Southern Fire Wire-haired Pointing Griffons - North Carolina Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Breeders

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About Southern Fire Wire-haired Pointing Griffons
We are Preservation AKC Breeders of Merit for the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Our Griffs have excelled in hunting and showing. We have received a (NAVHDA) North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association Breeder award for every litter we have bred.  We are serious about quality hunting dogs  We register all our puppies with NAVHDA  and the AKC. We microchip them. They are health tested and we introduce them to game and shot proof them to a loud 22 before they leave our home. Weather permitting, we have them swimming as well. We also begin simple obedience, crate and house training before they leave our house. We strive to give them the best possible start. They are raised in our home.  In addition we do the military protocol for early neurological stimulation to increase intelligence and hardiness from days  4-16. Hunting puppies are $2500. We require a $200 non refundable deposit and a copy of a current hunting license to reserve a puppy. All of my dogs have health clearances in Hips, Elbows, Eyes, Thyroid and Cardiac.  They have Embark DNA clearances in over 200 canine diseases. We Embark test every puppy before it leaves our home. We are serious about health, Hunting Ability, Correct Temperament and Structure.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Additional Services
Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Karen Cate
432 Lindsey Road
Reidsville, North Carolina 27320
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 3 years.
Puppies for sale
Testimonials (6)
Submitted by: LARRY D HANSON on Nov 11, 2020
What no 10 on the scale? Karen jumped in as another breeder was giving me grief. She has been beyond helpful! I seriously can't describe the feeling when someone offers what they know to help you correct or avoid mistakes. She is the model of what humans should be. Caring and helpful!
Submitted by: Kiera Black on Aug 26, 2020
It’s coming up on 2 years since I picked up my griffon from Karen and everyday I feel incredibly thankful to have gotten one of her pups. After researching the breed for a few years, I’d never come across a breeder that I felt completely met my requirements, until I found Karen. Needless to say, she (& her pups) exceeded my expectations. Karen genuinely cares about each and every one of her griffons and the breed as a whole. If you are looking for a Griff, you absolutely cannot go wrong with Karen’s. From their physical aesthetic and temperament to their intellectual aptitude and health, they are perfect. Her dogs are everything you’ll want and so much more.
Thank you Karen for giving me the best buddy I could ever ask for!
Submitted by: Randy Weaver on Aug 26, 2018
We feel so blessed to have connected with Karen Cate and her Southern Fire Griffons! Our pup took his NAHVDA test last May. Before the judge read his scores he shared that our boy had an ‘absolutely stellar performance in the field’! That compliment speaks volumes about Karen’s Griffs and and her excellent breeding program! Her early training was evident the day we picked him up. He had that nose to the ground and absolutely not gun shy! Our little guy is so impressive to watch when he is hunting. His drive and skills are amazing and I’ve hunted over many dogs for 30+years. Our pup is our first Griff and Karen was always available to answer any questions we had and was quick to offer and suggest training tips. She truly cares about her pups and their families! We will certainly be adding another Griff to our hunting family and it will only ever be from Karen’s Southern Fire line!
Submitted by: Tim Oates on Apr 03, 2017
I have own many Bird dogs over my 66 years but this one takes the prize. Not only is he a natural pointer, backer, retriever,driven hunter, but a lovable goof ball.
This was an excellent breed dog and the breeder took special attention to make sure there was not any gun shy puppies with early introduction to gun sounds. She even had them use to sleep in their own area.
She made me prove i had a hunting license before she would sell to me.
If you want a hunting dog this is the place to look.
Submitted by: Mollie Beacham on Apr 03, 2017
Karen and Bob are amazing!! They are wonderful people who love this breed like no other! We got our pup in November of 2015 and he impresses us every day! Learned commands and obedience quickly. Scored a perfect natural ability score - but that was after two weeks of help from Karen and Bob! We would definitely recommend this kennel and will probably use them again.
Submitted by: Garron Riechers on Apr 02, 2017
It has been and continues to be such a pleasure to deal with Karen and Bob at Southern Fire Griffons. They are the most helpful breeders ever and their love of their pups is evident in everything they do. Our boy has been completely fantastic scoring a perfect 112 on his NAVHDA NA while also completing his AKC Champion title by the age of 11 months (owner handled). In short, quality dogs and quality people.
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