About Glenny Tracking
My wife, Heather Glenny, and I are both avid hunters. Our family owns a hunting ranch, Quest Haven Lodge, where we also guide and do the marketing. Having access to train our dogs at Quest Haven has been a game changer for producing blood tracking dogs. We still do mock tracks in the off season to train but running your dog on a real track is unbeatable. With the amount of deer we harvest on the ranch, sometimes we get to track a new fresh track daily.
Why Bavarian Mountain Hounds?
About 11 years ago, I was talking to one of our hunters at Quest Haven. We stumbled upon the discussion of blood tracking dogs and why our lodge should look into training one. The gentleman's name was Chris and he mentioned he used to have a Bavarian, they were hard to get, and by far the best dog he ever had. He said it's one of the few, if not the only, working class dog that could not only do an exceptional job tracking but also be a family pet. He captured my attention, that's the day my search began.
Our Sire RIP:
We were on a three year waiting list to get a pup from Dave Seeley from New York. I had been researching the breed and the various Bavarian Mountain Hound breeders in the US and abroad. Coming from the deer breeding world, my father in law, Russ Walk Sr, taught me that it's better to pay a little more to get something special and rare. Especially when it comes to building your foundation. This first dog was going to be our prodigy, the work horse we build our program off of. Dave called me one day and said he had a hand picked pup that he was going to train for himself but could no longer pull it off from a physical injury. My wife and I packed up our five kids and headed to New York that night! We started RIP's training as soon as we got him home and in his first year, he did 49 tracks when he was under 1 year old!!!
We have two bitches that we imported from Slovakia, Nya & Niva. They are the only females I know of in the USA that are AKC, UKC, & FCI Certified. What makes them so significant is that they're from the same kennel that RIP's dad, Ingo, came from. Both females have began their training and progressing well. Excited to see what they do this upcoming hunting season!