The foundation for Happy Valley Kennel’s breeding program is rooted in its passion for
excellent German Shepherds. Our program is built on breeding German Shepherds with superior genetics. HVK is devoted to producing German Shepherds with well-balanced
temperaments coupled with drive and trainability. From its inception, HVK has based its breeding program on imported German Shepherds from solid, proven bloodlines. Germany, the Netherlands, and Hungary are some of the countries our breeding stock has originated from. Captain Max vom Stepanitz, from Germany, set the standard for the German Shepherd breed. We desire to maintain that standard of conformation combined with working ability in Happy Valley Kennel’s breeding program.
Happy Valley Kennel is proud to announce the expansion of its breeding program to include Wire-Haired Dachshunds and Labrador Retrievers. Due to an increased demand for excellent dogs who have the hunt drive for the field and scent detection, HVK is doing its part to help fill a public need for dogs who have the drive to work and be a part of your family.
Krista Wade imported HVK’s first Wire-Haired Dachshund from Germany in 2011.
She fell in love with a Wire-Haired Dachshund owned by her friends when visiting them in Germany. As a result, she purchased Paulina for her children, both of whom went on to become Tennessee 4-H State Companion Animal winners as a result of their work with Paulina and her offspring. Krista now partners with a close friend in Germany to import WHD’s from their kennel, Old Tennessee, in Melle, Germany. These WHD’s are from hunting lines, have a fabulous temperament and disposition, and meet the German Standard hunting and conformation standards.
Krista grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where Labrador Retrievers were not only hunting dogs but also family dogs. In addition to being wonderful family companions, Labrador Retrievers excel as scent detection and hunting dogs. Krista has selected males and females with sound temperaments, high drives, OFA Certified hips and elbows, and Labradors that have been genetically tested.