Idaho Outback Griffons is located in the heart of high desert, farm country, Idaho. We are a family of avid hunters. A genetics buff and retired from the Veterinary Industry, I have found it challenging to devote time to raising Griffons that are the complete package, "Birdy, Brainy, and Beautiful". We produce a few litters throughout the year, and work best for planners, so contact us well before wanting a Griffon pup. I enjoy working with folks new to the breed or hunting dogs in general. Expect a pleasant experience, a 3 year genetic health guarantee, a lifetime of support, lots of references available. Both AKC Champions and NAVDA prize winners littered throughout our Griffon's pedigrees. It is my goal to make your dream a reality. Please visit our very active and addicting Blog, that will have current pictures and information posted regularly. http://idahooutbackgriffons.blogspot.com/ If you want to learn about our operation, and Griffons check out the Webb Page, hint it isnt overly friendly for cell phones, use the home computer for the best experience while I address this issue. https://sites.google.com/site/idahooutbackgriffons/home Text is ok 208-300-0096 I do prefer a good phone conversation any day. 208-532-4822 We may have some fall availability , depending upon mother nature, for sure spring 2021
Submitted by: Daniel Abernathy on May 12, 2020
Christy breeds top notch Wire-Haired Pointing Griffons. Our griff is from her Chrome x Justice January 2019 litter and currently 15 months old.
Christy and her family are amazing, both in quality of character and dedication to breeding such amazing dogs.
It saddened me to hear Chrome (our griff’s dad) retired, it was such a joy to be greeted by him when we picked up Saoirse (our griff), he had a huge pine cone in his mouth but dropped three throaty barks to let you know visitors had arrived (never dropping the cone). Saoirse is looking more like him every day; her chocolate head and tail are strong with her body slowing turning more and more liver.
Her instincts are incredible as are her agility and athleticism, the only dogs we have met faster than her are whippets/greyhounds and the occasional mutt. To watch her run/explore on all manner of hikes, hunts, and scouting trips has been mind blowing. Her confidence grows with every outing. I took her opening day pheasant hunting; she was 9 months old and she quickly learned to break brush and flush birds. Today, she runs full speed on outings, jumping over logs, breaking brush, jumping into creeks, and chasing everything she sees and smells. I grew up with border collies chasing cows 18 hours a day, but she out works any dog I have ever seen. She gets stronger with every outing; she is an amazing dog due to Christy’s meticulous breeding and care.
Her first season of bird hunting she flushed 20+ birds and I missed nearly all of them (I’m working on my shooting). She has no formal training, just me and the books I read. But her instincts are incredible. She points then flushes on command; waterfowl is in progress but for upland game she doesn't need training. I am amazed.
The other thing I am amazed by is her temperament, she loves people and other dogs. She is so happy all the time, growing up with cattle dogs it’s hard for me to understand this. She is the happiest dog I have ever seen, she just loves being around us. I know this sounds childish, I read all the articles I could find on griffs but I was skeptical that they could be this awesome.
We have met many other griffs over the last year at various dog parks and none of them match up to Saoirse in terms of physique, speed, gait, and temperament. I have owned many dogs over the last 50 years, each very cool in their way but our Wirehaired Pointing Griffon from Christy has been the most fun. A Christy griff is exactly what Eduard Korthals was trying to create when he invented the breed.
Final comment, in the summer of 2019 some close friends watched Saoirse for a long weekend. They had never heard of a Wiredhaired Pointing Griffon. When we arrived to pick her up they had fallen in love and didn’t want to give her back. They will be picking up their own griff from Christy in a couple of weeks. A Christy griff requires a lot of exercise, we live in the city and I run 3-5 miles a day with her and that’s not enough. As Christy told us, a tired pup is a well behaved pup. Christy has been very responsive and helpful to any questions and updates we have had since picking up Saoirse. Thank you Christy!
Submitted by: Joe on Jul 03, 2019
Quality breeder, blood line is evident with quality dogs with little to none health issues. Natural instinct on point, easy to train. Dog wants to work! Awesome family dog, gentle with kids and adults alike.
