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Training and Handling
hunting dogs and top-winning field trials dogs

Dear Friends,

We, at Jim Heckert Kennels,
are proud to have trained/handled
many quality bird dogs, including this great dog:
(photo from Montana summer training 2014)

"Trixie" is owned by Scot and Tom Word, Richmond VA

Come join us as we train great bird dogs
and trial some outstanding competitors this fall!

When your dog is a part of our team
you know we'll do our best so that your dog will do his (her) best!

V.I.P. Natural High ("Cut")
owned by KC Shore, co-owned by Ray Knight

Looking for a top-quality Pointer of your own?
Check out our quality started and broke dogs for sale

Jimmy working dog on checkcord in Montana


Whether you're a bird hunter, pointing breed field trial competitor, or a person who owns a bird dog as a companion and wants to have a dog that can do what it was bred to do - we offer training tailored to your dog's individual needs.

Take a few minutes and look at some of the great dogs we had the pleasure to train and handle in recent years - from Brittanies to Weimaraners, and many pointing breeds inbetween - there's nothing like the sight of a bird dog standing rock-solid and intense on wild birds...

With the Rockies as a backdrop and the beauty of the surrounding landscape in "big sky country"...
it truly takes your breath away

Handlers on horseback in Georgia

At Jim Heckert Kennels we travel thousands of miles every year in order to run our client dogs in quality pointing breed field trials -- from the east to the west, and from north to south

We actively compete in AKC and American Field trials across the country - supporting local pointing breed clubs, as well as National and Championship events.

Our congratulations go out to our clients' dogs that have won and/or placed at recent trials. See some of their photos... CLICK HERE

Liver and white Pointer pupsBREEDING

We're proud to have trained and handled the 2006 AKC National Gun Dog Champion, "Covey Up Johnny," a male Liver/White English Pointer owned by Ray Knight of Albany, Ga. "John" outperformed 55 dogs down in Sutherlin, VA to win that prestigeous event. He also went on to take Top Pointer at the 2007 AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog Championship in Nebraska!

We know that winning at trials is only one aspect of proving the merit of a breeding program, the other side of that coin is passing those excellent winning ways on to future generations. Several of John's puppies have finished their AKC Field Champion title -- and are winning in major AKC gun dog stakes!

When you're looking for an excellent hunting dog, or a future contender for top field trial awards in American Field or AKC events, check out some of our past litters...


If you're a bird dog enthusiast and want to get in touch - whether it's about training, handling, pups, trials, or other related areas where we could be of assistance - feel free to give us a call, e-mail, or drop us a line the 'old fashioned way.'

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jim Heckert Kennels
497 Clark Place Road
East Waterford, PA 17021-9722 USA
(717) 512-6183 (Cell)

We feed and recommend Purina Pro Plan dog food

We use and recommend Dogtra training collars

We use and recommend Garmin tracking collars
Read letter from AKC here (PDF)

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