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Thorn Creek Kennel - Utah Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Breeders
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About Thorn Creek Kennel
Wire Haired Pointing Griffons. Spring Breeding for Fall Pups. Proven CDX Sire, AKC/CKC/NAVHDA lineage and a proven worker in the field. Dam is of proven AKC/NAVHDA lineage and a proven worker in the field. Both have PENN Hip scores. Both have great instinctual game and water drive.
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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
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500 S Center St
Kamas, Utah 84036
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 8 years.
435-783-2364Send Email to Thorn Creek KennelClick here to visit Thorn Creek Kennel website
Testimonials (21) You are viewing the 10 most recent - Click here for more reviews
Submitted by: David Morgan on Nov 19, 2013My wife and I fell in love with griffons after her father got one several years ago. We researched breeders all over the west and were most impressed with the one who happened to be in our own back yard. The care and planning that Duffy puts into the breeding process is amazing. He has such a passion for the well being of his dogs and for the breed. Once our puppy was old enough, we spent countless hours at Thorn Creek with our kids. The environment where they are raised is a puppy paradise with graded exposure to new experiences. The puppies are extraordinarily well-adjusted and socialized. Duffy has a wonderful intuitive sense about the dogs and carefully selects each one based on the dogs characteristics and the owners needs. Eddy is now a year and a half old and the greatest dog I have ever had. He is focused, attentive and extremely energetic in the field. At home he is sweet, playful and gentle with the kids. We couldn't be happier.
Ned and Annie Morgan
Park City, UT
Submitted by: Grant Glasser on Nov 18, 2013I was fortunate enough to receive a griffon pup from Thorn Creek Kennel this year. Duffy McCabe is a true professional, his kennel was outstanding and his dogs are beautiful. I enjoyed talking with him, his knowledge of the breed and passion for producing the highest quality griffs was very evident. My dog is amazing, smart, loyal, and hard working. His drive to hunt at just 5 months is remarkable. He is eager to learn and always wanting to please. I cant say enough about Duffy and his Griffons they are truly amazing, sign me up for another!
Submitted by: dean mikel on Nov 08, 2013My griff from Thorn Creek has been one of the best things that has happened to me and our family in quite a while. It's hard to describe this pup. He is everything I was hoping for in this breed and more. At 6 months, he's already a great hunting partner, he is very attentive and learns so quick. He's got a great energy range, from full throttle in the field to settling down by the fire at night. I've received many compliments on his good looks, and desire and ability to hunt. Looking forward to many years together with Brownlee. Thanks Duffy!
Submitted by: James G Hunt on Oct 31, 2013Duffy McCabe has made getting a dog from him a sensational experience. My wife found him for me off of this site while I was deployed in Afghanistan and from the get go he was professional, excited about his dogs, and obviously breeding for the Dogs. I got a pup out of a litter from Zonker and Mia and he is hands down the best dog I have ever owned. I have been hunting w/labs since I was 11(15 years ago) so choosing a different breed was huge for me. So far my pup is six months old, performed amazingly well through dove season, has been growing in ability by leaps and bounds through quail hunting, and has even been doing duck retrieves off of boats and blinds. All in all the Griff has really impressed me with its multi-functionality and as an added bonus our pup has an amazing personality that fits right in with kids, other dogs, and a diverse family life. I want to say thank you to Duffy for breeding an amazing animal, and for being the best breeder I have ever had the pleasure of working with and buying dogs from.
James and Monica Hunt
Submitted by: Roy Weeaks on Oct 28, 2013Sharon, my main squeeze, suggested we contact Mr. McCabe to see if he might have a male to sell. We bought Trey, a wonderful male puppy who, as Duffy says, "he's full of himself" which to me is a great compliment. We have owned dogs for over 50+ years and Trey is the most cooperative, easy to train, than any canine we have ever owned. Trey learned his name in just a few hours and was trained to "come" in one day. It's going to be great hunting with this little sweetheart. Oh, and housebroken in three days! None better.
