SAUK RIVER RETRIEVERS:... World Class Pointing Labradors
POSTED NOV 16th, 2013
SCARLET x PHOENIX FEMALE PUP  available Nov. 16th.     $1200... age 16 weeks.    SOLD
CPR "BELLA" FOR SALE    $4000 with breeding rights. Bella is a 3 year old fox red female with 5 months of professional training.
She is a daughter of Phoenix.
OFA Excellent.  Elbows Normal.  EIC Clear by testing.
Bella is a family raised,  well mannered,  quiet dog.
Bella has hunted Grouse and woodcock in Michigan, Pheasants in the Dakotas.
Call David at 320-859-5463
SCARLET FOR SALE    $2500 with breeding rights.    SCARLET IS SOLD
GMPR MHR  "JAKE"   FROZEN SEMEN NOW AVAILABLE :...$1000 OFA Excellent.    Elbows Normal.    EIC clear.   CNM Clear.    Prcd CLEAR.
HOLIDAY SEASON   2013-2014Happy Thanksgiving.
We hope that Turkey is not the only excellent bird to grace your table this fall / winter.
Jane and I wish everyone in our Sauk River Family... and all of you newcomers as well..
A Thanksgiving filled with family and a chance to relax.
Low bird numbers in pheasant country has produced some interesting feedback.
More than ever it is important to have a good dog.
That staunch point which allows a youth or older hunter particularly to walk in and make the most of an opportunity...
is now an even more valued trait.
The first Blaze pups are old enough that we are getting pictures and feedback.
Repeatedly owners are telling us... first bird = first point.
On the home front we are seeing Blaze pups having the classic lab look with very nice heads, dark pigment, and hard wired instincts.
See our upcoming litters page for a few pictures.
Of special interest to us is that the Blaze pups have also been very early developers in terms of training.
One of the reasons that the late Jake ( Sauk River Featherstorm's ) pups were so popular was that very quick desire to please and ability to learn.
There is a snowball effect when early success happens. Quick growth in ability and a multiplication of fun for the owner.
Of all of Jakes great traits.. that was probably the most important for our owners...
and the reason that SAUK RIVER pups are in such demand.
We are thankful for the chance to interact with you.
Thankful for our shared passion for the outdoors and for family.
Thankful for the gift of some of the very best pointing labs on earth being right here in our kennel.
Some Winter 2014 litters are posted now.
Updates will continue through Thanksgiving weekend.
Check back 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 Jan 2014. Please call to be on a waiting list or to reserve for winter / spring 2014.   It will be an honor to train for you.
Our checklist training has been a hit with our clients.  Our Clients appreciate knowing what will be accomplished for their training dollar,
and to know that extra time is at no cost.
Training Fee for 2014 remains unchanged.   $1200   for our started program.
$600 Payable after month 1 of training.   The remainder payable at the completion of the training checklist.
( Birds not included )
NEW STUD BLAZE...... Pictures and video coming soon.For 13 years now, We have been both very lucky,   and very good at the core of our program.
Few realize how tough it is to select good dogs for an improvement based program...particularly stud dogs.
Finding a stud to continue what we found in Jake and Phoenix has been frustrating.
For years We have found and sold lots of good males ...Choosing to wait for a Great male to carry our brand forward.
Finding an outstanding male with Jake not as a parent or grandparent has been a long,   long  journey.
This fall we have finally found a male who is a true gem.
This,  on our 14th try.
With a pointing instinct nearly identical to the late Sauk River's Featherstorm ( Jake ).
He is a dog with a fantastic nose who points waaaay off the bird and locks on first scent.
He is an athletic STRONG barn-burner of an upland dog.
He is a strong marking dog who will work until he can't move.
Blaze is a three year - old dog who is absolutely the featured stud here at SAUK RIVER.
We are organizing our future around this dog.   He is that good.
After a frustrating slog through mediocrity in trying to find a gem...
We, and our future owners have been blessed a second time.
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 2012, Conditions were quite different in the midwest. lots of traditional cover areas in the Dakotas were being burned or hayed.
Over and Over we heard how this year, more than ever... 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.
Video of a Year - old   PHOENIX x SCARLET   pup on point.Scarlet will be bred to Phoenix for the final time spring 2013 ( May = best estimate for breeding date )...
Call David or Jane if you want to be on that list.
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 2011 / 2012.   We appreciate your patience as 2013 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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