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Martinsen's Vizslas - South Dakota Vizsla Breeders
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About Martinsen's Vizslas
Greetings from South Dakota, the land of unlimited birds and amazing hunting dogs! My husband and I have always been dog lovers, and have grown up around hunting dogs. We were born and raised in Iowa, and have lived in South Dakota for the past ten years. My name is Jenny, and I am in the medical profession and my husband, Tate, is a diesel mechanic. We got our first hunting dog five years ago, and have fell madly in love with the Vizsla breed. Joining NAVHDA five years ago, we never thought we would be where we are today. Tate and I are very active in our local NAVHDA chapter, Mid West Tristate NAVHDA (www.midwesttristatenavhda.org). Hunting and testing our dogs is a true passion and we strive to be the best we can be. Our goals are simple, to better the Vizsla breed, to create amazing versatile hunting companions and do it with all the love and care we can provide.
At Martinsen's Vizslas we train for versatility. Training dogs for the field and water. NAVHDA and AKC are the venues that we train and test dogs for. We enjoy watching dogs in natural environment working hard.We treat every dog as if they were our own dogs Compassion, hard work, high goals, and determination are just a few words to describe us as trainers. If you need a dog trained for the field, hunt test, or the home we our your trainers!
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Tate and Jenny Martinsen
Humboldt, South Dakota
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 4 years.
605-261-8141Send Email to Martinsen's VizslasClick here to visit Martinsen's Vizslas website
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Submitted by: Toni on Oct 06, 2014Lil Holly Berry came into our lives December 17th, she being our fourth Vizsla, making her our third female. I truly believe everyone comes into our lives for a purpose, saying that Jenny and Tate were a blessing in many ways. At first I really didn't know what to think... Jenny and Tate asking questions; about what we were looking for in a Vizsla, female/male, what we would be using her for wether it was show, hunting or just companionship. Well it all made clear scenes. If you think about it, the breeders is with these puppies for 8-10 weeks, they are the ones that interact and get to know their personalities as well as what the puppies strong points are for what they might be very good at. Taking all that into consideration we certainly were matched up with the perfect puppy. Jenny and Tate sent us pictures as our Lil Holly Berry grew, we named her that because she was not only our blessing at Christmas, but born close to the season. And we texted, messaged back and forth. Made us feel like we were there. That was very nice, they did not have to do that, but we felt the love. Making us feel more at ease, We knew we made the right choice in choosing Jenny and Tate as the breeder. As December 17, approaching us we were getting so excited to meet your little bundle of joy.on the day of meeting Lil Holly Berry we had to get up very early because it was a very long drive. As we pulled up to Jenny and Tates home, being tired just overcame us from the excitement of meeting our new little puppy. When we walked inside Jenny greeted us with the hug and a welcoming basket full of goodies, for our new addition to our family.as we looked into the living room there we saw Holly playing with her mom Ginger. It was very precious restate a while visited and then Jenny and Tate sent us on our way. But as we walked into their house mazie, my daughter and I felt the love and compassion it that they have for their dogs.they truly are breeders at heart, having the biggest hearts and treating those dogs as family members as we do, it's a feeling that brings tears to your eyes. Jenny and Tate are part of our family now, so very blessed that they came into our lives.
Given that, I read a lot, there is some people that want the breed of the Vizsla and do not understand how high energy dogs that they can be. I think that other breeders could actually learn a lot from how Jenny and Tate go about being breeders in the way that they do. So very grateful for them coming into our lives without them we would not have our Holly,she is perfect for us.
Submitted by: Brian Kringstad on Sep 23, 2014After I had made the decision to buy a vizsla I began the search to find a breeder. I emailed several different breeders inquiring about puppies. Jenny from Martinson Vizslas responded very quickly to my inquiry. Upon my first conversation with Jenny I could tell she was not just trying to sell me a puppy. Jenny was extremely patient and professional as I asked her my many questions. None of the other breeders seemed half as passionate as Jenny and Tate did. They are proud of their dogs and it showed. Jenny and Tate invited me to come out and see their operation before I even put any money down. After several separate conversations with Jenny and Tate I decided to put down my deposit. While waiting for my puppy to be born Jenny and Tate were in constant contact with me giving me updates. Jenny sent out several pictures and videos of the puppies after they were born.
Tate and Jenny Martinsen run a top notch kennel. I have been extremely happy with them from the very first conversation we ever had. To say I am completely satisfied is a bit of an understatement. Jenny and Tate have gone so far above and beyond what I expected from them. Even after I picked up Toby, Jenny and Tate have been available for questions and advice. They have been my go to resource for training questions.
As a new puppy buyer you can rest assured that you are buying a quality dog from a quality breeder. I have and will continue to recommend Martinsenís Vizslaís to anyone who is looking for a top notch hunting dog or just a new family pet.
Submitted by: Patricia Eddy on Sep 18, 2014Jenny and Tate are truly gifted bird dog trainers. As a newbie bird dog owner, I delivered to them an unrefined, happy 9 month old Longhaired Weimaraner with wonderful genetic potential that was probably a little spoiled. I got back a very nice, responsive, confident, trained, calm (especially off the field :), and hunt ready one year old dog. She is now ready for just about anything further we want to do with her.
The Martinsens have a very special thing going. Beyond their immaculate newly built kennels, I was impressed that they both possess boundless energy, determination, perseverance, and a clear love of dogs. They both work so many hours training the dogs that their dedication might be their highest asset. Good thing they are young I kept thinking. I donít know how they do it.
