​​Autumn Fire Gun Dogs

"We like our dogs and you might too". 
Jerry Hills

Remember all dogs are not created equally.  A word about titles:  we have buyers who make the comment that titles don't interest them because they just want a hunting dog. I agree with them. But what the titles prove is that somebody cared about the dog enough to spend the time and finances it takes to title a dog. And that the dog has the talent, mental stability and is trainable enough to pass the tests. We do AKC hunt tests to make sure our dogs have these traits. We have the most master passes in the last four years of any non pro in Minnesota and we skipped 2008. We try to pass with as little training as we can.  Given enough time we could train a Collie to pass a Master test. So, we need to make sure the dogs are getting better. Not just that our training is getting better. 

We occasionally offer dogs and puppies for sale. 

Thanks for stopping by and if you see something you like give us a call or e-mail.                                                                 
Connie, the dogs and me, Jerry Hills 

Autumn Fire Gun Dogs
Aitkin, Minnesota USA
Kennel phone: 218-821-8672


German Shorthaired Pointers 
   Breeding Better Bird Dogs

Welcome to Autumn Fire Gun Dogs.  We are a small kennel in north central Minnesota.  After 20 years of breeding, buying, training and experimenting with puppies from ours and other kennel's programs, we are reducing the size of our kennel and will be breeding one or two litters a year.  Our females will be selected from our breeding program.  We will be using some stud dogs from outside kennels.  We are starting with a new generation of females, who will carry on our tradition of bird dogs/family dogs.  As always our dogs are chosen for their natural pointing, backing, bird finding and retrieving skills.  They are all people oriented dogs who will perform in the field and equally as well as family members.  All are from AKC master hunter breeding's for several generations, with some field trial, NAVDHA and  NSTRA blood.

The Sam Saint Max dogs are doing very well. They have the superior learning ability that we like.  Bird hunting is a family tradition with us. We hunt from Lake Superior to the Rocky Mountains and From Canada to Kansas. For this we need people oriented dogs that travel well and can handle many different species of birds.

Our dogs hunt Minnesota Ruffed Grouse, Huns and Sharptails in Montana and Pheasants everywhere. They live in motels or the back of trucks or as guests in friend’s homes. They are also used as guide dogs on preserves and wild birds. We do training seminars at Pheasants forever youth days and advanced hunter classes. They all must earn their living.

We do AKC hunt test to get a handle on where we are compared to other breeders. We have Five Master hunters in our kennel that we have raised and trained.

Our dogs are bred to be people friendly, family oriented bird dogs that you can live with all year. 

We are members of and support: GSPCMN, GSPCofA, Pheasants forever. Quail Forever, Ruffed Grouse Society and Autism Awareness.

We  follow the rules for ethical dog breeders set forth by AKC, GSPCMN and GSPCofA. 

Our puppies or dogs are not allowed to be sold at auctions, used as door prizes or raffled as fund raisers by any organization or individual at any event nor at any level.

Autumn Fire Gun Dogs we breed people oriented, family type, stylish German Shorthaired pointers. They will hunt with you, find birds, point and honor another dogs point naturally. 

We believe when you buy a puppy with natural pointing, retrieving, hunting and honoring skills it greatly reduces training costs. Our dogs are bred from many generations of foot hunting dogs, walking field trial dogs, shoot to retrieve dogs, AKC master hunters and Dual Champions.   Most of our buyers do their own training with a little help from us or a pro.