>BEAR RIVER CLAN.. NAVHDA KENNEL has 4 puppies left born may 30th boys and girl. Blacks and browns. 9 weeks old
Submitted by: Randy Piasecki on Sep 17, 2019
I was considering several of the versatile breeds until I spoke with Joe. His knowledge of the breed and confidence in his dog convinced me the pudelpointer and his pups were for me. My wife and ISS traveled to meet Joe, his dogs and our prospective pup, having our heart set on a black female. We drove back to MN with our pup and it's been a fantastic 8 weeks! I've owned 5 other hunting breeds over the years and Joe's pup is showing great progress and potential as both a hunting machine and family member. Highly recommend Bear River Clan pudelpointers!
Submitted by: Randy L Piasecki on Sep 16, 2019
I can't thank Joe enough for the time and patience over several calls with my questions about the Pudelpointer. After a couple weeks conversation, my wife and I drove to Colorado from our home in Minnesota to see his litter and find our new family member. After hearing Joe's description and seeing pictures, we settled on a black female before leaving home.
Joe and Max met us at the gate, the females greeted us at the ranch house. We were amazed at how calm the adults were with no jumping or barking, only jockeying for position on who got pet and scratched first!! Joe was right, these dogs are calm and we'll mannered. My wife was not raised with dogs in the house, but after meeting Joe and his pudelpointer family, she could see this pup joining our terrier in the house...and between us in bed!
Remi is now 4 months old and doing EXTREMELY well with all aspects of her training. We just completed the first weekend of the MN grouse season and she did very well, quartering, checking the wind and checking my position in the north woods. Considering the puppy training and little introduction to live birds at this point, I'm ecstactic about her progress. We will only get better as a team as she ages and training progresses.
Wonderful breed, knowledgeable and trustworthy breeder, and beautiful pups...how can it get better than that!!?? Trust Joe, he know his dogs and he knows HIS DOGS.
Hopefully my wife doesn't read this, because I'm thinking another of Joe's pups in 2021.
Submitted by: CLIFTON DODGE on Sep 10, 2019
I RECEIVED MY PUPPY RIGHT AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR. I AM PLEASED WITH MY DOGS PROGRESS THUS FAR. HE IS EAGER TO PLEASE AND HAS THE DRIVE THAT I WAS LOOKING FOR IN AN ALL AROUND HUNTING DOG. THIS WILL BE GUS' FIRST UPLAND BIRD SEASON AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING HIM IN THE FIELD ON WILD BIRDS.
HE IS ALSO A GREAT FAMILY DOG. MY KIDS LOVE HIM.
JOE: I CAN SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE GUY. HE LOVES EVERYONE OF THOSE PUPPIES.
Submitted by: Ray Foss on Sep 04, 2019
I bought my puppy last thanksgiving from Joe , I just ran her in her N A (natural ability ) test . Ran her 2 weekends in a row in two different states 2 different sets of judges , due to signing up late and not sure I would get in . Well she received a 112 prize 1 both times .
Submitted by: Chad Eversole on Aug 12, 2019
I have one of Joe's pups a black male. I could not be any happier with him, full of personality, drive and natural instinct. He is joy to be around. Dealing with Joe has been easy and enjoyable. Joe and I have not actually met. Joe had family commitment so we did everything on the phone. Amy his daughter met me at the ranch and we did all the puppy dealings and it couldn't have been easier. I highly recommend Joe and his dogs.
Submitted by: Amie Collins on Jun 29, 2019
A year ago we traveled from Oregon to Maybel Colorado to meet our new puppy, not only did we gain a puppy we gained a life long friend. Joe is amazing. He knows the pudelpointer breed very well and his dogs are incredible. As soon as we brought her home she instantly had the instinct to hunt. She is now a little over a year old. She can spend the entire day out in the field hunting then come home and be a loving family dog. We could not be happier.
Thank you so much joe!!!!
-Amie, Jake and kids 😁-
Submitted by: Donald Frigaard on Jun 06, 2019
Our family was already familiar with the Pudelpointer bread after adopting our first Pudelpointer in February of 2018. Stella immediately became my dog and had the natural ability to hunt, point, swim, and retrieve. She was and is amazing. We wanted to find a boyfriend for Stella so the search began. My kwife was very specific about wanting a black Pudelpointer so the search began and we were willing to wait. Well we didn't have to wait long. I saw a picture of Joe Calhoun's Bear River Clan Pudelpointers and called to interview Joe and talk about his dogs. It turns out it may have been one of the best calls I ever made. Joe had a young 10 week old black puppy that was magnificent and Joe was very eager to share his knowledge and experience about raising Pudelpointers. Over the next two weeks we worked out the arrangements to get Bodie home. It turned out that I ended up making a 1700 mile round trip in February to meet Joe in Maybell to pick little (now big) Bodie up. Bodie was well socialized and traveled well for the 650 mile trip home. It was the best move for our family. This boy is growing and is beautiful. He may be the best looking Pudelpointer I have every seen at 8 months. (and I thought Stella was good) I wish I could download his picture. He is strong, intuitive and willing in all aspects of training. I can't wait for the season to begin. until then we'll have fun learning together with his big sister. Thanks so much Joe for providing such a great legacy of Pudelpointers. Your Friend Don
Submitted by: Nate Varner on Jun 04, 2019
I got our pup from Joe last October. Her name is Echo and has been dynamite! She has a great nose and drive to go with it. She also has a perfect temperment. Very chill around the family and hanging out in the house but a beast in the field. Been very good for the upland birds, but will be using her just as much for duck and she already retrieves well in the water. Echo is not a year yet but I can tell she is just what I was looking for. Very, very happy with the purchase.
Submitted by: John Small on Jan 08, 2019
Mr. Calhoun has been a joy to work with, and our pup The Grimm of Bear River Clan (born end July) is perfect - both as a family dog and in the field - and is strikingly beautiful with a long/curly black coat. Her "birdiness" is strong and immediately apparent. At less than 6 months she is already pointing and comfortable with gunfire. And besides that, my 12 year old daughter is in love with her! Grimm gets along with our other bird dog (2YO Wirehaired Pointing Griffon) beautifully, both at home and in the field. We simply could not be more pleased. One of the best experiences I've ever had with a breeder and a new pup, and I've had bird dogs for 35 years.
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Submitted by: Jed Musgravd on Jan 04, 2019
I got Mae in September of 2018. She has been the best dog ever! From October through December she has tracked and retrieved over 50_pheasants. She is a persistent hunter. She is a great dog around and in the house. I have trained her in the field she stays in range, she retrieves and has a calm and friendly disposition. She has done all of this at 6 months old!
Joe was great to work with and let me spend a lot of time on 2 trips to his ranch to pick my puppy. I am everglades with this dog!