Having grown up with flushing dogs, and chasing through the fields finding
birds and running after dogs, when the time came to bring new dogs into the house,
we decided to go with a pointing breed. Not doing any research or homework
previously, we simply called the nearest ad in the local newspaper to go and
take a look at their litter. Of course, everyone knows, NEVER go and look at
puppies with a checkbook! As you can imagine, we came home with our first
pointing dog, a GSP. Keep in mind that I mentioned that we never did
any research on the breed, buying a puppy, checking out references and
breeders, etc. Were we in for a surprise when the breeder told us
the infamous "they just ate so their bellies are bloated" line.
Luckily, our new pup was curious enough to see what our old Lab had in
her bowl and got bit in the face the day after we brought him home. It
was serious enough to require an emergency trip to the vet. We were
immediately told that the bloated belly wasn't from eating too much,
but in fact, from have an awful case of parasites. How naive of us!
Had he not gone to the vet that night, he wouldn't have survived long
enough for his regularly scheduled vet visit. Hunter did fully recover
and went on to give us 9 wonderful years of both family companionship and
hunting partners. Since our Labs were getting older, and didn't want to
play with a youthful GSP any longer, we decided to get another GSP for him.
This time a female, named Carver. After talking to her breeder, we decided
to breed her ourselves. That was the start of Country-Side Breeders.
The information I put on my website is for your use. It's here for you
to read and to learn about different topics before going out and
purchasing a new pup. Bringing home a new pup isn't just a new
adventure, it's also a long term commitment, both financially
and emotionally. Making sure you have all the information needed
and all your questions answered is the goal with this website.
The breeding program I follow is done with great thought. It's something
that's planned out well before pups are even here; starting with
finding a compatible male and female to produce an even better
pup together. The care taken with each litter is for the concern
of the pups as well as the buyer. I raise every litter as if I
were the person buying each pup. I raise them to be healthy,
mentally strong, physically correct (confirmation), natural in
the field, calm in the house and social.
Please, feel free to go through the website, visit
the different pages and contact us if you have any questions.
We look forward to becoming long time friends.