Welcome to von den Sieben Söhnen (Seven Sons) Deutsch Kurzhaar (German Shorthair). We are a small kennel located in Hurricane Utah. We are dedicated to promoting and improving the Deutsch Kurzhaar (German Shorthair) through proven and established performance testing, conformation, and breeding practices.
A Superior Versatile Hunting Companion
"Acquiring our DK puppy from Max Barker's kennel has been nothing but an exceptional experience. Max ensured our puppy was well prepared to join an active outdoor hunting family. The dogs were all well socialized and cared for. Max even went as far as to have the dogs exposed to a starter pistol. This has allowed us to proceed thru our dog, Sage's training very quickly. The attention to the health and care of his dogs was apparent immediately. We traveled a long way for our pup and Max and his family were wonderful hosts. Should anyone ever want to call us to discuss getting a dog from Max, it would be our pleasure to be a reference."
Dianne and Dan Sutherland
Kamloops British Columba, Canada.
Aspen von den Sieben Sohnen (Sage)
Great feature article on the Deutsch Kurzhaar in the September 2016 issue of Gun Dog Magazine
"My wife and I feel extremely fortunate to have found Max and Deutsch Kurzhaar von den Sieben Sohnen kennels. We were first in line to receive a female from the "B" litter and were rewarded with Briar. Our experience has been nothing less than perfect. The care Max has for his dogs during the first few weeks of their lives and after they are placed in their home is very clear. The dogs Max produces are in our opinion some the best in the US. Their size, conformation, temperament, and ability to learn quickly is unmatched. Briar has been able to grasp training quickly, turning her into a capable hunting dog, great family pet, and true companion at a young age. If you have the desire to own the best versatile dog out there, look no further!"
Mike and Jennifer Albert
Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
Briar von den Sieben Sohnen
"What an addition Burke has been to our family. Calm and gentle for a pup, he has been a pleasure to train and have in our house. For a 10-month-old I am extremely pleased with his nose, tenacity and joy of the hunt. We have shot wild Pheasant, Partridge and Sharptail over Burke’s point, and his confidence grows daily. Max has been excellent to work with and his care and experience with the breed is clear. I highly recommend the von den Sieben Sohnen Deutsch Kurzhaar Kennel!"
Ben & Shelly Bjorge
Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
Buck von den Sieben Sohnen (Burke)