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- A full service training facility / Breeder
Summer in Illinois / Winter Texas
- Breeding Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers / Golden Retrievers
Breeding the Versatile Retriever
- Less is More - We train a lmited number of retrievers at a time
Contact us for more information on our training program

About Lakota Retrievers

Lakota Retrievers just recently moved to Rockford, IL . Because of the move we decided to update the website. We are still learning the software so there may be some broken links. But we are working on it. Take a minute and look around.



While we try to keep the website up to date. We keep the Facebook page updated daily.

Full service training facility

Training & Handling for AKC/UKC Retriever Hunt Tests; Training & Handling for Breed Club Working Titles; Gun Dog Training; and Obedience Training and Conditioning

Breeding Philosophy

We strive to breed a veratale retriever. Excelling in the field and in the home.

" Less is More "

Lakota Retrievers has the philosophy of " Less is More." "Less" at Lakota Retrievers means we take a limited amount of dogs in for training. With a limited number of dogs, we are able to give them the individual time they deserve not only in the training field. "More" means that because we take in a limited amount of dogs for training, we are able to spend more time in the field with each dog. This individual attention provides them with the training they need to continue on the track of more titles and achievements

Fair Training

We build a training program to fit each individual retriever we not make the retriever fit into a cookie cutter training program, because of this philosophy we are able to bring out the best in your retriever.

Lakota Retrievers Strives for

success for you and your retriever !

" Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. "

Henry Ford.

Interested in getting your retriever ready for the field!

Lakota Retrievers gets your retriever ready for your next hunting season or hunt tests. Ask us about our training program or go to the field training page.

We're not the only ones excited about our results!

... see what our customer have to say about our training

What our Clients Say!

"Paul Kartes and Lakota Retrievers is " A #1" in my book! Training and care of my Bug, is without a doubt, the best I could ever ask for. Definitely 5 stars!!!! "

Sharon MacDermott

What our Clients Say!

" Beautiful property with plenty of space for training and a pond that gets a lot of action from the dogs! "

Betsy Smith

What our Clients Say!

"Sent my Curly-Coated Retriever to Lakota Retrievers for training. I was very pleased with the results. Will send the next one there, too!"

Kitty Warner