Submitted by: Cody & Dana Ratike on Dec 24, 2017
We have not just one, but 3 Rose Point Kennel family members in our household. All 3 are German Shorthaired Pointers, Ziggy - 5yrs, Benelli - 1.5 yrs, and Toyo - 8 months. Clearly, our continued return over the years is an attestation in and of itself of how pleased we've been with the dogs. While all 3 certainly have there own unique personalities, all of them have qualities in common that would bring us back again in the future: They are incredibly smart, they are easy to work with and train, they've been loving and incredibly trustworthy with our children, and, of course, all 3 demonstrate innate instinct and true joy for the hunt.
Submitted by: Eric on Dec 21, 2017
Bought 5 month old gap. Tons of drive, bold, birdy. Also a joy to have in the house.
Submitted by: Nick on Dec 20, 2017
I now have 2 German Wirehaired Pointers from Rose Point Kennels and I could not be happier with my decision to get my dogs from them. They are very knowledgeable and always willing to help and answer any questions you have. And for the dogs themselves they are awesome hunters and great also family dogs. Thanks again rose point kennels!
Submitted by: Allison on Dec 20, 2017
James and Heather were wonderful to work with, very knowledgeable and quality pup.
Submitted by: Paul Henderson on Dec 20, 2017
I got my German Shorthair pointer at 9 months from Rose Point. He was very shy, but full of energy. He is very loving to all of my family. I had him hunting 2 days after I got him and he has been to South Dakota the last 3 years. He points solid and is a retrieving machine. He loves to be around the family. He has been easy to train on an invisible fenced yard, with what areas of the house are off limits and we can't imagine not having Silver as a part of our family. James did a great job showing off his skills prior to purchase and was willing to meet me closer to my house for drop off of the dog. He chipped him for me. James has also provided really good nutrition advice as well as support via online communication. I highly recommend Rose Point for a loving pet that will perform really well in the field.
Submitted by: Joe and Erin Yanish on Dec 20, 2017
We were very satisfied with our purchase! Our pup had wonderful natural ability we were able to work with and he is now a great hunting dog. He has proven himself in the show ring as well as the hunt test field by obtaining his CH, JH and NAIII by 14 months of age! He is well on his way to achieving more titles and not only that, he is great in the everyday hunting field. We couldn't imagine hunting without his aide!
James and Heather are very up front and clear on what they expect from us as owners and were very helpful with any questions we have. They guarantee their pups/dogs and are great at placing the right canine for you and your situation. We really appreciate their continued support! Not only that but they offer other services like grooming, boarding and hunt training. If we need any of these things it is so much easier to bring our dog to a familiar place and feel confident that he is being properly taken care of!
Submitted by: Tiffany Taylor on Dec 20, 2017
Rose point breeds exceptionally great dogs. Our gsp is one of the best we have owned.
Submitted by: Rob Rude on Dec 20, 2017
Our experience with purchasing a GSP was great due to the fact the breeder very thorough and the training was customized to our needs on indoor/outdoor needs. Trainers where available for questions since we never owned a GSP before and the result is a great family dog and and awesome field dog. Itís like we have everything wrapped in 1 dog. She is now going on 5yrs old and the best dog I have owned thus so far. Will again purchase and have training from Rosepointkennels sometime in the future.
Submitted by: Tiffany on Dec 20, 2017
We have used them for stud service. They have a great program and high standards! We received great puppies! Awesome colors!
Submitted by: Dale and Julie Massignan on Dec 20, 2017
We purchased our German Wirehair from Rosepoint 6+ years ago, that experience was great, Murphy our dog an incredible pet and excellent hunter.
We have lost him.
We reached out to Rosepoint, and they have been very helpful. We are hoping to purchase a 5 year old, hunting trained Wirehair who has lost his owners.
Submitted by: Ty Loterbauer on Dec 20, 2017
Nice gun dogs natural retrievers breeder is very informative and will hunt with you
Submitted by: Jim lindstrom on Dec 20, 2017
First dog I bought from Rose Point was Gus turned out to be one of the best dogs I have ever owned .Gus hunts like crazy and has a wonderful temperament ,he is so wonderful that I had James breed him to one of his females(June bug )the result of which turned out to be Hanz who is now a little over a year old and together with Gustav is the best brace of dogs I have ever seen no rough edges at all.Hanz had a point , I flushed the bird , shot it and he retrieved it at 7 weeks old . So,if you're lookin for a top notch huntin dog check out rose point kennels.
