Summer training in Wisconsin is underway and the dogs are eager to go!  Lots of new JHs, SHs and MHs, as well as gun dogs, ready to keep advancing their skills and talents in the field.


Chocolate litter listing on Puppy page - Born June 11th.

Jae and Willie listing on Puppy page - Born June 6th.

Kree and Jimmy litter on Puppy page - Due mid July.
















Retriever News 'Ask the Pro...' Article on Bruce Halverson

Link to Bruce's article in Retriever News, "Training Retrievers for Field Trials and Hunting Tests"

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"The dogs he started have become FC-AFC titled and qualified for nine National Championships..."  John Stracka

"No one works harder or smarter than Bruce. No one!"  Brian Campbell

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Member of Madison Retriever Club in WI and Tallokas Retriever Club in GA.




Crosswind Retrievers is located in Brooklyn, Wisconsin (Madison area) in the summers and Cairo, Georgia (Thomasville area) in the winters.  Bruce Halverson is the owner-trainer and personally trains all of the dogs at Crosswinds.  The number of dogs in training at any one time is limited so that each dog can receive the maximum amount of individual attention and focus and its full potential can be developed.  Bruce trains and treats each dog as if it were his own dog when it is at Crosswind for training or boarding.  A training program can be customized for a gun dog, AKC hunt test dog, field trial dog, or companion dog.  Bruce uses up-to-date, proven training techniques that are motivational and produce an obedient, stylish retriever.

You're invited to tour Bruce's facility, watch a training session and inquire about a training program for your retriever or pet.  Please call or email Bruce to set up a time to discuss training or questions.


Bruce loves dogs, and he loves training dogs.  He's always loved dogs. It's his passion and he spends 6, sometimes 7, days per week training them and taking care of them. He does not get weekends off.

Bruce used to work in corporate America and now that he is a pro trainer is really happy to be working longer hours, a lot harder, out in the heat and rain, and biting bugs.  Unlike a lot of trainers, he didn't fall into it because he lacked other options.  He does it because he chose it.  And, he's really talented with the dogs.  His track record over the last 12 years speaks for itself (click here to see Bruce's Achievements).  And, of course, just watch the dogs and their wagging tails when they jump off the truck for their turn to run and you will see that they are eager to work for Bruce!

In the fall Bruce finds time to hunt. He realizes what it takes to make a good waterfowl and upland dog. Bruce also frequently invites clients to hunt in some of the country’s top upland and waterfowl areas.