Colerain Forge Large Munsterlanders--Large Munsterlander Association of America Registered

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Colerain Forge's "E" on their birthday
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Eintstein, Erethel and Eddie

Colerain Forge's Eddie at 9 weeks
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Say Ahhhh!

Colerain Forge's Einstein (Toby) at 9 weeks
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This stuff is finger lickin good!

Colerain Forge's Clark and Cay-Tee (Lilly)
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It's been years! You haven't changed a bit!

One little, two little...ten little indians
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Colerain Forge "D" at 6 weeks

Colerain Forge's Duncan
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No one should be allowed to have this much fun!

Colerain Forge's Dolly (Macy)
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Beautiful Pup at 8 Weeks

Colerain Forge's Dolly (Macy) @ 9 months
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Swims like a dolphin!

Colerain Forge's Dakota (Hans)
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Hans retrieves a red head at 11 weeks...awesome!

Duncan on point at 10 weeks
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Something smells interesting...

Colerain Forge's Crickett on Point
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A Fine Example of a Colerain Forge Dog at 1 year

B Litter at 5 Weeks
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Brutus (Bo), Bridget, Boca, Boomer, Bonnie, Bizzy and Belle (Tikka)

Introducing Max ut Seelterlound
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Not part of our new B litter, but still part of our kennel. He is the chosen one.

Colerain Forge's Boomer at 6 months
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What a mug!

Ironmaster's Elizabeth (Bizzy)
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Dam of Litter Due in May 2010

Colerain "C" Litter at attention
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"Set 'em up, Barkeep!"

Colerain Forge's A Litter
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the whole gang at 8 weeks

Colerain Forge's Bizzy at 9 months
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Training for the high dive

Colerain Forge's Alma
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Dam of the "D" Litter

Good Retrieve!
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Max

Max ut Seelterlund
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A Very Good Looking Boy

On Point, In The Snow
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Max loves to hunt

Reunion 2006
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Alma, Bizzy, Marcus (Alpha) and Emma (Annie)

The Handsome Sire of the E Litter due in May 2010
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Bo Vom Schwarzen Venn On Point

Closeup of Bo
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After a Hard Day's Work in South Dakota

The Large Munsterlander:
"Black and White and Bred to Hunt"
Welcome to the website for Colerain Forge Kennel, home of Colerain Forge Large Munsterlanders.  
Read what Gundog Magazine has to say about our breed:
 
Colerain Forge Large Munsterlanders is a member of the Large Munsterlander Association of America.  Our dogs and litters are registered and sanctioned by the Large Munsterlander Association of America.  Accept no imitations! 
LMAA registration provides that litters are born of performance and health tested parents.  Hips must be certified HD free and both parents must meet conformation and temperment requirements.
Only purchase pups from LMAA approved and registered kennels.
Our "E" litter was whelped on May 15, 2010.  This breeding was between Ironmaster's Elizabeth (Bizzy) and Bo vom Schwarzen Venn.   This was a repeat breeding of the "C" litter.  This "C" litter proved to be a great breeding and produced great hunting stock.  This litter did win the LMCNA Progeny Performance Award having 4 of the litter (of 5 tested) receive a Prize in Natural Ability.  
The "E" litter consisted of 3 pups Colerain Forge's Eddie, Colerain Forge's Einstein, and Colerain
Forge's Erethel ("Nellie").  Sadly, little Nellie lasted only a week.  She had a heart and lung problem and fought very hard to stay alive. Her birth was extremely difficult, which led to her problems.  She is our first LM angel.  The two boys are currently "fat and happy".  Being a small litter, they are candidates for the "biggest loser" show, as mom has overinduldged on the feeding end.   Both boys are now in their permanent homes.  One in New York and one in Vermont.
Bo is a fierce hunter and has unbelievable stamina.  He will hunt all day without tiring.  He is also a great hunting companion and is as loyal as the day is long.  He is very bidable and easily trained.  He has a quiet, but fun loving personality.  He has a natural curiosity that is extremely valuable in a bird dog. 
Bizzy is a wonderful mother and great hunterand retriever.  Her pups have proven to be great additions to families (see more about Bizzy below). 
All of Bizzy's pups have proven to be wonderful family dogs and great hunting companions.  We are currently not breeding and probably will not for a couple of years.   But do contact us to discuss the LM and what an outstanding breed they are.
Contact us either by email at colerainkennel@aol.com or via telephone at 216-789-2409.  To find out who has pups on the ground or who is breeding pups, go to www.largemunsterlander.org and click the tab for "available pups".
 
