Our dear, sweet Mikie, short for Michelangelo, wasn't a show dog, never won a bunch of ribbons or titles, but he won our hearts from the time he was a tiny pup.  He was the only GSP we have ever known to be truly patient, he was the caretaker of all here at Windheim.

Ch Windheim's Bolt of Lightening JH CGC

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We were thrilled when Katie Tazza of Up N Adam Kennels chose to breed one of her beautiful Dual Champion bitches to our Tonka. That breeding produced 2 Duals, and from that litter, our Jodi came to live with us. Though she never completed her titles through no fault of her own, she had some nice show wins including a Best of Breed win over specials, and completed two Junior Hunter legs. Jodi produced two wonderful litters for us and lived a long happy life to almost 16 years old.

Up N Adam's Jouet

We purchased Cali in 1991 as an eight-week old pup from Stradivarius Kennel in Quebec, Canada. Her dam was a full sister to DC Stradivarius Baroque, a beautiful dog we always admired, and her sire was a World Champion German Import. An amazing hunting dog, Cali is the foundation of Windheim GSPs. She had an uncanny ability to run full speed through the field, slam on point, and then would hold forever. She easily earned her Senior Hunter title. She lived a long, full life, passing just one month shy of her 17th birthday.

Ch Windheim's Tonka Tuff JH

We are fortunate to have had several wonderful dogs and horses pass through our lives, and while we have been often blessed with longevity, a dog's life is simply never long enough. We are grateful for the companionship and memories we have from each. 

Our Past

Our dear sweet Grace left us way too early, we lost her at 11 years old to lyme nephritis.  We are so proud to have bred and owned this beautiful Josh daughter. She not only turned heads in the show ring, but also proved herself in the whelping box.  Her offspring include 4 Grand Champions, 4 Champions, and a multitude of versatile dogs that have Senior and Junior Hunter, Obedience/Rally, Dock Diving and NAVHDA titles.  She was awarded Registry of Merit status from the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America when her 8th pup completed a show championship.  We miss her terribly, but know we and others are blessed to have generations of her legacy in the pups and grandpups she has produced.

Ch Windheim's Goodnight Gracie JH RN

GSPCA VC and ROM

​Stradivarius Calypso V Xfire SH

Tonka was our first homebred champion, and we are equally proud that he was tied for GSPCA Dual Champion Sire of the Year in 2002. His dam was our Cali, and he was sired by Canadian Ch and Best in Show Winner Stradivarius Apache. Strongly linebred on DC's Hillhaven Hustler combined with German imports, this boy was bred to do it all. He was a handsome, happy go lucky, standard-sized male who passed on his excellent temperament to his pups.

Blitz was a confident, standout puppy who always approached life in a big, beautiful way, including finishing his championship by getting his last major going Best of Breed over many top champions.  Blitz was co-owned with and handled by Barbara Van Blarcum and was Ray Scarth's best pheasant hunting buddy.  We are thankful to Barbara, Ray and their family for loving Blitz and giving him the best home and care, we know losing him has left a great void in their life.  (Field photo courtesy of Judy Zeigler, Crystal Kennels and Dog Training)

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Windheim's Cowabunga Dude, JH

​Windheim's Just In Case, JH

​"Foxy"

​We sadly lost Foxy way too young to Protein Losing Enteropathy, or PLE.  PLE is not a disease, but rather a debilitating condition where protein is lost from the bloodstream as opposed to being absorbed.  It can be caused by a number of things such as cancer, a food intolerance, IBD, liver disease, parasites or cardiac disease.  Often, as in Foxy's case, the cause cannot be determined.  Symptoms can range from gastrointestinal dysfunction such as diarrhea, vomiting, or anorexia and fluid buildup in the abdomen and chest cavity.


​Foxy was the perfect pet, especially to my mom and dad who loved her dearly.  We all miss her terribly.