About TGK's Nebraska
My name is Aaron Stover and I am the owner of TGK’s Nebraska
Pointing Labs. I have been hunting over
pointing labs since 2000. My family is a
HUGE part of our small operation. My
wife Melanie, and our children Madison and Rylan are all heavily involved with
the dogs. We all interact with them on a
daily basis as we firmly believe our dogs need to be well socialized and a part
of the family, not simply dad’s hunting dogs.
When litters are being born and have hit the ground is when you really
see our family work as a team. Melanie
has a special bond with our females and is right there with them when they are
delivering pups, rubbing their tummy, patting their heads, or just letting them
know she knows what they are going through.
When the pups become mobile, the kids take over with playing with them
and loving on them on a daily basis.
Many a tear has been shed when the pups go home, because we love our
pups and at the same time we are happy they are going to new owners to give
them joy in their lives.
We want to provide you with "bend over backwards"
customer service and an excellent hunting dog.
Our family takes great pride in responding to customers wants and
needs. We may not always have exactly what
you are looking for, but we never want to miss the opportunity of placing a
puppy with a new home because we didn’t take the time to listen and understand
All of our dogs are hunted and trialed. Let us be clear, our dogs are
dogs first and trial dogs second. However, we only breed dogs
that have obtained a hunt test title. In fact we are so picky
about this that a dog does not even get his/her own webpage on our site
until they have a hunt test title. This ensures that your
puppies parents have met specific hunting standards and gives you the
peace of mind knowing that your pup's parents perform on land and in
the water. Many breeders only focus on the stud dog having hunt
test titles, and forget about the other 50% of the equation, the
female! Starting in 2013 and beyond you will start seeing female(s)
from our kennel competing at upper hunt test levels, just another thing
that differentiates us from outher kennels who do not title there
females or put the bare minimum hunt test titles on them so they can
hurry up and breed them. We have several new female pups from the
best pedigrees possible (two of them are grandaughters to our older
females, and one a daughter). To say we believe in what we
produce is an understatement.
philosophy of ours that makes us different is you will not find us
chasing the latest craze in stud dogs. Occassionaly we will use
an outside stud to incorporate new blood into our bloodlines, but we
don't do it to chase the latest thing. Your trust and investment
into one of our puppies is way too important to chase outside stud dogs
without a proven track record.
final thing that we feel differentiates us is our dogs are a part of
our family. When they get old and can't hunt anymore or can't produce
pups anymore we don't kick them to the curb and sell them. We
love all of our dogs, old, young, and in between!! They have
given their all for us and we will honor them until their last day with
us. This sadly is not true with all breeders.
Each year I hunt all over the
Midwest with annual trips to the most prime pheasant hunting available.
I am blessed to have family in Northwest Kansas, and Northwest
Iowa, and I also go to South Dakota and of course hunt around home here
in Nebraska. Our dogs quarter the field, point and
retrieve birds (land and water), and are good companions. It is our
that training a dog to only pass trials does not make a good hunting
generate good blood lines. A dog must love to hunt and that only comes
getting in the truck and going for real hunts on wild birds in natural
conditions. Training situations will never bring out a dog’s natural
that a cold fall morning of hunting wild birds will do.
Our Kennel always enjoys hearing back from our valued customers.
If you are a TGK dog owner and have an update on your puppy/dog, a hunting
story, and of course pictures, please email them to us. Has your dog done something great, let us know
about it and we will posit it on our current events section. If you are a
potential customer and would like a list of references, please let us know and
we will gladly provide them to you.
28-29, 2014: Back to Laurens, IA for pheasant hunting. WOW,
what an amazing quick and fun two days. Fantastic dog work and
tons of birds!! First time I have ever hunted wild birds over
Trinity and Tamar and let's just say there training has paid off.
Trintiy handles like a Ferrarri, and Tamar is a budding
superstar, with a gorgeous point. My gold star was a tie this
weekend with Bleu and Trintiy. Bleu hunts so darn hard it is jaw
dropping and Trinity had two blind retrieves with full blown hand
signals on birds that otherwise would have been lost. The future
is bright with the young guns for sure.
22, 2014: Flo delivered her litter today (see our litters page).
We have a beautiful/strong yellow male available.
13, 2014: Went on a waterfowl hunt with our good family friend
Rodney Komenda today. We used Mike Cunningham of County Line
Outfitters, it was an amazing day of shooting and definitely plan to do
this again before the season is over!!
8-9, 2014: My favorite hunting trip of the year!! Up to see
the relatives in Laurens, Iowa. Great time as always and great
pheasant hunting. Population has seemed to rebound from the last
few years and we even got in a little waterfowl hunting. Bleu was
spectacular, followed by the old girls Tess and Nala.
22, Kiera's litter was born. 7 pups in all, 2bf, 1bm, 2yf, and
2ym. Please see our litters page, we have one yellow male deposit
11-14 (SW, North Dakota) Opening weekend of their pheasant season.
