Morningstar Shorthairs
Morningstar Shorthairs
German Shorthaired Pointers | Waterford, CT
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about us

A great hunting companion, a great house companion, a great dog.

We are a small family run hobby kennel. We breed to enhance our needs and goals for our guiding services and to protect and improve the genetic traits which make our lines truly versatile German shorthairs.

We test our dogs through the AKC hunt tests and NAVHDA programs. We have many titles on our dogs and are very proud of those accomplishments, but we do not select our breeding program based on titles alone. We look for only the best traits that will continue to produce the original German Shorthair.

Our breeding goal is to produce truly versatile gun dogs for the field, the marsh, and the home. Our bloodlines are carefully chosen and well established. They have been proven and tested through NAVHDA & AKC hunt tests and in the field.

The end results are puppies with sweet dispositions, natural hunting instincts, intelligence and a calm demeanor for a loyal and affectionate companion gun-dog.

The German Shorthair excels when they are part of the family pack.
They do not do well as a kennel dog.
Our puppies are sold to the discriminating foot hunter who wishes to have a companion living in the home.

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Our Dogs



The newest addition to the morningstar family is

Morningstar’s Lady Abigail.

She is almost a year old and is already proven herself in the field and in the house. She is a very trainable, easy-going pup and I look forward to continuing to train her. When introduced to the water for the first time, she jumped right in and retrieved a bumper. She went on her first goose hunt and did an excellent retrieve. We are extremely excited to have Abby as a part of the family.

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Training Services


basic obedience

  • Puppies – Basic Manners and Socialization

  • Hunting Dogs

  • Competition Dogs

  • Family pets


Pointing or Flushing Breeds

Field Work for Competition and Hunting Dogs

Steady to Wing and Shot

  • Pointing

  • Stop to Flush

Backing and Honoring

Over 1000 acres leased land for training




  • Birds

  • Gunfire

  • Quartering

  • Water work


  • Hold and Carry

  • The trained retrieve

  • Water work



Morningstar Dogs Past & Present





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We are anticipating a litter in the near future! Please contact us for more information.


About the Sire


About the Dam