My name is John Mustain and I started hunting with my dad at a young age, just as I took my sons hunting when they were young. I’ve always owned hunting dogs and after Sande and I were married I began training and breeding German Shorthaired Pointers and owned that breed for many years. Then I was told my favorite female GSP “Stonie” had cancer and after that I just lost interest in training dogs, and even hunting.
ABOUT OUR KENNEL
Sande and I want our kennel to be more than just a place to purchase a dog – we promise to be available to our buyers to assist with questions as the puppies grow, assistance with training and providing training events and on-going support and camaraderie throughout the lifetime of your Small Munsterlander. We have trained and bred hunting dogs for 20+ years and after discovering the Small Munsterlander have not thought about owning another breed since – their intelligence, hunting drive and eager to please personalities make them stand out as the dog of choice for us.
Our goal as a kennel is to breed healthy, stable, well trained hunting dogs who are also calm, loving companions in the home. Having a small homed-based kennel ensures that our dogs are given plenty of individual care and attention and nurtured in a warm and loving environment. We also have a structured program for working with and training our puppies in the crucial first 8-10 weeks of life to create dogs with “emotional intelligence” and calm as well as focused dispositions by immersing them in an environment rich with mental stimulation and challenges. (Please see our Puppies Page for more specifics on our breeding/training program).
We are proud members and a registered kennel with the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) and support our local NAVHDA chapter. John was instrumental in starting the MOKAN NAVHDA chapter in Kansas City and serves on the Board of Directors. We are also members and Cooperating Breeders of the Small Munsterlander Club of North America (SMCNA) and Sande serves on that Board of Directors. We register our puppies with both organizations and we encourage all buyers to become members as well.
Our promise to our buyers is to breed only healthy, high quality dogs who have exceeded NAVHDA testing standards and are proven in the field as aggressive, relentless hunters. Our breeding program includes inporting semen and/or puppies from European countries as well as our own stud dogs and other Small Munserlanders within the US to diversify and improve the genetics of the breed. We also promise to continue to support our buyers with assistance in training and preparing for natural ability testing. If you would like to see this breed in action, please call or email – it would be our honor and pleasure to introduce you.
- To continue to produce excellent quality Munsterlanders who are intelligent, healthy,tireless hunting/tracking/retrieving versatile hunting dogs who are also gentle and loving in the home.
- To only breed the best quality dogs we can find based on conformation, temperament and exceptional hunting ability.
- To remain committed to preserving and improving the Small Munsterlander breed by only breeding healthy, proven hunting dogs with impressive pedigrees and conformations that are true to the FCI standard.
We welcome questions and comments and are here to help you in your search for the perfect Versatile Hunting Dog and companion! We hope to hear from you soon.