The Sunnynook Tradition, Through the Generations

Joe & Sheila Schmutz, R.R. 2 Site 202 Box 123, Saskatoon, SK Canada S7K 3J5

This webpage was last updated on August 7, 2017 by Sheila Schmutz


The Members of the Current Sunnynook Pack


Krokus von Kleinenknechten was whelped in Germany. She came to live at Sunnynook on April 21, 2017.


Sunnynook's Bobwhite "Bobbi" was whelped on August 6, 2014 to Sunnynook's Ulna and Till von St. Vit "Remy". She passed the VHDF HAE test with 64 points (Very Good) and the AHAE test (154 points - Very Good).


Sunnynook's Zenaida "Zeni" was whelped on February 28, 2013 to Sunnynook's Veery and Saskelakana's Bones. She passed the VHDF HAE test with 68 points (Very Good), the AHAE test (159 points - Very Good) and she earned 186 points in the PE test (Very Good) . She gave birth to the Sunnynook D2 litter in March 2015, the E2 litter in January 2016, and the F2 litter in July 2017.


Otus vom Ahler Esch was whelped on March 16, 2012 in Germany. He passed the VHDF HAE test with 67 points (Very Good) and the AHAE test (150 points - Good) . He sired the Sunnynook F2 litter in July 2017. He also sired the Muddy Waters D litter in 2015.


Muddy Waters Buteo was whelped on May 14, 2008 to Muddy Waters' Athene "Buffy" in Oregon and came here to live with his sire, Sunnynook's Macaw and the rest of the pack here. He passed the VHDF HAE test in Minnesota with 66 points (Very Good) in the summer of 2009. He passed the AHAE test (171 points - Very Good) in fall of 2009 and PE (187 points - Very Good) in September 2011. He sired the Sunnynook X litter in spring 2011.


Sunnynook's Veery was whelped on Dec. 23, 2007. Her parents were Sunnynook's Pika and Snowy Oaks Fen. Veery earned 57 points (Good) in the VHDF HAE test in September, 2008. She earned 165 points (Very Good) in the VHDF AHAE test in September, 2009 and PE (187 points - Very Good) in 2010. She has 2 extra premolors (P1).


Sunnynook's Ulna was whelped on Jan. 3, 2007. Her parents were Sunnynook's Pika and Aron von Grinzing. Ulna received 65 points (Very Good) in the VHDF HAE test and 154 points (Very Good) in the VHDF HAE test. She earned 144 points in the VHDF PE test. She has excellent hips. She had the Sunnynook X litter in 2011, the A2 litter in 2013, and the B2 litter in 2014.


Sunnynook's Sora, a retired Sunnynook Dam

Sora comes from a litter where she and her other 7 littermates that ran NAVHDA Natural Ability all scored over 100 points. Their dam was Grackle Ciperro and sire was Sunnynook's Macaw.

  • Whelped: June 5, 2004
  • NAVHDA Natural Ability Test 110/112 (I)
  • Pudelpointer BIT 120/144 (pass)
  • NAVHDA Utility Test 184/204 (III)
  • VHDF Test 166
  • HD free (fair-good)
  • Dam of Sunnynook's V Litter in 2007.

Past Members of the Sunnynook Pack



Fauna vom Algäuer Tor

Fauna was whelped in Germany on Feb. 4, 2007 and came to live at Sunnynook Kennel in May of 2007. She earned 70 points (Very Good) in the VHDF HAE test and 161 points (Very Good) in the VHDF AHAE test. She earned 182 points (Very Good) in the VHDF PE test. Her hips were rated good-excellent.

Fauna was the dam of the Sunnynook Y litter in 2012 and C2 litter in 2015.

Sunnynook's Pika, a retired Sunnynook Dam

Pika loves to hunt and loves people.

  • Whelped: Dec.18, 2001
  • Natural Ability Test 106/112 (II)
  • Utility Test 169/204 (III)
  • HD free (excellent)
  • Dam of Sunnynook's T, U, and W Litters


Pika's Parents

Pika was born at Sunnynook Kennel. Her dam was a imported from Germany as a pup. Her sire was born at Sunnynook Kennel but lived since puppyhood with Tom and Brenda Hedemann in Saskatoon.

