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Paul Golwitzer

Paul Golwitzer

Spring of 2017 - Omaha, Nebraska

Hank is the best dog I’ve ever had in my life. He is very fun and has a great time playing, but also is a great inside dog. He knows exactly when it’s time to calm down, and enjoys snoring in his chair like an old man though he’s just a week from being 1. I asked Kevin for a dog that doesn’t shed as much and he hand picked me Hank. He delivered on his promise as Hank is great looking and his shedding is more than manageable. I will absolutely be getting another dog from Kevin and Kristie in the future!!

Ryan

Ryan

Kevin and Kristie

Thank you for this amazing dog!

Anne

Anne

Hi Kevin and Kristie,

Maggie is doing great, sorry it took me so long to respond, I was away. She is very active and as fast as a greyhound. I personally think she would beat them in a race. I just had her spayed last week, and she is now 52 pounds and looks great. I’ve attached some pics for you to see. She has beautiful green eyes and such a cute face. A really cuddlier. I can see her hunting skills when I let her out in the backyard, she has already caught a squirrel and rabbit. I’ve attached some pics in order of her getting bigger. She is certainly been a great addition to our family and everyone just loves her to death. Vet says, she will not really grow much more, so she is a perfect size. Loves the water, splashes in it whenever she jumps on the pool cover, it will be fun once it’s opened in the summer. Hope you are both well.

Thanks,

Anne

Diana

Diana

He arrived and met his brother! I think he loves it here!

Ryan

Ryan

Best dog and best decision ever!

Love the Hybrid Retrievers. There is no other comparison!

Thank you Kevin and Kristie for this amazing dog!

Brandon

I bought my dog Bailey from here in 2015. She has been one of the best dogs I have owned. She is very energetic but will be calm around my daughter. She is very obedient and was very easy to train. Is an excellent hunter and has a real good nose on her. Last year she started to point and also retrieves. I don't have anything bad to say about her. I would absolutely buy another dog from here. They were also great to work with while picking her out. I would recommend anyone who wants a good hunting/family dog to buy from Hybrid Retrievers!

Dana

Dana

Kevin and Kristie,
Here is our happy girl on her 1st birthday. Thank you for sharing one of your amazing puppies with us.
Dana

Monica CA

Monica CA

More recent photo of Lewy. He is absolutely gorgeous ! And, a total love bug!
Lewy at the beach cottage in Ventura, California
Hope you are doing well. We continue to refer you to any and all friends looking for a lab - once they meet Lewy - they are all amazed.
Cheers,
Monica

Joe- Switzerland

Joe- Switzerland

We made it to Switzerland on Thursday… “Riley" took her 1st swim in Lake Geneva on Saturday… 
Thanks again for your help and we will send you some dog & family pics when she gets older!
Joe 
Jenny

Jenny

 Hello Kevin and Kristie
She's such a lover! Fitting in with our family wonderfully.  She loves other dogs.  We run every morning and she is so fast!  Keeping me in shape.
Jenny 
Amy

Amy

Hi Kevin and Kristie,
Clark and Sheffield turned three on Monday!  They are doing well! Best dogs ever! We are so glad to have them in our family!
Sincerely,
Amy  
Troy

Troy

Kevin & Kristie
Here is a picture of MIllie. By far the best dog we have ever brought into
our family! She is an extremely mellow dog in our home and around friends
and other dogs. However she really turns it on when we get out walking the
country side. She is very birdy and super athletic.
Thanks for making her available to us.
Sincerely,
Troy

Randy

Randy

Best dog ever! Cannot say enough how amazing this dog is! 

Thank you Kevin and Kristie

Randy

JIm

JIm

Maggie is starting to fill out now, she is up to 56 lbs.

Bill- WI.

Bill- WI.

Here are a few pictures of Rocky enjoying his first Wisconsin winter. He is nearing 6 months and weighs 53 pounds. He is very smart, affectionate, loyal and a lot of fun!
Thanks again,
Bill

Mike

Mike

Puppy is doing great! Growing like a weed. Almost doubled in size.

P.S. My son absolutely loves this dog!

Scott Family

Scott Family

I hope all is well in South Dakota.  We thought we would drop you a quick update on our 4 legged family member Ella.  She is a doing so well, and is loving life with our two boys.  She is pure muscle and energy.  She is incredibly energetic, but also well behaved.  One of the things we love about her, is that she stays around us all the time.  You can let her outside to play (which she loves to do) but she always hangs around close to the house, and comes immediately on command.  She is loving, friendly, and a great member of the family.  Photo attached!

