The Pet Hopper - Minnesota German Shorthaired Pointer Breeders

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About The Pet Hopper
The Pet Hopper is a business that sells high quality. German Shorthairs puppies with proven championships in many of the puppies, parents, and ancestors. Our dogs, bloodlines have the natural ability to hunt, retrieve, and back. We take great pride in producing great pups with the same ability. WE take great pride in our shorthairs that retrieve to hand and also retrieve out of water. Take a look at some of our videos on the puppies pointing a wing and retrieving at 4-5 weeks old. You can view these videos, ans testimonials at We also specialize in manufacturing high-quality pet food storage containers there is nothing on the market like them. We also sell guaranteed chew-proof dog beds. Our dog beds will be the last dog bed you will have to purchase! The Pet Hopper also is a distributor of Hi-Standard dog food. I would like to thank each and every one of you that have checked out our puppies and products. We take great pride in you leaving a happy customer. Feel free to call me at 320-333-3311 with any questions on our products! Thank you! Owner Tom Lyon 320-333-3311
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Shorthaired Pointer
Additional Services
Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Tom Lyon
11609 County Road 5
St. Joseph, Minnesota 56374
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 25 years.
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Testimonials (34) You are viewing the 10 most recent - View all reviews for The Pet Hopper
Submitted by: Steve Leigh on Apr 11, 2022
Tom is a great guy. Both of my Shorthairs came from Tom. Both are part of our family and in the house. Our first dog we got from Tom was 9 years ago. She's an excellent pupper and still going strong. I purchased a new pup last year from him. Neither were the pick of the litter. To the contrary, my new pup I got last year was one of the last few remaining. Regardless she still has great hunting instincts and drive. Good nose, no medical issues. Great companion! She's a velcro dog and wants constant pets and attention when not in the field. Both are good pups! They both have tremendous stamina, energy and drive. As expected with this breed they need lots of exercise and play time. Shorthairs typically have 2 speeds, full throttle or cuddled up on the couch next to you. Tom's dogs are no exception.

I recommend this breeder for anyone looking for SSP.
Submitted by: Rocco Colson on Apr 01, 2022
I have gotten 2 puppies from Tom. I got Macy in June of 2018 and Mickey in June of 2021. These two dogs have been great!! Both are excellent hunters as well as good house dogs. If you are looking for a puppy I would highly recommend getting one from Tom. First class operation!!!! I also buy Hi-Standard dog food that is available for purchase.
Submitted by: Joshua Hellmann on Mar 27, 2022
I've known Tom personally for years and he really is passionate about his German Shorthairs. We purchased a very witty, and highly energetic female pup from him last year. Rayne has been developing wonderfully into the hunter we were after. Would highly recommend Tom's puppies. The High Standard dog food is great as well.
Submitted by: Drew Rodman on Feb 28, 2022
Tom was a great help when I started looking for another GSP last spring. His knowledge of the shorthair breed is second to none. I got a male dog named Xeno, and after my first season with him was nothing but impressed. The dog was a bird finding machine, beautifully backed other dogs by 15 weeks of age, and retrieves naturally. He has been a great add on to my guide string and would consider him my best dog at only 10 months old. He is super trainable and a joy to be around. He is as great indoors as he is outdoors as well. Tom and The Pet Hopper will definitely be on the top of my suggestion list for any future friends looking for a German shorthair.
Submitted by: NIcky Lahr on May 09, 2021
We got our GSP, Izzy, from Tom July 2020. Working with Tom was great, he was very thorough and his dogs were very well cared for every time we came to visit. We appreciated his expertise on questions that we had and his process for puppy selection. We did not feel rushed and felt we got the right dog for our family! You can tell Tom takes a lot of pride in raising his dogs, which made us confident in our decision to purchase form Tom. Izzy has a ton of energy, SO friendly to everyone she meets, and a great demeanor. She is a beautiful dog and are so happy she has joined our family. Thanks Tom!
Submitted by: Nick Wachsmuth on May 03, 2021
Received a 2020 female pup from Tom Lyon at The Pet Hopper. She is beautiful, extremely intelligent, and has a loving and fun personality. She is the perfect family dog in the house, the perfect best friend for the kids in the yard, and the perfect companion in the field. At 11 months old, she received a qualifying score on AKC Junior Hunter Hunt Test. Looking forward to many more events. Would absolutely recommend The Pet Hopper if seeking your next best friend!
Submitted by: Amanda Wuertz on Apr 22, 2020
We got our females GSP Mia from Tom last May and it was the best decision we have made. Tom was very thorough and made sure all our questions were answered and also made sure we would be a good fit for Mia as well. He is readily available for any questions we have had while she is growing. It’s amazing how well she did at just 6 months old when out hunting. We couldn’t be happier with her. I strongly recommend The Pet Hopper!
Submitted by: Donna Rudiger on Apr 01, 2020
We were referred to The Pet Hopper by a friend when we decided on a GSP. He was very easy to work with and was thorough in screening us. He is very knowledgeable and answered all questions and concerns. The process he uses is buyer friendly but also responsible to the breed which we respected. I would not hesitate to use him again!! Our female has been exceptional with no unusual health issues. She is the love of our lives!
Submitted by: Cassie R Strese on Mar 23, 2020
We got Hazel one year ago and she has turned out to be the perfect addition to our family. Our experience at Tom's kennel was great; he was patient and accommodating with our 2 young kids. Hazel has turned into a fantastic family dog and hunting partner.
Submitted by: Christopher Larson on Mar 07, 2020
I got a pup from the pet hopper last mother's day . She has turned into a great hunting partner great nose well behaved great drive and she isn't even a 1 year old yet and is pointing birds like a pro . Tom was very helpful with information as well . He gave me a name of a great trainer who did a great job . He explained to me the benefits of different foods and protein lvls talked to me on the phone more then once disusing the do s and donots of breeding gsp s also said if or when the time comes and I decide to breed the female I received from him to feel free to give him a call and he could walk me threw on how to determine a good stud all and all I could not have asked for more . If for some reason I ever find myself needed another gsp he would be my first call
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