Our goal at Flatbrook is to have fun with our dogs, while exploring their versatile potential, whether hunting in the field or blind, showing in the ring or cuddled up by our feet. Ultimately, we want to develop healthy Wirehaired Pointing Griffons for hunting, companions and conformation that are true to the breed’s reputation as “The Supreme Gun Dog” and, in addition, are pleasure to look at, maintaining the classic characteristics of the breed.
Our four-part breeding commitment:
Breed only Griffons that have healthy bodies and sound temperaments--no known genetic defects in our breed dogs. Before breeding, we test hips, eyes, heart and other appropriate tests in order to minimize problems in current and future generations.
Breed for natural hunting ability--all
breed bitches will earn an AKC JH title or NAVHDA Natural Ability prize, or both. For sires, we
generally require the same or higher (preferably SH/MH or NAVHDA Utility prized). We prefer going beyond Natural Ability in order to measure the trainability of the maturing gun dog. We require our dogs to demonstrate strong prey drive, have great noses, solid pointing and retrieving instincts, the ability to move and cover ground, and have biddable personalities
and just as important, be great family dogs.
We like our dogs to be good looking. While type is important, the dog must be balanced, have an appropriate coat and no disqualifying faults.
Top show performance is not a substitute for good genetic health,
sound temperament or hunting capability.
Our goal is to place everyone of our puppies in homes with families who want a loving companion and dedicated hunting partner and who can provide a safe and healthy environment.
All our dogs are AKC and NAVHDA registered (some also with American Field), well cared for and home raised. The dogs are hunted both on wild and club birds, and are trained for water fowl. We keep our Griff’s in top physical condition year around.