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Looking at getting a GWP pup. Anyone have a recommended breeder or insight on the breed? Prices seem to vary greatly and I'm not afraid to pay for quality but not sure where that line is.

The dog will be a family dog and used primarily for upland hunting ruffed and sharp tails with some occasional duck work.

I'd also be interested in hearing other breed recommendations.

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The GWP is a great breed with lots of versatility. Good coats for busting brush piles and makes pulling out burrs easy. Most of the breeders I know are in western Wisconsin, don't know if distance is a concern. You could check GWPCA dot com and check for breeders in your area.

Brittanies and Setters have been staples in the Grouse woods for a long time.

I would say if Grouse is on the menu, a field trial breeder wouldn't be the best choice. Look for one that does a lot in the NAVHDA Hunt Tests.

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backwoods kennels Greg Dixon. greatdogs and I can attest to that by setting many of them run and hunt

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A coworker and myself both bought wirehair pointers from Funks Kennels. We are both very pleased. He has the best blood lined dogs for the cheapest price. I took mine out today for his first hunt on a game farm and he was awesome. I have never had a pointer or trained one and I am happy with my choice. He definitely has the instinct and is easy to train

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backwoods kennels Greg Dixon. greatdogs and I can attest to that by setting many of them run and hunt

X2...Greg and Liz are great people that aregreat stewards of the breed. Very knowledgeable and eager to share advice. Bruce and Sue Mueller of St. Croix Wirehairs also have some good dogs, and was who Greg pointed me to after talking about wants and needs. Couldn't have been happier!

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I will second backwoods kennel Dixons are great people and have outstanding dogs.

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