Mabe Kennels

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Odell, IL

 

We greatly appreciate all of the positive experiences our customers

are having with our pups.  If any of our past clients would want to

share your stories or pictures you can send them to mabekennels@yahoo.com

 

Hey Mike,
    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 progresses. 
 Sincerely,
Austin

 

Hi, Mike. We have been planning to give you an update on Kylee Mabe. She is almost one year old now and she is doing great. Can't imagine what it was like when she wasn't around. She's turning into quite the bird dog. She loves the snow and keeps us hopping. We are truly grateful for Kylee and don't be surprised when we make a trip back for a playmate!  Here's a couple pictures for you.
 
PS. All three dogs, Bally (Paul Dee), Lacey (Kerry Dee) and Kylee get to spend a lot of time together. Kylee and Bally get out as a team of late to hunt birds. They are all such great dogs!
Thanks and happy holidays to you, Lori and John

 

Mike, 
 
      This is Chloe's first grouse hunt and retrieve the very first day of the hunt.  We were in Phillips, WI on the week of October 9th.  She located the bird and retrieved to hand! What a great moment.  I do not have a picture but she also located and retrieved to hand a woodcock.  The guide said that if he were not there, he wouldn't have believed it.  As you know she wasn't even five months yet!  Prior to this hunt, she had retrieved dead and crippled quail, dead pheasants and a duck from water.  The weather in Phillips was very cold and miserable.  We had five inches of snow on the ground.  I wanted to take her  waterfowl hunting with us but thought it may be a little overwhelming for her, even though she jumped into the lake from the dock.  Since then we have been on numerous hunts where she has pointed and retrieved pheasants and chukars to hand.  Twice she has honored the point of another dog
Thank you,   
 
                                                      John
 
Just wanted to drop you a note and update you on "Lucy's #2"  that we bought earlier this year.  We named her "Liv".   Tomorrow, 11/11, she will be a year old. 
 
Liv is a beautiful dog.  She's a very good traveler in the car.  When we walk her people stop to comment on her.  We don't hunt so we walk her on a nature trail.  She's a very quick learner but still has alot of puppy in her.   Liv is actually a little smaller than this picture shows, somewhere between 40-45 pounds.  I think it is just the angle that I took it. 
 
Thought you would enjoy seeing her.  pf 

I sent you a note the other day updating you on Liv.  For your records I was mistaken on her weight.  We weighed her today and she is 38 lbs.

 

 

 

 

Liv is a solid liver female

out of Lucy and Ruger

Hey Mike
                   I just wanted to say hi and let you know that Piper is doing awesome! She is a great family dog and a gun dog!
 
Thanks for the great family member!
 
Shawn

 

Piper is a liver Roan female out of Lucy and Ruger
I was just going to drop by and say thank you, for the GSD you sold us for our anniversary last year! He is an amazing dog, and fits perfectly with our family! Our son is now 17 months, and he and Lincoln are the absolute best of friends. The beginning was a little rough with housebreaking, but mostly because I had never had a puppy before. After that hurdle, he was amazingly easy to train. He knows well over a dozen commands and all of the hand signals that go along with them. I don't even have to verbalize to him! He is starting to come out of his puppy phase now, and is the best dog anyone could ask for. I am fully confident that when we have our next child, I do not have to worry about how he will react. He is so awesome with kids! We hope to be training for our CGC soon. Every weekend, and sometimes during the week, we head off to the forest preserves and I never have to worry about going there alone. Lincoln loves the woods, but isn't too fond of strangers (mostly men) coming too close to me, which is great! He is always looking out for our family and I feel safer with him in the house. He has daily playdates with 'the girls next door', which include a 4 yr old lab mix and a 7 mo old whippet mix. He runs and plays with them for hours and even wears out the whippet! He is such a blessing to have in our home!

I also wanted to get your recommendations for a couple of things. What type of adult food do you suggest for him? What type of training can I do at home to better prepare him for the CGC? I really want to train him to be a therapy dog, because I feel that it would be a great experience for our whole family. It would give him a purpose, teach my son tolerance, and help me to help others (and get out of the house more often!) Do you have any suggestions on less expensive training programs, or how I could maybe get a hospital to sponsor him?
Also, he thinks the cat is another dog he can play with.
Thanks for all of your help!
Heather
Mike,

