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*** KEYSTONE GUN DOGS IS KEEPING AND TRAINING TWO OF THE PUPS (PICTURED BELOW) FROM A PERFORMANCE LITTER THAT WAS BORN ON APRIL 3RD. THIS LITTER IS BEING NOMINATED FOR A NATURAL ABILITY BREEDER'S AWARD WITH NAVHDA. THESE PUPS WILL BE TRAINED, TESTED WITH NAVHDA AND RUN IN THE AKC JUNIOR HUNT TESTS IN OCTOBER/NOVEMBER.  THE PUPS WILL BE FULLY VACCINATED, HOUSE-BROKEN, CRATE TRAINED AND MICRO-CHIPPED. THE PUPS WILL BE RAISED IN THE HOUSE...NOT OUTSIDE IN A KENNEL. AT THE LEAST THEY WILL BE  STEADY TO THE FLUSH,  WORKED ON RETRIEVING TO HAND, AND WILL SIT, STAY AND COME WHEN CALLED.  The Pups that I will be training are pictured below: Bryce and Baron. Pictured below at 7 weeks old and 8 1/2 weeks old. The price of these started pups will depend on the final outcome as far as their training goes. Ready to go in November OR WILL SELL SOONER TO A 'CURRENT' NAVHDA MEMBER. COME NOVEMBER WILL SELL TO HUNTING HOME OR NAVHDA HOME ONLY. All pups are sold on limited registration with AKC and NAVHDA. IF YOU ARE NOT FAIMILIAR WITH NAVHDA PLEASE CLICK ON THE NAVHDA TAB FOUND IN THE MAIN MENU. Interested parties can send an email to: keystonegundogs@yahoo.com

PLEASE NOTE:   *** WE DO NOT SHIP OUR PUPS ***

COURTESY LISTING: MIKE BLANCHARD HAS A COUPLE OF SOLID LIVER PUPS READY TO GO AROUND JULY 13TH.
CALL (908) 637-4226 (Located near Hackettstown, NJ)  
TELL MIKE YOU GOT HIS NUMBER FROM MARIE AT KEYSTONE GUN DOGS!

        

IN NAVHDA THESE TWO PUPS WILL BE JUDGED AND SCORED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

FIELD PHASE:
Use of nose
Search
Pointing
Desire
Cooperation
Gun Shyness
TRACKING PHASE:
Use of Nose
Tracking
Desire to Work
Cooperation
WATER PHASE:
Water Entry
Desire to Work
Cooperation

A  REPEAT BREEDING IS PLANNED WITH PUPS READY TO GO IN FEBRUARY 2018. NAVHDA, AKC HUNT TEST AND FIELD TRIAL HOMES WILL GET FIRST PREFERENCE. Send an email to keystonegundogs@yahoo.com
Miss Pink Taffy
(Sold)
Little Miss Noble vom Schlussstein (Heidi)
Miss Fashion Passion Purple
                     (Sold)   
Gretta vom Schlussstein                           
Mr. Fifty Shades of  Grey
(Sold)
Dieter vom Schlussstein
        "Mr. Lucky Charm Green"
Available to NAVHDA home only.
Bryce vom Schlussstein
     "Mr. Sunny Side Up Yellow"
Available to NAVHDA home only.
Baron vom Schlussstein
Mr. Azure Blue
(Sold)
Cody Blue vom Schlussstein
Mr. Teal Blue
    (Sold)
Finn vom Schlussstein
                   "Mr. Rooster Red"
                      (Sold)
                         Camo vom Schlussstein

Kimber's next litter will be registered with the AKC and NAVHDA and is anticipated to produce very cooperative pups full of natural hunting ability. Kimber has a very sweet disposition along with a very biddable temperament. This is Kimber's first litter.

TAILS AND DEWCLAWS WERE DONE ON APRIL 6TH. PICTURE BELOW WAS TAKEN THE DAY THEY WERE BORN.

(click on Mason's photo to view additonal photos)
Mason weighs 64 lbs. ~ 25 inches
Whelp date: October 18, 2011
Penn Hip
OFA good
OFA Heart normal
Lupoid Dermatosis normal clear
Thyroid Normal
Von Willebrands Disease clear
Cerf clear
DNA Profiled
Bite good
Coat: Dense medium harsh
AKC Master Hunter
AKC Show Champion / 6 Best of Breed Wins
AFC Amateur Field Champion
OGD Field Champion
GSPCA # 5 Amateur Gun Dog 2015
GSPCA NAGDC Award of Merit 2015
NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize I ,112pts
NAVHDA Utility Test Prize I 204 pts at 13 months of age
NAVHDA Versatile Champion - 2013 1yr 10 months of age
NGSPA Region 2 RU Champion

