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We proudly support the Versatile Hunting Dog Federation, Pheasants Forever, and Idaho Chukar Foundation.

 

 

 

WESSLPOINTER/ORIGINATOR,

WILLIAM H WESSELS,

HAS PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED  ALL BREEDS OF GUN DOGS FOR  OVER 30 YEARS.

 

 

 

 

Wesslpointer Breed Standard:

                    Males           Females

Height:        23 to 26"        21 to 24"

 

Weight:     50 to 70 lbs     40 to 55 lbs

 

Coat: Lab type Double Coat, Medium   Density

 

Gait: Ground Covering, Energy Efficient, Light on Feet

 

 

                                                 

 

 

Rocky Mountain Kennels

William H Wessels

Owner/Trainer

THE WESSLPOINTER

 

208-371-6040

Rocky Mountain Kennels

William H Wessels

18501 Highway 20-26

Caldwell, IDAHO 83607

 

wessels@netzero.net

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Wesslpointer Notes

 

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.  

 

William,

Just a quick not to express our gratitude for the amazing dogs you breed.  Leah has become such a great addition to our family.

 

Hi Bill,

This is Dean from Gig Harbor, WA. I have Chica, who is from your March, 2013 litter.  I am in Boise visiting my daughter after a pheasant hunt in Wyoming.  Chica is really coming into her own this year.  The last two years has been weak for me on both ducks and pheasants so Chica didnít get much field experience.  This year I had a couple of fair duck hunts and she is doing really well on her water retrieves. She is a sweetheart in the blind.  Very patient, calm, and steady.  She is picking up had signals quickly.

 She did well on the Wyoming pheasant hunt.  As a novice upland hunter,  I have a tendency to try and control her too much, but she is teaching me to trust her.  Youíll see what I mean in the short YouTube video.   As you will see, two Drahthaars are in front of her but miss the bird.  Chica picks up the sent, wheels around and finds the bird.  https://youtu.be/z55agrykjm0

 I think she is everything you set out to accomplish when you started your breeding plan.  She has a soft moth, makes solid points when conditions allow, and makes aggressive retrieves.  She is a loving family dog and my wife is attached to her as much as I am.
Hi Bill,
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.

Video

 

"Bill,

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 them.
 
Thanks, Don"                       


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

 

 

"Bill, 
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 house.
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.
Gene"

 

 

 

 

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 conditioned retrieving.

 

Modern indoor kennels with skylights and floor heat.

      

 

 

 

 

William H Wessels has professionally trained all breeds of gun dogs for over 30 years

                  

Experience that creates the finished ultimate gun dog.

 

Stylish Upland Points, Intelligent Game Finesse, Bold Water Entries, Soft Mouth Retrieves, Affectionate Family Companions.

 

WESSLPOINTER

Truly America's Versatile Gun Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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