A 100% TGK dog 4 day hunt with our good friend Justin Poore and
two of his friends. 4xGMPR Bleu, CPR Tess, CPR Nala, and CPR Flo
led the way for me and 4xGMPR Winnie and a soon to be superstar Rock
were brought by Justin. Fantastic dog work, and an amazing bird
population led to 4 days of getting our limits in less than 2 hours of
hunting each day. Southwest North Dakota is a bird hunters
2014 Review/Preview of the fall and 2015:
In 2014 TGK owned dog's obtained the following hunt test titles:
Phebe: Certified Pointing Retriever (CPR).
2.5x Grand Master Pointing Retriever (GMPR), and also was 4/4 in
AKC SH trials. Trinity will pursue the 4xGMPR, SH, and MH titles
Bleu: 4x Grand Master Pointing Retriever (GMPR),
and also obtained her SH title. Bleu is most likely done running
trials and we can't wait to hunt over this talented female!! Be
watching for her next litter.
Hunting trips planned for ND, SD, IA, KS, and NE.
Trinity, Tamar, and Phebe get to go guiding in SD!! 100's and 100's of birds these girls will get!!
Trinity to have a litter and pursue her 4xGMPR, SH,and MH titles.
Tamar to start master level trials, and possibly have a litter.
Phebe to start master level trials, an possibly have a litter.
Murphy (not on website yet), to start us dreaming for the future!!
20-21, 2014 (APLA Test, MO): Well TGK went out with a bang.
Bleu became a 4xGMPR and Trinity at 2.5xGMPR. Both girls
went 5/6 in APLA tests this fall and also were both perfect in SH AKC
13-14, 2014 (APLA Test, WI): Another fantastic hunt test weekend
is in the books. Bleu is now a 3xGMPR and Trinity is a 1.5xGMPR!!
September 10, 2014: Flo is in heat. See our litters page for her upcomming litter.
Puppies are on their way: Kiera is due on or around October 23, 2014, please see our litters page.
06-07, 2014 (APLA Test, MN): Another great test weekend is int he
books. Bleu became a 2.5xGMPR and Trinity became a MPR!!
15-17, 2014 (Mo Valley AKC Hunt Test): Great, great weekend for
TGK. Bleu picked up another MH pass and also got a SH pass which
was her title run so she now has her SH title with the AKC. Bleu
is the most hunt test titled dog for TGK to date being a 1.5xGMPR and
SH, hopefully some more APLA GMPR passes are in the cards for her this
fall. Trinity also picked up a SH pass making her 3/3 so far on
her title run. Great work Brad and thanks for running the dogs.
11, 2014: Rock x Candi pups were born today. Ten beautiful
chocolate pups!! Please see our litters page.
07, 2014: Tonight we lost our hero and first pointing lab
Hershey. I will simply say thank you to a lifetime of memories
and his breeding career has left a legacy. His children and
grandchildren continue to tear it up and create memories for everyone
associated. Again, we say we love you and Thank you.
04-06, 2014: Minot, ND: Bleu picked up a MH and a SH pass
and Trinity picked up a SH pass. Pretty darn good Holiday
weekend, Brad get some rest!
June 29, 2014: Bleu and Trinity each picked up a SH pass at the AKC trial in Rapid City, SD.
31, 2014: Phebe got her CPR at the South Dakota APLA test.
Phebe is our newest hunt test titled dog and will have her first
litter in 2015. We intend to campaign her for as many hunt test
titles as she can get.
18, 2014: Bleu got another pass towards the coveted 4xGMPR title
at the APLA trial in Decorah, IA this weekend. Bleu is now a
1.5xGMPR. We are very proud of her.
28, 2014: Thought I would take a minute and just give a general
update on what has and is going on at TGK. This fall/winter we
have been blessed with three outstanding litters from Bleu, Flo, and
Kiera. In 2014 we will have for sure two more litters that being
from Nala and Candi.
As we approach March our dogs are already
off to the trainers and are gearing up for the Spring trial season,
which is always a challenge with Winter continung to hang on.
Bleu will be working towards additional GMPR, SH, and MH passes.
Trinity we are hoping she will mature quick enough and also be
going for GMPR, SH, and MH passes, we shall see. Tamar and Phebe
are our wildcards and our youngest dogs. Time will tell how
quickly these young ladies come along. Stay tuned!!
16, 2014: Kiera delivered her litter today consisting of 3 black
females, 3 black males, and 2 chocolate males. The breeding is
with 3xGMPR Porter, MH, QAA. Arguably this will be one of if not
the strongest pointing lab breedings in the country this year.
Our trainer is even getting a pup! Please see our litters
page for more informatiion.
25, 2013: Merry Christmas!! Today after spending the day
with my parents for Christmas we arrived home to Flo having had her
litter. This was quite a shock as she was not due until the 30th.
All is going well so far, stay tuned! Plenty of selection
2, Kiera is in heat! See our litters page for more information.
We are breeding Kiera to 2xGMPR Porter, MH, QAA. All we can
say is this breeding will be incredible and these pups will have some
"zoom". We are personally keeping a puppy to ensure the Kiera
bloodline continues and so is our trainer, so that is two pretty good
references for this breeding.
November 28, Thanksgiving in
(Atwood, KS). We did what they said couldn't be done this year,
we found and harvested birds and plenty of them!! A lot of
walking and the power of TGK dogs and we put birds in the bag. NW
Kansas is not what it once was for pheasant hunting but a little effort
and good dog work and you can still fill your vest. Still love
hunting out here!!
