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Gone But Not Forgotten

Gone But Not Forgotten

Over the years we've lost some of our beloved Munsters to old age or medical problems, and in other cases we've raised some beautiful puppies to adulthood and although they were wonderful hunting companions we felt they weren't stellar for breeding, so we had to rehome them to other families where they are now currently loved and hunted and have the good life they were meant to have!  Here are a few of our treasured Munsters and their stories.


Gunwood’s Gypsy Annalise V Hemi (Call Name – “Ani”)

 June 15, 2011 - March 12, 2014

Ani was the “perfect dog” and was sometimes used during conformation training because of her perfect proportions and Small Munsterlander features. She was also extremely intelligent and understood almost immediately what was expected of her – whether at obedience training or working in the field - rarely did she have to be told twice before she “got it.” But the "perfect dog" turned into a savage hunter in the field, where she became a relentless tracker and retriever. Ani rarely tracked with her nose to the ground, rather she lifted her nose and smelled the air, and would then run towards the prey. Ani easily scored a 112, Prize I on her NAVHDA Natural Abilty Test when she was only 10 months old. Sadly, Ani developed a rare form of bone cancer which was not genetic or common in Small Munsterlanders, and died at 2.5 years old. However, she did give birth to 12 beautiful puppies before she died, and we kept one of the pups, Asia von Annalise, who reminds us of Ani everyday.

Family history

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Ani's Pedigree

Ani's Parents:

Sire:   VC Hunting Hill Hemlock (Hemi)

Born: January 17, 2007
Color: Brown/White

Sire is VC Cody vom Appelbaumbach;  Dam is VC Looses Jaika

NA 112 Prize I UT 204 Prize I Invitational 196 Pass
PennHIP .38/.32 NA 96 prize III PennHIP .41/.32

Gunwood G Litter: SMCNA Sire Award (Ani’s Litter - Gypsy)
Hunting Hill's J Litter: NAVHDA Breeders Sire Award
Hunting Hills' Q Litter: SMCNA Sire Award

Dam:  Gunwood’s Cora v Kain (Cora)

Born: April 4, 2003   Color: Roan

Sire is DeJong's Kain; Dam is Angelina von Turner
NA 96 prize III PennHIP .41/.32

Gunwood G Litter: SMCNA & NAVHDA Breeders Award Dam

Gunwood's Glimpses of Trixie V Hemi 112 Prize I
Gunwood's Graceful Hunter V Hemi 112 Prize I
Gunwood's Gunnar V Hemi 112 Prize I
Gunwood's Gypsy V Hemi (Ani)112 Prize I 

Ani's Grand-Father (Hemi's Sire):

VC Cody vom Apfelbaumbach (Cody)

Cody is from Germany, imported by Hunting Hills Kennel.
**2012 SMCNA Hall of Fame;  **2007 SMCNA Dog of the Year

NA 112 Prize I UT 204 Prize I Invitational 196 Pass
Invitational 191 Pass
PennHIP .33/.33

Breed Awards:
Hunting Hills' F Litter: SMCNA Sire Award
Hunting Hills' G Litter: SMCNA Sire Award
Hunting Hills' H Litter: SMCNA Sire Award
Hunting Hills' L Litter: SMCNA Sire Award
Gosch's J Litter: SMCNA Sire Award
von Turner's D Litter: SMCNA Sire Award
High On Kennel D Litter: SMCNA Sire Award kennel

Cody vom Apfelbaumbach was born in Germany on January 7, 2003. His breeder is Mr. Manfred Morber of Affalterbach/Pfaffenhofen Germany. This was the third litter of the vom Apfelbaumbach Kennel.

Ani's Great-Grandparents
(Cody's parents):                              

Cody vom Apfelbaumbach's Mother is Cindy von der Groben.  Her test scores are as follows:  

Zb.Nr. 96-0879 / 47868, VJP (70), HZP (170), VGP (314/ 2 PR), sil., Gebr.Kl. g-sg-55, Schimmel, HD-frei.                            

Cindy's Dam is Gina vom Ampertal.  Her test scores are:
Zb.Nr. 91-0249/41308, VJP (67), HZP (173), VGP (323/ 1 R), Sg-SG-52;  Braunschimmel, HD-Frei.  

Cindy's Sire is Oscar vom Falkenstein.  His test scores are:

Zb.Nr. 94-0293/44996, HN VJP (75), HZP (191), B-HZP (188), VGP (308/ 2 PR), Sg-V-56.  Braunschimmel, HD-Frei.    


Cody vom Apfelbaumbach's Father is Artus Vom Heckengau.  His test scores are as follows:  

Zb.Nr. 96-0380 / 47374, HN VJP (60),  HZP (186), VGP (317/ 1 PR), TF, Verweiser, sil.Gebr.Kl. V-V-53, braun-weis, HD-frei.                           

Artus's Dam is Anka zu Hallstein.  Her test scores are as follows:

Zb.Nr. 93-0314 / 43682, VJP (52),  HZP (176), VGP (333/ 1 PR), Gebr.Kl. V-Sg-53braunschimmel, HD-frei.    


Artus's Sure is Jupp von der Schaferheide.  His test scores are as follows:

Zb.Nr. 93-0305 / 43683, VJP (49),  VJP (70), HZP (176), VGP (320/ 2 PR), Gebr.Kl. Sg-Sg-54, braunschimmel, HD-frei.    