Submitted by: Tanner bouchard on Dec 20, 2017
Great people. Amazing dogs. There German shorthairs are fun to hunt over and extremely great dogs.
Submitted by: Km on Dec 12, 2017
My GWP is the best family and bird dog. We love her dearly and boy does she ever like to hunt.
Submitted by: Matt Brazil on Dec 09, 2017
I received Lou(German Shorthair) from Rosepoint several years ago. Couldn't have asked for or dreamed of a better place to get a dog. They were great to work with and I highly recommend. I plan on getting my next dog(Wirehair) from them in a year or 2.
Submitted by: Burton Quick on Dec 09, 2017
Our 6 month old standard poodle has Great temperament and disposition. He was retrieving ducks at 5 months old, that my friends two year old lab couldnít swim out to get. He is on pheasants now and killing it. All about the breeding, thatís why you buy from a trusted breeder Rose Point Kennels. We traveled from So. Cal to purchase our bird dog.
Submitted by: Jim Carrier on Aug 07, 2017
After 3 days and only 10 weeks old I am impressed! Took about 2 minutes for the first point with rod and wing! Retrieving the bird dummy and is super enthusiastic! Working on sit-stay-come- heel ... and walks in the park are used for learning to quarter... she is doing incredibly well, should try some water this week yet, awesome dog!
Submitted by: Nick on Aug 28, 2016
I've added another addition to the family! I couldn't have been more impressed and satisfied with my first pup (Merle) that I got from rose point kennels last year that I decided to get my second pup (Lorreta) from them a week ago. Such great all around dogs and amazing people to deal with. I highly recommend rose point kennels if you want a family/hunting partner! Merle & Lorreta are waiting for the hunting season to start!
Submitted by: Kiera Hannula on Aug 04, 2016
I just wanted to give you a quick update on Conrad since he is almost four months old. He is amazing. We are so in love with him! He is so funny and has more personality than you can imagine. Everyday he surprises us. He is also incredibly smart. Always pointing, always curious! He is also a very sweet, cuddly guy. He prefers to be near us when possible. He gets to snuggle with me most mornings and I love it. Conrad is having a great time with Crimson (our 2 year old golden). Those two are best buddies and I'm so glad Conrad has someone to play with. I can't stress it enough-- he is the happiest puppy ever and is such a good dog. Thank you for the funniest, best little guy we could ask for! I have been trying to convince Tucker that we should get another. :) pictures attached! Conrad is a very happy, loved little guy!
-Kiera, Tucker, Crimson and Conrad
Submitted by: Jeff Schipper on Oct 08, 2015
Oakley went 4 for 4 with game farm birds last weekend as a warm up for pheasant opener.
Submitted by: Steven Provinzino on Oct 08, 2015
Heather and James,
I wanted to give you an update on my pup Dallas. He is a Flint and Penny pup.
He has been out on a few hunts now. He took to birds immediately. Pointing is definitely strong in his genes. He honestly points all birds he sees after going hunting. He has pointed chukars, pheasants, and woodcock. He has worked grouse but they would not hold for a point. Next week we will hunt grouse for a couple days. I am sure he will get his point. I have also thrown shot ducks for him which he retrieved. He is an excellent swimmer.
He is extremely friendly and loving. Everyone is his best friend. I have had more compliments on his looks than any dog other than my female Gordon setter. He is very handsome.
I am just wondering when James thinks more formal training should start. He knows his basics pretty well, but I wonder about the electric collar etc. I also think some time on the chain gang will be good for him to learn patience for future training. Please give me your thoughts.
Anyway, I am pleased with the sweet temperament and hunting desire, and it is sure nice to have a dog that sleeps through storms. I hope the two of you are well.
Submitted by: Joe on Aug 02, 2015
Joe Williams here. Thought I'd drop a line about Josie. We've spent quite a bit of time chasing Iowa roosters this year. Minnesota seems to have turned into a shadow of what it used to be for pheasants.
