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Reggie

Bill,
I thought I would drop you a quick note.  I hope all is well.  I wanted to let you know that Reggie is an amazing pup with such hunting drive and wonderful personality.  Reggie and I go everywhere together and I just love spending time with him.  We have been working on his training and going out and practicing bird hunting.  You would be pleased to know today Reggie got his first grouse and did an amazing job.  Last week he flushed a pheasant and we are just beginning. 1-IMG_2611 1-IMG_2615 (1) I am truly blessed to have such a great companion.  Thank you so much for introducing us.  I hope all is well with you and your family and wonderful English Cockers.  Take care. Sincerely,
Corey and Reggie

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I’ve attached a couple of pictures of Finn, now 3+ years old (3-30-14 birthdate, from Jade).  He remains a cheerful, eager companion, fast and athletic but also, as Jon sometimes says “a big baby with fur” that crawls onto Jon’s lap for an evening snooze.  We are often complimented on how handsome he is, and we can only agree.

 

Thank you for bringing this great dog to us, and warm regards.

 

PeggyFinn three & half years Finn playing

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Oakley 4 months

Bill,

Sorry it’s taken so long to give you an update on Oakley, but it’s been just crazy this spring
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Oakley is a wonderful dog.  What a great addition to the family.  You know the old saying, “Dogs smile with their tails,” well, Oakley must be a very happy dog because he smiles with his whole body.  When he wags his tail, he wags with his whole body.  And, just the same as Max, he grins!  It’s really amazing, when I come home, he runs up wagging his body, smiling.  

He has boundless energy, of course, and he seems to have amazing prey drive.  He’s getting pretty good at retrieving, but delivery to hand has been a bit of a challenge.  He likes to play keep away, or he wants to play tug of war.  He’s only what, 4 months old, so maybe he’s still a little young to expect a lot.  Outside, he has his nose to the ground and explores every inch of the yard.  He’s right on top of the rabbits, squirrels, and birds.   Hard to get him to focus with distracting sights, sounds and scents. 

The other day we were out early, well before sun-up.  He immediately began his patrol of the yard then came up to a quick stop.  I thought he was looking at me, but he was actually looking past me.  When I turned around there was a large doe standing in the yard, literally 10 feet away.  It was great fun to watch him challenge the doe.  He got low to the ground and slowly moved toward the deer.  When they were about 5 feet apart he stopped, tail in the air, and gave a low bark.  The deer stood her ground and lowered her head, pointing her nose and ears at him.  When she moved, Oakley retreated to the safety under my feet.  The doe turned and slowly walked away.  When she walked away, Oakley immediately went into pursuit.  Good thing I had him on the long line. 

He’s been to the vet twice now for check ups and shots.  All is well, he’s very healthy and growing fast.  Our Vet just loves him.

As I said, he’s a wonderful dog and a great addition to our family. 

Any advice on early training, specifically as regards the delivery to hand?

Here’s a picture.  The photo is a couple weeks old now, but what a ham!
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Reggie

Bill, thought I would drop you a note to let you know that Reggie ( formally known as Tanner) is adjusting great. He follows me everywhere and already retrieves well. We are working on crate training and he seems to be fitting in great with my family. We just love him. Thanks so much for the opportunity to be part of such wonderful breed of dog. My family truly enjoys watching him learn. Thanks again.
Sincerely,
Corey and my new buddy “Reggie ”

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Arlo

Dear Bill,                                                                                                           4/29/17

Arlo is a delightful puppy.  He is settling in nicely and we are making good progress on housebreaking.  He knows his name and almost always comes when he is called.  I know we need to get to always, but 90% seems good for one week in.

My wife and I recently had the pleasure of buying a puppy from Bill Schaller.  It was a wonderful experience.  Not only did we come home with a beautiful puppy, but the larger experience we had with Bill and Terry Schaller was great.  Bill uses his website to communicate “news” about the puppies from the day they are born.  Over time we saw pictures of each of the puppies complete with temporary names (picked by his grandchildren), the puppies visiting a local school and other “adventures” that got them off to a great start on socialization.

