Ethan and Kat Pippitt are the proud owners of Standing Stone Kennels. They both have a love for the outdoors and a real passion for training dogs. Ethan and Kat are both involved in developing and training each dog. They each bring their own special skill set to the table when it comes to training dogs! Kat loves puppies and makes sure each dog gets a healthy dose of love and affection every day. Ethan loves to hunt and guide with the dogs, which really puts the finishing touches on each dog''s training. Together, they breed top quality German Shorthair Pointers and provide each customer with an exceptional experience.
Though this may sound familiar,Ö at Standing Stone Kennels we strive to produce affectionate dogs with incredible natural ability that will make excellent family dogs and exceptional hunting dogs. We look for qualities in our parent dogs that complement each other and will produce a dog with a metaphorical "light switch". Our dogs know how to behave and calm down in the house, but also know how to turn it on and tear up a field! When we evaluate dogs for our breeding program we look for natural ability, cooperation, drive, confidence, affection and intelligence.
Submitted by: Mindi M on Feb 19, 2014
Hi Ethan and Kat!
Max is going great-loved by all, but most off all he's so loved by me! He's my golden child! Our guests love him. Can't tell you how many have threatened to take him home. He's doing great hunting with Dennis, and I try to take him a couple times a week and he's awesome- thank you so much!
Submitted by: Jim Clark on Jan 02, 2014
Bought a GSP from Ethan in November and the dog has been absolutely fantastic. I had been looking for a new dog for about 6 months and just connected with Ethan on phone during our conversations. Not only is the dog everything he said it would be, but Ethan has also been very helpful with my follow up questions as well. He truly wants the dog to be successful and we couldn't be happier. If he has what you are looking for, jump on it. I highly recommend Standing Stones without any hesitation.
Submitted by: John M on Jan 09, 2013
I really appreciate all the help and advice that you have given me thus far with Benelli. Your advice on training has been greatly appreciated and has made great differences for me with early development. I am very excited to get her up with you for a day hunt with you and her brother! Even more excited to turn her over to you to have finished. We will talk soon I am sure and I will get some pictures up soon! Thanks again!!
LOVE THIS DOG!!
Submitted by: Brian Kates on Jan 08, 2013
My wife and I purchased a solid liver GSP (Tripp) from Ethan and Kat this past fall. Needless to say we have not stopped receiving complements from family and friends on our newest family member. It was so fun watching Tripp grow during the first 8 weeks of his life via facebook. Ethan and Kat are both true professionals who have a love for each dog they raise. We would highly recommend Standing Stone Kennels to anyone looking for the whole package. Itís very comforting to know where we will be getting out next couple of pups!
Submitted by: Jay G. on Jan 08, 2013
Charlie and I spent the day with Ethan and his doggies.Took me to a favored spot for Ringnecks and we even found some quail.The dog work was great.His three doggies and Charlie made 4.I'm a little sore cause we covered some ground.The day ended with a nice surprise from Charlie and then it just got better driving back.I thought I was psycho knowing things inside out but Ethan is 'ALL IN" when it comes to his doggies.How far is Charleston SC from Lenora Kansas? Worth every mile.We'll be kinfolk down the road.
Submitted by: Denise Z. on Dec 05, 2012
Last year, Maggie was a overweight housedog. She has a really good nose; but when we took her hunting, the gun shots sent her to the sanctuary of the pickup. She was horribly gun shy.
We decided to take her to Ethan and Kat, in hopes to have her at least able to hunt along with us, not in fear of the gunshots.
She spent 7 weeks approximately with Standing Stone Kennels. She came back a totally different dog! She is not only cured of her gun shyness, but she points and retrieves like a champ!
I cannot thank Ethan and Kat enough, they truly worked a miracle with Maggie! She is a true part of our hunting group now and she loves her new life!
Submitted by: Gary Wilkos on Nov 15, 2012
Hi Ethan. We are so happy with our new addition. Drew our 4 year old son has named him BOLT and he is taking to it like a "CHAMP" His demeanor is awesome. He's just awesome with the family and his retrieving skills are perfect. Let's mention his looks....GORGEOUS FELLA.
Submitted by: Eric C on Nov 15, 2012
Tara and I would like to first say thanks to Ethan and Kat for the amazing job they did with our GSP (Gus). Gus spent about 4 months with them working on basic obedience and upland/waterfowl training. We recieved regular updates via facebook, emails and over the phone. Ethan and Kat were both very egar to answer any questions we had. They both have a true gift in knowing each dogs specific needs and what methods to use to help the dog along. Gus was no exception. I wanted a hunting machine while my wife Tara wanted him to have good house manners. Ethan and Kat acomplished both. When we went to pick Gus up in October Ethan and Kat spent an entire day with us making sure we were very comfortable with the comands and methods used over the course of his training. Ethan even put out some Chucker and allowed me to handle Gus in the field and gave me some greater pointers on different things that came up. We now have a greater knowledge of how to correct any behavior issues that may arise. Gus has turned out to be truly an amazing hunting dog and an important part of our family. Standing Stone Kennels will always be the place we turn to for future training and our next GSP. Ethan and Kat not only trained our dog but became our friends. WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH!!!!
Submitted by: Eric C on Oct 26, 2012
Dear Kat and Ethan, Thanks for the wonderful hospitality and the fantastic experience not only for Gus, but us as well at Standing Stone Kennels. You two are first class at dog training and very professional. It was sad to have Gus say goodbye, but we are very happy to have him home. We have very big shoes to fill now and I hope we can do it. Thanks again Gus :),
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Submitted by: Gail W on Oct 16, 2012
Ethan, we can't thank you enough for "tweaking" Bailey on her retrieve & recall! In just over an hour you analyzed the problem, had a solution & showed Gordie how to work w/her on this. Thanks to you she got her Senior AKC Hunt title in just 5 attempts!!! She had great scores on all 4 legs of 8s & 9s. Without your help we'd still be working on her title. You were great to work with & we'll be back for more training!