22-23, Laurens, IA. Thank you very much to my family for
taking me on a great two day pheasant hunt. My annual trip(s) to
Laurens are my favortie hunting trips of the year. Great times
and great bird hunting to put it simply. Tess, Nala, Kiera, and
Bleu were spectacular. My cousin Cory's dog Jess was fantastic as
usual. Thanks again and we will see you soon.
1-5, 2012: SW, North Dakota. Thank you very much to my good
friend Justin Poore (owner of 4xGMPR Winnie who is out of our Ridley x
Nala breeding) for taking me on a fantastic pheasant hunt. After
questioning why someone from Nebraska would drive 14 hours to hunt
pheasants in North Dakota, my questions were quickly answered, because
of the number of birds!! Fantastic dog work by Winnie and his
other dog Boo, it was a complete pleasure to hunt with both of his
dogs. On my side of the coin I took Tess for what might be her
last major hunt trip. Tess had several nice points and it was
great to see her get into all those birds again. Nala did her usual
bulldogging and cutting herself all up to do anything to find a bird,
her prey drive is senstional, along with a beautiful point.
Honestly as well as Tess and Nala did, Kiera completely outshined
her kennel mates with stunning points, and the ability to go all day
long. On the third day when dogs and people were both exhausted
Kiera never sat out one field and I really needed that extra effort
from her. She finished the trip with an exceptional point for
Justin's friend Bob that produced a rooster that he was able to bag.
Bob told me Kiera's point was so staunch her lip was quivering as
he walked into flush the bird. Look for a great breeding this
Spring from Kiera, see our litters page.
19-22, 2013: Crawford, CO. Thank you very much to my
amazing extended family that helped me fill my cow elk tag this week
and to my own family for letting me take time away from home for this
adventure! The hunting was tough and tiring but in the end we did
find a cow elk and the freezer will be full with jerky, summer sausage,
and sticks again. Next adventure off to Dickinson, ND for
pheasant hunting, with my good friend Justin Poore and his 4xGMPR
12, 2013: Bleu delivered her litter today. Only 6 pups were
born this time but everyone is doing great and growing. We have
one yellow male available on this breeding that is not spoken for yet.
Check out our litters page.
29, 2013: Armour, SD: APLA Test. Today Bleu got her
GMPR title, and Trinity got her APR title, so it was a very big final
day/trial for TGK today. All in all 2013 has been quite the
roller coaster year for us and we are somewhat relieved for it to be
winding down. In April we lost our stud dog Jedi, so that was the
lowest of lows for us, and today Bleu got her GMPR providing a huge
high for us. In summary, in 2013 Bleu received her APR, MPR, and
GMPR titles. Trininty received her CPR and APR titles.
Tamar received her CPR title. 2014 will be a huge year for
these three ladies as we strive to produce the best product for you.
Bleu is due on October 15, see our litters page.
like to throw out a huge round of applause and thank you to our
customers who have chosen to play the hunt test games this year
providing excellent feedback on our breeding program and lots of free
publicity, you guys are the best!! However as proud as we are of
everyone who owns a TGK dog that got a hunt test title we take our hats
off to simply the best of the best, Winnie. Winnie got her 4xGMPR
this year and her SH title!! Winnie is owned by our very good
friend Justin Poore. Justin and I though it would be very cool if
two sisters, Winnie and Bleu both could be GMPR's in the same year and
we did it. Thanks again Justin, Winnie is simply the best!!
07, 2013: Shioctin, WI: APLA test. Today Tamar (not on website yet)
received her CPR title at not even 9 months of age!
Congratulations to her and her trainer Andy. In 2014 Tamar
will begin her advanced training and trialing. Tamar is the
granddaughter of Nala.
02, 2013 (Ceresco, NE): Tonight my son and I went dove hunting
with our GMPR Kiera. Kiera was steady as a rock and her retrieves
were precise and impressive. Kiera successfully accomplished an
approximately 200 yard "blind" retrieve down the crick as the shot dove
floated away. After several minutes she returned with the dove,
it was incredible. Kiera's drive for retrieving is second to none
which is why we will be keeping a black female from her 2014 litter.
of August 12, 2013: The breeding between Bo x Bleu will be taking
place this week. This will possibly be one of the most incredible
breedings we have produced and possibly one of the best you will find
in the nation. Plenty of deposit positions available as of this
July 23, 2013: Candi delivers 11 beautiful chocolate puppies. See litter page for more information.
14, 2013: Glyndon, MN AKC Hunt Test: Bleu received
her second SH pass today. Brad and Bleu are making a great team.
As you can see we are fulfilling our promise to our customers
that our females will compete at the highest levels as we strive to
produce the best product for you.
09, 2013: Blair, NE AKC Hunt Test: Bleu received her
first SH pass today. Hopefully this is the start to a great HT
career for this budding young star.
