The BeginningWe believe we have found our calling and that of our hounds ... mantrailing! We want our dogs to have a purpose in life and after a lot of research and asking questions/listening ... this is it! We want to work with all of our hounds to certify them in as many levels as we can learn with them and are very excited about the future for them.
We are members of three clubs currently: Prairieland Bloodhound Club, American Bloodhound Club and the American Mantrailing Academy, which will give us a very broad group of experienced people to work with and learn from! While we don't know what the future will hold this is exciting. We feel the dogs have enjoyed learning and meeting new friends. And oh boy, do we have so very much to learn. Our only wish is that we had begun this journey when we were a lot younger! We just want to say "Thanks" to everyone for their patience with us, while we go through this learning curve together!
American Bloodhound Club Certifications:
Gryphon has earned his EECT certificate
Dovie has earned her EECT certificate
Ruthie has earned her EECT certificate
Gryphon has earned his MT status
Dovie has earned her MT status
** Header Picture is of a friend of ours, Kathleen and Ben, her hound which is related to Levi and Ruthie**
Trailing Temperament and Ability in PuppiesIf you are a person, that is serious about using your bloodhound for SAR, be sure you continue reading ... we have taken this from one of the top in the field @Jeff Schettler, "K-9 Trailing" ...
A working dog is something alittle different than the family pet and its' traits are going to be toughness, alittle indepence, alittle dominance, following ability, complete lack of fear (of noises, movement, shapes, and new things in general), forgiveness and alot of curiosity! A high-hunt-drive puppy raised and conditioned to trailing will often become a trailing machine. Trailing is the only thing he will want to do!
At Cyclone Ridge Kennels, we evaluate our puppies from the very beginning along with using a military bio-sensor program that will give you a very well rounded puppy. We are not experts by any means, but we are with our puppies all day, every day and know them very well ... so if you want the family pet or the high drive trailing puppy ... we should be able to direct you that direction.
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