Brush Dale Hunting Preserve and Kennel
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Brush Dale Kennel
Puppy Reservation Questionnaire
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Current Litter
Q Litter Whelped 07/24/16

Past Litters
P Litter Whelped 10/31/15
O Litter Whelped 10/24/15
N Litter Whelped 7/01/15
M Litter Whelped 4/24/15
L Litter Whelped 2/9/15
K Litter Whelped 10/29/14
J Litter Whelped 10/23/14
I Litter Whelped 1/29/14
G & H Litters Whelped 9/12/13
F Litter Whelped 6/10/2013
E Litter Whelped 10/20/2012
D Litter Whelped 7/6/12
C Litter Whelped 11/11/11
B Litter Whelped 1/15/11
A Litter Whelped 9/28/10
Where Are They Now?

Planned Litters
R Litter Expected October 21, 2016
S Litter Expected November 2016
T Litter Expected February 2017
Our goal at Brush Dale Kennel is to produce Small Munsterlander Pointers with excellent physical structure and conformation that are outstanding, cooperative versatile gun dogs and exceptional family companions. Brush Dale puppies are born and raised in the home, are handled extensively every day from birth on and are well-socialized with adults, kids, dogs and cats. Weather-permitting, they begin their introduction to the outdoors, gunfire and water from the age of about five weeks.
We begin the housebreaking process at about 5 weeks of age by giving the puppies unrestricted access to their outside 10'x45' kennel yard. By the time the puppies go to their new homes, they are doing 100% of their pottying outside. At about six weeks, weather-permitting, we occasionally allow the puppies to roam the grounds, woods, barns and pond outside their kennel yard. We also introduce them to our other, older dogs, so they learn proper pack manners. We are big believers in letting pups run free in a variety of locations so they have the opportunity to investigate new surroundings using all their senses. Among other things, doing so builds confidence and boldness.
To reserve your spot in the pick order, please complete the Puppy Reservation Questionnaire. Deposits are fully refundable and are not required until we have a puppy for you. You may make your deposit using your credit card (click Make Deposit button above) or by check payable to Brush Dale Kennel sent to 17374 Hwy 62, Maquoketa, IA 52060.
We will require a refundable deposit of $300 to hold a puppy for you from a current or planned litter. The remaining balance of $985 (includes 7% Iowa Sales Tax) is due when you pick up your puppy or just prior to us shipping your puppy to you. If we ship your puppy, you will also be responsible for reimbursing us for all shipping-related costs. For shipping within the continental US, the shipping costs usually total $350 for an 8-week-old puppy. We ship via American Airlines, United, or Delta. Ground transportation shipping options are also available.
References are available upon request.
VALUE-ADDED
When you purchase a puppy from Brush Dale Kennel, you not only get a healthy Small Munsterlander Pointer puppy who is up-to-date with shots and worming - you get a lot more:
  • Microchipped for identification;
  • 3-year health guarantee (see below);
  • NAVHDA registration;
  • 50% registration fee reimbursement for NAVHDA's Natural Ability Test or VHDF Hunting Aptitude Evaluation. We highly encourage you to "test" your puppy and we will help you in any way we can to prepare for the Test;
  • Help with training. Michelle has more than two decades of experience training versatile hunting dogs;
  • Low-cost hunting at Brush Dale. You may "scratch hunt" on weekdays at Brush Dale for the cost of birds taken. We want your Brush Dale puppy to become a productive upland hunter, which can only happen if you get your pup into a field of birds on a regular basis. All other things being equal, the only difference between a great upland hunting dog and a mediocre upland hunting dog is the number of birds he's been on.
  • At-cost hunting and training events. We generally host one or two inivation-only, at-cost, hunting/training events per year at Brush Dale to which you will be invited.
  • Discounts on future Brush Dale puppy purchases. You will receive a 10% discount on the 2nd puppy you purchase, a 20% discount on the 3rd puppy, and a 30% discount on the 4th or more puppy.
HEALTH GUARANTEE
Brush Dale puppies come with a 3-year health guarantee:
  • If, within 3 business days of the puppy arriving at his/her new home, he/she is determined to be in ill health (by a licensed veterinarian), you may provide us with a copy of the veterinarianís invoice for services rendered and we will reimburse you up to $250 for the cost of medications and/or procedures recommended by your veterinarian to return your puppy to sound health. Alternatively, upon signed written diagnosis from your veterinarian, your may return your puppy to us for a full refund.
