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Are you in the market for a new hunting companion that is “ready for the field” as soon as you get home? Maybe you want a new hunting companion but would prefer to skip over the “puppy stage”? In either case, a “Started Dog” may be just what you are looking for.

At Top Shelf Kennels, our definition of a started dog is one that has the following attributes/training:

- Basic Obedience

- Crate trained (will “kennel” on command and travel peacefully in crate) 

- Recall (comes when called)

- Heal trained

- Gunfire introduction

- Water introduction

- Field coverage (quartering/checking in)

- Beginning Steadiness (will point and hold birds until flushed) 

- Beginning Retrieve skills (will bring birds back within arms reach of handler)  


See below for details on available started dog.

We’d love to hear from you.  701-367-5758 

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SOLD - Top Shelf’s Diamond Lyza Jane II

(VC Top Shelf’s Ozzman Cometh x Black Star’s Primed N Loaded Adventure NA II)

Whelped 10/20/2021

Lyza is a super-talented and super-sweet young girl. She is an intense pointer, loves the water, and has a strong natural retrieve. Her coat is Medium Dense/Medium Harsh and she weighs 50lbs.  Lyza is a “medium range” dog who loves hunting “with you” and not simply for herself. She is highly biddable and gets along with all other dogs, people, and children…..”she knows no strangers”.
Lyza is both NAVHDA and AKC registered. She is being made available to the right hunting home where she can reach her full potential as a hunting partner and loving family member.

Please contact Top Shelf Kennels at 701-367-5758 to discuss this unique opportunity.

Started Dogs: Welcome
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“Top Shelf’s Diamond Duke In The Rough” aka “Cedric”

SOLD - Cedric has moved to his forever home in Michigan 

Male German Wirehaired Pointer

Whelped 7/4/2021


Dual Registered: NAVHDA/AKC

Cedric is available to an avid hunting home. He is extremely talented, has a pleasing disposition, and is very affectionate. He has a low-maintenance coat with classic Wirehair furnishings. His bite and teeth are correct. He is GORGEOUS on point!!

If you are looking for a turn-key hunting partner for this fall, Cedric is your guy. He has a TON of point, medium range, loves water, and retrieves naturally.…most times to hand.  Loves people, gets along with other dogs. No vices that I am aware of.

Please contact Jeff at 701-367-5758 for more details.

Started Dogs: Welcome
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