SAUK RIVER RETRIEVERS:... Pointing Labradors
BLAZE WITH 2 SUDDEN POINTS
GMPR MHR  "FEATHERSTORM"   SEMEN AVAILABLE :...$1500 OFA Excellent.    Elbows Normal.    EIC clear.   CNM Clear.    Prcd CLEAR.
2016 in review2016 was fun and very busy training year here.
We are training the 3rd dog now for some of our clients.
We had so many repeat customers this year for training and with the Sauk River pups
that both Jane and I both agreed that 2016 was yet another year of reconnecting with our Sauk River Family of owners
We enjoy the chance to interact with our owners, and training clients over the long term.
Nearly every training dog scheduled for 2017 is from a client whom we have worked with before.
Most of our pups this year are being placed with people who purchased from us before.
Renewing those connections is joyful.
We can almost measure our lives but the dogs who owned us in the past
and the dogs who may own us yet before we end our time afield.
Thank you for the gift of companionship and fun which you bring to these spectacular working dogs.
Jane and David are here to be of service to you.
If we can help in you with a puppy or a started dog in 2017-2018
If we can help to reach your training goals for 2018.
Please call or e-mail.
To our family of owners.
Please continue to stay in touch.
We value your feedback,
your pictures, your videos. your stories.
RAZOR   has taken over top stud-dog status here.
Razor is a 65 lb dynamo and a spectacular pointing dog
He has the same "wow" factor as Phoenix just by his looks and his presence"
Even casual visitors here can immediately spot a dog who is built right and moves right.
DEKE   will again be featured as one of our sires in 2017.
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.
Deke 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.
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.
There are limited openings for this training season. Our passion is pointing labs but David has not only trained pointing labradors from across the naiton, but has trained Vizlas, musterlanders, pudelpointers, Brittany spaniels, Golden retreivers, setters, and shorthairs. We do try to prioritize our own puppy owners and past clients... but welcome your pup no matter where it is from. so call or e-mail... we will try to work you into the schedule.
Please call to book a 2018 training spot.   It will be an honor to train for you.
Our "checklist training"" has been a hit with our clients.
People appreciate knowing exactly what will be accomplished in the started program rather than paying for training by the month
Clients appreciate knowing that extra time is at no cost.
Training Fee for 2017 is   $1400   for the full started program.
$ 700 after the 1st month. the balance on graduation day.
( Birds not included )
SAUK RIVER SIRESWorking with dogs from all over the nation had allowed us to select outstanding genetics
We now have access to 5 amazing Sires.
RAZOR,    NITRO,    DEKE,    BLAZE,    BOZ
SAUK RIVER RAZORis now the top dog here at Sauk River.
As much as Blaze and Deke knock me out with their talent and instinct...
I now lean towards Razor in most breedings.
67 lbs. Excellent Hips. EIC clear. and a phenomenal pointing dog.
I'll post a video Spring 2017.
DEKE is a brother of PHOENIX. A son of GMPR MHR SAUK RIVER FEATHERSTORM
He is a solid family dog who lives with his marvelous owners on the edge of The Dakotas in Fargo.
DEKE is on the 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 / house dog when off duty.
BOZ continues to produce excellent pups.
We have had a chance to incorporate Boz back into the plans more this year even though he contains both sides of our foundation dogs. I just received a Boz pup which I am excited to keep for the future here.
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 )
A video of Razor should be available soon. For 16 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 throughout the life of your dog.
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.
Fall 2017 is close now. Drought is here. Western Dakotas could be a problem. MN populations seem good.
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. .. also sea ducks on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Waterfowl,   doves   and quail   in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and across the border in Mexico.
Just look what "Jake" started, and what DEKE and RAZOR have inherited.
We look forward to hearing from each of you.
Our door is open for your scheduled visit.
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 2016   We appreciate your patience as we look ahead to 2017.
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.
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