At Cross Timber Gundogs we are committed to producing top quality versatile Pudelpointers with strong natural abilities that excel in the field and water. Our family-operated breeding program is located in the heart of Oklahoma in the Cross Timber Region. The Cross Timber Region has a rich history and extends from Southeastern Kansas through central Oklahoma and into Texas. It is made up of a mix of prairie, savanna and woodland.
Our Pudelpointers have proven themselves quite capable of hunting a wide variety of game. We can be found hunting almost every weekend, and some weekdays, throughout the season on various public and private properties pursuing wild game throughout Oklahoma and other states. The game birds we hunt most are bobwhite quail, pheasant, ducks, dove and geese. We will also harvest rabbits and other fur bearing animals with our versatile Pudelpointers when the opportunity presents itself. We have found the Pudelpointer to be that perfect balance of gentle and affectionate family companion and serious hunting dog that can be utilized on whatever game is legal. Our Pudelpointers are demonstrating their hunting prowess with their families in states that range from Florida to California and from North Dakota to Texas.
Our entire family, kids included, participates in the raising of our litters. We view those who get a dog from us as an extension of our Cross Timber family and want them to have a truly good experience with their new Cross Timber puppy. In addition to attempting to provide folks with a physically sound Pudelpointer puppy with great field potential, we also do our best to provide a listening ear and guidance as our puppy buyers seek to develop a successful partner in the field and companion at home.
Standardized Hunt Tests have been utilized to maintain the Pudelpointer breed at a high-performance level since the 1800’s when in Germany the breed was conceived and developed. At Cross Timber Gundogs we honor and appreciate this tradition. We test all of our breeding dogs with NAVHDA. The unbiased three-judge assessment that the NAVHDA testing system offers is very helpful to both buyers and breeders. Performances in NAVHDA Hunt Tests are valued in our breeding program as they provide some insight into inherited abilities as well as the trainability of a dog. As members of the North American Pudelpointer Alliance (NAPPA) and the North American Pudelpointer Society (NAPS) we are committed to breeding dogs that meet or exceed their breeding requirements. It is our humble opinion, however, that breeders relying on top test scores and titles “alone” in making their breeding decisions will likely miss the mark if their goal is to produce the very best the breed has to offer. The most discriminating breeder views performances in hunt tests as merely a starting place in the selection of breeding stock.
Hunt Test performances provide only half of the necessary data needed in determining whether a specific dog has the “right stuff” that Cross Timber Gundogs is looking for as we strive to move the genetic needle in the direction of our ultimate goals. At Cross Timber Gundogs, upon passing certain hunt test(s) with at least minimum scores, our breeding stock must also demonstrate their capabilities doing what they were bred to do on wild birds and under conditions that only doing the real thing can replicate. The uplands where immense drive and endurance is required; the duck blind where patience and mental stability is necessary; icy, late season cold water retrieves; the dove field, etc. are where the ultimate and final proving grounds exists for us. Our breeding stock not only must pass health clearances, and be unbiasedly evaluated by a three-judge panel in NAVHDA hunt tests, but they also must prove themselves on wild game in actual tough hunting conditions where we take note of each dog’s unique strengths and weaknesses to determine what male/female pairings have the best chance of improving on the current generation.
North American Pudelpointer Breeders Alliance
North American Pudelpointer Society
North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association