 
We whelped Colerain Forge's "D" litter on September 14, 2009.  6 boys and 4 girls.  All pups from this litter are placed in their homes.  This breeding was between Colerain Forge's Alma (daughter of Bizzy and Odin) and Max ut Seelterlund (son of two German prize dogs). 
 
Alma is a NAVHDA Prize III NA dog and Max is a NAVHDA Prize l NA dog.  He is currently training for Utility.  All pups are in good health and enjoying their new homes.  The are all in training at the present time.
 
Pictures of both dogs can be found on this website.
 
Ironmaster's Elizabeth ("Bizzy")
 
  Ironmaster's Elizabeth (Bizzy) is the dam of the anticipated E litter which will be whelped in May.  This is a repeat breeding of the C litter from 2008.  This is Bizzy's third (and final) litter.  Of the 3 litters, 2 have received Progeny Performance Awards from the Large Munsterlander Club of North America (precursor of the LMAA).  She has been tested in the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test and scored a perfect 112, Prize I. She has also tested in UPT and received a Prize III (165).
 
Bizzy is a wonderful mother.   All of her pups turned out to be very happy pups as a result of her nurturing instinct.

She is powerful and hard running in the field, with a rangy, looping, purposeful search.  Her nose is excellent and she very seldom busts a bird.  If she does, it is very early in the hunt and the first bird.  As the hunt goes on, she becomes more purposeful in her search for birds and stays relatively close.  She absolutely loves to hunt.  She hunts closer in heavy cover (grouse and woodcock) and in the field will range out quite a bit and hunt “big” for quail, pheasant and chukar. 

Her pointing style varies depending on the birds.   In controlled situations where pen raised birds are involved, her pointing is true but not “locked in” staunch.  She many times will stop, go on point, and then look around for us to come over.  This is always when there is some human scent involved with the bird.  She will not creep, but will remain in the same place until released. 

 

For wild birds, her pointing is much more staunch.   Her nose is her strongest point and if there are birds in the field, she will find them.  She is steady to wing and shot.  She is a good retriever both in the field and in the blind.  Her love of retrieving in the field is the main reason for her lack of steadiness to shot.  She not only loves to hunt, she loves to retrieve.  She has the ability to do difficult blind retrieves.

She is a little noisy in the blind as she is used to hunting in the field and the duck blind has sometimes hours of inactivity.  I am sure that her patience will develop in time in the duck blind.    

Conformation: Bizzy is tall and strongly built, with a well-muscled body built for endurance.  She has powerful rear legs, which allow her to run for quite some distance without tiring.    Her coat is soft and dense –this gives her great versatility for moderate to colder climates.  In climates where the temperature is higher, she needs to be hydrated frequently, but this does not slow her down. Her head is bold and statuesque with beautiful chestnut eyes.   She has a very small white blaze on her chin.

Temperament:  Bizzy is all work in the field, but at home, is all play.  I am reminded of a hunting trip we were on where one of the other dogs tried to get her to play while we were hunting.  Bizzy, who usually is totally game for playtime, turned around and glared at the dog that was trying to play, barked at him forcefully twice, turned and kept hunting.  She does not tire in the field and will keep going as long as we do.  She is one of 5 dogs at home and has been raised by our Jack Russell Terriers.  Consequently, she is a clown at home and at times acts like a 60 pound Jack Russell.  She loves our family and is quite affectionate.  She is also a very good watch dog. 

I was told this about Munsterlanders when I first researched them, and find it to be true.  This is not to say that she has ever attacked anyone, but she

sounds the alarm when a stranger approaches our home.  She is bedient, but sometimes decides that she has a better idea or thinks that maybe we can be convinced to go in another direction. 

This does not translate into “hard-headedness” as a simple correction from us usually sends her in the right direction. 

