We are located in Fresno California on our 15 acre ranch with plenty of room to work our great hunting dogs. We have been raising Quality gun dogs for over 15 years. We actively compete in AKC conformation, hunt tests and in North America Hunter Retriever Association tests. We are recognized by the AKC as a “Breeder of Merit”. The Breeder of Merit Program honors breeder/exhibitors’ dedication and hard work as they continue to produce great hunting dogs that are healthy, capable, and beautiful. The foundation of today’s AKC, Breeders of Merit have the power to influence, guide, and teach future breeders, exhibitors, and all purebred dog owners.
We have both field and show lines in all colors. We occasionally have older dogs for sale. We are members of the Hills Ferry Hunter Retriever Club. We have been very active in past years with the Central California Labrador Retriever Club. Christine has served as the President, Secretary and Public Education Coordinator for the CCLRC through the years and we encourage labrador owners to participate in local clubs. Christine also started in the ring on the other end of the lead as a judge in 2011. “I didn’t know where to stand at first, and Scott swears he knew exactly who I was going to give it to.” We were both pleased to judge the mock hunt test/ fun day at HFHRC and found it gave a great appreciation for what goes into pulling an event like that off.
Scott is Pro-Staff for Remington Sporting Dog, Dogtra E-Collars, E-Collar Technologies, and Game Keeper Supplies. Call us for all your training needs.
We are active supporters of the California Waterfowl Association. Scott and Christine are Dinner Chairs of the Kerman & Mendota Chapters and co-chairs for the new Madera Chapter.
We offer puppies to good homes with the time and space to accommodate them on limited registration. We OFA our breeding stock and CERF annually.
We strive for sound, loving, companions with the drive to perform. Our dogs are being used in the field for upland and duck hunting, as well as drug detection dogs, and first and foremost as loving companions.
We have produced tournament hunting champions, International and American show champions and junior and senior hunters. Our girl Tara (CH Four K’s Celtic Legacy WC) represents 3 generations of AKC champions owned/bred at our kennel. Our next goal is a master hunter or field champion.
If you are thinking about getting a lab, feel free to contact us for more information. We want to help you find your new best friend. From our home to yours.
Oh, and yes we do own a select few German Short Haired Pointers and one Chesapeake Bay Retriever “Blade”, who at his first show earned his International Puppy Championship and also a Reserve Best In Show win! Blade is only one “Major” win away from his AKC Championship. We are thrilled that in 2011, we added our first bred by GSP champion to the ranks.
Hunting Dogs - Puppies, Started Dogs
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Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Labradors and German Shorthaired Pointers
Hunting Dog Training
Call for any questions you may have about any of our gun dog training programs.
Call for any questions you may have about our stud dogs.
I've only hunted ducks for 3 years now, and I'm so hooked that I decided it was time for a hunting dog. Having years of experience with animals in the Ag. world, and dog owners for pig and deer hunting, I had a basic idea of what I was looking for in terms of a dog breeder. Or so I thought! Scott and Christine Kovacevich exceeded any and all preconceived expectations of what a professional dog breeder is and what they provide. I shared with them my desires in a Labrador retriever, informed them that I was a real rookie at this, and they took it from there. The patience they displayed with all of my questions (even the ones I repeated over and over)was dealt with in the most caring and understanding manner. I also quickly realized the integrity and honesty of their answers, after having talked, beforehand, with other hunting dog owners who had dealt with numerous dog breeders in the past. It was very reassuring to me that I was dealing with a professional dog breeder who not only cared a great deal about his clients needs, but that of their dogs and what kind of home they would be going to. Scott is the rare breed of man now a days, who when he shakes your hand, you know you have a man of his word, and will bend over backwards to bring together the perfect hunting dog/owner relationship. My dog Teazer, is just that. Very intelligent, outgoing, brave, and a wonderful caring pup who is already, at ten weeks, quickly learning the basic commands for dog ownership and safety. He's a very outgoing pup who loves to explore, play, and be around all family members. I can't wait to start the training for duck, pheasant, geese, and other exciting birds, with my new member of our family. If you're looking for a breeder who won't beat around the bush, tells it like it is,and does so with integrity, honesty and professionalism,then Scott is definitely your hunting dog breeder. He listens, quickly responds to any phone messages or texts, and does follow up calls to make sure things are going smoothly for you and your dog. With out a doubt I highly recommend Scott and Christine to anybody who is looking for quality dogs with incredible pedigrees. Some of the finest in the hunting world!
Kinda new at this but I'll give it a shot ! Just wanted to go out of my way to say special thanks to Scott and Christine probably most of his clients buy their dogs with hunting in mind and although he in my opinion breeds and sells the best hunting dogs their are ! He also sells the best family oriented dogs there are !!! That's where I come in i've had several labs all purchased from a typical backyard breeder I just didn't know any better and thought there wasn't any difference ! Well after thousands of dollars and bad health problems I decided to go to a breeder ! Scott came highly recommend he didn't choose the dog I wanted he chose the dog that was perfect for my lifestyle ! What I got was the most loyal amazing companion I've ever had ! He goes everywhere I go never leaves my side and has truly changed my life ! To this day I keep in touch with Scott by email he's fast proficient and always wants to know how Duke is doing we never miss a sportsman show Scott puts on and duke is right by my side as obedient as he can be !! So even if your not ever gonna use your dog to hunt and just want an amazing companion Scott and Christine will not only be by your side every step of the way but will change your life !! Thanks again for reading hope you have a good day !!!! Randy King
Just wanted you know Luna is indeed the GREATEST!!! She is challenge but for a 9 month old she is doing just fine. Everyone falls in love with her beautiful face. It's been fun for both of us & de- initely we must be active senior citzens & that's a plus. So glad we went to the Sport Show & Rob's 6 weeks of training indeed She would have taken over if she didn't know to sit..heel..here. Thanks for raising such a great dog..........Tom & Shirley Kepler
Tom & Shirley Kepler
Well, Chudleigh is a year old now and SUCH a good boy....I've been doing more training with him, and our trainer says he is soooo easy....very smart and co-operative and could be cute, and people are always telling me this.... Eileen
Scott & Christine Kovacevich