Submitted by: Joe on Apr 22, 2010
I've had my Honey Run GSP for almost five years now and I couldn't be more pleased - What a well rounded dog! She's been a great dog on grouse and with my family! A dog with a fine temperment and no health issues at all.
Whenever I have a question, I know that I can call the breeder and get a no-nonsense answer. Service after the sale means a lot to me and I've been nothing but pleased with Honey Run shorthairs.
Submitted by: Adam on Apr 21, 2008
"BISS CH Honey Run's Spittin' Image SH NAII"
I did my research for awhile before I decided on a pup from Honey Run. I can't say enough good things about Cindy and her program. Alli has just turned 2 and has accomplished more then I could've ever imagined. We've also spent time in the grouse woods,Iowa CRP chasing pheasants, Duck hunting over water, and in a goose pit while not playing in the hunt tests or shows. She's been a dream to train picking up on everything very quick. Dont think twice about it all the honey run pups I've seen have been natural bird finding fools!
Submitted by: Ben Hong on Feb 12, 2008
"Honeyrun's Mi Tye"
I have hunted over various friends' Honeyrun dogs for about 6 years and have always admired the dogs for their intelligence, their prey drive, their precocity, their athleticism and their general demeanor. My Tye exemplifies all those fine qualities and then some.
I do not like testimonials that sound like braggadocio, so I'll just list factual milestone events in chronological order and let the reader draw his own conclusions about my Tye.
I also want the reader to know that I don't train dogs by any of the orthodox procedures and systems. What I do though, is take the pup into the fields and woods at the earliest opportunity and at every opportunity so that he has a chance to experience and learn from every situation that he encounters. For a pup to learn from such experiences presupposes a well bred dog, a dog whose "toolbox" is full to begin with. The Honeyrun line of GSPs provided me with such a dog. Thank you Cindy.
-One week after he came home with me at 10 weeks, he followed my older dog and went for a swim.
-At 12 weeks he found his way back to the truck when he lost touch with me while he and I were on a jaunt in the woods.
-At 14 weeks he was giving me 8 feet of air jumping off a large rock into the water to retrieve a dummy. (I found out he was a natural retriever when he outswam his older buddy to the dummy the first time he saw one in the water).
-At 18 weeks he pointed his first woodcock, and his first ruffed grouse 1 week later.
-By the time he reached his 8th month, he had found and pointed about 50 grouse and 100+ woodcock.
-I have never trained him to retrieve as that is not important to me, but he will point dead 100% of the time. He will dispatch and retrieve wounded birds.
Except for praise, I have not trained him to be steady on point but his longest points were about 4 minutes on woodcock and 2 minutes on ruffed grouse. (he has a "long" nose).
-I took him out to Manitoba for ruffed and sharptail grouse and hungarian partridge in the fall of 2007 when he was about 19 months old. Except for the fact that birds in flocks/coveys threw him a bit at the first day, he was non-slip after that.
-He took to the wide open prairies like a pointer as he really had a chance to unfurl his long legs. I have heard several comments that he would not have to take a back seat to any pointer.
He is very energetic, but a great family dog when required to be, especially around my very young nieces. And, he is like Peter Pan's shadow, that is "attached" to my heels.
Submitted by: John Beck on Feb 11, 2008
I have a 8.5 month old shorthair from Honey Run Shorthairs, and I cannot say enough great things about her.
Even before purchasing a dog from Cindy Stahle, I found her to be extremely knowledgeable and willing to share her knowledge and help me with another dog I have. When it became time to look for a second hunting dog, I knew exactly where I wanted to look and gave Cindy a call.
My pup, Gretta, has demonstrated fantastic ability in the field, and is a extremely gentle and calm in the house. She has a fantastic nose and great natural pointing instinct. She's bold, yet compliant and very willing to please. At home, she is my daughter's best friend.
I would highly recommend anyone looking for a fantastic hunting partner and a great family dog to visit Honey Run Shorthairs!