DOG STAR KENNEL
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Deron and I met through dogs. Sled Dogs are our passion, training dogs and other animals our "thing". You can also see from our photos that we train and enjoy our dogs all year long.
Between and within the two of us we have had many dogs and many breeds of dogs. My dad always had hunting dogs that I helped take care of, even as a young child. Deron did not have dogs or a dog as a kid, but when he got his first, he quickly had many.
DogStar Kennel is/was Deron's kennel name when he and I got together. I always used Marna's Menagerie www.marnasmenagerie.com for my animals, rabbitry, aviary, cavery, kennel, Harness Shop, everything. We kept and we use both names. DogStar Kennel is for our kennel, Marna's Menagerie is used mostly for our fun and functional animal items we have for sale as well as my Rabbitry www.rabbitagility.com.
We have "dubbed" our place Grasshopper Ranch. We use the name Grasshopper Ranch more for the Horses, Goats and Llamas that we also work here in NW SD.
We called the place Grasshopper Ranch because we would rather play then work....we both have made our livings out of what we love to do or "our play". Deron is a computer Programmer and has a desk top publishing program he has had and sold in many countries since 1985. www.pagestream.org I have been a sled dog harness maker since 1986 professionally but have made animals equipment most of my life. I make all kinds of items including but not limited to goat harnesses, goat packs, llama packs, rabbit, guinea pig, rat, hamster and even mouse clothes, dog coats, llama tassles and much more. We make and sell Agility Equipment for small animals too.
Deron and I do all sorts of things with our animals. We have the sled dogs and we also backpack with them. Although it is not Deron's favorite sport, I enjoy weight pulling and have done well at competition. I have dogs that enjoy catching a frisbie and I used to compete. I have had up to a six dog trick troupe that has preformed for schools, churches, scouts, old folks homes and for other groups. Our dogs have in fact preformed most of what they do showing off for crowds.
We have horses we horse pack with, as well as the goats and llamas that both pack and pull. Deron breeds all sorts of snakes and reptiles, and I have small animals as well. I even do some agility training, but not just with dogs....have a look at these www.theagilerat.com and www.rabbitagility.com. Ever see Rabbit Hopping? It is a form of Rabbit Agility my rabbits enjoy.
At DogStar Kennel, as far as dog breeds, we mostly have AKC Siberian Huskies that we not only own, but have also raised, trained, raced and backpacked with. Deron and I are so proud of the lines of our dogs that we also have a website called www.seppalanews.com.
We also have Labrador Retrievers, English Shepherds, St. Bernards (only one now) and a few Cocker Spaniels... yes, they pull, pack, weight pull and many, including the Sibes, do a few tricks. I am learning to groom my Cockers (good thing we live out on the prairie).
Deron & Marna Kazmaier
Below are a few of the Yahoo Groups that Deron and I host. We would like to invite you to join us. Just click on the elist below you would like to join then follow the instructions at the site. Then come back to this site, enjoy it and join a couple more of our elsts!!
Deron and I also host other animal and PageStream related Yahoo Lists.