About Us & Our Bloodlines
Jim Broadbents get together in Kerikeri 2021 with some of his dog owners.
Hunting, game and family dogs – German Shorthaired Pointers
Broadbent’s Kennels are located in Kaitaia, in the Far North of Northland New Zealand. We breed German Shorthaired Pointers (GSP). Broadbents Kennels breed quality German Shorthaired Pointers for all types of work, including detection work for predators and pests, drug detection work, border and security control and field trialing as well as for all types of hunting dogs and game dogs.
Buying a Broadbent’s GSP gives you access to 80 years of hunting genetics predominantly in New Zealand. We have been fortunate to work alongside the highly regarded Geoff Sutherland (Sutherlands GSP) over the past few years with our breeding programme, accommodating and expanding on his bloodlines. Geoff has been working predominantly in the field of hunting over the past 40 years, and his knowledge and expertise has enabled us to develop top working and hunting genetics for the New Zealand conditions.
Broadbent’s guarantee their pups. Field testing is a very important part of the success of our kennels. After field testing, we will discuss which pups may be suitable; sex, size, colour and marking. All pups are instinct tested, then matched according to their use in the field and the type of owner and their environment.
Our “BROADBENT” German Shorthaired Pointers (GSP) pups are also vaccinated, micro chipped and vet checked. All pups are NZKC litter registered ready for their new homes. All come with unrestricted pedigree papers, a written guarantee and a copy of Geoff Sutherlands book on basic training. We keep a register of chip numbers and contacts.
These GSPs are bred to be affordable for the serious shooter wanting a hunting or game dog to hunt deer, pheasants, tahr, pigs, quail, goats, geese, wallaby, rabbits, possum, turkeys, hares, swan, paradise duck or peacocks. In summary, they will hunt all types of upland game and fur. They are ideal for fulltime work for professional cullers.
Our GSPs have a short coat with a base colour of liver with variations of white spotting or ticking. They are elegant dogs and will give a lifetime of devoted loyalty. Most have good coverage of hair on the belly which is important to prevent rashes.
Dew claws are not removed, and tails are not docked, as these practices are banned in New Zealand.
Broadbent’s have tried to remain within the NZKC breed standard. We have dogs at both ends of the size spectrum – a range of smaller compact 22 – 35 kg bitches and bigger 30 – 45 kg dogs.
German Shorthaired Pointers also make great family dogs – good with children – but they need plenty of exercise!