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 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 at We also specialize in�manufacturing�high quality pet food containers. The Pet Hopper also is a distributor of Hi-Standard dog food. I would like to thank each and everyone of you that have checked out our puppies and products. We take great pride in you leaving a happy costumer. Thank you! 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 22 years.
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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
Submitted by: Kristina on Jan 19, 2020
When we started looking into getting a dog for our family we were told to give Tom a call. After talking to Tom I knew he was the breeder I wanted to go through. He was very knowledgeable and very helpful with any the questions I had. Once we brought the girls to come see all the puppies him and his wife were very sweet and kind. We brought Cooper (German Shorthair) home May 2018 and he has been the best dog our girls could ask for! Not only does Cooper put up with our girls doing anything to him he has also been a great hunting dog for my husband. The next dog we get will only come from Tom!
Thank you Tom for everything.
Submitted by: Bill Adams on May 29, 2019
I got Rose from Tom 2 years ago; just had her in for her yearly checkup and even the vet commented that she is a beautiful dog and asked where she came from. Rose is a special family pet constantly "hunting" the many turkeys in our yard. She comes from Tom Lyon's great breeding and super clean kennel. I highly recommend Tom's dogs!
Submitted by: Rocco Colson on Apr 06, 2019
I got my Macy from Tom in June of 2018. Tom was very helpful and knowledgeable about the breed and answered all questions that I had. My Macy is a year old. She is a very energetic dog and has done well in her training. Macy is a good family dog and I look forward to getting her out in the field. I would definitely go to Tom for another dog in the future.
Submitted by: Christopher Kuehn on Jul 28, 2018
The dog I got from Tom is now 2 years old and has tons of energy, a great nose for birds and just a friendly dog that is great with my really young nieces and nephews. The dog food is so good too.
Submitted by: Mary Adams on Apr 07, 2018
We got Rose from Tom's 2017 Reba and Major breeding. We enjoyed all the communication and pictures from Tom before we could pick her up. Rose has the sweetest disposition and so easy to train; in 2 weeks she will finish her intermediate obedience classes. After that I figure she will get a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certificate. I wish we had the room for a puppy from this same breeding.
Submitted by: Michael Kurr on Mar 25, 2018
Having the 2017 pick of the litter from Tom Lyon I have been nothing short of impressed with Echo. He is hands down one of the best shorthairs I have ever had and at only one year old as of next week saying that in regards to a puppy I am super excited to see what potential the future holds for him as he has already proven to be beyond his knowledge at such a young age. I would recommend anyone seeking a premium dog family and/or hunting to contact the Lyon's for your next puppy.
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