Welcome to our website and thank you for taking a virtual tour to learn more about us and
Wireswest GWPs in central Oregon. We have owned several other sporting breeds over the
years but the German Wirehaired Pointer became our breed of choice in 1997. We were
searching for a breed that could do it all... have the stamina for hunting the steep
unforgiving chukar country day after day, charge through the thick briars and cattails to pin
a rooster, handle the frigid waters of waterfowl hunting, and most importantly - have a calm,
stable temperament to be a family house dog. After our first GWP, we never looked back.
Our dogs make excellent family companions and
have the ability to switch gears from being calm in
the house and the family comedian to a hard
charging, focused, high powered hunter in the field.
We use to hunt 40 to 50 days/year but now that we are retired from our
"real jobs" we are able to spend even more time hunting, Over the last 3
years, we have spent 4 - 6 weeks hunting in either Montana, South
Dakota, Wyoming, and/or Nevada for pheasants, Huns, chukars, and
waterfowl before we return to Oregon to finish out the season. Our time in
the field behind our dogs gives us the opportunity to properly evaluate our
dog's performance and make responsible decisions about our breeding
program. We only breed our selected best dogs.
We are avid bird hunters first and foremost but during the
rest of the year, we exhibit and compete our GWPs in AKC
and NAVHDA field events and conformation shows to
demonstrate their strong natural hunting abilities, stable
temperament, stamina, boldness and desire, trainability, and
correct breed conformation standards. Our dogs not only
compete against other GWPs in field events, but all AKC
Our dogs are trained and handled in all field competition
events by us, not by professional (pros) trainers. We are
often in direct competition with pros and other amateur
handlers who's dogs were trained by pros and we seem to
hold our own. Field trials and tests provide the opportunity
for us to see where our GWPs "stack up" against all other
pointing breeds and help evaluate our breeding program.
Wireswest German Wirehaired Pointers
Smith Rocks, July 2016
Montana, November 2016
We are not a commercial kennel and our dogs are house dogs.
German Wirehaired Pointers are our passion, not our living.
South Dakota, November 2017