How Do We Accomplish this?
Our foundation breeding dogs are whelped, field performance tested and conformation evaluated and approved for breeding in Germany. We coordinate with the parent German breed club, Kleine Munsterlander Deutschland(KlM-D), Breed Commission and Breed Wardens to locate import candidates from premiere lines which have been developed over the past 100 years to be physically and genetically healthy, possess strong character and perform exceptionally in the field. We literally have the best of the best! We accomplish this by importing pregnant older proven bitches that have been mated to mature proven males, After their first litter in the USA we use imported semen from proven top German KlM males for the bitches next litter. The Kleine / Small Munsterlander originated in Germany and has been bred and tested there, with the purpose of refining the breed, for decades. The number of dogs in their breeding program and the data base of records available on each line and dog are immense. By being a member of KlM-Deutschland through KlM-GNA we have access to a diverse gene pool and the top KlM lines going back decades.
Since our puppies are placed in hunting homes across the USA and Canada, we strongly encourage all pups be run in a NAVHDA Natural Ability Field Evaluation and/or the JGHV natural ability test-VJP. NAVHDA and JGHV comprehensive testing that truly considers versatility in the field provide an excellent base of knowledge from which we can evaluate and improve our breeding program. It is only through the spirit of cooperation and shared responsibility between the breeder and the owner that continued improvements can be made.
We sell our dogs under a spy/neuter agreement unless the owner has made a previous arrangement. We do this to protect our genetics from being bred without proper attention to the Breeding Regulations of KlM-D ad KlM-GNA.
The North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association, NAVHDA and JGHV, were formed with the specific purpose of educating all interested persons in the techniques of training versatile hunting dogs, to conduct tests of versatile hunting dog breeds in North America and to maintain records of such test for all interested persons. The underlying aim of both organizations is to serve the interests of game conservation, the prevention of cruelty of animals, and good sportsmanship by helping the hunter to train his dog to work before and after the shot, on land and in water.
As the owner, testing your pup, you acquire a better trained hunting companion through the preparation for the test as well as improving your dog's hunting ability.
Whether testing, trailing, or hunting, our goal is to produce pups that with proper attention to training will provide years of enjoyment as hunting companions in the field and as personable family members