Welcome to our Puppy Page! Our mission is to breed the very best Small Munsterlanders possible. We do so by selecting Munsterlanders that meet or exceed the SMCNA breed standards, their hips are rated “good” or “excellent” according to the OFA, or receive a reading of distraction index of less than .50 in PennHIP. We also require that our dogs excel in the NAVHDA testing system and in all cases come from a long line of champions. If we use studs outside our kennel, we commit to using only studs who excel in favorable hunting traits and test scores. Most importantly, we only choose to breed dogs that have gentle, eager to please personalities as we want them to grow up to be outstanding home companion first and foremost!
We promise to continue to support our buyers as the puppy grows and assist with training and preparing for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test. We will only sell puppies to hunting homes to ensure that they grow up as active hunting dogs — which, after all, is what they love to do!
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Like any commodity where there is more demand than there is product, there will be people selling Small Munsterlander puppies that are not SMCNA registered or have breeding dogs that are not approved by the SMCNA. We feel that only by careful breeding and controlling litters will the Small Munsterlander breed continue to thrive as high-caliber versatile hunting dogs so we are strong supporters of the SMCNA and other SMCNA breeders.
What is the Small Munsterlander Club of North America (SMCNA)? The SMCNA is the founding Club for Small Munsterlanders in North America whose purpose is to promote the responsible ownership of these dogs. From the beginning, its members chose to follow a path apart from that laid out by the AKC. Instead, the SMCNA adopted the philosophy of the German Club that only healthy dogs, that have a good temperament, that have demonstrated good fundamental hunting abilities and that within the FCI Standard for our dogs should be allowed to breed. The Breed Counsel examines each dog for conformity and proven excellent traits before allowing them to be certified to breed, in order to pass on the high quality traits that makes this breed healthy and outstanding hunting companions.
Our kennel is listed as a Cooperating Breeder on the SMCNA website, which is also a good source of information when selecting a puppy from an approved SMCNA breeder. We are also members and our kennel is registered with the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA).