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  • Natalie Tuerk

    Natalie Tuerk Rancho Santa Margarita, California

    We recently got a puppy out of Madison's first litter, and let me just say she is the best dog ever! She is SO sweet and well tempered, and even seems to know some of her commands! If you are looking for a bloodhound, look no further because this is the best place to get one!!! We could tell Leila came to us well loved and raised. She adapted to our house and other dogs so quickly! I can't express enough how much we all love her- she stole our hearts!!!

    We recently got a puppy out of Madison's first litter, and let me just say she is the best dog ever! She is SO sweet and well tempered, and even seems to know some of her commands! If you are looking for a bloodhound, look no further because this is the best place to get one!!! We could tell Leila came to us well loved and raised. She adapted to our house and other dogs so quickly! I can't express enough how much we all love her- she stole our hearts!!!

  • Willow Griswold

    Willow Griswold Vashon Island, Washington

    Hello Debi! I just thought you should know that Faith successfully completed an AMAZING year old trail today. The subject was located in a parking lot inside her vehicle at the end of a heavily forested, and highly contaminated (hikers, horses, bicycles, K9's, and countless wild animals, etc). The subject stayed completely silent while Faith approached for an active (paws up on car door) identification. The subject then exited the vehicle and Faith finished her ID with a passive(sit) at the feet of her subject. Such a textbook trail. I can never thank you enough for being so knowledgeable about the breed and taking the time to really watch your pups and potential owners to make sure a perfect dog/owner match is made. Thank you so much for my amazing girl. I'm going to glow for days. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! Much appreciation, Willow, Faith's Dope behind the Rope

    Hello Debi!
    I just thought you should know that Faith successfully completed an AMAZING year old trail today. The subject was located in a parking lot inside her vehicle at the end of a heavily forested, and highly contaminated (hikers, horses, bicycles, K9's, and countless wild animals, etc). The subject stayed completely silent while Faith approached for an active (paws up on car door) identification. The subject then exited the vehicle and Faith finished her ID with a passive(sit) at the feet of her subject. Such a textbook trail.
    I can never thank you enough for being so knowledgeable about the breed and taking the time to really watch your pups and potential owners to make sure a perfect dog/owner match is made. Thank you so much for my amazing girl. I'm going to glow for days.
    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
    Much appreciation,
    Willow,
    Faith's Dope behind the Rope

  • Joe Pope, Ariens Gravely Company

    Joe Pope, Ariens Gravely Company WI

    Hello everyone , There may be a few people on the team that may not remember or to have had the pleasure to know our good friend and colleague; “DOC” Hendry. DOC was our District Manager covering part of Missouri and Illinois that is now Joe Doneff’s territory, DOC left us very suddenly two years ago; as he was called by God for a much larger than life journey. “DOC’s” passion for the Ariens Company, taking care of his dealers and always willing to help people was second to none. So two years have passed and we still talk about DOC when we get together as a team and reminisce on some great moments with him. DOC’s dream to have a cabin in the Ozark’s with a bloodhound on the porch and a place where he and his wife, Debbie could enjoy life, became much more than that. DOC and Debbie began breeding blood Hounds and started Cyclone Ridge Kennel. Although this was to be all of his wife’s responsibility, it soon became a new passion and big part of their lives. When DOC passed, this team came together and donated enough money to purchase a future pick of the litter from his family of bloodhounds and that special puppy was to be named “DOC”. The intention here was to make sure “DOC’s “ passion for life and to help others lived on for a long time to come. As a team, we asked that this puppy be donated to a worthy organization where “DOC” could continue to make a difference and help others. We also asked that as part of the donation, we receive updates on the good things “DOC” does and how this bloodhound is helping others. Well I am very happy to say that nine weeks ago, “DOC” the Puppy” was born. Today “DOC” began that journey, made possible, through your generosity. “DOC” is now an official member of the State of Missouri Department of Corrections. “DOC” will be trained by four incredible handlers with years of award winning training experience of search and rescue dogs. The pictures attached are from today as Joe Doneff proudly represented the Ariens team and officially handed off “DOC” to start a chapter one of this story. The Department of Corrections signed a contract as part of the donation to provide us with quarterly updates on ”DOC” what “DOC” is doing and how “DOC” is helping others. The officers of the Department of Corrections do a lot of work with children across the state teaching them what to do if they get lost and providing them with scent packs so that search and rescue dogs can seek them out and bring them home safely. “DOC” will have many responsibilities and it is great to see his journey start today. I know one of the first things “DOC” will be doing is to bring some joy and direction into the life of one of the handlers sons that has “Downs Syndrome”. With Christmas and the time for family, for sharing, for giving and for happiness and to thank God for all we have, our new little friend “DOC” the puppy, will get a picture perfect start! As I get updates, I will continue to let everyone know how “DOC” is progressing. Thank you again to all who made this day possible. Joe PS… I know that “DOC” is with us today and is up there smiling and laughing for several reasons…His love for all of this team, his family, the Ariens Company his Bloodhounds and knowing…. that he is now a she! She (“DOC”) is going to be just fine! Joe Pope Director- Dealer Development Ariens Company "A Touch of Fall" Litter 10/11/15

