The Hall of Fame of the Small Munsterlander Club of North America honors Small Munsterlanders that have achieved extraordinary success in their chosen endeavors. Inherent in the requirements for admission to The Hall of Fame is the intention to foster the historical concept of the Small Munsterlander as a versatile hunting dog possessing strong scenting ability, even temperament, and good social behavior and to see these characteristics exhibited in each individual dog. The owner of the dog being submitted for entry to the Hall of Fame must be a member in good standing of the SMCNA. The Hall of Fame award may be granted posthumously.
The candidate must have accumulated a minimum of 100 points, of which 40 points must have been achieved by prizing in NAVHDA, JGHV, or VHDF testing. Points must have been achieved in at least three different categories. Dogs born before the year 2000 need accumulate points in only two categories. The Categories are: Versatile Hunting Dog Tests, Retriever Tests, Hunting Competitions, Progeny, and Other Miscellaneous Events.
For more information regarding Hall of Fame requirements visit the Hall of Fame Application link on the Member's page of the website.
2018 Hall of Fame Winners
Hunting Hills' Yeager Kayden
Owners: Carrah & Mark Whitaker
Hunting Hill's Yeager Kayden is so much more than we could have ever imagined; he has taught us what the Small Munsterlander is truly all about. Kayden loves to work and train completing both with style and drive. I have been told many times he is a pleasure to watch, "He just loves to work". Kayden has tested and excelled in NAVHDA at a very young age. In our training journey we have also ventured into the Hunter Retriever Club testing. Kayden earned his SHR (started) title at 13 months and his HR (seasoned) Title April 2018. We have competed in the SMCNA Bird Derby 3 years running and Kayden has taken 1st place all 3 years and in all 3 classes.
Kayden is a pleasure to have in the home and we have travelled extensively across the country and he is always well behaved. He earned his Canine Good Citizen at 14 months.
Kayden's strong work ethic, incredible drive, and his ability to keep his head in the game represents the Small Munsterlander very well as a versatile breed.
- NA 110 Prize 1
- UPT 147 Prize III
- UT 190 Prize III
- Bird Derby
- Puppy 2015 1st place
- Junior Hunter 2016 1st place
- Hunter 2017 1st place
- SHR Title 2015
- HR Title 2018
VC Pine Hollow's Brigette Breeze
Owners: Jill Colloton
Breeze came into our family as our very first hunting dog. We had no idea how to train her, but with help from our NAVHDA chapter she quickly became an exceptional dog despite our incompetence. She was pointing at eight weeks, prized in her NA test just shy of five months, and completed a successful hunting season before she was nine months old.
At nine years of age she still hunts pheasant, woodcock, grouse, quail, ducks, rabbits, and squirrels with plenty of stamina. Proving that old dogs can learn new tricks, she began blood tracking deer in 2017 with good success. She is an ambassador for the breed with her winsome personality and flashy hunting style.
We are fortunate to remain in close contact with five of Breeze's puppies, all of whom are now fine hunting dogs and household companions. We will forever be thankful to the late Beth Phillips for trusting us with this special dog.
- NA 110, Prize III (4.9 months)
- UT 204, Prize I
- INV 188, Pass
- NA Breeder's Award
- UT Breeder's Award
- North Central Wisconsin Chapter Dog of the Year, 2011
- Bold Breeze A litter NA Breeder's Award (2014)
- Bold Breeze A litter UT Breeder's Award (2018)