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Bird Crazy Gun Dogs - Wisconsin English Springer Spaniel, Labrador Retriever Breeders

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About Bird Crazy Gun Dogs

We are a full time gun dog training facility. We specialize in young Retivers,Flushers, and Pointers. We also breed a limited number of Labrador retriever , and English Springer Spaniel puppies. Our puppies come with health clearance. Outstanding pedigrees, well socialized, smart ,good looking, hard charging hunters that will be calm faithful family companions.

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
English Springer Spaniel, Labrador Retriever
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Steve and Amy Pappas
N9029 Fox River Rd
Portage, Wisconsin 53901
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 20 years.
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Testimonials (10)
Submitted by: Brian Haanstad on Jun 27, 2014
When I started my search for a new hunting companion all I knew was that I wanted a German Shorthair. I was prepared to visit and talk with a bunch of breeders to find the right match for me and my family. Our first visit was to Steve and Amy's home. I was immediately impressed with how clean and well cared for the puppies and kennel were. I could tell right away the pups well socialized and brave, coming right up to us and letting our 2 year old daughter handle them. With Steves assurance they would be good bird dogs with lots of drive and a calm personality, we made our decision right there and picked a black male we named Aldwin. Ten months and we could not be happier with that decision. He recently ran a NAVHDA natural ability test at 11 months old and received 110 out of 112 points for a prize 1. Even had a judge tell me he was going to be a really great dog with all of his speed and intense points. As for his personality in the house, our two girls ages 3 and 1, climb and play all over him. He even plays with the cat. We enjoy him so much that we got another pup from Steve and Amy, a female Lucy. She is only 7 weeks old but already tracked a quail I dragged for 30 yards, gave a flash point and retrieve it to my hand. She goes absolutely crazy if she smells a bird, running around scenting the air and ground trying to locate it. I could not be happier, and would recommend a dog from Bird Crazy Gun Dogs to anyone looking for a new puppy to add to their home.

Brian Haanstad, Wisconsin.
Submitted by: Mike Nice on Oct 21, 2013
I thought everyone only deserves one good hunting dog in a lifetime. Then I met Steve and Amy and now I'm on my way to my second and probably the best Yellow Lab I've ever had. Lu Lu is so special as she turns up the intensity when it's game time but yet is able to turn it down at home. That to me is special. Lu Lu is now 15 months and in the process of becoming a service/work dog due to my profession and still remain an outstanding hunting companion in the field. This dog has the ultimate demeanor for training and the family. I encourage all to check out Bird Crazy Gun Dogs.
Submitted by: Mike Johnson on Oct 12, 2013
Being a discriminate German Shorthair breeder myself,2 years ago I began looking for a male pup. I was looking for an extremely well bred pup that would eventually cross back well to my 3 outstanding young females. I looked for about 8 months before booking a pup from Bird Crazy Gun Dogs.
In May of 2012 I purchased my pup out of a litter sired by FC High Roll-n's Proposition, I received an extremely nice male pup. He was exceptionaly good looking, healthy, and smart.
Thor has turned out to be everything I was looking for in my next stud dog. He is easily one of the smartest dogs I have ever trained. He has an excellent nose, extremely good natural retrieve. Wants to please you in every way, and points with style, and intensity. He may be the best looking Shorthair anywhere. Best of all, he is an excellent natural bird dog.
I am greatly looking forward to breeding him to some of my classy females in the future.
Having been around dogs all my life, I would not hesitate for a second recommending a pup from Bird Crazy Gun Dogs.
Mike Johnson
Black Point Gundogs
Moran, MI
Submitted by: Jim Kohl on Sep 09, 2013
If you are in the market for a waterfowl or upland bird dog, or looking for training assistance with a dog you own, Steve Pappas is a world class breeder and trainer. Steve and Amy Pappas own Bird Crazy Gun Dogs near Portage, Wisconsin. I have known Steve for 35 years. He has assisted me with my last couple of Yellow Labs, and I am excited about JoJo, our 1 year old yellow female. She comes from the Pappas kennels. She already hunts like a veteran. She is remarkable in the field, and a great dog in our home. I credit Steve and Amy with her temperment, her behavior, and the quality of her hunting skills. As a sales representative for Browning Arms Company, I interact with dozens of field dogs every year, and I hear all the horror stories. You will not be disappointed with your experiences with Steve and Amy.
Submitted by: Roy Olson on Jul 22, 2013
My search for a Springer lasted several months. Having owned 3 other Springers in the past, I was again looking for something special in pedigree & breeding. Online, newspapers, and magazines - I did a thorough search and did my homework on finding a Springer. I found Steve & Amy's advertisement online. I informed Steve what I was looking for, and he told me of what he was trying to achieve. After we spoke for 90 minutes, Steve was the only breeder that actually listened to all my questions & concerns. My decision was made. On May 17th, 2013, I was finally on my way to pick up my Springer. Ellie is now already almost 4 months old. She is very intelligent and her retrieving is unbelievable. She uses her nose well and we're already using hand signals. Our vet has seen Ellie twice already and is very impressed with her behavior, and both her physical & field markings. I've been hunting pheasants for over 30 yrs now and know what to look for in a Springer. I feel very fortunate & excited and look forward to a new hunting season with my new partner. Thank-you Steve & Amy. You're hard work and determination to achieve your goal is easily seen in Ellie. If you're looking for a quality Springer, this is it! Don't hesitate - I've already done the homework! If you want to see a good example of what the Pappas's Springer line is like, please feel free to contact Steve for my contact info (I live in Plymouth, MN.)

