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appreciate all of the positive experiences our customers
with our pups. If any of our past clients would want to
stories and pictures you can send them to
Merry Christmas Mike and June-
Our little pearl (Queeny x Hendrix) is 4
years old now and doing great. She takes everyone's breath away when she
is working in the fields. She stops traffic when we're walking in downtown Lake
Geneva. Pearl is an incredible watch dog and a cuddler on the couch.
She is great with other dogs, has a delightful sense of humor, and continues to
melt my heart with her "smile", because she has the same wrinkles around her
mouth as her mama.
I can't even begin to tell you how many
compliments we've had on her beauty, her manners, and her intelligence.
Every day is Christmas for us because of
this dog, and we extend you most sincere thanks to you for trusting us with one
of your pups.
We wish you all the joys of the
Christmas season and a most prosperous and happy 2019
Bud and Jan Hall
Lake Geneva WI
John and Vito for taking first place and the record for
youngest and fastest trial at Roy Rogers Hunting Club's 51st championship
Hi Mabe Family!
huge Thank you from our family to yours! Teddy (BB and Seven's April 2017
litter) is a fantastic dog!! He has a fantastic personality and is super
healthy and strong. He is also incredible smart, loves people, loves
birds, and people compliment how handsome he is all the time. Thank you
for all your guidance and for your awesome kick off to his training. We
are calling you today to put down a deposit on a future puppy so we can double
Joy and Scoot
My Maddux from Mabe kennels just turned 2.
Sweetest pup I’ve ever owned!!
Chelsea.. Prudence and Hendrix October 2012
Mike and his son Dave, and the “family” have done
an outstanding job with My dogs Sassy and Harley. If you want the best GSP’s go
no further than Mabe Kennels !! Absolutely the best two Buddy’s a man can have,
tireless in the field, close working, just love these two!!
Calmest shorthair I’ve ever owned. Jazzy is a
spectacular girl. I’d never get a GSP from anyone other than Mabe Kennels.
Thanks, Mabe family!!
Ruger, pup from 2012! Hendrix and magic
No one who meets my 8 month old boy can believe
how calm his temperament is. He has the energy to run all day but as soon as we
get home he’s gentle, calm and respectful. Thanks a ton Mike
Our Nala girl is the sweetest pup ever from Mabe
Meet copper April 2011 great hunter a great
We LOVE our 8 month old Diesel! Thank you Mike!
Meet Zena one of Gracey's pups from October 2016
Thank you Mike. Brandie is doing great so far at
I have two dogs from Mabes kennels and they both
are fantastic. Great temperments and great hunters too!
I will be the first to
attest to the calm temperament of
Mike Mabe’s GSP lines.
Every vet and hunter that has met our girl, Piper, born from Joplin and Ruger,
can not believe how calm and non neurotic she is! She has been a dream come true
the last five years to us!
Being a dog lover and trainer, I’ve seen many kennels. Mr. Mabe’s is the
cleanest around. You can tell he and his family truly care for these pups til
the day they go to their forever homes.
Thank you guys, for breeding such a wonderful
line of the worlds most beautiful dog!
Back in 2003 we bought a GSP from you from a
litter born on July 4th,2003. The sire was Sir Duder Von Mabe and dam D&T
Catch Me If You Can. We named the pup Catch Me Leggy Liberty and called
her Libby. She was a beautiful girl.
When she was 6 years old she developed Megasophagus.
Our vet told us they usually survive only 6 months with that condition. We
found a support group and got a lot more information about the disease and how
to treat it. Long story short, Libby died peacefully on March 16th 2018 at
the age of 14-1/2.
I just wanted to let you know how much love she
provided and how much love we gave her in return. She was truly one of a
kind. Thank you for being a reputable and caring breeder of these
beautiful dogs. Someday, when the time is right, I hope to welcome another
GSP into my home.
I wish you all the best,
to share a picture with you of how handsome this man is!!
and a ball of energy, but we love him so much!
Hope all is well.
A couple more shots of Lola (and my other dog),
She is doing very well. Solid pointing.
Stopped her from breaking on birds she can see (Stupid pen raised birds).
Retrieving is great. Range is much, much better.
She is doing great for a puppy at 11 months old. I have probably
shot at least 100 pheasant over her this year. She
definitely knows her way around at Rooster Heaven.
