Gun Dog Breeder Reviews for IronWire German Wirehaired Pointers
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Submitted by: Patrick Chant on Apr 08, 2015
We love Millie our German WireHair Pointer. She is a great dog in the house and she is a very talented bird dog. Millie is naturally steady on point, she is a naturally soft mouthed retriever and she is cooperative. I guide pheasant/chuckar hunting for Great Guns in Nunn, Colorado and I was able to guide with Millie at 1 and 1/2 years old. I could not have done this with my pudelpointers at that age. Millie also has great "water love". She wants to swim and retrieve in water.
I hunted Millie a lot in her first season with me. She pointed worked well with my older dogs when I put all three on the ground together. She is also beginning to "back" or honor my older dogs points.
If you want a versatile gundog: this is the kind of dog that you want.
Pat Chant
"Dances with Dogs"

Submitted by: Fed and Vicky on Mar 27, 2014
When you pursue an Ironwire GWP, you will not be disappointed. Adam and Amy do their homework on everything from carefully selected breed lines to ensuring that the dog you get is right for you. They truly care about the breed and strive to find homes for many other dogs through the National GWP Rescue. Our dog is a natural pointer/retriever. He went through Ben Garcia’s expert training the summer of 2013 which honed his natural abilities even greater. As a pup pre-training, our dog would point anything that moved from ants to airplanes. He has tremendous drive outside but settles in when indoors, the perfect companion for us. Ironwire is known as one of the top GWP breeders in the country. If you have a question that cannot be easily answered, Ironwire immediately reaches out to the other top breeders who they keep in close contact with.
In summary, I heartily endorse Ironwire. Your experience with them will be amazing from initial contact to well after your dog has left. When you own an Ironwire dog, you establish a long term relationship with a breeder that is committed to producing the best dog possible.
Submitted by: Spense S on Jan 26, 2014
Our pup came home in March 2013, she is now just over 1 yr old, she came out of "F" Litter. I was looking for a dog that was mild mannered, good with kids, but an able hunter. Also we requested a non-Alpha female/male b/c we had an older Alpha male (90 lb mutt) at home. Arrow has proven to be a great addition to our family, she is great with the kids and allows the older male to "rule the roost". But outside the house, she is an incredible athlete, mindful and willing to learn. She has a great nose and a joy to be around. I have done some training with her on my own, but am looking to finish her this Summer to be ready for next Fall. I am confident she will train-up well and be a great hunter.
Submitted by: Greg Simon on Jan 13, 2014
I would echo what most of these positive comments say; you will immediately realize how lucky you are to be working with Adam. I honestly couldn't be happier with the entire experience. I'd sadly have to disagree with some of the comments on this page as I clearly have the best dog in the world. Ever. End of story. Thanks again Adam, my dog is so cool.
Submitted by: Terry Williams on Jan 06, 2014
My review is a little different than everyone else in the fact that Adam actually helped us get a GWP from a GWP rescue. He had the dog brought up from Arizona for use to check him out. We were really suprised on everything he went through to make sure we understood what we were getting into and what we wanted out of the GWP. We basically wanted a GWP that was a mild mannered house dog. SO now we have a beautiful 96lb. GWP named Gunther that has been super amazing. He is a totally lover and very obedient companion. I couldn't ask anything more from. Also along the way Adam was always checking in to make sure everything was going good or whether or not we had any questions.

Thanks Adam and I hope you have a happy new year!!
Submitted by: Ben on Dec 25, 2013
Every now and then as a trainer I am asked to recommend a breeder. Sometimes one has to think of something to say to help recommend the pups but not in this case. When it comes to German Wirehairs I think it should all be natural, nothing covered up and that is what I have found working with Adam and Amy Cunningham and Ironwire German Wirehair Pointers. Since the start of our friendship and dog relationship nothing has been covered up. Adam and Amy’s focus has been natural dogs that hunt birds and that prove that conformation plays an important role in the function of a good hunting dog. I would recommend that one should go to the house and meet the dogs. Try to find one that hasn’t been hunted and proven him/herself. When we started with Fritz Adam flat told me “all I want is a dog that I can hunt, finds birds and listens to me” . Almost four years later the goal is the same though now I run Fritz in Field Trials and have had multiple placements with him. Fritz has shown me that he lives and dies finding birds for me every time I run him. The goal for a breeder is to breed and produce better than your stock. Last summer I watched the first litter of Fritz/Dolly pups exceed this standard when I had the chance to work with 4 of these pups. I have trained for many of the top breeders over the last ten years. I have only met a few that tell you to come out to my private hunting grounds and shoot some birds over my dogs, this is the standard of Adam and Amy’s breeding program. As the years continue I know that the success of this breeding program will come from one thing, the heart and desire of Adam and Amy and a love to watch dogs point wild birds and watch them proudly deliver the birds to your hand….enjoy!

