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What Our Clients Have to Say About Us

“My boyfriend and I purchased our first hunting dog from here a little over a year and a half ago. My boyfriend spent months researching beforehand. We were really nervous having never owned/purchased a sport dog before. We weren’t sure what to expect. However, from the moment Libby arrived we have been nothing but pleased.

She has achieved every task we’ve given her and continues to improve and amaze us with every drill. She wakes up every morning ready to train and can hardly wait to get in the water. Not only is she amazing on the field, But at home as well. She is extremely affectionate and never leaves my feet. We love her so much and we would highly recommend this breeder!”

Courtney Lacoste

“Hey Wes. Just an update on my dog Camas. Been working her on retrieves and wings with some shooting. Just went 2.5 days of ruff grouse hunting in NW Wyoming between Yellowstone and grand Teton. She was unbelievable!  Have never seen a dog hunt like that. She flushed tons of birds and I killed 9. She retrieved all but two and did 3 blind retrieves. I’ve never seen a turn around like she is having. And she just turned two, so has lots of years to go. She is also awesome family dog. Extra work with you and follow up has turned her into possibly best dog I will have. Not sure what happened but a switch was flipped and she is like a machine. Can hardly wait to get her in SD, NE and KS for pheasants and AZ early next year for quail 9/4/21.”

“I want to give a review that others will find helpful so it may be a little long. We just got our second pup from T-S kennels. Our first dog Coal was the perfect blend of family dog and gun dog. He had a want to please attitude and an incredible point instinct. His retrieving and marking skills far surpassed anything I ever needed in the blind.

So when he died we waited a year before getting another pup. Because I don’t want just a dog I need the perfect dog. So I called Wes. I am not a professional trainer or hunter so I need a dog that will be easy to train, calm around the house and point like a German shorthair when in the field. Even if it just 4 times a year. Wes listened to our wants and tested several pups before picking one out for us. I was a little nervous because we live in Alabama and there was no way I would be able to meet the pup.

Wes picked out the perfect dog for our family and we couldn’t be happier. He is very easy and unbelievably smart dog and we are grateful. I want to thank Wes publicly for being so specific to my request and I give Wes and T-S kennels my highest recommendation. We couldn’t be happier.”

Ben McClurkin

“Mello jumped in big air competition for the first time in the ESPN Super Retriever series. We did not qualify but it won’t be long. She flies into lakes and ponds, so I need to build her confidence on a dock and pool (with clear water!). Last season we had a good time hunting quail and pheasants. Mello is hunting upland very well and holds point on quail until they flush. She learned quickly that pheasants play by different rules, she breaks point and gets in high gear for running roosters!

“Valerie and Jay, I noticed on your web site today that you have a repeat breeding of Gabby X Skoal. I thought I would send a note about our pup Mello that is now one year old. She has turned into quite a gun dog, an easily trained, delightful pet, and at a petite 52 pounds she is super fast. My wife and I trained Mello in her toddler days on the basics; having read Tom Quinn, James Lamb Free and Charlie Morgan. By the time she reached five months old it was hunting season in Kansas, so I decided it was time to shoot birds for her. I purchased and planted quail and chukar in reasonable cover. She learned to hunt quickly, no training, only fun, and to my surprise she started pointing. Of the 30-odd birds I shot over her most were pointed, and her pointing frequency increased with more experience.

After a brief winter break I decided it was time to seek help for the more advanced training. I joined Jane Laman’s training group and have been working Mello with Jane ever since. This spring and summer she has really developed into quite a young waterfowl dog. She is steady, delivers to hand, marks well, takes a great line, etc, etc. She does all the things you would expect of good duck dog, and I don’t want to bore you describing it. What I want to brag about, and you should too, is the drive of this little dog. She is so fast I worry she is going to hurt herself, plowing through cover and ditches with reckless abandon. It is really a beautiful sight, she was born with an intense drive to retrieve. She even flies off on “blind” retrieves (lining to a pile). In fact her training has proceeded so well that the only major goal left is for her to handle (she already lines to a pile, sits on a whistle, and takes a back cast to a pile). I will surely have a dog to envy in the coming years as her training progresses.”

