Our gorgeous German Shorthair Pointer, Makai, is expecting to whelp a new litter May 20th with the puppies ready to go about the second week of July. We currently have one "pick" left for females and two for males.
Both Makai's sire and dam came from Upland Hills Kennels in Port Angeles, Washington and have been well lauded and recognized for their hunting and field trial skills, carrying multiple champion and dual champion awards. The sire of the puppies, Garrett from Chippewa Kennels
, has a line heralding a notable pedigree with many champion dogs as well. He is also an exceptionally gifted hunter and has received a variety of awards in field trials. More than for hunting, however, these hunter/companion dogs make good family companions! Both lines are noted for their great temperaments, a strong desire to serve and please, and remarkable ease of training. Even Makai's direct sister at three-years-old is a full-time service dog! Makai and Garret are both perfectly adept at family life and the expectation is that the pups will be, as well.
In regard to soundness and health, and according to a local vet who oversees multiple GSP kennels in our area, Makai has been described as exceptionally beautiful and perfectly proportioned. She weighs in right at 50 lbs and stands 23 inches at the withers. Her AKC hip x-rays came back as good and both her line and Garrets' have no notable history of genetic abnormalities, nor is there any record of cancer in the line.
No matter where you live (within the US), if you are interested in a puppy, give me a call to talk about it. They are not for everyone, of course, and we really care about the kind of home the puppies go to. But it is always fun to brag and I could probably help you figure out if one of our GSPs are a good fit for you. Hurry, though, because reservations for picks of the litter are already coming in!
--Trevor Owen, Wild & Home Kennels