The difference in price has nothing to with the hunting or any other abilities. It has only to do with demand and popularity.
We accept Venmo and PayPal or check for the deposit. The remainder of the purchase price we need to be in Cash. If you are using a check for the deposit please make those out to Alli Williams.
The date that your deposit is received will determine the order of availability. The order of deposit does not determine a picking order. Wire Creek Kennels will carefully match you up with a puppy based on our discussions, your letter, and after evaluating each puppy in the litter for 7 weeks. We feel that this method provides the best chance of success for matching each client with the best possible dog for them. This will allow us to make sure that the shortest coated puppy doesn't end up in Alaska. Or the boldest, most independent puppy does not end up going to a first time handler that may struggle getting control over the pup. We select puppies for clients because we want YOU to be happy with your dog for the next 12-15 years.
You can pick up your puppy at our home in Provo, UT at or around 8 weeks old. Shipping your puppy by airline is also an option, especially for those who live across the country. We do prefer that you pick your puppy up at our house in Provo if possible. If you need to ship your puppy by airline, we ship out of Salt Lake International Airport in Salt Lake City. Your puppy will be shipped as cargo on Delta, or United. We will add an additional $125 to the cost of the puppy to cover gas for the round-trip to the airport. You will also be responsible for all 3rd party expenses associated with shipping by air, which include air freight ($500 and up), an airline approved crate (~$100), and a health certificate issued by a veterinarian (~$75). Also keep in mind that there are temperature restrictions which can make it difficult to ship to certain parts of the country during summer and winter. Covid19 restrictions may affect shipping a puppy by air.
All Wire Creek litters will be registered with AKC and NAVHDA, with limited registration in both organizations. Limited Registration means that the dog cannot produce registered offspring unless the breeder revokes the limited status. Wire Creek kennels will happily revoke the limited status and provide full breeding registration after you meet certain performance and health clearances with your dog. We are committed to improving the German Wirehaired Pointer breed and want to make sure that only healthy animals with proven hunting abilities are bred. If your dog has met the requirements and has proven to be an exceptional animal worthy of breeding, we encourage you to contact us for breeding recommendations. We also recommend joining the German Wirehair Alliance, which is a group of dedicated German Wirehaired Pointer breeders working together to improve the breed. The requirements for releasing full breeding registration are to meet one of the Hunting Ability requirements and all of the Health requirements.
One of the following hunting test or trial accomplishments must be met to release full registration.
- NAVHDA Natural Ability: Prize II with 105 points or higher
- NAVHDA Utility: Prize III with 175 points or higher
- VHDF Hunting Aptitude Evaluation: Score of 6 or higher in each subject with a total of 55 or higher
- VHDF Advanced Hunting Aptitude Evaluation: score of 6 in each of the ability subjects with a total of 155 or higher
- AKC Senior Hunter, Master Hunter title, Field Champion, or Amateur Field Champion
- NSTRA Champion
All of the following health requirements must be met to release full registration.
- Certified as being free of hip dysplasia through OFA or PENNHIP
- Certified as being free of autoimmune hypothyroidism through OFA
- The dog must be a good representative of the breed and have no known health issues or severe faults such as weak temperament, undershot or overshot bite, entropic or ectopic eyelids or monorchid testes, to name a few.
We guarantee our dogs for health, temperament, and other known genetic deficiencies that would prohibit your dog from fulfilling their duties as a suitable hunting dog for the first 24 months of leaving our kennel. This guarantee assumes that the owner fulfills their requirements as a responsible dog owner, including proper socialization, gun introduction, health care, and exposure to birds and hunting. This guarantee does not cover environmental or man-made problems, such as gun-shyness created by the owner that did not properly introduce their dog to the gun before hunting season. Also understand that we can only guarantee a quality hunting and family companion; we cannot guarantee a breeding quality animal. Keep in mind that we select our choice of puppies from each litter and still only end up breeding about 1 out of every 5 dogs that we start. In most cases, we will require the original dog to be returned when exercising the guarantee. We will replace the dog (shipping expenses not included) from the next available litter. In some unique cases, we may provide a refund. If you are unable to keep a Wire Creek puppy or dog for any reason, we recommend contacting us to see if we may be able to help you place your dog in a new home.