We have moved our Salmy Acres Kennel operation to a 60 run kennel with 600 beautifully groomed acres available for training. The kennel is located at Prospect Hall Hunt Club which is approximately 1 hour west of Washington DC in the Northern Panhandle near Inwood West Virginia about 15 minutes off Interstate 81.

We will be operating independently as Salmy Kennel as usual at this very fine shooting and hunting facility but are very excited to be moving to such a fantastic boarding and training facility and be involved with the club in various ways.

Our mission will remain the same as our tradition of over 20 years: to breed, train, hunt and compete with the top dogs in the world.

Our facility will also offer training for all gun dogs. Pointer breeds and Labs are welcome and encouraged to experience our time proven methods for training the very best companion whatever your passion. Great house partners that love to hunt and please their partner with success as well as great kennel dogs that hunt well for their handler and some of the top competitive animals in North America.

Boarding also available by appointment. Pick up and delivery.

I’ve had Springers around most my life. My dad got our first one when I was 8 years old, some 40 years ago. I got my own dog when I was 16 and trained her entirely by myself and hunted pheasants over her in Michigan where I am from originally on vacations for several years. I purchased a great little dog in 1985 and ran my first trial in 1987 in Pittsburgh. This dog, “Prince” sired Zorro and Zorro won/placed in  just about everything entered in All-Age stakes. He ran up a total of 161 points including 17 All-Age wins. (unfortunately, Prince died at a young age of 2 after suffering a snake bite to the neck).

I turned Pro in 1991 training English Springer Spaniels and English Cocker Spaniels.   I have judged over 30 licensed Springer trials including the 1996 National Open Championship in Kansas and the 2007 National Open in Minnesota. I also judged the Boykin National in South Carolina in January 2008.   The seminars I conduct include dogs of “other” breeds for the most part - Boykins, Cockers, Labs and have helped train dogs and handlers to several hunt test titles and many darn good gun dogs.

Mike & Julie Wallace

Our Mission

Our Dogs


Boarding for the Summer and Holidays is available.

GPS Coordinates:
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Pups following Julie


Salmy Mission

In 2006 with the service industry slowing along with the economy Julie and I had a decision to make. Salmy Kennel
was alive and well but we weren't "all in". We decided to get out of the heating and cooling business and put everything
we've got into the dogs and especially field trial competition.

We went "all in" in 2007 and haven't looked back. We sold our house and literally give 24/7 to the dogs while
living at the kennel. Relationship is very key in the Salmy training program and many of our clients dogs are house dogs.
The closeness of the kennel house allows us to bring dogs in and keep their "pet" status in tact. It's my passion
for the dogs and thank goodness Julie's passion for me.

As a part time professional dog trainer since 1991 I knew full time was a big commitment.
Our mission and our promise is to treat your dogs like they're ours when they are here with us.

My promise is to train more, train harder and with all my years of experience and knowledge to bring your dog to its
fullest potential and never mislead, always offering honest assessments on your dog. Kindly training without force
or negative tactics. To train your dog with a kind hand and not only teach him/her to hunt but also be a productive
part of the family or a happy kennel dog, whichever you prefer.

Come join us on our endeavor. It won't last forever we aren't getting any younger. Salmy Kennel is the number
one kennel in North America for top gun dogs and top competition dogs as our record shows.

We hope you'll join us.

Mike and Julie