WIREHAIRED POINTING GRIFFONS & PUDELPOINTERS

We appreciate your interest in our dogs and look forward to talking more about adding a pup to your family!

-William Baxter & Dr. Dayna Baxter

Owners, Hampshire Kennels

OUR DOGS

Currently, we are a small operation of three dogs, two of whom are of breeding age.  We introduce one dog at a time after careful selection and research which perhaps makes us the antithesis of a puppy mill.  

Requirements of our breeding line:

All of our dogs are healthy, conformationally sound, and fully vaccinated/dewormed to ensure proper immunity for the pups.  As a veterinarian, I have a particular moral responsibility to the animals that other breeders may not.  Therefore our attention to the important details of health, genetics and husbandry is of highest level.  There are no corners cut, no rules bent and absolutely nothing brushed under the carpet.  Adopters have access to my veterinary advice for the life of the pet as much as can be afforded via telemedecine. This is of great benefit not only to our adopters but to us, as we care to compile all of the long-term data we can from every litter produced by Hampshire Kennels. 

We adopt our breeding line dogs from reputable kennels @ 6-8 weeks of age and train extensively from day one to maximize their skill set, endurance and obedience.  It is important to allow these dogs to work and reach their fullest potential.  We also want our dogs to be socially adept, patient, and trustworthy for families with small children and other pets.  Healthy temperament is at the top tier of our priority list, above looks and performance.  Luckily our pups excel in all three areas.  The exercise program for our dogs includes long distance running, swimming and track/retrieve activities using: pheasant, quail, ducks, and small mammals. Our breeding females have passed the NAVHDA (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association) Natural Abilities Test (NA) by the age of 16 months with a score that meets or exceeds the standard for breeding.  Both Pearl and Turk are actively training for the NAVHDA Utililty Test (UT) in December 2019.  This is a breeding requirement only on the stud side, but we believe in seeing the full potential of each individual dog.  Continued testing through life helps to ensure they maintain and grow their skill set. 

Health tests: We perform all of the required and recommended health tests prior to breeding. 

Griffons:

  • PennHip xrays for measurement of hip laxity (hip dysplasia screening)
  • OFA elbows (elbow dysplasia screening)
  • OFA ophthalmic exam (eye screening)
  • Advanced cardiac database (heart screening – echocardiogram, EKG, xrays, specialist exam)
  • Thyroid database (comprehensive thyroid screen)
  • DNA lineage verification
  • Brucellosis testing (venereal disease)
  • General labs and urinalysis (basic organ function screening) 

Pudelpointers:

  • PennHip xrays  (hip dysplasia screening)
  • OFA elbows 
  • OFA ophthalmic exam 
  • DNA lineage verification
  • Thyroid database
  • Brucellosis testing (venereal disease)
  • General labs and urinalysis (basic organ function screening) 

Stud selection: Stud dogs must meet the NA standard, are UT (or equivalent AKC) tested, and must pass orthopedic, ophthalmic, cardiac, thyroid and DNA screening as well.  At current, we select Studs from outside of our kennel to ensure proper genetic diversity.

Current breeding line dogs: 

Pearl: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, OFA/AKC/NAVHDA registered, NA test score: 106, prize II

Pearl’s Pedigree: http://www.navhda.us/Reports/ReportToPDF.aspx?FN=PedigreeOfficeDistShort&single=true&ExportType=PDF&ExportBookmarks=false&blnPedigree=0&strStartNAVHDANum=008384&strEndNAVHDANum=008384&strRegNum=SR98695203&strBreedCd=GR

Pearl is a fantastic mix of worker and family dog.  She enjoys all dogs and humans and is very loving when she is “off-the-job”.  Without any formal training, Pearl scored extremely well on her NA test at 9 months of age.  She is a cooperative and patient dog who listens well and aims to please.  If you ask Pearl to sit and stay, then get distracted by a phone call, you will come to find her exactly as you left her 20 minutes later.  She is an excellent athlete, running upwards of 15 miles for endurance at times and loves to swim.  Physically, she is really a gorgeous example of a WPG with a soft coat and blonde highlights on her face.  She has more of a red tone and lots of white with a slender and feminine facial structure.  Pearl has a beautifully athletic figure and the best personality we have seen in a Griff thus far.  

Turk (female):  Pudelpointer, NAVDHA/AKC registered, NA test: 110/Prize 1

Turk’s Pedigree: http://www.navhda.us/Reports/ReportToPDF.aspx?FN=PedigreeOfficeDistShort&single=true&ExportType=PDF&ExportBookmarks=false&blnPedigree=0&strStartNAVHDANum=005240&strEndNAVHDANum=005240&strBreedCd=PP

Turk is a natural.  Ripsnorter’s Kennel gave us some magic with this girl.  She is a tomboy with an outstanding retrieving drive.  It’s possible she would die if left at a tennis court with an auto-server…she just won’t stop.  Like Pearl, Turk also is very eager to please and enjoys learning new skills.  Despite being rough-and-tumble, she has a soft side, snuggling up with the family whenever possible.  Her tracking and pointing skills are spot-on.  Pudelpointers have a broad variety of looks: some with very little accent coat (furnishings), others a bit wiry on the trunk and fully bearded.  We call Turk “The bristle brush” .  She isn’t mistaken for a Lab, as she has lots of accent hair mainly on her head, face/beard.  Turk’s body coat is moderately coarse, but sleek and skiny.  You can feel the coarser, longer hairs as you run your hand along her, but the coarse hairs lay flat given her a sleeker, less shaggy look.  She has a small patch of white on her chest and hints of chocolate brown on the tips of her face and ears.  Turk is expected to produce both brown and black puppies. Although the majority of PPs are brown, jet black is also a breed standard. We personally think her coloring is very distinguished.  Turk’s body shape is very impressive – long with slender yet muscular legs and perfect angular conformation.  Her length lends to a distinct waist and a top line that is straight as an arrow when on point.  Turk has so much character and  is a perfect example of what good breeders can produce.  

We are looking forward to Turk’s first litter Summer 2020. She has passed all health tests. 

Gallery of our dogs:

PEARL: Kuiu’s Bearded Honey Badger

TURK – Ripsnorter’s Werewolf Tryst

CONTACT

Phone/email:

William Baxter: 832-767-8788

Email: whbaxter912@mac.com

Dayna Baxter, DVM @ Hampshire Veterinary Clinic: 832-767-8693

Email: dbaxter@hampshiremobilevet.com

Website: http://hampshiremobilevet.com/

Hampshire Kennels address

11607 Ashcroft Dr. 

Houston, TX 77035

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