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Start to Finish BirdDog Training/ original home and Breeders of Champion Black Forest German Shorthair Pointers

A family owned business located in the Black Forest of Colorado Springs, Co. We are open YEAR ROUND for all of your training, boarding and puppy needs..

Mark Pace Sr offers 40 yrs. of experience in Bird dog training as well as being the home of many NSTRA CHAMPIONS IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION... we proudly breed and are the 'ORIGINAL' breeders of The Black Forest champion bloodlines.

What makes us different? We train full time...your dog is our full time profession.... We train and breed quality hunting dogs...we train all breeds of flushing and pointing dogs for upland game hunting... we cater to the regular guy, because we are regular guys....we do it because we are dedicated to dogs and to the tradition of hunting. We breed for the same reason....quality, not quantity......every breeding we make is the best we have to offer our customers, because we want the best we have in the field.....that's our job./P>

We started our business because we LOVE BEING IN THE FIELD, training ... that's where you'll find us...That's probably why we still enjoy our business....So,...the best way to contact us is the old school way, by phone . Here's our office phone 719-495-6766 or our cell phone may also text us at our cell phone number.We look forward to talking to you about your dog.

We are committed to the the 'traditional family'.....affordable training and reasonably priced pups. We are most interested in providing customers with the great experience of watching their dog at any level, reach his or her potential in the field as well as connecting a family with an affordable pet and hunting companion. Contact us is through our office phone 719-495-6766 or our cell at 719-502-7831 (you may also text us at our cell number) and check out our website at We provide the 'ultimate' in personal references for our training, boarding and for our pups.... Don't forget, we're open year round.

Beautiful litter whelped on July 16th 2022...Black Forest champion bloodlines,$1200. AKC.....text us at 719-502-7831 or call and reserve your pup! .....whether you're a serious hunter looking for a serious hunting dog or just someone wanting a wonderful pet from a long line of champions.. We're here to help you through the process....Satisfaction Guaranteed in all areas of our business!!

www.starttofinishbirddogtraining .com

719-495-6766 office.

719-502-7831 Cell (text if easier)

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
German Shorthaired Pointer
Additional Services
Training, Boarding
Breeder Contact Info
Mark Pace Sr.
8725 Kirk Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80908
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 40 years.
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Testimonials (4)
Submitted by: Sandra Rosson on May 01, 2021
We took our Black Lab Rocky to Mark, for training, and Mark did an excellent job. Rocky was quite the challenge, often difficult to train, but Mark never gave up on Rocky. Rocky came back to us very obedient. We have seen a big difference in Rocky's behavior. With Marks help, Rocky has really improved. We continue to stay consistent with Rocky, working on commands, and practicing all area's of his training. Rocky is doing well. We would recommend Mark to anybody needing dog training in all area's. Mark is professional, caring, and we are very satisfied with his determination to work with Rocky, until Rocky became a well trained dog.

Bryan, Sandra, Sierra, & Ashley Rosson
Submitted by: Wayne Baker on Dec 11, 2012
Mark Pace Sr. is a personal friend of mine, and we share a lot of stories together about field trialing and hunting. I have always valued his opinions. I was taught many years ago by an old trainer that the true test to determine a good trainer is wether he can fix another trainer’s or handler’s problems.

My dog Buck, an English Pointer, was a wash out horseback field trial dog when he was one year old. That’s how I got him. I had trained many black labs in the years past before buying my first pointer. Up to the time that my problems began I had a wonderful time hunting and field trialing him. With that being said, over the course of about one year Buck developed an attitude that I tried to resolve by myself. In short he wanted to hunt for himself and would get disqualified in field trials instead of obeying me. After sometime I decided my training techniques weren’t working. That’s when I contacted Mark. He explained to me that with an 8 year old dog it was questionable wether I would get the results I wanted. Mark knows me and what I expect from my dogs. There’s an old saying that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. I’m here to tell you that is definitely not true here!

Mark’s patience and determination in working with and resolving the issues that I had with Buck really paid off. I have never had so much fun hunting and field trialing. In fact the very first weekend that I had Buck home I ran him in a trial and he got 1st place, a feat that we had never achieved in the two years prior. We had placed several times, qualified and ran in a national trial and finished in the top 16, but we had never achieved that all important 1st place. His wild bird hunting has also improved and it’s great to see him work the birds so well!

Buck is a great family dog and my kids are crazy about him. Thanks to Mark I don’t have to retire him. I can continue to field trial and hunt with my great dog! Thanks Mark, I would recommend both Mark Pace Sr. and Jr. to anyone that wants help in training their hunting dog!
They did wonders for Buck and me!


Wayne Baker
Arvada, CO.
Submitted by: Lois Deitrich on Mar 24, 2010
I purchased a puppy from Mark Pace, Jr several years ago. Little did I know what a world class pup this was; you certainly wouldn't have known it from the price. A few years later, I took her to a trainer for some help and was shocked to hear what a quality dog she was and have him go on and on about her breeding.
Recently, I contacted Mark Pace, Sr for a "finished" gun dog and was again overwhelmed at the quality for the price. Grace is the most perfectly trained hunting partner I could imagine and the "Marks" are professional and kind and offer 100% support to everyone they come in contact with.
I trust them explicitly and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them as trainers or to recommend a pup from their kennel to anyone.
Their skill in working with the dogs is only exceeded by their goodness as human beings.
Needless to say after all this rambling, they're the best!!
Submitted by: Jim Slater on Aug 24, 2008
I have known Mark & Jr. for 5 years. In that time they have trained numerious dogs for me,[Vivslas/English pointer] I'm a professional guide at a upland bird hunting club in Co. I continually get rave reviews on how well my dogs behave and hunt.Mark and his son have a uncanny ability to "read" each dog, and determine a plan of training that is efective and quick. They are very caring and treat each dog as there own.I have also been active in refering many people to Mark for puppy purchase, { a gerat line of champions ], and for training. If you are looking for a pup or dog training, LOOK NO FURTHER!!, you have found one of the best !! Jim @ Rock Run Outfitters
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