Northern Plains Retrievers - Complete Gun Dog Retriever Training - Madison, Minnesota

Parkers Prairie, MN

Training and Breeding
Gun Dogs
That Can Do It All.



Puppy Program Openings!  We are taking a limited number of dogs for our Puppy Program in December and January.  This training program focuses on obedience, collar-conditioning, and introduction to birds, guns, and water (in-season).  Give us a call for more information or to get your dog started in training!

HRCH Boss MH x SHR Molly Puppies are Here!   Seven chocolate pups born October 27th.  Check out our Litters page for more information.

Congratulations to trainer Bill Autrey and Le' Grande Boss!  Bill handled Boss to his first Master National pass, and he is owned by Bill and Geri Autrey.  Boss is the sire to our most recent litter. 

Northern Plains Dogs Pass 10/13 at Jim River!  The dogs passed 5 Finished tests and 5 Started tests at the Jim River HRC Hunt Test held August 8th and 9th at Lynn Lake Lodge by Webster, SD.  Congratulations to Jeff Travis, as his dog Kobi earned his HRC Hunting Retriever Champion title! Toby, owned by Pete McGinty, and our dog Train, also picked up Finished passes on the weekend.  Our dogs Tori and Faith earned their Started Hunting Retriever titles as well.

Northern Plains Dogs Pass 9/12 at Dakota HRC Test!  The dogs passed 3 Finished tests and 6 Started tests at the Dakota HRC test held by Henry, SD July 25th and 26th.  Kobi picked up another Finished pass and now needs only one more for his Hunting Retreiver Champion title, he is owned by Jeff Travis of New London, MN.

Northern Plains Dogs go 13/14 at Prairie Lakes HRC!  Northern Plains dogs passes 6 Finished tests and 7 Started tests at the Prairie Lakes HRC Hunt Test held July 11th and 12th at Elk Lake Heritage Preserve in Hoffman, MN.  Thanks to Ed and Nettie for their gracious hosting!

CongratulationsTo Jessie's sire, FC Crow Rivers Lucky to the Max, for making it to the 6th series of the 2014 National Retriever Open!!

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!

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 complete Professional Gun Dog Training for your retriever.  Whether you want your dog to become a superior retriever for hunting waterfowl, or you are looking for a gun dog trainer to develop your dog into a great upland hunter, 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.  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.  Many of the dogs we breed are from pointing labrador bloodlines and either point themselves or throw pointing lab pups.  We love to get these pups back for training due to their strong instincts, great noses, and intelligence.  Simply put, they are a pleasure to train.  The disposition of these dogs makes them as fine a family dog as they will be a hunting companion.  We have one chocolate puppy available from our Boss x Molly litter.  You can find more information on that litter, and check out our Upcoming Breedings, on our Litters page.   

In the market for a Trained Retriever?  We occasionally have labs for sale that have been through one of our gun dog training programs.  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 gone through our Puppy Program.  Started dogs will have been force-fetched and gone through the rest of our Started Program.  Finished dogs will have gone through our Finished Program and learned to handle on blind retrieves and retrieve multiple marks.  No matter what level you choose, once you have hunted with a trained retriever, you'll never want to hunt with anything else!  We currently have one trained dog for sale, to find out more about Buck click on Started Dogs . 

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48828 Co. Hwy 6
Parkers Prairie, MN, MN 56361
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