a great hunting trip Chad.

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