31, 2013: Decorah, IA APLA Hunt Test: Bleu was
flawless and possibly the only dog to not use a handle in either the
land or water series. 3 beautiful points and leash her up is what
the judges told Brad. No pencil whipping this time,
congratulations team Bleu on getting our first APLA Master's pass. Bleu
did not run the second day of tests as Brad apprenticed to become a
Master judge to help out the APLA. We will be running SH and MH
AKC tests the rest of the summer and we will be turning heads at APLA
tests this fall, mark our words. Congratulations also to Bleu's
sister and littermate Winnie as she got her 2xGMPR at this test!!
18, 2013: Massena, IA APLA Hunt Test: First the good news,
Trinity at less than a year old passed her CPR test!! Trintity
ran beautifully under the direction of Andy Schoeberl. Trinity is
out of 4xGMPR Hurricane Cruz, MH x GMRP Sam's Creek Rachael, SH, so yes
this is Hershey and Tess's granddaughter that you read about in our
blog several months ago. The next time we do major website
changes Trinity will have her own page now that she has a hunt test
leave out this piece of good news also, we brought home our new puppy,
Phebe. Phebe is a yellow female out of 4xGMPR Bo, MH x CPR Maddy
from our friend and trainer Andy.
Now the bad news. Please don't
take any of this as sour grapes, but I have been around enough to know
when a wrong decision has been made and let me tell you it certainly
was. In the hunt test game we call it getting "pencil whipped"
and that's what they did to Bleu and our trainer Brad Lhotak, myself,
and everyone else who knows anything about anything knows she passed,
but somehow in the judges infinite wisdom they chose not to pass her
for Master's that day. Brad and I decided to scratch her for day
two for fear of not getting a fair shake two days in a row. It
was simply too bad. Onto the next test with our heads high.
19-21, 2013: Higginsville, MO APLA Hunt Test: Bleu received her
APR title. Not a bad accomplishment for basically having no
training time in 2013 due to winter never ending up in SD and no open
water yet!! Onto the Iowa APLA hunt test now to see if we can get
a Master pass or two!! As I have continued to say, Bleu is our
Congratulations to the following TGK dog owners on their successful weekend also:
Jeff Persson and his dog Stella (Bo x Tess on getting her CPR.
Trey Nelson and his dog Storm (Jedi x Nala) on getting her CPR and APR at only 9 months old!!
Justin Poore and his dog Winnie (Ridley x Nala) on getting her MPR and GMPR. Wow is all I can say here!!
18, 2013: Ridley x Flo's pups were born at 2am also, thanks
ladies!! This was Flo's first litter and she did great as a first
time mommy. Although we don't own Ridley, he is very dear to our
hearts as he is Bleu's dad. Flo comes out of our Hershey x Tess
breedings and we can't wait to see how the pups from this Tubs line
breeding do. We have yellow males available on this spectacular
14, 2013: Jedi x Nala's pups were born around 2am. It was a
long night for Melanie and I (of course Nala too), but she delivered 10
beautiful healthy pups. 4 yellow males, 3 yellow females, 2 black
males, and 1 black female. They are very large and healthy pups
with some of them weighing over one pound, which is about typical for a
one week old puppy!! This is a litter we are very proud of and
carries quite the emotions for us, as this is Jedi's last breeding.
For those of you who follow and know us you know we lost Jedi on
April 01. For those of you getting pups, thank you and for those
of you considering it, we have yellow males available to carry on his
legacy and make us proud.
1, 2013: I pray I find the right words to type to honor our
friend. Today we lost Jedi to a car accident. We are
horrified, sad, and above all else we miss him. Jedi was tall,
blocky, good looking, tenacious, friendly, a prey drive that did not
stop, and above all else we loved him and he loved us. Jedi was
not perfect, he was a little stubborn and wanted to do things his own
way. This stubbornness prevented him from achieving all the fancy
titles we aspired to achieve but he was going to get there sooner or
later. I think the reason I loved Jedi so much as I saw myself,
and of course his father Hershey in him everyday. Hershey
and I don't have all the fancy titles, we are not always polished, but
we sure do love to hunt and sometimes wonder what all the fuss is
about doing things exactly a certain way. Let us just find the
bird and be done with it already!! Jedi was a man's dog not a
boutique dog. Jedi was a huge part of our small operation both present
and our future plans all included his breedings.
I hope you will
be patient with us as we try to move forward and plan for breedings
without Jedi. Our website may not be perfectly up to date for
awhile as we scramble to fill the void Jedi has left us with.
Please know that TGK will stay true to our values and will only
choose stud dogs in Jedi's abscence that we feel will honor you our
customer, and our females. Right now we are a little down and
feel like the bases were loaded with two outs and we struck out and let
the team down. I think the head coach up stairs always has a plan
and we hope he will put us back in the line-up with something very
special that fits his plan with our next stud dog. Until then God
Bless and keep rooting for us, we appreciate it!!
12, 2013: Nala was bred today to Jedi. Expecting pups the
third week of April. Flo is in heat and will most likely be bred
this weekend. Puppies, puppies, and more pups are on the way.
Deposit positions are available.
February 09, 2013:
Our continued commitment to excellence. Today we brought
home "Tamar". Tamar is a yellow female puppy out of 4x GMPR Sam's
Creek Mightly Warrior, MH (David) x CPR TGK's Queen of the Point
(Daughter of 4xGMPR McNally's Right Stuff Ridley, HRCH, MH) x CPR TGK's
Princess Nala). Yep, if you are following all that we brought home
another grandaughter to add to our kennel!! If you will recall last
summer we brought home Trinity, grandaughter to Hershey x Tess.
