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About Dakota Rose Kennel

Dakota Rose Kennel is a family owned kennel located in the heart of the Red River Valley of North Dakota. Our goal is to breed and develop dogs that are easy to train, have strong natural instincts, good disposition, excellent retrieving ability and make great family dogs.  We raise German Wirehaired Pointers that are NAVHDA tested and are proven hunters in the fields and waters of North Dakota.  They are exceptional family and hunting companions with the desired traits of a true versatile hunting dog.

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Wirehaired Pointer
Breeder Contact Info
Kenny Miskavige
710 E. 10th St.
Grafton, North Dakota 58237
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 15 years.
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Testimonials (7)
Submitted by: Jodi Runyon on Jan 13, 2012
Hi Kenny - As you know we love Bristol Belle! She is an amazing dog. I will let Brian fill you in on her hunting instincts and abilities - I know she has done a great job duck hunting from the boat this season and she gets all the retrieves (as long as the guys make the shot :) !) Also we will write up a testimonial on the process to get her from North Dakota to Washington, etc. From my perspective, she is a great all around companion. She is very intelligent and in tune to everything going on around her. Even more so when she is outside - if it flies, crawls, flutters, runs, she's on it. She watches the sky for birds and has he nose to the ground when she's not. She seems to understand what we say and knows items and people by name. Although she can be intense at times, she also has a very sweet and loving side. I have had labs all of my life so this is my first experience with this breed. I adore her. Jodi
Submitted by: Tony Aaukland on Jan 13, 2012
Kenny is the best breeder of communication with potential owners. He sent many updates, informative on how Belle (Dam) was doing, and numerous pics after the pups were born. Week after week we were updated. Many other breeders I spoke to were surprised with how much time Kenny spent taking and emailing pictures. At the same time, he took my calls and answered all my questions and his knowledge was great at helping me pick the puppy for me and family. I have trained numerous flushers, this was my first experience with a pointer. On the day, I picked up my pup, Kenny had so much information and was so helpful. Most breeders just release you to the pups and have you pick one, he let us meet the mother and spend time with all the pups available. If I would not have been able to meet at least one of the parents, I would not have taken a pup.

I took this pup out day 1 of Pheasant opener in North Dakota at 6 mos. old, I had worked with him in the local Central Dakota Chapter of NAVHDA for a couple months. He has done so well so early and Kenny told me I'd regret taking him out this year if I waited. My pup has great drive, he is a great retriever and pointer, I worked with him greatly on fetch, come sit whoa (Stay) and heel. He is already holding points and making long retrieves through very difficult brush. I took him to a professional guide hunt at 7 months old and the guides were very impressed with his drive and determination, he was still a puppy and they told me, you are going to have YEARS of great hunts with that dog.

Temperament wise, I have 2 teenage daughters, a 3 year old son, and a 1 year old cocker and he is a great companion and friend to all of them. He loves his crate and will even "crate" or "Kennel up" upon my children's command. He loves being with his people.
Submitted by: Jeske, Lindsey on Jan 13, 2012
Actual Purchase:
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Although we have had wirehairs in the past, this was my first time dealing one on one with the breeder, and Dakota Rose Kennel set some high standards. Although I was 300 miles away, the emails, pictures, and phone calls I received made it feel as if I was party of the whole experience. Dakota Rose Kennel kept me updated almost weekly with the growth of the puppies, as well special reports on the one we had an eye on. In my eyes, they are a small, family based kennel, who who’s priority isn’t dollar signs, but to give their customers the dog they want and expect, not the dog they need to settle with. The best part, your experience does not end the day you take your puppy home. Dakota Rose Kennel is there to offer advance and assistance whenever you need it.

