We recently moved to Fergus Falls, MN. Living in town is quiet a change. Puppies will be raised in town until they are 4 weeks old before moving out to the family farm. On the farm they will be able to start going for walks, introduced to birds, water, and different terrain. My family and I have been raising Goldens for over 40 years. We also raise poultry, pheasants, ducks, horses and cattle over the years.
The family farm has numerous streams running through it with a few spots deep enough to give the puppies their first lessons on swimming. There is plenty of room for them to exercise. We do not have pheasants this year. However, they still get introduced to the scent and wings. I raise puppies that come from strong hunting lines with the intention that they go to hunting families.
I had hoped to get into field trials with Shooter but instead decided to go back to school. She is a great hunter, has lots of drive, does well at finding the pheasants and retrieving ducks. She loves water and gets very excited when she sees a gun. When I ride horse through some of the near by wildlife reserves Shooter is always kicking up the pheasants.
Shooter's sire is Push Comes to Shove. He is the only living Golden Retriever to earn a triple championship (CH FT/AFTCH, OTCH) before the age of 2. If you would like to read Push's story you can follow the link.
Shooter's dam Firesides at Your Beck' N Call was running open and amatuer trials. She is an excellent marker and strong at her blinds with loads of heart and desire.
500 Spruce Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
To the left is Crossfires Rigby Mauser at 1.5 yrs. old. She is out of Shooter and Old Oaks Highland Hunter (Hunter). Hunter is out of an imported Scottish golden retriever with a National Danish field trial championship.
With Rigby I have been able to get into running UKC Hunt tests and will continue to earn points. She turns 2 in December and with any luck she will be breed on the following heat. Right now Rigby is still as playful as a pup with a lot of energy.
However, Rigby is a calm dog in the house but sure gets excited at the hunt tests to retrieve the birds. That is when she really focuses all that puppy energy and excitement into her desire to please. She has also gone out duck hunting a few times last fall and did a fantastic job retrieving ducks. In the house she knows her boundaries. Such as which rooms she can go into and which ones she cannot.