I wanted to make sure to send you a quick note about Gunner as we closed out the 2009/2010 pheasant season yesterday.  At 10 months old Gunner has been an amazingly quick learner with an incredible nose.  During this hunting season everything you had mentioned to me during our orientation about how your dogs work, etc took place.  Gunner is a very good close hunter and he works the whole line of hunters no matter how many there are. He's all puppy before the hunt with the other dogs but when the lead comes off, he's all business in the field and works well with other dogs but is extremely focused on the birds.  There were several times this season when dogs we were hunting with would pass up an area and Gunner would come up to that area and point a bird.  Just yesterday we worked a field rimmed with timber and as the other dogs kept to the grasses at the edge of the field Gunner went into the timber that had been passed over by the other dogs and pointed 4 birds. From the time he's been about 7 months old, he's found more birds than any dog that we've been on a hunt with. I can't wait to see how good he's going to be when he hits his prime.  

As a casual hunter I was satisfied getting a dog that would just be fun to watch work but he's much more and his drive and enthusiasm for hunting gets both of us lots of compliments.  People can't believe how good he is and how patient he is at holding a point at such a young age.  I've been busy and haven't had as much time as I'd like to do continuing training with him but hunting an average of every other weekend seems to be all he needs to stay sharp and he gets better and better every time out.  I'm really looking forward to many great years of hunting with Gunner and wanted to make sure you knew how satisfied we are with him as not only a hunter but as a companion for our older malamute and us.  Everything you said about how he'd work and react to different things, whether it be in the field or at home, you were 100% right about.     

Thanks,

Tom
Dear Mike,
 
I just wanted to say on behalf of my Wife and I, that we couldn't be happier with our puppy.  We got her from Misty and Ruger and she is an unbelievable dog.  She has an incredibly kind, and gentle disposition, and is remarkably smart.  Every where we go she is complimented on her coat, eyes, and all around demeanor.  We are truly grateful for all of your help.  You have wonderful dogs and a great facility.  We visited with several other GSP breeders and none of their dogs compared to yours.  If you ever need a referral, or anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask.  Thank you again.
 
Pat
 

 

Mike:

      I thought I would take some time to send you some newer pictures of Peyton.  I hope you remember my wife and I.  We bought Peyton from you in Jan of 2006 and live in Wisconsin.  I visited your site and saw that he was still out there on the training page from 2006.  So you can make the changes on your website, the Title that he earned last fall was "NAVDA Natural Ability Prize III".  We are currently training him to take his "NAVDA Utility Dog I" hunting test.  During this test, he must actively perform a duck search from 20 minutes in and out of the water, stay steady to shot when shot over, retrieve a dead duck from the water after the shot, and lastly successfully point, stay steady to shot, and retrieve a minimum of 4 pheasants from the field in 30 minutes.  We will run him in this test sometime in late fall or early next spring.  He has been an excellent dog.  His temperament as a house pet has been fantastic.  He is extremely docile with all people and has been extremely easy to train.  His "prey drive" has been great as well and has become a lot of fun to hunt with in the field.  He gets excited as soon as I get the gun case out.  My wife has started taking him to agility training about 8 months ago and he loves it.  He is not afraid to jump on or over anything and he extremely loves to climb things.  This has been great in the field since he is not afraid of any terrain now.  We have received numerous compliments on his temperament, markings and general behavior.  He has grown to be about 25 inches at the shoulders and to about 59 pounds.  Not quite the big dog we all thought he would be, but he is extremely fit and muscular, so it has been a blessing.  All and all he is a great dog and I would recommend your kennel and this particular bloodline to anyone who is looking to pick up a new shorthair.  Please feel free to use my wife or me as a reference for anyone you may deal with who would like to talk to a former customer.  Please enjoy the pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Mr. Mabe. Its Lisa. I bought Porter from you  a few months ago and just wanted to check in and tell you how wonderful he is doing. Wherever we go, everyone that sees him just awes over him and asks what kind of dog he is. The question is always proceeded by how gorgeous he is. I completely agree. Mike and I couldn't be happier with our decision to get our dog through you Mr. Mabe.   
 
    He can be rambunctious at times, but what puppy isn't. He just finished his puppy shots and got his first rabies the other day. We have been taking him to the park every other day to play. I walk him a good couple miles and then he wants to come home and play some more ! He found a new friend at the park too. His name is Rocky Jr., who is at least a good hundred pound black Lab. There is a pond there and they jump in and swim together. It is so cute. So all in all We love our little crazy puppy. Thank you for making it possible for us to be so happy and proud of this bundle of liver and roan. I included some pics so you can see how beautiful he is.
 