This is our third female in a row whose sire is a 4xGMPR, MH
(Bleu, Trinity, and Tamar), soon another pup is on it's way also
from a 4xGMPR, MH sire. Stay tuned to find out who!! Our
commitment to qualtiy females who we will take as far as their talent
levels will take them is second to none. The future is looking
very bright at TGK!!
07, 2012, Tekamah, NE: My friend Spencer and I had a nice day
with the Riverfront Hunt Club taking on ducks and geese. I plan
to make this place a regular stop on my fall tour from now on, don't
tell my wife!! I downloaded some cool pictures from our day so
check them out.
05, 2012: General update. First off take a look at our new
Photos page. We have updated this page drastically with several
recent pictures we think you will enjoy. Hunting plans for the
remainder of the year include a guided duck/goose hunt along the banks
of the Missouri River in NE Nebraska, and a return trip to SD for some
more pheasant hunting.
November 23-25, 2012, Laurens, IA:
Another trip back to our favorite hunting grounds in NW Iowa
after Thanksgiving. Lots of hunting and more birds for all the
dogs. Just love hunting up there with my relatives. I took
Rylan and my brother Adam this time. A good time was had by all.
2-4, 2012, Laurens, IA: I had a very, very special weekend
pheasant hunting. My son Rylan and I headed off on a 3 day trip
to our family up in Iowa to pheasant hunt. This was our first
"big" hunting trip together and he did great. Rylan walked many,
many fields carrying a bb gun and was definitely one of the guys!!
cousins and I got in quite a bit of shooting and we all had a blast and
got the dogs onto plenty of birds. Let me just say that Bleu is
becoming this kennel's superstar. Bleu hunts, hunts, and hunts
without tiring and she is absolutely bird crazy. And to think we
kept her because nobody picked her as a puppy and she was the #6 yellow
female picked, goes to show you how silly pick order on a litter really
is. After watching her all weekend, this has given me more need
to hurry up and get her webpage done, sorry for the delay. Thanks
Bailey's for a great weekend as always!
21-22, 2012 (Iowa APLA Test): Jedi got his first MPR pass in the
APLA!! Brad and Jedi have worked very hard for this moment so
this pass was certainly something to be cherished for all involved.
I don't know the full results yet of the Iowa test but I know
there were a bunch of TGK bloodlines out their competing so
congratulations on any and all passes for the TGK bloodline!!
8-9, 2012 (Wisconsin APLA Test): Our Kennel would like to
congratulate Justin Poore on his dog TGK's Right Stuff Winifred
(Winnie) on obtaining her APR title!! Winnie is out of GMPR
Ridley x CPR Nala. This blurb also has a little hidden gem in it
for those who keep up with us. Our next superstar, TGK's The
Mountain's are Bleu (Bleu) obtained her CPR title at this test also.
Bleu and Winnie are littermate sisters so this was a very cool
thing for us. Thanks Mike and Andy for getting these titles for
us. Soon Bleu will have her own page on our website and we will
plan to obtain more advanced titles in 2013 with her and potentially
breed her with Jedi. Now how cool would that be if Bleu and
Winnie both became GMPR dogs in 2013, sisters from the same litter!!
13, 2012: I am often amazed and humbled by how many people have
told me they check our website for current event information (hello Mr.
Plooster :) ). I wanted to take a minute and write up kind of
what we have in store for the fall as I know many of you watch for test
results, etc. Jedi is competing for a MH pass this weekend at the
Valley, NE AKC hunt test. Jedi and Brad are working very hard, MH
passes are not easily obtained so prayers and fingers crossed are very
much appreciated!! After this AKC test it will be on the the APLA
fall tests to attempt that elusive GMPR title. Also, we have a
little sneak preview for you of one of our kennels future starts.
Bleu (daugher of Ridley x Nala) will be running for both her CPR
and APR titles this fall. Bleu turns two (2) on Christmas, we
will then do her health tests, and if the timing is right we will breed
her to Jedi. That will make for some nice pups. Bleu isn't
on the webpage yet as she hasn't earned it yet, but hopefully soon.
Be watching for some upcoming hunt test results.
4-5th, 2012 (Watopia, MN AKC Hunt Test): Our family would love to
give a huge congratulations to our friend and trainer Andy Schoeberl on
his dog Bo Knows High Caliber for getting his MH title.
Congratulations also to Brad Lhotak for getting this done.
Bo is the stud dog for Tess's litter (see litters page). Bo
is very, very talented and a great choice for Tess's last
28, 2012: There are certain important dates in people/families
lives that mark a special turning point. We believe this
is one of those days. Today, our little kennel went
full circle and brought home Trinity, a chocolate female pup. Let
us tell you who Trinity is and why she is so special to our family.
years ago our very first Hershey x Tess litter produced a little
black female runt whom our kids lovingly named "Itty" as in Itty Bitty.
This puppy quickly proved how great she would one day become.
