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Our Story


After years of working with other trainers and learning numerous methods and techniques of training, I decided to establish West Wind Kennels in 1995.  I feel that training takes time, patience and repetition to produce a dog that is eager to please and a great companion for you and your family.  I strive to develop a training program that is best for each hunter and their individual dog's needs based on their breed, personalities and goals.


Along with my daughter, Karen, we breed German Wirehaired Pointers, Vizslas and FDSB English Setters.  Our breeding programs are focused on producing gundogs with exceptional abilities in the field that are quality representatives of the breed.  Our goal is to produce a dual quality dog that is competitive in the field and show ring.  With our dogs, we participate in NAVHDA testing and AKC conformation shows and hunt tests.


Please contact us with any questions about our breeding or training.  We are always happy to answer your questions.

         ~Valerie and Karen





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