Powder River Gun Dogs, LLC,
Bruce have been involved in training and competition with Retrievers and Pointers for 40+ years.
Having trained several AKC Field Trial Qualifying dogs Bruce knows the amount of work it takes to get a dog prepared for his task.
Bruce and Melanie have bred several National Field Champion German Shorthaired Pointers. The best known GSP is NFC ShowTimes Rollin Thunder (Rick).
Bruce has judged AKC Field Trials and Retriever Specialty events in the past and was a past president of the Central Wyoming Retriever Club that was based out of Casper, Wy.
Bruce brings each dog to its fullest potential through proper conditioning, proven training techniques and extensive exposure to birds. Bruce teaches commands using repetition until the dog understands; then introduces low-level e-collar stimulation to reinforce correct behavior. Owners are proud of the confidence, intensity and state their dogs exhibit as a result of this training.
Bruce has also completed several AKC Obedience Titles, winning with top scores and has handled and finished dogs in AKC Field Trial Competition, HRC Hunt Tests. Bruce can train you dog for specific breed testing.
Bruce has judged and participated in open field coursing and lure coursing and AKC Bench Shows.
Each year Bruce spends training time with top professionals in the Pointing Dog and Retriever worlds. Powder River Gun Dogs knows it is imperative that the owner understands how to carry on with the training process. All training programs include training sessions for yourself as your dog progresses. An evaluation and a continuation plan is presented as well.
Melanie brings her show ring expertise to the breeding program, focusing on producing a hunting dog that not only performs but meets the breed confirmation standard. She has successfully shown many breeds completing their bench championships with Group Placements. She has also competed successfully with Sighthounds in Open Field and Lure Coursing, winning a the first day on the weekend of National Championship with her little Whippet "Tierra" first time out! Her eye for confirmation and skill for conditioning is reflected in the beautiful and bright show dogs and puppies produced by Powder River Gun Dogs.