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Chippewa Kennel - Oregon German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders
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About Chippewa Kennel
We breed NAVHDA tested Hunting German Shorthairs with lots of natural ability for the serious hunter who does not have a lot of training time or experience. These calm dogs do it all - upland birds, waterfowl, game tracking, and are great family companions. Meet our dogs and learn more about us on our kennel website link below.
Our breeding females and their performance are: Delta (retired) produced five NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeders Award litters with 42 pups hunting from Tennessee to Alaska. She joins the ranks of fewer than 15 bitches to earn five or more NA Breeders Awards in the entire history of NAVHDA! She is herself a member of a NAVHDA NA Breeders Award litter. Gracie earned her Prize 1 Utility Award mid-August, 2009 and her second litter earned a Natural Ability Breeders Award on the same day; five of her eight tested pups earned maximum scores; she is a member of both an NA and a Utility Breeders Award litter. Her 2010 litter earned Gracie her second NA Breeders Award in May, 2011 with four Prize 1 recipients. She whelped two litters in 2011 and both have earned NA Breeders Awards in 2012. Piper earned a Utility Prize 1 award in August, 2010; her first (2009) litter earned a NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeders Award and her 2010 litter also earned a Breeders Award in May, 2011. Like Gracie, she whelped two litters in 2011 and both litters have earned NA Breeders Awards in 2012. Morgan is a Gracie pup; she is a Prize 1 (maximum score) Natural Ability dog and a member of a Breeders Award litter. She was mated to Garrett (below) and whelped a litter of 9 puppies on July 28. Four puppies from that litter were tested May, 2013 with an average score of 110+ from a maximum of 112 points. Morgan is an absolutely outstanding hunter for such a young dog and is showing unlimited potential.
Chippewa Kennel has earned more Natural Ability Breeders Awards (and more Chippewa dogs have been invited to the Invitational) than any other kennel in Oregon. All Chippewa breeding dogs earned maximum scores in their NAVHDA Natural Ability testing and are OFA Good or Excellent. Chippewa Kennel was one of only three kennels in North America to earn three Natural Ability breeders awards in 2011 and the only kennel in NAVHDA to earn four Breeders Awards in 2012!
As confirmed by the exceptional NAVHDA Natural Ability testing results, Chippewa pups possess a very high level of natural hunting ability and cooperation. They are truly a pleasure to hunt with and watch in the field. Check out the testimonials below and you will see the enjoyment that owners of Chippewa pups are receiving from their dogs.
Our young stud dog, Garrett (Cody's son from Delta) earned a Utility Prize 2 in August, 2010 at 2+ years of age; he re-ran his UT test in August, 2012 and, apart from a handler (my) error, would have earned a maximum score Prize 1. He is truly an exceptional dog in appearance, performance and disposition, and does an exceptional job at both upland and waterfowl hunting. He is available for mating to approved hunting bitches.
Garrett was mated to Gracie and Piper late, 2012 - and all puppies from the resulting litters have gone to their new homes. He was mated to Morgan in February, 2013, and she whelped 10 puppies April 30, 2013 (9 females, 1 male). Three females remain uncommitted. Gracie and Morgan will both be mated to Garrett again in 2014 and deposits for those puppies are now being taken. Pick order of puppies is determined by the order in which deposits are received. Chippewa puppies are registered with both AKC and NAVHDA and go home with about the strongest guarantee given by any breeder.
Puppy support program: I encourage puppy buyers to send me any questions they have about their puppies, be it behavior, nutrition, training, etc., and I then share their question and my response via email with the entire group of Chippea puppy buyers. Owners are also invited to bring their young dogs back (at no cost) for starting on birds and introduction to water, and I will help get them and their dogs ready for NAVHDA Natural Ability testing..
Training is available for a very limited number of dogs with preference to Chippewa dogs.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Shorthaired Pointer
Training, Stud Services, Birds for sale
Breeder Contact Info
Dr. Howard Meyer
28304 Holder Lane
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 20 years.
541-752-2098Send Email to Chippewa KennelClick here to visit Chippewa Kennel website
Testimonials (26) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
Submitted by: Kevin Hawkins on Mar 13, 2012I purchased a puppy from Howard 4 years ago and could not be happier with the dog or Howard. My Dog hunts wild birds between 30 and 60 days each year and is pleasure to have around the other 300 days. He was very easy to train, (naturally points, backs other dogs, tracks, retrieves) and is still eager to learn whatever I might be teaching him to do. My dog is a smaller male (50 lbs) his best assets are his calm demeanor, superior nose, and stamina.