    Hello everyone ,

    There may be a few people on the team that may not remember or to have had the pleasure to know our good friend and colleague; “DOC” Hendry. DOC was our District Manager covering part of Missouri and Illinois that is now Joe Doneff’s territory, DOC left us very suddenly two years ago; as he was called by God for a much larger than life journey. “DOC’s” passion for the Ariens Company, taking care of his dealers and always willing to help people was second to none.

    So two years have passed and we still talk about DOC when we get together as a team and reminisce on some great moments with him. DOC’s dream to have a cabin in the Ozark’s with a bloodhound on the porch and a place where he and his wife, Debbie could enjoy life, became much more than that. DOC and Debbie began breeding blood Hounds and started Cyclone Ridge Kennel. Although this was to be all of his wife’s responsibility, it soon became a new passion and big part of their lives.

    When DOC passed, this team came together and donated enough money to purchase a future pick of the litter from his family of bloodhounds and that special puppy was to be named “DOC”. The intention here was to make sure “DOC’s “ passion for life and to help others lived on for a long time to come. As a team, we asked that this puppy be donated to a worthy organization where “DOC” could continue to make a difference and help others. We also asked that as part of the donation, we receive updates on the good things “DOC” does and how this bloodhound is helping others.

    Well I am very happy to say that nine weeks ago, “DOC” the Puppy” was born. Today “DOC” began that journey, made possible, through your generosity. “DOC” is now an official member of the State of Missouri Department of Corrections. “DOC” will be trained by four incredible handlers with years of award winning training experience of search and rescue dogs. The pictures attached are from today as Joe Doneff proudly represented the Ariens team and officially handed off “DOC” to start a chapter one of this story. The Department of Corrections signed a contract as part of the donation to provide us with quarterly updates on ”DOC” what “DOC” is doing and how “DOC” is helping others. The officers of the Department of Corrections do a lot of work with children across the state teaching them what to do if they get lost and providing them with scent packs so that search and rescue dogs can seek them out and bring them home safely. “DOC” will have many responsibilities and it is great to see his journey start today.

    I know one of the first things “DOC” will be doing is to bring some joy and direction into the life of one of the handlers sons that has “Downs Syndrome”. With Christmas and the time for family, for sharing, for giving and for happiness and to thank God for all we have, our new little friend “DOC” the puppy, will get a picture perfect start!

    As I get updates, I will continue to let everyone know how “DOC” is progressing.

    Thank you again to all who made this day possible.
    Joe


    PS… I know that “DOC” is with us today and is up there smiling and laughing for several reasons…His love for all of this team, his family, the Ariens Company his Bloodhounds and knowing…. that he is now a she!

    She (“DOC”) is going to be just fine!


