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Copperhead Kennels - Nebraska German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders

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About Copperhead Kennels
We are a small kennel located 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/roan, solid black, black/white roan and black/white. We breed high quailty bird dogs that hunt and also make great family pets. Our kennel only produces 1 to 2 litters a year. Our dogs are all proven in AKC Hunt Tests, used in Kansas and Oklahoma as hunting guide dogs and used to hunt wild birds also. AKC Hunt Testing is not only a way to "prove" our dogs but a way to keep us active with with them for more than just the hunting season. Our dogs not only upland hunt but love water too. Pups are introduced to water depending on the time of year they are born. Copperhead Kennels takes pride and careful consideration before breeding. Our goal is to produce your next hunting/family companion. Any questions.....please feel free to give us a call. References from past litter/pup owners available.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Shorthaired Pointer
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Chad Packer & Dana Schwisow
Wilber, Nebraska 68465
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 14 years.
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Submitted by: Erik on Jun 29, 2015
I had been to many hunt tests and scene Chad's dogs work in the field. The all had impressive drive, nose and style. When he had a litter of pups out of Cruze and Jetta that was a repeat litter with prior pups starting young I knew I had to try one. I could not be happier with my male. He has relentless drive and ability. I can't wait for season to start!
Submitted by: Tanner DeArman on May 31, 2015
Sassy is my newest and second pup from Copperhead Kennels. She has been an amazing pup to watch. The quality of dogs coming from Chad and Dana is nothing short of remarkable. They are very friendly and have no problem talking to you and helping you if need be. Great folks and great dogs.
Submitted by: Jeff Stander on May 17, 2015
Max is our first GSP and we could not be happier with him and our experience with Cooperhead Kennels. Being brand new to GSP's my wife and I had lots and lots of questions for Chad and Dana. They were extremely patient, provided immediate responses and had enormous amounts of information to share! Living near the kennel afforded us the opportunity to visit the litter of pups Max came from several times. Again Chad and Dana worked with us and our schedules to make this possible, and again answer our plethora of newbie owner questions. Its hard to image a better buying experience and kennel owners that care so much about making sure this happens!

Had the opportunity to watch Chad run the Sire of Max, Cruz, at a nearby AKC hunt test. The experience was great- learned a lot about hunt tests in general and watched Chad and Cruz at work- can't wait to get Max into this sport!

As far as our pup Max goes he seems to be doing really good. In the four short weeks we've had him he's been tons of fun and you can start to see his strong breeding. Already working hard using his nose when we go on walks. He's picking up on general obedience commands very quickly. Can't wait to start working him more on hunting commands!

I can't say enough about Chad and Dana at Cooperhead Kennels. They have made buying our first GSP very enjoyable. I would not hesitate buying from them in the future.
Submitted by: Randy Baker on Apr 13, 2015
I would just like to say thanks to Chad, Dana and family of Copperhead Kennels for the beautiful boy we picked up on April 9. "Willy" is a great looking pup and is adored by all who meet him. Thank you for striving to produce the best puppies possible and for all the hard work in raising them. Every time we visited your kennel it was clean and the animals well cared for. Keep up the great work and know that I will recommend Copperhead Kennels to everyone.
Submitted by: Lynette Stolzer on Oct 09, 2014
We picked up our 2 female puppies exactly 1 month ago today! We couldn't be happier....they have beautiful personalities, are quick witted and so loving at the same time. We are thankful that we went through Copperhead Kennels! Thank you very much! In just 30 days they have become a part of our family!

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.

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