 

 
 

Max ut Seelterlund:

 

Working Style: Max is powerful and hard running in the field, with a rangy, looping, purposeful search.  His nose is excellent and he very seldom busts a bird   He absolutely loves to hunt.  He hunts closer in heavy cover (grouse and woodcock) and in the field will range out quite a bit and hunt “big” for quail, pheasant and chukar.  His pointing style is with a very high tail.   He will not creep, but will remain until released.

His nose is his strongest point and if there are birds in the field, he will find them.  He is steady to wing and shot, and is an excellent retriever.  He has a very high prey drive and will search and search until he finds his quarry.  Max always runs with a high tail as he is very self-assured. 

 

Conformation:

Max is tall and squarely built, with a well-muscled body built for endurance.  He has powerful rear legs, which allow him to run all day without tiring.   His coat is medium and dense –this gives him great versatility for moderate to colder climates and helps where there is difficult cover.    His head is bold and handsome.   He has a roan blaze that covers his muzzle and between his eyes.  He always holds his tail high, even in the house,  a sign of complete self-assuredness.

 

Temperament:  Max is the extrovert of the LMs in the family.  He never seems to tire.   Consequently, he does get into trouble around the house.  All the other dogs like him.  He is always ready to play, even with the dog that is 13 years old.  He is extremely inquisitive and this is a benefit when hunting.  If we run into blow down while grouse hunting, he checks each one of them out to make sure a grouse is not hiding there.  He is very bidable and will do anything to please.  His manners are not the best at times, but these should correct with age.  He does tend to push the envelope and see what he can get away with. 

 

Colerain Forge's Alma:

Alma is hard running in the field, with a rangy, zig-zaging purposeful search.  She has a very long stride and covers a lot of territory.  She also covers most of the territory and very seldom misses an area.  She works close and is a great ruffed grouse dog as she works well in dense cover.  She has a good nose and as such is not only a good pointer, but is by far the best retriever we have.   She loves to retrieve anything, including doves (34 out of 34 at one outing this year)

 

There are times when she busts a bird, but typically that is a grouse and usually 30+ yards out.   She is very good on woodcock and will hunt all day.  She will basically do anything you ask her to do.     Her pointing style is not super staunch but is the classic german style with a lowered tail.   In controlled situations where pen raised birds are involved, her pointing is true but not “locked in” staunch.  She many times will stop, go on point, and then look around for us to come over. 

 

This is always when there is some human scent involved with the bird.  She will not creep, but will remain in the same place until released. 

 

Her nose is her strongest point and if there are birds in the field, she will find them.   She is not yet steady to shot, but that is coming in time.  She is steady to wing.  She is a good retriever both in the field and in the blind.  Her love of retrieving in the field is the main reason for her lack of steadiness to shot.  She not only loves to hunt, she loves to retrieve.  She has the ability to do difficult blind retrieves in the blind.  She is a little noisy in the blind as she is used to hunting in the field and the duck blind has sometimes hours of doing nothing.  I am sure that her patience will develop in time in the duck blind.    

 

Conformation: Alma is tall and strongly built, with a well-muscled body built for endurance.  She has powerful rear legs, which allow her to run for quite some distance without tiring.    Her coat is soft and dense –this gives her great versatility for moderate to colder climates.   In climates where the temperature is higher, she needs to be hydrated frequently, but this does not slow her down. Her head is large and bold.   She has beautiful eyes.   Alma has a white muzzle which makes her to appear to be wearing a mask.

 

Temperament:  Alma is all work in the field, but at home, is all play.   She is extremely bidable and loves to please.  She checks off a number of times to make sure she is doing the right thing.  She is great with little kids.    She does not tire in the field and will keep going as long as we do.    She loves our family and is quite affectionate.  She is also a very good watch dog and rather than bark, has a ringing sweet tone to her “woof”.    She is obedient to a fault at times. 

