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05-22-2007, 09:28 PM
Tom goes down to work a the Wild Rose Kennels training facility. Tom hunted a while back with a fellow named Mike Stewart, the owner of Wild Rose Kennels, and so the two got together to teach a group of people how to shoot, and handle their dogs.
It was a pretty good show - watching the people learn to work their dogs, and watching them get some shooting tips from Tom and then combining the two. You can check out the Wild Rose Kennels by going to UKLabs.com (http://www.uklabs.com/).
Liberty or death Jr.
05-23-2007, 03:42 PM
wildrosetradingcompany.com is another site to look at if you want to see the wildrose kennels. I've heard their training DVD is excellent, and shows you how to train a dog WITHOUT using an E-collar. I'm sticking with the E-collar and Retriever Fever DVDs, I like em so far.
DirecTV and DVR will be here in a month or so, if it would stop raining our new house would be done and I'd be watching these episodes instead of hearing about them. :rolleyes:
05-23-2007, 05:01 PM
They look like they have some awesome dogs there. I'm betting that they are really really expensive though, as none of the prices are listed on their website. That and you can only get a partial registration for a dog, meaning you can't breed that dog, ever, unless they approve the breeding and to who the dog is bred. That's a fairly strict policy which tells me they want to protect their breeding lines.
Liberty or death Jr.
05-23-2007, 06:51 PM
Yeah, if I ever get another hunting dog, it will be a PP, I still want one. Tanks not doing to bad though, is fetching is marginal, his obedience is pretty darn good for a puppy. He can do it all on the leash, off the leash, he will kennel, sit, stay, come and laydown.
05-24-2007, 12:55 AM
I emailed them to get prices and yes, they are quite expensive. They were definitely some impressive looking dogs though. One of their dogs is the "Official Ducks Unlimited Labrador". Drake:
If I want one of these dogs I'll have to save my pennies for quite a while.
Here is a copy of the email:
Thanks for writing Wildrose Kennels. For over 30 years Wildrose has been
the leading importer, trainer and breeder of fine British and Irish
Labradors in North America, considered to be among the finest companion
shooting dogs in the world. Our classic Gentleman's Gundogs are the
perfect companion whether in the upland field, duck marsh, or with the
family in the home. We specialize in producing a Labrador of 100% English
genetics with superb temperament, intelligence and natural gamefinding
Wildrose black, yellow and fox red puppies are $1275 and our rare, English
chocolate lab pups are $1500. Your choice of sex and color may be secured
with a $100 deposit. The order of deposit is the order of selection. Our
staff will be delighted to assist you in selecting just the right litter to
meet your expectations. Please reserve your pup ahead of your needs as our
pups generally sell 8 to 10 months in advance. For upcoming litters, we
invite you to see our mating calendar which is linked to the home page of
Started and finished dogs are reserved by special bookings and produced to
the specifications of the client. Junior started dogs, 7 to 8 months old,
well started on obedience, doubles, retrieving to hand and all introductions
range between $4500 and $4700. These young prospects are individually
raised in the home, house broken, crate trained, and extremely well
socialized. Our seasoned dogs are very advanced in ability and are ready
for the field. They are steady to shot, on hand signals, can do doubles on
land and water and run short blinds. They have had exposure to both upland
and waterfowl birds. These dogs are 15 to 24 months old and the prices
range from $6000 to $6500. Finished dogs have had exposure to two hunting
seasons on both upland and waterfowl with 500-1000 birds shot over them.
They begin in price at $7000. A $1500 deposit is required to book a
finished, seasoned, or started dog.
Please refer to the picture galleries on our website as samples of our
Wildrose finished and started dogs. If you have further questions, please
don't hesitate to contact us.
Mike and Cathy Stewart
Liberty or death Jr.
05-24-2007, 01:54 AM
They are great looking dogs! And the coat on that dog in the picture is awesome.
But I'm sold on the PP, if I do get another dog, it will be a PP. But it will only be if Tank doesn't shape up to be a good hunting dog, which I'm not having any doubts, he's the kind of dog you can train anything. Smart, yet stubborn.
06-15-2007, 02:22 PM
I think that price for a quality pup is pretty fair. I'm not familiar with the prices of a started/finished dog but that is a lot a pennies any way you look at it.
After I got to looking at, the prices for those finished dogs are pretty fair. If you separate the price of the dog, $600/mnth training fees (10 months, being conservative) you're pretty much at the same point. That finished dog better be able to make the coffee in the morning, start the truck and offer to drive....
I've been looking at War Eagle Retrievers for a while now and those prices are similar for their very best pups with the best blood lines.
Anybody see last night's episode with the punt guns? Pretty cool.
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