Having the chance to meet both the parent dogs and the Schaller’s other adult dogs gave us a chance to see what our puppy could be like once he grew up.  They were all attractive dogs with delightful personalities.  It was a pleasure to interact with them and get to know them a little.

Finally, on the day that we picked up our puppy, Bill provided a DVD on training, a large bag of high quality food, an initial health report from a local veterinarian (the puppies already had their first vaccinations) and forms to be used to register our new dog.  All unexpected.  All very much appreciated.  Bill assured us that he was willing to stay involved in our puppy’s progress and having his experience and expertise to draw on is going to be a great resource.

My wife and I can recommend, without hesitation, buying a puppy from Bill for a wonderful experience that makes getting an amazing puppy extra special.

So thank you again….for Arlo and for everything else.  Paul

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Roscoe 9 months

Hi, Bill:

I just wanted to give you an update on Roscoe, who’s nine months old next week. He’s showing great drive on finding birds. He eagerly pursues and retrieves downed pheasants now. He can still be a bit bone-headed about staying in range when he’s on the scent of a bird, but he’s really developing into a great bird dog. And he’s a fantastic companion in the home. This was taken this week at Major Avenue Hunt Club near Glencoe, Minn.1-Roscoe@MajorAve
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Ellie Dec 2016

I hope the New Year is treating you well! I just wanted to give you an update on Ellie. She’s turned into an absolutely awesome dog.  She just turned six and she’s in her prime. We went to SW MN last December. It was just Ellie and I. We only ended up with 3 birds due to my terrible shooting. She flushed about 12 roosters within range and I flat out missed! Ellie was not happy!  Once the nerves settled down I started hitting them. Had a couple crazy 30 plus bird flushes!  Lots of hens. I attached a couple pictures.

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Bill,

Here Han Solo’s hunting report. He has a great nose, is very excited about birds, quarters naturally. Lots of energy.

Paul and Brittni

Han Solo on the left, still a pup.

Han Solo on the left, still a pup.

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Sassy 6 yrs

Hi Bill and Terry,
My name is Jennifer Booth. My father is Don Booth. Six years ago my dad got a beautiful English Cocker Spaniel from you they named Sassy. She is doing so good and I wanted to just send you an update.
My father sadly passed away unexpectedly in Aug of 2015. My stepmother Lynnette and I co-own sassy now. Sassy was very stressed and quite upset by my dad’s passing. She sort of developed seperation anxiety from it so we make sure other than a few hours a day that I work she is never alone. She has become my emotional support dog in the process.
I have been able to bond with her and even take her hunting just like she loved to do with my dad. She is currently enrolled in a class for canine good citizen and she starts this Tuesday. She has been such a blessing to me as she is my little piece of my dad. She loved him so much.
Sassy enjoys cuddling in the morning. She’s a big baby in the morning! LOL! She also enjoys hunting obviously, retrieving balls. We even got an automatic ball thrower and she can do it all herself! She barks in excitement! She loves to play in the snow and is extremely loving. She’s very attached to a stuffed pig that she unstuffed and it is now a rag shaped like a pig. She loves it so much we have to replace them once in awhile!
Thank you so much for such a beautiful girl! I love her so much!
Once my stepmother retires I don’t know at this point if she will take her back fulltime or let her stay with me as we are both pretty attached!! Lol It’s hard not to! If she does I will definitely save up to get another beautiful English Cocker Spaniel from you. She is just amazing!  I’m including a few pictures so you can see her today and one with her last hunt with my dad! :-)
Sincerely,
Jennifer Booth sassy-1

Jennifer & Sassy

Jennifer & Sassy

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Dakota 2016

Dakota:  Everyone in the house has fallen in love with her. She is a wonderful companion. House training, kennel up, sit, stay, and all the rest of her obedience takes little to no effort. She just gets it!

I remember asking you about how to introduce her to the gun, you told me to just get her on bird. You couldn’t have been more right.dakota-2016

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