 

 

 

Colerain Forge Kennel

 

History

     We had our first litter of pups on June 2nd of 2005.    We had 5 females and 3 males born and all are in good health.  The proud parents are Ironmaster's Elizabeth (NA Prize I), dam, and  V.C. Odin vom Bergwald (NA Prize I, UT Prize l, VC), sire.   Our second litter was born on August 28, 2007.  We had 5 females and 2 males and all are in good health.  The proud parents were Ironmaster's Elizabeth and Boris vom der Waldschnepfe. 
 
          One of the "A" litter is in our household (Colerain Forge's Alma).  She is built like her father (Odin)as are most of the pups from that litter.   Our goal was to produce a larger size LM and it appears as if we were successful.  All of the pups are powerfully built.  We want this quality as we have found that these dogs can last much longer in the field and can tackle and retrieve a downed goose.  
In our "B" litter we have tried to do the same.  Boris is a powerfully built LM in both strength and size.  From that "A" litter, Colerain Forge's Alma received a Prize III in Natural Ability.  Another of the pups, Aabi, also passed NAVHDA Natural Ability with a Prize II, and Colerain Forge's Arco (Jack) passed Natural Ability with a Prize III.   Finally, Colerain Forge's Antje passed Natural Ability with a Prize l (108).  Congratulations to all the pups, their handlers and owners!
 
 
 
As a result of these accomplishments, this litter received a Progeny Performance Award from the Large Munsterlander Club of North America.
 
On August 28th, we had Colerain Forge's B litter.  All pups have been placed.  The names of the pups are as follows:  Boca, Bizzy, Boomer, Bridget, Bonnie, Brutus, and Belle.  Look for these names in future NAVHDA or VHDF publications for pups that have passed Natural Ability.  All are very active pups with a high degree of inquisitiveness (a great quality in a hunting dog).  They also are a happy group, which is so important in pups.  Good luck to all the new pups and owners!
 
In June of 2007, we decided to import a male to be the sire of litters to come.  His name is Max ut Seelterlound.  From the start, it was obvious that Max was something special.  Fun loving, very bidable and very interested in hunting, he has matured and developed into a very handsome male.  He scored a Prize l in NAVHDA natural ability and is training for Utility.
 
We welped our "C" litter in October of 2008.  Ironmaster's Elizabeth was the dam and Bo Vom Schwarzen Venn was the sire.  The litter has proven to be the same high quality pups that were in the other two litters.  We are currently getting very good reports on these pups.  Pups that prized in Natural Ability for NAVHDA or VHDF include: Cay-Tee (Lilly), Cody (Clark), Claire (Juno) and Crickett.
This Litter has also received a Progeny Performance Award from the Large Munsterlander Club of North America.
 
 
    
 
 

Hip Certification:

All dogs have been certified HD-free.  Bizzy is certified at 24 months as excellent.  Colerain Forge's Alma is certified at 24 months as good.  Max is certified at 21 months as very good-excellent
 

To discuss adopting a puppy, call 814-632-8407 or 216-789-2409, or email us at colerainkennel@aol.com

Colerain Forge's Arco (Jack) (NA Prize III)
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In Training at 5 months

Colerain Forge's Aabi (NA Prize II)
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What a point!

Dam of the E Litter Due in May
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Bizzy in a regal pose

11855 Pinehurst Lane
Chardon, Ohio 44024
 
Email: colerainkennel@aol.com

Phone: 440-285-1792
            216-789-2409
 

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Marcus(Alpha) loves the water too!

Colerain Forge's Amber
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Schatzie @ 5 months

Bizzy on Point
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Colerain Forge's Antje Prize l
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Colerain Forge's Belle (Tikka)
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What a beauty!

Colerain Forge's Cay-Tee (Lilly) on Point
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Picture Perfect

Colerain Forge's Claire (Juno)on a retrieve
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Looks Like Fun!

Colerain Forge's Crickett In Alaska
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"This Grouse looks white!"

Colerain Forge's Cody (Clark) In Training In Iowa
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The Apple Does Not Fall Far From the Tree

Alma in training as a young pup
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Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at: 814-632-8407
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LARGE MUNSTERLANDER, VISIT THE
LARGE MUNSTERLANDER WEBSITE AT www.largemunsterlander.org or to read what Gundog Magazine has to say go to http://www.gundogmag.com/gundog_breeds/munsterlander_060707/

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