Whiskey Hills was started as a collaboration between Feather Hills Kennel & Whiskeytown Sporting Dogs. Between them, Tony & Kristi have a combined 30 years of experience in breeding, field training and exhibiting outstanding Sporting Dogs.
Tony was a North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) judge & trainer who has UT prized dogs 30 times to include 6 maximum scores (PI 204) and 2 VCs. In addition, he trained multiple AKC Master and Senior Hunters. He started with GSPs, but specializes in rare breeds. He personally trained the first Master Hunter Bracco female in the U.S. and the first NAVHDA UT Prized One Bracco males. He produced NAVHDA N.A. and U.T. award winning litters at Feather Hills Kennel. Tony became involved with Braccos nearly 10 years ago, has produced multiple litters with beautiful dogs who have succeeded in the field and ring. He also helped develop the pedigree database for the breed in the US.
Kristi built one of the top Wirehaired Pointing Griffon kennels in the U.S., Whiskeytown. Awarded AKC Sporting Breeder of the Year in 2020, the kennel won AKC Best in Show with multiple dogs, Best in Specialty Shows, Westminster Best of Breed 8 times (and a Sporting Group 2 and Group 4), National and Regional Specialty Best of Breed winners, and won the Breed at the AKC National Championships 6 times along with a Group 2. She dominated the show ring rankings to include breeding the all time top winning bitch, top Grand Champion and overall Breed Point winners. Her success included 8 AWPGA Show Dogs of the Year and the Field Dog of the Year in 2016 & 2017. She produced multiple Field Dog Hall of Fame winners, AKC Master, Senior and Junior Hunters and 10 NAVHDA N.A. Breeder award litters along with multiple UTI, UT and UPT Prized dogs.
Our mutual love of the Bracco Italiano breed led us to focus exclusively on the growth and development of this beautiful breed in the U.S.. Our philosophy is to obtain and breed only the best dogs to produce the best dogs. We focus on health, temperament and conformation while maintaining the natural hunting instinct in the dogs.
Our foundation Bracco Italiano dogs were imported from all over the world. Our dogs are worked and titled in the field, shown and health tested prior to breeding them. First and foremost, they are beloved family members.