Submitted by: Sam on Oct 27, 2013Our experience with Thorn Creek Kennel and Duffy Mccabe was amazing from start to finish. After losing our German Shorthair at 16 years old, we were so sad we thought we would never get another dog again. But after 6 month I really missed having a big dog around the house and my husband missed having a good hunting companion. We started doing a LOT of research trying to find the best dog for our family. We looked at Labs, Golden Retrievers, German Shorthairs, Wirehairs, Vizslas and Brittany’s but none had everything we were looking for. We wanted a dog that was family oriented (we have 2 small children), without lots of health issues in the breed, a dog that would be calmer in the house than our Shorthair, and with lots of natural ability that could point game birds plus retrieve birds from the water. We came across a dog that we had never heard about called a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. We thought the dog sounded great so I contacted a couple breeders and was not real impressed with them. Then I found Duffy and Thorn Creek Kennels here on gun dog breeders. When we talked to him we knew he was the one we should get our puppy from. He is passionate about the breed and really loves his dogs. He said that he had a waiting list for his puppies that would be born in April. When April rolled around Duffy called and told us that we could have one of his puppies. We went to see the puppies and parents several times and were always pleased to see the puppies and adults dogs were healthy and well cared. Duffy picked out the perfect puppy for us (one that he thought was more mellow and sweet) who we named "Sebastian". Sebastian is now 6 months old and is already such an amazing dog. He loves us and our kids, is super smart and picks up new commands easily, is the most well behaved puppy at puppy class, was easy to potty train, and points and retrieves like a champ. When people ask about his personality I tell them he is like Golden Retriever with a wiry coat. At home he is fun, happy ,loving and obedient but when he gets in the field he is all business and ready to hunt. He likes to stay close when hunting and is constantly checking in with my husband. He really is the ideal dog for us and we couldn’t be more pleased with him. My husband says he will never have another breed of dogs. We highly recommend Duffy and his Griffons!
Submitted by: joe mccormack on Mar 25, 2013I have two Griffs. One from Thorn Creek (Gromit on Duffy's website) and another from a different breeder. And I have to say it's pretty obvious which is the superior dog--in terms of intelligence, temperament and performance in the field. I know Duffy does his best to produce quality dogs and my Thorn Creek Griff is a special one, with all the qualities you hope for in a Griff. Often wish I'd held out and waited for a second Thorn Creek dog but I guess you live and learn.
Submitted by: Tim & Jessica on Mar 24, 2013My wife and I had been looking for a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy for some time when we saw the listing for Thorn Creek Kennels’ on this website. I immediately contacted Duffy and was instantly impressed by his knowledge & enthusiasm for the breed. After a lengthy interview, it was very apparent that Duffy took great pride in his breeding program to produce the very best Griff puppies available and was equally as picky in ensuring his puppies go to the right homes.
Our now 8 month old male, Cody, is absolutely amazing! At barely 5 months old, we shot 7 roosters over him. What impressed me was his natural instincts, great nose, and tireless drive to track, point, and retrieve at such a young age. Cody’s eagerness to please and trainability will make him a joy to train. Cody clearly has all the attributes you look for to produce an outstanding hunter as well as a companion.
Thorn Creek Kennel’s facilities are top of the line. Duffy has a great layout, professional staff, and the kennels are kept immaculate. What a great place! Like they say, ‘If you want the BEST, go with the BEST.” I would highly recommend Duffy and Thorn Creek Kennels.
Submitted by: Ryan Fowler on Jun 16, 2012We were introduced to Thorn Creek Kennel and Duffy a little over two years ago through an intensive search through the internet. After one phone conversation we knew we had the real deal and was fortunate enough to live in the same state!
Our English Setter was to old to hunt, so we began searching for a new hunting dog, but wanted to make sure our new dog was a great family dog as well. After much research, we knew that the Wired Hair Pointing Griffon was the right choice for us. We then began the search for the right breader. Duffy's knowledge and passionate dedication to this breed was impressive to me to say the least. Our whole family was charmed by Duffy and his employees as well as his own personal Griffons Zonker,Mia,Neka,Peanut. The Kennel is in a beautiful place right at the base of the Uinta Mountains. The Kennel facility is an excellent facility,very clean,professionally ran, and a fun place to visit. After our Cheyenne was born we made many trips up to visit and visited several times after. Duffy has become a friend and a mentor and we are glad to give him and Thorn Creek Kennels the highest recommendation!
Cheyenne will be two in a few weeks. She is the most loving, kind, affectionate, playful, energetic, family member we have ever had. We have three kids and she loves them all very much. She has lived up to expectations and beyond as the perfect family dog. As a Gun Dog Cheyenne is simply AMAZING! She will hunt anything - Pheasants, Chukers, Grouse,& Water Fowl. She tracks fur bearing animals and big game. At her age she is the best all around hunting dog that I have seen with awesome instinct and natural drive. She knows exactly what to do with very little instructions from myself. Training has been extremely easy.
Your search for your new companion is over! Call Duffy right now - you will not be disappointed.
Ryan & Jeannine Fowler
Submitted by: Glenn B. on Jun 10, 2012I was lucky enough to track down Duffy through a a lot of web searching and a site visit. I was thoroughly impressed by Duffy's knowledge of the breed and his passion for breeding great WPG's. My pup is now 2 yrs old and she had her first real and impressive bird season last fall. If you want a great bird dog, which happens to be a great family dog too, and you want a great breeder, then Duffy is your guy.