I just wanted to write and tell everyone how thrilled John and I have been with the liver and white springer that we
got from Whispering Winds Kennels in 2004. We waited a little later to get "Crash" trained for pheasant hunting (he turned
3 years old last October) but it is in his blood to get on those birds.
He greatest assest during the training was
his willingness to please. He is the kind of springer that learns fast, listens to commands well and can literally hunt all
day. On top of that, he can scent a bird at 25 yards, run great patterns into the wind and is a strong swimmer for those water
retrievals. What else can you ask for in a hunting dog!?
John and I couldn't ask for anything more. Thanks for breeding
such great dogs Kevin and Kim! Please feel free to post this on your testimonials page. These springers are something to talk
about! Joanna Tjaden
The Colonel is one great friend. He learns fast and loves young kids, rides in the pickup and riding the four wheeler.
one terrific companion. One of my neighbors calls him my side-kick. Here are a few pictures that I thought you might enjoy.
He is 10 weeks old on the one where he is retrieving and 16 weeks in the other photos.
Growing so fast
Hello Kevin and Kim:
This Saturday was Bree’s first pheasant hunt at a game farm near Clearwater
and I can tell you that she definitely lives up to being a “flushing spaniel”. After flushing several pheasant
in cooperation with my brother in law’s pointer she was able to flush one completely on her own, nearly getting a mouthful
of tail feathers. Her legs aren’t yet long enough to really bust through the cover, but I’m very proud of
her performance! A few hours later out on the logging trails we were able to flush nine ruffed grouse which is the most
I’ve ever seen on such a short walk. It was amazing to watch her break through the brush, stop on a dime, wheel
around and flush a bird. She’s really shaping up to be the perfect hunting companion, and to tell you the truth
it has much more to do with her bloodlines than it does my training – general obedience and a few hours a week tossing
a scented dummy this summer is all she’s been through.
She’s also a wonderful family pet. As you might remember,
my wife runs a daycare out of our home – all of the kids love her, and she has a great time playing with them in the
back yard. We get constant complements when we take her on walks or to the park and more than a few people have offered
to take her home right then and there. She’s been a great addition to our family and I just wanted to let you
know how much we appreciate her. I’ve attached a picture of Bree from her first pheasant hunt.
Hello Kevin and Kim, I just wanted to write and tell you how thrilled John and I have been with the liver and white springer
that we got from your kennels in 2004. John's dad, Richard, bought him for John and 'Crash' has
been a great addition
to our family. I spoke with you earlier this year to see if Crash's litter mates turned out to be good hunting dogs
and it was great news to hear that two of his litter mates have done well too.
We waited a little later to get Crash
trained for pheasant hunting (he turned 3 years old last October) but it is in his blood to get on those birds. The trainer
said that he was pretty easy to train but his greatest assest was his willingness to please. He is the kind of springer
that learns fast, listens to commands well and can literally hunt all day. On top of that, he can scent a bird at 25
yards, run great patterns into the
wind and is a strong swimmer for those water retrievals. What else can you ask
for in a hunting dog!?
John is currently serving in Korea for the US Air Force and will be hunting with Crash for the
first time this fall when he gets back in the country. This should be the best hunting season for John (and for Crash) and
we couldn't ask for anything more. Thanks for breeding such great dogs! I have enclosed a couple of photos of Crash
with his trainer, Jim Finch, in
Roberts, Idaho. Please feel free to post this on your testimonials page.
are something to talk about!
P.S. The hunting school that we sent him too has tired him out though. When he came back
for a two week break he spent most of that time sleeping on John's pillow and lounging under the pine trees. What a
Hi Kevin and Kim-
I just wanted to give you guys a quick update on the tri-colored
springer that we purchased from you last fall from Roxie and Stewart's litter. Her name is Annabelle and she is quite
the sweetheart! She is incredibly fun-loving and truly lives each day to the fullest (full of energy of course!).
She is incredibly smart and picks up on commands and new tricks very fast. She has been retrieving since the first week
we've had her. She is a great addition to our family and we could not imagine life without her.
