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Transitional Training

Guy Billups, Wildrose Texas Transitional training is the practice of utilizing specific training exercises designed to bridge the gap between field training activities and actual hunting conditions; the Wildrose Way is to train as you hunt, hunt as you train. There … Continue reading

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Mark Donohoo’s Ears, Eyes, and Nose: Combining a Passion and a Profession in Using His Dog and His Hearing Device 

By Dr. Ben W. McClelland   Mark Donohoo owns, travels with, and hunts with Wildrose Thor (Indian X Pippa). While we refer to Thor as a dog of duality (gundog and diabetic alert dog), he also accompanies Mark to trade shows … Continue reading

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Dogs of Duality

By Mike Stewart, Wildrose International The dual-purpose gundog is a distinction that Wildrose Kennels is known to produce, The Gentleman’s Gundog:  The Versatile Lab that is equally effective on upland game birds and waterfowl. Also, of course, one that is … Continue reading

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Tails of the Sea, Wildrose “Sailor” Aweigh

Welcome to “The Trekker” Experience stories of Adventure Dogs along with tips on training for your next adventure.  By Chris Wilke Wildrose Sailor was known to be a hot-rod in the field, but his life on the water was one … Continue reading

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Brunswick Stew

Recipe by Jim Lea, Oxford, MS Owner of Wildrose Rowan Brunswick stew is an iconic dish, extremely popular in the south, generally involving a mix of pulled pork, chicken, brisket, turkey, or wild game. It is thick, hearty, and tomato … Continue reading

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Wildrose Carolinas is Up and Running for 2019!

We are pleased to announce that Wildrose Carolinas is continuing to make progress on site and with our program. We will be holding numerous dog training workshops and handler’s seminars and our first event will be on March 2ndStarting Your … Continue reading

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Duck and Quail Gumbo

Recipe by Melissa Warren – owner of Wildrose Rosie Quail and duck are the perfect ingredients for a dark-roux gumbo. I like making a flavorful stock from the carcass of a leftover Thanksgiving turkey with the bones of the duck … Continue reading

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Developing My Gun Dog Notebook Through The Wildrose Way

An Excerpt from The Gun Dog Notebook By Durrell L. Smith   What is it about The Wildrose Way?  For me, the Wildrose Way served as the foundation for my understanding. Since I did not grow up hunting, dogs were … Continue reading

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Double Dog

By Guy C. Billups Wildrose Texas On a late season hunt John Murphy, trainer, Wildrose Texas, and I shot down two pairs of mallards on an icy morning. Captured above. June and Mojo were able to demonstrate the convenience of … Continue reading

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Wildrose Augustus of Oakhurst, TR, ADC, MT – Winner, 2018 Double Gun Retriever Classic & Winner, 2018 Bahamas Coconut Retriever Championship

  How a Champion is Born and Raised By Dr. Ben W. McClelland Just over three years ago when Hattie Billups went to Wildrose’s puppy pickin’ of a Deke and Mira litter, she didn’t get to pick one. After the other … Continue reading

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