Schwarzwald Kennels – Breeder and Trainer


Schwarzwald Kennels was built out of our family’s passion for upland and waterfowl hunting with our German Wirehaired Pointers.


Schwarzwald Kennels began with selected German Wirehair Pointers trained and tested to a standard in which only those that excelled in hunting, physical attributes, temperament and testing were reproduced.  Through this breeding standard, we were able to develop German Wirehair Pointers that require less training to achieve the desired testing goals.

Schwarzwald Kennels has gone as far as using frozen semen from afar to make sure we maintain the highest quality German Wirehaired Pointers we can find to continue our mission of building better dogs.  The typical Schwarzwald puppy loves water at an early age, tracks game and has strong point instinct. This makes them a highly versatile gun dog for all upland and waterfowl hunting. In 2009, Schwarzwald Kennels moved to our farm in Andreas, PA.  Andreas is approximately 1/2 hr. away from Allentown City, Pennsylvania and only minutes away from major routes such as the PA Turnpike, I-78, RT# 309 and I-80.  With our move came growth of our kennel and our passion to train versatile hunting dogs. 

Since 2009, Schwarzwald Kennels offers Gun Dog Training to various versatile breeds.  All client dogs are offered a climate controlled indoor/outdoor kennel. Training dogs have access to large recreational areas for supervised socialization.  Versatile gun dogs in for training are very busy on our farm and go through a rigorous exercise program to make sure they are in peak condition for the day of their test; therefore, we take a limited amount of client dogs to assure you that your gun dog receives a great deal of training attention. You can expect, by having your versatile gun dog at Schwarzwald Kennels, a busy dog who will be trained daily whether in water, field or conditioning.

Schwarzwald kennels is focused on NAVHDA, the VERSATILE HUNTING DOG FEDERATION, and AKC master level testing. Schwarzwald kennels supports and is a member of the GERMAN WIREHAIR ALLIANCE.

Schwarzwald Kennels
242 Andreas, Rd.
Andreas, PA 18221

Congratulations to all of our newest NAVHDA VERSATILE CHAMPIONS
VC Schwarzwald’s Emma Owner/Handler Michele Tantala (on left)
VC Schwarzwald’s Hurrican Maggie Blue Owner: Michele Tantala Trainer/Handler Rick Holt (on right)
VC Schwarzwald’s Laconic Eve “EVE”
Owned by Lucille Hough   Trained/Handled by Kyle T Hough
VC Thunderhill’s True Grit
Owner Bryan Stoffer   Trainer/Handler Kyle T Hough
Invitational NAVHDA Invitational VC Thunderhill's True Grit
VC Thunderhill’s Tuff Enuff
Owner Greg Schmeiding   Handler/Trainer Kyle T Hough

VC Thunderhill’s Awakens Fox Creeks Force
Owner Shawn Perkins   Trained/Handled  Kyle T Hough

VC Thunderhill's Awakens Fox Creeks Force