With the success of the hunting trips we began to expand our kennels and bring in additional dogs. In June of 1999 we purchased Hansel and Gretel from Mike and Cathy Kindler of Sandhills Kennels in Brownsville, Wisconsin. They both progressed quickly with their training, and when they were a year old we tested them in a NAVHDA natural ability test. Both qualified for a prize and Gretel received a prize I with a maximum score of 112 points.
It is important to us that we are only breeding and hunting with the best dogs possible. We do extensive research on each and every breeding to achieve that end. All of our adult brood dogs have their hips certified. We campaign and test our personal dogs in the NAVHDA and AKC testing programs. With selective breeding and attention to details we try to improve the breed and keep the gene pool healthy. We guarantee the health and disposition of our pups. We also encourage new owners to test and certify their pups in the same testing programs.