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Home of the "Family Companion Gun Dog."

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Von Weider Kennels is dedicated to the breeding, training and hunting of the "Family Companion Gun Dog". A "Family Companion Gun Dog" is a well disciplined family pet that you, the foot hunter, can take to the field with confidence. Your trained dog will perform its hunting assignment with enthusiasm and skill, while demonstrating the excellent field manners that will make you proud.

Please enjoy this slideshow from our Dec. 6 Winter Fun Hunt.


We are extremely selective in our breeding program and typically have a maximum of two litters per year. We have been breeding German Shorthaired Pointers for over 25 years. We select for breeding only dogs which will further our goal of producing elite hunting dogs with the temperament to be a great in home family companion. Our puppies have been placed in hunting homes all over the country. Please visit our Puppy page for more information.


Our “board in” Gun Dog Training Program has been developed over the last 25 years and has been proven successful over and over for both pointing dogs and retrievers. The 12 week Gun Dog Program is very structured, yet flexible enough to ensure each dog achieves success. The goal of the program is to teach your animal to not only skillfully perform its hunting duties, but to do them as an obedient partner in the field (and in your home!). We also offer “Tune Up” and “Conditioning” programs. Our training programs are available to the public and we have accepted dogs from all over the United States. Please visit our Gun Dog Training page for more information.


Upland Meadows is a 400 acre fully State of Michigan licensed ‘Members Only’ Shooting Preserve. We have multiple hunting fields prepared to enjoy the hunting of Pheasant, Chukar Partridge or Quail. We also offer great Deer and Turkey hunting opportunities to members. Membership is limited, but surprisingly affordable. Upland Meadows facilities include a Skeet Range and a stocked fishing pond. Please visit the Upland Meadows page for more information.

We have "Started Gun Dogs" available for sale HERE.

Fun Hunt Schedule for March 28th!

"Spring" Fun Hunt - March 28th, 2015The schedule for this Saturday's Fun Hunt is posted. Click here to view the schedule.

We are Expecting!

We are expecting puppies. March 2015We are hoping to have puppies whelped near the end of March, which would mean ready to go home around the end of May. This is the first pairing of Shadow (Ranger x Ella) and Kurt (repeat breeding of one that produced Gretel). Stay tuned for more info.

We had some fun in the snow.

We had some fun in the snow today... it was windy and the snow had crusted over, making it hard to pin down the pheasants. Luke and Ella made short work of it.

Click here to view some photos. 

Training Grads for 2014 Updated.

Gun Dog Training GraduatesIt was another great training year in 2014. We have updated the Training Graduates page for 2014 and created a new page for each year since the site has been running to make things load faster.

Check out the 2014 Training Graduates here. 

Awesome Hunt Today!

We had an awesome hunt today. Due to some really good shooting and the valiant efforts of Apollo, Wagner and Zoey, the group got 23 birds, three more than we put out for them. Great fun!

Click here to check out more photos of the awesome day. 

2014 Winter Fun Hunt - Results and Photos

Well, the 2014 Winter Fun Hunt is in the books and we got to share a wonderful day with some great people and amazing dogs. A heart felt thank you to all who attended and spent the day with us.

Click here to view the results and some photos of the event.

2014 Winter Fun Hunt - December 6th

We still have spots available for the 2014 Winter Fun Hunt on December 6th. We will have two fields, one with chukar and one with pheasant. You can sign up for either or both.  

Call George today to sign up. 269 463 2826

Click here for more information. 

2014 Opening Weekend Success.

We had a great opening weekend with two 10-points shot. We saw lots of deer. The club has instituted a new self imposed antler restriction - must have at least four points on one side. 

Click here for some pictures. 

Dixie Wild Chukar Hunting.

We were sent some awesome picutres of Dixie, a Ranger x Ella pup, who was wild Chukar hunting with her owner in the west in some interesting conditions. Thanks for the wonderful pictures.

You can view them here. 

2014 Fall Fun Hunt was AWESOME!

The 2014 Fall Fun Hunt is in the books and it was a beautiful day with our awesome VWK friends and family. Thanks to everyone who were able to come out and share this fabulous day with us. We really are blessed to spend our time with such awesome people and dogs.

Check out the raw and unfiltered pictures here.