    Joe Pope
    Director- Dealer Development
    Ariens Company

    "A Touch of Fall" Litter 10/11/15

  • Elizabeth and Jules

    Elizabeth and Jules Washington

    My name is Elizabeth Varela and I'm writing in regards to Cyclone Ridge Kennels bloodhounds. I live in Tacoma, WA and I have two of Debi's bloodhounds. My first one is a puppy that I got three years ago, Daisy, and the second one is a retired female, Hazel, who also happens to be the mother of the puppy I got from her. When I decided to get a bloodhound, I researched breeders all over the country and decided on CRK because they seemed to be the most concerned with preserving the integrity of the breed, whereas other breeders (whom I still get e-mails from to this day announcing litters from sires and dams they were breeding three years ago) just seem to constantly breed their girls over and over. And, by the way, Hazel, the retired female I just got from Debi, has only had two litters. I love the fact that Debi is picky about who her puppies go to (another indication that she cares about the care, health and integrity of the breed). When we got our puppy, it was apparent that the puppies had been socialized very early on, and now that she is an adult, we can tell that her dogs are bred for temperament. She is very sweet and obedient, and she's just great around other dogs. She's never had any health issues and despite the literature that says bloodhounds live approximately 9 years, I just don't see Daisy leaving us before then. She's just a bundle of energy and she seems so young. As far as her size, she's huge! She is absolutely beautiful and she gets compliments everywhere she goes; even our vet was impressed with her beautiful face. She gets her size from her dad, Levi. Her mom, Hazel is the petite one, thank goodness, because two bloodhounds in one house is a lot of dog! We've even encountered other bloodhound owners who've commented on how much bigger she is and how beautiful her color is, and maybe I'm biased, but they're right; my girl does look better than any other hound I've come across. And then we got Hazel. Debi retired her after two litters, and she needed a forever home. Boy, is she smart! She has such a great personality and makes us laugh all the time and she loves to talk! Listening to a bloodhound talk is quite impressive, is you haven't heard it yet. She's a great role model for Daisy, too. As far as Debi and Buddy, they're absolutely fantastic to work with. They're very accommodating, and have gone out of their way to help us get the dogs here safely and in a timely manner. My rotating work schedule made it a little harder to make airport arrangements to pick up both dogs just any day of the week, but Debi worked hard to accommodate me and during the flights, she was very concerned about the welfare of the dogs and couldn't wait to hear that they had arrived safely and were in good hands. Even now, I'm convinced that Debi has one of the best breeding programs in the country. She is definitely not a backyard breeder or a puppy mill, and she produces some of the best bloodhounds around. If you buy from CRK, Debi will be there for you for the life of your dog. If you haven't already, you should check out her facebook page, Cyclone Ridge Kennels Droolin' Hounds, where you can ask questions and will see many other happy owners sharing their beloved hounds with the rest of us. You will also see how beautiful her pups are. Bottom line: If you decide to go with CRK, you will not be disappointed.

    My name is Elizabeth Varela and I'm writing in regards to Cyclone Ridge Kennels bloodhounds. I live in Tacoma, WA and I have two of Debi's bloodhounds. My first one is a puppy that I got three years ago, Daisy, and the second one is a retired female, Hazel, who also happens to be the mother of the puppy I got from her. When I decided to get a bloodhound, I researched breeders all over the country and decided on CRK because they seemed to be the most concerned with preserving the integrity of the breed, whereas other breeders (whom I still get e-mails from to this day announcing litters from sires and dams they were breeding three years ago) just seem to constantly breed their girls over and over. And, by the way, Hazel, the retired female I just got from Debi, has only had two litters.

    I love the fact that Debi is picky about who her puppies go to (another indication that she cares about the care, health and integrity of the breed). When we got our puppy, it was apparent that the puppies had been socialized very early on, and now that she is an adult, we can tell that her dogs are bred for temperament. She is very sweet and obedient, and she's just great around other dogs. She's never had any health issues and despite the literature that says bloodhounds live approximately 9 years, I just don't see Daisy leaving us before then. She's just a bundle of energy and she seems so young. As far as her size, she's huge! She is absolutely beautiful and she gets compliments everywhere she goes; even our vet was impressed with her beautiful face. She gets her size from her dad, Levi. Her mom, Hazel is the petite one, thank goodness, because two bloodhounds in one house is a lot of dog! We've even encountered other bloodhound owners
    who've commented on how much bigger she is and how beautiful her color is, and maybe I'm biased, but they're right; my girl does look better than any other hound I've come across.