Our hunting group includes a Brittany, Gordon and English setter. Josie and I usually hunt by ourselves.
Josie is the most consistent dog of the group (even though I usually hunt with her alone) she's a tank through the drainage ditches they have down there. She listens great and I know that I can trust what she's smelling'.
I really didn't do much training with her from day one, I thought I'd just "see what she can do" and it's proven to be a good idea. She Doesn't chase deer, rabbits or anything else, she's single-minded on pheasants.
Fun as hell to watch. Stays close and listens.
Submitted by: Nick on Aug 02, 2015
Had Emma out to South Dakota and she did great. Had pretty minimal training just what I did with her and she pointed and retrieved
like a veteran to the field.
Submitted by: Kelsie on Aug 02, 2015
Hello! I just wanted to give you an update of our first few days! Marcus loved him and has spent every waking minute with him! He spent all day in the yard and by the pond yesterday. Our cat, Cosby, loves having the puppy around. They follow each other everywhere and run laps around the couch. The puppy has had some accidents but has done pretty well for the most part. I will keep you updated with milestones and pictures, but I wanted to thank you for giving us a new member to our family!
Submitted by: Lori on Aug 02, 2015
Yes, feel free to use the pictures on your website! We brought him to the vet recently and he weighed 58 lbs. - the vet said he was in great shape (and they love him at the vet too!). He LOVES water, but then we have 24 acres on a river and a pool in the backyard. He enjoyed them both all summer long! He'll retrieve in water - but pheasants is his specialty. He has a great nose and holds beautifully.
He has TONS of energy and is very playful, he likes to cuddle - loves other dogs too. He has Ziggy's characteristics of laying his head on things and up against windows! HA!
Hope you are doing well! I will try to send more pictures of him full grown!
Submitted by: Colter on Aug 02, 2015
Good afternoon from sunny Florida James and Heather
We just wanted to say we are so happy with our German shorthaired pointer we purchased from you last February. He is truly an amazing well-rounded dog with phenomenal athleticism and a wonderful personality as well. He has already proved to be a wonderful hunting companion and we look forward to what the rest of the season brings! We couldn't even begin to count all of the compliments we have received about him ever since he was eight weeks old and on. Whether the compliments were about his smooth,shiny coat (thanks to his blood-line and amazing food life-abundance) or about his perfect demeanor and drive! We can't say thank you enough, he is a wonderful addition to our home, family, and lives. Thank you again and we definitely look forward to purchasing our next gsp from rose point kennels in the future!
We have attached some photos and will send more after the hunting season! Happy holidays!!
Submitted by: Robert Fellows on Jul 29, 2015
James and Heather are great people! At first it was hard to chat with them on the phone but this is only because they take great pride in what they do. HOWEVER their pride shows in their dogs and their abilities. After breaking the ice with James, he is a great guy with some humor to laugh at! He really does know his stuff and after a couple dealing with him, he is a guy you can trust. Take my word for it - You can't go wrong with a Rose Point DOG!!!!
Submitted by: Ben on Jul 21, 2015
Hi James and Heather,
I just wanted to send a quick Daisy update and a cool picture I thought you might like.
Daisy has been awesome for us. She fits in well, calm, easily trainable, tons of drive and just a super dog. We've been working a bit on whoa this summer and I've been keeping her a little bit back on the birds since she seemed to get too close last year (though it was late season and she just came off the big surgery) and she seems to pick it up very well. She has been holding steady much better that way too.
She also is very controllable outside, I know my Mom and wife would never take our previous dog out without a leash and they'll both take Daisy no worries. Then she gets some very long trail runs with them and loves it.
Health wise she still seems very well, the appetite and drive are completely there and she out runs pretty much every dog she is around. She's still running 3-5 miles at least in the city, and we've been at the cabin where she'll go with us for 12 mile trail outings no problems.
The picture attached is her with my oldest at the cabin on point. There are a lot of grouse up there and I'd love to say that was a grouse, but walking around it was only a tweety bird, but hey I thought it looked cool. She's also taken to solid 3 legs points lately which I have no idea why, but look very stylish. I really look forward to hunting again with her this fall.
