Oak Hill Kennel

Specializing in AKC Hound Breeding

All of our Bavarian Mountain Scent Hounds adults and puppies are dual registered with United Kennel Club and American Kennel Club - Foundation Stock Service.

While investigating various breeds of tracking hounds in the early 1990’s I stumbled across an advertisement in a Gun and Hunting Show catalog. The picture and information fascinated me, as it showed a Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound tracking wounded game in Germany. I kept the ad and began my internet search for more information. It wasn’t until after 2005 that I was able to find a breeder in the United States, however he was only placing  people on a waiting list of five years or longer. I continued my search on the internet and finally found the ethical breeders and tracking blood lines in Europe that I desired.  

Since 2014,  we have imported several BMSH into the United States:  

  • “Vicia” — UKC Champion Sfora Nemroda Vicia of Oak Hill, from Poland in 2014.

  • “Sweet Pea” — UKC Champion Oak Hill’s Le Bleu Cardinalis Sweet Pea from Poland in 2015.

  • “Holly” — Oak Hill’s Southern Hollyhock, home bred, 2014.

  • “Lizzie” — Oak Hill’s Busy Lizzie Picolabella, from Poland in 2018.

  • “Sage” — Oak Hill’s NW Wind Russian Sage, from Russia in 2018.

  • “Birch” — Oak Hill’s River Birch Amberock, from Latvia in 2016.

  • “Woody” — Oak Hill’s Dogwood Lasow Nad Warta, from Poland in 2016.

  • “Cedar” — Oak Hill’s Southern Red Cedar, home bred, 2017.

In choosing these European imports, attention was paid to the Coefficient of Inbreeding of each puppy to ensure the least amount of inbreeding in their background. We studied dam and sire pedigrees to identify any potential carriers of heritable diseases such as idiopathic epilepsy. Parents of our imported puppies passed their hip dysphasia test prior to breeding. Many of the parents of our imported puppies have ISHV (International Schweisshund Verband) stamps on their parent’s pedigrees and several working /show titles from European breed clubs.  

Our primary goal has been to produce outstanding, healthy, low COI litters with exceptional tracking ability. In addition to Wounded Game Tracking, our puppies are equally suited for Search and Rescue, Mantriailing, Medical Service/Alert/Therapy, Police Work, Family Pet, and Show.


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