SAUK RIVER RETRIEVERS:... Pointing Labradors

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POINTING LITTERS     GUNDOG TRAINING      STARTED DOGS       STUD SERVICE            e-mail us at      320-859-5463

e-mail us at       David and Jane Mork,       14062 170th Street. Osakis, MN 56360.     (320) 859-5463.         updated   NOVEMBER 18th,   2014


Tess On Point
                Certified Pointing Retriever
                SAUK RIVER TRIPOD TESS
SAUK RIVER'S FEATHERSTORM (Jake): A True Grandmaster
            Grand Master Pointing Retriever
            June 19th,   1999   to   Nov. 20th,   2011.
Phoenix On Point
                Advanced Pointing Retriever
                SAUK RIVER PHOENIX


RAZOR FOR SALE .... $3500

Posted Sept... 4th 2014
RAZOR is a 1 year old yellow male out of 4x GMPR Kenai and our Amber ( 4x GMPR Hawk and 4x GMPR Reigny )
High Energy. High Initiative. Lives to please. Very personable. Rock solid Point.
Razor is 100% safe around food, other dogs, and people.
RAZOR is Physically very correct,   which makes him another very athletic dog.
RAZOR will be sold as a fully started dog in DECEMBER.
We will keep his breeding rights and ask the purchaser for exclusive, limited access to Razor .

Please contact David For a short video showing what Razor looks like

NITRO FOR SALE.... $3500 ...... SOLD

Posted Sept. 4th, 2014
NITRO is a 2 year old, 60 lb black male. He will be ready as a started dog in early early September 2014.
Nitro is out of 4xGMPR Gator and our foundation female... Misty.
He would make an ideal very safe house dog.... smaller at only 60 lbs
Nitro is an amazing athlete. Calms to touch. Has a spectacular pointing instinct.
We do want limited access to Nitro as a sire and will compensate for that access
There are several offers for Nitro. We are looking for someone within a 2 hour drive of Osakis, MN


OFA Excellent.    Elbows Normal.    EIC clear.   CNM Clear.    Prcd CLEAR.

MACK:  Phoenix  x  Desi pup

                         SAUK RIVER MACK
Phoenix...(Jake x Magic) Intensity: Sauk Rivers' Pure Magic.  GMPR Otter x GMPR Joli


As Thanksgiving arrives
We have a foot of snow on the ground and below zero temps in Mid November.
Much as I love winter... the winter of 2013 / 14 was enough to last this Minnesotan a lifetime.
Jane and I are rooting for the predicted El Nino to take effect and give us a mild winter.

Warm wishes to all of you as your family gathers.
Those who lost a family member or who have an empty spot at the table due to military service or other circumstance...
Special blessings to you for the holidays.

The phone has been ringing here with regularity as people hunt behind or watch Sauk River dogs working the upland.
Our first three spring litter were posted as Nov. 2nd. The response has been good.
We thank everyone who chooses to contact us.
If we don't have the right pup at the right time we will provide names of good breeders and in the PL world you have a very high chance of finding good people.

Every business has its chores and blessings.
With our business... Jane and I are most thankful for the chance to interact with our owners over the long term.
We had so many repeat customers this year both for our training in and with the Sauk River pups
that 2014 has been a year of reconnecting.

We are Thankful for our shared passion for the outdoors and for family.
Thankful for the gift of companionship and fun brought by the dogs.. and our connections made through this business.
Nearly every training dog here this summer is from a client whom we have worked with before.
Most of our pups this year have been placed to folks who purchased from us before.
Renewing those connections has been a blessing.

This summer, I spoke by phone with a gentleman in 'Conneticut who has a Phoenix x Misty pup.. now around 10 years old.
He hunts grouse only.
His comment was that the people who hunt grouse with his dog are routinely amazed and ask him where that pointing labrador came from because ...
it is hands down the best grouse dog they have seen
He wants another pup just like it.

Earlier this year we visited with a timber estimator from Northern MN.
He said "I made the drive down to see you because I had a grouse hunting party hunting in my area. I watched their dog working ruffed grouse.
I grew up hunting grouse with shorthairs and wirehairs but that Sauk River Lab It is the best grouse dog I have ever seen."

If we can help in your search for a puppy or a started dog in 2015
If we can help to reach your training goals... please call or e-mail.
We are home for the winter and will be glad to help with information or to host your visit.

To our family of owners.

Please continue to stay in touch.
We value your feedback,
your pictures, your videos. your stories.

David and Jane Mork


There are three litters planned for SPRING 2015.
There is also a strong chance of a 4th litter to help folks get a pup. We will likely do 2 summer litters as well.

A Brother of Phoenix named DEKE will again be featured as one of our sires this summer.
As I mention in the litter descriptions. DEKE is one of the very best dogs I have trained.
I had not worked with Deke for at least 3 years... but when he was here to breed Jazz...I shot a short video of him on pigeons in launchers.
He was rock steady and just a beautiful dog to watch in the field even on a hot Summer day.
e-mail if you want the youtube link sent to you.
I intend to post a video of Deke soon.
Great to work with a son of Jake again.
Check the upcoming litter page often for updates.