I was recommended to the Martinsens by someone I trusted, our breeder, Dawna Miller, and for that I will be eternally grateful. It was the best possible fit for our dogís development. Jennyís communication during the time our pup was in training far exceeded my expectations and made it palatable while we missed her so much. And having Jenny take our dog through the NAVHDA Natural Ability test and win a Prize 3 was the icing on the cake. I cannot recommend the Martinsens high enough; they are outstanding. Thank you Jenny and Tate!
Submitted by: Catland & Diana on May 11, 2014Jenny and Tate have been exceptional to work with for owning our first puppy. We received updates starting from Hottie's pregnancy to weekly puppy pictures and videos. Jenny and Tate did a wonderful job making us feel apart of the entire experience up to the day we took Teal home. The Martinsen's provided plenty of advice to help prepare us to take Teal home. It's amazing how fast Teal learned crate training and potty training. We have never trained a puppy before, but she learned how to crate train in 3 days and potty train in about 5 days. She is unbelievably smart! We are so happy with Teal and the Martinsen's that we will definitely be purchasing another Vizsla from them again in the future. We will adding more comments as Teal grows and begins training!
Submitted by: Rylan Williams on May 04, 2014I contacted Martinsen's Vizslas last year around mid September 2013 inquiring about upcoming litters. They were fast to respond to my email and informed me that Hottie was the next up coming female to have a litter. Once we worked out the details of the litter we waited for a while since Hottie was a little late going into heat. Jenny and Tate never left me in the dark about how Hottie was doing as she finally went into heat and was carrying a litter. My wife and I are very very happy with Martinsen's Vizslas, they went above and beyond with every little thing dealing with the Dogs. I feel like they're not a breeder that is fixed on just making money but instead producing a high quality Vizsla in each and every pup. They love this breed of dog and you can tell just by how much attention to detail they put forth when hunting, training and breeding. Words can not express how happy and pleased I am with my new Vizsla pup, Jenny and Tate did an outstanding job from day 1 all the way to pick up day. So If you're looking for a great hunting dog and 4 legged best friend give Martinsen's Vizsla's a call you wont be disappointed. To them your're not just a customer but part of a community and friendship for life.
Submitted by: Derek Baune on Feb 24, 2014After the first phone call to the Martinesen's I knew my search for a Vizsla breeder was over. Tate and Jenny are full of passion for the breed and it shows through every time I see and speak to them. The Martinsen's made the process a breeze and are full of knowledge before and after the puppies go home. I have a male from Ginger X Cash's last litter in November 2013 and he is everything I could have hoped for in a young dog. He is hard running in the field and the perfect house dog with a great attitude and learning ability. With his obvious natural ability at less than 4 months I am ecstatic to see what his future holds.
We plan to run our dog, West, in the NAVHDA natural ability tests as well as Utility tests in the future. With a Vizsla breeder who also trains dogs full-time, we are so thankful to have their help and continued support as he grows.
If you're in search of a top notch Vizsla from a reputable breeder, look no further than Martinsen's Vizslas.
Submitted by: Maddy Stoltz&Chad Good on Jan 21, 2014Our experience with Tate and Jenny has been phenomenal! We received our puppy Red, from Ginger's second litter, and we are more than satisfied with our little man! His natural ability to hunt is more than noticeable, he's very smart and eager to learn, and has a wonderful personality that fits right into our family. I also have to mention that he is a beautiful Vizsla, very well put together and healthy! Jenny places the puppies in the homes that she sees they would fit best in and we are very happy with the pup she picked for us. The Martinsen's are obviously very experienced with their hunting dogs and are very willing to help with any questions we have or training techniques to get him started. They are proud of what they do and are involved with the pups as they grow! I especially appreciate this because we are first time owners of hunting dogs and any help from them is VERY appreciated! I would HIGHLY recommend a vizsla from Martinsens, you will not be disappointed!
Submitted by: Dawna Miller on Jan 03, 2014We met Jenny and Tate when we got our wonderful girl Hottie from their litter with Ginger and Boot. My son wanted a Vizsla pup and because I breed Weimaraners his puppy had to come from the best. When we heard of about Martinsen's litter we knew that is exactly what we had found. My son who was 14 fell in love with Hottie immediately and they started training for her Natural Ability test. All along the way both Jenny and Tate filled us in on Vizsla personality ins and outs. They even came to Montana and spent a week training with us. During our time from getting Hottie until present our friendship has flourished, both of us learning from each others training and experiences. I have to say they are the most professional, honest, caring breeders and very refreshing their love of all dogs. Hottie and Jade earned a Prize 1 on her Natural Ability test and is currently with Jenny and Tate to continue her training, hopefully earning her Utility Prize this year. She will also be having her first litter with them and we expect them all to be sweet little hunters just like her. If your looking for a Vizsla this is where you should be looking! As a breeder I don't take my recommendations lightly...there are very few breeders I endorse. But, I truly recommend Martinsen's Vizslas to anyone looking for a great pup along with knowledge of the breed and training advice. Outstanding people and dogs.
Submitted by: Dr. Clayton Van Balen on Oct 03, 2013In May, we picked up our Vizsla puppy (Ginger's) from Martinsen's. From the very beginning, this puppy was noted to have the greatest personality. Obviously she had been imprinted from the get go. With Tate's help, we started her working birds and she was a natural. By 4 months she was pointing beautifully. By 5 months, she was water retrieving. This puppy has the desire hunt, play, and to please. To say the least, my wife and I would recommend Martinsen's Vizsla's.
Submitted by: Tracy on Sep 09, 2013Absolutely the best Vizsla I could have ever imagined. Great looking but even more importantly the best demeanor and temperament you could wish for. Jenny and Tate run a first class show and walk you through the entire process. They still keep in touch to make sure everyone is ok. Can't say enough about the entire experience.