    Sincerely, Lisa and Mike From Scott, LA.

 

 

Hello,

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how pleased I am with my GSP I purchased from you.  His name is Brownie, but you all will know him as Male 1 - Litter 1, born in July of 2005.  He is now fully trained and is nothing short of amazing to hunt behind!  He is a relentless, close working hunter with a fantastic nose and a beautiful staunch point.  In the field he is all business, but in the house he is as sweet as the day is long.  He and his "brother" Boomer (my other GSP) are inseparable, and make a formidable team in the field.  I have attached a few pictures of a recent quail hunt we went on and a pic or two of him around the house.  Enjoy.   

Jason L.  
Electrical Design Engineer

 

Hi Mike,
 
Just wanted to share with you a few new pictures of Cabo.  He is just a little over 4 months old now.  He is still melting our hearts!
 
We hope you and your family enjoy the Holiday Season. 
 
Jason and Julie

 

Hi Mike!
 
Jason and I just wanted to say Thank You VERY much for bringing such a wonderful addition to our family!  Cabo puts a smile on our face every single minute of the day.  He is adjusting very well to his new home.  The first night being away from his brother's and sister's was a bit strange for him.  He cried every 45 minutes!  Needless to say, he wasn't the only one who didn't sleep that night!  However, going forward, he has slept through the night EVERY night since!  As well, by day 3, he was scratching at the front door to go outside to "do his business!"  We couldn't believe it!  He hasn't had an accident in the house in almost a week.  In just a couple of weeks, he has learned so much!  One of his favorite things to do is to run up and down the stairs!  It not only tires him out, but me too!  What a workout!  I've lost 6 pounds since we brought him home!  I am looking forward to the long walks!  We started Puppy Kindergarten class 2 weeks ago and he is doing such a great job!  Cabo knows how sit, stand, watch, come, stay, and how to socialize with other puppies.  He is also learning how to walk on a leash.  He tends to be the class clown, but it makes for an eventful evening!  I think he is fully aware of how cute and charming he is!  We hate having to put him to bed every night, but we look forward to waking up with him in the morning!  He normally wakes up around 5:30AM (YIKES!), but it's so easy to get out of bed knowing how excited he is to see us...and we are to see him.  It makes the mornings so worthwhile!  Just when you think life can't get any better, Cabo comes into our lives!  He has such a wonderful temperament, is well mannered, and playful.  When Jason or I have had a bad day at work, as soon as we walk in the door and see that tail wagging, the worries of the day simply go away.  Thank you again for bringing him into our lives.  He just melts our hearts!
 
Sincerely,
 
Julie and Jason

 

One word Mr. Mabe excellent. I am completely satisfied with the dog that we bought  from you. 

Mike,

    Toffee is doing great!  she weighs exactly 40 pounds.   The perfect size.  She has chased our Vizsla out of our bed and sleeps with us ( under the covers).    I run her 1-2 time a day at a park 1/4 mile away from my house.

    She never seems to  tire although she sleeps real well!  She does not bark at any other dogs except our Vizsla whom she want to play with but is too old to bother.  Hope you have a

                                                          Merry Christmas

                                                               Paul and Lisa

 

Hi Mike
 
 thanks for a wonderful addition to my team of shorthairs, freedom is a close working  honors and has great speed in the bird field. freedom has two legs towards her senior hunting title and we will finish it up this fall. The pedigrees are of the last litter I had and I have three pick male dogs I saved to train, if your interested let me no. thanks chuck -Topeka Kansas 

 

Hi Mabe Kennels~
 
We have been having a blast with our puppy....his name is Ramadi.  We chose the name because my husband is deployed with the Army to Ar Ramadi, Iraq, so it was fitting!  He is a very smart dog and is learning new tricks and is doing very well with obedience training.  Ramadi is very birdie and loves to go exploring on our walks.  He is great with our kids, ages 4 and 2; he loves to be outside with them as they are blowing bubbles, he tries to catch the bubbles.  We are very happy with our dog from Mabe Kennels and have recommended Mabe Kennels to other people here on the Vineyard who are looking into getting a beautiful Pointer Pup.  Ramadi loves to climb into my daughter's doll stroller which is outside, you will find him sleeping in the stroller all the time, he loves to be pushed around in the stroller as well!!  Quite a dog!  He loves people and has an excellent temperament!  Thank you so much!
 
Julie
Martha's Vineyard, MA

 

Mr. Spitz was one of our puppies sired by Rodeo.  Mr. Spitz later became a service dog that worked with physically or learning disabled children and adults.  

