I have been meaning to send you a note to tell you how happy I am with
Pete. He was by far the easiest to train dog I have worked with so far.
I started hunting him last year at 5 months old and he was just a
natural. By 7 months old he was holding point rock solid even if the
bird was moving around. I know when I had talked to you for the first
time you were very confident that your dogs are outstanding in the field
and also as a family member. I would gladly talk to anyone of your soon
to be customers if they need some re-insurance that your kennel has
outstanding dogs. I have attached a few pictures for you. One of him on
a rock solid point at 8 months old at Des Plaines conservation area.
It is hard to believe
turns 1 year old today. I wanted to take a moment
and thank you. We have been very pleased with his
demeanor and instinctive hunting skills. Onyx stays
out most of the time and is very well behaved in our
You did a very nice job of training him.I was watching Bird Dog Circuit and the
comment was made about German Shorthair Pointers not
being good retrieving dogs without being forced to
retrieve. This is not the case with Onyx.He will play ‘Fetch it up’ and ‘Bring it
here’ all day long. I attribute this to your work
with him at such a young age.
As you may recall, we paid for additional training.
When we were discussing this, you had a list of
items you normally worked on. In conjunction with
your list, I asked to ensure he was accustomed to
gun fire and I didn’t want to be embarrassed when I
was out hunting with others who had experienced
dogs. You exceeded my expectations. He went hunting
11 times last year. Onyx did very well the first
time out and continually improved each time. He is a
close hunter, works the field back and forth, and
retrieves, even a 50+ yard retrieve on one hunt.
Impressive for a pup that was only 5 months old.
My wife and I are very pleased and I wanted to take
a moment to thank you. I have thanked God many times
for my wife finding you on the internet. In
addition, we appreciated you letting us come and
visit him on a weekly basis and for the DVD of Onyx.
He is a family dog, but has a very close bond with
my wife. It is great. Please feel free to use my
wife and I as a reference. We absolutely love Onyx
and he has been perfect, serving as a family pet and
all business when it comes to hunting. I can’t wait
to get him this fall.
Ben & Lisa
Just wanted to write you a quick note to let you
know that Easton is doing well. He is a little over
6 months old now and we are very pleased with him.
His temperament is great, in fact a lot less hyper
than I anticipated. He is a big fan of ice cubes,
deer horns, and being a lap dog. He is weighing in
at 43 pounds already, so I think he'll be a pretty
good sized dog. We have a few things to work on, but
listens pretty well. Shed hunting is still a goal of
ours, which means we'll likely start training soon.
I have attached 3 of our favorite pictures of him.
Gaven & Tracy
Jazzy has been with me for one year today and I couldn't be happier with
the dog she's become. She is full of personality, yet enjoys her down
time and is the least hyper of the last 4 Shorthairs I've owned.
As we both know, Shorthairs are not big bad guard dogs. But the other
day a repair guy came to fix my awning and Jazzy was having NONE of it.
I took this video clip because it is the only time I've EVER seen her
hair stand on end. She definitely protects me, but is a real sweetheart
with kids, family and friends.
Hope all is well by you. I continue to tell people that a Mabe shorthair
is the only dog I'll own.
Gibson's reaction to first
This T and Queeny's pup 1-7-12. Pastor Bill here. Last
night Gibson saw his first lightning bug. 5 times a day with obedience
and hunting. High praise. Beautiful gun loving pup good companion. Soon
I'll b contacting u about a pheasant to fetch.
Bella gets the point.
Just wanted to let you know how Bodie is doing. We
are very pleased with him and he is a fast learner.
So far Bodie is the smartest and calmest shorthair
that I have ever had. At 19 weeks he is house
trained and I have a shock collar but haven't had to
use it. He loves working with the wing and I can't
wait to see how he does this fall. I'll include a
pic of him.
Just wanted to thank you for your suggestions about how to put a little
weight on Jazzy. I followed your directions and gradually increased her
food by a little bit everyday. We were at the vet yesterday and her
weight was 33.5 pounds, an increase of 2.5 pounds. She has filled out
nicely and both the vet and I are pleased with the way she looks. She is
petite but well-rounded.
She is a very good girl with me, but you should see her turn on the
charm when she is around a man. She is the biggest flirt ever! I had a
family friend over the other night and she was literally sprawled across
his lap and licking his ears looking for all kinds of attention. She
turns into a complete hussy, lol. It's almost embarrassing the way she
I'm still trying to capture a good video of her watching you on the
computer. She watches and literally cries when she hears your voice.
