About Us

First, and foremost, thank you for visiting our site.  We hope you find what you are looking for, but if not, please call and we will try to assist you in locating a pup or started dog to fit your needs.  We are always working with a number of young dogs which may be for sale but not on the web site.

Prairie Marsh & Thunderstruck Kennels are located in southwestern MN. Our main goal is to breed gundogs that are a joy to own not only in the field but as a year round family member. We have small kennels with only our own personal gundogs we use to hunt pheasant, duck, rabbit, woodcock & grouse in Minnesota, Nebraska, and the Dakotas. We do a small amount of field trials in the Midwest, making up a number of Field Trial Champions to date.

We have been working with Labradors and Spaniels for more than 30 years. Our goal is to breed working gundogs that are a joy to hunt over, they must have a very strong desire to hunt but be biddable to the handler, have a perfect mouth, strong retrieving desire and a good nose. They must also have a great disposition to be a wonderful family companion.

We have made a number of trips to the UK to purchase our dogs, finding the English look for the same traits we are looking for - the perfect all round gundog and family member. All of the dogs we keep are trained to a high standard and genetically tested and evaluated before they are considered for breeding. As gundog breeders we are looking to better the breed, providing you, the buyer, with a quality pup that will mature into a wonderful gundog and a family member you will be proud to own.

At Prairie Marsh & Thunderstruck Kennels we do not use any electric collars. We feel with the right breeding and temperament you should not need a collar to train your dog to the highest standard. Looking to better the breed we do not keep any untrained dogs in the kennel strictly for breeding. Below are  the dogs we have run in Field Trials.

                                                              Thank you, Mark Mercie & Larry Hansen

  • FC Prairie Marsh Carl - Owner Mark Mercie
  • FC-AFC Thunderstruck Saber The Moment- Owner Mark Mercie
  • AFC Thunderstruck Black Cloud - Owner Mark Mercie
  • FTWINNER Prairie Marsh Cane - Owner Craig Lang
  • FC Prairie Marsh Moe - Owner Pete Dammel
  • FC Prairie Marsh Spice - Owner Larry Hansen
  • FC Anahar Hirsel - Owner Larry Hansen
  • FC Prairie Marsh Chase - Owner Kim Wiley
  • FTPLACEMENTS Hansen's Hitman - Owner Larry Hansen
  • FC Ohae Stella - Owner Larry Hansen
  • FC Prairie Marsh Macfhearghus - Owner Jim Didier
  • FTW Prairie Marsh Lizzy - Owner Larry Hansen