Started Dogs

We are currently looking for quality retrievers from reputable breeders for the 2015 season. Please contact us if you have any questions or are interested in a Started Dog from our kennel.





Customized Retriever

Are you looking for a great gun dog and family companion? Are you interested in getting a puppy, but don't have the time to take care of its needs? Have you thought about training a retriever yourself, but don't have the time or knowledge? Getting a Started Dog/Customized Retriever from THE BLAST will answer all of these problems. A Started Dog is a puppy, or full grown retriever, trained and customized for your hunting needs whether you are an occasional upland and waterfowl hunter or avid bird dog tournament and AKC hunt test participant. A BLAST Started Dog is house broken, obedient and ready to take into the field, all without drastically changing your life.


To begin the process of getting a BLAST Started Dog, we will sit down and talk with you about your hunting needs to determine the best training regimen. You will have the choice of choosing a dog that has completed the training and is ready to go home with you now (9 months or older) or you may want to start from the beginning with a puppy. If you would like to pick out a puppy, we will walk you through the process of choosing the right puppy for you and your family. Your new companion could be from a BLAST litter or from another reputable breeder in the area. The puppy will be left in our care for 7-10 months to complete the training regimen determined to fit your hunting interests. Now we know this is a long time to be away from your new companion, so to keep you updated on the puppy’s progression, we will upload videos once or twice per month to our You Tube site for you and others to watch. You will also be able to visit whenever you would like and phone consultations are free during your dog's training. Once your dog has completed its training, you will receive a glossary of terms and a video of commands to help you handle the dog. You will also have a free training session to help you and your dog become a team. Additionally, your Started Dog will come home house- broken with basic obedience and ready to go hunting.


If you like the idea of a well-trained gun dog becoming part of your family without the stress of raising a puppy, contact us today. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and talk to you about what we can do for you. There are many payment options for a Started Dog/Customized Retriever, so contact us today to let us help you choose the right companion for you.

Contact Us

Michael Vaughn
(608) 445-6149
Wausau, WI