NFC Tonelli’s Rising Sun elected to American Field Hall of Fame in Grand Juntion, Tennesee

NFC/FC/7X CH Tonelli’s Rising Sun owned by Douglas Stocks and bred by Terry Zygalinski was elected to this years class of inductees to the Hall of Fame.  This is a fitting tribute to a dog that displayed his greatness not just in the winning he did in the field but to his greatness as a prepotent sire for the breed. His influence is still being seen today in so many of the top competing dogs in the breed.

On Feb 8, 2020 in a ceremony at “The National Bird Dog Museum”  in Grand Juntion, Tennesse, he will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame. A painting of him will be hung in the museum next to so many of the other great German Shorthair Pointers that make the breed what it is today.  Truly an honor and tribute a great dog that I had the pleasure to own and love. He is alive and well in the pedigree of the dogs I still breed today.

NFC/FC/7X Reg CH Tonelli’s Rising Sun daughter wins 2010 NSGPA “National Championship” and a son garners “Runner Up ” in the 2010 NGSPA National Shooting Dog Championship in March of this year !

National Field Champion Sonny

Congratulations to this year’s, 2010 National Field Champion Tonelli’s Little Stinker. Owned by Harvey Shannon Franco of Carriage Hills Kennels,trained and handled by Chris Goegan and bred by James and Sarah Messer out of their “great” bitch, NAFC/FC/AFC Annie’s Little Stinker. Reg CH/FC/and this year, 2010 National Shooting Dog Champion Runner up was Timberland Savannah Chip, a son out of ” NFC Sonny ” Chip is owned by Don and Ginger Kidd, was trained and handled to this prestigious win by Pat Waresk and bred here out of “Sky “, a daughter of the renown producer KJ Hightailing Saddle. NFC “Sonny” was bred by Terry Zygalinski of Windjammer Kennels. I was just lucky enough to have owned such a great dog. Sonny is 13 years old this month and doing well. ( see attached picture on him taken this week ) Although no longer producing pups he still enjoys outings and soaking up the sunshine and has given me the “thrill of a life time” watching him perform and now his son and daughters. Congradulations to all on their outstanding accompolishments

NFC/Reg CH/FC Strike’s Flash of Gold wins 2006 NGSPA All Age “Dog of the Year



“Flash” was named NGSPA All Age “Dog of the Year” as the winningest all age GSP in the country. A fitting tribute to a dog that started his career winning the national futurity, then on to three national titles. We have several quality bitches bred to Flash with pups due in April and May of 2007. Check our litters page as information will be posted as the pups are born.

“Flash ” wins 52nd running of the National German Pointing Dog National All Age Championship.



NFC/FC/Reg Ch Strike’s Flash of Gold won the National German Pointing Dog All Age Championship held in March 2006 at Pyramid State Park in Pinckneyville, Illinois. Since winning the NGSPA National Futurity in 2000, Flash has remained a consistent winner at the national level with runner up national championship titles at the NGSPA in 2003 and in 2004 at the GSPCA in Eureka , Kansas. He was destine to win a NFC title. He was handled to this prestigous win by Eldon Hongo of Cheyenne,Wyoming. Congradulations to Eldon on this win as well as wins at the Sharptail and Reg 12 with Flash. Flash is OFA excellent and at stud ( $800 ) to approved bitches. Flash pups will also be available.

“Cowboy” wins 2004 NGSPA Region 11 All Age Championship

cowboy-1Robert’s Royal Wrangler “Cowboy” owned by Dale Roberts of Seminole, TX and Terry Zygalinski of Watsonville, CA won the 2004 Region 11 All Age Championship, a qualifier for the NGSPA National Championship. Cowboy was handled to his championship win by co-owner Terry Zygalinski. Congradulations to Terry and Dale. Information o­n Cowboy is under GSP studs o­n this web site.

Sonny wins National Championship!

sonny-1NFC/FC/Reg CH Tonelli’s Rising Sun won THE GERMAN SHORTHAIR POINTER ASSOCIATION 52nd running of the ” NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ” at the J. Perry Mikles Wildlife Demonstration Area in Booneville, Arkansas. The championship started o­n Feb 29, 2004. Dunfur’s Where You Ben owned by Ryan Quesenberry and handled by Dan Hoke of Washington was named National Champion Runner up. Congratulations to them.