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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. Piper (retired) 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. She whelped two litters in 2011 and both litters earned NA Breeders Awards in 2012. 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 earned NA Breeders Awards in 2012. Her 2013 litter (at just 6 months of age) earned Gracie her 5th Breeders Award. 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, 2012. Four puppies from that litter were tested May, 2013 with an average score of 110+ from a maximum of 112 points. She whelped a second litter from Garrett in April, 2013 - those pups will be tested in 2014. Morgan ran her Utility test in fall, 2013 and earned a Prize 1, making her eligible for the 2014 Invitational. She is an absolutely outstanding hunter with 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 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 will be mated to both Morgan and Gracie (her final litter) 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 (30) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
Submitted by: Tom & Linda Lusby on Nov 17, 2013It's been two years since I wrote the testimonial below about our two GSP's from Chippewa Kennel owned by Howard and Vickie Meyers. Ruby who is now eight continues to be a great hunter and family pet. Sage who is two years old is from Gracie and Garritt. She has the best nose of any hunting dog we have ever had. She points and holds birds at 10 to 20 feet away until I come up and kick the cover to flush the bird. She then retrieves the bird right back to me. Un like Ruby who we had trained, we had the pleasure and challenges of training Sage ourselves with support of Howard and several members of the Willamette Valley chaper of NAVHDA. We tested Sage at 10 months old in the NEVHDA Natural Ability test and she tested a Prize 1.
There were a couple of dog trainers from Minnasota hunting their dogs at the farm we hunted at this year in South Dakota and after watching Sage hunt were shocked she was opnly two years old. One said Sage was the best working pointer he had ever seen and he does a lot of dog trials with his pointers. They ask what Kennel she was from.
We can't say enough about Howard and Vickie and their Chippewa Kennel. Chippewa Kennel's produces great GSP's. We think Ruby and sage are their best.
Tom & Linda Lusnu
Submitted by: Melissa Mendelson on May 29, 2013My husband and I got Bird, our female, from Howard & Vicky in 2011. She's the product of musical Gracie and handsome Garrett. We adore her and cannot imagine our life without her. She's our first dog and first GSP. We decided the day we brought her home that we'll forever have Shorthairs. Bird is so smart, snuggly, fast, and focused. She does so well tracking and pointing making it easy for two novice hunters. In addition, she's a great companion for runs, hikes, and this fall trying her paws at search and rescue. We love her and are forever grateful to Howard and Vicky for sharing such a wonderful pup with us.
For the hunter-oriented shopper, Bird scored a prize II at 6 months (1 point shy of a prize I). Her focus and eagerness to get on Birds is impressive to even the most experienced hunters. Plus, she looks pretty sharp in an orange vest holding a point.
Submitted by: Jim Petersen on May 25, 2013At less than a year old, our pup Ike (Morgan x Garrett, 2012) is shaping up to be an amazing dog. He earned his NAVHDA Natural Ability prize 1 at just 9 months of age. Besides being a natural hunter, he's a wonderful family companion and is great with our kids.
Submitted by: Philip Spulnik on May 23, 2013I have owned 5 pointers that were excellent hunters but Luke is far and above the best hunting dog I have ever owned. We got Luke from Howard in Dec. of 2011. I tested (NAVHDA Natural Ability) Luke at 5 1/2 months and he scored a perfect 112 pts. This was the last pick of the 4 males in the litter!!! If you live close by Howard will help you with getting your puppy started. He always gets back to me with answers to the many questions I have about training issues. This past year I hunted Luke on pheasants, chukar, huns and quail. He performed as well as a seasoned hunting dog.
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.