Our next litter is planned for Fall 2023, please email bluestemkennels@gmail.com for additional information.

While we prefer hunting homes, since we’ve moved to an area with limited hunting we’ve opened our puppy home selection to non-hunting active outdoors homes.  Please keep in mind that in order to have good behavior as a pet in the house, these dogs need daily exercise and some sort of extended hike every few weeks.

One of our puppies comes with at least two 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 limited registration papers (allowing you to register and name the dog, but not have breeding rights) and a 3-year health guarantee against fatal genetic defects or hip dysplasia.

The puppies are exposed to live birds, dead birds and early noise conditioning. Once they are 5 1/2 weeks old they are exercised outdoors twice per day.

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.

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

  1. The dog has had an OFA or Penn-HIP 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 (4 passing legs) has been earned.

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

The puppy needs to be picked up at my home in Clover, South Carolina at eight weeks old.  Eight week old puppies could possibly be taken as a carry-on item in a flight, please talk to your air carrier about their specific policies. I am 30 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.  Due to the additional restrictions placed on weather for puppy shipments, I am unable to offer air cargo services.

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).

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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