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May 29, 2019

I got Rose from Tom 2 years ago; just had her in for her yearly checkup and even the vet commented that she is a beautiful dog and asked where she came from. Rose is a special family pet constantly "hunting" the many turkeys in our yard. She comes from Tom Lyon's great breeding and super clean kennel. I highly recommend Tom's dogs!

Bill Adams

April 6, 2019

I got my Macy from Tom in June of 2018. Tom was very helpful and knowledgeable about the breed and answered all questions that I had. My Macy is a year old. She is a very energetic dog and has done well in her training. Macy is a good family dog and I look forward to getting her out in the field. I would definitely go to Tom for another dog in the future.

Rocco Colson

July 28, 2018

The dog I got from Tom is now 2 years old and has tons of energy, a great nose for birds and just a friendly dog that is great with my really young nieces and nephews. The dog food is so good too.

Christopher Kuehn

April 7, 2018

We got Rose from Tom's 2017 Reba and Major breeding. We enjoyed all the communication and pictures from Tom before we could pick her up. Rose has the sweetest disposition and so easy to train; in 2 weeks she will finish her intermediate obedience classes. After that I figure she will get a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certificate. I wish we had the room for a puppy from this same breeding.

Mary Adams

March 25, 2018

Having the 2017 pick of the litter from Tom Lyon I have been nothing short of impressed with Echo. He is hands down one of the best shorthairs I have ever had and at only one year old as of next week saying that in regards to a puppy I am super excited to see what potential the future holds for him as he has already proven to be beyond his knowledge at such a young age. I would recommend anyone seeking a premium dog family and/or hunting to contact the Lyon's for your next puppy.

Michael Kurr

March 17, 2018

I bought a female from Tom Lyon in 2016. She is a great family dog, she has great temperament around all ages of people. Sadie is a great hunter as well. She has an excellent nose and her instincts are through the roof. I shot 10 wild roosters over her in Mn the first year I hunted her. I also feel the size and markings his pups have are as good as you can find . I would highly recommend Tom’s pups to anyone.

Brodie Schaefer

April 16, 2017

I Met Tom Lyons from Pet hopper at a deer classic and was very impressed. When I was ready to buy a pup I contacted Tom, He was very friendly and answered all my question. I decided order my pup from Tom and have never been sorry My pup Teddy will be 1 yr old April 23rd Teddy is a German Short Hair with great markings and wonderful personality. Teddy went to South Dakota to hunt pheasants when he was 6 months old and did great he loves to hunt and has a great nose that is all ways working. I would highly recommend Tom if you are looking for Short Hair pup.

Daniel Meincke

April 13, 2017

I bought a pup from The Pet Hopper's Ice/Nitro breeding in 2015. Her name is Sadie. We don't use Sadie for hunting. We bought her for a family pet. I cannot find the words to describe how pleased we are with our pup. She is absolutely gorgeous as far as her color and markings. She has a very muscular build. I get a lot of comments from people regarding her stance. People say she has an aristocratic look about her. A very regal look like she comes from royalty. She is very lovable and excellent around adults, children and other pets. Sadie loves to cuddle. So, if you are looking for a dog to hunt or just as a family pet or both. You'll not find a more lovable breed than the German Shorthaired Pointer. Their crazy antics are like none other. They continuously keep you entertained. Sadie will be 2 years old this week. I must say it's been an amazing last 2 years. So, if you're looking for a GSP pup, The Pet Hopper has the finest pups I've ever seen. Thank you Tom Lyon for my precious baby girl Sadie.

Rebecca Kidwell

April 2, 2017

Would definitely recommend Tom as a great shorthair breeder. His kennel is very well maintained and clean, the puppies are shown so much love as well as the mom and dad. We had bought a puppy (Edge) from Tom at 8 weeks old and he has a very loving personality at home and works very hard when he is in the field. We love our shorthair and would definitely use The Pet Hopper as a breeder again.

Aaron Wukawitz

January 25,2016

I was recommended to Tom by Ed Erickson during my search for a great field & family GSP companion. I have a female GSP from the Reba & Major April 2015 litter. She went through Ed's 4 week training course and was holding steady & retrieving to hand at 5 months old. I had her out in the field over a dozen times during this last hunting season, and each time her abilities continued to amaze me. We are currently enrolled in the NAVHDA Obedience Course and hope to run in the NAVHDA NA test this spring. I am more than happy with my family and hunting companion, and would recommend one of Tom's pup's to anyone interested in a great GSP.