  • If, prior to six months of age, your puppy is diagnosed (by a licensed veterinarian) with a genetic illness or defect that will
    1. prohibit him/her from hunting now or in the future;
    2. significantly limit the amount of time per day he/she can hunt from what would be considered normal; and/or
    3. cause his/her premature death
    we will reimburse you in full, or replace your puppy with a puppy of the same sex from your choice of an upcoming litter, in your sole discretion.
  • If, between six months of age and three years of age, your puppy is diagnosed (by a licensed veterinarian) with a genetic illness or defect that will
    1. prohibit him/her from hunting now or in the future;
    2. significantly limit the amount of time per day he/she can hunt from what would be considered normal; and/or
    3. cause his/her premature death
    we will replace your puppy with a puppy of the same sex from your choice of an upcoming litter.
BREEDING-QUALITY PUPPIES
The Small Munsterlander breeding pool in North America is extremely small. For the integrity of the breed to remain intact, breeders must choose those Munsters with the very best physical structure and conformation, cooperative temperament and versatile hunting ability for their breeding programs. Brush Dale litters are evaluated at age 8 weeks for structural quality using Pat Hastings' method of evaluation. Buyers who intend to breed their puppies will be sold those puppies determined to have breeding-quality physical structure, regardless of their pick order.
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PREFERRED HOMES
We prefer to place our puppies in hunting homes and will only consider a non-hunting home if the puppy will regularly participate in activities that utilize his/her natural talents, such as hunt testing (e.g. NAVHDA, VHDF, UKC, AKC), tracking, retrieving, or search and rescue. Although Munsters are probably the best house dogs of all the versatile breeds, they were bred to work and need mental stimulation and regular physical activity for optimal health and happiness. Most importantly, Munsters require regular, off-lead exercise. If you cannot take your Munster somewhere to run off-lead for at least 20 minutes, 4 days per week (approximately every other day) - at a minimum, this is not the breed for you. Ninety percent (90%) of behavioral problems we see are completely resolved or helped tremendously by giving the dog more off-lead exercise.
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MALE OR FEMALE?
We charge the same price for either sex, as they are equally good hunters and family companions. It is absolutely untrue that females are better hunters, are easier to train, or are better with children. Actually, Munster males tend to do better with young children and are often easier to train than are females. Males are easy-going, openly affectionate, patient, wanting to please, sensitive and loyal. Since they are a little bigger than females, they tend to handle a youngster's rough housing in stride. Therefore, if you have young chilren, we recommend you select a male puppy. Munster males have a temperament similar to Labrador and Golden Retriever females. Female Munsters are also very affectionate and love people of all ages, but they tend to be more aloof as adults and more difficult to train due to stubborness.
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CHOOSING YOUR PUPPY
No matter how much we'd like there to be some scientific method of choosing the best puppy from a litter, there really isn't one. What constitutes the "best" puppy is extremely subjective and what becomes of a puppy is very much in the hands of its owner. So long as you are buying a properly socialized, healthy puppy from a sound breeding by a reputable breeder, it won't matter which puppy you choose. Our job as the breeder is to provide you with the raw material for a great hunting and family companion. Your job is to nuture, expose, socialize, and train your puppy to be the best dog she can be.
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TESTING YOUR PUPPY
We encourage you to prepare your puppy to take the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association's (NAVHDA) Natural Ability Test, even if you do not plan to breed him/her. This test is designed to evaluate the success of a breeding and to provide information for making future breeding decisions. It is an important evaluation of a dog's natural hunting ability, especially if taken before twelve months of age. Most importantly, preparing for the Test helps develop a puppy into a good hunting companion. Puppies who are well-prepared to take this test are generally capable of doing a good job hunting for their owners during the following hunting season.
NAMING YOUR PUPPY
Your puppy's Registered Name will begin with the litter letter (for example, Brush Dale's Amazing Grace for an "A" Litter puppy, or Brush Dale's Beginners Luck for a "B" Litter puppy). We will be providing your puppy with her Registered Name. Her Call Name can be anything you desire. The Call Name is what you call her, what you use for her vet records, etc. Often, the Registered Name and Call Name have nothing in common. When choosing a Call Name for your puppy, think of names with one or two syllables that are easy to yell and don't sound too much like any command you will be using. For instance, if you use "Here" as your recall command, you would not want to call your puppy, "Hero."
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