Sincerely, Roy R. Olson
Submitted by: Joe Kruse on Jun 06, 2013
After speaking with many breeders, I decided that my first family/hunting dog would come from Bird Crazy Gun Dogs. I am thrilled with my decision. Our GSP, Piper, is everything I wanted in a pup and everything breeder Steve Pappas told me she would be. From the initial call Steve has been and continues to be a wealth of knowledge and more than willing to take the time to share it. Being a first time dog owner, there is never a shortage of questions and Steve has been there to answer them when need be. We are so happy with pup and would recommend Steve and Amy Pappas anytime.
Joe Kruse
Submitted by: Sandy and Vince Beaudette on Feb 24, 2013
We brought "The Gun" home in late October from the Pappas' kennel, and we're glad to say he's a very healthy happy dog that has happily adopted us as his family. About 7 pounds when we got him and 28 pounds now, 17 weeks later. Loves to chase a racquetball and rings a bell at the back door when he needs to go outside to do things that a dog must do. Great info and suggestions provided by the Pappas' to ensure a successful adoption by us.

Vince and Sandy Beaudette
Victoria, Minnesota
Submitted by: Dar Plank on Feb 10, 2013
We purchased an English Springer Spaniel at 9 weeks of age. The puppy became available after an owner was unable to take the dog. By chance my husband was surfing the Internet and found this kennel. LUCKY for us.

The kennels are located in the country and after meeting and talking with the owners, you know the dogs are well cared for and there is genuine passion for what they do. They are committed to was is best for the dogs and helping owners to get off to the best start possible.

At 9 weeks old our puppy was well socialized with people and other dogs, fearless, and well adjusted thanks to Steve and Amy who work as a team.

After owning 3 English Springer Spaniels and having experience with other breeders. We recommend this kennel without reservation.
Submitted by: Marc Gonsiorowski on Jan 01, 2013
Stop looking anywhere else! Give Steve and Amy a call. My best buddy is a fantastic female black lab that came from their female and the male of the top lab breeder in the state. If you read their self description at the front page, it is 100% spot on. This is not your average breeder. My experience was one in a million. My puppy was raised inside their home. My two girls and wife and I went there every week from week 3 to week 7 to visit the puppies. They were cared for better than if it were myself. I bought my dog first as a family pet, and secondly as my hunting partner. Steve gave me tips on how to train her, and my one year old buddy hunts better than I ever dreamed. She started retrieving bumpers in the hallway at 7 weeks, was gun trained at 10 weeks, socialized at every opportunity, bird trained by Steve an 6 months old, and retrieved marks in tall grass at 80 yards before she left school. I hunted with her this duck season, and we had the best of times. She was fantastic for a dog that was only 1 year old. Absolutely amazing. I am absolutely overjoyed with my experience and my hunting partner (Crazy Sheba Nelli). If you want to see photos, ask Steve and Amy. We send them pictures all the time. If you want to talk to me about my dog, call Steve and Amy for my number. But be prepared to hear me brag for an hour.
Submitted by: Jo Diaz on Dec 22, 2012
Steve and Amy were great to work with. We bought a lab puppy from them in August of 2012. They provided more then adaquate information about pedigree on both sides. They gave us a tour of their dog training facility. Everything was out in the open, nothing to hide. Very clean. They made sure the puppies were ready for their new owners. Our kids got to sit in the whelping box with the puppies and mother when they were just 1 week old. They let us visit as often as we wanted. They both gave lots of helpful training advice. We are very happy and impressed with our 6 month old puppy. We would certainly buy from them again in the future.

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