"German Wirehairs from Where the Land Breaks"
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Where Power, Physique, and Talent are Manifested
Makoshika (Ma-ko'-shi-ka) is a variant spelling of a Lakota phrase meaning "where the land breaks"
It is also interpreted as "bad earth" or "the bad lands." It is a place with unique clay outcroppings occurring across Western North Dakota, Western South Dakota, and Eastern Montana. Rich with scenery and human history, Makoshika serves as a refuge for spiritual solitude and provides habitat for some of our favorite pursuits like Hungarian partridge, sharp-tailed grouse, greater sage grouse, ring-neck pheasant, rocky mountain elk, white-tailed deer, mule deer, pronghorned antelope, and a plethora of resident and migrating waterfowl species. It's terrain is vast, harsh, and sparsely populated with prairie and desert type vegetation. The weather conditions are generally extreme, featuring relentless winds, little annual rainfall, and unforgiving, schizophrenic temperatures. I invite you to gain perspective of these claims by browsing through the authentic photographs displayed throughout the website and by taking a virtual arial tour; turn up the volume, click on the video featured at the base of this page, and enjoy.
My name is Benjamin Sand and I live in Menoken, North Dakota. I have a deep-rooted affection for wildlife conservation through hunting and the enchantment of Makoshika. My goal is to produce hunting dogs that excel in Makoshika's hostile environment. Therefore, I have fixed my attention on the world's most versatile hunting companion, the...