Hunt Test Dogs! We will be running a fair number of HRC and AKC hunt tests this summer. This is a great way to advance your dog's skills and keep them sharp and in shape. Give us a call if you are interested in having us train and handle your dog to a title!
Congratulations! To Jessie's sire, Crow Rivers Lucky to the Max, who recently won the open stake at a field trial in Georgia to earn his Field Champion title. Congrats also to Lucky's owner, Roger Weller of Crow River Retrievers!
New Dog! We have added a new dog to our breeding program. Check out Jessie's Pedigree and Pics on her new webpage!
Check out - the new additions to our Photo Gallery!
Jack x Sammy Litter Arrives! - All Sold. Thanks to the new owners!
Toby Northern Plains MVP in Nebraska! Toby stepped on all eight marks to pass both Started Tests at the Elkhorn Valley HRC Test in Norfolk, NE August
24th and 25th. He went 4/4 this summer to earn his HRC Started Hunting Retriever title. NPR dogs went 8/8 on the weekend with Pistol and Twist also earning their SHR titles and Train earning two more Finished passes.
Northern Plains Retrievers Dogs go 7/8 at the Dakota HRC! Toby, Pistol, and Twist each passed two Started Tests, and Train passed one Finished Test at the Dakota HRC Hunt Test in Henry, SD. Click on our Hunt Test icon to see more info. on these tests.
Train Passes Two at Prairie Lakes HRC! It was a good weekend for Train as he passed both the Saturday Finished Test and the Sunday Finished Test at Elk Lake Shooting Preserve in Hoffman, MN.
HRCH Roux's Northern Plains Express MH Standing at Stud! Give us a call if you have a female you would like to breed to Train. He is a great combination of talent and trainability, plus he has thrown point in his previous litters. Train now has frozen semen available if a natural breeding isn't possible. Click on our Males Page to find more information and pictures.
We provide superior Professional Gun Dog Training for your retriever. Whether you are looking for a gun dog trainer to develop your dog into an extraordinary waterfowl retreiver or a great upland dog, or both, you'll find excellence in training at Northern Plains Retrievers. We offer a number of different training programs and we will customize your dog's program to fit the type of hunting that you do. If you have a young retriever, we also have a puppy program to go along with our more advanced training programs. To see the details of each program click on Retriever Training.
Are you interested in Pointing Labrador Puppies? Looking for a labrador retriever puppy bred for drive and companionship? We offer a few select breedings a year that will produce black, chocolate, and yellow lab pups. We produce dogs with drive, a cooperative attitude, good looks and conformation, strength, and brains. In other words, we want to produce dogs that have it all! We love to get these pups back for training due to their strong instincts, great noses, and high level of intelligence. Simply put, they are a pleasure to train! The disposition of one of these dogs will make it as fine a family dog as it is a hunting dog, they have a strong desire to please. Many of our dogs that we breed are from pointing lab bloodlines and either point themselves, or throw pointing lab pups. Click on Litters to see the puppies we have available for sale.
In the market for a Trained Retriever? We occasionally have labs for sale that have been through our gun dog training programs. These are dogs we have usually raised ourselves and worked with since they were weaned. Depending on their age and the level of training they have achieved, we will sell them as Started Pups, Started Dogs, or Finished Dogs. Started pups will have their obedience training and will have been introduced to birds, the gun, and water (season permitting). Started dogs will then go on to be force-fetched and collar-conditioned. They will have had a lot of opportunities to see and retrieve marks on land and water, and flush and retrieve many birds in the upland field. Finished dogs will then go on to learn how to be handled to blind retrieves and to retrieve multiple marks. Once you have hunted with a trained retriever, you'll never want to hunt with anything else! To see the trained dogs we have available for sale click on Started Dogs or Finished Dogs.