He hunts methodically whether I am hunting by myself or with 6 others with the right amount of fire and intensity that I love shorthairs for and also with a lot of self control that many shorthairs could use more of.
His nose is not to be questioned. If this dog says there's no bird, move on. If a bird goes down shot he will retrieve it no doubts. Of the hundreds of birds shot over him this year I cannot recall any that came up behind him or ANY that were not found after being shot. He had several retrieves over 400 yards this year.
Often times I will hunt 3 or 4 days in a row. Full days rocky ground. No foot problems. I am a one dog guy and it is so nice to be able to leave town and count on hunting for a long weekend knowing my dog will be in the game the whole time.
Howard has put a lot of time, talent, and attention into developing his dogs. He really cares about his dogs and customers selling only to serious hunters and following up his sales with training advice, opportunities and an open phone line for questions or hunting reports. I have yet to find another breeder who produces a dog I would rather have or that I would rather buy from.
Submitted by: Tom Lusby on Dec 20, 2011It's been 3 years sense I submitted the testimonial on Rube our now 5 year old GSP we got from Chippewa Kennel. We continue to hunt every year both South Dakota and Oregon and Ruby does an unbelevable job. She pointed and held the point and then retrieved maybe 75 birds this year. She hunts hard from day light to dark and is ready to go first thing the next day. Everyone that has seen her hunting says she's the best bird dog they have ever been around. She is also a great family dog. Howard and Vicki owners of Chippewa Kennel knows how to breed great GSP. We have just purchased a new pup from Chippewa Kennel which we named Sage. She is from Gracie and Garrett and If she is half as good of a hunter as her Aunt (Ruby) she will be great.
Submitted by: Bryan Thomas on Dec 07, 2011Just wanted to let everyone know how much I think of my dog Kona, who is 5 years old. I have been able to do my first serious hunting with Kona. We went to a game reserve in August in Central Wa. We put out 6 chuckars in that heat. Very little scent was availble due to the dryness and the heat. Kona was tireless. He was in every nook and cranny where a bird could be. He eventually found 4 of the 6 and I accidentaly walked one up. Its just exciting to watch him work. It is my poetry for the soul. Since Aug, I have done six weekends of hunting at state release sites in Wa. He has always found birds at these sites which is hard due to the pressure of so many hunters. He is a big love and craves attention. He is a very beautiful dog and gets lots of compliments. I would definetly recommend that you see Howard if you are looking for a hunting GSP. You will not be disappointed. When it is Kona's time I will be seeing Howard for my next dog.
Submitted by: Barbara on Sep 20, 2011I have been a bit slow to write this testimonial because of the tone it would have to take – gushy and boastful. But what the heck, here it finally goes: I am insanely crazy about Nyima, my 6 year old male GSP that I got as a pup from Chippewa Kennels. Howard told me that he had second thoughts about selling one of his pups to a non-hunter, but decided (thankfully!) to take a chance on me. Nyima is my third GSP and frankly, I cannot imagine owning (make that: ‘sharing my life with’) any other breed. In the summer we spend about 8-10 hours every week hiking locally – slightly less time in the winter months. We were down about 1 ½ months early this summer recovering from a strained CCL (boy, was he not happy when I’d insist that he slow down). Fortunately, he recovered quickly and we returned to our normal routine. If I had no other perspective than that of the people who see us out together, Nyima would simply be “beautiful, muscular, well-trained, obedient…” Being with him in the out-of-doors is pure joy. He is so happy to be on a trail, in the woods, or in open fields. Nose on the ground ; eyes spotting a duck at distance in a pond… He is so bloody intelligent – I swear he even knows what I’m going to do before I do it. When I put him into a heel, in short order he will drop back and pop up in a right side “heel.” I’m absolutely positive it’s because he knows I’m blind on that side. At home he’s pure love: sweet, affectionate, mellow. He has full run of the house when I’m at work. Never has chewed anything other than a toy; had only one in-house “accident before he “got it.”. For fun, we’re currently enrolled in an “odor work” class. The other folks in the class hope we’ll never compete against them because Nyima can find a “hide” in no time flat.
I don’t know what magic formula Howard uses for breeding such incredible dogs, but I am thankful he has it. I’m so grateful that he decided to let me have one of his pups! There is no denying that GSPs, regardless of the kind of home they go to, require a lot of training. But training a dog with so much natural potential is pure pleasure.
