At vom Windswept Kennels, the primary goal of our breeding program is to provide serious hunting dogs to serious hunters. Our dogs can be expected to retrieve waterfowl in the morning and hunt, point and retrieve upland game all afternoon.
Health, temperament and a burning desire to hunt are three traits that are foremost in our mind as we make breeding decisions. This is accomplished through careful and selective pairing of our females to the proper studs.
Health and desire are easily understood concepts. In making temperament a breeding goal, what I am aiming for is to produce a dog that is calm in the house and the blind, is mentally well balanced in a wide variety of situations and is friendly, showing no aggression around other dogs or people.
We are not a high volume breeder and only produce a litter or two each year. If you seek a versatile hunting partner that is a joy to hunt over and a pleasure to share your home with, we may have exactly what you are looking for.
Submitted by: Thor Thorlaksson on Jan 25, 2022
We picked up our Sophie dog in August of 2019, She is the smallest dog Tom ever had and she has turned out to be an extremely tough little girl. I hunt the Nevada mountians and Southern Oregon desert, lot of rocky terian and she has un-real stamina, can hunt several days and still wants more with no paw issues what so ever. Points, holds well for long periods , responds to commands well.
Not perfect but then realize I train my own and I am not perfect and allow for their personality to be the best they can be, if that makes sense to you.
Tom has one of the cleanest setups I have ever seen and it is a passion with him.
Submitted by: Craig F on Oct 27, 2015
My father has 2 wirehairs, so when it was time for me to get a dog of my own, I knew exactly what I wanted. After doing research, I came across Vom Windswept Kennel and Tom Wilcox. Tom went out of his way to give me the only female in the litter, although I had second pick (he had first). I was thrilled when he called me with the news. From then on, Tom provided timely updates with pictures and videos after the litter arrived. When I picked up my pup, the facilities were spotless. My entire experience with Tom was great, and I would recommend friends/family to use Vom Windswept in the future.
My puppy recently turned 1 and has incredible drive and natural ability. She is great in the field, but is also a good swimmer and will retrieve in water and on land. Out of the field, she is great in the house, around the kids, and is a show stopper in public. Looking forward to many more years with her in the house and in the field.
Submitted by: Todd Kramer on Oct 27, 2015
When I decided to get the first hunting dog I had since I was a kid, I really was thinking I would get another lab. Then a good friends uncle drove from Dallas to buy a dog from vom windswept. The fact that he drove that far to buy a dog caught my attention. did some research on German Wirehairs, and was referred to Tom. we had the first male pick of the litter, and couldn't be happier. Carter has been easy to train, has a great nose and instincts, learns very quickly, and is a very good natured dog. Have a lot of people ask to pet him when we are on walks; he loves the attention. Tom has been a great help with questions and training, and there is no doubt I will buy another dog from him in the future.
Submitted by: Gary Styke on Aug 01, 2013
I have one of Tom's dogs and she has met and exceeded my expectations. She has all of the qualities I was looking for in a hunting dog. She is smart, easy to train, loyal, has a great nose, and a great amount of natural ability. She came to me in excellent health and has remained a healthy dog. I don't hesitate to reccomend getting a dog from Tom.
Submitted by: Jeff Miller on Jul 31, 2013
Many years ago I bought my first German Wirehaired Pointer after hunting with a friend that had them. I was thinking at the time that I would likely get a lab but after watching the intensity and desire that the GWP breed had in it and working behind a pointer I just had to have one. I will certainly never go back to another breed! Tom and I hunted together over the years and as he began raising GWP's I decided it was time to start training up a replacement dog for my female that was 5 or 6 at the time. The pup I got from the litter was one of the most personal dogs I had ever owned. From the very beginning she wanted to be with me any time we were out and about. She also treated the other hunters in my party as her best friend so was always a joy to take to the field. Her natural instincts were amazing and she can hunt me under the table any day. That has always been something that I have admired about the breed. They can hunt in the wind, rain, snow, cold or whatever and never quit on you. I hunt with at least two litter mates to my female from Tom's kennel and they all have been strong hunters and great personal companions!
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Submitted by: Austin Harris on Jul 31, 2013
I had never owned a hunting dog before getting one from Tom, and as I began doing research, I was overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback shared by owners of German Wirehaired Pointers. I named her Angel, mostly for her friendly disposition, and she has proven to me her versatility, intelligence and obedience in both the field and on the water. Her hunting instincts amaze me every time we venture out! I will never own another breed of hunting dog.
Austin V. South Dakota