Hunting Hills Kennel LLC 

Jerry vom Buchenberg (Zip)

        Zip "My Dog of a Lifetime" by Ken Hamele

Many people have several dogs in a lifetime but usually only one
will be their "dog of a lifetime". Although Zip is the only hunting
dog I have ever owned, I can say with absolute confidence that
Zip is my "dog of a lifetime". I got Zip in December 2005 and in a
little less than four years he has gone from a puppy to the type of
dog I used to dream about owning. There is no doubt that he is
my dream dog. Zip is very well behaved, loyal, and smart.

With regards to hunting, Zip has a great nose, retrieves birds to
hand, and has outstanding stamina. He is an excellent retriever
and skilled at marking downed birds. If the birds are holding, I
can let him range & he will find birds, point them & wait for the
hunter(s) to arrive. He will then wait for the birds to be
flushed/shot so he may retrieve them. If the birds are not holding
he will quarter out in front of the hunters at 10 - 15 yards. As the
birds wild flush, you can still get shots at game well within
shotgun range.

Zip has a wide range of hunting experience. He is trained to make
blind retrieves across open water as well as follow a scent
track. In addition, he has retrieved ducks, geese, dove, chukars,
grouse, prairie chicken, quail and pheasant. He has helped out at
two local controlled shooting areas since the fall of 2007. In
2007/2008 he had about 1,200 birds shot over him and in
2008/2009 there were 2,000+ birds shot over him. This year he
will be on hunts in Iowa, S. Dakota (twice) and Nebraska.

At home, Zip is wonderful addition to my family. Zip is a joy to
have around the house because he is a friendly and well-
mannered companion. He is excellent with our grandchildren who
like to tug at his coat and pull on his tail. I do not have any
concerns about him growling or biting my granddaughters. He
has a very passive/submissive disposition at the house but he
turns into a really aggressive hunter when in the field. Zip enjoys
accompanying me wherever I go. Most of my neighbors know Zip
& have commented on what a great dog he is. I couldn’t agree
more!

I hope this info makes you realize why Zip is "my dog of a
lifetime"!! I am proud to take him hunting
any place - any time - any where.

* Update on our S. Dakota pheasant hunt last week (Nov 2nd –
5th). Zip had an outstanding four days of pheasant hunting. He
had several solid points and found more than 12 wounded birds
in very thick cover that normally would have been lost. One bird
in particular was knocked down & the hunter called me over with
Zip to hopefully find the wounded pheasant. Zip found the bird
about 200 yards from where it hit the ground. Because of this
incredible tracking job there are now four veteran S. Dakota
pheasant hunters who have a whole new respect for the
Small Munsterlander breed.

Jerry vom Buchenberg (Zip)
Color: Dark Roan
NA 112 Pr I, UT 196 Pr I
VJP: 71 HZP: 175
Hips: PennHip .39/.26
SMCNA approval for breeding

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