Our breeding program follows strict standards. All puppies are American Kennel Club (AKC) Registered. We spend more time developing our puppies because we only raise one to two litter a year. We determine the health, genetics, and lineage of the sire and dam. All dogs must be confirmationaly correct according to the AKC and German Wirehaired Club of America Standards. All sires and dams must be born to at least one accomplished dog and we prefer to have Dual Champions (DC) in their pedigrees. We match the strengths of both parents so that all of their offspring will be even better bird dogs. I don't just rely on my opinion when I am choosing dogs to breed but consult with other GWP breeders to get their opinion on the breeding to insure that I am truly bettering the breed and not just putting puppies on the ground. In addition to our focus on breeding the best hunting dogs, we also strive to breed dogs that have excellent manners with people especially children and they must behave appropriately in new situations. Our goal is to produce friendly and biddable bird dogs. Litter born 1/30/2014 - check out our website or contact me for more information.
Submitted by: Patrick Chant on Apr 08, 2015
We love Millie our German WireHair Pointer. She is a great dog in the house and she is a very talented bird dog. Millie is naturally steady on point, she is a naturally soft mouthed retriever and she is cooperative. I guide pheasant/chuckar hunting for Great Guns in Nunn, Colorado and I was able to guide with Millie at 1 and 1/2 years old. I could not have done this with my pudelpointers at that age. Millie also has great "water love". She wants to swim and retrieve in water.
I hunted Millie a lot in her first season with me. She pointed worked well with my older dogs when I put all three on the ground together. She is also beginning to "back" or honor my older dogs points.
If you want a versatile gundog: this is the kind of dog that you want.
"Dances with Dogs"
Submitted by: Fed and Vicky on Mar 27, 2014
When you pursue an Ironwire GWP, you will not be disappointed. Adam and Amy do their homework on everything from carefully selected breed lines to ensuring that the dog you get is right for you. They truly care about the breed and strive to find homes for many other dogs through the National GWP Rescue. Our dog is a natural pointer/retriever. He went through Ben Garcia’s expert training the summer of 2013 which honed his natural abilities even greater. As a pup pre-training, our dog would point anything that moved from ants to airplanes. He has tremendous drive outside but settles in when indoors, the perfect companion for us. Ironwire is known as one of the top GWP breeders in the country. If you have a question that cannot be easily answered, Ironwire immediately reaches out to the other top breeders who they keep in close contact with.
In summary, I heartily endorse Ironwire. Your experience with them will be amazing from initial contact to well after your dog has left. When you own an Ironwire dog, you establish a long term relationship with a breeder that is committed to producing the best dog possible.
Submitted by: Spense S on Jan 26, 2014
Our pup came home in March 2013, she is now just over 1 yr old, she came out of "F" Litter. I was looking for a dog that was mild mannered, good with kids, but an able hunter. Also we requested a non-Alpha female/male b/c we had an older Alpha male (90 lb mutt) at home. Arrow has proven to be a great addition to our family, she is great with the kids and allows the older male to "rule the roost". But outside the house, she is an incredible athlete, mindful and willing to learn. She has a great nose and a joy to be around. I have done some training with her on my own, but am looking to finish her this Summer to be ready for next Fall. I am confident she will train-up well and be a great hunter.
Submitted by: Greg Simon on Jan 13, 2014
I would echo what most of these positive comments say; you will immediately realize how lucky you are to be working with Adam. I honestly couldn't be happier with the entire experience. I'd sadly have to disagree with some of the comments on this page as I clearly have the best dog in the world. Ever. End of story. Thanks again Adam, my dog is so cool.
Submitted by: Terry Williams on Jan 06, 2014
My review is a little different than everyone else in the fact that Adam actually helped us get a GWP from a GWP rescue. He had the dog brought up from Arizona for use to check him out. We were really suprised on everything he went through to make sure we understood what we were getting into and what we wanted out of the GWP. We basically wanted a GWP that was a mild mannered house dog. SO now we have a beautiful 96lb. GWP named Gunther that has been super amazing. He is a totally lover and very obedient companion. I couldn't ask anything more from. Also along the way Adam was always checking in to make sure everything was going good or whether or not we had any questions.
