BARTON RAMSEY

BARTON RAMSEY

BARTON RAMSEY

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British/Irish Labrador Retrievers

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Texas

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BARTON RAMSEY

As the founder and owner of Southern Oak Kennels, Barton breeds and trains British Labradors to be useful tools in fields and marshes across the US and around world. He is also the co-founder of Cornerstone Gundog Academy, the most comprehensive dog training program on the web. An avid waterfowl hunter, Barton gets to live the dream by combining his passion for dogs and waterfowl hunting in both his life and his work.

 

WHY GUNNER?

I met Addison early on in the life of Gunner Kennels, and he was the type of guy I wanted to align my companies with. His product was far beyond anything else in the industry, and I wanted only the best for my dogs.

 

WHO IS YOUR MENTOR?

My mentor is Jonathan Hart, a long-time friend and the guru of all-things entrepreneur. Jonathan understands what it means to infuse your DNA in a company in such a way that the overall vision matches what you once dreamed about yet the company itself is marketable and replicable beyond you.

 

THE ONE DOG YOU'LL NEVER FORGET?

Maggie, the matriarch of Southern Oak. She was fantastic in every way. Her natural ability surpassed my skills as a novice trainer, and I learned far more from her than she did from me.

 

WHERE DOES YOUR PASSION FOR DOGS ORIGINATE?

I always loved dogs. My favorite movie growing up was Old Yeller. A close second was White Fang. My parents wouldn't let me have a dog when I was young, which made me want one even more. By the time I got a dog, in high school, I was obsessed with training her to do anything and everything.

 

FAVORITE SPECIES TO HUNT WITH YOUR DOG AND WHERE?

Either the Mallards of small water in Oklahoma or Speckle-Belly Geese in dry fields in Arkansas!

 

FAVORITE HUNTING STORY WITH YOUR DOG?

A few years back I went out hunting with an old stud dog of mine named Archie. We shot into a volley of Canada Geese, and one sailed over the tree line on the other side of a frozen lake. The swim, through icy water, was about 150 yards... After that, Archie had at least 75 yards of work through pine trees to get to the injured bird.

I got him to the edge of the tree-line, stopped him, and gave him a hard "Back!" He disappeared in to the woods and was gone for at least two minutes. Suddenly he appeared, right where he had entered the woods, with a giant honker in his mouth. It was a fantastic retrieve, and there is no way we could have recovered that bird without a well-trained dog.

 

IF YOU COULD BE ONE DOG BREED (BESIDES LABS), WHICH WOULD IT BE?

I would be a Great Dane because they're massive and lazy.

 

FUNNIEST DOG STORY?

I was once explaining to my friend Corey how a buddy of ours had been hit by a dog running through a field, and it tore his ACL. Just as I was explaining this, a group of four dogs, who were playing chase, ran into the back of my legs and sent me flying through the air. Thanks to the wet grass, I slid down and nothing was broken or torn. We laughed pretty hard, though!

 

WHAT'S LEFT TO ACCOMPLISH?

I want to build a strong community around gundogs and hunting companions that has enough voice and influence to significantly impact the future of waterfowl and upland hunting.

"GUNNER WAS FAR & BEYOND ANYTHING ELSE, AND I WANTED THE BEST FOR MY DOGS."

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BM
07/05/2021
Brandon M.
United States United States
  • How would you describe your dog? Gun or Bird Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
It’s like an insurance plan….

This is by far the best kennel made. I use mine daily and they take lots of abuse. They never even seem to wear at all. Hose them off with soap and water and they look brand new. I encourage all of my puppy buyers to get them as well. It’s like an insurance plan for your best friend!

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KT
06/14/2021
Kris T.
United States United States
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? TravelHomeHome & Travel Equally
Wow, Just Wow

Wow, this kennel is the Yeti of dog kennels! everything about this kennel is first rate. Yes, there are cheaper, but none can compare to a Gunner kennel.

AL
05/31/2021
Alec L.
United States United States
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
Amazing travel kennel

This thing is built like a tank. I have no doubt this will protect our little guy if we are ever involved in an accident. We recently completed an 800 mile road trip with him in the crate. It was well worth the money. This was the first time he was calm in the car and not whining. He slept easily during the drive. We felt calm know he was secure and comfortable. Cannot recommend this crate enough!!

AO
05/08/2021
Angus O.
United States United States
  • How would you describe your dog? Family or Companion Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
Unlike any other crate I have seen

I purchased two Gunner kennels, a medium and a small, for my pups. Immediately, you understand this is a different level of product compared to what you’ve used before. The construction is fantastic and legitimately heavy duty. I feel so much better knowing I’ve done everything I can to keep my dogs safe in case of a worst case scenario.

PK
03/18/2021
Patrick K.
United States United States
  • How would you describe your dog? Gun or Bird Dog
  • What's your primary use of the product? Travel
Best purchase for my best friends

I’ve been buying cheap kennels for the four years I’ve owned my dogs, none of them seemed to hold up. I’ve wanted a Gunner for a year now, and the more I read stories of how they have saved dogs lives, it made me think of how losing my best friends would damn near **** me. So I made the purchase and will never look back. It is one solid kennel and I will not let the kennel hold me back from traveling farther to hunt anymore. It’s well worth the investment. I’m a firm believer in you get what you pay for, and this will not let anyone down.