Rocky Mountain Kennels
William H Wessels
Rocky Mountain Kennels
William H Wessels
18501 Highway 20-26
Caldwell, IDAHO 83607
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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.
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.
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