Steven Brooks, Ph. D.

“Hi, Merry Christmas! Our puppy is now 21 weeks old and doing well, she’s the best behaved puppy I’ve seen.  She points and is steady to wing and shot. She pointed and I shot her first Chukar and pheasant this week. There’s no quit in this little girl, I had to pick her up and put her into the truck; she just didn’t want to stop hunting. I do try to be at least as smart as the dog. Later, Fred Wentling

Hi, went to Martz’s yesterday. Very cold, very windy, the Kate’ster continues to amaze. She marked and hunted dead for the first time. This was her third time out. The hunt dead was in briars and assorted thorn, plowed right in….She was pawing and trying to get the rooster in her mouth, but she needs to grow a little. No quit, slept on my thigh the whole way home. Nope, she rides up front, but I get to drive her truck. I think she’ll keep me. She remains steady to wing and shot. Her puppy manners are impeccable, around strangers in club house she looked them all over, sniffed a little and came and sat beside me. No bouncing off the walls or jumping up. Never done more than talk to her quietly with a “no jump” or “sit”. She likes to play puppy games, but not at the club. She knows the difference. Later, Fred Wentling

Hi, Today is Katie’s birthday (whelping day ?), she continues to amaze.  Preserve season starts the middle of September, I’ll send pics and updates. The “little girl” is about 70 lbs, athletic as ever. We may need to go to a “king-size” bed as she knows how to stretch out. As Gene Hill said, Labs become invisible when they’re on the bed. I do not condone spoiling a hunting dog, but her attorney insists on proper care, he hunts too! She pays his retainer on an exchange of service basis, same as Bam Bam did. These dogs know how to cut a deal.”

Fred Wentling

I can’t say enough good things about Trieven Sungold Retrievers. 
I purchased a male Black Lab in 2020 and he has been an amazing addition to our family.  His natural hunting ability and drive is unmatched. He is equally as strong in the uplands or on the water hunting ducks and geese. At home he has a great personality and is a wonderful family pet. 
If you are looking for a great hunting companion look no further.

Jeremy Sage 

“We can’t thank you enough for introducing us to “Dusty”. He’s an incredible dog.  My wife and I decided we wanted a started dog that was well into his training, would make a great waterfowl dog, and a great indoor family dog. Dusty is perfect. He assimilated and bonded very quickly with us and our Brittany. Our daughters love him too!

I really appreciate the time you took with me and Chandra prior to purchase and talked us through all our questions and concerns. It was also really nice getting an opportunity to spend time with the dogs prior to purchase. He’s a perfect family dog.

And for the hunting… he’s PHENOMENAL!! I appreciate you putting together a training package when we bought him. Getting training curriculum from you to work with him at home and coming to your kennel on a regular basis is the perfect combination for us. I can’t wait for another hunting season. Many thanks!”

The Lafrentz’s

“Just wanted to pass along a few photos of our dog, Huck, who was born in the December 11, 2017, golden retriever litter at T-S Kennels.  Huck is growing into a smart, strong, and social dog. He has quickly become a very important part of our family and we are so glad we chose T-S Kennels in adding another member to our household. Thank you for running such a great business and for all your personal help with us the day we picked up Huck. We really appreciated you sitting down with us and telling us about the dogs you raise and sharing your general knowledge about raising a healthy, productive dog.

We took your advice and are adding the NuVet supplement to Huck’s food so thank your for that information as well. Huck was the perfect choice for us. He comes to work with us at the law firm everyday and gets to play with all sorts of different people and things. We work next to a riverfront trail so he has already begun exploring the outdoors, including watching duck and geese.

