Sawtooth Retrievers is an operation whose sole purpose is to breed, raise and train started and finished gun dogs . We do not take in other dogs. The Breeding program is highly selective; usually matching a
Male Field Champion and a Female Master Hunter. These dogs are matched so that you have a tough enough dog to withstand the elements and run in high level competition if you so desire, but stable and level headed enough to make a great hunting companion. We put major emphasis on intelligence, temperament and trainability. We provide a written guarantee against genetic, hip or eye defects,
as well as guarantee the performance of the dog. Above all it is important to us that your Sawtooth dog has a great home life as well as working retriever life. We, therefore, prescreen prospective clients for suitability. It is extremely important that you and your dog leave as a team. For that reason we require that you complete a 3 day handling course so that you learn how to handle your dog as well as maintain your dog in the off season.
Training facilities: include a large heated indoor-outdoor kennel, a technical pond designed to teach the dog and handler to work as a team in complex handling scenarios. Lining is heavily emphasized. In addition land training is done on approx. 1000 acres of rolling pastureland perfect for training your dog to learn to mark and retrieve at long distances in deep cover.More
About the owner/trainer. Frank Nachtman has hunted with retrievers all his life and is an avid Waterfowl and upland game enthusiast. He begin running field Trials in 1978. He converted to hunt tests in 1981 with successes which include breeding raising and training 9 Master Hunters. More