Thorn Creek Kennel has been breeding quality Wirehaired Pointing Griffons Since 2007. Spring Breedings for Fall Pups. Proven Sires of AKC/CKC/NAVHDA lineage, all proven workers in the field. Dams of proven AKC/CKC/NAVHDA lineage all proven workers in the field. All Breeding dogs have been PENN Hip with eyes and thyroid clear. All breeding dogs have great instinctual game and water drive. Please call or email us for information about our upcoming litters and information of how we raise our pups. References on request.
Duffy and Cathleen McCabe
Submitted by: Loren on Nov 14, 2019
Thank you Duffy! “Bacon” our male pup is amazing. He is already pointing and retrieving. His personality is unique and he is great with our nine year old daughter and other dogs. He is very eager to please! Great pups and well worth the wait and money! Thank you!!
Submitted by: Jake Davis on Aug 12, 2019
We had a great experience with Duffy at Thorn Creek Kennel. From the initial conversations to picking up our dog its been a top notch experience. Only had our dog a few weeks but she is exactly what Duff said she would be. Pretty much house trained herself was a great temperament for my 2 year old daughter and has a drive for the field. Cant recommend Thorn Creek Kennel enough.
Submitted by: Robert Reineke on Aug 04, 2019
Very nice to work with. My puppy Jasmine has been wonderful to work with. Recommend Thorn Creek.
Submitted by: Steven L. on Jan 30, 2019
I picked up my pup in July and it was love at first sight. This is my first working dog and I can't ask for a better pup. I read very basic training books and focused on giving my pup as much exposure as possible and he has excelled. Since I picked him up at 10 weeks old my pup has been on rafting and fishing trips, pheasant hunted Colorado and Nebraska, duck hunted in Arkansas, Goose hunted in Colorado, flown on an airplane 5 times, and comes to work with me every day in downtown Denver. He is extremely loyal, high desire to please, very athletic, strong prey drive, and very calm in a wide variety of situations. And the most loving dog you've ever met. People have always been surprised as to how young he actually is based on his behavior and temperament. Can't recommend this Duff enough!!
Submitted by: Todd Hood on Jan 29, 2019
The pup is exactly what Duffy said he would be. Great spirit, great drive, points feathers. The kid socialized very well into the house, with the other dogs and is just another one of the pack. We have had no health issues except sore feet after hunting wild chukar. He has shown good patience in the duck blind and his drive to retrieve equals my Lab's. His confirmation appears solid and his agility is equal to other pointers that I have hunted over. All of that in a 7 mo old dog... wish I had room in the house for a anther one.
Submitted by: Andy Brown on Oct 24, 2018
This is my second Griff from Duffy at Thorn Creek Kennel. My first is still going strong at nine years old and has been awesome in the field and our home. The new wookie is showing great potential and may be even easier to train than the first (who pretty much trained herself). These dogs develop a very strong bond. Duffy is a conscientious breeder who will be there for you as long as needed. He loves his pups and strives for a good "fit" for both dog and owner. I'm very happy that Duffy introduced me to this breed nine years ago. I'm looking forward to many more years of hunting in the field and having the companionship of another Thorn Creek Griffon.
Submitted by: Greg on Sep 25, 2017
I got my second Griff from Duffy last year. Duffy and his staff run a top notch kennel and provide great hunting dogs with excellent disposition. My "Gus" has a great nose, loves to work in the field but is also a great family pet. He takes pride in his Griffs and makes sure that the pups he's providing come from quality dogs that meet the breed standards. If you're looking to own a Griff, Duffy and Thorn Creek Kennel is a great choice.
Submitted by: Hugh Johnson on May 08, 2017
Buying my Griff from Duffy at Thorn Creek was a great experience. Duffy spent a lot of time with me discussing my expectations and needs. In the end I went home with a marvelous addition to our family. The dog is friendly, smart and great with even our youngest grandchildren. He shows great promise as a hunter as well. I couldn't be happier.
Submitted by: Wes Jensen on Jan 15, 2016
I purchased a female from Duffy in 2014. I waited a while to write a review for two reasons. The main reason is because I'm not much of a typer or a computer guy. The other reason is I wanted to work our dog for a few years to be able to give a solid review. We live relatively close to thorn creek kennels, so before we even decided on a breeder my wife and I drove to see Duffy and his dogs. Right away we were impressed with Duffy and his dogs and his facilities. Duffy spent more than enough time answering our questions and letting us get to know his dogs. Mia was our favorite. When we brought our pup home it was a seamless transition. She is very sweet and gentle around the house. I also take her to work with me almost every day. Every one that meets her loves her personality. I also have a friend that has recently purchased a dog from Duffy after meeting my dog. She is very easily trained and our 10 year old daughter has taught her several tricks on her own. As far as hunting goes from the first time I took here out she knew just what to do. On average we go once a week at least. She does great on dusky grouse but here favorite is Chukar hunting. She has a nose for those birds. Most days I feel bad for the birds because they don't stand a chance. If you're looking for a stand up guy and breeder go to Thorn Creek Kennels and Duffy.
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Submitted by: Eric Coscarart on Jan 08, 2016
My experience with Thorn Creek Kennels has been fantastic! From the first phone conversation to actually going to visit Duffy's place and his dogs,youcan tell he takes great care and pride in his animals and in what he does as a breeder.
My dog Gus is about 15 months now and he is quite a character! He is smart,learns quick and gets along with everyone. He loves other dogs even when they want nothing to do with him. Couldn't have asked for a better dog!