Above is Kansas as a pup.
Keystone's There's No Place Like Home, CGC
55 lbs. 23"
CERF (eyes) Normal (OptiGen DNA tested) Accession # 09-939
ARCH Cardiac Normal (page down to view certification documents)
OFA Thyroid Normal (Free T4 tested)
OFA Hips Excellent # GSP-14372E34M-VPI
OFA Elbows Normal # GSP-EL1322M34-VPI
DNA Profile # V517687
Certified Therapy Dog
AKC Canine Good Citizen
Kansas' pedigree includes the Westwind, Hillhaven and Rawhide lines including many Field, Dual and National Field Champions. Kansas loves to retrieve just about anything and especially loves to swim. He has a very calm and easy going personality but turns on in the field and his movement is effortless. Although Kansas is definitely a 'once in a lifetime' dog, we occasionally use outside stud dogs to strengthen our line of dogs.
All of our dogs are health screened at the recommended age. For example OFA hips/elbows are done when the dog reaches two-years of age. Page down to view Kansas' health certificates.
Photo below of Kansas was taken on July 1, 2011 at a local pond for some swimming & retrieving fun!
"Hurry up already - take the photo and throw the retrieving duck!"
below: June 26, 2011
(below: June 19, 2011)
(above) Kansas' first time water retrieving. Summer 2007.
Kansas (above) is honoring Gypsy's point. Feb. 16, 2009
Kansas (above) at the Hickory Run Chapter of NAVHDA. Photo taken in August 2007 when Kansas was just 13 weeks old.
Joining your local NAVHDA club is highly recommended for gun dog training! www.navhda.org Visit my web site page on NAVHDA!
Photo above is Kansas when he was a pup still with his breeder. (page down for photos of Kansas' ancestors!)
Moose vd Westwind (Kansas' Sire) Quincy vd Westwind (Kansas' Grand Sire)
Denny's Outback Julie (Kansas' Dam) NFC Heide's Mighty City Slicker (Kansas' Great Grand Sire on Dam's side)
(click on name above for more info on Slick)
Isis VD Westwind (Kansas' Great Grand Sire on his Sire's side)