Recently the name of our breed has been expanded from
Small Munsterlander to include Kleine (german for 'small') Münsterländer,
this occurred due to the acceptance in Germany by the KlM-D, known as 'der
Verband für Kleine Münsterländer' for us to be a 'landsgruppe' of their
breed club, this enabled Kleine Münsterländers to be accepted to: hunt test
within JGHV performance testing sytem to include breed tests and performance
tests such as the VJP,HZP,VGP; to have access to a dog data base (Dogbase)
that provides a clear genetic imprint of breeding values so that well
informed choices can be made to breed with; and lastly to access the
importation of dogs from generations of proven lines from both a performance
and genetic standpoint.
Finally we can say this resulted to an improvement
for the breed, new pedigrees, close genetic monitoring, and a performance
testing system oriented to breeding great dogs that are valued in the
Dogbase, availible with genetic, breeding, and performance values.
On December 4, 2013 a new club was formed as a
landsgruppe of the KlM-D it is called Kleine Münsterländer - Group of North
America, known as KlM-GNA, of which 'vom Fall Brook Run' is proud to be a
Fall Brook Run welcomes all those whether the difference between 'small' and
'kleine' matters, rest assured it does to us and the KlM-GNA. We refer to
our dogs as 'Kleine Münsterländers', in doing so we hope to demonstrate why.
What we breed for in a
pup from FALL BROOK RUN?
I believe that a
versatile hunting dog is as intelligent as it is versatile, meaning to
me that the more versatile a dog the more intelligent, similar to the
way we learn different languages and share common principles to learn
those languages. We are in effect doing much the same by pursuing a
more versatile hunting dog with a deeper understanding of the
'language' of training for multiple events and more complex tasks that
take place in the very diverse world of field, water and forest. The
point I would like to make is this 'intelligence' is the material from
which a confident and biddable dog excels to learn its trade, and most
notably this takes place best in a reliably, secure - consistent
environment. We work to attain this environment in our pursuit of a
high level of versatility' in field , water and forest.
There are tests,~~~~~~~ and 'there are tests'. We test in NAVHDA as
well as JGV-USA and call it , 'performance testing', as it
demonstrates higher performance in some areas but in other areas it
shows that basic breedable qualities important to our breed are intact
in our breedings. Whether it be a 'breed test' such as the JGV-USA's,
HZP , VJP or NAVHDA's, UT, and Invitational all have something to
offer, we show no preference toward either testing organization, all
tests only reflect on the dog's level of 'versatility' .
This 'performance testing' brings us to the crossroads of our training
by showing through these test results that our breedings have proven
blood lines for hunting and temperament. We do not require pup owners
to test their dogs , we test ours to help you make the decision to own
a Fall Brook Run pup from afar as not everyone can witness what we
have to offer, but feel free to come by to see us at work, I look
forward to hearing from you.
The other part of what we breed for is our goal to breed the strong to
the strong and get a skeletal-muscular structure that will withstand
the test of time, much like a strong table that is stacked such that
there is a plumb line on each leg that rings true to the support of
the top but in this case of a versatile hunting dog all moving in
unison so the movement will be fluid in cantor, gallop and trot.
Our dogs are approved to breed by the KlM-GNA , requirements to breed
are open to your review on the Breeding section of the website
Why we are 'vom FALL
I feel that for what I have to offer the breed, the Kleine
of North America, KlM-GNA will give me the best opportunity to fulfill
all of which I aspired to and have stated above. All breed clubs
justify themselves by their membership so I ask here, if you are
interested, to review what the KlM-GNA has to offer: 'click
here to learn more of the KlM-GNA'
for KlM pup buyer
Thank you for bearing with me on our journey through my appreciation
of the importance of 'versatility' here now are a few videos to help
accent this in a way that words fall short, enjoy them.
for VERSATILE VIDEOS
Our pups thus far have all seemed
to replicate the fine points that their parents exhibited as far
as 'cooperative temperament'.
Once well socialized they proved to be resilient, focused, and
have shown a very 'high drive' in the field and water, yet they
are able to turn it off when they go home to be the member of the
household expected of them.