Our Purebred, AKC /NAVHDA Registered Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppies are selectively bred by us here at TCK as our guarantee for genetic health, with replacement if the pup is unable to perform. Thorn Creek puppies are temperament tested at 8 weeks of age and continually evaluated to further assist in choosing the right puppy for you.
Thorn Creek puppies are raised underfoot, and go into their new homes with some basic conditioning; they will possess the urge to please and the inherent knowledge of how to do it. Traditional and modern methods of raising puppies are used here. Training is started for you when your puppy is born and starts with daily handling. Early conditioning accomplished at this age is deeply ingrained; we are dedicated to improving the way our puppies are raised. By the time our pups are 10 weeks old, they are responding to basic obedience commands. The earlier the pup learns how to please, the better. Socializing and conditioning serve as the foundation for a versatile family companion.
Early exposure is not limited to the house, kennel/crates and field. Our pups are introduced to birds and gun noise as weaning begins. They are taken into the field with their mother, and weather permitting, into the creek, or one of the lakes in the area. At the kennel they play and learn with their resident extended family of Griffons. Additionally, we take the pups for crated rides in the van.
Ongoing support and advice is always available from Thorn Creek Kennel. We are constantly enrolled in and assist with training programs (field work, obedience, agility) and are more than willing to share new concepts and techniques that we have found effective for our Griffons.
Follow-up: New owners are invited to keep in touch, and send photos and stories for our photo albums. (Please…!)