If deposits look full,  please call David or Jane.
We sometimes have a "phantom litter" which is not advertised, in order to help folks get a pup.

GUNDOG   TRAINING   PROGRAM       Call or e-mail David to reserve a spot.
All of our training spots are filled until Spring 2015. and we have a long waiting list for last minute openings. We do try to prioritize our own puppy owners and past clients.
Please call to book a 2015 training spot.   It will be an honor to train for you.
Our checklist training has been a hit with our clients.
People naturally appreciate knowing exactly what will be accomplished in the started program rather than paying for training by the month
and to know that extra time is at no cost.

Training Fee for 2015 is  $1400  for the full started program.
$ 700 after the 1st month. the balance on graduation day.
( Birds not included )

NEW STUD DEKE .....joins BLAZE and BOZ

We now have access to 4 elite Sires.
DEKE    BLAZE    BOZ   and a dog to be named later after we finalize access.

He is a solid family dog who lives with his marvelous owners on the edge of The Dakotas in Fargo.

DEKE is on my Mount Rushmore of the best dogs that I have ever trained.
He is the spitting image of our beloved Phoenix.
which is as good a working conformation as you will ever find.
Short upland coat, nice taper, nice head, long nose for picking up bigger birds, rock solid pointing, and fluid movement. and Endurance,
Deke blows through barriers. is Intense about his work. straight, perked, locks on to marks with his eyes and never looses focus
DEKE has Drive which turns on and off at the right times.
He is an ideal family dog

e-mail David for a youtube link to video showing DEKE on birds. ( taken on a hot summer day, but still very informative and a good intro to DEKE )

Training dogs from all over the nation had allowed us to select outstanding genetics
Duke's True Grit, and a Kenai pup from our Amber also join Jake, Phoenix in a very small group of male dogs with something elite to offer.
Our own NITRO is certainly close to that group in his instincts

For 14 years now, We have been both very lucky,   and very good at the core of our program.

Training allows us to compare and to select at a much higher level and avoids looking just for a highly titled dog, or a color etc...

If you are considering joining the SAUK RIVER family of owners,
Or,   have a question about a   pointing labrador puppy,   started dog,   or your training needs
We are here to help.

Jane and I welcome your visit.
We look forward to serving you in   2014. and beyond

Sincerely,   David and Jane Mork

To our Family of Owners:    Thank You for Your updates!

To owners of Sauk River Dogs..   Please keep the updates coming.  

Jane and I are gratified by the number of stories we are hearing from our owners... and the response of other hunters to your dogs.
We are getting many referrals from hunters who had the opportunity to hunt with your dog.
Thank you for your continued support for what we do here.

In Fall 2013, Conditions were quite different in the midwest. another late and very wet spring kept pheasant numbers down in many areas.
Pheasant hunters in the midwest were glad to have a good dog.
After high bird numbers for a long time... those tougher years ( in some areas ) A tougher year brings out the vlaue of an excellent dog.

Sauk River Pointing Labradors pleased our owners in a variety of settings from Mexico to Canada.  
Here are some locations we have heard from this year: Game bird species are hi-lited to emphasize the diversity of success with Sauk River Dogs.

Sauk River Dogs are on  Pheasant  in The Dakotas,   Iowa,  Kansas,   Nebraska,   Montana,  Illinois,   Minnesota,   and Pennsylvania.
Sauk River Labs are pointing and retrieving   Grouse and Woodcock   in Vermont,  Maine,   Conneticut,   New York,   Quebec,   Ontario,  Wisconsin,   and Minnesota.
Our dogs are on   Quail     in Missouri,   Alabama,   Georgia,   Oklahoma, and   Texas. ...and on   Chukar  in Utah,   Washington,   California
Sauk River Dogs are working   Ducks   and   Geese   along all four flyways, from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Waterfowl,   doves   and quail   in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and across the border in Mexico.
Just look what "Jake" started, and what Blaze has inherited.

We look forward to hearing from each of you.
Our door is open for your scheduled visit.    

David Mork.

Video of a Year - old   PHOENIX x SCARLET   pup on point.

The video is 7 min long. Gauge actually points at about 4 min 30 seconds.
I had to shoot the bird while filming.     Made the shot which is rare for me!
Gauge,   who is a very good marker,   misses this mark as he heels back to me during the shot.
Gauge holds point with good control for an 11 month old dog.  
This dog was with us for 2 months of Training.   He hunts quail with his owner in his home state of Alabama.

Update From The Field #1 Koda

Update From The Field #2 Rocky

Update From The Field #3 Deke

Sauk River Retrievers is an organization Dedicated To Excellence in the breeding and training of Pointing Labradors.

Please call or e-mail or David or Jane personally if you have questions about an   upcoming litter,   started dog,   or training for your gundog.

Some of you waited nearly a year to obtain a pup in 2012-2013   We appreciate your patience as 2014 begins.  

As many will attest.... It is worth the wait to take advantage of the years of selection and testing we have been through to arrive at the quality of dogs we breed today.

We invite anyone who finds mistakes on our website to notify us.     Thank You for your feedback!

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