(click on Kimber's photo to view additional photos)
Kimber weighs 51 lbs. ~ 22 ½ inches
Whelp Date: September 24, 2013
AKC DNA Profile # V749131
CHIC#: 113986
OFA Heart Echo - 'Normal' - GSP-CA2125/28F/C-VPI-ECHO
OFA Eyes - 'Normal' - GSP-EYE604/28F-VPI
Optigen Eyes - 'Normal' - ced test ID#985-112-001-377-497
Thyroid - 'Normal FREE T4 & TSH' - GSP-TH468/28F-VPI
Type II von Willebrand's Disease 'Clear' - VetGen ID# 26842
OFA Hips - GOOD - GSP-17312G30F-VPI
OFA Elbows - NORMAL - GSP-EL2612F30-VPI
Bite good
Coat: Medium dense/medium harsh
NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize 1, 112 points at 11 months old
AKC Junior Hunter title: 10/19/14
AKC Canine Good Citizen: 4/25/16
Therapy Dogs International: 4/25/16
2nd place Wallkill Kennel Club, 2/26/16
2nd place Rockland County Kennel Club, 2/27/16 & 2/28/16
1st place Monticello Kennel Club, 3/12/16
Kimber finished her AKC Senior Hunter title, 11/13/16

The preferred initial contact is by email: keystonegundogs@yahoo.com

Check out this little 9-week old puppy!  Eli vom Schlussstein

NEW LINK!  CLICK BELOW. (Important information!)
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To get on the Reservation List we require the following:
2.  A Puppy Owner Application.
3.  You can request a puppy application by sending an email to keystonegundogs@yahoo.com
4.  Approval of application
5.  Deposit in order to place your name on the reservation list.
*For a quick response please send us an email.
We only ship to current NAVHDA homes.
About the selection process:
1.  Pups are chosen in the order that deposits are received. (no exceptions)
2.  I will help you in your process of choosing your puppy. (i.e.; personality of pup, etc.)
3.  If you need Keystone Gun Dogs to keep your pup beyond your appointed pick up day the charge is $65. per day (not including any additional vet costs).
4.  You will receive a pick up day and time. If you cannot make that day/time you may need to forfeit that spot on the reservation list and allow the next person or persons to move ahead of you.
5.  Keystone Gun Dogs retains the right to refuse to sell a puppy to anyone at anytime for the best interest of the puppy.
 PLEASE KNOW THAT KEYSTONE GUN DOGS CAREFULLY SCREENS POTENTIAL PUPPY OWNERS.  GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTERS MAY NOT BE THE RIGHT BREED FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY AND WE RETAIN THE RIGHT TO ASK YOU TO CONSIDER A DIFFERENT BREED OF DOG. OUR BREEDING PROGRAM OF OVER 34 YEARS HAS PROVEN TO PRODUCE TRUE VERSATILE POINTERS. PLEASE KNOW THAT EVEN IF YOU GET THE 'LAST' PUP  YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY WITH THAT PUPPY.  QUITE OFTEN THE LAST PUP  ENDS UP BEING THE BEST PUP!

                                                                    
Please note:  Before bringing home your new puppy please make sure you have all of your puppy supplies bought ahead of time! (i.e; food, crate, toys, bed, treats, etc.) You should NOT be stopping on your way home to buy the necessary items! You want to get your puppy home and settled in asap!  This will help reduce stress on the puppy. Limit your outings with a new pup to reduce unnecessary stress.  Stress on a puppy can cause diarrhea.

We strive to place our puppies in appropriate homes and the information given will help to ensure you receive a puppy to your liking.  When we receive your application we will call you to go over any questions you may have for us and questions we may have for you. There are no wrong or right answers to the application.  This is just for us to get to know you better.  Please click on the "Contact Us" page for more information.  For the best interest of our puppies, Keystone Gun Dogs retains the right to refuse to sell a puppy to anyone at anytime. We strive to place our pups in appropriate homes. Thank you!

(Photo above is from a previous litter) The photo above shows the pups in their exercise pen which
 is attached to an old whelping box. In the whelping box are pine shavings.  This is where the pups
go to "do their business".  They have a clean area to eat and play and they use their box to soil in.
In one corner of the pen is a heating pad (under the green towel closest to the box) and a heat lamp
attached to the side of the pen. The pups are whelped in my laundry room in a much larger whelping box.
The laundry room has no windows and is draft-free and warm.  The pups are moved into
the living room at about 3 weeks of age to continue being socialized.  Here they can
hear the TV and everyday noises such as the vacuum cleaner, radio, telephone etc.
Plus my other dogs and myself are in easy view of the pups.

