Rocky Mountain Kennels
William H Wessels
Rocky Mountain Kennels
William H Wessels
18501 Highway 20-26
Caldwell, IDAHO 83607
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the Breeding of the Wesslpointer Click on the
HISTORY OF THE WESSLPOINTER
Field Development and Energy
Are you considering a VHD and wondering what the
Wessls are like? They are active; think pointer
energy with the retrieving desire of the lab!
Not unlike any other hunting dog, but she is
intense. When she figured out the retrieving
dummies were on the mantle or in the garage, she
wouldn't and still won't stop trying to get to
them. Before we picked Brie up at 52 days I
wondered what level of prey drive and "birdiness"
she would have. Those thoughts and concerns are
gone. At 8 weeks she would scent a bird wing on
the lawn from 20 or 30 feet downwind and race to
it. At 4 months old she was fairly
uncontrollable when searching out quail, ducks
and pheasants on our daily field trips. At 7
months, her attitude in the field changed and
she showed a much better level of cooperation.
She ranges from 30 to 300 yards out depending on
cover and my attention to her, but she always
checks back and works with me. Don't get me
wrong, when she is distracted she doesn't hear
well but when she realizes I want her back she
is headed my way at a run.
At home she isn't needy, she doesn't want to
be on your lap or in your face and if she isn't
sleeping, chewing on a bone or bringing you a
toy, she is headed to the back yard to
hunt .....anything. On the other hand she sleeps
all night on the dog bed (one side r corner of
our king bed) with no problem.
Thank you! I
wanted to reach out to say a
huge, heartfelt THANK YOU for
breeding such wonderful dogs. As anyone
can see, these dogs are beautiful. Echo
grabs attention everywhere she goes, but
looks are just the surface for these
Echo is so smart.
At 13wks, we can already tell that Echo
is brilliant! When we picked her up at
8wks, she slept through the night in the
tent with us on the drive home from
Idaho and has slept through the night in
her crate since then. She has had very
few housetraining accidents and has
learned house manners extremely quickly.
She knowsso many
commands: sit, down, roll over, stay,
wait, find it, take, give, fetch, leave
it, go potty. She took to fetch so
Echo is so brave. We
found just one thing that spooked her
(the sprayer on a hose) and she got over
that with just a handful of kibble and a
gentle introduction. At just 10wks old
she slept through fireworks only 100ft
away! We’re very confident that gun
training will go well, starting in
September. She has already started
naturally pointing robins, flickers, and
woodpeckers in the yard. Best part is,
she looks to me instead of chasing. It’s
Echo is a dogs dog. She
runs puppy playtime and respects adult
dogs. We can’t wait for her to be fully
vaccinated so she can go to the dog park
and fine-tune her play skills. She’s
pretty rowdy when she plays, but I can
tell she’s learning quickly! She is
already learning how to temper her play
style for smaller/younger/shyer dogs and
she defends other puppies who are being
Echo is also sweet and cuddly.
She loves being held on her back and
being kissed on the head. And, we’ve
noticed that she is particularly gentle
with toddler-age humans. But, she’s
definitely mouthy with us, especially
when she’s tired.I’d
love to know, do you have any advice for
discouraging biting? She’s
good at listening to “leave it” when she
grabs an object, but she is really
mouthy with skin! Maybe it’s just a
puppy impulse control issue?
See her adventure! I
started an Instagram for Echo.You
can see her adventures atwww.Instagram.com/EchoTheNug and
through Instagram we’ve met some other
owners of Wesslpointers, like John from
Sedro-Woolley, WA (Apr 2018 chocolate
female – Ripley) (www.Instagram.com/garmonsters).
Advancing the breed.
I can already tell that Wessls are the
perfect dog breed for us and I tell
everyone I can about them! I’m very
invested in making sure this breed lives
on well into the future. Since Google
reviews were a decision-point for us,
I’ve already left a Google review for
Rocky Mountain Kennels.If
there’s anything I can do to help with
advancing this breed and your brand,
please let me know. I have
experience in website development and
marketing, and would love to help
promote this breed—to support your
business and the longevity of the breed!
I just wanted to let you know that we
absolutely love our puppy. He is smart,
energetic, loving and everything that we
want in a puppy. I also wanted to ask if
you were going to have any other litters
soon because we may want another puppy
or a family member of ours is looking
for a puppy and may be interested in one
of your Wessle pointers. Let me know
Here's some recent video of Chica
doing water retrieves. I haven't
worked with her a whole lot this
summer, but I think she's doing
really great. I'm already looking
forward to both duck hunting and
pheasant hunting his fall. She's
not only a wonderful house pet,
she's going to be a great hunting
companion, Chris is attached to
her as much or I am and we wouldn't
sell her for a million dollars.