The Challenge for me this summer will be working on some
of the house things. Leash work, water retrieving, etc.
All of the stuff we fell behind on last year due to her
She has shown no ill effects of the plate in her leg.
That is going just fine.
An update on Sarge. He is now 7 months old and weighing
at 60#. He is going to be big like his dad BB. Sarge has soared
beyond expectations i the field and is blowing 2, 3, and 4yr old pointers out of
the water. Thanks for everything and excited to get another pup in a few
Ray and Aimee
Sir Ruger Von
Breeder and Best Friend
Its been 3 weeks since I brought Sir Ruger home and I thought you
might like an update. In fact, feel free to share with anyone looking to
adopt a senior retired breeder. At 11 years old (a lot different than the
initial 8 years old originally thought), you know how concerned I was about
Ruger's ability to adjust, be house broken, relate to other dogs socially, and
bond with me. Well, let me tell you, the old fella has just blown me away!
It took about 30 minutes to get him out of the comfort of my garage (he was
probably comforted by the familiar concrete), but once he emerged he was curious
about everything! He explored the fence line and seemed to be a little
anxious about being outside actually. No worries, he headed for the house
and walked in like he owned it. After 1 week he was comfortable on the
stairs, lying on his dog beds instead of the floor, waling like a PERFECT
gentleman on leash (with the new dog walker and me), meeting new people large
and small, and greeting dogs of all sizes. With in 4 days of perfect
behavior in his cage at night and during the day, he decided he was NOT going to
have any more of that and at #83 he was winning that argument. He had
tasted freedom form his kennels na I guess he felt he had proven himself!
So I bit the bullet, crossed my fingers and left him out. He surprised me
again. I clearly bought several hundred dollars-worth of gates and a crate
for NO reason and his behavior was perfect again. He has been out ever
since an even crept upstairs the first night to quietly sleep near the foot of
my bed on his bed. He's been there every night since All who meet him
comment on his beautiful coat and lines, and his loving and gentle
personality. What a lover he is , But not pushy...and I thought he might
It hasn't' been entirely hiccough free. He fell into my Koi poind 3
times in the first 12 hours! I'm strongly suspicious that he purposely jumped in
the third time to get another on of those nice smelling baths with a towel rub.
He hasn't full regained his appetite and has lost a little weight. And, he
will not bark. Not that I'm complaining, but this isn't my first GSP and
it is oddly quiet around here!
I wanted to reach out to you
and let you know that Sir Ruger passed this past Monday after a valiant but
brief battle with Lymphoma. If you recall, I was leery of adopting a
senior dog only to be proven a fool within a week. What a kind, gentle,
and regal friend he turned out to be. It was an honor to teach him how to
be loved and accept being spoiled rotten and king of the castle! He was
strong like a bull despite his age and up for a hike on the bike path any day,
any time, and any weather. I will miss my gentle soul more than I can say.
RIP Sir Ruger, you were well loved.
Hope all is well.
Been meaning to send you an update on Lola. You might remember that
Lola was a special case...... she was the puppy that broke her leg. After
all of that silliness, I was able to start working her in October. I got a
little help from Terry Cope at Rooster Heaven for the first few introductory
type things (Shooting,birds,etc). It has been going well. Strong
pointing. Good retrieving. Decent obedience (ended up getting a collar
since I was behind in field obedience due to the injury, it has done very well
....really just need the vibration setting).
Have been hunting at least once a week. Sometimes twice. She is getting
better every time out.
Thanks again for all of your help
Merry Christmas Mike & June-
Pearl (Queenie x Hendrix) is three years old now. I honestly cannot fin
words to tell you what a wonderful dog she is. While I know that age,
experience, and obedience classes have played a large role, I can't help but
feel that the foundation training you gave her when she was just a little pup
became the largest factor in her tremendous development. She finds,
points, and retrieves the birds, she loves to swim, she heels on a loose leash
(most of the time:), is a lover and a fierce watch dog. She is stunningly
beautiful and has an adorable sense of humor. And the wrinkles around her
mouth when she smiles are exactly the same as her mama Queenie.
She is the joy of our lives. Thank you for breeding your dogs with brains,
beauty, health, and skill in mind. And thank you for offering your clients
the training program for young pups-absolutely the best thing we could have done
We wish you and your family all the blessing an djoys of the Christmas season
Bud and Jan
Lake Geneva, WI
PS- My Mabe sweatshirt is also three years old. Still looks brand new
after endless hikes, slobbers, burrs, mud, washing etc. Always glad to
tell people where I got it!
