The great advantage to buying a trained dog is that you get to see exactly how well the dog can hunt, how obedient it is, and it's disposition towards people, before you buy it. You know exactly what you're getting, no surprises. We feel that you should be able to take a Started dog out hunting and expect it to do a good job for you right from the start, and we train them with that expectation in mind.
The Started dogs that we offer for sale are dogs that we have raised from puppies. These dogs have been through the training we use for our Started Training Program, including:
- early socialization
- on and off-leash obedience
- introduction to birds, the gun, and water
- force fetch
- collar conditioning
- steadiness training
- many land marks
- many water marks
- upland work on quartering, flushing, and retrieving
SIRE: FC Blackwater’s Last Resort
DAM: Max Your Time Power Ranger QAA
Tori is a smaller, very athletic female. She earned her HRC Started Hunting Retriever title in 2015. She has spent three seasons guiding pheasant hunts at Paul Nelson Farm by Gettysburg, SD, and has retrieved hundreds of birds in that time. Tori is very intelligent, loves attention, and loves to hunt. She is not a barker, she is clean in her kennel, and would probably make a good house dog. We are selling her because she has only come into season twice, and is not working out for our breeding program. Please give us a call if you have further questions.
Hips: Penn Hip 90th% | Eyes: Clear | EIC: Clear | CNM: Clear
Sophie is a 1 year old, smaller female. She went through our Started Training Program in the summer of 2018, so she is force-fetched, collar-conditioned to the obedience commands, and has retrieved birds on land and out of the water. Sophie is steady to shot, has run through decoys on land and water, run out of a ground blind, and run off a Ruff Stand. She has flushed and retrieved birds in the upland as well.
Sophie has a nice attitude around people and eats up attention. At the same time, her instincts and training will make her excel in the field.
We expect Sophie to top out at 40-45 lbs lbs when she fully matures.
Opening Day 2011 - five man Stottler family limit. All retrieves by HRCH Train MH!