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anyone know this DD breeder?

Postby SMcGarrity » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:19 pm

Vom Konig-Haus

http://vomkonig-haus.com/

anyone have any familiarity or experience with this group?
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Re: anyone know this DD breeder?

Postby TrapperRob » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:57 pm

Although I have no experience with the breeder, I plan on owning a VDD as my next dog. I've done plenty of research and have selected this dog. If your hunting variety shows that a VDD is what you are in need of, then I would go for it.
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Re: anyone know this DD breeder?

Postby SMcGarrity » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:07 pm

I am in the process of narrowing down breeders, so just looking for feedback.

thanks!
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Re: anyone know this DD breeder?

Postby Deuce22 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:29 am

I don't know the King's personally, that said here are some things to consider that I think are very positive.

Bethany is very involved in the Big River's Chapter of the VDD. When I lived in MO and was in that chapter I was always relieving e-mails from her about chapter happenings and training days.

Looking at their website shows me several positive things. First, their honest about their dogs, and their scores. Few breeders publish their litters scores. That to me, is very up front and honest. I appreciate that. It isn't a deal breaker, but it shows they're willing to be very upfront with what they produce. Additionally, it mentions Jim Wion owning and testing one of their dogs. Jim is the secretary for the whole VDD-GNA org. If he has one of their dogs they must be doing something right. They seem to be very hands on breeders, which is very helpful if you're a first time DD owner.

I don't have hands on experience with their dogs, but those are some things that stand out to me.

What other kennels are you looking at?
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Re: anyone know this DD breeder?

Postby Duckdon » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:17 pm

What sort of hunting do you do mostly? I would ask that question and then look for a breeder that produces that type of hunting dog as it's mainstay. A breeder that has some history of producing pups that really excel in what type of hunting you like to do the most. V dogs are just that, but some lines excel in certain areas and some lines in other hunt venues. Not all DD's are created equal. Don
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Re: anyone know this DD breeder?

Postby SMcGarrity » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:30 pm

Duckdon wrote:What sort of hunting do you do mostly? I would ask that question and then look for a breeder that produces that type of hunting dog as it's mainstay. A breeder that has some history of producing pups that really excel in what type of hunting you like to do the most. V dogs are just that, but some lines excel in certain areas and some lines in other hunt venues. Not all DD's are created equal. Don




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