We started our search for a pup with AKC. They sent us to a breeder but we knew we wanted a home breeder who would breed and raise a loving, well socialized dog. This was our 3rd gsp. We lost two of our dogs 12 days apart 2 1/2 years ago and we were broken. We had looked for 6 months online for a pup but it never felt right. Then we connected with Mike Reilley and his whole family. They are a fabulous, fun, well informed owners of the beautiful and loving Piper. Piper is gorgeous but looks alone do not describe her. We were invited to meet her at the farm and her personality and intelligence are remarkable. It was clear to us that Back Forty was the place for us to get our next German. Piper was not even pregnant yet but we told Mike we wanted a boy.
Mike kept in constant touch with us and Mike and his wife Heidi invited us to the farm again to visit the puppies. This family is a beautiful illustration of responsible breeding, having fully checked out Piper and the daddy. We received full disclosures about each. We signed a detailed contract, one our vet commented on as very comprehensive and thorough. She thought that this was outstanding and a sure sign that there was a true love of the breed. We agreed.
Cooper has brought such sunshine to our lives. Colby, our other GSP, is loving him and has a new spring in his step at 11 years old. Cooper is part of the Back Forty Independence Day litter, born on the 4th of July. If you are up to the task, and make a Back Forty puppy yours, you will be in for the best time of your life.