She has been very healthy and has been growing like a weed since we picked her up. You guys do a great job
of raising dogs and we get stopped so many times when we are out walking with people complimenting her on how beautiful
she is. I am attaching a few pictures so that you can se what she looks like. Thank you guys again and we definitely
will not even think twice about where to look when we decide to get another dog.
Mike and Amanda
I just wanted to send you guys an update on the pup I
bought from you just a little over two years ago. I've
attached a picture from our first pheasant hunting
trip this year (2007). Little Annie Mae did so well. I
was amazed at her talent as a hunting dog this year.
She hunted a few times last year and did pretty good.
But this year, her second year of hunting, I have been
amazed. I haven't done any more training this year
than I did last year with her, but now she just gets
I think this is a great testament to her breeding. In
October of 2005, I made a trip out to Bemidji to see
the English Springer pups available. I absolutely fell
in love with Annie. I was looking for certain aspects
- a dog that pays attention, a dog that is aware of
its surroundings and a dog that looks to be
compassionate. Passion is difficult to pick up on in a
dog, but I just knew she had it. I have more stories
as to why, but I want to keep this brief.
I hunt 5-6 times a year. So Annie is more of a
companion than a strict hunting dog. Ever since I took
her home that night in October two years ago, she has
been my best friend. I cannot say enough great things
about this dog - she is my best friend, she is my
hunting dog, she is the most important thing to me in
the world. I would just like to thank you for giving
me the opportunity to raise this pup.
After falling in love with Annie, my parents felt
compelled to get a dog from you. Their dog, Nettie, is
almost a carbon copy of my great dog Annie. Both of
these girls were sired by the Great Tri Stewart, and
I'm so glad that they can pass along his personality
I cannot put into words how much this dog means to me.
She is always there, she always wants a tummy rub and
she is the most loving creature that I have ever come
|A good day hunting
Dear Kevin and Kim,
Just wanted you to see what a handsome guy Jude is at eight months! He has been neutered and chipped and completed
his puppy class at 4 months with honors!!! He is incredibly affectionate and loves everyone equally - we are now
trying to teach him NOT to jump on everyone and lick them all over! We will start a more adult training class next week
- he really loves to learn new things and interact with the other 'puppies.' He will come (when not distracted!), sit,
down, shake, heel (sometimes) and roll over. He does love his treats...Thank you so much for all the love and care you
gave him before we met him! He has enriched our lives immeasurably and has been the perfect addition to our family.
I just don't know the words to say how much we love him and how grateful we are that our puppy search ended at Whispering
Winds and you. Thanks again so much...
|Aren't I an adorable one!!!
Hi Kevin and Kim! 12/6/06
We have had the Grace for about a month now...and girl, is she growing! She is full of
personality and is one energetic puppy. Gracie is fully housetrained (she has become a bell ringer...just in time for
the holidays) and is one smart girl. She will do anything for a treat. She can sit, stay, lay down, scoot,
shake-a-paw, speak, be quiet, jump, come, etc. on command. The kids love her puppy kisses. She
loves to play fetch, and is working on giving the ball. Her favorite game is hide and seek. She can track
any of us down in no time at all. When the weather was nice, she loved galloping around outside (nose down of course).
She is not a fan of the cold or snow (just eating it).
Gracie is working on OFF and NO NIPPING, but we understand that she is a curious puppy and everything
is up high and tastes good.
Kennel training her was a breeze. She whimpered a bit the first week, but only at
night because she had to go pee. She sleeps through the night now...Yeah!
Thank you again and know that we are enjoying our new addition to our family
Dear Kevin and Kim,
Thank you for taking such good care of our puppy those first 8wks.keeping us posted
with all your updates and pictures too. Can't thank you enough for giving our Ella girl such a good start. It was nice meeting
you and Kim and all the other Beagles including Ella's mommy Fury and daddy Beemer.
Ella is a wonderful addition to our family. Very sweet and so cuddly. She's miss smarty pants
too. I kid you not she would sit on command by 9 wks.
We love her very much in fact most would say we spoil her. I guess there is a reason why we call her princess
Can't thank you enough for giving her such a good start in life!
She is a treasure!!!!!!!!!