"Itty", being the runt, would get kicked out of the way by her
brothers and sisters at feeding time. She would crawl behind Tess
and come over the top of her and with her sliding momentum would
knock off her brothers and sisters and get to eat. Being the
runt, when it was time for the puppies to go home nobody picked Itty.
Itty eventually was sold to a wonderful family, The Flamings, out
in Oregon who started her off before being sold to her final owner
Bruce Marra. Bruce turned her into a GMPR and SH. The world now
knows our little Itty, as Rachael. Our family always said if the
timing was right we would make sure and get a puppy from Rachael.
Rachael was bred to 4xGMPR, HRCH, MH Cruz, so we thought if we
were going to get a Rachael puppy this would be the right breeding.
To finish this little tale, today we brought home Hershey and
Tess's Granddaughter Trinity. We selected the name Trinity because of
the three great dogs from our kennel that she comes from, Hershey,
Tess, and Rachael. Rachael being bred to a great dog in Cruz
should hopefully produce a even greater dog. Time will tell but
we certainly have grand plans for Trinity. Stay tuned!!
21, 2012: Candi delivered 8 beautiful and healthy pups (see
litters page). This breedng will produce fantastic hunting and
great natured dogs that will point. Chocolate puppies available!!
13, 2012: Tess delivered 11 beautiful and healthy pups (see
litters page). This is a litter not to be missed as this is
Tess's last litter. Her breeding career is unmatched for
producing quality pointing labs.
July 08, 2012: Minot, ND AKC
Hunt Test. Jedi earned his first MH pass!! Jedi and Brad
are absolutely rolling right now. Keep watching for the updates
folks as there are a few more AKC tests this summer and then onto the
APLA tests this fall for the elusive GMPR title.
24, 2012: Rapid City, SD AKC Hunt Test. Jedi earned his SH title
today! Congratulations Jedi and Brad, thank you for the hard
work. Up next MH passes.
10, 2012: Valley, NE AKC Hunt Test. Jedi earned his third pass
towards his SH title this weekend. One more pass and he will have
his SH title. Thanks Brad, you guys are back on track!!
27, 2012: Congratulations to our friend Ed McNally and his dog Ridley
on getting his MH title with the AKC. We have consistentely used
Ridley as a stud dog for at least one of our litters each of the last
three years. This year we chose to use Ridley with Flo, please
see our litters page.
11-21, 2012: Holy puppies Batman!! When it rains it pours.
Flo, Tess, and Candi all went into heet at the same time and due
to customer interest we decided to attmept to breed them all. By
the middle of July if all the breedings took we will be having puppies
coming out of our ears. Please pass the word as these are
fantastic breedings and we may need all the help we can get to find
them all good hunting homes. Stay tuned for news on the upcomming
TGK litters. Please see the litters page to view the three
27-29, 2012: These few days are where all of our family's
hardwork and teamwork pays off. These next few days our puppies
start going home to their new homes. This is always such a bitter
sweet experience as these little guys have been such a huge part of our
lives the last few months and we love them all dearly and will miss
them. We are thrilled to see the excitement and anticipation on
the faces of their new families and it makes all of the hard work worth
it. Our family continues to be blessed and humbled by our
customers for entrusting us with this investment. Thank you to
our customers who have literally driven thousands of miles, picked pups
up at the airport, or visited our home several times to pick out your
puppy. Your relationship is invaluable to our family! To my
family, thank you for making these litters a success. Without
Melanie's willingess to bottle feed when needed, take hundreds of
pictures, clean bedding, etc. etc. this would not be possible, you are
the second best mommy a puppy could ever have :) Madison and
Rylan thank you for playing with and loving the puppies on a daily
basis. They would not have their sparkling personalities without
you guys! Watch out world the next round of TGK pups is out there!
8-10, 2012: Wow, what a busy few days for our family. Nala
delivered her 11 pups on the 8th and Kiera surprised us all with a 3
day ahead of schedule delivery on the 10th, with 8 puppies. All are doing great.
Both litters have a few pups available, please see our litters
page for further details.
of February 20, 2011: Not a lot of news to report. Nala and
Kiera are progressing along well in their preagnancies and getting
bigger by the day. Their upcomming litters have been pretty
popular and deposits on the litter have filled up quite well.
There are still a few spots on each breeding available depending
upon what sex/color and you are looking for, please contact us for
further information on availability.
We are down to our last couple
of weeks with Jedi being home with us. It has been a real
pleasure having him home for awhile and awesome to go hunting with him.
Jedi's vacation will soon be over as he heads back up to SD to
start the 2012 trial season. Please check back often for trial
and litter updates with Jedi.
of December 26, 2011: Apparently the girls all wented to give me
one more great hunt for the year, see below, because three of our girls
all decided to go into heat this week!! Candi, Nala, and Kiera
all went into heat this week. We are going to breed Nala and
Kiera, and let Candi sit this one out as she has a much more regular
heat cycle and you should look for her to have a litter in the fall of
2012. We are thrilled to be using our brand new stud dog, Jedi,
as we know these breedings will be exceptional. For 100% sure
these breedings will produce yellow and black pups, but there is also
an outside chance that both litters may also produce chocolate, we
shall see. Please contact us for further information on these
22-23, 2011 (Kimball, SD): I recently took a trip of a lifetime as far
as pheasant hunting goes. I went to Kimball, SD with my brother
and friends Andy Schoeberl (trainer), and LeRoy Robinson. Andy
and LeRoy showed us an amazing time and hundreds of birds. If you
are an avid upland hunter please put a SD pheasant hunting trip on your
to do list. It was everything and more I have ever heard about
pheasant hunting in SD. Thanks again Andy and LeRoy!!
17, 2011: Today my friend Spencer Volzke and I headed up to
Pheasant Bonanza and did a morning hunt. The folks at Pheasant
Bonanza do a wonderful job of showing you a good time. Spence and I got
to shoot and shoot at :) several birds today. All the dogs got to
get on birds today so it was a great day. APLA folks I did some
scouting around here also and I think this location would provide the
organization a wonderful place for a hunt test.
2011: Waverly, NE Today I took the afternoon off and went
hunting with my friend and insurance agent Rusty Wellman. Rusty took me
to a couple of his honey holes right around Waverly. We saw several
birds and got a couple of Roosters today. It was a blast, thanks
23-27, 2011: Atwood, KS for Thanksgiving. Birds, birds, and
more birds is all I can say. Folks NW Kansas is back!! I
have been pheasant hunting in NW Kansas now for 15 years, thanks to my
beautiful wife Melaine, and I haven't seen this
many birds since she first took me home all those years ago. A
huge thanks goes out to my father in law who secured private land for
us to hunt on. I hunted Nala, Candi, Kiera, Flo, and our kennels
future star Bleu. All did well on this trip and got to see a ton
4, 2011: Ceresco, NE, A fun and proud day for TGK. This
morning I took my son, Rylan, with me for a quick pheasant hunt.
This was Rylan's first time going with me. We took Kiera,
Nala, and Candi with us this morning and let them all hunt together as
we had a very large section to cover by ourselves. The dogs all
individually did a nice job, but on this morning it was Nala that found
the rooster and delivered him back to Rylan and I after I shot it.
Rylan was just thrilled to see the whole thing play out before
his eyes. I am quite sure I have a hunting partner for life now!!
2, 2011: Parsons, KS (APLA Fall Test), Jedi earned his APR
title!! This wraps up a very successful 2011 trial season for
Jedi. Jedi earned his JH title and went 2/2 on SH titles in AKC
trials to compliment his newly acquired APR title through the APLA.
Our thanks goes out to our trainer Brad Lhotak. Brad and
Jedi are becoming a very good team and Jedi will be a special dog to
watch in 2012 as he finishes his SH title and competes for a MH title
and GMPR titles. Jedi is going to have a great/fun fall winter as
he gets to go guiding with Andy Schoeberl at Pheasant Crest Lodge in
SD. What a lucky dog!! Jedi turns two on October 17, 2011
and then we will do his health clearances and if all goes well he will
be offered for stud to approved females. Please feel free to
inquire into his stud dog agreement and we will send you a copy.
Also, huge congratulations to Justin Poore and Winnie on her CPR
title at only 9 months of age!! Winnie is a puppy out of our last
breeding between 4xGMPR Ridley x CPR Nala.
10, 2011: Webb, IA (APLA Fall test) The Webb, IA APLA Fall
test continues to treat TGK well. It is a pleasure to report to
you that our kennel has added another talented female that will be sure
to enhance our future breeding success. TGK's Just Go with The
Flo (Flo), earned her CPR title at this test. Flo is not yet on
our website, but soon will be. Flo is Jedi's full sister and
littermate. Flo received the comment from the judges as exiting
the upland field, "those were two of the best points we have seen all
day!!" That said our kennel and family would love to give credit
were credit is due. Our fist round of thanks go to Andy Schoeberl
who agreed to sell back to us Flo, who originally aquired her as a
puppy from us. The second round of thanks goes out to LeRoy
Robinson who ran Flo in the upland section of the hunt test and did a
phenomenal job with her!! Our kennel continues enjoy success
highly due to our friendships and professional relationships with what
we lovingly call, our "SD Boys!!" Please keep a eye on our
website for Flo's upcomming page. She turns two this fall and
then will begin her breeding career. We are actively looking for
a qualified stud dog to match Flo's pedigree and intense hunting sytle,
20-21, 2011: Missouri Valley AKC Fall Hunt Test (Valley, NE) I
was so nervous the night before I could barely sleep. In Jedi's
first attempt at upper level testing he slammed it. Jedi went 2/2
in the SH testing this weekend. We are super excited about this.
Jedi continues to improve week after week and this is just the
beginning for this exceptional dog! Most likely this is it for
AKC tests in 2011, now onto the Fall APLA tests. Brad Lhotak has
done a wonderful job with him and we will be anxious to watch him
compete at the APLA events now. Stay tuned.
14, 2011: No grand news to report just wanted to get some
thoughts down and keep folks up to date on some upcomming things for
TGK. The first is as we approach the fall tests we are anxious
and hopeful that Jedi will be ready to perform at the
upper level testing. Jedi continues to make strides each week and
as anxious as we are all for these "big dog" titles we still have to
remember he is not even two years old yet. We will keep you posted on
how he does. After the fall tests are over and he turns two we will be
getting his health testing done before he starts his breeding career.