Submitted by: Kathy Barrett on Jul 14, 2011Our GSP, Izzy, is now three years old and we are delighted with her. She has an incredible natural hunting ability and an equally wonderful disposition. People are always commenting on what a beautiful dog she is. We have appreciated Howard's willingness to advise and help as well.
Submitted by: Tom Paterson on May 31, 2011Our 3 year-old Lacey, from Chippewa Kennel, came to us in the most unusual way, and we cannot thank Howard enough for making her move to our family happen. We had had a GSP for 14 years. After her death, we waited for two years before searching for another; our Chelsea had set a high standard. Then, I contacted breeders, humane societies, and rescue services hoping to find a two year-old or so. No luck, except that Howard had taken my name and number. One day in fall 2010 he called me and asked if I was still looking. "Yes," I said. "Your stars have just aligned." he replied. He told me that a GSP owner about 20 miles from my home had suddenly died and his daughter had called him asking what she should do, being unable to keep the dog. Howard kindly put us in contact and we soon adopted Lacey. Lacey is a strikingly beautiful, lean, loving family pet now. She knows her commands, has a great disposition (expressed toward people of all ages), has settled into our routines, and, full of energy, relishes her walks and trips to the dog park, where she fends off bullies by simply outracing them. She snuggles, greets visitors with kisses, and gets along with other dogs and even cats. A pure joy. Thanks, Howard.
Submitted by: Ed Fiez on May 28, 2011I am a serious bird hunter with 40+ years of hunting chukars and pheasants over German Shorthaired Pointers. In the spring of 2010 I started my fifth puppy and the first from Chippewa Kennels. Annie (Grace X Dukes Chukar) was whelped on February 17, 2010 and hunting chukars in the Idaho Owhyee’s in early October. Her advancement during the season was outstanding and by the end of hunting in January was a seasoned hunter. She just completed (May 2011) her Natural Ability Test with the Willamette Chapter of NAVHDA earning a Prize 1. In addition to being an outstanding hunting companion, Annie is great yard and kennel dog and just loves being around people. I think this can be credited to Howard and Vicki in during a great job of with early pup development, especially with socializing these pups with human contact. Annie was very comfortable with us at 7 weeks and already responded to the don’t do list of bad puppy behavior. I am really happy with Annie and the support and help I have received from Chippewa Kennels. I highly recommend their kennel for the combination of great genetic, early pup development and follow-up support
Submitted by: R. Drew Falkenstein on May 05, 2011I last posted a testimonial at the end of 2008. My Chippewa shorthair Ryder had just completed her first season. We've been on countless wild birds since, and its been a pleasure to watch her develop into the exceptional animal that she is today. The genetic ability in Chippewa dogs is plain to see. My hunting partner has taken to calling her "Radar" after last year's performance on early season sharptails in Montana. That's as good a compliment as a foot-hunting, wild-bird enthusiast could get I guess, but its one that probably goes more to lineage, and Howard's breeding program, than anything i've done. These dogs are just exceptional.
Submitted by: Matt Hendrickson on May 17, 2010Let me start by saying I found Chippewa Kennels here on Gun Dog Breeders. After reading all the testimonials and talking to Howard I knew I had found the breeder I wanted. Howard is always willing to help and give advice in a positive way. I got Cooter just over a year ago and can’t believe what a great dog he is. He has gone way past my expectations and just like all the others they are great family dogs. I would like to say that these dogs when out of the field are the mellowest GSP I have ever seen. Every one of these dogs I have seen is so willing to please and also easy to work with. I look forward to getting another Chippewa pup soon. Cooter got a prize 2 at 103 in his natural ability test 3 weeks ago. I would highly recommend Howard to anyone that is serious about a truly great hunting dog.
Submitted by: Larry Cordes on Jan 26, 2010I have been extremely impressed and pleased with my Chippewa GSP, Bella(Gracie x Cody 2009). At 8 months she scored a 112 (maximum possible) on the Navhda Natural Ability test. Within a few weeks of the start of her first season she was hunting at a level that my previous dogs had not reached until the age of 2 or 3 years. She maintains a comfortable walking range, keeps track of me, points, and retrieves (land and water). Her temperment is outstanding. In fact I'm not sure what she enjoys more - chukar hunting with me or lounging on the couch with the kids watching American Idol.