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Australia's only dog breeding and training

program dedicated to sambar hunters

Get close to more deer, more often! 

A well breed and trained pointer will become your most valuable hunting tool.

In Australia, a deer dog refers to a dog that helps you find deer, but has no part in catching them. 
I have trained more than 100 dogs over the past couple of years including German Wire Haired pointers GWP's, German Short Haired pointers GSP's, Hungarian Vizsla's, English pointers and Weimeraners being used for sambar.
While all these dog breeds can be trained to indicate a deer, I have not seen any breed or bloodline capable of finding and pointing deer to such an elite level as my English pointers. click here for more information around choosing a dog breed.


To get the most out of working with your dog you will need to refine your style and learn how to utilise your dogs instincts.

Some deer dog training methods used overseas (e.g. Europe) are not useful for finding sambar deer as they are based more around using the dog after the shot or are too restrictive of a dogs range for Australian deer hunting conditions.


I want my dogs to find deer, so I need them to be able to range widely. Some overseas training methods reduce a dogs range greatly to only meters, which reduces the amount of deer that can be found, the area a hunter can cover during a sambar deer hunt and the distance you will be from the deer which means scaring them off before getting a shot.

My DeerPoint program is a journey that will show you everything you need for the pup I have bred for you. If you want to do what you see in my videos then there is no surer way than getting a pup from me and doing my program. Click here for next steps to get a pup

"If you rush and end up with an inferior breed dog,  you will not get quicker success and may in fact never succeed",

Daniel Grixti

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About Daniel: your breeder and trainer

Your dog breeder, dog trainer and hunting guide Daniel Grixti is highly skilled and trained, with a PhD in environmental science, 10 years employment for the Victorian fisheries department, a university lecturer in Fisheries Management, appeared on several TV programs such as Escape with ET and 100% Pure Fishing and an expert speaker for fishing and hunting groups. 


Breeding and helping hunters train pointing dogs to find sambar deer is the main service Daniel offers and he has helped many hunters using his deer dog training program.

It's Daniel's hunting style that he is well known for, he loves to get close to deer during a hunt because the closer you get the higher the adrenaline and excitement. Getting closer to deer increases the skill level required. That is where the dogs come in. They move ahead and point where deer are before the deer know where we are.

Daniel has hunted since the age of 5, began training his first hunting dog at 8 and has hunted most Australian game. He has also been guided on hunts in Africa, New Zealand and North America, so he understands what is required to be a satisfied hunting client.

Please give us a call if you would like to discuss our dog breeding, training or guided hunts

+61 0415 283 997

Special Guest Guided hunts with my dogs

The Wildlife Man

David Ireland

David Ireland is the Wildlife Man his films shown on major TV networks worldwide including Discovery HD Channel and in Australia on Channel Nine and Win TV.

David is arguably one of the most experienced wildlife film producers in the world. He has been making wildlife films for over 35 years and works with a huge diversity of creatures, everything from whales and sharks to snakes, crocs, marsupials, insects, birds and African mammals

Tony Gillahan
TG Outdoors

Tony is a pioneer in youtube Sambar Deer Hunting videos and has been doing it for over 10 years now.


With 6000 subscribers, large social media pages, numerous product sponsors and a variety of hunting videos, Tony has become somewhat of a hunting celebrity for a younger group of deer hunters that enjoy learning from a genuine and knowledgeable like-minded hunter.

Sambar Slayer
Simon Gillet

Perhaps better known for his Weimeraner BO on Youtube, Simon is an accomplished Bow hunter that can shoot accurately out to 100 meters.

As a former Australian rowing Olympic champion, it is no surprise that Simon has reached such heights in his hunting, bow shooting and hunt filming.

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