Shadow with her litter
Pretty new SM
|Tom McDonald, President of the Breed
Council for the SMCNA
||Pete Eising, International
Officer and KIM International representative for the SMCNA
hunting at the Julson's
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The encompassing philosophy which guide our breeding
program is the enhancement of the Small Munsterlander Pointer
Breed. By combining existing USA Small Munsterlander lines and
European Foundation lines we can strengthen the gene pool as
a whole while producing progeny second to none.
Our breeding program philosophy
The Small Munsterlander Pointers bred and raised
in the USA, although a relatively new addition to this country’s
versatile dog lineup, are truly top notch hunting and companion
dogs. However, due to the breed’s low population in the
USA the ability to crossbreed and enhance the breed’s
attributes is very limited.
Our goal is to expand the Small Munsterlander
gene pool within the USA through a multi-pronged approach of
importing, from Continental Europe, proven stud dogs, bringing
in puppies from proven lineage, and using artificial insemination
with semen from proven sires. The Small Munsterlander originated
in Europe 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 is immense.
We are working with Tom McDonald, who imported
his first SM in 1971 and has been a member of the German Small
Munsterlander Club for decades. Tom is constantly studying the
German Club’s breeding results and has made several trips
to Germany to observe their dogs and develop personal relationships
with their breeders. Pete Eising has been instrumental in coordinating
semen collection and the transportation of puppies from Germany
to the USA. We are excited and privileged to have Tom’s
and Pete's valued input and assistance into our breeding program.
Adam, Dan & Ben socializing Shadow's pups
Adam and Jim after exposing pups to water
Shadow introducing her pup to water
First exposure to pigeons
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a larger version)
Our Commitment to Our Buyers
All dogs have been approved for breeding by the
Breed Council of the Small Munsterlander Club of North America
(SMCNA). The purpose of this is to insure that our dogs meet
the club's breeding guidelines. We support the clubs goal of
providing an unbiased third party evaluation of the dogs. To
learn more about Small Munsterlander Club, check out the Club’s
web site at www.smallmunsterlander.org.
We guarantee you a sound healthy puppy whose dew
claws have been removed, and who has received its first vaccination
(DHPPL). I will provide you a record of the date and type of
vaccination the pup has received along with a schedule , you
can give to your vet, for competing the vaccinations. You will
also receive contact information for our veterinarian, so you
or your vet can contact them with any questions or concerns
you may have regarding the vaccinations or general health of
the pup.. I will provide you with two books: 1)
NAVHDA Training and Care of the Versatile Hunting Dog and 2)
NAVHDA Rules, Aims, and Programs. These books will aid you in
taking care of and training your new pup as well as describe
the testing and purpose of NAVHDA. I will also register the
litter with the SMCNA and NAVHDA and you will receive a 1 year
complementary membership in the SMCNA.
Health Guarantee: We have had no genetic concerns
to date and certainly don’t anticipate any in the future.
However, mother nature has the final say and all precautions
in the world will not 100% totally eliminate the possibility
of something genetically occurring. We will guarantee the pup
against serious congenital defect, as listed in the SMCNA
Breed Council and Registry Manual (Appendix H), up to 3
years. We guarantee the pup hip dysplasia free up to 3 years
provided the appropriate OFA certification was performed between
2 and 2 ½ years of age. Should your dog develop a serious
genetic disease, up documentation by a veterinarian and presented
to us with sufficient supporting evidence, the buyer is entitled
1) a refund of the original purchase price
and the dog must be returned to us,
2) a refund of ½ the original purchase price
and you keep the dog.
Should the dog develop a minor congenital defect, as listed
in the SMCNA
Breed Council and Registry Manual (Appendix H), prior to
reaching 3 years of age, each situation will be handled on a
case by case basis upon documentation by a veterinarian in addition
to sufficient supporting evidence. In all cases we reserve the
right to a second veterinarian opion at our expense.
For this health guarantee to be valid the dog
must be registered to and be possession of the original owner.
The puppies will be exposed, at least once and
usually multiple times, to water , birds and training pistol
fire prior to going to their new homes.
We will do are best to answer any questions you
may have about the care and training of your new puppy
Thanksgiving ('06) afternoon hunt
(L to R) Shadow & Adam, Oz & Dan, Ben & Muda
Oz's first goose
Expect From Our Buyers
We love our dogs and are very selective with whom
and where we place our puppies. We will make offspring available
only to good loving homes who hunt extensively. We also require
owners agree to test their pups in the Natural Ability Test
and/or the Utility Test within the NAVHDA training program.
NAVHDA’s comprehensive testing that truly considers versatility
in the field provides an excellent base of knowledge from which
we can continually evaluate and improve our breeding program.
We ask that you keep us up to date on the progress of your pup
and inform us immediately of any concerns or problems you are
having with raising and training your pup.
If your situation changes and you either cannot
or do not want to keep the dog, please let me know. I will assist
you in anyway I can to help you find a good home. Just because
we don’t own the dog anymore does not mean we stop caring
Send us pics, we will try to post them on this
web site and rotate them on a timely basis.