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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.


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.

March 29th Fun Hunt Cancelled.

Bad News! We are cancelling our March 29th BDC event.


It appears the fields will still be in full Polar Vortex mode and the fields will still be covered in thick, ice crusted snow. We will be scheduling an event (or perhaps two) for late Summer and/or early Fall before too long… so stay tuned.

New Hats Available!

We have new hats available! If you are interested, give George a call! We are selling them for $20.00 each.

Fun Hunt March 29th!

Fun Hunt.Don't forget about our Fun Hunt scheduled for March 29th.

Download a Flyer Here.

Year in Review Photos.

We had another very good year at Von Weider Kennels. We have much to be thankful for... Mainly the great people and dogs we have the privilege of knowing and spending time with. Here is a gallery of some of our favorite photos. 

You can view the gallery here.

March 29, 2014 Fun Hunt Event

We will be hosting a BDC Tournament Event, very similar to our typical Fun Hunts, on March 29, 2014. There will be awards for Amateur (any dog who graduated from our Board In Training program can do this), Doubles (fun for couples, we can help get you a partner if you need one) and Top Gun (same as amateur but a bit more competitive - experienced hunting dogs will do well here). All are welcome, save the date. Give George a call (269)463-2826 or shoot us a message if you have questions.

Updated Training Grads!

 The Training Graduates page is updated for 2013. Lots of great memories putting those galleries together. It was another great year at Von Weider Kennels.

Click here to see the Training Graduates.

Only TWO Puppies Left!

 We have two puppies still available... one liver and white male (with two to choose from) and one liver female.

See some pictures of them here.


We have a new gallery up of the puppies at 3 weeks old. They are so cute.  You can check them out here.

BDC Tourney/Fun Hunt Scheduled

 ITS OFFICIAL... We are hosting a BDC event on Sunday, November 10th and you are invited. We will be having an informational seminar at our clubhouse on Saturday November 9th for those of us who are new to the BDC to learn the ropes. 

You can download a flyer here.

Puppy Pictures - 13 days old.

Puppy pictures are posted. 13 days old. Their eyes are coming open and they are AWESOME. Check them out here.