Here are the pictures that I
took on her first hunting trip. After I
shot the first bird, I showed it to her
and let her smell it. After that she
was on the pheasants like she had been
doing it for years. I shot 9 more birds
on the trip. She retrieved 5 of them
that I had killed and brought them right
back to me. I wounded 4 others that she
ran down, located them in the brush and
brought those right back to me. On the
last day of hunting, she pointed to a
spot that my hunting partner walked in
on. No bird flushed but Coco would not
give up her point. My partner started
lifting up brush and branches off the
ground. Coco dove in and came up with a
mouth full of feathers. The rooster
took off running and Coco was after it.
After what I estimate 100 yards, Coco
dove into the wind break and came up
with the bird. She brought it right
back to me. It had a broken wing. So
she got that one by herself.
I would recommend your dogs to anyone.
She is also a great house dog and
companion. I have 6 and 10 year old
grandchildren and she loves playing with
If your considering a VHD for the first time,
true versatility requires some patient training
to bring out the best in pointing, retrieving,
and tracking but Brie
has been a natural at all three." Scott
I've been very happy with Jake.
Thanks for breeding such a great
dog. A little back ground, I had
always had Retrievers. Labs,
Chesapeakes, and a Golden Retriever.
I had never trained a pointer
before. Well these Wessls are pretty
intelligent dogs and very easy to
train. Jake is now 3 years old and
has 3 yrs of hunting Chukars, Huns
and Quail under his belt. He is rock
solid on his points. Has a great
nose. Covers a lot of ground and he
can run all day. I haven't had a day
where I've been able to wear him
out. He hunts well with my buddy's
dog, honors points but hunts for me
and doesn't worry about what the
other dog is up to. Loves kids and
people. I've never taken him Duck
hunting but I can't keep him out of
the water. He's a great swimmer.
Just had him out today swimming in
Lake Lowell and the Ice has just
come of the lake.
My wife told me that he wouldn't be
allowed in the house but she's the
first one to let him in. She even
lets him sleep on the old couch
sometimes. He's well behaved in the
I've attached a few pictures so you can
see what he looks like and see how he is
doing. The smaller of the two dogs in
the first picture is my Daughters dog.
Sophie. As you know Jake is her sire.
She is just 9 months in this Picture.
Thanks for a great dog.
"Hi William, Leah is almost 3 years old! Time has flown by. Just an update and another thank you to such an amazing pup.
Leah has become such a close member of our family. We have asked so much of her, and she has delivered more than we
have asked. We have quite an extensive family filled with children and many grand children of all ages. From the day
we brought her home she has been gentle with the small children, and a great companion for the older ones. She has never
snapped, growled, or become impatient with any of them. She only offers love to all. The little ones hug on her, lay on her,
and kiss on her, she seems to love it! She is so full of love, and spreads it to anyone and everyone. She is so eager to please,
and be a part of whatever is going on. She seems to always know where she is needed. She will lay with you when you are sick,
take a walk with you, or stay by your side to keep you from the possibility of loneliness. Leah is always prepared to work,
and is so excited to “work” (obedience training).Sadly we do not hunt, and yet, her hunting instincts shine through. She will sniff out,
track, guide, and point to critters, and things interest to her. We get great joy of watching her do what she was bred to do without
any training... all pure instinct! We are in awe of her brilliance. We could not as for a better addition to our family.
Thank you so much again for such an amazing breed. We are hoping to add another in a few years! "
purchased one of
your puppies and
absolutely love her!
We were curious if
you have or will
have any puppies
available around the
first of the year. I
appreciate your time
And have a great
"Just bought the male pup from Cabelas parking lot, this last Sunday. Would love to have his birth date. Impressed with this pup.
Would like to be put on the list for a female, maybe 3 years down the road. I have never had a pup this well behaved.
Sleeps through the night from the get go. Calm, wiling to please. Awesome personality. Instead of researching, we bought on site.ates.
What a blessing. We would enjoy being put on an email update of your Kennel. Good Job. Raised and showed Waking Horses for years,
not interested in breeding now, just hunting dog, that is a pleasure.
Wessels has trained all breeds
of pointers and retrievers professionally for
over 30 years. THE Kennels has training
grounds with Boise river frontage, as well as duck
ponds, river brush and farm ground to train on.
Dog boarding available and offers a discount
for long term boarding.
Specializing in the
introduction of dogs to e-collar training and
Modern indoor kennels with
skylights and floor heat.
William H Wessels has professionally trained all
breeds of gun dogs for over 30 years
creates the finished ultimate gun dog.
Stylish Upland Points, Intelligent Game Finesse, Bold Water Entries,
Soft Mouth Retrieves, Affectionate Family
Truly America's Versatile Gun