September 21, 2015

We absolutely loved working with Tom to get our first GSP, Ruby. Tom was super communicative with us and provided us with a lot of photos as the puppies grew. He also allowed us to come see the puppies early when they were about 4 weeks old. In addition, after we took Ruby home, Tom has remained in contact with us and you can tell he is very invested in his puppies. As a customer, it's nice to know we can always go to Tom with any questions or concerns we have. 

As far as the puppy goes, we couldn't be happier. She has a great personality, was quickly housebroken, and is just a beautiful, well-bred dog. My fiance is so excited to get her out for her first hunting season. Thanks Tom!

Erin & Brian

October 19, 2014

We purchased a puppy from this breeder's May 2012 litter. Jaxsen is an awesome dog. He is a mild mannered dog in the house and an exceptional hunter in the field. He has drive like no other. Hunts pheasants all day long and never tires. His size (28 inches tall) makes him easy to keep track of in the field.

Rod and Nicole Peterson

April 13, 2014

I have a female pup from Ice & Willie's Jan 2013 litter. She's a high spirited, high energy tireless hunter. She's chalked full of determination and drive but still shows great biddability with the right encouragement. As a 7 month old pup she received her NAVHDA NA-Prize III title. She scored 100 out of possible 112 points. This is enough points for a Prize I title. However during the tracking phase of the test, the pheasant ran off and outside of the judging field before my dog was allowed to even start her track(there are no do overs). So basically my dog was judged on her ability to track and point a bird that did not exist. If a dog doesn't find the bird in the tracking test they can only receive a 1 in that portion of the test. NAVHDA rules state that if a dog receives a score of 1 in any phase the highest title they can receive is Prize-III. I'm sharing all of this so you know that in my opinion Tom's pup are prize one pups. She performed fantastic last fall during hunting season. Her pointing was rock solid. She was steady to wing and made some very difficult long retrieves. I would recommend one of Tom's pups to those looking for a great GSP hunting dog. One Caveat though, these dogs have a bloodline that is hunting focused. As a result these dogs are strong willed but still eager to please. She's a devoted family dog and companion. She loves our entire family and pines for our return when we are not with her. She's a velcro dog at home and loves affection. Be prepared to put in the required time in obedience and field training. You'll get back what you put into these pups in spades. Thanks Tom. We love our GSP.

Steve Leigh

August 19, 2013

the energy and excitement he brings will make our first hunt this fall enjoyable for us both. Its been great to hear others comment on the look and mannerism of my GSP.

I would definitely recommend Tom to anyone looking for a pup of this breed.

Justin D.

January 17, 2013

Been hunting with Tom's breeding for over 15 years now and still own a 7 year old out of Tom's breeding. Also have hunted behind most of the dogs tom has raised or breeding choices. These pups want to please in every way not only in the field but in the house also. Kids or no kids these are some of the most gentle dogs you will find. You want companionship or a hunting partner you will find them here. looking forward to getting my next one started here soon. 

Owner of Lyon in Tall oaks

December 19, 2012

Got a pup from a litter born may 2012 and could not be happier. My first hunt when my pup was only 5 months old she pointed four birds had plenty of go power with great range. What is even nicer when our hunt days are over she has made a wonderful house dog and companion.

Dean Teigland

December 10, 2012

We are extremely happy with our, now, 7 month old puppy. what a great disposition and he loves to hunt. I also get a lot of commments on how good he looks.

Bill Perrizo

December 6, 2012

These pups are some of the best bred pups around. All natural ability and early starters.

Dean Neumann
Owner Ridgetop Willie

December 4, 2012

I bought the first male from the litter. The puppy is doing well. Began to point grouse the third time out. Retrieved the first bird dropped over him. Tons of energy will hunt a lll day. He loves to swim, get along well with other dogs, as well as children as young as one year old. Still working on training him to my likings. Over all a wonderful dog would strongly recommend these dogs.

Zach Warweg

December 2, 2012

I trained 4 pups from the last litter at 5 months of age they were pointing holding birds till flush and e collar conditioned to recall and retrieving at the end of 4 weeks. The Pet hopper dog food dispenser has worked out fine for my kennel help less clean up from gabs and easy dispensing at feedings.

Ed Erickson
Owner of Autumn Breeze Kennel

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