    And then we got Hazel. Debi retired her after two litters, and she needed a forever home. Boy, is she smart! She has such a great personality and makes us laugh all the time and she loves to talk! Listening to a bloodhound talk is quite impressive, is you haven't heard it yet. She's a great role model for Daisy, too.

    As far as Debi and Buddy, they're absolutely fantastic to work with. They're very accommodating, and have gone out of their way to help us get the dogs here safely and in a timely manner. My rotating work schedule made it a little harder to make airport arrangements to pick up both dogs just any day of the week, but Debi worked hard to accommodate me and during the flights, she was very concerned about the welfare of the dogs and couldn't wait to hear that they had arrived safely and were in good hands.

    Even now, I'm convinced that Debi has one of the best breeding programs in the country. She is definitely not a backyard breeder or a puppy mill, and she produces some of the best bloodhounds around. If you buy from CRK, Debi will be there for you for the life of your dog. If you haven't already, you should check out her facebook page, Cyclone Ridge Kennels Droolin' Hounds, where you can ask questions and will see many other happy owners sharing their beloved hounds with the rest of us. You will also see how beautiful her pups are. Bottom line: If you decide to go with CRK, you will not be disappointed.

  • Robert

    Robert Alabama

    Wow! Where can I start. First of all I'll get this out of the way so you can read or just dismiss this email. "I totally 100% recommend Deborah and her Kennel "Cyclone Ridge Kennels" for your next Bloodhound Pup!" I first researched Cyclone Ridge Kennels about 3.5 years ago while looking for a reputable bloodhound breeder that wasn't just a backyard breeder. They are the real deal. I went through about 5 or 6 that I thought were okay but still didn't feel right. When I found Deb's website and communicated with her and got really good recommendation from some dog show people that knew of them I knew this had to be it. Now for the cool stuff. After the litter was born, I asked Deb if we could come by and personally pick our new boy. She welcomed us to her home and kennel with open arms. I will never forget the experience we had on our first visit. Upon arrival we spoke about our dogs and talked about how the new baby would be welcomed into our house. She then took us into the kennels, which were very clean. They have a cleaning/sterilization mat that you must walk on to clean your feet before walking into the puppy area. I thought that was cool. We got to see "Dovie" and "Levi" the parents of the litter. They were Awesome. Dovie smiled at us and Levi showed us how big he is. Levi was about 140 pounds at 1 year old and he was pushing over 150 when we where there. Dovie's smile somehow transferred over to our boy Eli. Ever time we take Eli to daycare he smiles at everyone and loves on them. Our boy Eli is now 3 years and 2 months old and is very health. He is a little smaller than his litter mates at 115 pounds. He takes after is mom.

    Wow! Where can I start. First of all I'll get this out of the way so you can read or just dismiss this email. "I totally 100% recommend Deborah and her Kennel "Cyclone Ridge Kennels" for your next Bloodhound Pup!"

    I first researched Cyclone Ridge Kennels about 3.5 years ago while looking for a reputable bloodhound breeder that wasn't just a backyard breeder. They are the real deal. I went through about 5 or 6 that I thought were okay but still didn't feel right. When I found Deb's website and communicated with her and got really good recommendation from some dog show people that knew of them I knew this had to be it.

    Now for the cool stuff. After the litter was born, I asked Deb if we could come by and personally pick our new boy. She welcomed us to her home and kennel with open arms. I will never forget the experience we had on our first visit. Upon arrival we spoke about our dogs and talked about how the new baby would be welcomed into our house. She then took us into the kennels, which were very clean. They have a cleaning/sterilization mat that you must walk on to clean your feet before walking into the puppy area. I thought that was cool. We got to see "Dovie" and "Levi" the parents of the litter. They were Awesome. Dovie smiled at us and Levi showed us how big he is. Levi was about 140 pounds at 1 year old and he was pushing over 150 when we where there. Dovie's smile somehow transferred over to our boy Eli. Ever time we take Eli to daycare he smiles at everyone and loves on them. Our boy Eli is now 3 years and 2 months old and is very health. He is a little smaller than his litter mates at 115 pounds. He takes after is mom.

