Just wanted to send a couple more pictures of Jackson. He has moved right in!
He and the 8 yr old GSP continue to be best buds. She really helps to run off
that puppy energy. He has such a great personality we have enjoyed having a
puppy in the house again.
We are so glad he went thru the training program - that has made such a big
difference in getting him socialized and enabling us to add to his list of
commands. And the DVD is great - something to cherish and look back on as he
Please add this to your letters of recommendation on your website.
Joan and Bill
I am writing this letter to inform potential GSP
owners of the care and quality demonstrated by Mike
& June Mabe.
We selected our pup and contracted with Mike to
provide Basic Obedience training. We are not
disappointed. Brody (our male GSP) is a true delight
to have as a pet. Although the first few days, in
transition from kennel to city living, were anxious
for Brody and us, we managed given the thoughtful
advice and direction from Mike.
I heartily endorse this kennel operation. The
kennels are clean, well managed, and thoughtfully
arranged. It is evident from your first visit
that you are dealing
with a QUALITY breeder.
Larry & Kathy
Hi Mike – I just wanted to reach out, say hello, and give you an update
on Cam. He is such an amazing dog, incredible personality, bundles of
energy. He loves to play fetch, runs all day, hasn’t met a dog or
person that he doesn’t love and once he works off all his energy he
really enjoys curling up for a nap. Everywhere I go with Cam he
receives compliments galore!
She is absolutely perfect!! She is wonderful and
gentle with all of my nieces and nephews and plays well with all of the
dogs in mine and Joes family. She adjusts well to all of the new places
we take her too! We have obedience class on Mondays and she catches on
quickly! I can't wait till she's a year old so I can get her agility
classes! I know she'll succeed in that for sure! Her vet says she's very
healthy and beautiful. Piper and I have ran into three of your customers
already! Two of them got their GSP's a few years ago, one will be
picking their pup up soon, Doyle, from Magic and Hendricks! We were on a
walk with Piper the other day and a family of three came out of their
house because Piper was so beautiful-they had to see her up close and
find out her breed. Joe and I sing your praises to everyone and have
given your info to a ton of people! I hope you and your family are doing
well! Once again, Joe and I can't thank you enough for this perfect
little puppy! You'll hear from us soon, whether its another update or to
get in line for another one of your gems!
Hi Mr. Mabe!
Piper is wonderful!!! She is well behaved, obedient-even sits as soon as
my 6 year old niece tells her to, and my personal favorite quality of
hers: she loves to snuggle. Everyone is surprised when we say she is
only 5 months old. Joe and I are enjoying every minute with her!!! Thank
you for such an amazing dog!
I am not usually the type to send in letters of recommendation, but I
feel this is one time I should. We got Willow from you just about a
year ago now. First and foremost we were looking for a family dog. I
was hoping that we would also get a dog that would be at least slightly
inclined to do some bird hunting. Well be got both. Willow is
fantastic with our 4 and 8 year old kids. Not only does she love to
play will them she seems to know the limits of each of them. On top of
that she has made a top notch hunting dog. I have to admit I did not
put as much work into training her as I would have liked but ended up
taking her out on her first hunt at five months. She quickly learned
what we wanted her to do and can point bird amazingly well. It came
natural to her. I actually had a good conversation with another GSP
breeder at the hunt club and he was amazed at what the dog was doing at
7 months. Well, I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful dog and let
you know that I will be back one day for another one of your dogs.
Attached you will see a few pictures of some of her early hunts.
Katie are doing great. They
love playing with each
Here is a
picture we took this
Dear Mike & June~
A quick note to let you know that Jazzy has been with me for 2 years now
and continues to delight my life. She is affectionate, awesome with kids
and has a strong yet manageable prey drive.
Swimming is a favorite pastime of hers. Here's a short video of her
showing off in the pool. Feel free to use it and use me as a reference.
