Who We Are
AKC Breeder of Merit
I dreamed of having Irish Wolfhounds as a child. I grew up
with German Shepherds and Dobermans but could not talk my parents into one. So in 2000, after buying 40 acres in Southeast Iowa, I began my search.
I started by reading everything I could find, then went to a few All Breed Dog Shows, then to a Irish Wolfhound Match. In 2006, I finally acquired my first and in 2009 my second.
My second, I decided to show at Irish Wolfhound events and All Breed Shows, although he was not the best, we learned together and we did achieve a Championship title along with his Canine Good Citizenship and a Rally Novice Title. Not every Champion should be bred, so I neutered him.
He came from a woman in Kansas who although I did not know at the time pumps out puppies, strictly for money. She only goes to All Breed Dog Shows, hires professional handlers to acquire titles to SELL MORE PUPPIES. My boy from her was dog and people aggressive, he used to accompany me into my store but soon started growling at the customers so he could no longer come with me and I would never have him around my Grandson. He constantly had to be supervised around people. At the age of 5 he also developed Heart failure, rear end weakness and Hip dysplasia. #kansaspuppetmaster
My first litter was born Jan. 6, 2015 and I kept 2 puppies to carry on. Any other planned breedings will be to establish my breeding program. Quality is much more important than quantity. With that in mind my goal is to produce quality Irish Wolfhounds that are sound both physically and mentally, adhering to the Irish Wolfhound Standard of Excellence.
I try to get to as many Irish Wolfhound Specialties as possible, my dogs are always Owner Handled. Attending Specialties is a must, anyone who does not, is not a serious breeder, who wants to preserve the breed and only cares about titles to SELL MORE PUPPIES. Attending and showing at only All Breed Shows is a GAME. If you are serious about the Science and Art of Breeding, you will attend and show to Judge's who are Breeder / Owners themselves.
Northstar Irish Wolfhound Club - Active (Currently Secretary)
Scott County Kennel Club
AKC Breeder of Merit
AKC Bred With Heart
West Liberty Chamber of Commerce (former Board Member)
Owner of PineTree Interiors LLC (Flooring Sales & Installation) Est. 2006