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English Translation:

"German Wirehairs from Where the Land Breaks"

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Established 2011

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...



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"The river flows in long sigmoid curves through an alluvial valley of no great width. The amount of this alluvial land enclosed by a single bend is called a bottom, which may be either covered with cotton-wood trees or else be simply a great grass meadow. From the edges of the valley the land rises abruptly in steep high buttes whose crests are sharp and jagged. This broken country extends back from the river for many miles, and has been called always, by Indians, French voyageurs, and American trappers alike, the "Bad Lands"..."

"It was here that the romance of my life began."

--Theodore Roosevelt

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