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EXCEPTIONAL & COMPETIVE HUNTING GOLDENS THISTLE ROCK RANCH & KENNEL in ELK RIVER, MINNESOTA, Minnesota
Blue River Kennel - Minnesota English Springer Spaniel Breeders
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About Blue River Kennel
We raise, Field Bred English Springer Spaniels, on a limited basis, to improve the breed. In the heart of the Alexandria MN lakes area.Our dogs have proved themselves in the field as well as the water and would be happy to let you see them work. They are great looking and of sound temperaments. They are excellent bird finders with tons of drive and great around the house. Many references. Our dogs are home raised and well socialized.
They are backed up with a " 36 " month full health guarantee in writing. We take great pride in what we produce as gun dogs.
They are great dogs for the field, the water, and the family. Check out our site below for current news.
And "please" email direct to the email address next to the phone contact below. Messages sent to this site, in the leave a message link, do not always get forwarded on. So you may not hear back for some time, thanks.
Thanks for looking 320-219-2081 or email at email@example.com
Referring to the training, we are willing to help anyone interested in gun dog training. We are involved with a few different training clubs, and welcome any new comers. There is no cost to you above birds. So if you are interested get in touch. We are in the Alexandria MN lakes area.This training starts out at the puppy stage. Feel free to call any time.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
English Springer Spaniel
Hunting, Training, Stud Services, Birds for sale
Breeder Contact Info
P.O. Box 121
Garfield MN 56332, Minnesota 56332
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 21 years.
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Blue River Dulcinea AXJ NA NAJ CGC OA OAJ \"Dulce\"
Blue River's Fast Track "River"
FC Blue River I'm Dan's Boy "Odie"
The Blue River Flows In Me "Loren"
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Submitted by: Taylor on Nov 06, 2013I grew up hunting with Springer Spaniels with my Father. When my Wife and I decided we needed our own hunting pup, we started the search. From many shining references, we found Ken Hanson. Ken is a consummate professional and subject matter expert when it comes to breeding, training, and caring for English Springer Spaniels. We reserved a spring pup in 2010 from a litter of Odie and Lady. We started our training early and often and Ken showed us the way with lots of training guidance. Because of this work, our pup has become one of the best hunting dogs I've ever had the pleasure of working with. His nose is top notch, his hunting drive is insatiable, his temperment is outstanding, and he's a great friend. If you're looking for a Springer Spaniel for hunting, there is no place better than Blue River Kennels in Minnesota.
Submitted by: Paul Handberg on Aug 12, 2013We received our pup Timberland from Kenny in June. He is from the Odie / Loren Litter this spring. He has taken well to house living and has made fast friends with our Sheltie Mollee. Took him to GameFair 2013 and I must have had 7 or 8 strangers stop me to ask my breeder’s name and remark on how handsome he is. Timber trained easily on the basics. As I am a first time bird dog owner I am looking forward to some advanced bird training as Timber is very eager to please. Kenny has been extremely helpful answering questions from a novice and offers to help all the time.
Submitted by: Rob Geary on Nov 14, 2011Bought a pup from Blue River. Great dog. He's smart, obedient and eager to please. The pup couldn't be any better with our small children and their friends. He is progressing nicely in his bird training and we don't go anywhere that someone doesn't comment on how nice looking the dog is. Perfect temperment. Thanks Kenny.
Submitted by: Rick Lindgren on Nov 14, 2011Gauge is from the Indy & Dulce litter this past May (2011). He's a fantastic house pet and progressing well in his hunting training. We are so pleased with what a great fit he is for our family; cuddly when you want him to be and showing signs of excellent pheasant hunting skills. He's adapted well to our older Springer too and is learning some hunting techniques from her.
Submitted by: mike morgen on Oct 30, 2011We have a male pup out of river and odie this may I'm soo thankful what a great pup bentie is very easy to train smart little boy everything come natural to him quarters nice for a pup and what drive he has.he is fun to work with I can't wait for next year to see him work some fields.I will definitely be getting another pup from Ken thank you for a great pup.
Submitted by: Sarah and Justin Rule on Oct 30, 2011I am extremely satisfied with Ken Hanson's Blue River Kennels. Obie Wan Kenobe is a beautiful, gifted puppy out of Lady and Odie's 2011 litter. He is finding, flushing and retrieving naturally at 8 months of age grouse, pheasant, mourning doves; graduated 1st in his puppy obediance class; housebroken by 3 months of age. Such a smart puppy! Ken is very good to work with, assisting us in finding the perfect dog for our family. the Rule family is now complete with a Blue River dog.
Submitted by: Bob McKellar on Oct 12, 2010After a lot of searching, phone calls, and study I bought a Springer pup from Ken this year. Ken was most forthright and helpful in all aspects of the whole transaction.
The best part was the quality of the pup I received. Smart? you wouldn't believe it! Easy to train, great nose, and a ton of drive, yet polite and easy in the house. This pup is picking up things faster than I can teach him.
Submitted by: Don Fiebiger on Oct 09, 2010We received our springer pup(Easton) from Blue River Kennel in May of 09. Ken has most supportive and knowledgeable in the traning of Easton. Easton is a very good family dog and a great hunting dog (flusher.) Proof is that, this years opening day of pheaseant , we had our limit. Because of Easton. Having my son and a good hunting dog in the field with me is pricless.
Submitted by: Denise Schweers on Feb 03, 2010My Dad & I bought a Springer from Loren Lein some 13 years ago. I am sorry to say that I just had to put our Springer down on January 16th of this year, he gave us a great 13 years and 7 month run. I am very happy to see that the Blue River Kennel is still going strong and when I am ready for another I will certainly give them a call. Thanks for the great memories, he was a great dog.
Submitted by: Dan Nesbit on Oct 10, 2009Having owned a blue river springer and spent many years hunting behind this line i would advise anyone who is a decated pheasant hunter to look into there blood lines. These dogs are for the serious hunter who is ready to put birds in the freezer.