Why Bear paw Ranch?

Why should you choose Bear Paw Ranch as your GSP Breeder?
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Our success is based on your success

As a breeder, I’m not successful, unless my puppies and buyers are success as a pair. It’s important to me that I help you pick the puppy that’s best for you and your family. Just like your children are different even though they have the same parents, puppies are also individuals. 


In our breeding program we strive to breed dogs that are consistent in drive and contentment


Aligning you with the perfect puppy for you!

Early on in breeding I realized that so many times an undesirable outcome came from a buyer and puppy that were a poor fit. When you select a dog based on color or pattern solely, you miss the entire personality–and quirks–that a dog has. In hunting dogs, the level of drive is often the source of a poor fit between buyer and puppy. For example, if you get a high-drive hunting dog, one bred to work 16 hours a day in the field, then you’ll have some issues with that dog living in a family with small children who want to relax in the evening and veg on the couch. 



Happy Puppies

Happy Families

Years in Business

Health Guarantees Called in

The 3 Pillars of Finding the Perfect Pup

Breed Amazing Dogs

It all starts with breeding amazing dogs. We breed a dog who lives up to the standard of the breed, while also selecting for traits that help them adapt to the modern lifestyle of today.

Understand & support our buyers

We want you to be successful with your dog, which is why we take the time to fully understand what you need and want in a dog. What lifestyle you hope to have with the dog, so we can find you the perfect pup for you!

Match Family to the right puppy

Through understanding  our dogs, their differences, and our buyers and their desires, we can help align the perfect puppy with the perfect family. This has been the mark of our success for over a decade. If a puppy isn’t right for you, we’ll tell you.

What’s Included?


Every breeder does things a little different, but here’s what we include with the purchase of your puppy.

Our goal is to give you the best start and keep things simple. We’ve been doing this for over a decade and we are always looking to make things better and easier for you! This is why we have put the time in to do the following things, they all help the transition into getting a puppy.

We know that getting a new puppy is fun, but can also be a little daunting, this is why we have lots of emails and a puppy guide you can listen to to help you get to the part where your puppy is enjoyable, and not just work. It should be fun, our goal is to make it a reality for you!

AKC Registration

Our dogs all come with limited AKC Registration (no breeding rights), we pay for the registration, but you get to select the name! Full AKC breeding rights are available for an additional price, but it comes with first pick in the litter.

Lifetime Support

I’m always here to help you. You can always contact me and I’ll be on your team to find a solution. I don’t expect perfection, I know these dogs can be a little…quirky. My goal is to help you find a flow with your puppy that works with your life, so it’s positive for all!


We use a simple contract. Our goal with our contract is to help you understand what you can expect from us and what we hope you’ll follow through on with your pupppy. When you’re ready to move forward, we’ll ask you to review and sign before placing a deposit.

Email Puppy Prep Series

We’ve written a series of emails, with links, to help you get started with you puppy, everything from figuring out dog food, where to get it, and what to feed, to deworming, to housetraining, and much more!

Audio Puppy Guide

Most of our buyers are driving a little ways to get to us, it’s an easy drive. Instead of giving you a million things to read, we recorded an audio puppy guide for you to listen to. It helps you understand the 5 Pillars of Successful Dog Ownership.

Tails Docked & Dewclaws removed

We dock tails and remove dewclaws in accordance with breed standard. We’ve seen a lot of discussion over this and feel it is the right answer for our families, having a dog that is easier to manage and more likely to be taken everywhere with you!

Herbal Dewormer

After trying both chemical and natural deworming products, we’ve opted to use natural dewormer. We have found it more effective as a dewormer, but also doesn’t have any of the negative side effects often seen from chemical dewormers.


We microchip all of our puppies with an internationally recognized microchip. This is prepaid and good for life, no subscriptions for you! We will put the microchip in your name when you pick up the puppy, so you are covered from the start!


Vaccinations are complete as are age-appropriate for the puppy. We have careful vaccination protocol that we developed with our vet. We even have a handout to help you understand the window of susceptibility and when your puppy is safe with vaccines.

Ready to Join the Bear Paw Family?

The best way to start the process is with the puppy application. There are no right or wrong answers. It's designed to help us better understand what you are looking for in a dog, so we can align you with the perfect puppy for you!