  • Joyce

    Joyce Saunders

    I met Debi over two years ago when I thinking about getting a bloodhound. She let me visit her kennel (she can’t allow that anymore because of new regulations) to meet her dogs. I, of course, being a hound lover fell in love. I have two puppies from Debi, Ellie Mae (2) and Gracie (18 months). One word I can say is “Excellent”. Debi puts her dogs and puppies health and well being ahead of herself. Her kennel is kept spotless. Debi’s days start early with a walk to the kennel to let her dogs out for the morning playtime on 3 acres of wooded property after playtime they come in for breakfast and a nap. She goes back to her house for her breakfast and coffee. Then she has to go back out later for so they can play and eat some more. That’s just a typical day without puppies – you add puppies for 9 weeks – this lady doesn’t sleep or eat much. When she has puppies in the kennel, Debi is sleeping on the bed she has in the kennel. I can’t tell you enough how much she is dedicated to caring for her dogs. I recommend Cyclone Ridge Kennels 100%. I would not get a bloodhound from anyone else.

    I met Debi over two years ago when I thinking about getting a bloodhound. She let me visit her kennel (she can’t allow that anymore because of new regulations) to meet her dogs. I, of course, being a hound lover fell in love. I have two puppies from Debi, Ellie Mae (2) and Gracie (18 months).

    One word I can say is “Excellent”. Debi puts her dogs and puppies health and well being ahead of herself. Her kennel is kept spotless. Debi’s days start early with a walk to the kennel to let her dogs out for the morning playtime on 3 acres of wooded property after playtime they come in for breakfast and a nap. She goes back to her house for her breakfast and coffee. Then she has to go back out later for so they can play and eat some more. That’s just a typical day without puppies – you add puppies for 9 weeks – this lady doesn’t sleep or eat much. When she has puppies in the kennel, Debi is sleeping on the bed she has in the kennel. I can’t tell you enough how much she is dedicated to caring for her dogs. I recommend Cyclone Ridge Kennels 100%. I would not get a bloodhound from anyone else.

  • Willow

    Willow Griswold

    Hello, My name is Willow. I'm a happy owner of an almost 4 yo healthy, happy female SAR bloodhound. I did travel to Missouri to check out the kennel, I couldn't be happier about how clean, professional, and loving it was. Debi truly went above and beyond for her dogs from microchip, to sending a huge box of shampoo and other natural dog care items, etc, etc, etc.

    Hello,
    My name is Willow. I'm a happy owner of an almost 4 yo healthy, happy female SAR bloodhound. I did travel to Missouri to check out the kennel, I couldn't be happier about how clean, professional, and loving it was. Debi truly went above and beyond for her dogs from microchip, to sending a huge box of shampoo and other natural dog care items, etc, etc, etc.

  • Michelle

    Michelle Illinois

    I just wanted to give you an update on Elsa, Frozen Litter. I started private obedience training with her today. I realized with her great big brain and her great big will that I really want to get this right. I already have her trust and affection and she does listen pretty well but I was making a few mistakes. I was giving her a little too much freedom and distance so the trainer has me “redefining” what distance means to her. She is either hooked onto me while I do my thing, hooked onto me while I am training her or in her kennel. Since she is hooked onto me most of the day the kennel is actually freedom for her. She goes in freely and lays down. I am also teaching her when I stop she automatically sits down. I was surprised at how fast she catches on in a small space. She is still a little resistant in wide open spaces because she is used to having freedom to run around in the back yard. We also do Doggy yoga which is really just stretching and “handling” so she gets even more used to being handled. We will work up to 5 reps of 5 exercises 5 times per day. I’m going to have 3 sessions in 3 days with the trainer and then practice for 3 weeks and then will be invited to join the group if she is ready. By the time I join the group she will be up to date on her vaccines. I realized that obedience is key in tracking. The trainer said most people get bloodhounds and try to train them or don't train them at all and them call him when they are 2 years old and completely out of control. He is excited to train her and is documenting her progress through video. You will be able to look at his blog one day and say yep, she is one of mine! I am so EXCITED for Elsa, EXHUASTED to the core, HOPEFUL for our future AND GRATEFUL to you and your pack.