Hi Mike,

 
How is your girl?  Thought I'd give you an update on Marshall Dillon.  He is growing into a wonderful boy.  At 4 1/2 months the basic obedience commands are not a problem.  HE PLAYS FETCH and brings it back. Dillon also plays hide and seek.  He is starting to understand what "find it" means and is discriminating between toys and getting the one we were using.  He is friendly and outgoing.  My vet is convinced he is the smartest dog I have brought him yet. 
 
We are enjoying him so much.  I just started him in an obedience group class.  That is going well.  I am also taking him on a training weekend on the 18th of this month.  Its called Camp Dogwood.  We will be able to take a couple of agility classes along with Frisbee and some Touching.  Don't worry, we don't leave the ground until he is two.
 
He has been going to Therapy Group since January.  He won't be certified until later, but the socialization is great.  He shows potential for Therapy work.  He is not afraid of anything and loves to be with people.  Anything he has been afraid of has been easily overcome.  He had a problem with a BIG electric wheelchair.  It took 2 minutes of exposure and reassurance and he was walking along side the man in the chair. 
 
I have told you how wonderful he is personally.  Dillon is also a very nice looking boy.  He is colored like Shasta, but still has Rodeos eyes.  He weighs about 40lbs.  Dillon has a nice build, low and long, with a slight angulation.  His ears are standing and under his control, although you can tell he still needs to grow into them. Dillons head is square and thick.  It's going to be a nice head. I was thinking about showing him for conformation in a small show in Dekalb in April and then having him neutered.  I will send you a picture. 
 
Let me know about the girl you kept.  What is her name? 
 
I miss Spitz every day.  Thank you, we really appreciate Marshall Dillon.  I believe Ann does too.
 
Carmella & Marshall Dillon

 

Hi Mike,

 
How is your girl?  Thought I'd give you an update on Marshall Dillon.  He is growing into a wonderful boy.  At 4 1/2 months the basic obedience commands are not a problem.  HE PLAYS FETCH and brings it back. Dillon also plays hide and seek.  He is starting to understand what "find it" means and is discriminating between toys and getting the one we were using.  He is friendly and outgoing.  My vet is convinced he is the smartest dog I have brought him yet. 
 
We are enjoying him so much.  I just started him in an obedience group class.  That is going well.  I am also taking him on a training weekend on the 18th of this month.  Its called Camp Dogwood.  We will be able to take a couple of agility classes along with Frisbee and some Touching.  Don't worry, we don't leave the ground until he is two.
 
He has been going to Therapy Group since January.  He won't be certified until later, but the socialization is great.  He shows potential for Therapy work.  He is not afraid of anything and loves to be with people.  Anything he has been afraid of has been easily overcome.  He had a problem with a BIG electric wheelchair.  It took 2 minutes of exposure and reassurance and he was walking along side the man in the chair. 
 
I have told you how wonderful he is personally.  Dillon is also a very nice looking boy.  He is colored like Shasta, but still has Rodeos eyes.  He weighs about 40lbs.  Dillon has a nice build, low and long, with a slight angulation.  His ears are standing and under his control, although you can tell he still needs to grow into them. Dillons head is square and thick.  It's going to be a nice head. I was thinking about showing him for conformation in a small show in Dekalb in April and then having him neutered.  I will send you a picture. 
 
Let me know about the girl you kept.  What is her name? 
 
I miss Spitz every day.  Thank you, we really appreciate Marshall Dillon.  I believe Ann does too.
 
Carmella & Marshall Dillon

 

Mike and June Mabe;

Thanks again for the puppy we obtained from your kennel.  We picked him up Febuary,05,2004 with snow covered landscape.  My wife Tee and I enjoyed visiting with Mike at your kennel.  It was difficult for my wife to pick from all the good looking puppies, but her pick was a male offspring of Sir Dudder von Mabe and Lil Dash of Pepper of Mabe .  I found training him was easy and rewarding.  He is now a family member.  Gumbo and our older male German Shorthaired Pointer get along well together.  Now 5 mths. old he knows all of the following commands: No, sit, stay, eat, outside,  (he stays inside at night) come, quiet, truck, heel (on leash), kennel ( inside we have a crate and outside I have a kennel).  I have started working him on fetch and he readily points the bird wing I got from you.  Gumbo likes the water and enjoys biting the water from a garden hose. 

My wife and I look forward to getting another dog from you latter this year.  Enclosed is a photo of  Gumbo.