Anyway thanks again she is a very well bred, well mannered dog we appreciate.
Submitted by: K.D. on May 29, 2015
Lena a GWP- Isn't she beautiful? We love her to pieces. I hurt my back in April.
She has been my therapy dog and makes me walk about 2-3 miles everyday. She is spoiled and that is the way we want it. She is very loving and sweet.She is also a speeding bullet when it is time to run in the park. She continues to be a great addition to our family. She does well hunting too. Mostly though, her job is to be cute and she gets a lot of attention in return!
Submitted by: Nicholas Fink on May 29, 2015
I couldn't have picked a better place then RosePoint Kennels to get my GWP. From day one they have been nothing but caring and very helpful! I had a million questions and they went out of their way to make sure I understood and got the answers I was looking for. They have been very informational and have gave many training tips and told me call with any questions at all. As for the dogs I have visited their place a few time before buying my pup and they are all very well cared for beautiful looking dogs with a powerful hunting drive that want to please! My pup is 9 weeks old and I can't believe how smart and fast he is learning. I strongly recommend RosePoint Kennels to anyone looking for a great hunting/family companion!
Submitted by: Luke on Apr 20, 2015
Zeke the German Shorthair is Best puppy ever! You two picked out a keeper. He is so good. I can hardly believe it. Absolutely very little whining. Going through you guys was a great decision. Thank you thank you
Submitted by: Tom Kubik on Mar 30, 2015
Received our GWP Piper on Halloween day last fall. Driving 4 hours to pick her up, thought I might be there for 15 minutes and go but what I got was a Hour plus of training tips and recommendations on how to handle her, a couple of months later I spoke to James about a couple of bad habits and now we are on the right track what a difference not the same dog. She is energetic and hard charging, I had her out a couple of times for a little exercise and hunting the dog is a natural, Pointed a couple roosters first time out, happy and excited at the same time. James and Heather have absolutely been a pleasure to meet and work with.
Submitted by: Jason Anderson on Aug 28, 2014
Chrome- the Standard Poodle
"It's over- he is a bird hunter!! Extremely birdy. Training is going really well. Following smiths training videos. The other thing the vet said is the breeder chrome came from cared about their dogs. Because of how he was groomed and taken care of"
Submitted by: Tim on Aug 28, 2014
Pepper- Standard Poodle Puppy
I thought I would send you a picture of Pepper she is doing very well. She will sit on command,will retrieve but does like to give it up, we are working on that. This was taken today after I gave her a bath and trimmed her.
Submitted by: Ivan Voronin on Aug 27, 2013
I have a 2.5 year old GSP form Dakota and Lacy, named Boris. He is the best dog I've ever had.
I would love to get another male. Please let me know if and when that would be possible.
Thank You Ivan Voronin
Submitted by: phyllis & John beetsch on Jul 20, 2013
Here is Mr Enzo. What a character!! He's 17.2 pounds now. Potty trained with a very rare accident.
He's so funny and mischievous ,, but responds to his name and the word no
We are working hard to teach him the stay and come command. He thinks it's all a big game!!
But he has the sweetest disposition, so affectionate and happy. He's always wagging his tail.
The whole neighborhood loves him,, he especially loves little birdies. And in the past week or so we've been taking him swimming. He's a natural!! Loves fetching a ball in the water and then rolling in the weeds.
We couldn't be happier with our little guy!! Hope all is well with you guys and you're having a great summer.
John and Phyllis and Enzo Beetsch.
Submitted by: Becky Drew on Jul 20, 2013
Hello Rose Point Kennels!
I just wanted to share a picture of our beloved Wally, now 3 1/2 yrs old. He is a GSP/standard poodle puppy of yours and by far, the best dog in the world! We are not hunters, but this guy keeps us active, year round. He's a gentle sweetheart and as good with other dogs as he is with people. Couldn't resist letting you know. Feel free to post this wherever! Becky Drew
Submitted by: Alli on Mar 24, 2013
I got Dutchess last fall from Heather at Rose point kennels. She is very smart, she potty trained very quickly. She knows to wait for me to dry her off before she comes in the house after playing in the snow. She is very good with my kids. She fetches well and has a good nose for birds! She truly has become a member of our family. Heather was very thorough with making sure I understood what and when she needed her next set of vaccinations, and was very easy to talk to, and offered help all along the way, from grooming to hunting it was a great experience.