Diesel had his first live hunt yesterday. He is not gun shy and
not tentative to run through the brush at all. But he didn't find or
retrieve any birds. He found lots of deer poop. A dead dear hoof and
a dead mouse. Lol. We will keep working with him and know he is still
young. We have been doing the wing with him everday and fetch everday.
Any other tips are welcome if you have any.
Thought you might be interested- do you
remember Mona? Sandy
CGC Canine Good
CL1-R Canine Performance
Events-Level 1 Regular Agility
Novice Standard Agility
GSPCA Versatility 1
Jessie...great family dog and loves to
hunt...January 2012...and showing no signs of slowing down!!!
Blitz—phenomenal family dog! He was a started GSP
with Mabe in October 2012
Rooster is liver roan male out of BuddyXAbby
Josey is black roan female out of GeddyXRigby
Rooster and Josey are outstanding dogs at home and in
the field. Rooster has impressed me thoroughly with everything that he does.
He's a great pet and his drive in the field is endless.
Josey is a wonderful pup
she's only 10 months and she learns very quickly. They're both
wonderful in the field and at home. Rooster is probably the best dog I will ever
have the chance
of owning. Thanks for the great dogs and always answering the
phone and always calling me back whenever I have questions.
We took her to Sanibel Island, she love the beach.
She became a champ ocean swimmer and loved pointing
all of the sea birds. (Haha the people in the beach were
quite entertained and she even go a standing
ovation from some elderly former hunters!) From Buddy and Gracie liter
2/18/16. She is an absolute
sweetheart. Russ took her hunting last fall in Pennsylvania and she was amazing! She is a
great dog. She
loves other dogs and people-she is brave and fearless and sweet and dignified.
She is a great hunting dog. Not even a year old here..WoW...
She pointed this one! Saw it through on a
strong point to the finish. First grouse on her list of
accomplishments. Moment of pride between hunter
Mike & June-
How do we adequately thank you for our little pearl? She is such a joy &
the light of our lives.
Pearl is in her second season of hunting& the envy of everyone who wathces her
work. I credit you for that and the initial training program you put her
through. I am so glad we opted to let you keep her for those extra few
weeks of training when she was just a pup. I highly recommend it for all
of your clients- well worth every dime & we see the benefits more & more as she
gets older. At only 2 1/2, she brings a wounded, flapping pheasen right to
you feet. And that doesn't even touch the beauty of her finding & pointing the
She is a great house dog, easy on the leash, a wonderful watchdog & gets
compliments on her beauty & manners every where we go.
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas & a blessed 2017!
Best dog! Happy holidays from Sage from Buddy and Gracie litter 2/16. She has
the best life!
She has been hunting like a champ, too. Pointing and bringing in
birds. My husband is so happy. We love her so so much! Thanks so much. Much love
to you and your dogs and family
Sage from 2016 litter out of Gracie and Buddy is doing great.
Hunting like a champ with all of the other field dogs. Just amazing really and
so so happy with her. Everyone loves her and remarks on her almost pure
black unusual coloring for GSP. We are so pleased and will send you positive
references from everyone who asks. Love her so much, great house dog and sweet
and funny and loving. She cracks me up every day! just wished we
spayed her!! But I don't know anything about dog breeding so for the best. Hey I remember visiting your kennel when we picked up
Sage and if
you ever want to retire old champs like Buddy or Geddy (made instant connection
with them) we would love to take them off of your hands
just as pampered pet and
loving cared for house dog. I would sign papers not to breed etc. Either one-
they just had such intelligence and zen in their
eyes. I would love to give
either one happy home. We have had many older racing greyhounds in our home,
loved them till the end of their days.
You have such a great well cared for
kennel, just thinking nice to have the old dogs retired in pampered state of
love. Just a thought but if you are
interested let me know.My husband hunts and I spoil. Haha it seems to work out well. I
walk Sage over 5 miles every day in forests and around lakes.
My husband takes
her bird hunting every weekend in season. I am the butt of jokes in the hunting
community for her various dog coats I walk her daily
in when it's cold!! Ha!! We have a local trainer I drive her out to for bird release. I
always tell her she is so spoiled. We will get another
Dog from you soon, for sure. Thanks for our little beauty and
happy holidays Mabe Kennels!!
