Mr. Carl Gene Liepmann
9144 W. Mount Morris Rd.
Flushing, MI 48433
CELL: (810) 513-9233
FAX: (810) 513-9233
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Carl Liepmann's earliest recollection of a purebred is about 1945 when the family got a Great Dane named "Eric Von Stroheim III." His first serious "dog ownership" occurred in 1961 during his honeymoon with Jan, when they went to Canton, OH to pick up their German Shepherd at a training academy. That started 50 years of involvement in the dog world.
In 1962 he started his career with the Flint Fire Department, and also purchased his first Retriever, a Golden, from breeder Marcia Schlehr of "Kyrie Kennels." This was the beginning of the Liepmann family's love of the Retriever. In 1964, after the birth of daughter Lora, the Liepmann's founded The Flint Retriever Club.
The next two decades were filled with dog activities, including his work as a Professional Handler in Obedience, and the opening of a boarding and training kennel called Triple L (for all three Liepmanns). In 1968 they bred their first litter of Labradors. From this litter came their first homebred Champion, Am. Can. Ch. Baldridges' Raven CD. Over the years they have produced a good many champions and obedience titleholders., including the AKC Centennial BOB winner.
In 1980 he was approved to judge the five Retriever breeds and now judges all Sporting, Herding,and Working, Junior Showmanship and BIS. In 1985 he retired from the Flint Fire Department and in 1988 ran for public office and was elected as Treasurer of Flushing Township, which is the position he retired from in 2008. When people ask if he has a problem with disgruntled exhibitors, he simply says "Five days a week I was a tax collector. After dealing with irate tax payers, exhibitors are a piece of cake!"