Our dogs were chosen for their incredible hunting instincts, strong athletic physiques and trainability. They are hunters first and foremost.
Yes, we test our dogs to add to their pedigree, but the testing is only a by-product of their hunting instincts and time afield. Yes, we breed our dogs, but we are not a high production kennel. Our puppies are from our beloved dogs that are a part of our family as well as our partners in the uplands and the duck blinds.
If you're looking for a powerful hunting companion that wants to hunt with you and for you, a pup that is loyal and smart, an athlete in the field and at play, a dog that will warm your heart and fill your game bag, you've landed at the right spot. For more info please visit our website.
Note: All active military personnel receive a 10% discount on our puppies.
Submitted by: Pat Midyett on Mar 20, 2020
After several years of research and waiting for the right time to bring our first griff into our family, we had built up pretty high expectations and a clear vision of what we were looking for in our new family member. We decided George and The Hunting Griff were a perfect fit to make that a reality. All of those expectations have been exceeded! George's knowledge and passion for these versatile dogs is unsurpassed. This is clearly reflected in the care he takes through the breeding process and in placing each individual pup in the perfect hunting home. We are grateful to have been selected to join The Hunting Griff family and are beyond impressed with the little girl he placed in our hunting home!
Submitted by: Aaron and Morgan Poloni on Feb 19, 2020
As soon as my wife and I met George, Cota and CK we knew that this was the right fit for us. George is a class act with a ton of experience breeding, raising and training hunting dogs. George was very concerned with the type of home his puppy would be going to which showed us how deeply he cares for his dogs. I couldn’t give higher praises and recommend The Hunting Griff 100%!
Submitted by: Brian Munson on Dec 22, 2018
I was looking for a griff for awhile. I hadn’t found a breeder I felt comfortable with until I contacted George. He is very committed to doing right by his dogs in placing them as well as setting the new pup owners up for success. He is a wealth of information in training techniques. You can tell he really loves what he does.
Now on to the pups. Ours, Huck, is very well mannered. He has been easy to train the basics and we are now working on refining his skills. He has a great nose and a soft mouth. He is ready to hunt ant time I am. Aside from that, he is also a great family dog. My wife was nervous about a pointer, as her experience had been they were very high strung. Huck is even tempered and well behaved. I know I will get another pup in the next few years and hope George will have a litter available.
Submitted by: Ross Lemons on Aug 20, 2018
I was in the market for a griffon for 3 years before I made the commitment to buy my new pup. I used these three years searching for a strong pedigree and a breeder that shares the same drive I do when it comes to hunting and the unconditional love a dog provides a family with. George is that guy. I have the upmost respect for the hunting griff and their dedication to placing these pups with hunting families. These dogs were meant to hunt and have an incredible drive to do so. The pup I got from George (Flint), is 9 weeks old now. The natural ability of this pup at this age is incredible. His nose is one of the best noses I've ever seen on a dog. I haven't started any formal training because it is far too early but he has already tracked a pheasant wing to numerous hidden locations and instinctively given multiple sight and scent points. We have been doing 10-15 soft retrieves down a hallway since we got home and he is getting to the point where he searches for my hand now consistently. I have no doubt that Flint will be a brag dog in the field someday and can enthusiastically recommend George and his family as a breeder for Wirehaired Pointing Griffons.
Submitted by: David Borges on Jul 21, 2017
Couldn't have gotten a better breeder. George and his family have given me an awesome puppy, best friend and soon to be hunting partner. You will not meet a more passionate, responsible and knowledgeable breeder then George. This dog is extremely intelligent and I can't wait to start hunting with her. These are born and bred hunting dogs and I couldn't be happier with mine. She's already catching on.
Submitted by: Michael Brewton on Jul 19, 2017
George DeCosta's knowledge and experience regarding versatile hunting dogs is surpassed only by his passion for Wirehaired Pointing Griffons and more specifically hunting griffs.
After considerable research and waiting for the appropriate time to choose a new hunting dog, I chose to go with George for my new pup.
George went above and beyond throughout the entire process, from breeder/new family interview and selection, to the follow up after receiving my new pup, he has been a joy to work with.
If you are serious about a well bred hunting dog, contact George DeCosta at the hunting griff.
Submitted by: Andrea & Garrett Matt on Aug 30, 2016
We got lucky and discovered The Hunting Griff/George about 8 months ago in our long search for the best WPG breeder around. We connected with several other breeders and there was NO ONE like George. When we found him, we knew right away he was the person we wanted to get our pup from, no matter how long it took. We just brought our little Murphy home 1 month ago from George's most recent litter of 10 pups (summer of 2016). George and his family are not just a breeder, they give their heart, soul, time and every ounce of energy they have to raising the most incredible puppies for people all over the US. Our little Murphy was already 85% potty trained, very well socialized with tons of people and birds, eating his food great, and literally the most loving little addition to our family. We have since spent time with George, his family and his WPG's - we feel so blessed to have met George and his family and even more blessed that our little Murphy spent some of his most important and formative weeks and months in George's care and home. Thank you, George! We are forever grateful to you for our amazing Griff! Murphy has changed our lives forever!
Submitted by: Mike on Nov 02, 2015
It's been just over a year since we brought our Griffin home. Gorge and his family and friends smothered the pups with attention and socialization skills prior to our pickup date. Our griffin was potty trained to doing it in a specific spot, so training him to go in our dog run took all of a week at most. Shaggy, our griffin, blended right in with our 14 year old Visalia and our 8 year old Pointer. Overall Gorge as a breeder is the man, he loves the breed, and loves all the offspring of his female. If your looking for a hunting dog that will be a valued family member and want a chill friendly eager friend to hunt with, Gorge is your first and last stop.
Submitted by: Cu Mai on Jul 16, 2015
George is simply amazing with the griffons. He has true passion for the griffon breed and true pride in his puppies. I can't tell you how happy I am as a hunter in my griffon, Mallard, hunting abilities and how happy as a father on the loving nature of my griffon is in the house with my kids. It truly is the best of both worlds. Thank you George!!
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Submitted by: Matt on Nov 01, 2014
My experience has been outstanding with George DeCosta. After speaking with many breeders about getting a Wire-haired Pointing Griffon, George @ The Hunting Griff was the obvious choice. George and I spoke for quite a while the first time in regards to getting a dog. He honestly cared about who and where his puppies were going. I was lucky enough to get one of the last pups available. The breeding happened several months later, and pick up was some time after that. During this time period, I received regular e-mails and updates in regards to everything related to the dogs. George kept us posted on Cota and Gus's NAVHDA testing along with vet exams before the breeding. Cota's pregnancy was well documented, and George monitored her very carefully the entire time. When the puppies were born there were constant updates and photos of the puppies. George's high level of training knowledge expanding over 30 years helped decide which pup was best for us. We drove from Tacoma, WA to the bay area in California to pick up our new addition to our family. The amount of care that George's family put into the care of the puppies in their home was exceptional. The whole family took park in raising these puppies until they were released to their new owners. My puppy was already socialized with people, kids, other animals, and she was somewhat potty trained. The best part is that the first day we got her home, she was not afraid of any noise (not gun shy by any means). She was also very birdy in regards to her interest in the scented bumper and grouse wing from the very beginning. I'm looking forward to years of training and field work with my new puppy. I can't thank George enough for choosing us as a family for one of his puppies. You will not find a Breeder with more care for his Dog and puppies than George @ The Hunting Griff.