IDAHO HUNTING DOGS - Idaho German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders

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At Idaho Hunting Dogs, our goal is to breed very conformationally correct GSP's that are also very birdy, and with loving personalities. Pups have TONS of natural instinct. All puppies are vet checked, current on shots by a licensed veterinarian, tails, dewclaws & worming done and pre-registered with AKC. Written Guarantee. Shipping available weather permitting. All of our dogs have had their hips certified by OFA and eyes certified by CERF. We take great pride in producing healthy happy puppies.

All of our puppies are born in the house and raised in the house to get them used to a home's general sights, sounds and chaos plus of course, lots of hugs and kisses. They are handled from the time they are born until they go to their new owners at 8 weeks. They are exposed to lots of different sounds, textures, and environments. These are definitely family dogs for the home that "turn on" in the field for an incredible hunting partner; however, we encourage some form of puppy social /obedience class for new puppies and their families. We do not raise "kennel" dogs. We have 6 GSP's and they all live in the house with us. They are like our children. Some people have many kids, we have 4-legged kids to bring enjoyment to our lives :)

All of our dogs are great in the field as well as outstanding family members.

  1. Roscoe is a nice male with awesome style. He is put together very well. Roscoe is a direct son ofDC, VC, 2nd RU 2013 National WGDC Gambles Sam Man MH, VCX, UT PR I RDI. Sam's father is HOFDC AFC 3x NSTRA CH Gamble's Odyssey Fritz MH RD VCX UT Prize II. Other dogs to mention: DC/AFC Sam Saint Max MH, 3x NSTRA Ch Gamble's Low Country Miss, DC/AFC Kuzhaar's Ruger V Haven SH, DC Oddyssey's Saint Blitz MH, DC Hillhaven's Hustler, NSTRA CH Gretta Garbo Gamble MH plus so many other accomplished dogs.  Roscoe is an amazing young dog, that real once in a lifetime animal. He was an impressive pup right out of the gate! We feel Roscoe got his parents field ability and conformation. Roscoe is a bird-finding machine in the field and a true lover in the house.
  2. Emma was born August 31, 2014. Her pedigree speaks for itself.  She is a beautiful liver girl.  Her Mom, IHD's Woody's Gorgeous George JH - "Gorge" is out of  Madison & Splitter (a Fritz x Dutchess pup). She has some awesome dogs in her pedigree ie. DC Eagle Ridge Royal Magnitude MH, DC Nmk's Shining Star-V Rugerheim MH, DC Rugerheim's Bit Of Bourbon, BIS/BISS/NSC Can Ch DC Nmk's Brittania V Sibelstein, 2x NFC DC Leibmeister's Roll Tide, NAFC FC AFC Beier's Evolution, Esser's Chick HOF (Ger) as well as lots of American and German dogs.  We are expecting incredible things from this little girl :)
  3. Liesel is our first Deutsch Kurzhaar out of Kalins Kennel. She is a super young dog!! This is a real nice pup out of several titled dogs. Ilo Vom Osterberg (DEU) DA VJP69 S1 BTR , Liesa Vom Osterberg FDJR, DERBY PRIZE I, VJP (69 PTS), AZP PRIZE I, V2, Tasco Vom Osterberg D1 S1 CAC BOB BTR CACIB BIS BOG SJ LN, Fraya Vom Osterberg D1 BTR AZP1,  and Anne Vom Osterberg D1 S1 LN RES CAC . They are bred for NATURAL ABILITY and CONFORMATION. She is registered with the DK as well as Amerian Kennel Club and Canadian Kennel Club. She is from superior German lines, making them some of the best in world. Along with the drive and desire to work comes the calmness and mannerly dogs you want to have around the house. Quiet in the house, they get along with people and children well, as well as other pets Check out her pedigree at and you will see why we are so excited to breed to this girl!

Don't miss out on one of these Dual Quality pups. Please visit our website for more information: or call evenings 208-681-6127. Email us at

Thanks for your interest in our pups!!