The photos attached  include a 12 weeks old Huck out by the river trail when a friend brought back some pigeons and pheasants for Huck to play with. It was first full bird that Huck has has an opportunity to approach. Huck’s instinct was undeniably spot-on – – he went right for the bird, picked it up, brought it back and was already sniffing out the pigeon and finding it when we hid it in the bushes with his eyes covered.

We are all excited to keep working on his hunting skills, with Huck probably being the most excited of all. Huck has also already caught on to his duties around the house, including potty training and has a good grasp on sit, down, stay, and come.”

“Ty has been a hit with the family and it is not uncommon to find him and my 3 year old daughter curled up asleep together on the floor.  He’s taken to training like a duck to water. With help from a friend who teaches obedience, Ty became the best mannered dog I’ve had, in less than a month.  I inherited a 4 year old Pudelpointer before bird season. He’s a fast ranging dog.  Ty stays closer and searches the cover better and found several birds the Pudelpointer  missed. 

On  January 1st, I took Ty on a duck hunt.  We started the day with him in the truck as we were jump-shooting pot holes and ditches.  The first ditch I got 3 mallards, 2 hit in the water and 1 in the brush.  I brought Ty up water and he immediately spotted the 1st duck.  He brought it and on the way  back he spotted the 2nd bird.  After retrieving the 1st he got the 2nd.  I sent him across the ditch into the brush for the 3rd. 

He went exactly to where I sent him, searched for about 15 seconds and hit the second ditch which was out of sight to me.  I could follow his progress by the splashing, for what seemed to be 75-80 yards.  He reappeared with a live wingtip drake.  He was put back in the truck as we hit a second pond.  We got 2 ducks there, 1 across in head-high cattails, the 2nd sailed 200 yards but was well marked. I went back for Ty.  We ate lunch and then went after the ducks.  An hour had passed. I got Ty to a 75 yard square area where the 1st duck had gone down.  He started to quarter, his head went up, he made two adjustments and hit the brush (armpit high). Within seconds, squawking and flapping the duck came out of the brush with Ty on his tail.  He was so close I had to wait for the duck to gain altitude before I finished him off.  We then went to the 2nd duck and Ty found him within 30 seconds.  We came back around and Ty jumped off in another ditch. 

Within seconds more, flapping and squawking and a sixty-yard chase, he returned with a 3rd wingtip bird we did not know had been hit.  When we set the dekes, Ty was anxious and had to be reminded to stay a few times.  He made eight more routine retrieves including two doubles to finish our bag limit.  As we started to leave, his head came up as he winded something, he put his nose down and hit some knee-high grass.  Within seconds, he was on point.  I  could see the grass moving as the rooster moved ahead.  Ty began creeping up and the pheasant flushed, within gun range, but the season was over. 

Before we got to the truck, he locked up on a covey of quail (season open still).  I got two on the rise, and he pointed two singles and flushed a third one wild.  I am so happy with this dog and have to say he has one of the best noses I have seen.  From what you folks have said, he got it from his sire “Skoal”.   Earlier in the year Ty found two dead pheasants the Pudelpointer had missed and according to the previous owner of the Pointer he had had 100’s of birds shot over him.   I took this dog so Ty would have a veteran to hunt with and learn from, but at this rate by next year Ty will have far surpassed him!  Thank you so much !  In 35 years of dogs, this one is the best I have ever had, is a great buddy and addition to our family!”   Sincerely,  Dennis Mathis, Caldwell, Idaho.”

Dennis Mathis

Could not ask for a better experience or better dog. Wes is extremely knowledgeable and helped us select the perfect dog when we arrived from Montana. Communication was second to none. High quality kennel clearly run with passion and dedication to producing quality game and family dogs. Wes took the time to make what can be an overwhelming process simple and personable. Thank you Wes and TS Kennel!!!!

Trina Clausen

Wes literally spent all day with my husband and daughter to pick out our newest hunting family member. They drove over 700 miles each way and we couldn’t be happier with this beautiful black lab!

Sharon Richards Rabbitt

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