MIKE STEWART, President of Wildrose Kennels
With forty years of association with dogs, pointers, flushers, retrievers, as well as hounds and obedience companion dogs Mike developed the Wildrose facilities creating a comprehensive gundog-training program focused exclusively on the English Labrador, specifically for the wingshooter and outdoor enthusiasts. He developed the unique, positive, training methodology, “The Wildrose Way,” which is being recognized across the country. Over the past nine years, he has appeared in a variety of television programming featuring retriever training including “The World of Ducks,” with Drake and Deke, the Ducks Unlimited mascots, “Benelli’s American Bird Hunter,” The American Sportsman,” and other sporting programs. He has produced a series of best-selling DVDs, for hunting dog training, “The Gentleman’s Gundog” series. Mike retired as Chief of Police, University of Mississippi in 2000 after a 25-year career in law enforcement, a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a BPA and MCJ, as well as the FBI National Academy in 1989. He retired from the US Navy Reserves as a Commander in 2005 with nine years as a NCIS credentialed agent.
WILDROSE KENNELS ~ The perfect complement to a family’s sporting lifestyle.
Wildrose Labradors are regarded among wingshooters and adventurers as the finest versatile sporting dogs in the world. For almost four decades, Wildrose has produced a classic “Gentleman’s Gundog™” of superb temperament and natural gamefinding ability; a dog that is gentle in the home, dynamic in the field, and the perfect complement to any family’s outdoor adventures from canoeing, fishing, hiking mountain trails to leisurely afternoons by the lake. Through long associations in England and N. Ireland with some of the most successful trainers of the regions, Wildrose continues to offer the authentic, English Labrador retriever just as one might witness on the finest estate shoots of the United Kingdom.
Wildrose provides an expansive cadre of services including a comprehensive health-care program, unequaled after-sales support, and a full progression of training options, complemented by a passionate, highly-skilled staff with locations in the southern village of Oxford, Mississippi; along the Little Buffalo River in Jasper, Arkansas, and in Granite, Colorado, bordering the prestigious mountain trout stream, Clear Creek, previously an Orvis-endorsed, fly fishing destination.
Home to Drake, Ducks Unlimited’s first mascot and now Deke, DU’s newest mascot and a lineage of unprecedented genetics which are represented in all 50 states, every Canadian province, and with progeny in Mexico, the Netherlands, Denmark, N. Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Scotland.
The Wildrose Labrador is a classic, versatile, wingshooting companion…the perfect complement to a family’s sporting lifestyle.