Growing up in the rolling hills of Iowa's crop land, Anthony spent many of his younger years in pursuit of Iowa's largest White-tailed Deer, always having a burning desire to spend his days a field with a pair of versatile hunting dogs chasing elusive Iowa Rooster's and dreaming of his German Shorthaired Pointers hitting the water full force after a downed greenhead. At only sixteen years old, Anthony took his first steps in achieving his dream. He began his professional training career and developed a good foundation by training under experienced trainers with proven training methods. After hundreds of long hours in the field, Anthony wasted no time applying his knowledge, titling numerous AKC (American Kennel Club) Master Hunters in a short period of time. With an abundance of experience under his belt and his addiction to train versatile hunting dogs, he knew it was time to open his own kennel business. January of 2012 marked the early stages of Rugged Edge Kennel's and the quest for top-notch pointing dogs. As Rugged Edge Kennel's continues to produce exceptional master level hunting companions, they look to take their addiction to the next level by achieving their first NAVHDA (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association) Versatile Champion Title as well as a NSTRA (National Shoot to Retrieve Association) Championship in the upcoming year.
Rugged Edge Kennel's yearns to handle top of the line German Shorthaired Pointers to the nation's most reputable hunting dog achievements will define the relentless passion they have to improve the overall breed! Always striving to produce the perfect family hunting companion, who exceeds your expectations in the home, or in the wild bird field. Rugged Edge Kennel's welcomes you and your families to share this rugged adventure with them as they meet today's limitations head on and establishes new boundaries for those in the hunting industry.