MARIAH Shorthairs

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised: German Shorthaired Pointer

MARIAH Shorthairs has been breeding since 1974 in a home environmement, with breeding stock based on some of the early Shorthairs brought to the US in the 1930's. Our dogs today continue to look very much like the German stock from which they originated -- solid, biddable, close working dogs for dense New England cover that is very much like that in Germany. This is a love and a hobby, not a kennel.

We tend to understate our accomplishments because our breeding record stands for itself. In 41 years we have produced many fine, close-working personal gun dogs -- as well as Show Champions, AKC Master Hunters, NAVHDA qualifiers, obedience and agility competitors, registered therapy dogs, and certified tracking dogs -- all have proven again and again that there is no conflict between beautiful conformation and a Shorthair's ability to work in the field or any other activity. They say, "Life is too short to hunt with an ugly dog". We believe, "Life is too short to LIVE with an ugly dog!".

In 2009 we were honored to receive the highest award of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America, when our Best in Show winning Ch. Moraine's Diamond Lil Mariah CD JH VC ROM was voted into the GSPCA SHORTHAIR HALL OF FAME. She was only the 117th Shorthair in the the history of the breed to be recognized with this honor. Other breeders talk about their dogs as decendents of Hall of Fame dogs -- generations back from someone else's breeding program. Daisy, pictured above, is a great granddaughter of our OWN Hall of Fame dog. Enough said -- we tend to understate our accomplishments.

We strive to breed the healthiest and most intelligent Shorthairs possible. We adhere to the recommended standards for health screening of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America: health screening for hips, elbows, eyes, cardiac and cone degeneration (day blindness), and our dogs are qualified to be registered with CHIC (Canine Health Information Center). All breeding stock AKC DNA identified.

Please note -- because we devote exceptional attention to every puppy, we do not breed frequently. We believe you cannot possibly devote this care and attention to every puppy if you breed more than one litter a year. Please inquire if you are interested in our 2015 litter. Most puppies are reserved in advance.

A Shorthair is a 12-14 year commitment to the best friend you will ever have. Why settle for less when you can have the best.

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Sandra Kretz
58 Sedgemeadow Rd.
Wayland, MA 01778
United States

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