Thanks Adam and I hope you have a happy new year!!
Submitted by: Ben on Dec 25, 2013
Every now and then as a trainer I am asked to recommend a breeder. Sometimes one has to think of something to say to help recommend the pups but not in this case. When it comes to German Wirehairs I think it should all be natural, nothing covered up and that is what I have found working with Adam and Amy Cunningham and Ironwire German Wirehair Pointers. Since the start of our friendship and dog relationship nothing has been covered up. Adam and Amy’s focus has been natural dogs that hunt birds and that prove that conformation plays an important role in the function of a good hunting dog. I would recommend that one should go to the house and meet the dogs. Try to find one that hasn’t been hunted and proven him/herself. When we started with Fritz Adam flat told me “all I want is a dog that I can hunt, finds birds and listens to me” . Almost four years later the goal is the same though now I run Fritz in Field Trials and have had multiple placements with him. Fritz has shown me that he lives and dies finding birds for me every time I run him. The goal for a breeder is to breed and produce better than your stock. Last summer I watched the first litter of Fritz/Dolly pups exceed this standard when I had the chance to work with 4 of these pups. I have trained for many of the top breeders over the last ten years. I have only met a few that tell you to come out to my private hunting grounds and shoot some birds over my dogs, this is the standard of Adam and Amy’s breeding program. As the years continue I know that the success of this breeding program will come from one thing, the heart and desire of Adam and Amy and a love to watch dogs point wild birds and watch them proudly deliver the birds to your hand….enjoy!
Submitted by: Tom Shoemaker on Nov 04, 2013
We bought our pup in March of 2013, Halle is now about 10 1/2 months old and has been a true joy for our family. She is very loving to our young boys and really enjoys our older kids as well. Halle spent a few months with Ben Garcia this summer and really has opened up her potential as a hunting dog. She has a great nose, an aggressive point and a HUGE drive for finding birds. We just recently came back from a hunt in south Dakota where she had several great points and her second retrieve of a rooster. Just last night she also got on a series of wild birds here in Nebraska and pointed very well. She is a patient hunter in the field and a great dog in the home. Looking forward to many great years. Adam has done a great job at selecting this pup for us as well as selecting his breeding line. Can't say enough positives about Ironwire GWP.
Submitted by: Suzanne Oslander on Jul 30, 2013
I received a liver GWP puppy from Adam in February and could not be happier. Boomer is 8 months old currently getting ready to take his NAVHDA Natural Ability test. He has wonderful drive in the field and a love of the water. The most important thing for me is his temperament. He works hard in the field but settles down in the house. I have 3 young grandchildren and he is gentle with them. Adam is very supportive of people who have his puppies and always available to discuss his experience and give advice. I would recommend Ironwire German Wirehaired Pointers.
Submitted by: Joe H on Jul 29, 2013
Adam is great. We lived close enough to visit the pups numerous times before we finally took Murphy home. Adam and his wife were great in letting visit on any day and any time we coul squeeze it in. Murphy is a all liver pup with a small white patch on his chest. His coloration is perfect and his beard is already huge at 7 months! He is currently training at hideaway kennels with Ben Garcia who is excellent as well. He was pointing birds on the first day of training and continues to excell which I attribut to the excellent blood lines Adam requires for his pups. Murph is great with te family as well. We have two kids, ages 2.5 and 2 months and Murph is a gentle family dog when in the house. I would not hesitate to buy another pup from Ironwire!
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Submitted by: Mike Wallisch on Jul 02, 2013
We purchased a puppy from Ironwire this spring. She has been retrieving since the first day we brought her home and has pointed several grouse while out on trail runs in NW Colo. Looking forward to seeing how she develops this fall during hunting season. She is very energetic and usually has her nose to the ground.