Best wishes and lots of love to you and your family.
Thank you soooo much-
Russ and Lisa
I also want to tell you about his
younger brother, Trigger he has been hunting a few times has beautiful classy
points like his brother Hunter, and won his first puppy class field trial.
now 4 years old, and big like his father Ruger, and I do mean big, you told us
he was the biggest pup you ever had. He is now 28 inches tall and weighs 90lbs,
this is good because
he has become my assistance dog. I often fall and this big
strong hoss of a dog is able to lift me by pushing himself under me and raising
both me and him up, and buy getting under
my arm and helping me to something to
climb up. I also suffer from migraines that leave me totally blind, he senses
when they are coming on and alerts me or my wife, and the same
when I am about
to have a seizure, When I am blind and no one is here he guides me into the
house or to my chair. These things are awesome, but what is more awesome is he
been trained to do these things. After he has done them I have
encouraged him and practiced with him though. He was supposed to be my grandsons
dog but since he started doing these
things, my daughter, and son in law decided
to leave him with me, I bless that decision. He is an awesome dog thank you for
both hunter, and Trigger, our family will never be the same
thanks to you and
these two incredible dogs.
We wish to thank you for your excellent work breeding Hunter.
He was sired by Ruger, out of Cassie. I went with my son in law, and daughter to
pick him out for them, since I would be training him.
It came down to him
and his look a like brother, both liver roans with patches and heavy ticking.
It was his natural desire to retrieve picking up a stick and bringing it to me
that made me choose him.
His retrieving has earned him great praise from
many people. He retrieves from water, and does nourmous blind retrieves,
he has retrieved from up to a quarter of a mile away.
Tell those who beieve you have to force train a G.S.P. they don't know what their talking
about, He will pick up and bring anything you point at, and carry for youat you
side anything until you take it.
He was a natural at backing another pointing
dog, no training needed. His points are always stylish, and staunch, he
would cast close and quarter well. We hunted him with our black G.S.P who has no
but he comes close to her, and learned alot from her. We have hunted
pheasants, quail, chucker. We competed them in Field Trails both
established themselves as being special. Hunter has earned many
trophies, and certificates, in the United Kennels Club, he earned his TAN, and
Gun Dog Championship. In United Field Trail events he earned ribbons, in
independent feld trail events, and
Quail Forever events. The greatest
praise he go was from a judge who was a professional retriever trainer, who saw
his directed and blind retrieves, and asked how long it took to force break him
when I said he wasn't forced he was natural he salivated, next time we saw
him he had G.S.P The greatest thing about Hunter is his love for his
family. Once he heard my granddaughter in the front
yard crying while he
was in the backyard he leapt over a four foot fence to get to her and make sure
she was ok. Did I mention there isn't enough money in the world to buy
him. Five years later my
daughter bought another son of Ruger. Hunter in
now nine years old and not wearing out at all
Thank you very much,
It's been 3 weeks since I brought Sir Ruger home and I thought you might like
and update. In fact, feel free to share with anyone looking to adopt a
senior retired breeder. At 11 years old, you know how concerned
about Ruger's ability to adjust, be house broken, relate to other dogs socially,
and bond with me. Well, let me tell you, this old fella has just blown me
away! It took about 30 minutes to get him out of the comfort
of my garage(he was probably comforted by the familiar concrete), but once he emerged
he was curious about everything! He explored the fence line and seemed to
be a little anxious about being outside actually.
No worries, he headed for the hous and walked in like he owned it. After 1 week he was comfortable on
the stairs, lying on his dog beds instead of the floor, walking like a PERFECT
gentleman on a leash
( With the new dog walker and me), meeting new people large
and small, and greeting dogs of all sizes. Within $ days of perfect
behavior in his cage at night and during the day, he decidedhe was Not
to have any more of that and at #83 he was winning that argument. He
had tasted freedom from his kennel and I guess he felt he dad proven
himself! So I bit the bullet, crossed my fingers and left him out.
He suprised me again. I clearly bought several hundred dollars -worth of
gated and a crate for NO reason as his behavior was perfect again. He has
been out ever since and even crept upstairs the first night
to quietly sleep
near the foot of my bed on his bed. He's been there every night since.
