For over 45 years we have honed our lines to produce outstanding family gundogs. The foundation of our line is FC Dixieland’s Rusty HOF, the dog that revolutionized the German Shorthaired Pointer.
We were fortunate enough to find this line back in the late eighties and recognized what Rusty had to offer the breed, and set about making sure that we’d have tightly and carefully line bred Rusty offspring for generations to come.
Only a handful of breeders can boast to having Rusty Grandson’s and Granddaughters still producing today and we have three of them! Today most of our breeding stock males and females line back to Rusty at least three times, and some eight to ten in just six or seven generations.
At WildRose German Shorthaired Pointer’s we have incorporated the absolute finest of Dixieland’s Rusty, Dixieland’s Luke, Koonas, Brown L, Beir’s Evolution, and Ybold’s lines to our kennel. We combine these old Lines with such great lines as FC/NFC NRC’s Magnum’s Touch Of Gold, FC/NFC MRK’s Western Pride, FC/NFC Rincon’s Slick Willy, FC/NFC Big Oaks Snap E Tom and others.
Our goal has not changed either. Whether your desire is to compete in AKC, NAVHDA, NSTRA, Walking Gun Dog trials, AKC horse back trials, and to do so with a great companion, or simply to have the perfect Family Hunting Companion, WildRose German Shorthairs will serve you well. Our dogs have won, placed, and qualified in all these venues but continue every day to excel in the most important venue of all as family gun dogs.
Each mating has a purpose, each puppy is different, what makes our dogs so versatile and popular no matter where they are, comes from our respect for our customers and our working very hard to match the right dog to every family.
What makes the WildRose German Shorthaired Pointer Something Special?
First and most importantly our dogs are our life! Our dogs are proven every day of every hunting season, as they are the beginning and end of our Guided Hunt business, if they don’t hunt, and please our guests we would not be in business today! Our early and consistent success in the field trial game simply proves that our dogs will succeed, and make you proud in any venue.
Personality: No matter how well bred a dog is you will never be able to appreciate their full potential unless they want to please you.
Biddability: A term you may hear often in dog circles but what does it mean? At WildRose biddable means one thing, a dog that is willing and eager to learn, and work with you as a team. No matter how much talent a dog has, or how loving they are if they do not respond easily to training, they will always be a problem, hence biddability is key to our breeding program.
Drive: All of my dogs hunt an average of seventy five to one hundred ten days per year in rough, rocky, cactus covered Texas Mesquite brush land and are always ready to make another go. Whether here at home or on the Prairies of the North and West they prove every year to “have what it takes” to put birds in the bag, as many days as I’m willing to hunt.
Natural ability: Staunch on point, discriminating noses in any climate or weather condition, insatiable desire, and a natural retrieve are the minimum basic requirements for any WildRose Shorthair.
Versatility: While the main focus of the breed in this country has been on pointing and retrieving upland game, as originally intended the GSP (German Shorthaired Pointer) was bred to do everything from pointing upland and small game, to retrieving waterfowl, to trailing wounded game or even hunting large dangerous game such as the European Wild Boar. At the end of the day the same dog was expected to quietly lay on the floor of the hunt masters home, and to guard his home and family while he was away. As I continue to make my primary living as a hunting guide and outfitter and hunt exclusively German Shorthaired Pointers this most certainly has not been lost in our lines as we rely heavily on versatility through out the season.
Each year on our fall trip to the prairies of the Dakotas, Kansas, and Montana these same dogs and their offspring prove they can handle anything the prairie grouse, Huns, and pheasant have to offer as well. Here at home they are just as happy retrieving a duck, tracking down a wild boar or wounded buck, as they are pointing a covey or single!
Our own dogs live either in the house with my family full time or spend time rotating in and out, hence these are the characteristics we strive to breed in every dog.