About KaLa Kennels~
KaLa Kennels has been breeding, showing, and training show dogs since 1987. Together with her Mother they created KaLa Kennels which represented their breeding program for Brittanys. During the 80's and 90's they bred many Champions and Dual Champions, as well as several dogs who obtained their AKC hunt titles. Their success in the show ring with Brittanys includes winning at the Regional and National Specialty levels, in addition to Westminster Kennel Club awards. Kassie took a few years off from dog shows while she finished her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. With her love and desire to still be active in some capacity with dog shows during college; Kassie became the Administrative 4H Dog Leader of the local 4H dog club. When she began the club consisted of 5 members and now has a membership that varies from 40-70+ kids each year. Kassie is still leading the club 20 years later teaching the future of the sport obedience, rally, team, agility and showmanship. In 2000 Kassie opened Happy Tails Training Center and Pet Resort in addition to her full-time career as an insurance agent and part time career as a professional handler. She saw the need of the community for a training center that helped their residents and surrounding communities train their dogs with positive reinforcement and voice control. Kassie decided to full fill her passion of showing dogs full time and is now an AKC Registered Professional Handler. To date she has piloted careers for Clumber Spaniels, Brittanys, Spinone Italiano, Field Spaniels, Ibizan Hounds, Australian Terriers, and Smooth Fox Terriers to name a few. Many great memories have been made over the past several years. Kassie feels truly blessed to have worked with some wonderful representations of the breeds she has shown, as well as some incredible people that she has formed life long relationships with. Showing the dogs is the icing on the cake. Kassie and her three daughters, truly have made this a family affair. Still breeding Brittanys, their family added Smooth Fox Terriers to their household in 2005. Kassie has also co-bred and co-owns several Ibizan Hounds with Susan and Jim St. John Brown. Kassie co-bred and co-owns Handsome whom she piloted to the #1 Ibizan Hound dog for 2 years, and he was the 2010 Ibizan Hound National Specialty Show winner. Over the last 12+ years of showing Clumber Spaniels Kassie fell in love with the breed and now owns Clumber Spaniels as well. In March of 2012, Kassie showed GCH. Nexus Total Eclipse to the National Specialty Best In Show win. Kassie is still breeding dogs under the KaLa prefix. KaLa now represents Kassie's love for Brittanys, Smooth Fox Terriers and Clumber Spaniels. However, Brittanys are the only breed we have puppies available from at KaLa Kennels.
KaLa Kennels is a small hobby kennel where the primary focus is breeding top quality Brittanys within their respected breed standard. Health of Brittanys is extremely important and all proper health testing (OFA Hips/Elbows/Patella/Cardiac/Eyes) are done prior to any planned litters. All puppies leave with a full health guarantee. Kassie is a member of the American Brittany Club, AKC Brittany Breeder of Merit, Western Michigan Brittany Club, Clumber Spaniel Club of America, AKC Junior Showmanship Judge, and the Calhoun County Companion Dog Club 4H Administrative Leader.