History of Wildrose Kennels, Inc.

Est. 1972
Gentleman's Gundogs™

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The perfect complement to
                     a family's sporting lifestyle.

Wildrose Labradors are regarded among wingshooters and adventurers as the finest versatile sporting dogs in the world. For almost four decades, Wildrose has produced a classic "Gentleman's Gundog™" of superb temperament and natural gamefinding ability; a dog that is gentle in the home, dynamic in the field, and the perfect complement to any family's outdoor adventures from canoeing, fishing, hiking mountain trails to leisurely afternoons by the lake. Through long associations in England and N. Ireland with some of the most successful trainers of the regions, Wildrose continues to offer the authentic, English Labrador retriever just as one might witness on the finest estate shoots of the United Kingdom.

Wildrose provides an expansive cadre of services including a comprehensive health-care program, unequaled after-sales support, and a full progression of training options, complemented by a passionate, highly-skilled staff with locations in the southern village of Oxford, Mississippi; along the Little Buffalo River in Jasper, Arkansas, and in Granite, Colorado, bordering the prestigious mountain trout stream, Clear Creek, previously an Orvis-endorsed, fly fishing destination.

Home to Drake, Ducks Unlimited's first mascot and now Deke, DU's newest mascot and a lineage of unprecedented genetics which are represented in all 50 states, every Canadian province, and with progeny in Mexico, the Netherlands, Denmark, N. Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Scotland.

The Wildrose Labrador is a classic , versatile, wingshooting companion...the perfect complement to a family's sporting lifestyle.

Wildrose Specialized Training

Historically regarded as one of N. America's premier retriever training facilities, our unique, gentle, time-tested methods, "The Wildrose Way™," provides the discriminating upland and waterfowl wingshooter and the outdoor adventurer the opportunity to field an authentic "Gentleman's Gundog™" of superb temperament and gamefinding ability. Each retriever is custom trained to match clients' expectations and individualized client instruction is provided.

Over the years services have been expanded to include: multi-level seminars presented at different destinations across the country, resource materials, and our popular training DVDs. Three geographically unique training facilities (Mississippi, Arkansas, and Colorado) provide exposure to a variety of birds in authentic hunting environments involving diverse field terrain, flooded timber, marshlands, an upland preserve, open water and river resources.

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