Sincerely and gratefully The Miner Family
Dear Kevin and Kim
I wondering if I could get cards for me to hand out at school. I would love to hand out cards for you. My
friends love beagles and I told some of them that you gave us the puppies. Thank you.
( This letter was written from another very *special* girl. Even though we have not had the priveledge
to meet her yet, we will soon get the chance).
Thank you Mollie !!!
Kevin & Kim
HI Kevin and Kim!
We were looking at the website for the millionth time and noticed that the testimonials are way too biased
towards the Springers. So we are sending you this message to forward to everyone that BEAGLES RULE! Since Mike and I have
been married, we've had a variety of breeds which have all been loved and unique, but we can't remember being this entertained
by our dogs ever. Not a day goes by that we don't get the giggles from the antics of Hunter and Annabelle. They are very intelligent
and the best part is snuggling up with them at the end of the day. We can't wait to make the trip to pick up Copper and look
forward to seeing you and Kim again.
Thank you, Kelly, Mike, Meghann, Mollie, Mikey and Emma.
Kim and I would like to take the time to thank everyone who chose us to get their family companion.
And a *Special* Thanks to those who have had the faith and confidence in us to get more than 1 puppy.
Thank you all.
|What can I say?? I'm Cute!!!
I am sitting here holding Jasper, just sobbing!! I am so filled with joy, this
is the best day I have had in a long time. As my husband approached home from Bemidji, my heart was racing
and my stomach got so sick. I didn't even realize how much my whole body missed Toby and how very much I was excited for Jasper
to join our family. Kim and Kevin, he is so perfect!!!!!!!!!!! What a gem!!! He is fitting in with our family,
so wonderful. It wasn't meant for Toby to go, but God led you to give us this special pup. If you hadn't graced our home with
this gift, we could not have done this at this time. I love him so much already. No words can ever thank you enough,
so you'll be stuck with a forever friend. The kids got the surprise of their life!! Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
My family is whole and complete once again. My great kids and a Springer! WONDERFUL!!
|I have always wanted a blk/wht/tri Springer &
just recently purchased "Onyx" our lil gem from Kevin & Kim. I have never had a puppy flown in before but everything went
great!! Was a little worried about how she would handle the flight, but she arrived just as happy & perky as if we had
drove up & picked her up ourselves. Flying did not effect her at all, to me this shows that this paticular line of breeding
has a lot of confidence, she was not afraid of us at all, didn't hide in her crate or show any signs of being nervous. She
was just happy to see us & took right to us. This also shows that she does come from a great breeder, they obviously spend
time with their puppies because "Onyx" is very outgoing & not timid at all. I cannot say enough about the awesome qualities
that "Onyx" has & she is only 9 weeks old! Kevin & kim kept in great contact with me through out everything &
I loved watching her grow with the updated pics on their site since I had to wait until she was old enough to fly. I gave
"Onyx" her name before she arrived at her new home with us, Kevin & Kim must have obviously worked with her some learning
her name because the day we got her she was already responding to her name. I may in the future want to add a lvr/wht/tri
to our family & I will definately check with them first & anyone that is looking to purchase a Springer I highly recommend
Whispering Wind Kennels. Buy with confidence!!! |
Our journey for the perfect springer started
when good friends of ours were looking to
fill a void in their lives left by a very beloved
springer who died. They found Kevin and Kim
and Gracie. After they adopted Gracie,
my husband fell in love with her too and
wanted a springer like Gracie. To our luck,
when we were ready to add to our family,
Kevin and Kim were expecting a litter from
Gracie's sister. Enter Abby, or Abigail, or
Buttercup or Precious or Boo Boo Licious.
You can imagine from the list of names
we've given her, how loved she is!
Moreover, after Abby completed Birdie
Bootcamp, she is a great huntress and
doesn't tire out! She listens well, retrieves
her birds and never gives up!
Her personality is so sweet and she is
quite a beauty! We are so fortunate to
have found Kevin and Kim!
Dealing with Kevin and Kim is so awesome!
I have never known anyone to care for their
pups as well as Kevin and Kim do! Very
dedicated to pups and to their clients!
Hopefully soon, we'll add to our familyagain
with another "kid" from Kevin and Kim!