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Breeder Of Top German Wirehair Pointers since 1976
E-mail: arby1@westriv.com


   Thank you for your interest in Dakota Wirehairs. We strive to breed dogs for the foot hunter, through selective breeding of top field hunting stock. We feel that in order to achieve a versatile hunting companion you need three areas of excellence; intelligence, nose and trainability. Breeding is a full time job for me and I am very proud of my dogs, kennels and hunting environment. We are located on the Lewis & Clark Trail, 100 feet from the Missouri River 35 miles north of Bismarck, ND. Our dogs are hunted and trained daily on our 15 acres of wooded property. I feel that raising Wirehairs in a natural environment makes for better puppies that are birdier and easier to train.



   Another advantage of living on the Missouri River is that we have the opportunity to train for water work and retrieving skills on a daily basis. Needless to say, our puppies possess strong retrieving, swimming and pointing abilities. Our puppies are showing pointing and retrieving skills at 8 weeks of age. We have approximately six litters per year, we have puppies available year round. We accept seven deposits per litter on a first come first serve basis. The only decision the buyer has to make is the type of coat, the color and the sex of the puppy. Most of our puppies are liver and white with ticking, we also raise black & white.

   Our dogs will range in size, females weighing 55 to 60 pounds and the males at 60 to 70 pounds. They are medium sized dogs that are easy to feed and work with.

Read what Owners of Dakota Wirehairs have to say.

"Gary you've done a great job raising the breed. We went pheasant hunting and finally found birds, we limited out by noon and he finally got to show us what he was bred for!! He has a nose that will find birds at least a mile away!!! I've had him duck and goose hunting the past few weeks and he retrieves in water or land. He really watches all the birds in the sky as they are flying. That's his entertainment when things get slow. He is really turning out to be all the dog I ever wanted and more! Stay in touch."      

Richard Frey, Minot ND  


"Gussie is an awesome hunter and you can see that she is certainly locked down hard on a bird. She is slightly less than two years old and already everything I could ask for in a bird dog. Breeding tells, doesn't it!"

Floyd Scott, Polson, MT  



"Gary I should have bought two pups from you, at seven months Trever's pointing everything, leaping into the water for retrieves and is a great family pet."

Al Kolasch, Aberdeen, SD  



   Thanks again in your interest in Dakota Wirehaired Pointers. We hope that you found the information on our website very helpful and invite you to call or email us with any questions you may have.


Hunting and breeding Wirehairs since 1976

Happy Hunting!

Gary Arbach, Dakota Wirehairs

(Many references upon request)

E-mail: arby1@westriv.com


Useful Links:

AKC American Kennel Club

The German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America

ND Game & Fish-Any State

MBF Inc. Dog Shows


Dakota Wirehairs has had another great year and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has purchased a pup, or inquired about our kennel.  We enjoy talking with people about our dogs and theirs.  We welcome calls at any time.


Puppies available now.

Also taking reservations for Future Litters.