Grackle Ciperro, left

  • Feb. 16, 1999 (Germany) - June 22, 2009
  • Natural Ability Test 99/112 (III)
  • Utility Test 173/204 (III)
  • HD free (good)
  • Dam of Sunnynook's O, P, R, and S Litters

Sunnynook's Jackal, right

  • Whelped: March 16, 1994
  • Natural Ability Test 80/112 (III)
  • HD free (good - excellent)
  • Sire of Sunnynook's Q, P, and R Litters


Sunnynook's Macaw "Mac", a Sunnynook Sire

He pointed at the slightest of scent and honours naturally. His nickname was "Doodle" and that's because he had a wonderful personality: calm, gentle, and devoted. He left behind a son, Muddy Waters Buteo at Sunnynook Kennel, and and another eligible sire, Sunnynook's Shadow. He also left 3 daughters who had litters of their own: Sunnynook's Sora, Siskin, and Skelley.

  • Oct. 10, 1999 - Dec. 13, 2011 (Canada)
  • Natural Ability Test 112/112 (I)
  • Utility Test 189/204 (II)
  • HD free (good), free of OCD and elbow dysplasia
  • Sire of Sunnynook's S Litter in 2004, Muddy Waters B Litter in 2008


Mac's Parents

Sunnynook's Ibis left

She was stubborn but also finished the jobs she was given.

  • April 28, 1993 - Aug. 16, 2004
  • Natural Ability Test 98/112 (II)
  • Utility Test 182/204 (II)
  • HD free (good)
  • Dam of Sunnynook's K, M, Q Litters

Jupp von Anzenthal right

He loved the wide open spaces of the prairies. He was imported from Germany as a pup.

  • May 23, 1993 - Aug. 16, 2004
  • Natural Ability Test 112/112 (I)
  • Utility Test 195/204 (II)
  • HD free (good)
  • Sire of Sunnynook's M, N, O Litters


Ibis's Parents, Mac's Maternal Grandparents

Jägermatt's Damsel left

When quail used in training proved hard to find, Damsel reliably found and pointed. She was an affectionate dog who also enjoyed her time in the house. Damsel was sired by Sunnynook's Ebony and came to live at Sunnynook as a pup.

  • Aug. 10, 1990 - 28 June, 1999
  • Natural Ability Test 72/112 (III)
  • HD free (good)
  • Dam of Sunnynook's I Litter

Sunnynook's Gunther right

Gunther was born at Sunnynook Kennel but left as a pup and lived with his new family the Elston's in Saskatoon.

  • Whelped: June 24, 1990
  • Natural Ability Test 110/112 (I)
  • HD free (good)
  • Sire of Sunnynook's I Litter


Damsel's Parents, Mac's Great-Grandparents

Dogwood Hill's Centa left

  • Whelped: March 25, 1985
  • Natural Ability Test 89/112 (III)
  • HD free
  • Dam of Jägermatt's A-E Litters

Sunnynook's Ebony right

He was a calm and capable all-around dog.

  • March 23, 1984 - Jan. 14, 1994
  • Natural Ability Test 112/112 (I)
  • Utility Test 184/204 (I)
  • HD free (good)
  • Sire of Sunnynook's H Litter, Jagermatt's A & D Litters, and Snowy Oaks B Litter


Ebony's Parents, Mac's Great-Great-Grandparents

Sunnynook's Crocus left

She was excellent in finding birds.

  • April 20, 1980 - Feb. 19, 1992
  • Natural Ability Test 112/112 (I)
  • Utility Test 134/204 (Clinic-III)
  • HD free
  • Dam of Sunnynook's D & E Litters

Caesar vom Mennonitenhof right

He had an easy-to-train temperament and was deliberate and close working in the field

  • May 24, 1980 (Germany) ¬≠ lost Feb. 10 1984
  • Natural Ability Test 104/112 (E-II)
  • Utility Test 184/204 (I)
  • HD free (good)
  • Sire of Sunnynook's D & E Litters


Crocus's Parents, Mac's Great-Great-Great Grandparents

Amsel vom Siegerland left

Amsel was purchased in Germany as a pup on Sheila and Joe's honeymoon. She was our first Large Munsterlander in North America. She was a very capable dog, despite her novice trainer. Joe had purchased a Large Munsterlander male pup named Asco when he was 16 but when he immigrated to Canada a few years later, Asco remained in Germany with Joe's family.

  • June 30, 1972 (Germany) - Spring 1983
  • Utility Test 154/204 (II)
  • HD free
  • Dam of Sunnynook's A, B, C Litters

Dachs Chamavia right

Dachs was purchased as a pup in Germany and brought over by our nephew Ulrich when he came to visit us as a boy. Dachs had a super nose, was stylish on point and a loyal companion

  • April 24, 1976 - Summer 1982
  • Natural Ability Test 90/112 (II)
  • Utility Test 182/204 (II)
  • Developed hip dysplasia at age 6
  • Sire of Sunnynook's A & C Litters


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