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Countryside Kennels - North Branch, Michigan


Wow!  Blocky Fox Red Male.  Possibly the most talented puppy I've ever had.  Retrieving in water at 9 weeks old.  Gentle, loving, overall excellent dog.  Now doing what he is great at, guiding pheasant hunters at local hunt clubs.


Great looking, great pedigree, healthy and talented.  Rock has everything a breeder looks for in a dog.  Rocky excelled through our training program and is a wonderful companion.


Brutus has become one of the finest dogs to ever come out of our breeding program.  His is the son of our certified pointer retriever "Rocky".

He is great in the grouse woods, pheasant fields, and the duck marsh, however he excels in the home with his family and friends.

A puppy out of Brutus has the ability to become a "once-in-a-lifetime" dog.

Marsh-Mutt's Masterforce

75 lb. Chocolate Lab.  Excellent pedigree loaded with Master and Senior Hunter titles.  Great looks, smart, and athletic.  Masterforce has it all. 

Jaxson the Jailbreaker

Jaxx is a 65 lb. Fox Red Pointing Lab.  He is the son of NPL Countryside's Hi-Point Doctor Fox and NPL Countryside's Bad News Blondie.  Jaxx is a terrific house dog/family member as well as a very accomplished gun dog in both the upland fields and the waterfowl marsh. 

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.