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Oahe Kennels

Established in 1984, Oahe Kennels is located in Menoken North Dakota and owned and operated by Tom Ness. In the mid-seventies, Tom began training hunting dogs after he purchased his first field bred English Springer Spaniel named Fanny. Soon after, Tom graduated from the University of North Dakota and moved to Wyoming. Tom, having caught the dog training bug, became involved in Spaniel Field Trials in Wyoming and Colorado. He started training professionally in the early 1980's while living in Colorado.

In 1984, Tom moved his family back to North Dakota and established Oahe Kennels. After recovering from a near fatal hunting accident, Tom bought a farm south of Menoken, North Dakota in 1994 and began training dogs and guiding full time. Oahe Kennels has trained hundreds of gun dogs of all breeds, specializing in Spaniels and Retrievers.

Oahe Kennels has Cocker, Springer and Lab puppies as well as started and trained dogs available. All the dogs in our breeding program are selected for temperament, soundness, natural retrieving ability and drive. In addition to being excellent hunting dogs, Oahe dogs are also great household pets.



New Cocker litters coming soon!

FC Natalie of Oahe "Natalie" X Mallowdale Jimmy "Reggie"

Due September 18th, 2023

Poolgreen Georgie of Diamondfinda "Zoe" X Mallowdale Jimmy "Reggie"

Due September 5th, 2023

Oahe Kennels Services


We offer spacious heated indoor kennels with outdoor exercise rooms.

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  • Obedience

  • Gun dog

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Meet the Team

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Tom Ness


Billy Ness


Tim Brosz


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