About Us

Welcome to Best Gun Dogs, your premier destination for top-tier gun dog training and breeding services, specializing in the esteemed German Shorthair Breed. With a steadfast commitment to excellence, we meticulously curate each aspect of our program to produce exceptional upland hunting dogs that seamlessly transition from the field to your home as cherished companions.

At Best Gun Dogs, our foundation is rooted in decades of research and nationwide exploration, enabling us to selectively breed dogs that consistently embody the finest qualities of the German Shorthair. Our dogs are renowned for their unwavering focus, intelligence, eagerness to please, and innate abilities in both hunting and domestic settings. Whether lounging fireside on a Friday evening or swiftly retrieving game on a Saturday morning, our dogs epitomize versatility, embodying the perfect balance between field prowess and familial warmth.

In our unwavering pursuit of breed perfection, we recently acquired advanced certifications from prestigious institutions. Our team has successfully completed the Advanced Skills Trainer Course Certificate from Lonestar Dog Trainer, complemented by the Advanced Training Skills and Techniques certification, integrating the latest methodologies including the use of remote electronic training collars from Martin Deeley’s International School for Dog Trainers.

With each new litter, we tirelessly strive to elevate the breed standard, ensuring that every dog embodies the epitome of excellence. As avid enthusiasts ourselves, we understand the unique requirements of every owner, whether seeking a field-tested companion, a running partner, or a beloved family pet. Allow us to guide you in selecting the ideal dog to complement your lifestyle and preferences.

For over two decades, Best Gun Dogs has been synonymous with unparalleled training expertise and breed integrity. Conveniently located just three hours north of Las Vegas, NV, and two and a half hours south of Salt Lake City, UT, we invite you to explore our comprehensive range of services, from puppy acquisition to advanced training programs.

In addition to our esteemed training services, we offer a diverse selection of puppies, started dogs, and finished champions, meticulously nurtured to embody the pinnacle of breed excellence. Our training regimen incorporates industry-leading methods, utilizing bobwhite quail recall pens and wild-caught pigeons to ensure optimal skill development and field readiness.

Experience the unparalleled distinction of Best Gun Dogs. Contact us today to reserve your place in our esteemed training program or to embark on the journey of acquiring your next exceptional companion.

About Me


Growing up in St. George Utah I spent a lot of time in the hills hunting, especially quail hunting. The one thing I found out real quick was that Gamble’s quail are fast runners and they love to hang out in cactus and thick tamarack bushes. Finally one day I talked my uncle Dale Osborn into bringing his GSP (Mugs) down to St. George to help us hunt some quail. Long story short we hunted hard all day and Mugs was into several coveys helping us find birds that we knocked down in the thick stuff, making sure we didn’t loose any birds, and most of  all helping us find birds! After that day I was hooked. I had to have a pointing dog. My first dog, Ladie, was a sweet little GSP that taught me a lot about responsibility. I was only 15 years old at the time and still can remember sleeping with her on the floor in our laundry room so she wouldn’t cry all night and keep everybody in the house awake.  It wasn’t even a year later that I got my second Shorthair, Fritz, at the time he was a year old and his previous owners said that he was to rowdy and they needed to find him a home. At the time I was training dogs very heavily with the German Shorthair Pointing Dog Club of Southern Utah and one of my mentors (Robert Wells) at the time picked up Fritz and told me he thought he would be a nice dog. Robert was the owner of the famous Diamond Valley Tobe,y the Sire to this dog Fritz. Well Fritz and I hit it off and in few months we had him whoa broke, steady to flush, and working birds nicely. At that time I started to compete in AKC hunt tests and in just a couple of years was able to put a Senior Hunt Title on Fritz. I wouldn’t have been able to get this title without the help from many people involved in the SUPDC, especially two people. Robert Wells and Kent Forbush. These guys took me under there wing and taught me everything  I needed to know; like how to start a young dog on birds, obedience training, and how to compete in AKC  Hunt Tests.  Since then I have worked with various dogs and various breeds. I truly believe each dog has it’s’ own personality and needs to be trained accordingly.  Sure the  behaviors of dogs are a lot alike but the way you apply those training techniques can be different. Training gun dogs has become one of my biggest passions. I look forward to working with you and sharing my love for bird dogs.