We grew up in Central North Dakota as part of hunting families. Clyde and his brothers trapped fur, hunted deer, waterfowl and upland game from the time he was eight years old. The family farm was surrounded by several waterfowl production areas where every fall Clyde and his hunting dogs spent countless days in search of ducks and geese. Every year, we return to those same haunts to awaken old dogs’ hearts and introduce new pups to the wonders of the marsh and prairies.
Our first GSP, Mandy, came to live with us in 1990. She was the start to our passion for well bred and trained versatile hunting dogs. What started as a hobby quickly progressed into a professional endeavor when we moved the kennel to Illinois in 1993. There Clyde guided at Oakmount Hunt Club and trained member’s dogs.
In 1996, we moved Sharp Shooters Kennel to the New Richmond, Wisconsin area, just 45 minutes from the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Airport. Here we train, test dogs and raise selective German shorthaired pointer puppies.
One of many enjoyable days in the field with family.
Marilyn with her first GSP, VC Tess von Klana Spirit. Tess was indeed an ENDLESS SPIRIT!