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Golden Upland Game 2005




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"