Ruff Land Kennels Renews Commitment as Official Bird Dog Kennel of “The Habitat Organization”

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce Ruff Land Kennels has renewed their national sponsorship as the organization’s official bird dog kennel partner. The relationship provides Ruff Land with a wide array of marketing assets to reach the organization’s dog owners, while also supporting the organization’s efforts to create acres of habitat for those beloved bird dogs to hunt each autumn.   
“As upland hunters who have supported the efforts of Pheasants Forever, continuing our sponsorship was an easy decision.  We champion the Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever cause and are proud to be part of the effort to create more habitat acreage,” says Ruff Land co-owner, Doug Sangl (along with Lyle Van Kalsbeek).

Ruff Land Kennels are built tough, like performance coolers and built safe, like performance race cars.  They feature one-piece roto-molded construction from UV-stabilized polyethylene.  This means no assembly and no bolt-through ledge which saves up to three inches of side space.  It also makes for a much stronger kennel.  And, because there are no seams, it is also much easier to clean.  Finally, a Ruff Land Kennel won’t crack even in extreme subzero weather. 
“Like most hunters, I look for the best products and the companies who support wildlife habitat conservation when making my purchases. Ruff Land Kennels checks both of those boxes on my shopping list,” explained Chris Kalis, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s Director of Corporate Partnerships.  “Additionally, the owners of Ruff Land are hardcore bird hunters who have put these kennels through their paces personally, and every supporter of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever can feel confident knowing they are buying the best kennel on the market when they buy a Ruff Land.” 
In addition to marketing in the Pheasants Forever Journal of Upland Conservation, Quail Forever Journal, and the organization’s online channels, the following highlight key components of the relationship:
  • National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic – As a gold sponsor for the 2020 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Minneapolis, Ruff Land kennels will have a large presence on the show floor of the Minneapolis Convention Center on February 14, 15 & 16, 2020.  More details at
  • Rooster Road Trip – Ruff Land kennels will be a partner in the organization’s popular 2019 public lands hunting trip across pheasant country this October.  Check out for last year’s highlights.
  • Bird Dogs for Habitat – Ruff Land kennels will be a sponsor of the 2020 Bird Dogs for Habitat campaign, an online fundraising contest for members and supporters to vote for their favorite breed of bird dog. During the campaign, every $1 donation will equate to one vote for the donor’s favorite breed of bird dog and Ruff Land’s contribution will be used as a challenge match to jumpstart the fundraising efforts.  Learn more at  
  • Chapter Banquets – Ruff Land kennels provides discounted products for the organization’s chapters to purchase for local fundraising events across the country. 
About Ruff Land                                                                                              
Ruff Land kennels are designed and manufactured in Tea, South Dakota, in the heart of the world’s best pheasant country.  Ruff Land was started by hunters who wanted a kennel that made their life easier as dog owners, while also making life easier and safer for their favorite hunting companions.  Today, more dogs ride in a Ruff Land than any other performance kennel.
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