Lewis' grandfather, Lewis I, became interested in breeding hounds and started up the Brecken Brae Kennels which would later become a world-renowned dog training facility. He trained dogs for the US Marines during World War II. The kennels were even air-conditioned in 1948. The kennels housed as many as 190 blood hounds, several of which placed in a number of dog shows in the US and England, notably “Lady Ozark”, “Our Pal” and “Lady Too”. The hounds were used for tracking all over the world and sometimes in service to the US government .
Lewis III attended