Eau Pleine Kennels mission to produce, train and sell high quality, affordable hunting dogs which will serve our customers as superior hunting companions, as well as loving family members.
In the spring of 1974 Ken Blomberg visited Kentwood Game Farm, owned by Kent Murdock , northwest of Shawano, Wisconsin. It was there that he purchased Shatze's Buck, the foundation stud of Eau Pleine Shorthairs.
His good friend and hunting partner Mike Rutz obtained Becky Von Rutzhausen, that same year, the foundation bitch of the Eau Pleine bloodlines.
These two dogs with a background containing Serakraut, Strauss, Moesgaard and Enzstrand produced scores of puppies, of which several females were kept to carry on this line of close-working gun dogs.
In 1983 Ken obtained Eau Pleine Kane, grandson of DC Erick vom Enzstrand, to breed back to and strengthen the original foundation stock. Kane proved to be an excellent addition to the Eau Pleine bloodlines, producing many excellent offspring and winning the 1990 Wisconsin Woodcock Championship.
Beginning in 1986 , Eau Pleine Kennels used the services of Tim Wilder's (Warrens, WI) male, Tim's Buddy. Later his son, Sand Prairie Partner, the 1989 Wisconsin Woodcock Champion was used. More recently Tim's male, Bud Man IV was brought to our kennel for breeding purposes.
Around 1992, Eau Pleine Kennels offered Eau Pleine Buck as a stud. At twenty three inches and seventy pounds, Buck sired many fine litters of grouse and woodcock gun dogs at our kennels, in north central Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota and placed in Wisconsin's Woodcock Championship. Buck was retired from breeding in 2002.
In 2002, Eau Pleine Dakota, son of Eau Pleine Buck, began his role at stud for the kennel. He placed first in the puppy stake of the 1999 Wisconsin Woodcock Championship and excelled in the field and uplands. Eau Pleine Rocky, brother of Dakota from a repeat breeding, was added for stud service.
Eau Pleine Kennels has four decades of experience in breeding German Shorthaired Pointers and plans to carry this bloodline into the future.
In 2010, Eau Pleine Kennels obtained a black and tan male Field Bred English Cocker Spaniel named "Buster" from one of the nation's top FBECS kennels, Fallen Wings of Hilbert, Wisconsin. In 2011, two black and tan FBECSs were obtained from a breeder in Cleveland, Ohio. Watch for future litters of these wonderful flushing dogs in the years to come!
Eau Pleine Kennels is a state licensed and inspected facility. We are a small, family owned and operated kennel. Located in Central Wisconsin, just north of Stevens Point (map), Eau Pleine Kennels has nearly 40 years experience and continues to offer high quality products and services.