Sauk River Pointing Labradors, Upcoming Litters


Sauk River Pup 3 mo. old

Sauk River Pointing Labradors:


S A U K    R I V E R    L I T T E R S

W I N T E R ,  2 0 2 4 

Nine pups Born Dec. 4th,   2023      

Going to new homes   Saturday,  January    2 0 ,    2024  

sired by an outstanding son of GMPR MHR Sauk River Featherstorm


Males             ...  $1500           As of   November.  29,   2023                   All 5   Males are spoken for.                       

Females         ...  $1500           As of   November.  29,    2023                  All 4  Females are spoken for.            

* Please note: prices listed are gundog prices, limited AKC registration is included at this price. Please call to discuss possible full registration and price with breeding rights. * Please note: prices listed do not include MN state sales tax of 0.0738. All transactions, including cash transactions made in the state are subject to this tax. * No Sales tax on dogs shipped out of State via air.

Pups from the first chase x Trace litter


Yellow litter Due Feb. 8th,  2024    ............. Target take-home date is Saturday, March 30th   2024


Males             ...  $1500           As of   January 5th:    4  Males are spoken for                          

Females         ...  $1500           As of    December 18:   5  Females are spoken for                         

* Please note: prices listed are gundog prices, limited AKC registration is included at this price.   Please call to discuss possible full registration and price with breeding rights.
* Please note: prices listed do not include MN state sales tax of   0.07375.   All transactions, including cash transactions made in the state are subject to this tax. 
* No Sales tax on dogs shipped out of State via air.  

K I N G  is one of the all time best instinctive pointing labs I have trained.

a Gorgeous mid sized dog at 70 lbs...KING is an excellent athlete.

He has outstanding drive, Yet is very biddable.

King is a house dog in St. Paul, and an outstanding pheasant hunter.

You can see a video of King in our upland field when he was here earlier in the year.

King is a very good water dog, although his owner, Dan Zajac, does not use him to hunt waterfowl

Hips:   OFA GOOD.   Elbows: OFA NORMAL.     CERF CLEAR   2018.   CNM CLEAR.   PRA/ Prcd CLEAR.   EIC CARRIER.

HNPK CLEAR / Retinal Dysplasia CLEAR.   OSD1 ( oculoskeletal dwarfism1 ) CLEAR.   OSD2 CLEAR      


Daughter of Grand Master Pointing Lab,
GMPR,    Coopertown Ole along with some of the biggest names in the business in her pedigree     

River is a 50 pound performer... who works with a purpose.
She is a goer   with an off switch,   .
When birds are involved she has a high working energy non-stop... and a strong pointing instinct. I have trained a few of River's pups. They have been outstanding.
This pairing of River and King is a repeat and a solid breeding. It is always nice having pups come back in for training so that we can see first hand what our breeding produce.
Call, or e-mail to reserve.

OFA GOOD.   ELBOWS NORMAL.   CERF CLEAR Jan.   2017. EIC Clear by parentage. PRA/ Prcd Clear by parentage

Pups from KING and River have a zero percent chance of presenting with hereditary EIC.
Pups from KING and River have a zero percent chance of inheriting CNM.
Pups from KING and River have a zero percent chance of inheriting PRA, HNPK, or either form of dwarfism.

Below you will find video of KING holding long points on two birds,

River x King pup named 'R I O " on his first birds'

e-mail David and Jane if you would like to reserve a pup:

Blacks and Yellows Due late February...

Anticipated take home Take Home in Late April, 2024

4xGMPR " J A X " MH   x    SAUK  RIVER   R U S H

Males             ...  $1500           As of   Dec. 18th   2023,          3 Males are spoken for             Male      #4  is available for deposit.               

Females         ...  $1500           As of   Dec. 18th   2023,          4 Females are spoken for         Female  #5  is available for deposit.     

J A X   has sired a litter with Rush before.

We are pairing Rush with Jax again due to overwhelming positive feedback on temperament and performance from previous owners.

One owner called his Rush x Jax pup " an Angel in the home and a non-stop bird - hunting demon in the upland ".

At the time of that first breeding, Jax trainer told me that Jax is the best dog he has ever trained.

Athletic, Loaded with instinct, and very biddable... Jax traits that don't just complement Rush traits... ...He doubles - down on Rush's traits.

Rush x Jax pups strong hunting instincts combined with companionship temperament are consistent, and outstanding.

J A X   Health - Clearances:

Hips:   OFA  GOOD.    Elbows:  OFA NORMAL.      CNM CLEAR.      PRA/ Prcd CLEAR.

OSD2 CLEAR.       EIC CLEAR.      

SAUK RIVER  R U S H   is a beautiful, Light Yellow female.

She is the 2nd best instinctive pointing female I have ever owned.

Rush is a Sister of our well known stud dog "King" ( see video above )

Rush is an even better pointing dog than her brother King.

Great off-Switch. Hard wired bird-intensity. Calm mouth.

Rush is a lean, wiry 50 lb light yellow dog, while

JAX is a blocky 65 lb black dog.

R U S H   Health - Clearances:

Hips:   OFA  GOOD.    Elbows:  OFA NORMAL.      CNM: CLEAR.      PRA/ Prcd CLEAR.

HNPK   CLEAR.          Retinal Dysplasia CLEAR.     OSD1 CLEAR.      OSD2 CLEAR.

EIC CLEAR.      


*Our prices are "gundog" prices. We have intentionally set prices below market value as a service to our customers.

Dogs sold at this price are sold with a limited AKC registration as "non-breeding dogs".

If you are interested in breeding your dog,   please inquire about price.   Thank you.

*Litters sired by a stud outside of our kennel will carry a price that reflects the stud fee and travel involved.