My Mabe pup has spoiled me and I'll never get another dog from anywhere
just wanted to write you a quick email to let you know how pleased we
are with our new addition. We got a puppy from you last March and she
was from a litter of Prudence and Hendrix. She was the only all liver
female puppy which was exactly what we were looking for. She is a family
pet first and eventually my husband will like to make her his hunting
companion as well. We have two small children (5 year old daughter and 2
year old son) and our dog, who we named Luna, is wonderful with our
children. She is their best friend and plays alongside them outside and
also is very obedient to any of their commands. She is a very smart dog
and a quick learner. We had very few issues with her from the very start
and she has just progressed into a great dog that is a pleasure to have
in our home. We constantly get compliments on how beautiful of a dog she
is and her overall demeanor. My in-laws also purchased a puppy from you
about 6 months after we got Luna and they are the best of playmates.
Luna celebrated her first birthday on January 5th and she currently
weighs about 61 lbs.
Nate and Tiffany
I wanted to
send you some updated field
photos of Jennie and let you
know how Jennie is doing. She is
almost 2 and a half-years-old
now. She is steady to
wing/shot/fall and she does this
without me ever having to use a
check cord when she was in
training. It is so nice to have
a dog that is close working and
steady throughout the hunting
sequence out in the field. She
retrieves regularly now, it just
took a lot of positive
encouragement and patience at
the right times while she was
growing up/developing. I would
highly recommend your GSPs and
your training to anyone!
She did amazing!!! Held point till the bird was flushed
Just wanted to give you
an update. Purchased Luger back in
November from you. He is doing great
took him out on his first hunt this past
weekend. He did really well. Had some
really nice points and some good
retrieves. Very impressed with him being
only 5 months old. Hes still got a long
way to go but hes got a good start.
Heres a picture of him. He decided to
sit on all the birds while we were
taking pictures. Will recommend you to
Hi Mike! It's been almost seven weeks
since we picked up Josie, and we couldn't be any happier with her. She
is such a wonderful addition to our family. We continue to work on the
training that you started. She is ALWAYS ready to work with the wing. We
took her to Bass Pro Shop last week, and people were amazed that she was
such a well behaved girl at only four months old. Everyone commented on
how beautiful she is. Maybe we will come and get her a "sister" soon!!!!
gorgeous Porter born of Sweet Judy Blue Eyes an Sir Ruger.
I have been meaning to send you a note to tell you how happy I am with
Pete. He was by far the easiest to train dog I have worked with so far.
I started hunting him last year at 5 months old and he was just a
natural. By 7 months old he was holding point rock solid even if the
bird was moving around. I know when I had talked to you for the first
time you were very confident that your dogs are outstanding in the field
and also as a family member. I would gladly talk to anyone of your soon
to be customers if they need some re-insurance that your kennel has
outstanding dogs. I have attached a few pictures for you. One of him on
a rock solid point at 8 months old at Des Plaines conservation area.
Well you’ve done it again. Jeff picked up
on the 8/12 and he is another fantastic addition to
our family. Again, I would like to thank you for the
exceptional bloodline you have. I thought with Baron
we had found a diamond but Jaeger is taking on that
title also. So now the Flaws’ household has two of
Mabe Kennel’s diamonds. Baron is now retrieving from
the lake and his muscle tone is fantastic in
addition to the fact that he is one of the finest
all white GSP’s out there (I’m quite partial to him)
there isn’t a sporting store that he’s been in that
he hasn’t received praise on his looks and his
manners so thank you for that. But now with Jaeger
we can see his hunting potential already and he
hasn’t even been introduced to his hunting prey yet.
When he goes outside, he stops, focus’ and lifts his
paw immediately and does the stare down not sure
what he’s focusing on but he’s destined to have
hunting in his blood. And I’m 100% sure that when he
makes his travels with Baron to Bass Pro Shops or
Cabela’s he will also be a head turner…. And on a
hunting note… I’m sure Jeff will be truly satisfied
with his choices. Thank you again for putting very
proud smiles on our faces as well as in our hearts.
We’ll send pictures soon on Baron.
It is hard to believe
turns 1 year old today. I wanted to take a moment
and thank you. We have been very pleased with his
demeanor and instinctive hunting skills. Onyx stays
out most of the time and is very well behaved in our
You did a very nice job of training him.I was watching Bird Dog Circuit and the
comment was made about German Shorthair Pointers not
being good retrieving dogs without being forced to
retrieve. This is not the case with Onyx.He will play ‘Fetch it up’ and ‘Bring it
here’ all day long. I attribute this to your work
with him at such a young age.