Scott

Dan

Dan

Kevin and Kristie-
I just took this photo of Bella and Kota keeping me company in my farm office at the end of a long day - taking a bit of an break from an early rainfall at our farm. 
As you can see, they are great companions.
These are terrific dogs. 
Future photos will have a bit more action. Bella is an incredibly fast runner, and both love to run together on a route through our vineyard leading me in my Gator. 
Best regards/Dan

Amy

Amy

Remi (Baylee and Dakota puppy #643) will be 5 months tomorrow and I
thought I was would send some pictures to show you how he is doing.
He is weighing in at 40 pounds!  We get many compliments on how
handsome he is and how well tempered/well behaved he is for just 5
months. He is a fast learner and is eager to please.  He has been a
great addition to the family!
Thank you again!

Amy from CT

Jamie

Our dog is doing great. We named her Kona after the town on the west coast of Hawaii's Big Island.
She's doing great with the kids, always wants to be around us and
REALLY wants to be a lap dog.
I took her hunting twice this fall with a couple of well trained
yellow labs in tall grass.  She was right there with them. Jamie-MN

Connie

Connie

Hi Kristie and Kevin, just wanted to give you an update. I got my pup from Texas and Haas litter born 3/11/14 while living in Washington state. The only brown and white swirl male in a litter with three black sisters. Django is phenomenal. He is the most loving dog we’ve ever shared our lives with. He has a personality like no other. We are blessed to have him in our lives. Thank you for giving us these wonderful pups.

Connie- WA

Scott

2009 fall MN

We purchased "Jed" in the late fall of 09 and he's been more productive every fall, just off of a five day hunt with a group of up to 14 hunters in South Dakota shooting 180 birds over his head,points like a GSP if the birds hold and retrieves like the Lab, and awesome dog to have...Thank you Kevin and Kristie -Scott

 

Christa

July 2017 - Las Colinas, Texas

Kevin and Kristie were an absolute pleasure to work with! We purchased Flynn this past July and kevin and kristie offered to drive him down to Texas with them as it just so happened they were headed down for a family vacay, they sent me updates the whole time! Flynn has been the sweetest puppy, he'll be happy to go run outside in the sprinklers or curl up in your lap for a lazy afternoon! We are so impressed with him already and can't wait to watch him grow!

Brandon

Scranton, ND

I bought my dog Bailey from here in 2015. She has been one of the best dogs I have owned. She is very energetic but will be calm around my daughter. She is very obedient and was very easy to train. Is an excellent hunter and has a real good nose on her. Last year she started to point and also retrieves. I don't have anything bad to say about her. I would absolutely buy another dog from here. They were also great to work with while picking her out. I would recommend anyone who wants a good hunting/family dog to buy from Hybrid Retrievers!

Mike E.

Mike E.

December 2015 - Havre, MT

Greetings from way up here on the Hi-Line of Montana. Thank you Kevin and Kristie for the magnificent dog you provided to me. You run a very class act operation. I am always skeptical about purchasing the "runt" of any litter, but you guys definitely know what you're doing. Roony, fittingly named after Mickey Roony, just turned 4 months old and weighed in at 24.5 lbs. He is a very athletic, smart, energetic dog, but at the same time the most loving and friendly dog you will come across. Absolutely loves playing with kids and cuddling, but more than anything he just enjoys being outside, no matter what the weather. He has an amazing nose, loves to retrieve, and is going to be a pointer. Looking forward to the upcoming hunting season and thank you again!

MONICA L.A. FILM LOCATIONS

MONICA L.A. FILM LOCATIONS

FALL 2015 - VALENCIA, CALIFORNIA

Hi Kristie and Kevin! "LEWY" (short for "LEWES"") arrived in California shortly before Halloween - October 2015. He is now about 5 months old. 19 weeks old today actually! He is precious - smart, sweet and gorgeous. He goes to the office with me daily and he is getting trained daily for a month now as he will be on a lot of movie sets and needs to be extremely well behaved. he will also go through Rattle Snake training soon and some service dogs needs. He will be a very well trained dog soon! Thank you again for everything! Hope you have a happy and healthy 2016!!!

MONICA L.A. FILM LOCATIONS

MONICA L.A. FILM LOCATIONS

FALL 2015 - VALENCIA, CALIFORNIA

Hi Kristie and Kevin! "LEWY" (short for "LEWES"") arrived in California shortly before Halloween - October 2015. He is now about 5 months old. 19 weeks old today actually! He is precious - smart, sweet and gorgeous. He goes to the office with me daily and he is getting trained daily for a month now as he will be on a lot of movie sets and needs to be extremely well behaved. he will also go through Rattle Snake training soon and some service dogs needs. He will be a very well trained dog soon! Thank you again for everything! Hope you have a happy and healthy 2016!!!

