We live on a little acreage in the farmlands of Idaho. We are a family including 5 kids, animals, and always bird dogs. We have been owned by English Pointers, Setters and GSHs. Each earned a place in our hearts. Our ultimate bird dog would be an instinctual hunter, trainable, and mostly a great family dog and connected companion. Now we can share our secret we found the package deal in the funny Griffon. Enjoy our pictures and stories, everyone is OUTBACK bred. Christy and Elliott
Goals at Idaho Outback Griffons
My philosophy is to produce a puppy at the height of his potential. We start by carefully selecting our breeding stock. I use AKC registered, health screened, and tested dogs, that gives us the best chance to produce a healthy, long lived dog.
My second goal is to raise our dogs like a house hold pet as well as a hunting companion and a best friend for my boys. I never have more than 5 dogs on the place, it is all I can bond to properly. We Co-Own with friends, so other dogs in our breeding program have their own family life.
All the puppies are raised off my kitchen and are handled from day one. There was a great study done by the monks who raise quality German Shepherds. They discovered techniques all of which involve early handling and human interaction. They were able to create more adjusted and
trainable adult animals. So once they begin crawling about they are underfoot, placed all day in the center of the action where even a crowd can't get ignored.
Weather permitting they are kenneled at night and taught about grass or paper in the house. I love vari-kennels they are excellent as their dog den and as a tool in house training and transporting. We start introducing them at an early age to water, wings, and all sorts of exploring.
Lastly I want to retain their natural versatile hunting
abilities so all our breeding animals hunt and are close
range dogs. Though we do not participate in the local
NAVDA groups these dogs would do well in that venue.
Several of our puppies and owners have tested very high
This is a wonderful organization that gives you a way to
test both your dogs natural abilities and you developing
AKC has some great opportunities in confirmation but also has obedience and working dog competitions. I can't can't wait for someone to take one of these guys
through an agility course. I think they could
sweep this sort of thing, and someday I intend to participate myself. My high point is getting the right
puppy to the right folks, we work so much with them we know their personalities, and make it our goal for you
to know your puppy by the time he arrives.
All puppies are sold with a 30 month Genetic Health Guarantee.
BLOG and FACEBOOK
I have a fairly energetic BLOG as well as an associated FACEBOOK Page
The BLOG will follow the development of each litter. It also contains rambling news. I am told it is addicting, just to be warned.
We will be breeding a couple of our females next year. I keep a running waiting list for these upcoming pups. I want my puppy people to have a great adventure. We pay attention to details. You will have to wait a little longer for an Outback bred puppy but some things are just worth the wait:}