We have had GWPs for 15 years. Our first GWP had a less than ideal temperament and multiple health issues that plague the breed so when it was time to add another GWP to our family we researched breeders for months. All that research led us to Claddagh GWPs and William and Courtney Bastian. Why did we choose Claddagh? Upon meeting William and Courtney and their dogs in person, and observing the temperament, conformation, coats and hunting abilities of their dogs we both instantly knew we had found the right breeder. Their dogs are even-tempered and calm, producing pups that make great family members as well as cooperative hunting partners. Their dogs are thoroughly health tested before breeding. Their dogs have great conformation and coats and therefore hold up in the harshest of hunting conditions. The success of their breeding program is evident by the numerous accomplishments of their dogs and their offspring in NAVHDA, AKC, and many other venues. William and Courtney are passionate about producing outstanding versatile dogs and plan every litter thoughtfully with the intention of improving the breed as a whole.
Our Claddagh GWP has been a delight since the day we brought him home. He is the calmest dog we have ever had, yet when out in the field his desire for game kicks him into high gear. Even at the tender age of 19 weeks, he has already demonstrated outstanding scenting abilities. We are very active in NAVHDA, AKC hunt tests, obedience, and rally, and hunt upland game as well as waterfowl. We have no doubt our Claddagh pup will excel in each activity.
We highly recommend Claddagh GWPs and do so without hesitation. William and Courtney and their dogs are class acts!
~Brad & Christine Gross