Jason Worthington, MN

Jason Worthington, MN

Kristie.  I wanted to share a picture of “Max” that we got from you guys a few weeks ago.  He’s adorable and we love him to death!

Jason

 

 

Rob & Jackie Smith

Rob & Jackie Smith

Spring 2015 - Northeast Nebraska

This is Miya! Such a smart and spoiled little girl! We just love her! At only 9 weeks old, she is house trained and already showing signs to be a great hunter! We're very anxious to get her out hunting this fall. Thank you Kevin and Kristie!

Mark

Mark

Fall 2014 - North Dakota

Kevin and Kristie, I want to thank you for all your help in letting myself experience your breeding program and picking out my dog. Izzy is now 8 months and when I purchased her I was not expecting alot out of her this first hunting season, but WOW after only a few times out she is pointing, marking and retrieving as well as any dog that I have ever hunted with. My hunting friends are very jealous and are just amazed of how she works in the field. She is also a great family dog with a great disposition and is so loving to all my family. Thanks again and I hope your hunting season is going as well as mine. Mark

Kathy

Kathy

NH

Freya turn one year at the end of August. We drove her home in October 2013. She is the best dog. Lively, loveable, and always on the scent of something. Never sure what, but she does. We know she's not full grown yet. She is 62 lbs and almost 24" at her shoulder. People always comment on how pretty she is and love her all black head like her dad. We are so glad we found you and out best buddy.

Connie

Connie

Spring 2014 - Washington

Just wanted to let you know how much we love our little boy. In the three weeks we've had him he has impressed everyone he's met. He's showing interest in birds and is eager to learn and please. He is an awesome puppy. Looking forward to losing the puppy teeth :), those little boogers are sharp. We are so glad we found you. Django is filling the void of the the beautiful boy we lost last year. A day without this wonderful mixture of lab and shorthair is too long. They are the most loving and smart dogs around. Thank you Kristie and Kevin for giving us the pleasure of raising this phenomenal dog.

Mark & Jane

Hello from Grosse Pointe, Michigan!
Its been almost a year since Molly flew to Michigan to join our family. We are so happy that we found you on line. Molly is an outstanding lovable dog. Her two best friends that she has daily playdates with are a 3 year old coon hound and a 3 year old very large german pointer. Everyone at the dog park is amazed at their speed and agility. Molly was all liver (except for a white star on her chest) until about 2 months. She now has a dark tan large spot on the rear of her back and has some little pointer freckles popping from under her coat on her rail. We love her, pamper her and exercise her daily. Thank you for helping us find this awesome girl!!!
Mark and Jane
 
Nick

Nick

Koda (Dakota language for friend) has exceeded my highest expectations. This was Koda’s first season out where he retrieved over 30 ducks and even a few snow geese. He has a nose like no other dog I’ve ever had. I dropped at least 15 of the ducks in the cattails and Koda found every one of them. We never lost a duck or goose all season!! Pheasant hunting he has stamina and works the field like an experienced dog. He is always checking the wind for scent and is controlled when he gets on a hot scent. Never once did he break and go sprinting a mile ahead. That’s a good first year dog. What a great sight to see Koda come back through the weeds with a rooster in his mouth. KODA IS THE ALL AROUND HUNTING DOG I ALWAYS DREAM ABOUT!! At home he is a funny dog that loves to run as fast as he can, then jump in the air and spin a 180. Zeke (RIP) was my best dog ever, but I tell ya, Koda is on his way to claim that title.

Justin

Justin

spring 2013 - Stanwood, Wa.

My buddy and I bought brother's from Kevin and Kristie last spring hoping to get a good house dog that had the love and drive to hunt. The dog I got could not be a better fit if I made him myself. First off dealing with Kevin was great, he was very upfront and honest about his dogs and what the different crosses he breeds should produce, so I would strongly recommend calling and discussing exactly what you want with him and he will get it for you! My pup is now 8 months old and after a few hunts with some more experienced dogs he has taken off in the pheasant fields already occasionally pointing, along with finding wounded running birds. Thanks again Kevin for breeding such special pups.

Lisa G

Lisa G

Summer 2013 - Sioux Falls, SD

This is Brigitte, our 7 month old pride and joy . She has completely changed our lives . Can't imagine not seeing her every morning, watching her romp in the tall weeds or stroking her soft coat before going to bed . Kristie and Kevin Definitly knew the right combo for breeding an excellent dog. Her demeanor, very easily trained, physique and extremely beautiful and shiny . This dog was worth every penny :) thank you !! We love her!!