    I just wanted to give you an update on Elsa, Frozen Litter. I started private obedience training with her today. I realized with her great big brain and her great big will that I really want to get this right.

    I already have her trust and affection and she does listen pretty well but I was making a few mistakes. I was giving her a little too much freedom and distance so the trainer has me “redefining” what distance means to her. She is either hooked onto me while I do my thing, hooked onto me while I am training her or in her kennel.

    Since she is hooked onto me most of the day the kennel is actually freedom for her. She goes in freely and lays down.

    I am also teaching her when I stop she automatically sits down. I was surprised at how fast she catches on in a small space. She is still a little resistant in wide open spaces because she is used to having freedom to run around in the back yard.

    We also do Doggy yoga which is really just stretching and “handling” so she gets even more used to being handled. We will work up to 5 reps of 5 exercises 5 times per day. I’m going to have 3 sessions in 3 days with the trainer and then practice for 3 weeks and then will be invited to join the group if she is ready. By the time I join the group she will be up to date on her vaccines.

    I realized that obedience is key in tracking. The trainer said most people get bloodhounds and try to train them or don't train them at all and them call him when they are 2 years old and completely out of control. He is excited to train her and is documenting her progress through video. You will be able to look at his blog one day and say yep, she is one of mine!

    I am so EXCITED for Elsa, EXHUASTED to the core, HOPEFUL for our future AND GRATEFUL to you and your pack.

  • Miranda Nims

    Miranda Nims Lamar, MO

    We enjoyed our visit today. It was great to see Miss Maggie (pink ribbon) in person. All of your puppies are so beautiful and we had so much fun playing with all of them. I could not believe how big they already are and for 6 week old puppies they are all so well socialized and have such great personalities. Ryan had a blast playing with all of them. Thank you for all the information and taking time out to answer all of our questions. We are so excited and can not wait to add her to our family.

    We enjoyed our visit today. It was great to see Miss Maggie (pink ribbon) in person. All of your puppies are so beautiful and we had so much fun playing with all of them. I could not believe how big they already are and for 6 week old puppies they are all so well socialized and have such great personalities. Ryan had a blast playing with all of them. Thank you for all the information and taking time out to answer all of our questions. We are so excited and can not wait to add her to our family.

  • Michelle and Dave

    Michelle and Dave Illinois

    My little Elsa is a joy. I keep her so busy and spend pretty much 24 hours per day with her. She responds to her name, sits, lays down, gives paw, watches me and sleeps in her crate very well at night. She has made wonderful strides in the potty training but if she has an accident it is usually my fault because I was not fast enough. I already know if she is naughty that she is either over tired or bored. Usually over tired. We spend most of our day in the back yard. We spend 2 times per day training on her harness which she really seems to love. Most of the day I just spend observing her and keeping her directed toward authorized activities. Pete loves her and plays with her unless she starts biting and then we change activities. I have contacted a very reputable dog trainer and will be signed up as soon as she is finished with all of her shots. Once we have the behavior and obedience down we will start on the tracking training as well. She is smart as a whip. I really love my little dog and she seems to love me too. Thank You -You definitely did your job well.

    My little Elsa is a joy. I keep her so busy and spend pretty much 24 hours per day with her. She responds to her name, sits, lays down, gives paw, watches me and sleeps in her crate very well at night. She has made wonderful strides in the potty training but if she has an accident it is usually my fault because I was not fast enough.

    I already know if she is naughty that she is either over tired or bored. Usually over tired. We spend most of our day in the back yard. We spend 2 times per day training on her harness which she really seems to love. Most of the day I just spend observing her and keeping her directed toward authorized activities. Pete loves her and plays with her unless she starts biting and then we change activities.

    I have contacted a very reputable dog trainer and will be signed up as soon as she is finished with all of her shots. Once we have the behavior and obedience down we will start on the tracking training as well. She is smart as a whip. I really love my little dog and she seems to love me too.

    Thank You -You definitely did your job well.

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