Ani's Grand-Mother (Hemi's Dam): 

VC Looses Jaika (Jaika)

Born: November 8, 2004   Color: Brown/White

Jaika is from Hunting Hill’s Kennel and was imported from Denmark.    
Her test scores are:
NA 112 Prize I, UT 204 Prize I, Inv 194 Pass, VJP 66, PennHIP .43/.33

Breed Awards:
Hunting Hill's H Litter: NAVHDA Breeders Award dam
Hunting Hill's L Litter: SMCNA Breeders Award dam
Hunting Hill's L Litter: NAVHDA Breeders Award dam
Hunting Hill's N Litter: SMCNA Breeders Award dam
Hunting Hill's N Litter: NAVHDA Breeders Award dam
Hunting Hill's H Litter: SMCNA Breeders Award dam

Jaika was born on November 8, 2004 from the Loose kennel in Denmark. Hans Loose is her breeder.  

Jaika's Dam (Ani's Great Grand-Dam) is Maika.
Jaika's Sire (Ani's Great Grand-Sire) is Trojborg's Joker.   

   Above:  Maika.                                                           Above:  Trojborg's Joker.


Ani's Grand-Mother (Cora's Dam):

Angelina von Turner (Angel)

Born: May 22, 1997   Color: Brown/White

Angel's test scores are:
NA 96 Prize II;  OFA - Good  

Angel's Dam (Ani's Great-Grand-Dam) is Sebring's Brook
Color:  Brown/White    Born:  February 9, 1995
Test Scores:  NA 101 Prize II;  OFA - Good

Angel's Sire (Ani's Great-Grant Sire) is Jeiko vom Jakobsbrummen
Color:  Brown/White    Born: November 24, 1985
Test Scores:  UPT 185 Prize III;  UT 187, Prize I;  Invitational 159;  OFA - Good

Ani's Grand-Father (Cora's Sire):

DeJong's Kain (Thor)

Born:  June 4, 1998     Color:  Roan

Thor's test scores are:
NA 112 Prize I;  UT 185 Prize I;  OFA - Good  

Thor's Dam (Ani's Great-Dam) is DeJong's Audi
Color:  Roan    Born:  June 12, 1990
Test Scores:  NA 108 Prize II;  UT 172 Prize III;  OFA - Good

Thor's Sire (Ani's Great-Great Grant Sire) is Eider vom Wolfsbau
Color:  Brown/White    Born:  December 10, 1990
Test Scores:  NA 112 Prize I;  OFA - Good



Hunting Hill’s Uma Abigale (Call Name – “Abi”)

Born April 10th, 2013

Abi is Miss Personality Plus. She is high energy and relentless in the field - she can go all day and never wants to stop. At home, Abi is a sweet and loving dog who likes to snuggle in bed, play fetch and is eager to please, catching on quickly to new commands and expectations. Abi looks very similar to her grandmother Hunting Hills Lexi, with her beautiful roan coloring and like her parents and grandparents, she is a champion in the making. Abi has proved herself quick to catch on to all training and was ready to take her NAVHDA Natural Ability test at 6 months but we decided to wait until she was a little older to officially test her and she scored a Prize I on her NAVHDA Natural Ability test the first time.  Abi loves the water and she is as good a hunter/tracker/retriever as Angus who is a few years older. Abi is approved by the SMCNA for breeding and has produced 4 litters to date.  

Abi is truly a beautiful, exceptional dog and gave us some beautiful litters.  She's retired from breeding now and lives with her new owner in Chicago where she is very spoiled and loved and we see pictures of her often!

Family history

Mustain's Asia von Annalise (Call Name - "Asia")

Born January 12, 2014 from Mustain's A-Litter

Asia is from our A litter between Ani our “perfect dog” and Castiron’s Flying Jet and she is very much like her mother and reminds us of Ani everyday.  But Asia is not the princess her mother was – she’s a rough and tumble tomboy who is probably the goofball of the bunch.  She is very vocal like a Husky and is also a tattle-tail.  She will come running up to us and whine and "talk" to us until we follow her and then it’s usually to find one of the younger dogs into something they shouldn’t be, and she’ll sit as I scold the bad dog and almost nod her head, as if to say “I told you so.” 

But in the field and water she becomes a relentless hunter like her mother, and she’s also inherited her mother’s gift of “air tracking” – Asia doesn’t track with her nose to the ground, rather she lifts her nose in the air and smells, and then runs towards the prey.  Asia easily scored a  perfect 112, Prize I on her NAVHDA Natural Abilty Test and is an amazing companion and hunter.

Asia had her hips tested by the PennHip method when she was 18 months old and her results were .2 on her left side and .16 on her right which means her hips are tighter than over 90% of all dogs in this group in the US.  She is also the second lowest scoring Small Munsterlander in the SMCNA which means her chances of getting any type of hip dysplasia or osteo arthrisis when she gets older are almost zero percent. This also means pups she will produce are more likely to be free from any hip dysplasia or hip disease as well.  

We retired Asia from breeding and she went to live with a dear friend in California who also owns one of our O-Litter pups but sadly after just 2 years she became sick and died.  We miss her, she was taken too soon and was a very special dog.  We know she lived a wonderful life and was very loved by both us and her new owner.  She produced some amazing puppies so she lives on in those beautiful dogs now.

Our A-Litter won a Breeder's Award from the SMCNA.