Morningstar Shorthairs - Connecticut German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders
About Morningstar Shorthairs
We are a small family run hobby kennel producing 1 to 2 litters a year. We breed to enhance our needs and goals for our guiding services. We test our dogs through the AKC hunt tests and NAVHDA programs. We have many titles on our dogs and are very proud of those accomplishments but do not select our breeding program based on titles alone. I personally must see and hunt with or over all dogs chosen for our breeding program. We look for only the best traits that will continue to produce the original German Shorthair.
Our breeding goal is to produce truly versatile gundogs for the field, the marsh and the home. Our bloodlines are carefully chosen and well established. They have been proven and tested through our guiding service for nearly 20 years.
The end results are puppies with sweet dispositions, natural hunting instincts, intelligence and a calm demeanor for a loyal and affectionate companion gundog.
The German Shorthair excels when they are part of the family pack. They do not do well as a kennel dog. Our puppies are sold to the discriminating foot hunter who wishes to have a companion living in the home.
Our training program is designed to be suited for each dog's individual needs and your individual goals for your dog giving them the opportunity to enjoy success and accomplishment as they progress through each phase of our training program.
"A great hunting companion, a great house companion, a great dog.''
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Shorthaired Pointer
Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Submitted by: Karen C on Apr 12, 2013
I purchased Lily (formerly Sasha)almost 4 years ago from Paul and Trish. She was an 8 week old puppy from the Jenna/Josh litter. She is a beautiful, intelligent shorthair who receives a get deal of attention from hunters, breeders and the general public. She is also the most loving shorthair I have ever had and I was raised with this breed as my dad was an avid hunter and I have owned other wonderful shorthairs. Although I do not hunt with her in the traditional sense, we spend a good deal of time in the field and woods. She has a very strong prey drive, holds her point, flushs birds from the field and regularly stalks rabbits, squirrels and anything else that crosses her path that is of interest to her. In agility class she has been fearless and is a natural athlete. She is also a great family dog with a wonderful disposition. Would love to get another puppy/dog from Paul and Trish in the future. Thank you so much for Lily!
Submitted by: FRANK C on Mar 14, 2012
I have had the distinct pleasure of owning two of Bill and Trish's german shorthairs. The first one is Dakota a soon to be four year old male, with a extreme level of prey drive but in the same breath is more than comfortable on the couch at night. My other is a 10 month female we call Sexy Lexie, she has the best personality I have ever seen, loves to bust through the brush looking for game. At night you can find them both on the recliner with me napping. Both are very loyal and obedient and are very family oriented. I would never think of getting a dog from any other breeder in the world.
Submitted by: Paul Z on Dec 23, 2011
Bill and Trish,
I can't tell you how pleased I am with "Jenna". Talk about a wonderful pup. I have had good dogs over the years, however, at 8 months old I can say I have a GREAT dog with Jenna. She is holding nice on point and if she tends to get a little too far out a simple blast of whistle gets her back on track without the slightest hesistation. What a nose, doesn't miss a trick!. . Awesome with kids, easy to manage in and around the house and gets along great with our Maltese. Couldn't ask for a better family dog.
Thanks for all your help with training and introducing her to birds right from the start.You guys make it easy. I wouldn't consider another dog from anyone else. Looking forward to next puppy, spring of 2014.
Thanks again, Paul Z
Submitted by: Chris on Dec 13, 2011
I purchased my now 8 month old GSP, Cooper, from Bill and Trish at Morningstar Shorthairs this past June and couldn't be more pleased. I am a golf course superintendent and Cooper goes to work with me each day. When you spend 24 hours a day with your dog he has to be perfect and Cooper is just that. Whether he is chasing geese or hunting squirrels(his favorite) his enthusiasm and prey drive are second to none. That being said he must come home each night and deal with my 3 boys ages 5 - 7. No matter how long a day he's had he is more than willing to take all they can dish out and then curl up with my 5 year old by the fire and watch some TV. If you are seeking a great dog look no further than Morningstar Shorthairs...
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Submitted by: Andrew on Jan 17, 2010
Shane and Liz and Bill and Trish were great. We got Brewer our now 8 month old GSP from them this summer. It was a great experience. We plan on getting another GSP soon and we will go with Morningstar Shorthairs. Only good things to say about Brewer and how we have been treated by all involved in the process. Brewer has great instincts and drive and is very intelligent. He is my first gun dog and he is all I hoped he would be.