When we are ready for another pup we will certainly be making the drive again to adopt our next family members from Heather!
Submitted by: Mike Linn on Feb 12, 2013
Hello, my puppy's name is Rosie and she is doing great thus far. I had Rosie to the vet and she was given a 100% clean bill of health. I will be bringing her to the vet regularly and I will have all the papers on hand for my records. Rosie will be with me for the long haul. Thanks again for such a great puppy!!
Submitted by: Donavan R. on Nov 12, 2012
I bought my German Wirehaired Pointer Duke in the fall of 2011. His sire is Zeiger, mother is Sienna. I have always hunted over labs. In 2010 I got the opportunity to hunt over Zeiger, at that point my mind was made up and I got on the list for pick of the litter for his next litter. Duke is a wonderful dog, in the house, on the road, at work and hunting out in western MN. He also hunts ducks, and goes tournament Walleye fishing.
Submitted by: Cody and Dana Ratike on Jun 10, 2012
We had the opportunity to interact over the past couple of years with a family members' German Shorthair Pointer from Rose Point Kennels , and loved many things about her. A few weeks ago we followed suit and purchased a German Shorthair Pointer puppy from Heather and James. Our experience working with them was very positive; they've been responsive, easy to work with, and excellent dog care/training resources. We've had a handful of other puppies over the years and have found this puppy, Ziggy, to be the easiest. He has been great with our small kids, has adjusted easily to his transition away from the litter, and has picked up quickly on many basic training concepts already including "sit" and early house and crate training. Overall, we'd recommend to our friends and would return ourselves!
Cody, Dana, Peyton, and Wyatt Ratike
Submitted by: Carl Jay Walsh on Apr 01, 2012
We just recently got a GWP from Heather & James at Rose Point Kennals. In the 25 years that I have had GWPs, the were the easiest people to talk to. They are very helpful! The pup I got was everything I hoped for. She has soooooo much personality! I would highly recommend them as a breeder. I know if you get a dog from them you will be very satisfied.
Carl Jay Walsh
Submitted by: Emily Webber on Oct 14, 2011
We have owned our GPS female, Percy, since July this year (2011). We are amazed every day with the level of intelligence from this dog. I get compliments on her beauty, personality, temperment, and manners daily. She goes EVERYWHERE with me. It took 2 days after we brought her home to teach her what 'potty' ment. She has been a squat-on-command dog since :) made house training exceptionally easy. Couldnt say enough about their dogs... they really are well bred!
Submitted by: Chad Stafne on Aug 13, 2011
We Have owned Maxwell since December. He has been a absolute pleasure to have in the house as well as around people. He is so well mannered around other dogs and he does not have a mean bone in his body. I have not been able to do any in the field training as he now is one year old however he knows a lot of commands and is a great hunter for birds, rabbits and squirrels. I am hoping to have Heather's husband work with him real soon. The area we live in has a good number of grouse as well as sharp-tail, so it will be a interesting year for sure. I have complete confidence that with a little bit of work from the right person and some wild birds Maxwell will be a pro in no time at all. He is truly a special dog, never before have I owned a dog this intelligent and so willing to please. If anyone was willing to text me to inform me on the best way to introduce him to the hunting situation without knowing what to do with a pointing dog, it would be greatly welcomed. I have always had labs or chesapeakes in the past who only flushed. Thank you Rose Point Kennels for truly a spectacular best friend.
Submitted by: Tabitha Summers on Apr 01, 2011
"Odin is only 8 months old and we've been able to teach him 28 commands. Our command list is always expanding. He is eager to learn and loves to please. He has great bird drive and wonderful house manners.
There have been several situations when we have had a training question about Odin and Heather has always been willing to help us. We couldn't ask for a better breeder or a better dog. We will for sure buy another dog from Heather when the time is right.
Heather knows her dogs and their personalities. She knows the standards of the breeds and breeds for the best results. We have not had one complaint about Odin and neither will you if you choose Heather and her dogs for your puppy."
Tabitha Summers, BA
Hershel Webster, BA
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