Blake and Cheryl Stephenson

Shelley, ID


Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Shorthaired Pointer
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Stud Services, Boarding
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Cheryl Stephenson
Po Box 404,
Ashton, Idaho 83420
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 25 years.
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Submitted by: Cory C. Russell on Dec 24, 2020
Our dog Dottie is just over 2. She is my 4th GSP. I have loved all of my dogs but this one has completely stolen my family’s heart. She is an absolute princess around our house but a beast in the field. She can go all day a does everything you would ever want as a chukar or pheasant hunter. She also is the best inside home dog you would ever want. I wish I had 2 more of her right now. Absolutely recommend Cheryl as a breeder!!
Submitted by: Glenn Stone on Apr 09, 2019
I have owned a Idaho hunting dog for almost 2 years. She is a fantastic family dog, great hunting companion an incredible retriever. Cheryl was very easy to deal with and is cautious about the homes her dogs are going into. As a person that has owned 4 GSP’s I can tell you these dogs are very easy for the first time GSP owner.
Submitted by: david stanley on Apr 09, 2019
We worked with Cheryl at Idaho Hunting Dogs for over a year as we set up and waited for the breeding of our choice. The entire experience was great. She was more than eager and very prepared to answer all of our questions. The manner in which the dogs and pups were cared for was absolutely superb.
Our 7 month old GSP, Pepper, shows strong hunting characteristics and has been the easiest pup to train that I have worked with. As a veterinarian with over 30 years of professional experience I feel qualified to rate this kennel as top rate.
Submitted by: Andrea Maitrejean on Apr 08, 2019
I’ve gotten three German Shorthaired Pointers from IHD so far, first one 16 years ago, and 2 in the past 2 years. Everywhere I go everyone can’t believe how gorgeous, sweet, smart, and well bred they are. I have never found better dogs, or people to get my dogs from. True hunting genes, and these dogs can hunt!!! Cheryl is the best!!! Always there for advice, or a shoulder to cry on when the time comes. Definitely recommend her every time!!!!
Submitted by: Katherine Johnson on Apr 08, 2019
Idaho Hunting Dogs is the best place to get your next forever friend and hunting partner. Their quality of pups comes from great breeding stock. Each dog is given love and great care, its not just a business, they are part of her family. We've relied on Cheryl's perfect pups for over 12 years. To show you how much we value her hunting dogs, we drive from Las Vegas to not only pick them out, but to enjoy her company and hospitality!

I highly recommend everyone who is looking for a German Shorthair Pointer to see for themselves the lengths they go to, making sure these dogs only go to homes that will care for them properly.

We just got Rosey from the August 2018 litter AND Rory from the December 2018 litter. We couldn't be more pleased!
They are phenomenal in stature, demeanor, and attitude. Our vet was so impressed with them, she asked for the name and phone number of our breeder!
Submitted by: Kim Ingalls on Apr 08, 2019
Approximately 14 years ago, after searching countless German Shorthair breeder's, we chose to go with Mark and Cheryl owners of Idaho Hunting dogs. We chose them because their investment in breeding was deeper then making a buck, we felt a genuine love and passion for the dogs they bred. This was before the days of Facebook and the live feeds. But Cheryl and Mark kept us up to date, answered all questions and sent pictures as often as they could. Once our little one, Bretta was born, they continued to provide info on what to expect and how to blend Bretta into out family. Rather then flying out for our fur baby we chose to make the day drive because we had to meet these remarkable people. Bretta was an amazing dog. She was pointing and retrieving by six months. Followed by year's of living and breathing to hunt. She also provided a missing piece to our family. Unfortunately, Bretta has since passed on. It was an easy decision as to where we would get our next Shorthair. We could have chose the next town just 30 minutes away to get our next Shorthair but we were excited to make the trip to again see these remarkable people. This July will be our 2nd year with our fur baby Bella. She is gorgeous, black and white ticked. She loves our kids and watches birds from our bed with great anticipation. Any questions we have Cheryl promptly answers. As long as she is breeding Shorthairs, we will always without a second thought, only purchase this great breed from Idaho Hunting dogs. Thank you for years of memories and years of love with our fur babies.
Submitted by: Karyn Wood on Apr 08, 2019
We have a 14 month old GSP from Cheryl at Idaho Hunting Dogs. She is very knowledgeable of GSPs having been in the business several decades, and has excellent breeding stock. Our pup Finn has excellent temperament, a fantastic desire to hunt and works well with us. We highly recommend Cheryl as a breeder. Her dogs are excellent.
Submitted by: Anthony Poggi on Apr 08, 2019
This is our first legit hunting dog and IHD's pedigree speaks for itself, but with Cheryl you get way more than that. She went above and beyond to keep us informed on our new pup through every stage. Our lil man came from Meg and Roscoe's 2/8/19 litter. He is a fire ball to say the least. LOL. We feel blessed to have this handsome we bred, quality GSP as the newest addition to our family.
I can't wait to see him turn on in the field. Thank you Cheryl.
Submitted by: Michelle Myers on Dec 18, 2017
An outstanding experience! I found Idaho Hunting Dogs online along with several other GSP breeders. After spending some time on their site, talking with Cheryl and Mark and watching the live puppy cam, I knew this was the breeder I wanted to go with. Their adult dogs are beautiful and well taken care of. The pups are born and raised in their house. The result is a well adjusted pup to all kinds of noises, floor types and people. My pup is five months old now and we couldn’t be happier. He was pointing pheasants at four months old. A very professional experience! If your looking for a great German Shorthair Pointer pup, Idaho Hunting Dogs is the way to go!
Submitted by: Robert Dischinger on Nov 10, 2017
We have had Roscoe for seven years and he is a great hunter and pet. Roscoe is our third Short Hair but the first we've had in the house - and he has adapted well. He does great in the field; lots of endurance, a good nose, and steady on point. We highly recommend Cheryl and Mark if you are looking for a good Short Hair Pointer.
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