The owner of Shoot to Thrill Kennels, Jon Hensen with his male German Shorthaired Pointer Jackson on a wild quail hunt in Virginia.

The owner of Shoot to Thrill Kennels, Jon Hensen with his male German Shorthaired Pointer Jackson on a wild quail hunt in Virginia.

Lucy our first English cocker with a limit of South Dakota Pheasant

Lucy our first English cocker with a limit of South Dakota Pheasant

We are a small kennel founded on simple beliefs…

  • Deliver the best hunting companions possible

  • Breed dogs that will excel in the field and in testing

  • Breed dogs that conform to the breed standard*

  • Provide first class guided hunting experiences

  • Provide expert training and assist customers with further training of their companion

  • Provide our customers with an excellent experience

We breed German Shorthaired pointers and working English Cocker Spaniels. Our dogs are part of our family and when you get a dog from us you are joining it as well. We will work with you whenever you need help to make sure that you are getting the most out of your hunting companion. All of our dogs live in the house with us and we wouldn't have it any other way. They excel in the field and in water. We truly want them to be as versatile as possible. We are actively involved in NAVHDA and the AKC. We participate in field and conformation events. Our dogs are dual registered (GSP's in AKC and NAVHDA, ECS's in AKC). We include a one year health guarantee with all new puppies. Give us a call and come meet our dogs.

We offer guided hunting services at different local preserves as well as throughout the country. We also offer training services from the most basic to the more advanced Pup. See our training services section for more.

 

*The working English Cocker Spaniel is far removed from its counterpart that was bred for the show ring. It is near impossible to have a English Cocker Spaniel that will excel in the field and in the show ring. The traits that are desirable for the ring do not bode well in the field.

 

A training session on live birds with Lucy

A training session on live birds with Lucy

Didi showing her natural instincts as a puppy to point

Didi showing her natural instincts as a puppy to point