About Us

Kingsbury and Jackpot kennels are located on opposite shores of the USA – Kingsbury in California, and Jackpot in Georgia. For over fifteen years, our kennels have collaborated.

Kingsbury Kennels

Located in the high desert of California.

Jackpot Kennels

Welcome to Jackpot! We’re Kevin and Kim Shupenia, a husband and wife team who have bred and shown our winning hounds since 1991. We specialize in three breeds: Beagles, Harriers and English Foxhounds. Showing them is a fun way to travel the country, meet other competitors, train the hounds, and play with the pack. Ribbons, championships, movie stars, and best-in-shows have given us insights we’re delighted to share.

We take seriously our hounds, their health, and our responsibility to them. We pride our hounds, born in our kennel, on their agility and manner as well as their robust health and joy. Visitors to our kennel will meet up to five generations of hounds in Jackpot’s breeding program, from our foundation stock to the newest puppies. Occasionally, we have pups for sale and those who don’t like to show and are looking for a home.

We look forward to answering your questions to the best of our ability and would appreciate  (gentle) corrections if you spot any inaccuracies. Enjoy the website!

Telephone: 770-513-3243      Email Kevin: kevin@jackpotbgl.com  Suggestions about the website? Contact webmaster Kim: kim@jackpotbgl.com

Jackpot and Kingsbury Kennels are members of the following organizations:




American Kennel Club –  Both Jackpot and Kingsbury utilize the AKC as the primary registry for our hounds and participate in AKC events.




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AKC Breeder of Merit


Kingsbury and Jackpot are both proud participants of the AKC Breeder of Merit Program







The National Beagle Club of America  – both Kevin and Donna are members of the National Beagle Club of America and the National Beagle Club of America is also the registering body for Kingsbury Hunt.





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Both Donna and Kevin are members of the Harrier Club of America.    Donna is a founding member and also a past president of the club.   Kevin is currently the vice-president of the club as well as serving as the Harrier Club of America Parent Club Delegate for the AKC.





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English Foxhound Club of America – both Kevin and Donna are members of the club.





Masters of Foxhounds Association – both Kevin and Donna are subscribing supporting members of this organization.    Donna also participates in the west coast annual hunting weekend “Western Challenge” which is held under the rules and regulations of this organization.






Note: We’d like to extend special thanks to Ellen Parr (harriers@oregonsbest.com http://www.oregonsbest.com/~harriers/) and Sharon Reid (sereid@mi.net), with special considerations to Claudia Anderson (canderso@teleport.com) (copyright © 1995-1998 by Ellen Parr and Sharon Reid) for providing the basis for several essays on this site. We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of Donna Smiley and the American Kennel Club (www.akc.org) for their wealth of information and resources.