Please note:
Keystone Gun Dogs does not require any puppy buyer to select which puppy they want until the day you come to choose your puppy which is when the pups are 8 weeks old.  This way you will get a much better idea of your puppies personality, temperament and pointing style on the pheasant wing. We prefer that you do not choose your puppy for its color and markings alone. When you come to select your pup please play and spend time with the pup to determine which puppy's personality will best suit your family.

In some ways, choosing between male and female dogs is a matter of personal preference. However, there are some characteristics which are common in females and other characteristics which are common in male dogs. It is important to evaluate these characteristics and determine which gender would fit in best with your home situation when you choose a puppy. Additionally, choosing between male and female dogs is important if you already have another female or male dog and are choosing an additional dog. The information below will serve as a guide for dog genders and will list a few characteristics of females, a few characteristics of male dogs, and how to choose between male and female dogs when considering a second or third dog.

The following characteristics often apply to females:
Independent - Females tend to want to be in control of the entire situation. They may come to their owner when they are seeking affection but will often move away when they have had enough.
Stubborn - In many packs, a female is typically the Alpha dog. Female dogs crave more control of situations and are quick to respond to perceived challenges with fierceness. This is not to say that males are not stubborn also.
Territorial - Female dogs mark in the same way male dogs do. A spayed female may continue to mark for her entire lifetime regardless of when she is spayed while most males will cease marking behaviors shortly after they are neutered and the testosterone levels subside.
Reserved - Females are generally a little less affectionate and friendly than male dogs. This characteristic is noticeable in puppies and becomes more pronounced with age.
Changes in Mood or Behavior - It is also important to note that if you do not spay your female, she will come into heat at approximately one year of age and approximately every six months thereafter. During this time, there will be some bleeding as well as a change in mood or behavior. Keep this in mind when you make the decision of whether or not to spay her.

The following characteristics often apply to male dogs:
Affectionate - Male dogs are typically more affectionate than females. They tend to crave attention from their owners more than females and as a result, display more affectionate behaviors.
Exuberant - A male dog is also more likely to be fun-loving and outgoing throughout his lifetime than a female. While a female tends to become more reserved as she ages, a male dog maintains a more puppy-like exuberance throughout his lifetime.
Food-Motivated - Males are often very motivated by food. This food motivation can make training extremely easy as treats can be used to lure and reward a dog to display desired behaviors.
Attentive - While females tend to be more independent, males tend to be more focused on their human companions. They want to always be close to the human and are very eager to please.
Aggressive Behaviors - It is also important to note that intact males may display aggressive dog behaviors toward other males or exhibit marking behaviors. Additionally, intact males should be kept away from females in heat unless a breeding is planned.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE:  WE HAVE BEEN RAISING AND TRAINING GSP'S FOR OVER 33 YEARS.  WE HAVE HAD MANY FEMALES THAT ARE HIGHLY FOOD-MOTIVATED AND MALES THAT HAVE BEEN VERY STUBBORN.  PLEASE USE THE ABOVE INFORMATION AS A GUIDE AND NOT AN OVERALL EVALUATION OF EITHER GENDER.

Dog owners who are adding an additional dog to their home should carefully consider the ramifications of adding a dog of either sex. This is important because the makeup of the existing pack may be more accepting to either a male or a female dog. The following are general tips for selecting the gender of a second dog.

If you already have a male or a female, a dog of the opposite sex is generally the best choice. Dogs of the same sex are more likely to fight than dogs of the opposite sex.

If you already have a male dog, he is likely to be more accepting of a female and you are likely to have fewer dominance issues if you add a female to the pack. However, if you opt to add another male to the pack, they can peacefully co-exist and may even become friends. It is important to closely monitor their interactions early on to ensure aggressive behaviors do not become common.

If you already have a female dog, she is likely to be more accepting of a male. Most males tend to be submissive. If he does not challenge your resident female, she is not likely to have a reason to fight with him. Adding a female dog to the pack, however, may result in complications. The worst combination of dogs is two females because they are more likely to fight than a male and a female or two males. However, many dog owners have two or more females that live together without problems. As long as there is an established Alpha dog and the other females know their place in the pack, there will not be dominance struggles often, although they may still occur.

Selecting a male or female dog is largely a matter of personal preference. The above characteristics are generalizations, and it is certainly possible to purchase or adopt a female puppy who displays male characteristics or a male puppy who displays the typical female characteristics. Additionally, females that are spayed and dogs that are neutered often do not have the gender-specific problems associated with their sex such as coming into heat or marking.

So, if you're asking yourself, "What dog should I get?", make sure to consider the dogs you already have and the gender that goes best with your lifestyle. When you find a dog, monitor his or her behavior carefully and consider how it will match up with your male or female dog at home.

Keystone Gun Dogs reserves the right to refuse to sell a puppy to anyone at anytime for the best interest of the puppy.

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