Speaking of his breeding career, the second thing is I am already starting to get
inquiries on his availability as a stud dog. I am currently
working on our stud dog policy and will put that information on the
website in the very near future. That's all for now folks, start
excercising your dogs. The weather is turning cooler now, kids
are going back to school, and the fall is quickly approaching.
30, 2011: Puppy pickup day at TGK!! Just wanted to say
thank you to everyone who got a Trooper x Kiera pup and drove all those
miles to pick up your pups. Our family is truly humbled that so
many of you drove so far for one of our puppies. We would
especially like to give a shout out to Charlee and Reese who rode all
the way with their Dad and Grandma from Kentucky to take home "Hunny".
Make sure you don't spoil her girls!!
22, 2011: Jedi passed his final leg of his JH title in Bemidji,
MN. Thanks to Brad Lhotak for obtaining this title.
Hopefully we are now onto SH testing and GMPR testing this fall!!
25-26, 2011: Jedi passed a double AKC Jr. Hunt Test in Rapid
City, SD. Thanks to professional dog trainer Brad Lhotak for
Jedi's continued progress. One more pass is needed for his JH
title and then on to bigger and better titles this fall. Updated
pictures of Jedi are coming to the website soon, if you want a
sneak peak email me and I can get you some snap shots, he is really
June13, 2011-Kiera delivers her pups:
this day TGK produced our very first all GMPR breeding when Kiera
delivered her litter. This is a breeding bewtween 3.5xGMPR
Trooper, MH x GMPR Kiera. Rarely in the pointing lab world does
the breeding include both parents being a GMPR, so we think this will
be a very, very special breeding. Please see out litters page!!
June 12, 2011 -TGK's Nebraska Pointing Labs has a very, very special day for us:
this Sunday our family went up to watch some of the AKC Hunt test at
Valley, NE. Our own Jedi was competing, but so was Gator, and
Rachael. As many of you know we are very sentimental towards our
Hershey x Tess breedings, and this gave us the opportunity to view
three dogs from three different litters out of our Hershey x Tess
breedings, so we couldn't miss the opportunity to go see everyone.
All three dogs had very nice runs this day. We event took a
"family" picture, as we brought with us Hershey and Tess just hoping we
could get everyone together. I have not quite figured out how to
post the picture yet :), but if you would like to see the "family"
picture let me know and I can get you a copy.
April 15-17, 2011 -TGK's Nebraska Pointing Labs Congratulations on the following:
1.) 4XGMPR, HRCH Rooster received his QAA title in Ohio. Rooster is the son of our Hershey x Tess.
Aaron received his 2.5xGMPR title this weekend at the
Higginsville, MO APLA trial. Aaron was the stud dog we used on
Candi's last litter, see our litters page.
received his 4xGMPR title this weekend at the Higginsville, MO APLA
trial. Cruz is the stud dog we are using for Tess's last litter,
see our litters page.
4.) Ridley earned his 4xGMPR title
this weekend at the Higginsville, MO APLA trial. Ridley is the
stud dog we used on Nala's last litter and is the father of TGK's the
Mountain's are Bleu, a yellow female we have the highest of hopes for!!
April 11, 2011 -GMPR Kiera was bred to 3.5xGMPR, MH Trooper :
Nebraska Pointing Labs enthusiastically announces our very first GMPR x
GMPR breeding!! We are absolutely thrilled to bring this pairing
together (see our litters page). Trooper needs no introduction in
the Pointing Lab world but when paired with our very own GMPR Kiera,
watch out Pointing Lab World, this breeding just may set you on fire.
In all seriousness I urge you to compare Kiera's pedigree along
with her GMPR title to other breedings and I think you will see why we
are excited. We aren't the biggest, but we are trying to do our
best for you, give us a shot!!
April 2, 2011 -CPR Tess was bred to 3xGMPR, HRCH Cruz :
are thrilled to announce Tess's last breeding and we honored to use
Cruz (see our litters page). Cruz is the most talented Chocolate
Pointing Lab currently competing in hunt test trials if not the most
talented regardless of color! Tess has only been bred to our
Hershey in the past but he is now retired, and we were looking for a
similar pedigreed dog as Hershey, as we know what type of dog this will
produce (see either Hershey or Tess's page to view their incredible
history), and Cruz was a easy choice. When these pups hit the
ground Cruz will potentially be a 4xGMPR and MH. We are so
excited about this breeding that we are keeping a black female for
ourselves. Look out APLA as she will soon be on the scene!!
February 21,, 2011 -Candi delivers her puppies:
due date was the 20th and we all anxiously waited all day for the pups
to arrive, but the day came and went without the new puppies arriving.
Aaron set the alarm for 12am, no pups, again I got up at 2am, no
pups, the alarm was set again, for 4am, still no pups! At 6am
Aaron got up for the day, and two new pups were delivered. The
21st was a scheduled very busy day at work for Aaron, so Melanie
graciously stayed home and sat with Candi until the pups were done
being born that day. Candi has 4 beautiful chocolate pups and 3