Our puppies will have their dew claws removed by our veterinarian; his family owns 5 dogs from our breeding's. Our Vet also gives the puppies their 1st vaccination at 6 weeks of age along with a physical exam. ALL of our dogs have had the following tests done; hips, eyes, elbows, eic, cnm, pra, cms, hnpk, mcd, prcd, rd/osd, dwarfism, and stargardt's. Most breeders only test for hips and eyes.
Our boys and girls come from some of the top field trial and hunt test bloodlines in the country. In addition, our boys and girls compete in AKC field trials and hunt tests as well as UKC hunt tests. A number of our dogs have also spent time as professional guide dogs.
The retriever world is a small place, and your reputation is everything. We guarantee all of our puppies against physical and genetic diseases.
We are one of only a few breeders in the entire country that guarantee our puppies for 30 months on their hips, eyes, and elbows. As well as a guarantee no puppies will ever be affected with EIC, CNM, PRA, or RD/OSD.
Your puppy will go home with a written health guarantee and full AKC registration.
Breeding great family and hunting companions doesn't just happen. It takes a tremendous amount of time and effort. Janelle is very hands on in her approach to raising well balanced socialized puppies, just like the 25 years she spent as an elementary principal.
We invest countless hours into your puppy before he or she heads home. Multiple play times, walks morning and night, trips to the ponds, and exposure to birds all happen at KCR before you take your puppy home.
We have also litter boxed trained your puppy to help assist in house breaking and potty training. All the above doesn't happen by focusing our attention on other tasks, jobs, businesses, or attempting to raise 10 plus litters a year. We don't believe you will find a more prepared puppy for your home then a KCR pup. As a good friend and fellow competitor told us years ago.... Not All Breeders Are Created Equal!
All the dogs are kept in our kennel building, which was built in 2015. We rotate all of our dogs in and out of the house as well. Being housebroken is a must at KCR! Cleanliness is not only genetic, but the environment a dog lives in plays a big role in how clean your puppy will be.
We recently updated our kennels and now all of our dogs reside in ProBuilt Kennels. The building is fully insulated, very well ventilated, climate controlled, and has a security system in place. No other retriever training or breeding facility in the KC Metro can boast that. All the kennels are spacious runs with custom built doghouses and a kuranda bed.
Janelle and I take considerable pride in the cleanliness of our kennels & facility. We are inspected annually by the Missouri Department of Ag and the American Kennel Club.
We also have 8 training ponds on our property. Every pond is designed in enhancing our retriever's skillset.