Cedars Point has been a selective breeder of Small Munsterlanders since the approval of Cedar as a stud in 2018. We currently own three breeding females and Cedar our stud. We recently retained a D Litter pup from Cedar's daughter-CPK Don't Stop Believin'(Zephyr). Cedar's daughter BB's Aster, and VC Brush Dale's Open Season produced a fine pup in Zephyr and we hope to move her towards our breeding program if she continues to show promise.
As a recently established kennel, beginning trainer and breeder we have accomplished great things:
Our first three litters received North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) Natural Ability (NA) Breeders Awards and Small Munsterlander Club of America Breeder and Sire Awards-the third award was just qualified for so technically it hasn't been awarded as of yet. The NA awards we earned with two of our bitches Riavas Miss Dakota (1) and Brush Dale's You Can't Fence Me In (2). Our stud sired all three of the litters.
Gosch's Cir Conn-Cedar has sired four NA Breeders Award Litters, three for us and one for a first time breeder, BB's Kennel, out of Iowa. Cedar also sired a litter for Sunny Acres and this summer three pups tested and all received prize scores. A fourth Sunny Acres pup tested but didn't swim. So we came a swim away from Cedars (5) fifth NA award out of (7) seven litters. One of Sunny Acre's pups from Louise's litter was approved for appropriate confirmation at the Brush Dale's Fun Hunt spring 0f 2023. This pup also ran a maximum NAVHDA NA test. With appropriate hip scores she will likely be the second Cedar studded pup to be approved for breeding.
Cedars Point Angus Hunts Sirius, an "A" Litter pup is currently the youngest Small Munsterlander born in North America to achieve a maximum score of 112 in the NAVHDA NA test at 4 month of age. An article written by Brenda sharing his unique story can be found in the November of 2021 Versatile Hunting Dog Magazine here.
Cedars Point Don't Stop Believin' ran her NA NAVHDA test at 15 weeks scoring a Prize III 98 with maximum scores in Pointing, Tracking, Swimming and Cooperation. She's currently the youngest Small Munsterlander in North American history to Prize in this test at 3.67 months of age.
Cedars Point Confident Trulee, one of our "C" Litter pups, was accepted in 2022 into the Penn Vet Working Dog Centers K9 Training Program with the hope of achieving a FEMA Certification in either scent or human detection. Trulee was 10 weeks of age when accepted into the program. You can follow his progress here.
Recently, Cedars Point D Litter pup out of BB's Aster and VC Brush Dale's Open Season-Dark Sweet Lady or Echo was recently placed in a working dog setting with the Alpental Ski Patrol Manager. They will be pursuing Backcountry Avalanche Rescue K9 (BARK) Certification with this pup over the next two years. It just so happens Jeff learned to ski at The Summit some 52 years ago.
Gosch's Cir Conn-Cedar, who turned (8) eight May 2023 is still willing and eligible and we are open to considering all interest, though will only approve appropriate pairings from hunt test proven, health check verified females that meet the breeds confirmation standard.
As a kennel we seek to place dogs in homes where their inherent natural ability can be employed and where there's an understanding that preservation of the breed is reciprocal.
Bottom line, Jeff, Brenda, Cedar, Yetta, Aster, Soda and Zephyr (to be added to Website soon) are a team who hope to grow the community of Munster lovers. We want to thank Chris Gosch with Gosch Kennels, Michelle Wilber with Brush Dale's Kennel and Janet Hartigh with Riava Small Munsterlander Hunting Dogs for supporting us in our dream of owning, hunting and breeding Small Munsterlanders. Without Chris, Michelle and Janet none of this would have been possible. If you desire to know more about our kennel please call, write or schedule an appointment to visit or hunt with us.
Handler, Trainer and Owner/Technical Sales
Jeff works in power electronics as a Technical Sales Representative in Rapid City. By retirement he hopes to have established a reputation as a quality breeder and trainer. Currently he enjoys watching the monsters pounding ground while hunting or in training. He enjoys every stage of their development and how unique they are to hunt with and have in the home.
Brenda has been an elementary teacher for 10 years. In 21/22 she will be the STREAM Coordinator and Librarian at Saint Elizabeth Seton in Rapid City. Brenda helps Cedars Point by sabotaging training and spoiling the critters regularly. She loves making dog treats and taking the critters on daily walks. Squeaky toys are her specialty, though they don't last!
IntCH Gosch's Cir Conn
Stud, Machine, Founder
Cedar is a loving companion with ample expression in the home. In the field he is a tireless hunter taking advantage of his correct proportions, stellar nose and staunch point to bring game to the table. He has hunted extensively wiley ring necks, sharptail, ruffed grouse, prairie chicken, and both fowl and fur in South Dakota, Wyoming and Minnesota.
Eisha z Romanova Chovu
Terror, Lioness & Lover
Eisha, formerly known as our little lion is driven. She's is independent and loving all at the same time. It was exciting to see her on SD roosters, sharptail grouse, prairie chicken and on a holding a now dead coyote before her first birthday. She now lives in a loving hunting home in Illinois where we are confident she is spoiled daily.
IntCH Brush Dale's You Can't Fence Me In
Looker & Smarty Pants
NaCH BB Kennels Aster
Gentle Spirit & Star Charger
Yetta is like the wind afield. She's absolutely stunning to behold. Living up to her name she's beauty and sneak all in one. With stealth nature, dashing appearance, and both loving and independent flare she rarely goes unnoticed, though she could. Yetta stands for ruler of the house and she lives up to this alpha character, though Cedar has yet to relinquish top dog stature.
Aster is our royal SUPER STAR, taking after Cedar's regal nature. Calm, loving, quiet with an insatiable prey hungry spirit she'll take your heart and lead you directly to the birds. Heavy cover, no problem! She runs it so touch she annually looses her brow and snout hair and her undercarriage hair. Prey drive..., MOST CERTAINLY!
NaCH Riavas' Miss Dakota
Miss Dakota knows how to charm. She's a crowd pleaser with an extremely calm temperament. If she could talk we're convinced people would listen. As a natural retriever and healer with a staunch point and highly cooperative nature she works very collaboratively afield bringing all dispatched game to hand.
Cedars Point Kennel Don't Stop Believin'
Zephyr's a litter power house. She's the youngest SM in North America to pass the NAVHDA NA test at 15 weeks. She's a hunter, retriever and a fish. She's been on 10 different bird species in than 8 months. Look out, she could become our next breeding prospect. 3rd generation Gosch's Cir Conn, a CPK homegrown pup. Love this girl!