Started dogs

Upland Meadows offers our clients the option of purchasing puppies or young dogs with varying amount of training. Our started dogs are either ready or nearly ready to go hunting, or have had a solid foundation for field trial competition. Our “Started” dogs have a solid foundation in obedience and the skills needed to be successful in the field. They have been introduced to birds and the gun, they have been shot over and have typically had significant exposure to birds, mostly pigeons. Started dogs are typically 8 – 18 months old, ranging in price from $2,500 – $3,500.

Although many love the puppy stage, many no longer want to deal with all the challenges and training young puppies require and would prefer a talented young dog with much of the work already done. Started dogs are a very economical way of getting a dog ready to take hunting when compared to the cost of purchasing a quality puppy ($1,000 – $1,500), food, vet expenses and professional training costs.

For more information please contact Brad at 763-221-2882 or via email at

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