Hunting Hills Kennel LLC 

Killian Ridge's Ada

Killian Ridge's Ada
NA 108 prize I
PennHIP .33/.33
SMCNA Approved for breeding
Hunting Hill's G Litter: SMCNA &
NAVHDA Breeders Award dam

Ada is a brown and white female born on March 2, 2002. Her dam is Hunting Hills Apollo and her sire is DeJong's Kain (Thor II). She was tragically shot and killed on June 11, 2007. She was a fair, kind and wonderful leader of her pack and all at Hunting Hills Kennel miss her.

Ada scored a 108 Prize I on her N.A.V.H.D.A. Natural Ability Test. She is a relentless hunter with an athletic smooth gait. Ada has a very calm temperament, but has an awesome field and water search. When hunting with other dogs she honors another dog's point.

Ada with her daughter Greta when Greta was at our
farm to work on her Natural Ability test.

"Just a Dog" by Richard Biby, Contributing Editor
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog." Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted. Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise." "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person. Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment. "Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a man." So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog." just smile, because they "just don't understand."

Versatile Hunting Dog Magazine, February 2006
reprinted with permission
Dam: Hunting Hills Apollo
NA 110 Prize I & UT 178 Prize II
HD-Free (Excellent)
Apollo is a female from
Hunting Hills N.A.V.H.D.A.
Natural Ability Breeders Award
'A' litter
Sire:DeJong's Kain (Thor II)
NA 112, Prize I & UT 191, Prize I
HD-Free (Good)
SMCNA Dog of the Year in
2003 & 2004
Thor is a wonderfully steady hunter
of upland birds and waterfowl

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