Ben Garcia
Submitted by: Tom Shoemaker on Nov 04, 2013
We bought our pup in March of 2013, Halle is now about 10 1/2 months old and has been a true joy for our family. She is very loving to our young boys and really enjoys our older kids as well. Halle spent a few months with Ben Garcia this summer and really has opened up her potential as a hunting dog. She has a great nose, an aggressive point and a HUGE drive for finding birds. We just recently came back from a hunt in south Dakota where she had several great points and her second retrieve of a rooster. Just last night she also got on a series of wild birds here in Nebraska and pointed very well. She is a patient hunter in the field and a great dog in the home. Looking forward to many great years. Adam has done a great job at selecting this pup for us as well as selecting his breeding line. Can't say enough positives about Ironwire GWP.

Submitted by: Suzanne Oslander on Jul 30, 2013
I received a liver GWP puppy from Adam in February and could not be happier. Boomer is 8 months old currently getting ready to take his NAVHDA Natural Ability test. He has wonderful drive in the field and a love of the water. The most important thing for me is his temperament. He works hard in the field but settles down in the house. I have 3 young grandchildren and he is gentle with them. Adam is very supportive of people who have his puppies and always available to discuss his experience and give advice. I would recommend Ironwire German Wirehaired Pointers.
Submitted by: Joe H on Jul 29, 2013
Adam is great. We lived close enough to visit the pups numerous times before we finally took Murphy home. Adam and his wife were great in letting visit on any day and any time we coul squeeze it in. Murphy is a all liver pup with a small white patch on his chest. His coloration is perfect and his beard is already huge at 7 months! He is currently training at hideaway kennels with Ben Garcia who is excellent as well. He was pointing birds on the first day of training and continues to excell which I attribut to the excellent blood lines Adam requires for his pups. Murph is great with te family as well. We have two kids, ages 2.5 and 2 months and Murph is a gentle family dog when in the house. I would not hesitate to buy another pup from Ironwire!
Submitted by: Mike Wallisch on Jul 02, 2013
We purchased a puppy from Ironwire this spring. She has been retrieving since the first day we brought her home and has pointed several grouse while out on trail runs in NW Colo. Looking forward to seeing how she develops this fall during hunting season. She is very energetic and usually has her nose to the ground.
Submitted by: Cristina on May 06, 2013
We got our beautiful solid liver baby in March, and at the tender age of three months we got to see her very very birdy drive. She loves birds! At this point she doesn't care what type, but I know by fall she will be a lean mean hunting machine. Adam is great. He is extremely knowledgeable and you can see is passion for his dogs. Highly recommend his dogs. Not just for hunting but as wonderful well tempered family members! Thanks again, Adam!
Submitted by: Monica B on Oct 31, 2012
Our pup is simply amazing. Easily the most even tempered young dog we have ever owned ..... until he is down to business looking for birds. He is running Puppy and will be for a while as he is still young ..... but he is off to a great start, doing well in Field Trials this fall and even placing. Our young daughter showers love on him and he just basks in the attention. He also gets along extremely well with our 8 year old lab. Just a great addition to the family. Ironwire invests a lot of energy in breeding the right dogs to get the best result and then spends the time to get them socialized to meet the wide world.
Submitted by: Amanda S . on Oct 27, 2012
We are not hunting people and were looking for a great dog to join our family of five including 3 young children aged between 2 and 8 years old.
We charged Adam with selecting the best pup for us from the litter of 5 knowing that selecting a suitable dog for our family setting was very important to us.
Our female puppy is now 5 months old and we could not be happier. Adam was always available to answer questions and accommodate our visits, which was important as we had to travel 100 miles each time to visit the litter and get acquainted with the puppies.
We would strongly recommend Ironwire to anyone wanting to own a German wire-haired pointer.
Submitted by: David Smith on Oct 23, 2012
I had researched the Breed of German Wirehaired Pointers for 2 years before i found Adam. My wife and i were looking for a new pup not only to hunt but to be a family dog as well. I called Adam and that was it! The experience was nothing but awesome! Adam and Amy were awesome. They made us feel like we were family and answered all are questions and still do. We have 2 Daughters 1 that's 5 and the other 7 and they instantly fell in love with our "Lady". She has been an awesome dog! Having a Golden Retriever that's coming up on retirement, Lady has somehow made him young again. She has awesome Hunting instincts and retrieves to hand without command. I've only had her on Frozen Birds and can't wait to get her on live Birds. Lady can run all day and still has energy to play with my daughters until they say " Daddy i'am tired ". I told Adam what i was looking for and he made the match and it's been great. My Family and i will definately be purchasing another Ironwire pup. If you want a Breeder who cares about the Breed and is willing to help in whatever way they can, Ironwire is the place to go.
Submitted by: Bridger P on Oct 18, 2012
When compared to other breeders, Adam sets himself apart because of his approach to matching dogs with prospective owners. He understands that matching a pup with a good home is the key to ensuring that the dog and owner are as satisfied as possible. His commitment to not only prospective owners but perhaps most importantly, the dog, is supremely evident.

