The newest Paddle Pup!
Over the past two years, I "lost" my first three German Wirehaired Pointers - the loves of my life. Not one day goes by that I don't think of each of them. They were so uniquely different. Yet, they all loved to participate in everything including upland bird hunting.
Gosh, I miss them so.
Pictured from left: Wyeth, Watson and WyNott
Meet Double D's
Glitter in the Air at Blue Paddle
"Winslie" means "our little friend" in old English. This little German Wirehaired Pointer was born September 15, 2023 in Umatilla, Florida.
Meet the rest of our "pack" ...
Double D's Blue Paddles
3-1/2 year old Wilbur is currently in Connecticut at hunting school and is doing awesome on birds, reports Joe Carito of Wind'em Kennels.
Joe trained both Watson and WyNott for upland bird hunting; he's an exceptional pro and a personal friend of ours.
Double D's Rumor in the Willows at Blue Paddle
3-1/2 year old Willoughby is Chef Phoebe's beloved companion and truly loves the outdoors ...
German Wirehaired Pointers
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
To understand why I'm so fond of Dee Donohue, her dogs and her talented dog-handling niece, Billie Green Bennett all you have to do is look at these photos ...
Please call me should you wish to chat about our GWPs or meet Winslie.
If you're interested in learning more about Dee and her dogs:
Deanna "Dee" or Rick Donohue
email: Doublepicards@me .com
Three Women to Thank!
I've had the pleasure of working with three German Wirehaired Breeders over the course of the past 15 years:
Jan Nahorn of Mason Creek Kennels (Oconomowoc, WI) who bred both Wyeth and Wilbur. Her slogan was: "Hunting ... it's what we're all about!" And, in truth, my two oldest Ws were hunting machines and just lovely dogs. They were The Paddle's first mascots and, with much chagrin I'm sure, they put up with me dresings them up for every special occasion and holiday.
Angie Johnson of Reece German Wirehaired Pointers (Polk City, FL). My wonderful "heart dog" came from her - WyNott. Trained by Joe Carito of Wind'em Kennels in Connecticut, this little girl received her Natural Ability Prize - a perfect score. She was a dock diving nut, a frisbee machine and my constant companion who always greeted our Paddle guests, day in and day out.
And, my third connection to this breed is both Chef Phoebe's and my current breeder and friend - the phenomenal Dee Donohue of Double D's Picards and German Wirehaired Pointers (Umatilla, FL). Wilbur, Phoebe's Willoughby and my new little girl, Winslie, hails from her kennel. Dee is always available to answer all my questions and/or concerns and stays in touch on a regular basis.