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The Hogan family has been training gun dogs for field trials and hunting for nearly 100 years over three generations,
has won 6 national championships (English Springer Spaniel and Retriever), and produced over 50 field trial champions.


Information as to availability and pricing for field training may be made available by contacting
David Lorenz at the Hogan Kennels.

Yankeeís Litl Rebble is available for stud service. He has achieved 5 wins and 19 open placements to date.
Contact David Lorenz for details.


Martin & Rose Hogan

Martin J. Hogan, born in Ireland in 1874, had an excellent reputation in England, Ireland and Scotland as an estate manager, gamekeeper, field trial judge and trainer of gun dogs. He and his family moved from Co. Tipperary, Ireland, to Wigglesworth near the Yorkshire Dales, England around 1910, and to Alberta, Canada in 1924 before being recruited in 1925 by Thomas M. Howell, to set up a retriever kennel in Barrington, Illinois. Martinís children Mary, Jim and Francis Hogan were also involved in the operation of the Hogan Kennels.

In the early years of the Hogan Kennels, Martin Hogan showed Labrador retrievers and Irish Wolfhounds at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Gardens, NY, as well as establishing field trial clubs and trials in the Midwest.
Martinís son Francis (Frank) Hogan was also prominent in the retriever world, winning the first National Retriever Championship Stake in 1941 with golden retriever FC King Midas of Woodend, owned by E.W. Hodge.

FC King Midas of Woodend was inducted into the Retriever Field Hall of Fame in 1999, as one of only 110 dogs to date to earn this recognition.
Mary Hogan Lorenz

In 1939 David G. Lorenz joined the Hogan Kennels, began competing in field trials in 1940, and married Martinís daughter Mary in 1941. Jim and Frank Hogan as well as David G. Lorenz served in World War II. After the war, Frank and Jim left Barrington, but David G. Lorenz stayed on and continued training. By this time the kennel had shifted emphasis to English Springer Spaniels.

Martin J. Hogan won the 1949 English Springer Spaniel National Open Field Trial with Davellis Wager, owned by David B. Silberman.

In 1951, after Martinís death, the Martin J. Hogan Memorial Award was established to honor the professional handler whose individual dog has won the most points in field trials for the year. Mary Hogan Lorenz and David G. Lorenz then continued operation of the Hogan Kennels. In 1966 the kennel moved to its present location in Ingleside, Illinois. Hogan Kennels


David G. Lorenzís first placement at the English Springer Spaniel National was in 1952, placing third with Hanover Hills Daniel. He won the National in 1964 and 1965 with Gwibernant Ganol (Jinny), owned by John T. Pirie, Jr., (During his career he won four National Open Springer Championships and had 11 additional placements in the National Open. His dogs won seven High Point Dog of the Year awards. He also judged both the US and Canadian National Championships. Over his career he trained more than 1000 gun dogs.
Martin Hogan was inducted into the Retriever Field Hall of Fame in 1994 for his role as the ĎFather of mid-western retriever trialsí. Francis Hogan was inducted into the Retriever Field Hall of Fame in 2001. Only 67 people to date share this honor.

David G. Lorenz was inducted into the Bird Dog Field Trial Hall of Fame in 2001.

The National Bird Dog Museum.

In the same year, his two time National Field Champion Gwibernant Ganol was also inducted into the Hall of Fame.
David G. Lorenz, John T. Pirie, Jr., Gwibernant Ganol

David Jr. and David Sr.

David J. Lorenz, Jr continues the great tradition in gun dog training and field trials. He started his more than 40 year career as a well respected wing shot, and then moved to training and competition in springer trials. He also established successful breeding programs for both Labrador Retrievers and English Springer Spaniels.

He continues to train upland hunting dogs, both spaniels and retrievers, as well as training and running English Springer Spaniels in field trials. Many of the dogs he has trained have become champions or have placed in field trials.


English Springer Spaniel Open National Champions.






NFC Davellis Wager

Owner: David B. Silberman
Handler: Martin J. Hogan

NFC Gwibernant Ganol

Owner: John T. Pirie, Jr.
Handler: David G. Lorenz

NFC Gwibernant Ganol

Owner: John T. Pirie, Jr.
Handler: David G. Lorenz

NFC, FC Brackenbriar Snapshot

Owner: Brackenbriar Kennels
Handler: David G. Lorenz

NFC, AFC, FC Dot of Charel

Owner: Charles T. Curdy
Handler: David G. Lorenz

Gwibernant Ganol

Brackenbriar Snapshot

Selected Placements 1994-present