Furthermore, his understanding and genuine appreciation of the GWP breed contributes immensely to his dedicated breed stock objectives. Simply said, Adam won't pursue a litter if he is not certain that the best possible traits will be exposed in the litter. This said, I've hunted behind several of his dogs, all of which are very impressive on wild birds.

Beyond his commitment to developing the best GWP hunting line(s), and perhaps most important, lies a certain love for the breed. Proof of this love is evident in the selfless dedication to the animals he and his wife, Amy, foster through the GWP Rescue of Colorado.

Also, it's worth mentioning that Adam and his wife Amy are genuinely good people which is clearly demonstrated by that fact that all of his customers are friends!
Submitted by: Dr. Mark H. Gander on Oct 12, 2012
I've had experience with 3 different GWPs over the course of 17 straight years. They are outstanding hunters whether for quail, dove, pheasant, duck or goose. If you are looking for a dog that will break ice to retrieve waterfowl or run all day in a field without tiring, then a German Wirehair is an excellent choice. They love the family environment and thrive with positive attention from their owners. My wife and I were looking for a reputable breeder and found Adam and Amy Cunningham in Parker, Colorado. They matched a GWP pup they thought would fulfill my needs and desires and it was a match made in heaven for us. The Cunnighams carefully choose their breeding stock as to afford the best combination of Wirehair lineage. They have been extremely helpful with any information we would ask of them and we couldn't be more pleased with our choice of breeders.

Dr. Mark H. Gander
Submitted by: Tyler Hice on Oct 11, 2012
We brought Zeke home in July, and absolutely love this dog! He's got a great personality and plenty of energy. He's definitely a natural born hunter, as I put him on some live birds a couple of weeks about hunting instinct! If you're looking for a dog that not only hunts, but makes a great family dog, Ironwire is the place to go. Adam has done an excellent job with his dogs! Adam has been great in getting us information on training and the breed in general. We will definitely be getting another dog from Ironwire.
Submitted by: IronwireGWP on Feb 07, 2012
So I will start off by saying that I had been looking for the perfect
dog for quite some time. A mutual friend, Ben Garcia Owner Hideaway
Kennels, introduced Adam Cunningham and I when he found out that Adam
was going to have an upcoming litter of GWP pups. Ben knew that I was
looking for this particular dog and promised me that this would be THE
litter to get one from! After talking with Adam about Ironwire and
meeting Fritz and Dolly I agreed with Ben that this was what I was
looking for in a puppy. When the pups came there was only one male
dropped and with Adam knowing I was looking for a male he gave me the
first pick at it, and I didn’t hesitate at the chance. After having
my male, Hitch, for over a year now I cannot be happier! He is all
that I was looking for in this breed; very driven, but still in
control, loves the field and the water, has a nose on him that rivals
many older dogs that I have hunted with, and very trainable. After
this being the first full season of hunting with Hitch I can support
Ironwire Kennels and my decision to get a GWP from Adam. Hitch is not
only great in the field, but very well behaved around the house also,
the companionship of this breed is unbelievable. The strong willed
versatile GWP has been perfected through the breeding at Ironwire
Kennels! Great dogs with huge hearts and I would recommend them to
anyone looking for a very solid dog!
-Andrew Voos, Greeley, CO
Submitted by: Henry Bird on Feb 05, 2012
I have had the opportunity to hunt behind a number of Adam's dogs as well as having friends who own pups from Ironwire. I would be hard put to say if I was more impressed by the dogs personalities and social behavior with people/other dogs ... or how well they hunted. I am on the list for a pup out of Riot (amazing style and runs all day ... on top of being just a beautiful lady). Can't wait!
Submitted by: Jeffrey Shifflett on Jan 08, 2012
BEST DOG EVER! I brought Ella home in October 2010. Adam was extremely accommodating in helping us fly Ella home to norther california. Adam met us at the airport and Ella flew home as a carryon, sound asleep under the seat. She was a great puppy and very easy to handle. Ella never chewed anything and was comfortable in any new situation. It is only her first season in the duck blind and she is catching on quick. She loves to be out there and has an extremely strong hunting drive. Now we are just building her confidence in chasing down those giant crip greenheads. Her first day out we had 25mph wind and Ella retrieved 4 out of the 7 mallards by 9:00am. The season has been slow due to no weather but she is developing great blind manners and gets better and better each day. No Questions Asked i would do it all over and will definitely be going back to Adam for a second gundog.

Thanks for everything Adam

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