We have decided to take some time off from breeding to focus on our family, training the dogs that we have and other interests.  We are maintaining a contact list for any future breedings.  Email bluestemkennels@gmail.com if you wish to be placed on that contact list for future breeding updates.  We have no litters planned for 2019.

Our puppies are placed in hunting homes only.  Our puppy price with limited AKC and NAVHDA registration will be determined upon the next planned breeding (possibly for Spring 2020 puppies).

One of our puppies comes with at least three rounds of de-worming, first vaccinations, tails docked, dew claws removed, and microchipped.  The only veterinary care that I do myself is the de-worming, all other procedures are done by a veterinarian.  The veterinarian certifies the health of the puppies leaving my kennel.  The dogs come with AKC and NAVHDA registration papers (allowing you to register and name the dog) and a 3-year health guarantee against fatal genetic defects or hip dysplasia.

The AKC registration paperwork also comes with an application for pet insurance.  Once the puppy leaves my kennel, all veterinary care is the responsibility of the pet owner, therefore pet insurance is advised.

I do breeder picks of the puppies, but you pick your gender.  You can give a preference of personality, coat length, color, etc., but ultimately the decision lies with me as to which puppy you take home.  I try to make everyone happy and take the location and lifestyle of the family into consideration.  I have never had anyone complain about my breeder picks.

I do not place puppies in apartments.  This is a sporting breed and the dog needs to have greenspace outdoors and proper shelter, with ample attention from its people.  Indoor/outdoor is ideal.  This is not a porch dog.  It will not sit on your porch and stay on your property.  It will find something to hunt if left unattended and unkenneled outdoors and you will lose your dog.  A collar with your contact information bolted to it is recommended (not tags hanging loose, as those get lost).

Breeding Rights: In order to breed the dog upon adulthood, the following criteria have to be satisfied:

  1. The dog has had an OFA hip x-ray that shows no signs of hip dysplasia.
  2. The dog has successfully passed one of the following hunt tests: a) The NAVHDA Natural Ability Test b) An AKC Junior Hunter title has been earned.
  3. A fee of $500 will be due to me to open the registration.

The future of the breed depends upon the quality of the dogs breeding.

I do ship air cargo via Delta Pet First/Air Cargo.  The cost for shipping plus supplies plus time is $750 in addition to the puppy charge.  Air cargo shipment is not available to the Southern United States due to climate control regulations set by the airline.

Puppies can also be picked up as a carry-on item by flying into Omaha Eppley Airfield.  My kennel is only a 15 minute drive from the airport and I can meet you there to either  drop the puppy off to make your return flight, or if you have time I can bring you to the kennel for a tour.  There is no additional charge to take home a puppy as a carry-on item.  Please contact that air carrier of your choice for details regarding taking a puppy as a carry-on item.

Please contact us at bluestemkennels@gmail.com with any questions.

You can search YouTube for Bluestem Kennels to view videos of our past litters.  There are also plenty of photos in our Pupdates section of each blog post that I have not yet uploaded to this gallery.  Please see the Archives for previous posts sorted by month.

Bluestem Kennels Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Puppy Photos 

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mike
    Apr 15, 2015 @ 22:59:55

    I’m interested in a female if you have any left. I’m a grouse and pheasant hunter and occasional ducks/geese. I have two small kids and live on water and would like to be on the wait list if no pups are currently available. Thanks,


    • Charity Upchurch
      Apr 23, 2015 @ 10:01:36

      I just had someone back out of a female an will be working on placing her over the next few days. Please send over a good phone number to contact you.


  2. Adam Nocktonick
    Apr 15, 2015 @ 19:31:24

    Adam is interested in your puppy. Please send us back a phone number so he can talk to someone about it.


    • Charity Upchurch
      Apr 15, 2015 @ 20:13:01

      Hi Adam,

      Sorry I missed your calls today, I was either outside or on the phone with other folks. I have actually already placed the puppy in a new home. My next breedings will be in Spring 2016. Thanks for contacting us.


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