Puppy Itself:
I often find it hard to put the words beautiful and wirehair in the same sentence, but I can honestly say our puppy – even after 9 months, our wirehair is beautiful. His body has the perfect low maintenance, dense coat, while the head has noticeable wirehair attributes; thick beard, long eyelashes. While out in the field, his nose in constantly down and hunting is his number one priority. He has a nice light bite, and loves to retrieve – not only in the field. He is a people person hands down! Not only is he great with kids of all ages, he is great around other dogs. Jake not only loves attention, he loves being part of the family, and we love having him!
Submitted by: gene petersen on Jan 13, 2012
Kenny, Happy new year and hope all is well in ND Just wondering who you are planning to cross Belle with ? Ace is doing a nice job on ducks and geese. In the sept. goose season we had a lot of geese fall alive in the decoys it was awesome to see him tackle them he is a big sturdy hard charging GWP and he is beautiful. We shot plenty of pheasants even though the bird population is the lowest i have ever seen in my 35 years of bird hunting this mild winter should help. If anyone would like info on the natural ability, trainability or disposition they can contact me Gene Petersen at Wolf Lake Kennels 507-822-3323
Submitted by: Tim McIntrye on Jan 13, 2012
Purchasing a pup from Kenny and Dakota Rose Kennel in 2009 was an excellent experience. With concerns of the temperament of the breed, Kenny invited me up to visit and meet Belle, after that it was an easy decision. The communication of how Belle was coming along and then the picture updates of the pups was fun and exciting for the whole family. I ended up with not only a top notch hunting dog but another member of the family, which my wife and three young girls adore. I also appreciated the phone calls from Kenny and visit from Kenny and Kathy when they were passing through to see how Bailey was coming along.

Bailey has an excellent disposition and temperament with both humans and other dogs. She has been easily trainable, great nose, a good pointer, and has become relentless in retrieving and finding downed birds, with never ending drive. Thanks again Kenny.

Tim McIntyre
Submitted by: John Wilson on Jan 13, 2012
Hey Kenny....Just a quick note to thank you for meeting me in Fargo....saved me another 4 hours of driving. Also thanks for being so organized & making the purchase of my new hunting buddy so easy. After getting all the great photos & updates on the litter I was pretty excited to finally meet you & "Tater"..........

Speaking of which, this pup is now 9 months old...he is VERY tall, beautiful long legs to go with the long lean body & he's finally got that great looking GWP beard. On our daily walks he just goes full speed & easily launches over any sagebrush obstacles he might encounter. Tried hunting him in Kansas last November but everywhere we went the pheasant population had been devastated by either floods/hail up north or drought in the southwest. I had to resort to taking him to some game farms in Colorado to get him on some birds....I needn't have worried. Once he got downwind of the planted birds he had to be restrained on the check cord....on the third bird he started pointing though he's not steady on birds yet. The important thing at this stage though is that he is a hugely enthustiastic & focused hunter with boundless energy. Every bird I shot he was on it instantly & retrieved to hand without hesitation. He even marked a wounded bird down & after 200+ yards of trailing it he pounced on it & brought it to hand.

Lastly is his great disposition. Over the Holidays he spent a lot of time with both visiting adults & children (7 grandkids). He was great with them all. He has also met all kinds of other dogs through friends of mine...all he wants to do is play & chase & after he turned 6 months old he was wearing them out. This is my 3rd GWP & he is going to be the best yet. He's the most handsome GWP I've ever seen & is admired by everyone who sees him. The place I hunted in Colorado raises German Shorthairs & their son wanted to know where I got Tater he was so impressed & Tater's only 9 months old. So far he's doing real well with Come, Whoa, Sit, Stay, Heel & is a retrieving next year I'm confident he'll have it all down pat.........

Thanks again & have a great 2012............sincerely, John E Wilson
Submitted by: Robert Steller on Jan 13, 2012
Hi Ken Just a note to bring you up to date with Max. I have owned hunting dogs since 1950 and they have all been exceptional companions and hunting dogs. We have won field trials with them and won the one-box sharptail hunt in Manitoba and because of one males reputation I guided the two top outdoor writers of American in an upland game bird hunt put on by Winchester for the Outdoor Writers of America. Yet I have to say Max is by far at the top of the list. This guy is intellegent, very strong, perfectly covers the ground, explores every clump of brush, stays within shotgun range, frequently checks in with me to see where I am and the direction I'm going in, in which case he will quarter in that direction. It is your good breeding that brings all this out on him. We have only done the routine obedience things with him..Everything he does in the field he does naturally, hunts like a four year old veteran. I just found out where I can hunt in 50,000 acres of pheasant country in eastern CO which opens Nov 12. I'm really looking forward to this date so he can get a release of some of his energy which he has alot of. He weighs 75 pounds yet has excellent body conformation and is light on his feet. Adios for now Bob Streller

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