                                                          Thanks Again,

                                                             Mike

 

 
 

Hi Mike,

 

I would first like to thank you for softening Jeff’s heart to the point of me getting “Baron”. I tried on our first visit to your kennel to get him to let us get one of the white pups and he wasn’t going for it because he wanted one that looked like his beloved “Gunther”. Well after his research, I think it may have been less then 24 hours he was in touch with you for the chance to get the last of white pups especially the one I was holding that night. Well this Christmas was probably one of the greatest Christmas’ I’ve had in a long time, Jeff did well. When I opened the wrapped box and taped inside was a picture of Baron I just cried. I’m choking up now Thank you so much. I know Jeff has an ulterior motive of course since Baron is being trained as I write but that’s ok he is well worth it. And I love seeing him in action I think the birds are bigger then him. I hope the cat will be safe in our house; he should be fine as long as Baron doesn’t hear a gunshot as the cat strolls through all will be fine at the Flaws house. So again I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for having such an outstanding bloodline that made the decision on not only 1 puppy but the second we will be awaiting the arrival in March or April.

 

P.S ….you can now change the owner name of Baron from Mike in Odell to Jeff & Cindi of Plainfield. Thanks for keeping the surprise.

 

Best regards

Cindi

 

 

Dear Mike & June:

Jennie turned one year old on October 19, 2011. We brought her home near the end of March after your six weeks of hunting training. I stayed dedicated to the retrieving and wing instructions over the summer and took her out once to the club to reinforce her being shot over with a shotgun. Jennie is wonderful with all children, adults and other dogs. The photographs I am sending you represent Jennie’s very first hunt and second hunt of her life in Garden Prairie Illinois at Coon Creek. Both hunts included seeing and shooting mostly chukars and a few pheasants. The weather was a little warm at the end of October and the vegetation was still very high which made hunting conditions very difficult.

For Jennie’s first hunt I had her out alone without my 10 year old that I consider “master” G.S.P. (Kaylee) and she pointed four chukars and retrieved two of the three we shot. The third bird I enticed her by picking the bird up and tossing it and she retrieved it upon command. For her second hunt I put her together with Kaylee and I was so excited to see Kaylee go on point on a Rooster and Jennie to come to the side and behind her and honor Kaylee’s point. What a beautiful sight (see photo). Once the pheasant was flushed and shot, Jennie retrieved it as my “old master” let her. I have also added some photographs from this past summer when we were out tubing and swimming. Jennie likes to tube slowly with my son Mike at the lake and also loves to swim. We are very happy and proud owners of Jennie as she is a great family dog and I know as she further develops as a hunter she will become even better than she already is!

Larry & Carole

 

 

Dear Mike & June~

 
Jazzy turned 1 on October 19, 2011 and I had a photographer come to the house to take her birthday pictures. Please feel free to use any or all of them on your website. I have paid the photographer for the digital rights to be able to post these on the internet as long as the watermark "Fetch Portraits" is visible, so if you need to crop these, please make sure the watermark still shows.

 
As for Jazzy, she's a dream. She's great with kids, rides beautifully in the car, and was a star at the Pawmer House Pet Hotel where I boarded her when I went to Florida. She's very gentle, and responds every time to the command "Drop it"…even when she steals a rug or a shoe! We're still working on "come", but she's gotten much better since I've been working on the command using a check cord. I had a house full of people the other night and everyone complimented me on her manners. There was no jumping, no begging and no barking. She's great with all kinds of people--young or old--and with the rest of the dogs in the neighborhood.

 
Thank you for all of the time and attention you give to selecting dogs to mate who produce excellent ambassadors of the breed. I would highly recommend Mabe Kennels to anyone.
 

Sincerely,    Eve Jazzy's mom

 

 

   

 

Mike,

Here is a picture of Cameron in the early hunting season. He had a good first season, probably pointed 20 birds, all wild. My two boys love him. Hope all is well...........

Adrian

 

 

Mike & family:

 

I wanted to send you a shot of Jennie at nine months old.  She is retrieving nicely on a regular basis.  She will also hold point with the wing for at least two to three minutes on some occasions.  I can’t wait to get her out hunting this fall.  Jennie also loves to swim as we take the dogs out on our fish and ski boat and stop sometimes for a swim and she loves it.  We run her with our 10 year old GSP at the dog park and have no issues with her running away.   She will quarter pretty naturally and return to where the wife and I are walking if she does get out of sight for a few moments.   Jennie loves to play with us and her 10 year old “sister” but is also very gentle for the most part around my 16 month old grandson.   She was easy to house break and crate train.  We only had two accidents in the crate the first week we had her and that was when we came in the door she didn’t hold it long enough to make it outside.  However, as far as behaving in the house with what she is not suppose to “go after”, it is still a work in progress.  Once we are in the field this fall I will try to take some good photos of her on point and the retrieve and send them to you.  We are very happy with Jennie and she is a very loving dog.

