Vom Hinterland Kennels WILL NOT sell puppies by color. We DO NOT guarantee color,markings, depth of roaning, or solid heads.
PLANNED GSP LITTERS
Current and future breedings are listed here. Please note that for future breedings, all dates are estimates (including both heat cycle/breeding dates and whelping dates). Please take a look at our policies here as they explain deposits and expectations that come with purchasing a puppy, and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Our policies are the backbone of our breeding program. The intent of our policies are to preserve the health and well-being of our dogs and puppies, now and for generations to come. Requesting to be exempt from any policy will result in immediate termination of any consideration to own one of our dogs or puppies. We only place our puppies in serious hunting, testing, and working homes. These puppies will be required to test in a Navhda Natural Ability Test.
Most responsible breeders look first for working homes, then show homes, and lastly pet homes. The German Shorthaired Pointer has grown to a top 25 registered breed with the AKC, so it is obvious that a great many are going to pet homes. People see some of the gundog breeds leading very quiet sedentary lives and imagine that all gundog breeds are the same, with the same requirements. This is a dangerous generalization. Some dogs in every breed are going to behave outside the norm for their breed. A German Shorthaired Pointer, by its very breeding for a highly difficult and complex number of expectations, is not going to be a norm within the gundog group. They have been bred to work outside in all weathers, eight hours a day, seven days a week, and some of them are capable of doing just that. They need plenty of varied exercise, they need human love and companionship and they need occupying. They are very much like children and are slow to mature, some never do, and their adolescence can be very trying. They are physically strong dogs with strong wills and need consistent handling from the cradle to the grave. Discipline with a capital D and Training with a capital T often stifles the initiative and can produce hard headed dogs. Many are like a piece of elastic, the harder you pull your end the further away the other end becomes.
One of a German Shorthaired Pointer's most endearing traits is his love for his people and unless brought up from a very small puppy to kenneling, prefer to live as one of the family. They are remarkable for their companionship traits and do not thrive away from people. Many dogs come into rescue for just this reason. If you have to chastise a German Shorthaired Pointer the "more in sorrow than anger" approach usually works best. They should never be allowed to exercise without supervision. A good home does not need acres of land for him to roam. Nor is it possible to share a picture perfect yard with one, unless you fence off a fairly large piece of it for him to enthusiastically turn into his dug up and worn down play area. If shut out side or inside for long periods on their own they can become very noisy and destructive. They can also use their considerable smarts and initiative to escape in order to find the company, exercise, and interest that they need. Before taking one on, be very sure that all members of your family are equally keen. Are you young, strong, and patient? Do you love long walks? Live within easy reach of the countryside or large park? This is not the breed for the elderly, no matter how active, and young children can get knocked down by a thoughtless young dog. They have an average life expectancy of 10-12 years, so unless you can see your future stretching before you without overseas postings, or having to change your accommodation into places where pets are not allowed, don't have one. It will break both yours and the dogs' heart to part and they are not the easiest breed to re-home.
Before considering adding a GSP to be your next family member please do your research. This breed requires a lot of work and dedication. They are not for everyone.
Click on the logos above for information on our local Texas Navhda Chapters and information on testing dates.
We will give preference to serious HUNTING, TESTING & WORKING homes. We will consider companion homes under the right circumstances.
We suggest all of our pups to test in a Navhda Natural Ability Test.
Puppy Price: $1500
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Fall 2021 Is Estimated Time Of Heat Cycle.