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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
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
we are 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 wouldn't have
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. He is
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
has never 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
equal 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 ribbons,
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
and 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 anoter 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 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, 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
going 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. She loves
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
training. 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. I
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 she
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
Hendrix! 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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