It's no mystery to me why she loves men so much!
Up until a few weeks ago Jazzy never barked. But she recently has found
her voice and seems to love playing guard dog. Her bark is definitely
worse than her bite! All in all I couldn't be happier with her. Thanks
for always being available to answer my questions.
I just thought you would like to know we really love our
Elle. She is getting comfortable around us and our other
dog. Elle is still pointing and is great on the leash
for all of us.She will
come when I call, no problems.
We just wanted to express our thanks for
bringing Mabe’s Sir Bentley B (formerly Magic Male #2) into our
lives. He is an extremely intelligent and well behaved. He is great
addition to the family. He loves roaming the yard, is well behaved
inside, and great with the kids. We’ve received nothing but
compliments on how beautiful and well behaved he is. We’ve included
a few recent photos.
Pete and Hollie
Just wanted to let you know how Bodie is doing.
We are very pleased with him and he is a fast
learner. So far Bodie is the smartest and
calmest shorthair that I have ever had. At 19
weeks he is house trained and I have a shock
collar but haven't had to use it. He loves
working with the wing and I can't wait to see
how he does this fall. I'll include a pic of
Been working quite a bit with Luke. Thought I'd send an update. What
a great dog! I plan to go through the local AKC hunting trials in
March in Potomac MD. Going to try a pheasant hunt end of March. Once
he locks onto a bird he doesn't move until I tell him it's okay.
He's retrieving well also.
Thanks again for everything.
I thought you might like to see some photos of Ori
from his first season. He has done exceptionally well. I harvested
some 50 pheasant, a dozen quail and chukar so far this season. He is
hunting exceptionally well, pointing and holds very well, and is
I'd describe this first season as exceptional.
One of the vides is of him barking - he just discovered his voice a
couple of weeks ago.
Just wanted to give you an update on 'Stella'.
She is doing great and is the joy of my life. I am
constantly getting asked about her whether it be
people on the trail just commenting on how beautiful
she is, or if it is hunting guys asking questions
about her breeding whether or not I hunt her etc.
At 12 Weeks, (the week following Christmas) I took
her to a trainer for 2 weeks to get her used to the
guns etc, and have him put her on some birds. He was
incredibly impressed with her beauty and
personality. When I came
to pick her up he told me
how impressed he was with her and said she was one
of the best young pups he'd had come in for training
for a while. not only did she pick up on everything
immediately but he also said she was perfect with
pointing the birds and not moving a muscle!
He reinforced this when he ran into my brother a few
weeks ago at the sporting club saying he had even
looked up your kennel and was considering purchasing
a female himself from you for his own breeding
Stella is a joy to have around the house, was easy
to house train and is continuing to improve on her
obedience training every day. I frequently take her
on the trails in Boulder and she always comes when
called and loves running around. She is simply the
best dog I have ever had and could not be happier to
have her! I will surely be back when I am ready for
a second GSP! Thanks again!! I attached some
pictures, and will send some hunting videos when I
get a chance!!
I 've been meaning to write you for a long time in order
to thank you and recommend other people GSPs and
especially your kennel. We got our male GSP in August
and we couldn't be more happy with our choice. His name
is Mishu and now is almost 8 months old and a little bit
over 50 lbs. We got many compliments ranging from
"that's a beautiful dog" to " that's how a dog should
look like." But it's not only about the looks. He is a
great dog with a happy-go-lucky personality. We never had
any issues with him. He's friendly with other dogs and
humans alike, curious and picks up on discipline very
quickly. We are not using him for hunting, he's just a
family dog and as long you take him out he's
happy. We live in Chicago and we are lucky to have a big
park near our house and he's always off leash, always
comes when called. I must say that it's a dog that needs
discipline and boundaries in order to get the best of
him. We had babies and small kids around him and he's
doing fine. We are confident that he's going to be a
great big brother when his sibling arrives this summer!
Thank you again for such a great dog!
Giorgiana & Lucian
Toffee will be 5 in 2010. she still is about the fastest dog at our
She does rule our little Visla. Someday I will convince my
wife to get a 3rd dog.
Paul and Lisa
Just wanted to send you a video of sassy in action.
She is a little over 5 month's and doing great in the
field and in agility. Last week we went to
Kankakee State Park got a bird, she did
great!. On the home front she awesome no problems on
walks or in the house. Ill send you more video's as she