 

Thanks,

Larry

 

 
Elle

Hi Mike,

I thought I would drop you a line on how Elle is doing, etc. I have been working with her real close and she has been retrieving for several months now like a champ. She really likes the stuffed pheasant. I am very pleased with her and look forward to hunting with her in a few weeks. We will definitely be getting another dog from you.
 
Sincerely,
 

 

Ike

Mike and family;

 I just wanted to finally take a moment to give you an update on Ike.  He has become, in his first few days in our home, a member of our family and can’t imagine never having him in the house.  Not only is his innate intelligence obvious in his performance in the field, but also in how he has adapted to the environment.  He continues to work through his “puppiness” but we have taken him and worked on reinforcing the basics we started and he hasn’t really missed a beat.  While the weather hasn’t allowed for too much hunting we have taken him out on 6 placed Chukars, using the check cord and e-collar and he did great. Not only was his “nose” amazing his points were classic in style and the distance he was able to locate and lock on was outstanding – don’t think I will have to worry too much about “flushing wild”.  While he had never hunted those birds it only took a few minutes for him to remember what we were there for and he didn’t fail to deliver.  He delivered the bird to hand and while we need to continue to work on the “whoa to the bird” his performance was top notch.  I couldn’t be happier with him and the training you provided and your offers to continue to answer any questions.  While I didn’t get any pics in the field,  I will send you some as I plan on getting him out every couple of weeks going forward.

We went out again in March, and what a trooper.  The day we went (it was a Continental Hunt and Clean up) and in the clean up Ike really did a good job.  The mud was deep and I knew he “got acquainted” with some down barb wire but I couldn’t see anything and he sure didn’t act like he was hurt.  When I got him home, and gave him a bath- I found a pretty good sized gash by the barbed wire.  Vet said too late to stitch it up- just kept it clean and let it heal naturally.  It is on the inner left front “armpit” so no big scar to see.

He is now about 55# and very popular when he goes anywhere there are people.

I was wanting to ask you if you could send to me any pictures you may have of Ike when he was a little puppy.  Your website won’t let me save them so I thought you might still have the digital copies somewhere. 

We are really looking forward to going to South Dakota -and will share pics and a report back to you

 

Mike,


Thought I'd just send you a quick note on Izzy's first birthday, along with a few photo's taken at my office.  She has been such a delight this first year. I had her out hunting at 5 1/2 months and but 6 months of age she was challenging the older dogs to bring the birds back in. She's a well mannered easy going dog that just loves my grandchildren ( as well as all the kids around ) Gentle when she needs to be but loves to run, run, run with other dogs or the kids. She was easy to train, comes when called, and stay within hunting range when in the field. I am always getting compliments on her looks and disposition. 

Thanks, 

Art

 

 

 

 

Mike~
Thank you so much for the very nice visit with Jazzy yesterday. It's good to see how her training is coming along, and I appreciate the time you spent with me. Thanks for answering all of my questions so patiently. It was a pleasure to get to know you and your kennel better.

I'm sure I'll be visiting again in a couple of weeks...it's kind of hard to stay away, lol!

Best to you and June....

Eve
Jazzy's Mom
Just wanted to update you on our "Liv" who is 2 years old today.  What a sweet, good natured dog. We couldn't be happier with her.  Her bowl is always full and she eats when she wants.  Her weight stays at 38-39 pounds.  She's a petite little one.
 
We just got back from a trip and needed to have her boarded.  When our daughter picked her up they told her they hoped we wouldn't come for her, they wanted to keep her.  They had let Liv out with some other dogs and they unearthed a rabbit's nest.  The other 2 dogs killed a couple of the bunnies and Liv took one gently in her mouth and took it to the people.  She's a gentle soul with a soft mouth. 
 
She's an excellent rider and will curl up in the seat for hours when we go to northern Wisconsin.  When we have her out walking (we don't hunt) people stop and admire her beautiful coat. 
 
I'm not sure if you keep records on your dogs but if you do I will continue to update you yearly.  Just let me know. 
 
Phyllis & Don

 

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