About Us

Al and me with Rush, Frieda, Dustin, and FrostyWinter Creek German Shorthaired Pointers -  Sacramento, CA. (20 mins. east of Sacramento off Hwy 80) in the  town of Loomis, CA. Our club affiliations in California are: Sutter Buttes Pointing Dog Club (Officers/Board), GSPC of NSV and the GSPC of Reno, NV. We are members in good standing with the GSPC of America (our "parent" club) and we are recognized by The American Kennel Club in their Breeders of Merit Program. I am the GSP delegate for the entire United States for our parent club in conjunction with the AKC Hunt Test Advisory Committee. I am the delegate for GSPs and and the President of The Sacramento Council of Dog Clubs. We have a liver and white Dalmatian, Leo, who is just sure he's a GSP! I belong to the Sacramento Valley Dog Fanciers (all breed) Kennel Club. Al and I are members of the German Wirehaired Club of No. CA, the No. CA. Brittany Club and Gold Country English Setters. To say we are involved is, an understatement! I have been a Hunt Test and Field Trial judge for over 20 years and Alan functions as a Field Gunner for most of the pointing breeds in our area. He judges too when not gunning.

"ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS A HUNTING DOG"! Alan and I got our first German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) in 1978. Our lives have never been the same! Gabe, was a grandson of one of the first really good Dual Champions ever produced in California. DC/AFC Erdenreichs Marz Marsh. “Gabe” was steady to “wing and shot” by 18 mos.  old and stayed that way his entire life. He NEVER broke a point! Hunting was strictly business for him and he had an amazing work ethic! He taught many a young dog what the field was all about. Our Gabe son, Victor, was our first GSP to carry the Winter Creek name. Winter Creek’s Victor, Senior Hunter. We lost him at 16 ½, 1989–2006. In 1993, we changed breeding direction by breeding a “Gabe Daughter” into a show line. Winter Creek’s Matilda, JH. “Tillie”, was bred to NMK’s Against All Odds Lowenbrau, SH, “Danny”, a son of DC NMK’s Britannia Von Sibelstein. This breeding produced our 1st Bench Champion, Master Hunter and Obedience dog, CH. Winter Creek’s Marz von NMK,MH, CD, VC. (1993-2007) He was & is my heart!

We knew ZIP about dog shows when we entered the show ring in 1995! We now have 26 show champions in twenty-one years to our credit.  We show our home bred dogs from the Bred By Exhibitor Class as we believe in the quality of our dogs. So far we have eight BBE Champs! That is very special to us as breeders. Six of our dogs have been ranked in the GSP Top Show Dogs in the USA. CH./Intl. CH. Wheeseespots Roaring Thunder, JH. “Rory” was #39 in 1999 and BISS. CH. Winter Creek’s Attitude To NV, JH. “Rita” was in the Top Thirty in 2000 (1998-2014). The foundation of Winter Creek GSPs. CH. Winter Creek’s EZ To Love, JH, “Gracee” was #21 in standings for the 2004 Eukanuba Invitational and #25 GSP in Breed Points. AM/CAN. CH. Winter Creek’s Rendition To NV, JH, “Brent”, was briefly in the Top #25 in 2004 in GSP Breed Points. Since we were not campaigning him, this was a nice surprise. Brent was also #9 in Canada for 2004. BISS. CH. Seven Hills Gala Premier, JH, “Gala” was our TOP 25 girl for 2005. She finished #21 for the 2005 Florida Eukanuba Invitational with only six months of "Breed" ring showing for 2005 year. Gala won the Specialty Show Best of Breed sponsored by our local Sacramento GSP club. That gave her the right to the coveted BISS in from of her CH title. By winning the Specialty Show, she ended the 2005 year in the #18 position in the US. She was at the prestigious Westminster show in New York in Feb. 2006 and made “the Breed cut”! 2006 found her, the #9 GSP in Breed Point Standings and #20 in All Breed standings in the U.S. Gala won an AWARD OF MERIT at the 2006 Eukanuba Invitational that earned her the right to compete at Crufts in London, England. We bred her instead!

In 2004, we had a Breeder’s Dream win at the German Shorthaired National Specialty Show held in May in Pennsylvania. Our 9 to 12 month old puppy bitch, Frieda, CH. Winter Creek’s A Spec Naughty, JH. went BEST IN FUTURITY out of 132 entries. Her sister, Maggie, CH. Winter Creek’s A Spec Of NV who lives in Florida was second behind her. Our Gala won the Senior Division, so we took home a huge part of the whole Futurity. It just doesn’t get any better for breeders to be recognized by their peers on a National level! Another sibling from that litter, CH. Winter Creek’s Sonic Cruiser, JH, “Jet”, qualified for the 2005 Eukanuba Invitational in the Bred By Exhibitor Champion Class.

Our 2006 Champion, CH. Winter Creek’s Howdy Rowdy, JH finished his CH. on September 30, 2006 at the Bonanza Kennel Club shows in Nevada by going Best of Breed over the Specials. He repeated this performance the next day too. This made him a Multiple Breed Winner at the tender age of 16 months. He too, was finished from the Bred By Exhibitor Class and qualified for the 2006 and 2007 California Eukanuba Invitationals. Our 2007 Champion was Rowdy’s sister, Audrey, CH. Intl. Best In Show CH. Winter Creek’s My Fair Lady, JH finished her title in only 8 shows. She was our qualifier for Eukanuba for 2007 and 2008. Like brother Rowdy, Audrey, has a Best of Breed from the classes and is a multiple Best of Breed winner. She also has a Best In Show from her International show career. Our 2009 Champ was Audrey's son, GCH. Winter Creek's MVP, JH, "Omar". 2010 brought us 4 bench CHs. Floyd, CH. Winter Creek's Pretty Boy Floyd, Kyra, CH. Winter Creek's Closer, JH, Bling, CH. Winter Creek's Cha Ching, JH and Eloise, CH. Winter Creek's Eloise.

We have produced MASTERS, SENIORS and many, many, many JUNIOR HUNTERS. Our dogs earn their Junior Hunter titles while they are being campaigned in the show ring and/or field trial endeavors. Our Bodie, FC. Winter Creek’s Bodacious T-Bone, JH, son of National Field Champion Wylie T Bone, was ranked #5 and then finished the year 2000 as #15th Puppy Dog in the US. We just lost him this fall at  age 14. Our latest FC is Winter Creek's Ace In The Hole, JH. Ace finished 2011 as the #2 GSPCA All Age Dog of the Year and he was the #1 Northwest Dog of the Year. Little brother, Rocky, Winter Creek's Manhattan on the Rocks, was the 2010 GSPCA National Field Futurity winner. Rocky finished his FC, and was #9 All Age GSP in the US in 2014. he is a proven sire, his pups are hunting!

Our breeding goals by crossing our field and show lines have been to produce sound, versatitle, beautiful family hunting dogs that can be campaigned in the show ring!

My Daughter, Lore, had the family's first Top Ten Rottie Champ, Bam Bam. He becomes a veteran for 2012-13. Bam has been a Top 20 Show Dog for the last three years. We lost Bam last year but she will have a new pup, Boomer, ready to go by fall.  Dogs have definitely become a generational family affair. Grandson, Branden age 16 has showed the Dal, Leo, at the 2012 Dalmatian Specialty Show and got an Award of Merit, it was one of only two given! Boy was he jazzed! He has a new rottie, Raymond, BIS, American and Canadian CH. to show when he has time.