Submitted by: Art Scheel on Jul 03, 2019
We've gotten 1 dog from IOG and are planning on a second later this year. The quality of dog from them is outstanding! The noses are outstanding and their willingness to work under a shotgun is great. The temperament can absolutely not be beat. They've been amazing around our kids, adults, and strangers alike.
No complaints and only praise for their dogs.
Submitted by: Susi Beckett on Jul 03, 2019
I am completely happy with my Griff. He is the best dog I have ever had. He is driven, focused, strong as well as sweet and loving. To have a working dog that is all things is a wonderful experience. He learned fast and is very smart.
Christy was so easy to work with. She made the process of finding the right dog for our family an easy one. She goes above and beyond to help through the whole time and is there to answer any questions you have before and after bringing them home.
Without question, I will work with Idaho Outback again in the future.
Submitted by: Mike mcintosh on May 22, 2019
We were blessed with one of ldaho out backs wonderful Griffin dogs.i can't say enough about her talent and bitability.wonderful nose and drive.steady on point and a great retriever. Best dog ever.
Submitted by: Denny Towns on Mar 14, 2019
Christy and Elliot have been great to work with and produce amazing dogs. We've got a great puppy who just completed her first year of hunting and is everything you could ask for in a Bird Dog. Sage has a tremendous nose, tons of drive and is super athletic. She's an even better dog around the house and we couldn't be happier with our Idaho Outback Griffon. I can't say enough good things about dealing with Christy and Elliot. If your looking for a puppy from them you may have to wait a bit because of the demand for their dogs but it's worth the wait!
Submitted by: Derek Lange on Mar 06, 2019
I can't say enough about how wonderful our dog Redek (Shine) is. We researched the breed for a long time and Im so thankful I ended up getting a pup from Christy at Idaho Outback. I have had shorthairs in the past and I was very thankful for the time Christy spent with me explaining the special characteristics of the WPG. She knows her breed and obviously loves her dogs. Red has been doing extremely well in the field already this first season (only 3-5 months old). He pointed multiple pen raised birds in the field, as well as 3 deep water duck retrieves. Amazingly smart and willing to learn. Could go on and and on but i'll save you. Great experience. Great dog.
Submitted by: Blair Beall on Jan 10, 2019
We live in Florida and flew out to pick our puppy up March of 2018 . Christy was incredibly patient and helpful in the weeks leading up to our pick.
She has been a delight. She is very birdie and has a great sense of humor. I am thankful to Christie for this super pup.
Submitted by: Vicki Lightbown on Aug 08, 2018
Timber (Chrome x Justice, Jan 2018) is our first dog and first wirehaired pointing griffon. We love our guy and get comments from our trainer, family and friends about what a great dog he is growing up to be. Very little phases him and he LOVES everyone. He was sleeping through the night within a week and not a peep from him when he is in his kennel. It took him all of 5 minutes to figure out swimming and we now have a water retriever. He picks up new commands very quickly, although sometimes he is almost too smart and figures out how to get around the rules. He was the only dog in our puppy class to figure out some of the weekly "challenges". His hunting drive is incredible. His natural instinct never stops amazing us - with no training he is pointing and tracking. We live near storm ponds and big fields so we need to adjust timing for walks to include rabbit, magpie, robin, duck and goose time. We are looking forward to working with him in the field this fall. Christy has been amazing throughout the process, answering all our questions about the breed and providing tips/advice since he came home. We couldn't pick our pup in person so Christy worked closely with us to understand our lifestyle and matched us with the perfect moderate energy boy. I highly recommend Idaho Outback Griffons. If you are willing to put in the time and energy you will have a great dog!
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Submitted by: Krista Beavis on Mar 18, 2018
Otto joined my household in January 2018 at 7 weeks old. I got him as a companion dog so can’t comment on hunting abilities, but he’s smart, learns quickly, has a very loving personality, and is adored by everyone who meets him. He’s well behaved in the house, and was housetrained within a week. My experience with the breeder was great leading up to my getting Otto and continue to stay in touch as they enjoy getting updates on the puppies. I recommend Idaho Outback Wirehaired Pointing Griffons!