As you may recall, we paid for additional training.
When we were discussing this, you had a list of
items you normally worked on. In conjunction with
your list, I asked to ensure he was accustomed to
gun fire and I didn’t want to be embarrassed when I
was out hunting with others who had experienced
dogs. You exceeded my expectations. He went hunting
11 times last year. Onyx did very well the first
time out and continually improved each time. He is a
close hunter, works the field back and forth, and
retrieves, even a 50+ yard retrieve on one hunt.
Impressive for a pup that was only 5 months old.
My wife and I are very pleased and I wanted to take
a moment to thank you. I have thanked God many times
for my wife finding you on the internet. In
addition, we appreciated you letting us come and
visit him on a weekly basis and for the DVD of Onyx.
He is a family dog, but has a very close bond with
my wife. It is great. Please feel free to use my
wife and I as a reference. We absolutely love Onyx
and he has been perfect, serving as a family pet and
all business when it comes to hunting. I can’t wait
to get him this fall.
Ben & Lisa
Just wanted to write you a quick note to let you
know that Easton is doing well. He is a little over
6 months old now and we are very pleased with him.
His temperament is great, in fact a lot less hyper
than I anticipated. He is a big fan of ice cubes,
deer horns, and being a lap dog. He is weighing in
at 43 pounds already, so I think he'll be a pretty
good sized dog. We have a few things to work on, but
listens pretty well. Shed hunting is still a goal of
ours, which means we'll likely start training soon.
I have attached 3 of our favorite pictures of him.
Gaven & Tracy
Jazzy has been with me for one year today and I couldn't be happier with
the dog she's become. She is full of personality, yet enjoys her down
time and is the least hyper of the last 4 Shorthairs I've owned.
As we both know, Shorthairs are not big bad guard dogs. But the other
day a repair guy came to fix my awning and Jazzy was having NONE of it.
I took this video clip because it is the only time I've EVER seen her
hair stand on end. She definitely protects me, but is a real sweetheart
with kids, family and friends.
Hope all is well by you. I continue to tell people that a Mabe shorthair
is the only dog I'll own.
Gibson's reaction to first
This T and Queeny's pup 1-7-12. Pastor Bill here. Last
night Gibson saw his first lightning bug. 5 times a day with obedience
and hunting. High praise. Beautiful gun loving pup good companion. Soon
I'll b contacting u about a pheasant to fetch.
Bella gets the point.
Just wanted to let you know how Bodie is doing. We
are very pleased with him and he is a fast learner.
So far Bodie is the smartest and calmest shorthair
that I have ever had. At 19 weeks he is house
trained and I have a shock collar but haven't had to
use it. He loves working with the wing and I can't
wait to see how he does this fall. I'll include a
pic of him.
Just wanted to thank you for your suggestions about how to put a little
weight on Jazzy. I followed your directions and gradually increased her
food by a little bit everyday. We were at the vet yesterday and her
weight was 33.5 pounds, an increase of 2.5 pounds. She has filled out
nicely and both the vet and I are pleased with the way she looks. She is
petite but well-rounded.
She is a very good girl with me, but you should see her turn on the
charm when she is around a man. She is the biggest flirt ever! I had a
family friend over the other night and she was literally sprawled across
his lap and licking his ears looking for all kinds of attention. She
turns into a complete hussy, lol. It's almost embarrassing the way she
I'm still trying to capture a good video of her watching you on the
computer. She watches and literally cries when she hears your voice.
It's no mystery to me why she loves men so much!
Up until a few weeks ago Jazzy never barked. But she recently has found
her voice and seems to love playing guard dog. Her bark is definitely
worse than her bite! All in all I couldn't be happier with her. Thanks
for always being available to answer my questions.
I just thought you would like to know we really love our
Elle. She is getting comfortable around us and our other
dog. Elle is still pointing and is great on the leash
for all of us.She will
come when I call, no problems.