Apple Blossom Kennels

Training, Events & Retreats for All Breeds

Breeders of Traditional Golden Retrievers for Home, Show & Field

“Marjoribanks retrievers weren’t widely dispersed, but instead were only gifted with great discretion to family and friends,
who valued them as  the ultimate gentleman’s hunting dog.” ~ akc.org

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Gundog Training

We offer one-on-one private training and group training with Apple Blossom Kennels trainers, as well as workshops and seminars conducted by outside trainers who are highly respected in the industry and by Apple Blossom Kennels. From puppy to adult. 

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GUNDOG TRAINING IN THE FIELD

Our staff shooters and our trainers offer gundog training in the field for a  realistic hunting experience for you and your dog. This offers a unique experience for both the avid hunter/shooter who wants to be able to focus on training while in the field, as well as for our clients who are handlers and breeders that do not hunt, but would like to give their gundog breeds a chance to experience the real deal. 

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oTHER DOG TRAINING

We offer other dog training with Apple Blossom Kennels trainers in the areas of dock diving, barn hunt, behavior, basic obedience, as well as other workshops and seminars conducted by outside trainers who are highly respected in their industry.

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training & Adventure Retreats

Join us as we go "Way Up North!" for canine training and adventure retreats! Our retreats are a place for you and your dog(s) to come and stay and enjoy outdoor activities like blueberry picking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, biking, hiking, arts/crafts, etc. and organized dog training, like barn hunt training, conformation run throughs, gundog training, etc. All of our events are unique and offer plenty of opportunity for you to participate in the day's events, or to relax and enjoy your time with your dog! 

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Arts & Crafts

We offer canine and non-canine related arts and crafts night throughout the year. Here you can come with or without your dog, and enjoy some time with fellow dog lovers while you put together a puppy shaped bouquet, paint your own water pail, make your own show lead, Christmas wreaths and swags, and much more! Our demonstrator will ensure you are able to follow along and leave with a finished product! 

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Apple Blossom KENNELS WAY UP NORTH!

Join us for outdoor activities and events for you and your dog, way up north! We combine outdoor activities like, picking blueberries, camping, biking, kayaking, fishing, and more along with our traditional one on one and group training! Way Up North in northern Minnesota, where the landscape is beautiful and the opportunities for activities are endless!

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Apple Blossom KENNELS FARMHOUSE

In the works!
We are working on expanding our farm, adding more options for you and your dog to come and enjoy, including pick and harvest your own fruits, veg and game birds, as well as continue to offer our award winning pies, canned goods, natural decor, and other items for sale in our own farm store!

Our Golden Retrievers

Traditional Golden Retrievers for Home, Show & Field

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Golden Retriever History (Scotland, UK)

"In 1868, Nous, a Wavy-coated Retriever, and Belle, a Tweed Water Spaniel were bred together by Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks, later known as Lord Tweedmouth. Fom that breeding he kept two yellow females, Primrose and Cowslip and gave one male, Crocus, to his son, Edward Marjoribanks. For many decades it was thought that there was a fourth puppy, Ada, but that was subsequently determined to be erroneous. Ada was from a second mating of Nous and Belle and was given to Lord Tweedmouth’s nephew, the 5th Lord Ilchester, beginning the famous Ilchester line of retrievers. Thus it was the offspring of Nous and Belle that became the foundation of the breed subsequently known as, and now universally loved as, the Golden Retriever.
       The Guisachan dogs were reportedly given only to family and close friends, all of whom were persons of means and title. Lord Tweedmouth kept copious records in the Guisachan Record Book covering 1865 to 1890, a book that only came to light in 1952 when Lady Pentland, a granddaughter of Lord Tweedmouth made it available to the noted English Golden Retriever historian Elma Stonex. In 1952, her friend, the 6th Earl of Ilchester published a famous article in Country Life which, for the first time, gave a complete and accurate history of the development of the breed. The Guisachan dogs were bred to be strong working dogs hunting grouse, partridge and deer."
~"Friends of Guisachan" Scotland, www.friendsofguisachan.org  

“Marjoribanks retrievers weren’t widely dispersed, but instead were only gifted with great discretion to family and friends,
who valued them as the ultimate gentleman’s hunting dog.”
~ akc.org

Apple Blossom Kennels maintains the tradition of dispersing our puppies among family and friends first. Please take the time to introduce yourself to us, and let us get to know you and your family better, if you are interested in an Apple Blossom Kennels puppy. 

Golden Retriever Breed Purpose

As Stated by Friends of Guisachan,
"The Guisachan dogs were bred to be strong working dogs hunting grouse, partridge and deer."

The Golden Retriever's original breed purpose was to hunt upland game, which was plentiful in Scotland. The breed was further developed throughout the years to also include water fowl, and other small game, mainly rabbits. 

Apple Blossom Kennels' Golden Retrievers are superb grouse dogs. With over 30 years of breeding and training our line with a focus on grouse, our dogs are superior when it comes to hunting the "king of upland game birds."

“Marjoribanks retrievers weren’t widely dispersed, but instead were only gifted with great discretion to family and friends,
who valued them as the ultimate gentleman’s hunting dog.” ~ akc.org

Apple Blossom Kennels maintains the tradition of dispersing our puppies among family and friends first. Please take the time to introduce yourself to us, and let us get to know you and your family better, if you are interested in an Apple Blossom Kennels puppy.

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WELCOME TO
APPLE BLOSSOM KENNELS

Traditional  Golden Retrievers for Home, Show & Field

"Our Goldens can do it all. Whether you want an enthusiastic hunting buddy, a beautiful correctly built dog to show in the ring, or a family companion.“


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ABK Logo All-Over Print Plus Size Leggings

$39.00
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ABK Logo Yoga Leggings

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ABK Logo Unisex Bomber Jacket
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ABK Logo Unisex Bomber Jacket

$59.00
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ABK Logo Yoga Leggings in Conway Plaid

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Custom Pet Designs by Jessica Anlauf

Jessica is an artist in her spare time, and is available for commission for digital as well as fine art. Below are some of the customizable pieces available. If you are interested in her photo realistic paintings please send a private message. 

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30+ Years of Rat Hunting Retrievers at Apple Blossom Kennels!

30+ Years of Rat Hunting Retrievers at Apple Blossom Kennels!

May 17, 2019Kathy Anlauf

Meet Emily! My first ratting Golden Retriever. I was just 8 years old when I started working with Em to hunt and rid our property of rats.

The Biggest Mistake in Barn Hunt Indication Training!

The Biggest Mistake in Barn Hunt Indication Training!

Feb 28, 2018Kathy Anlauf

Most dogs don't automatically make an overt indication to you, letting you know that a rat is in that specific tube. If it were that easy, we'd all have plenty of titles and...

How to Start Dock Diving!

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Feb 16, 2018Kathy Anlauf

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CONTACT US

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Contact Address:

  • 3273 421st Ave NE Braham, MN 55006
  • Way Up North!

Contact Info:

  • 1-320-209-1788
  • j_anlauf@hotmail.com

Working Hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Weekend: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM