Maia X ???, 2022
Maia, a product of our Freyja and Chippewa's Yolo; is likely to be our next breeding female.
Her first hunting season went very well, with a lot of promise shown before and since.
Assuming that she continues to prove herself in the field, and all health clearances come in clear at 2 years old, we'll be making our first pairing with her sometime around her 3rd birthday.
These potential pups are already in high demand likely to go to experienced, hunting homes only; so get in touch early if you're ready for your next hunting companion.
Freyja X Jaeger, 2020
Born May 5th, 2020; Freyja's last litter of pups were spoken for long before hitting the ground.
10 gorgeous Black & White and Liver & White bird finders, compliments of Jaeger.
We don't know if this will be our last litter with Jaeger, but with Freyja and Calypso retired from breeding after this year; it will be our last litter for ~2 years.
A lot of disappointed potential puppy families out there, but have patience and look for that family field dog in the near future.
Calypso X Jaeger, 2020
Calypso and Jaeger's first and last set of pups (Calypso's final litter) hit the ground in early January. 6 very healthy and active little hunters.
Jaeger's blood lines come out of a couple of very prominent kennels for both NAVHDA and Field Trial dogs. We have been watching him advance and achieve for 4 years; and he is now one of the most accomplished dogs in the NW.
Of course what is most important to us is how the dogs perform in the field on real birds; and what they're like with the family. Jaeger is both a hunting machine, and a cuddly lover on the couch. And is he good looking? He is a Filson model....
We are truly excited to see another new pairing with our girls, and with a couple of gorgeous black GSP girls in the litter, we may have some black roan in our future.
All pups in this litter were reserved before the breeding. But these dogs will give us a good idea of the crossing with Jaeger. With a small potential that some pups are available in the Freyja 2020 litter, we are looking forward to seeing how good these pups really are!
Freyja X Yolo, 2019
12 very healthy pups born Feb 22, 19.
7 Males / 5 Females.
Freyja always having these big litters, we had a few additional pups available at time of whelp.
They have found the best active, loving, hunting homes to go to, after the short time they are with us.
With 33 awesome GSP pups to date, and back-to-back litters; Freyja took a bit of a break. She had a great fall chasing and retrieving chukar; and hunted right through pregnancy. (nothing like starting pups young!!!)
This is the second, and likely last pairing of Freyja to Yolo. If all works, we will be keeping a female ourselves out of this awesome cross; and then looking to other studs for diversity next year.
Get in touch if you'd like to reserve a pup from future litters.
Started Dog, "Oakley"
Born in April, 2017, Oakley is a loving pup, ready for his forever home. Back with us after unfortunate first year.
He hasn't had the bird training we'd like to see by 1 year old, and he has some young life scarring to get by. It's going to take a lot of love and patience, but he is worth it and will return in kind.
When Oakley first returned, he was a wild child! Not very good dog manners, a fear of other dogs, and many reported skin/allergy issues.
With a stable routine, security and structure; he's come a long ways in a few short months!
Great dog manners, very attentive and responsive guy. He's accepted our entire pack, and is getting to know and tolerate other dogs well; most of his fears are behind him. He's transitioned onto our standard food, put on 20lbs and grown a beautiful coat. Any sign of allergies are long gone.
Oakley moved on to his forever home; a loving and active family with one of our 3 year old GSP's and three very active children. He's doing great, and we couldn't be happier!
Started Dog, "Capone"
2017 Pup, Freyja X Riggs Litter
Capone is a gorgeous Shorthair Pup, returned to us after 9 months with his new owner. We are so thankful that his first owner had the self awareness to realize that there was not enough time, space and attention currently available to a young shorthair.
He was another dog that came in with a shortage of dog manners. Capone was able to adapt to our pack and rules in an incredible hurry. He has an affinity for 'hunting' the rabbits and birds around our place, and is a natural retriever.
Capone journeyed to his forever home in Northern Idaho. With a young, active family; he is renamed, and the permanent 'shadow' to his new dad. He's already been on many hunt training adventures, and will be joining his sister in the field and on the chukar hills this fall.
Many well wishes for future, and a lot of love!
Calypso X Riggs, 2018
With only 3 pups, this litter was disappointingly small. A lot of folks now waiting for 2019 litters for their next hunting companion; ourselves included!
Pups themselves have not disappointed. Two BIG males and one female with a big motor. All three dogs should be hitting birds well this fall.
With both parents being long and tall, at the larger end of the breed; these will be some BIG DOGS! We expect these pups to cover ground with ease, while still working close and hunting as a team. They should also be thorough brush busters for those tight holding, early season roosters.
Most were reserved before the pairing was made, we'll see how many pups we get and if there will be any more available.
Freyja X Yolo, 2018
Another 11 Gorgeous Shorthairs. This girl throws BIG litters!
Most pups reserved quite a ways in advance, these pups are all spoken for and going home in March, '18. Look for updates on future Freyja or Yolo pups.
After two beautiful litters to date, we're trying Freyja out with Yolo from Chippewa Kennels. Yolo's sired one litter with RRK pups and several elsewhere.
The pairings been made, and after finishing most of bird season; pups will be due in late January and going home in March.
Very trainable and biddable dogs, with strong nose and plenty of drive are what we're looking for here and expect to achieve. These pups should be mid-range hunters with powerful drive.
Not a River Rein Kennels dog.
NEW HOME FOUND!!!
This one year old female GSP is spayed, and current on her shots. She is a sweet, loving girl, that currently lives to play fetch, swim in the lake, and check the property perimeter.
Currently living in Stanwood, WA; I've met her and think she's a great pup. She's a typical shorthair, and therefor FAR to much energy for the gentlemen that ended up with her.
No registration papers or known lineage; we're helping to find her the right fit in a 'forever home'. In my opinion, she'll make a wonderful companion for an active, outdoors family; and may have some strong hunting potential.
Started Dog, "Bennett"
2017 Pup, Calypso X Yolo Litter
Born in April, 2017, Bennett is a loving pup, ready for his forever home. He came back to us after just a few months when his first family wasn't quite ready for that GSP fire again.
While he had not been exposed to hunting over the summer, we've immediately put him on training birds, and he's joined us on several days of wild chukar hunting now. The instinct is obviously there, and he now loves birds! Continue to get this guys some repetitions, and he'll be a strong gun dog by next season.
This pup did spend over a month at 'training camp' for obedience training. It shows. He is a well mannered boy, quick learner and eager to please.
Bennett has a big motor and covers some ground. Like a typical GSP, plan to exercise him hours of every day when not hunting.
He's grown up with other dogs, children and lots of people. Very well socialized, he'll want to be part of a pack or with his people.
He is offered for sale to the right home as an un-finished hunter. Value and price will continue to increase as his training progresses.
Please get in touch if your interested in learning more about this driven young hunting dog!
Freyja X Riggs, 2017
Freyja and Riggs were both tried out as first time parents last year. The results were fantastic!
Riggs is a GORGEOUS, big, blocky Liver dog. Hard charging and soft mouthed. A great compliment to Freyja's close in working range. These dogs combine speed and distance with close in biddable nature.
A lot of natural talent with the eagerness to learn and train.
Too good to not repeat, there will be a fun mix of solid liver and roan dogs.
Pairing expected to be made in March, pups going home in July 2017.
Calypso X Yolo, 2017
5 gorgeous GSP pups born April 11, 2017. They'll make 5 hunting families very happy! Watch for more pups in the next '17 litter, or get in line now for next years' dogs.
As great as the Calypso X Garrett pups were/are; Howard Meyer (Chippewa Kennels) calls Yolo "The best dog I've ever produced". From the time I've spent with him, I am also very impressed.
These will be some great bird dogs!
Started Dog, "Hawkeye"
2016 Pup, Calypso X Garrett Litter
Born in March, 2016, Hawkeye has had one of the best starts to dog socialization a pup can get. This guy loves everyone!
He is eager to please, very attentive, and his standard obedience is excellent.
His early hunting training focused on blood tracking for big game, and a lot of retrieving. Hawkeye picked up everything as fast as the best GSP's; and tracked & located a 12hr lost Blacktail during WA Archery season at just 6 months old!
He has had a strong introduction to birds this fall; with dozens of reps on live pigeons and pheasant on the training grounds, and many days in the field hunting wild pheasant, quail and chukar. (both solo and team hunts)
He has a strong nose and hunting drive, and a solid stylish point. His retrieving and swimming are still works in progress, but he is picking that up fast.
Hawkeye is a very typical German Shorthaired Pointer. Plenty of energy and hunting drive, with a personality to make him a great family dog as well. We would certainly be keeping him for ourselves if our string wasn't already filled out!
He's grown up with other dogs and lots of people; so the ideal family for him will be one with established dogs and lots of people time.
Value and price will continue to increase as his training progresses.
Please get in touch if your interested in learning more about this driven young hunting dog!