I (Meagan) started showing dogs when I was a young girl in 4-H. While in the 4-H program I often raised market animals and always participated in the dog show and dog obedience; this was the beginning of my love for dogs. Joe has been an avid hunter since he was a young boy and continues hunting today. Together we are able to produce outstanding dogs in the ring and the field, while caring for them at the highest degree.

 About 15 years ago I purchased my first AKC show dog, a Bearded Collie, however my love for Wirehaired Pointing Griffons came about 9 years ago. I was looking for a great hunting dog that could also easily transition to the show ring while at the same time being able to easily adjust to a life in our home with our family. The Griffs met that exact purpose and we purchased our first male, the rest is history.  I have spent the last 3 years breeding my dogs under Whiskeytown Sporting Dogs. Our Griffons live in our home and travel to work with us most days. We hunt them almost every day of the hunting season and travel to shows in California most weekends.

Our goal at Independence Sporting Dogs is to produce sound, healthy, and happy Griffons that excel in both the field and the show ring. We are honored to be an AKC Breeder of Merit.