Please note that our kennel is on our private property.  All drop off/pick up dates and times are by appointment only.

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Countryside Kennels - North Branch, Michigan

Countryside's Heart of a Lion (Stafford)

OFA Ratings:



(stud service available)

75 lb. Fox Red Lab Male.  Stafford has tons of drive, tons of ability, and tons of good looks to boot.  He comes from a long line of well bred dogs and has been an excellent addition to our family and our breeding program.


70 lb. Fox Red Lab Male from the famous Helms line of pointing labs.  With several APLA hall of famers in his pedigree, his breeding shines through in his temperament, ability and desire.  We trained Rosco at our facility.  We are so impressed with him and knew that he had to be part of our breeding program.


​OFA Ratings:



80 lb. Fox Red Lab Male.  Son of our famous NPL Countryside's Hi-Point Doctor Fox.  Blaze comes from a long line of proven hunt test dogs and certified pointing retrievers.  


75 lb. Fox Red Lab Male.  Trapper was kept as pick of the litter from our original Rosco and Cookie pairing.  Drive, desire, and ability to train.  This pup is super athletic and is an excellent representation of what an outstanding bloodline can produce.  Trapper will be ready for purchase spring of 2022 as we are finishing up his formal training.

NPL Countryside's Hi-Point Doctor Fox

RIP 8-30-2018

60 lb. Fox Red Pointing Lab.  Doc has it all!  Great nose, strong natural point and possibly the most intelligent dog I've ever owned.  Doc is the grandson of Helm's Point Doctor Pt (2004 Outdoor Life cover dog).  He was bred into the famous Kellogg line of pointing labs to produce the "signature series" of pointing labs.  (i.e., labs with stylish high heads and stylish high tails)  In September 2008, Doc recorded an amazing 29 out of 30 possible points in his upland portion of the American Pointing Lab Association hut test in Williamston, MI.  On July11, 2009 Doc received his Novice Pointing Lab title from the Great Lakes Sport Dog Association.  Doc has thrown Fox red, yellow, chocolate and black puppies.

Countryside Kennels - Sires

After training thousands of dogs over 20 years, we have been able to hand select exactly what we are looking for in a dog.  Many of our Dams and Sires are not owned by us, but we have maintained the breeding rights to them.

Stud services are available for $750.    Our stud service includes a package containing pictures of the sire, his pedigree, health clearances and a few other miscellaneous items that will help sell your litter.   When your dam and our sire are placed together,  a $250 non-refundable fee is due.  The remaining $500 is due at the completion of mating.  In the event the dam doesn't take, there will be one additional mating at the time of the dam's next cycle if desired at no charge.