2017 was fun and very busy training year here.
We are training the 3rd dog now for some of our clients.
We had so many repeat customers this year for training and with the Sauk River pups
that both Jane and I both agreed that 2018 will be again a year of reconnecting with our Sauk River Family of owners
We enjoy the chance to interact with our owners, and training clients over the long term.
Nearly every training dog scheduled for 2018 belongs to a client whom we have worked with before.
Most of our pups this year are being placed with people who purchased from us before.
Renewing those connections is joyful.
We can almost measure our lives but the dogs who owned us in the past
and the dogs who may own us yet before we end our time afield.
Thank you for the gift of companionship and fun which you bring to these spectacular working dogs.
Jane and David are here to be of service to you.
If we can help in you with a puppy or a started dog in 2018-2019
If we can help to reach your training goals for 2018.
Please call or e-mail.
To our family of owners.
Please continue to stay in touch.
We value your feedback,
your pictures, your videos. your stories.
1. SAUK RIVER KING    x    SAUK RIVER ASPEN          Bl / Yl  pups.    Due Jan.  29,  2019
2. GMPR OLE    x                  SAUK RIVER TRINITY       Bl / Yl  pups.    anticipated in March,  2019
SAUK RIVER SIRES
Working with dogs from all over the nation had allowed us to select outstanding genetics
SAUK RIVER "KING"
We finally have a new sire we think is worthy of succeeding Jake, Phoenix, Boz, and Deke.
Being selective is not always quick, and can be expensive. but choosing a really good male is worth the wait.
"King" is a product of the best dogs we have owned and trained.
As of August 2018... KING ! will be a featured sire.
We are excited for our owners and excited to be training his pups soon.
King is raised and trained by David, and is owned by Dan Zajac.
GMPR COOPERSTOWN "OLE"
Owned by Eric Morken, and identified / trained by Troy Benson... Ole has produced fantastic pups for our owners.
He is the featured sire for our two summer litters.
Check the upcoming litter page often for updates.
If deposits look full,   please call David or Jane.
We sometimes have a "phantom litter" which is not advertised, in order to help folks get a pup.
GUNDOG   TRAINING   PROGRAM       Call or e-mail David to reserve a spot. There are limited openings for summer 2018. Our passion is pointing labs but David has not only trained pointing labradors from across the nation, but has trained Vizlas, musterlanders, pudelpointers, Brittany spaniels, Golden retreivers, setters, and shorthairs, and wirehairs. We do try to prioritize our own puppy owners and past clients... but welcome your pup no matter where it is from. so call or e-mail... we will try to work you into the schedule.
Please call to book a 2018-19 training spot.   It will be an honor to train for you.
Our "checklist training"" has been a hit with our clients.
People appreciate knowing exactly what will be accomplished in the started program rather than paying for training by the month
Clients appreciate knowing that extra time is at no cost.
Training Fee for 2018 is   $1400   for the full started program.
$ 700 after the 1st month. the balance on graduation day.
( Birds not included )
For 16 years now, We have been both very lucky,   and very good at the core of our program.
Training allows us to compare and to select at a much higher level and avoids looking just for a highly titled dog, or a color etc...
If you are considering joining the SAUK RIVER family of owners,
Or,   have a question about a   pointing labrador puppy,   started dog,   or your training needs
We are here to help.
Jane and I welcome your visit.
We look forward to serving you throughout the life of your dog.
Sincerely,   David and Jane Mork
To our Family of Owners:    Thank You for Your updates!
To owners of Sauk River Dogs..   Please keep the updates coming.
Jane and I are gratified by the number of stories we are hearing from our owners... and the response of other hunters to your dogs.
We are getting many referrals from hunters who had the opportunity to hunt with your dog.
Thank you for your continued support for what we do here.
Fall 2017 is close now. Drought is here. Western Dakotas could be a problem. MN populations seem good.
Sauk River Pointing Labradors pleased our owners in a variety of settings from Mexico to Canada.
Here are some locations we have heard from this year: Game bird species are hi-lited to emphasize the diversity of success with Sauk River Dogs.
Sauk River Dogs are on  Pheasant  in The Dakotas,   Iowa,  Kansas,   Nebraska,   Montana,  Illinois,   Minnesota,   and Pennsylvania.
Sauk River Labs are pointing and retrieving   Grouse and Woodcock   in Vermont,  Maine,   Conneticut,   New York,   Quebec,   Ontario,  Wisconsin,   and Minnesota.
Our dogs are on   Quail     in Missouri,   Alabama,   Georgia,   Oklahoma, and   Texas. ...and on   Chukar  in Utah,   Washington,   California
Sauk River Dogs are working   Ducks   and   Geese   along all four flyways, from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. .. also sea ducks on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Waterfowl,   doves   and quail   in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and across the border in Mexico.
Just look what "Jake" started, and what DEKE and RAZOR have inherited.
We look forward to hearing from each of you.
Our door is open for your scheduled visit.
Video of a Year - old   PHOENIX x SCARLET   pup on point.
The video is 7 min long. Gauge actually points at about 4 min 30 seconds.
I had to shoot the bird while filming.     Made the shot which is rare for me!
Gauge,   who is a very good marker,   misses this mark as he heels back to me during the shot.
Gauge holds point with good control for an 11 month old dog.
This dog was with us for 2 months of Training.   He hunts quail with his owner in his home state of Alabama.