|History of Chehalem Mountain German Shorthaired Pointers
|Dean Purchased his 1st GSP in 1973. But had to give him
up when he moved to Hawaii
Dean met and Patti married in 1982, joining their separate
families and animals and settling in Diamond Bar,
California. While living in California they adopted their first
GSP together, “Tug,” from the Pomona Animal Shelter.
Tug instantly fit in with the Goodding’s active family
lifestyle---it was very evident that this was the perfect
breed for their active family style!
In 1985, they bought a male GSP puppy “Thor” sired by
one of John Merrill’s Danish imports and his half brother
“Shadow,” followed by “Thea,” a female puppy. These dog’
s continued to reinforce Dean and Patti’s concept of a
versatile sporting dog; able to jump in the truck for
waterfowl in the morning and still ready for upland birds in
the afternoon. Their great-grand offspring continue to play
an important role in Chehalem Mountain’s breeding
In 1987, Dean and Patti added a young GSP Dena Von
Hainholz to their family of Shorthairs---they also added a
life long friend in Daisy Schapheer, a native of Germany
and founder of Von Hainholz Kennels. Daisy has bred
many AKC Dual Champions and German KS imported
GSP’s over the years, and remains a wonderful friend and
mentor to the Gooddings.
Clearly, European genetics have played a large part in the
development of Chehalem Mountain Shorthaired Pointers.
All of the dogs, both past and present, as well as the future
generations will continue to reflect the Danish and German
heritage of the foundation dogs.
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