Etta is a pup out of Belle and Klaus. That is Klaus' first litter that he sired, and first natural ability breeders award litter that he sired. Etta also earned a prize I in her NAVHDA natural ability test with a maximum score of 112. She has had her hips x-rayed and OFA certified good. Etta has also earned a NAVHDA utility prize ii. She has had a litter that has earned a NAVHDA natural ability breeders award. That same litter also has produced 3 akc master hunters, and two NAVHDA versatile champions.
Blitz is a pup from Klaus and Gretel, whelped in 2003. He was retrieving tennis balls at 4 weeks of age, and Howie had his training fairly advanced by 6 months old. His backing is maybe the most impressive thing about his field work. I've seen him back staunchly at 50+ yards, and he is just as intense on his back as he is on point. Blitz has earned his AKC Master Hunter title, international champion title, NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize II, and NAVHDA Utility prize I. He is qualified to run in the 2007 NAVHDA Invitational. I have had the chance to train with Howie and blitz and have Klaus braced with them in the field, Blitz is an outstanding dog that will do well in any venue that Howie chooses to run.
Blitz is owned by Howie hill of Hibbing, MN. You can reach Howie by calling 218-208-8243.
Klink is a full younger brother to Blitz. I have had the pleasure of handling Klink in all of his NAVHDA tests, natural ability prize I, and utility prize I. He is qualified to run in the 2010 NAVHDA Invitational. He is a wonderful even tempered dog that lives well in the house and turns it on in the field and marsh. He has had his hips ofa certified good.
Klink is owned by Todd Hall and his family from Lakeville, Minnesota.
Another pup from Klaus and Gretel. Litter mate sister to Klink. Owned by Ralph Sobkowicz of International Falls, Minnesota. Ruffed grouse hunter extraordinaire. Lexis and Klink's litter earned a NAVHDA natural ability breeders award. All five pups tested from this litter earned 112 points. Prize I natural ability scores. Lexis and Ralph continue in the NAVHDA test system, and currently have earned prize iii in utility. Ralph hopes to run her summer 2011 on the road to the invitational. She is the dam to my young female, Bordercountry's Wild Child, (Bimbo).
On Sunday June 12, 2011, Ralph and Lexis earned prize I in utility and have qualified for the 2012 NAVHDA Invitational. Congrats to Ralph and Lexis and good luck in your training for 2012.
In the grouse woods Ancel's determination to find birds and his tremendous stamina serve him well on long grueling hunts in the toughest cover. Ancel earned a NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize II 101 points at just 4.5 months of age. At 16 months Ancel earned a NAVHDA Utility Prize I along with a maximum score of 204 points! Along with being a talented gun dog Ancel's excellent conformation has earned him the title of International Champion. Kara handled Ancel to 1st place finishes in 3 of 4 IABCA show rings including a Best of Breed win.
Another litter mate to Lexis and Klink. Another 112 pt. Prize I. Another breeder award pup. The Klaus and Gretel breeding has produced so many fine family companions. Willow is owned by Calvin Kruschek and his family in southeast wisconsin.
Little Wuff, when I've been around. Son of Wuff and Lexy. Wuffer's earned a prize I 112 pt. Natural ability award. This litter is a NAVHDA natural ability breeders award litter. He gets to fish and hunt grouse with his owner, damian wilmot of Superior Wisconsin.
Nother Klaus/Gretel pup that is doing well in the NAVHDA test system. Otto earned a prize I in natural ability with a max score of 112. Otto is owned by Sam Chapirson. Sam and Otto have also earned a prize I in utility, with a 201 score. Sam and Otto are now headed to the NAVHDA Invitational.
Grace is owned by Tim and Elizabeth Doyle of Rice Lake, Wisconsin. She gets to hunt ruffs right out the back door. Grace earned a prize I in her natural ability test with a max score of 112. She is littermate to Otto.
Roxy owns Lisa and Scott Schutta of Shell Lake, WI. There she gets to hunt ruffed grouse and ducks right in her own backyard. She also owns ruger, another shorthair that we have helped train. Roxy is a pup out of Wuff and Lexy. We hope to see big things from Roxy.
Hawk is owned by Louise Shaw from Rindge, NH. They have successfully completed the NAVHDA natural ability test level, with a max score of 112 and a prize I, and are preparing for utility level testing. On sept 21, 2013, at Quail Ridge Kennels in CT., with the southern New England chapter, Hawk earned a prize I in utility with a max score of 204. I got to be there and meet louise and hawk and witness a great performance. Congrats to Louise and Hawk. Hawk is the first pup out of Tank and Lexy to qualify for the NAVHDA Invitational.
Cody whelped 08/30/2011 owned by Darryl and Kathy Solem Natural Ability Prize II 108 points on 06/15/2012 at 9.5 months Weight: 72 lbs Height: 25 in Hips: OFA Good Bite: Normal Coat: Dense Medium Harsh Black Roan IABCA International Show Champion on 05/05/2013 at 1 year 8 months
We were looking for a great hunting dog and family companion that would take to the grouse woods and pheasant fields. What we got from Carey McMillan with Cody is a real gamer for all that and more including abundant character. Cody has an intense drive and desire for the woods, water and fields. From the day we brought Cody home he has been a natural retriever carrying anything he can put in his mouth. We live on a lake and he took to the water immediately. He has real steadiness in the field, is a natural backer and great with his water work. Cody loves to hunt and train and is very cooperative wanting to learn and be challenged. He is a great house dog and fun addition to our family.