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Briar Ridge Kennels - South Carolina Deutsch Drahthaar, German Wirehaired Pointer Breeders
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About Briar Ridge Kennels
For over forty five years, Briar Ridge Kennels has been raising Drahthaars. We have developed what we believe to be the finest line of gun dogs for the foot hunter in the United States. We sell Drahthaars all over North and Central America for quail, grouse, pheasant, ducks,dove and woodcocks.
There are many more photos on the web site as well as additional information.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Deutsch Drahthaar, German Wirehaired Pointer
Breeder Contact Info
1530 Meadowdale Road
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 44 years.
803-366-5706Send Email to Briar Ridge KennelsClick here to visit Briar Ridge Kennels website
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Submitted by: Scott Ferguson on Jan 27, 2017Bought "Dax" last spring from Mr. Bill. At 5 months old he retreived over thirty doves on his first hunt. By 7 mos.was water retreiving geess. Also trailed and helped retreve 5 deer with that wonderful nose. Some of which was shot poorly with no blood trail. Best hunting dog I ever had. I can't say enough about his drive to hunt. Stolen on 1/6/2017. I will be buying another dog from Brair Ridge. Thanks again Mr Bill for the best hunting dog I've ever had.
Submitted by: Mitch Rykard on Jan 20, 2017I picked Pastor up on Christmas Eve. I drove for over 4 hours back home and he didn't even wimper. The first 2 nights he slept with my daughter, On the third night he spent the night in his crate and I expected him to cry all night like my previous pups. To my surprise he slept all night and did't even soil his crate. He is already fitting in with my other dogs and doing great. Took him for his first vet visit and got a clean bill of health. At 8 weeks he retrieved a wood duck in the yard and is pointing pheasant feathers. This is my first pointer so I am excited to work and train him. Hunting next fall should be a lot of fun.
Submitted by: Copeland Haynes on Jan 16, 2017I came in contact with Bill via this site while doing research on Drahthaar breeders in the SouthEast. Once I found his website and saw dozens of pictures of his beautiful dogs, I knew I didn't need to look any further. From day one Bill has been fast, professional and helpful in communicating and getting me on my way to taking home a pup. I've had my female for 8 months now. She's got the drive and energy to run, hunt and retrieve as long as I can go, and at the end of the day she has no problem calming down and finding a nice cool spot on the floor.
Bill has a lifetime of experience with this breed and I would recommend Briar Ridge Kennels to anyone who is interested in the Drahthaar.
Submitted by: Hans Ramm on Jan 05, 2017After meeting Bill and his dogs in early 2015 I knew my next dog was coming from Briar Ridge and it was certainly worth the wait. I've had Addie for 9 1/2 months now and she is the best hunting dog I've ever had. She not only is great in the field, but great at home too. Thanks Bill!
Submitted by: Dan Jergens on Dec 22, 2016I called Bill 10 years ago and told him what I wanted in a dog.He sent me Klaus! He was spot on with what I got! This dog had more hunt, drive, prey instinct than any other pup that I had seen! He is better than I can train him for, he loves to retrieve more than the four Labs that I have owned!No kidding! He loves his training dummy! Have gotten many compliments on him.All the family loves him and he sleeps with me and my wife everyday, just Love him.Great all-around Dog!
Submitted by: Jason Bennett on Oct 20, 2016Bill is great to work with, and our pup, Fritzie, has been an absolute joy. We introduced her to a grouse wing (tied to the end of a fishing pole) at 7 weeks and she immediately went on point! I can't wait for her to grow up a little and take her out into the field for some hunting.
Submitted by: Jeff Smith on Sep 19, 2016I am an avid bow hunter and wanted a good all around dog for both bird hunting and for dear retrieval. After researching types of dogs that show to be good all around hunters, I decided on a drahthaar. I received my pup Moor 8 weeks ago. I could not be more happy with his demeanor. He is simply awesome! His hunting instincts are amazing. He points any bird/insect/cat that happens across the property and he has been in the water since the day I got him. He retrieves both land and water, looking forward to the next throw or game of "hide and go seek"..... But what he does best is track. I've had him on trails as long as 2 miles and he pulls me all the way to the end of the track. I drag a 8"X8" dear hide along with a dear liver that is in a zip lock bag that has small punctured holes. Make the drag with my ATV, wait 30 minutes and put him on it. Started with a 30 yard drag and then worked up from there... Bill had told me that following a scent trail would be the easiest thing for the dog to do - and he was right on! Moor stays in the house with us in the evenings and night, loves people but doesn't get over excited with them. When he is retrieving or on a trail, he could care less about anyone else that is around. Very focused and easily trainable pup. Bill has been great from day 1. I would and have recommended him to several of my hunting buddies.
Thanks you Bill - for a great dog and for all the help along the way!
Submitted by: Hane Edwards on Jun 15, 2016As a professional hunter and wildlife biologist, I'm constantly in the woods. I have worked with setters, pointers,brittanys, walkers, beagles, labs and goldens. Wanting to try a different breed this time for specific task of upland game, wetland game, and tracking clients wounded deer, I decided on this breed and this is how I found Bill. A very informed person in his field. I was very skeptical about his claims on the dogs as most breeders tend to greatly exaggerate their dogs capibilities. however, after visiting the kennels, he had my deposit. Upon seeing my puppy the first time, I knew I had a great dog and worth the long wait. The demeanor is perfect for both the field and the house with my family. He trains easily and the hunting instinct is one of the strongest I've seen. At 6 weeks, he was pointing at the daughters cats and stalking them. I feel this to be one of the best dogs I will work with and eagerly look forward to the future with him. Thanks Bill
Submitted by: Steve myer on Mar 25, 2016I got my my dog glock from Bill going on 9 years ago. I couldn't have asked for a better hunting companion. He is very prey driven and has retrieved everything from grouse to geese. I highly recommend briar ridge.
Submitted by: Allen Harper on Mar 14, 2016I grew up hunting wild quail in South-side Virginia, owning and self-training (English) Setters and Pointers for the job. But work, the decline in wild quail and other factors later in life got me out of keeping a dog for about 6 years. When things changed so I could get back in, I decided to try something different and contacted Bill at Briar Ridge Kennel about his Drahthaars. I am definitely glad I did. My male Burr, now just under 2 years of age, is handling quail well, hunts dead like a vacuum cleaner, and has produced solid retrieves on land and water. He has a super hunt drive, a fine nose and a general desire to please during training sessions and hunts. In addition Burr has a pleasing personality that my wife and neighbors appreciate, and spends his evenings and nights indoors with us. Like any properly cared for gun dog, I have given Burr a lot of attention, be he definitely has shown the breeding behind him to respond well to that attention. So, count me in as a very satisfied Brian Ridge Kennel customer, and glad to have a gun dog hunt companion again. Allen Harper, Franklin, VA