FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT RIAVA SMALL MUNSTERLANDER HUNTING DOGS FACEBOOK PAGE AND WEBSITE OR CONTACT US! CHECK OUT THESE TALENTED PUPPYS NAVHDA NATURAL ABILITY TEST RESULTS: A litter Born Dec 14/14 6 out 10 pups tested at 8 months old All prized (3 prize 1,2 prize 2 and 1 prize 3 for Riavas first Breeders Award. B litter Born Mar 3/17 5 out 8 pups tested at 5 MONTHS OLD, All prized (2 prize 1, 1 prize 2, 2 prize 3) for Riavas second Breeders Award. C litter Born Oct 23/17 (they will be ready to test Aug 2018 at 10 months of age will post results then).
***EXCITING NEWS COMING FOR PLANNING OF 2019 D LITTER!!! WILL POST MORE AS ARRANGEMENTS UNFOLD!***
Submitted by: Jeff and Brenda Mizenko on Apr 05, 2020
We could not be happier with our beautiful Small Munsterlander, Riava’s Miss Dakota (Soda). Janet Hartigh has been absolutely wonderful to work with from day one. She cares about her dogs as if they’re her own children. This compassion is what inspired us to purchase a dog from her. Soda, who is now one year old is smart, a great hunter, and sweetie pie. She truly lives up to her name. Soda also earned a max score Prize 1 in her NAVHDA natural ability test in August of 2019. She’s showing great promise for advanced testing. We know Janet gave Soda a great start and are grateful for her guidance and continued friendship.
Submitted by: Paul Kip on Mar 08, 2018
I have a male from the C litter. Trapper is amazingly smart, affectionate, and he has great hunting drive and natural ability. Janet and Garth are dedicated to producing the best of the breed. They are helpful and knowledgeable and care about each puppy as if it were going to be their own.
Submitted by: James Korpan on Nov 15, 2017
We brought home a female from Riava's last litter this spring. I've owned a Springer, a Brittany, and another SM. this new one is the best dog I've had. Strong prey drive and natural ability in the field. Retrieved ducks from water her first season with only bumper training before. Athletic with great endurance, already Skijoring 10 km + no problem. Sweet and eager to please around the house. She's a striking dog who strangers stop to ask about.
I couldn't be happier with Riava. They were informative throughout and hosted us in their home. I felt treated like family.
Submitted by: Carola v. Sass on Nov 14, 2017
I couldn't be happier with my 2 beautiful Small Munsterlanders from Riava. Janet is committed to producing the best possible breed characteristics. She is knowlegeable and dedicated to her dogs and all of the pups - never compromising on things that allow her pups to have and become the best they can be. New to the hunting world, Janet introduced me to NAVHDA and both my pups easily achieved their NA. I can confidently recommend Riava Small Munsterlander to anyone!
Submitted by: Reg Hunchuk on Nov 13, 2017
We have a small Munsterlander, Baxter from B Litter. He is becoming a great hunting dog and we are very pleased with him. Janet and Garth at Riava kennels are wonderful people and have been very helpful with any questions we have had. He is our 4th. small Munsterlander since 1986 and we love the breed. Riava kennels does produce top quality dogs.
Submitted by: Nancy Appel on Nov 12, 2017
We got a pup from the A litter and have been very pleased with our Ava. She is an excellent hunter and we have enjoyed many hours hunting with her. She is a joy to be around.
We really like Janet and Garth they are great breeders and are always willing to help you in any way they can. Janet spends countless hours socializing and handling her pups which live in the house.
We wouldn't hesitate to get another pup from Riava. A very satisfied customer and friend .
Submitted by: David g. Reed, DVM on Nov 12, 2017
These are super, honest and very genuine people to deal with. Their aim is to produce quality dogs with lots of natural ability. I was lucky to obtain one of the B litter pups. She is very responsive to training, and passed the NA test just before 6 weeks of age, and with very little exposure to live birds before the test. In limited hunting this fall sha has worked hard at finding birds, points well, and is starting to retrieve well. I am delighted with my pup!
Riava's pups are well started in house training, socializing, and exposed to loud noises before leaving to new owners, and their early health needs and microchipping are fully looked after. I would recommend Riava's to any prospective purchaser.RNTNU
Submitted by: Ken Shirreff on Nov 12, 2017
Our family purchased a pup last spring we are extremely happy with him and great support we got from Janet to help us get started on the Navhda training with him . We hunted with him fall and he we were extremely happy with his hunting ability. I would certainly recommend Riva Smallmunsterlander Hunting Dogs to any one wanting a Smallmunsterlander pup .
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Submitted by: Dwayne Lorenz on Nov 12, 2017
Acquired a pup from the B litter born March 03, 2017. While having had previous ownership of labs had no experience with training a versatile hunting dog. Janet was a big help and wonderful resource in the development Of Bella (& of me) who at less than 6 months age achieved her NAVHDA NA award prize 2 with a score of 108. Bella & I together experienced her first pheasant hunting season this fall. She was a great companion and a highly motivated hunter. Bella is a wonderful member of our family. Thanks Janet & Riava Kennels