All who meet hi comment on his beautiful coat and lines,and his loving and
gentle personality. What a lover he is,
But not pushy...and I thought he
might be aloof. It hasn't been entirely hiccough free. He fell into my koi pond 3 times
in the first 12 hours! I'm strongly suspicious that he purposely jumped in the
third time to get
another on of those nice smelling baths with a towel rub.
So thank you. Thank you for allowing me to bring such a handsome, gentle, loving
companion into my life and home.
He will TRULY retire like a Sir Ruger
should, with tons of TLC and pampering
Hi Mike & June,
believe Hidie is four years old already. She was born on Thanksgiving Day
in 2011. Just wanted you to know how grateful I am to have her.
kids, rarley barks, and is a loyal companion. She takes me hunting several
times a year and doesn't get mad when I miss a bird. I couldn't have asked
for a better hunting buddy.
Just got back form a trip to Hunting Creek
Preserve, Harmony, North Carolina with Luke whom I purchased in Sept 2013 and
picked up in Dec 2013.
Mick Jagger) has proven himself to be one great bird dog. I have put much time
to training him and the results couldn't be better.
His natural ability is
something Mabe Kennels can be proud of. His intellect an willingness to hunt in
any condition is fantastic.
He has gotten his AKC Junior Hunter
credentials and love to hunt in any weather conditions. He is a great
pointer and retriever and nothing gets lost because of his nose.
Here are a few pictures of Mabe Kennels
Hello Mike and June!
is doing extremely well! He recentky passed his "AKC STAR PUPPY" and "AKC GOOD
Citizen" test. Well behaved. We owe the both of you for this great start in his
As you predicted. Biko adapted to our Siamese cat as well without
issues. Spring is here along with all the birds - Biko is so intense watching
them. He has a one track mind is birds!
He "points" from the living room window
at them. Can not wait to get him pheasant hunting this fall. It definitely is in
Thank you for the best dog in the world. We just love
having him in our family.
Hope all is well. Take care
Jax is phenomenal - love him SO much!
Mike & June-
Still cannot thank you
enough for our little Pearl, She is such a joy- she has brought so much
laughter, happiness, & love into our house.
This picture was taken on her first meeting with my horse Obi. She was not
afraid at all- I think she was washing I would let her loose to go play with
We graduate this week from puppy class and I will enroll her in the next
level of basic obedience. She is a quick learner & aces all the new things I'm
I also take her to " Puppy Play Day" at Petco every Sunday. A couple weeks
ago there was a stunning little black roan shorthair- I couldn't believe it.
got to talking to the girl that had him & found out she got him from you- and
not only that- he is Pearl's ½ brother. His name is
Micky & his parents are Hendrix & Nikki.
Wishing you a wondergul Christmas & all the nest in
Ed (Bud) & Jan
Lake Geneva, WI
All is Clam. All is Bright.
Love, Bud & Jan
I wanted to thank you for taking the time yesterday to introduce us to
now our second puppy for Mabe Kennels.
Our first puppy which is now almost two is the most amazing dog. With minimal
training she is the best hunting dog I have had. She took right to pointing and
the retrieving was even better.
I had her out hunting this past weekend and she
put up 9 pheasant and retrieved all right back to my feet, even as the birds
were kicking and flapping there wings.
To top that off she went to retrieve a
wounded bird which was still running. Once dropped at my feet the bird ran, so
she went and got it again. Instead of just dropping and letting it run again
dropped it and just stepped on it preventing it from running again. The
intelligence in the blood line is definitely visible!
Aside from being an awesome hunting dog she is also a great family dog. Great
with kids, other dogs, visitors, etc... She has everyone wrapped around her
As for the looks of the dogs comments don't stop on how beautiful she is. I
would highly recommend any dog from Mabe Kennels especially from Lilly and
Looking forward to picking up the new edition January 23rd!
Dear Mike and June
We are thrilled to be taking home Biko - and want to thank you for this special
puppy of Nicki and Hendrixs.
The training videos have been our delight for weeks- June your love, kisses, and
gentle inspiration was a joy!
He loves you! Mike your care and wisdom and laugh
as he leaped for the wing was perfect.
Who would expect a nine week old puppy to
be able to heel off leash! WOW!
you for all your love and care of Biko in training.
Kyla & Stef
Just wanted to send a picture of Kima, now almost 6 months old.
We love her! She's such a great, beautiful puppy. Thanks,
Kevin and Jaime
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