German Wirehaired Pointers
Home of 50 UK GWP Champions since 1986
Owner & Breeder of UK Field Trial First Prize winners
Am Ch Geronimos Knickers von SG at Bareve
Niicky - the first Champion to be shown in the UK hails from the Geronimos Kennel of JoAnn Steffes in the USA..
Imported in the early 80’s Nicky added vital new lines to the breed that was still being established.
Nicky was the sire of 3 Champions including the breeds first Full Champion bitch ‘Frau Holle’ and the one time breed record holder ‘Beverley Hills’.
He is the grandsire of many more titleholders. As with all our dogs he was used sparingly at stud.
Leleu Feigh’s Bareve Britta
Britta - imported from Denmark in the Spring of 2008 brings with her proven dual purpose lines to compliment our own stock.
Britta is hip scored and DNA free from von Willebrands disease. She has natural ability, good breed type and an excellent temperament.
Sh Ch/Am Ch Geronimos Bullet Warrior at Bareve
Bang - the second import from the Geronimos kennel - this time in 1999. Bang brought with him dual purpose lines, a lovely strong rear and an excellent outgoiing temperament.
Successful in the ring in his won right - he became the first dual titled GWP with UK and American titles.
Combined with our established lines he is the sire of 4 Champions including 2 Full Champions. His daughter ‘Biwindi’ is the Breed Record Holder and the breed’s only General Best in Show winner.
Again used sparingly - he sired 3 litters.
Sh Ch Bakkebaard Bareve & Bataaf Bareve
Brother and sister Mattie and Taaf where imported from Holland in the mid 90’s. They brought with them a mix of US and European working lines.
Mattie went on to win her Show title and became the first imported bitch to win a UK title. She produced one litter which contained a Sh Ch daughter.
Her brother Taaf was not shown however he was used at stud siring 6 litters. He is the sire of 4 Show Champions and grandsire through his daughter ‘Bukavo’ to 2 Full Champions and a further Show Champion.
Ch/Ned Ch Freddy vom Kapellenhof at Bareve
(Pictured left at 12mths old)
Freddy - imported from Germany in 2005 as an 11 mth old puppy (after he had completed his Pet Passport and gained his VJP) comes from purely German working bloodlines.
He has however gone onto have a fabulous show and working career. Freddy is the first imported dog with field trial awards and has his Full Champion title. Gaining first place in a Novice Trial during his first season, he has gone on to win numerous awards in All Aged and Open trials (including second places). He is the joint breed record holder and was Number 2 Top Dog All Breeds in 2008.
He has sired 6 litters and is the sire to 3 Full Champion, 5 Show Champions, numerous working tests winners, 5 Field Trial first prize winners and another 2 with Field Trial awards
Since first becoming involved in the breed we have, over the years invested in importing dogs from other countries in order to further our gene pool. These dogs have always been imported with the aim of adding further lines to our kennel whilst complimenting our own stock.
We have imported GWPs from the USA, Holland, Denmark and a Deutsch Drahthaar from the breeds homeland - Germany.Here we showcase our imported dogs, their achievements and the impact they have had on our kennel.
As well as importing dogs, we have also used frozen semen to mate our bitches and have taken advantage of the Pet Passport Scheme to bring in new lines.