PINE SHADOWS of Brainerd, Minnesota was among eight kennels in
North American selected to become an Orvis Endorsed Hunting Dog Breeder and
Trainer. Most sportsmen are well acquainted with the prestigious Orvis
Endorsement of wing-shooting and fishing destinations as well as their fine
line of products.
In 2003 Orvis introduced the Orvis-Endorsed Hunting Dog
Breeding and Training Program. To quote their goal for the program, "The
program is designed to promote and uphold the highest standards in dog
breeding and training to introduce Orvis clients to the best breeders and
trainers in the world."
To establish the groundwork for a program worthy of the
trust of their customers, Orvis spent the last 12 months compiling a short
list of the best hunting dog breeder and trainers in North America. A team of experts visited
these kennels to ensure that each operation met their strict requirements and
standards. In addition to the field inspection, and the recommendation of
industry peers, Orvis recognizes the following criteria as essential to an
endorsed operation: AKC and/or American Field trial Registered; hip
certification (OFA) for parents; thorough, documented medical records and
updated shots on delivery.
In the quest to find the perfect hunting companion,
Orvis is confident these operations are the best in business.
Mark Haglin, owner of PINE SHADOWS,
was very pleased with the Orvis accreditation. "It is gratifying to
receive this recognition from the sporting world. We are in our twenty-eighth
year of breeding and training English Springer Spaniels and continue to
provide our clients with high quality gundogs that are equally at ease in the
field and in a family. We look forward to serving Orvis clients"