Duck Season has arrived! Opening weekend was prime blue wing teal shooting, NPR's Country Comes to Town, (Toby) did a great job marking and running blinds. The second weekend saw the departure of the blue wings and the arrival of plenty of green wing teal. Lots of fun burning shells and Pistol had a couple of nice blind retrieves!
Northern Plains Dogs go 9/12 at the Land of Lakes HRC Test! Dogs handled by Northern Plains Retrievers passed two Finished tests and nine Started tests, and earned three titles at
Kelly Farms September 6th and 7th.
Northern Plains Dogs go 10/10 at the Jim River HRC Test! Northern Plains dogs earned two more Started Hunting Retriever titles and Kobi passed his fourth Seasoned test in a row! Congratulations to Kobi's owners, Jeff and Annette Travis of New London, MN! Kudos to the Jim River Hunting Retriever Club for a successful inaugural hunt!!
Northern Plains Dogs go 16/16 at the Dakota HRC Test! Northern Plains dogs had things go their way as they collected two Started Hunting Retriever titles and two Hunting Retriever titles enroute to a perfect record for the weekend in Henry, SD July 26th and 27th.
Northern Plains Dogs go 12/14 at Prairie Lakes HRC Test! Dogs trained or handled by Northern Plains Retrievers passed a total of five Started tests, five Seasoned tests, and two Finished tests at Elk Lake Heritage Preserve outside of Hoffman, MN July 12th and 13th.
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!
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 puppy 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.