Sauk River Pointing Labradors:
S A U K    R I V E R    L I T T E R S
T e n    Pups    Born    November 10th.    S i x   males.    F o u r  females
Going to new homes   Saturday,  December   3 0
4x GMPR   R O Y   MH,  QAA     x    SAUK  RIVER    R A V E N
Males             ...  $1500           As of   November 14th.   2023        All 6 Males are spoken for.
Due Dec. 7th, 2023
All - Yellow litter sired by an outstanding son of GMPR MHR Sauk River Featherstorm
SAUK RIVER   C H A S E     x    SAUK RIVER   T R A C E
Males             ...  $1500           As of   NOV.  29,   2023                   5   Males are Spoken for.             Please contact David to be on a waiting list
* 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
"C H A S E"   a direct son of our foundation dog.
C H A S E :   75lbs,  Strong,   Fast,   I n t e n s e
Hard-Wired for Birds, Chase has a huge prey drive and would flatten small trees going after a bird
Chase is Hard-Wired to point. This past winter, Deep snow created a need to keep our training ducks in the dog kennel building ...near the crates.
Each time Chase exited or entered the shed he locked up on a hard point on those ducks.
I would need to go get him in order to crate him for the night.
He is a   S T A U N C H !   lock - down pointer like his legendary father.
Hips:   OFA GOOD.     Elbows:   OFA NORMAL.     CERF  CLEAR
C H A S E   is   C l e a r....  for all   1 7 8   Genetic health tests from "Embark" DNA testing.
Clear results include:   E I C,  Prcd / P R A... ( clear of genes for retinal dysplasia / progressive rod cone degeneration ) ...  OSD1,   OSD2,  HNPK  .... and all other tests on the panel
T R A C E :    Gentle,   Quiet,    Biddable,  and  Blocky
She pointed her very first bird and every bird after.
Trace has a calm mouth, and is relaxed and calm when not working
Trace's Mother is a dog we absolutely love.
"Abigail"   is an untitled dog who lives in Eastern Montana where she is a pheasant hunting legend.
Her heritage traces to Tiger Mountain dogs.
Abigail has stayed with us a few times.
We have owned 4 of her pups. ... and have kept two grand-daughters as well
OFA GOOD.   ELBOWS NORMAL.   CERF CLEAR Jan.   2020.   EIC  CLEAR.   PRA CLEAR.   Prcd carrier
Pups from CHASE and TRACE have a zero percent chance of presenting with hereditary EIC.
Pups from CHASE and TRACE have a zero percent chance of presenting with CNM.
Pups from CHASE and TRACE have a zero percent chance of presenting with Prcd, PRA, HNPK, or either form of dwarfism.
Pups from the first Chase X Trace litter turned out to be
Wonderful working dogs.   Perfect mouth habits.   Endless retreive desire.   Very good pointing dogs.
Wonderful Family dogs.   Gentle.  Personable.  Easy to be around.
Quick Learners... I have trained three of them, and reccommend this litter highly.
Blacks and Yellows anticipated in February... ( best charted estimate )   Anticipated take home Take Home in May, 2024
4xGMPR " J A X " MH   x    SAUK  RIVER   R U S H
Males             ...  $1500           As of   November 29th   2023,          2 Males are spoken for             Male      #3  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.
2024   SAUK RIVER PRICES:*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.
GENETIC TESTINGWe 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.
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) 859-5463 or 320-491-7880.    firstname.lastname@example.org