Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: 3 miles NW of Brownells retail store and they keep me broke!
I am an old man, knee replacements and all. I raised sold and trialed German Shorthaired Pointers for years. I retired in 2007 from a job that required strapping pole climbers on my legs and climbing aloft. I got a young guy started in the dog business prior to retiring and turned over my bloodline to him. 6R Upland Kennels can be viewed on facebook.
A year after the knee replacement I was bored so went back to work as a maintenance man for the local school district. The shop is 2 blocks from my home and I needed the insurance. I had a new bounce in my step....well better than it was anyway so I started thinking about a bird dog again. Well finally 2 years ago in July I went to visit Chris Riddle at 6R Upland Kennels and he had a litter of the blockhead Moesgaard shorthairs in a pen. Chis asked me which one I thought was pick of the litter. They were all perfect and Isaid
I can't tell this quickly...gonna have to study them awhile. So study I did for an hour and a half and then picked a big blocky short coupled male. i said that one right there Chris would be my pick. Chris picked him up handed him to me and said buddy he is yours! I have had a new lease on life ever since. Roy has pointed and retrieved 21 rooster peasants so far this season and has taken 10-15 lbs off of this old man. it is my firm belief that every man should have a bird dog of some kind.
As for the OP's pointer....what a beautiful dog! I have hunted with every breed there is and I like them all. I will never diss on another man's choice in breed. I believe that the owner has 95% of the responsibility for how the dog turns out regardless of breed. Pointers tend to be hard headed! I like that! Because once that is funneled into positive traits they won't give up on those traits.
I just recently picked up a GSP puppy. She is now 12 weeks old and pointing a wing, retrieving it and coming on command. Still pees in the house if grandpa falls asleep in his chair but that isn't the puppies fault. She is black and is out of R Uplands "Blade" who after much research came from Canada via Germany....actually Deutsch Kurzaar which is German for GSP.
Never met a dog man that I didn't like. Good luck with the pointer my friend...I can tell from the pictures that he comes from very good stock. Just make sure that he knows that you are the alpha male and that he can't control you and it will all be good!