Nickel Creek Gun Dogs


To accompany a superb bird dog, be in a flushing or pointing breed, in the pursuit of upland game birds is an experience like none other. At Nickel Creek Gun Dogs, we believe in breeding and training bird dogs that excel in the field and, at the same time, are perfect family companions. We invite you to learn about us, our training philosophy, and our dogs. Review our website and if you have additional questions please feel free to contact us at (303) 840-1839


Nickel Creek Gun Dogs is owned and operated by John Augustine. John has more than 38 years of experience training different types of gun dogs. His experience includes 5 years as a Field Trial Trainer and more than 25 years of experience of as a professional trainer for a number of sporting clubs in Colorado. Most recently he was selected as the professional trainer for Quail Run Sports Club, one of the premier bird hunting and sporting clay sporting clubs in Colorado. John and his dogs have been featured on the following shows:"American Gun Dog", "Cowboys", and "Modern Shooter". 

Nickel Creek Gun Dogs specializes in breeding and training pointing breeds including German Shorthair Pointers, English Setters and English Pointers and training of all types of hunting dogs (pointing and flushing). John's dogs are bred and trained to be exceptional bird hunters, superb field trialers and excellent family pets. Nickel Creek Gun Dogs is located south of the Denver metropolitan area at Quail Run Sports in Kiowa, Colorado.


Nickel Creek Gun Dogs is pleased to offer a range of services for our clients. Whether you are interested in purchasing your first gun dog, training your new hunting companion, taking your current hunting dog to the next level of performance, finding a safe place for him or her to train, or simply enjoying a day out in the fields, we're here and ready to work with you.

Training Our training services are offered year round and our approach can be customized for those pups just getting started to those preparing for their next hunt test or field trial level. You can read more about our training services or review our testimonials to see what our current and past clients are saying about our approach and results.   ...READ MORE...

Guided hunts We offer guided upland game bird hunts on-site at Quail Run Sports in Kiowa, Colorado and throughout a number of states including Colorado, Kansas and Montana. Whether you are on a quest for pheasant, chukar, or quail, or you just want to experience a hunt over well-trained, champion bird dogs, we can help create the perfect experience for you. ...READ MORE...

Clinics From time to time we offer topic specific clinics covering issues such as snake avoidance. Information about our clinics will be posted on the clinics page when available and will also be posted on the Quail Run Sport's web site. 



Nickel Creek Gun Dogs prides itself on producing and training exceptional gun dogs and family companions. Below you will find information regarding our puppies and started dogs, and answers to questions that we frequently receive.

Pricing - The pricing for our pups starts at $800 and varies based on the breeding. Specific pricing for available pups is provided with each new litter announcement. Pricing for our started dogs varies per dog.

Deposits - Many of our litters are planned well in advance. Therefore, many pups are reserved prior to the actual delivery date. If you are interested in reserving a pup from a planned litter, please contact John to make arrangements. We require a $100 deposit depending on the litter.

Shots/tails/dew claws - All of our puppies will have received their first set of shots and will have been dewormed prior to leaving for their new homes. We will provide you with the documentation necessary to take with you to your first veterinary appointment. All German Shorthair Pointers will have their tails docked and dew claws removed.

Started dogs - Occasionally we will have started dogs available for sale. Started dogs are usually 6 months of age or older, and will have undergone initial gun dog training. All of our started dogs will have been hunted over. Specific details will be provided for each started dog that we post.

2016 English Setter Pups Ready to Go -  Call 303-840-1839 for appointments to see.....