*Purchasers please note: The prices above do not include...

MN state sales tax of   0.0738   applies to all pups and started dogs.

No Sales tax charged on dogs shipped out of State via airline.

All transactions made in the state are subject to the sales tax.

Our 2024 prices should again allow most hunters to look at obtaining an outstanding pointing labrador from the Sauk River program.


We know the genetic status of each sire and dame used at Sauk River Retrievers well enough to produce pups which have
Z E R O chance of inheriting the vast majority of known hereditary diseases common in labradors

These diseases include the two most common genetic disorders in labradors

1. EIC ( Exercise induced Collapse )
Research suggests that about 18% of labradors carry a recessive gene for this trait

2. PRA-prcd ( progressive retinal atrophy) (progressive rod / cone degeneration )
Research suggests that about 12.5% of labradors carry the recessive gene for this disease

Test results from our preferred test vendor also allow us to avoid
over 100 of the other most common known or suspected genetic conditions which affect Labrador Retrievers
Genetic tests from our vendor also help us to maintain enough genetic diversity as we pair sire and dame.

Sauk River Retrievers   is committed to providing
the most valuable genetic information that we can bring to our family of owners.


Sauk River Selected Breedings 2023

2022 again saw nearly all Sauk River Pups spoken for prior to the whelp. We know that many of you waited up to a year for your pup. Jane and I appreciate your trust in what we are doing. We know that it will be worth the wait. We value your feedback. We have spent time in the field with new dogs nearly every day this year this year. There are some exciting new options coming up. Jane and I will continue to evaluate and select options for obtaining a Sauk River Pointing Lab in 2022 - 23.

To reserve a Sauk River Pointing Lab puppy in 2023 :
Send a $200 deposit.
The balance is due when your pup goes home.

We can safely ship pups all over the world and are glad to make arrangements for you.
Call or e-mail David or Jane for details.

If pre-whelp deposits have filled, ask about getting on the waiting list for extra pups.

The Sauk River Breeding program: A Service to Hunters.

Sauk River Retrievers is committed to providing Premier Gundogs at a price that the general public can afford.
Price doesn't determine quality. Titles don't determine quality. Genes and rearing practices determine quality.
Selecting quality traits is our #1 service to our new owners. Anyone can count GMPR's and FC's in a pedigree. We make every effort to stay true to finding the dogs with the traits that hunters value. Dogs that people will be successful with. That means we buy and evaluate a lot of dogs each year. We also see dogs from all over the country. in our training program. By working with dogs from breeding programs throughout the country, we certainly have an increased ability to evaluate what is really good in the pointing lab world. That's what the Sauk River program is about. Selecting the best genetics in the PL world. You get what you breed for, not what you pay for. We aren't afraid to purchase dogs with no titles, or breed to studs with lower titles. If their traits are better...we want that dog in our program. Sauk River Retrievers is out to provide a service to our new owners. That service is to sort through and select the best possible set of traits for an outstanding pointing retriever. Sauk River prices may not be as high as some. Rest assured...Your Sauk River Labrador is bred to be a premier gundog.

The Sauk River Rearing / socialization Program: A good thing made better.

As a person who buys many pups each year to evaluate,...I am less concerned about my pick in the litter than in how the pups are reared and socialized. Jane is able to spend a great deal of time with our pups...getting them used to positive touch and being handled....spotting any dominance / submissive issues and regrouping pups accordingly. Pups are exposed to various people, vehicles, obstacles, surfaces, noises...and of course birds. Jane has become very good at what she does. She is allowing owners to experience an even better start with their young Sauk River pup. I trust Jane to choose all Sauk River pups right now. You can trust her socialization / early start program for your upcoming puppy.

As 2023 proceeds...  We remain proud of our planned breedings.   Jane and I have worked to keep prices within reach of the majority of hunters.   Our pricing is a committment to the average hunter who wants to access the best Pointing lab breedings in the nation.   If you are looking for breeding stock,   or have plans to breed your dog,   please talk with us about your plans.     We are excited to have some of our pups in other breeding programs. but we will be selective. Sauk River obtains OFA and CERF certification or prelims on parents.   Pups have shots,   anti-coccida,   anti giardia meds,   Superdog stimulation from days 3-16,   full socialization,   dews removed.   We back our pups with the     SAUK   RIVER   GUARANTEE.

Koda: Jake x Sundance Cassie: Jake x Sundance

How deposits work.

Most often, our litters are sold by deposit before the dogs are bred.

* Your deposit is your commitment. It is important that you are sure.
* Your deposit of $200 will be cashed and deposited to keep your records current.
* You must choose to deposit on either a male or female. You may switch gender, but only behind other depositors on the list.
* The deposit counts toward the purchase price of the pup.
* If a pup of the gender you deposited on is not produced... Your deposit is refunded or you can switch it to another litter.
* The First depositors on male and female may choose their own pup if they are able to be present during scheduled pickup time. I will choose for everyone else based upon traits desired by the depositor. I match pups in the order of deposit. Please send a note with your deposit. List the gender you chose. List traits in the order of importance.
* Please keep in mind the order of pick has little to do with how great your pup is going to turn out. Much more important is THE TIME YOU SPEND with it after you pick it up and of course the single most important factor is the breeding. We always say if you want a great dog forget color and pick order and just look at the traits the parents are bringing into the breeding.

example of traits list:

prefer lighter yellow...keep in mind in a mixed color litter we do not take deposits on color... you prefer yellow but would be great with a black or vise versa
prefer blocky head
prefer strong chance of pointing
prefer a bold pup

David and Jane Mork,   14062 170th Street.   Osakis, MN 56360.     320-491-7880.