Submitted by: Brian Arquilla on Dec 05, 2019
Hope all good and autumn is treating you well.
We’re much loving our boy Haystack from Freyja X Yolo’s 2018 spring litter.
Here are a few photos of Haystack’s recent handy work. So versatile.
He’s working out just fine !
Submitted by: Kelly Dyer on Oct 29, 2019
Hi Ben! Just wanted to say hello and let you know our hunting seasons off to a great start. Year two seems to be the magic number. Gus has been finding all the planted birds out in Crescent Lake and Cherry Valley since the season opened up. Nothing better than walking through a patch a bunch of hunters just walked through and having your pup lock up on point right behind them. Every one asks where I got Gus and I always send them your way (and I always wear my orange River Rein hat...any chance I could buy another one from you for my Dad?). We're headed to Montana the first of November to try and find birds near Denton. Any chance you've been out that way? We're trying to find a good spot a little closer to home as the drive all the way to South Dakota has started to wear on my Dad as he's gotten older. 10 hours in the truck sounds much better than 22 ðŸ™‚. I hope all is well with you! Love seeing pics of your dogs, such good looking bird finders. I need to be better about taking pictures when we hunt, if I get some good ones this year I'll send them your way.
Submitted by: Mike Skjei Stuck on Aug 13, 2019
Little update on Jeger... the most loving dog with kids! This is my nephew and Jeger just follows him everywhere! I love this picture you can see how much heart she has. On a side note we went for a walk in the woods the other day and she pointed on 2 separate pheasant. I didn't understand what she was doing until the birds were in flight! Such an amazing dog!
Submitted by: Gordon Hoffnagle on Jul 18, 2019
Sorry I haven’t touched bases sooner. Been busy, probably just like you (got a new puppy to train you know!). Our girl Floki vom Freyja is everything we hoped for. As you know, I’ve had Shorthairs all my life, and they’ve all been great dogs, but 5 months in, I think this one is special. She’s an impressive athlete that stands out, even in a breed that is universally athletic. She’s pointing, retrieving, grinding the brush, has a motor that is never at idle, and is generally figuring this whole hunting thing out. Just got her rabies shot yesterday and she weighs 40#. Can't wait to get on the pheasants and chukars in a couple months. We’ve already decided that we need another one of your dogs. I would like to get on the list for spring 2021 now, (thinking 2 years apart works for all of us here). I’ll send a picture now, and a lot more in a couple months. Thanks again for the great dog. I’ll stay in touch.
Submitted by: Brian Donaldson on Jul 06, 2019
Hi Ben and Alicia,
Thanks again for such an awesome dog. I've been following a book since day 1 with Hank's training that a friend recommended. It's called "Speed Train Your Own Birddog" and it's by Larry Mueller. It's been amazing how quickly he learns. Steph and I have been nothing but absolutely happy with him. You guys do an awesome job and I look forward to referring my friends and getting my next dog from you guys.
Submitted by: Gary Jorgenson on Jun 05, 2019
Ben and Alicia,
River Rein Kennels
Just a thank you for giving us the privilege of owning one of your dogs, it's a dream to have a GSP in my life again. It says a lot to me about this litter that you considered Freyja and Yolo a great paring so much so that you kept one of the females for yourself. I couldn't agree more and I couldn't have asked for a more amazing pup than Gracie, honestly I think she's the most beautiful dog I've ever owned. Tammy says I'm totally in love with her...and she's not wrong. She is a terror, a love, a hyper blur, a couch potato, a "gardener" (we don't have many flowers left either), a sock stealing shoe thief and a huge snuggler. I come home to her in my face till there's not a dry spot on it and in the evening she likes nothing more than a lap to curl up on and start snoring.
I've never seen such intensity in a dogs face and body as I have in hers when I'm working her in the yard...or when I have cheese in my hand. If only quail and pheasant smelled like cheese...
Thank you again for this amazing pup. I can't wait till I can take her out in the field with my son chasing birds and watching her work.
Thank you again...
Gary, Tammy and
River Rein Gracie vom Freyja
Submitted by: Danielle Bowman on Apr 29, 2019
Ben took time answering our questions before we committed to purchasing a pup. His time and questions for us showed us that it was important that his pups were matched well.
Submitted by: Erin Coleman on Apr 18, 2019
Best people and dogs on the planet!!
Submitted by: Eric Schmalz on Apr 11, 2019
I have a great dog from Ben and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a hard working dog that can also be a great family dog!! Ryker is great with other dogs and is awesome in the house!!
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Submitted by: Patrick Hobbs on Jan 03, 2019
Such a great experience working with Ben. My pup Tank was a natural, stong point,and retrieve without training. I have hunted behind tons of dogs and never expected Tank to be hunting at 41/2 months old! RRK dogs are something special