Blair- CO.

Blair- CO.

Hi Kristie,

I just thought I would share this picture with you. Kearney and I hiked up her first mountain peak this weekend, Mt. Sopris in Carbondale, CO. The peak is almost 13,000 feet high. She was quite the trooper not only on the hike, but during the entire camping trip.
 
I cannot tell you enough how grateful I am to have found you and in turn Kearney. She has turned out to be such a great companion with excellent instincts. Everyone we meet is blown away by her demeanor, build and of course beautiful gold eyes!
 
She gets to come to work with me almost every day and does great just chilling in the office (as long as we have fun on our lunch break!). She is one spoiled puppy dog! I can't believe she's almost 1 year old already...She is the love of my life.
 
Thank you for bringing this pooch into the world!
 
Sincerely,
Blair -Colorado
Stacy- Minneapolis, MN.

Stacy- Minneapolis, MN.

He is such a joy!! Very acrobatic and loves hunting so much… see him point and flush.

But loves his easy chair and well reclining just enough to sit and watch the word go by outside.

Ryan- South Carolina

Just wanted to let you know the puppy I got from you is turning out to be an
amazing dog. I named her Dakota. On her last two hunts she located 15 birds out
of 20. Pointed about 8 of them & flushed & retrieved all of them. She
really loves to hunt. I will send you some photos of her in the field when I get
some good ones.

Jane- Grosse Point, MI

We bought a dog from Kevin and Kristie in December. We don't hunt but wanted a Pointer/ Lab
mix because we had a mutt that we guessed was a blend of these breeds. We put
her down in December and and wanted another. There is no comparison to any dog
we have had before. She is a smart, sweet, loving family dog. We live in the
city so she won't get much time in the field until spring when we take her up
north. She will have unlimited access to Lake Huron which I know she will enjoy.
For now she will have to continue pointing at the pigeons. Thank you Kevin and Kristie. We
have had Chessies' Labs, Collies, Malamutes and mutts. Molly, your hybrid
retriever is special!!

Jane- Grosse Point,MI.

David -Anacortes, WA.

 I am so impressed with Cassie. I was raised around hunting dogs, Labs and
Goldens, and hunt with friends that have GSP's and have never seen a dog respond
so quickly to training. At 9 weeks, and only 6 days away from the litter, she is
already grasping the basics. While she won't be ready for this years Chukar and
Grouse I am planning to get her out in the field for the end of Duck season in
January. Will keep you posted. Thank you so much Kevin and Kristi.

David -Anacortes, WA.

Jane

Grosse Pointe, MI

We bought a dog from Kevin in December. We don't hunt but wanted a Pointer/ Lab mix because we had a mutt that we guessed was a blend of these breeds. We put her down in December and and wanted another. There is no comparison to any dog we have had before. She is a smart, sweet, loving family dog. We live in the city so she won't get much time in the field until spring when we take her up north. She will have unlimited access to Lake Huron which I know she will enjoy. For now she will have to continue pointing at the pigeons. Thank you Kevin. We have had Chessies' Labs, Collies, Malamutes and mutts. Molly, your hybrid retriever is special!!

Ryan Dennis

Na - South Carolina

Just wanted to let you know the puppy I got from you is turning out to be an amazing dog. I named her Dakota. On her last two hunts she located 15 birds out of 20. Pointed about 8 of them & flushed & retrieved all of them. She really loves to hunt. I will send you some photos of her in the field when I get some good ones.

Blair Weyer

Blair Weyer

Fall 2012 - Aspen, CO

Good afternoon, I just wanted to express my gratitude to Kristie & Kevin for how easy they made the process of getting my pup, Kearney. She is an amazing dog and has adjusted well to many changes over the past week. She got to spend the first 5 days at elk hunting camp where we traipsed around the woods for hours. She wasn't afraid to go up, over, or under anything we came across. She wasn't so keen on the coyotes we heard at night, but I can't say I blame her. After leaving camp we headed home to Aspen, CO. She loves that we live next door to so much open space and new places to explore. She is particularly fond of the snow, which we got about 6" of this weekend. Kearney is a lot of puppy right now and I look forward to sending more updates as she grows and matures. Thank you so much for this wonderful addition to my family! Sincerely, Blair

Tye Snow

Hi Kevin, This is Tye from Ca. I wanted to let you know how the pup (Frank) that I bought from you is progressing. I've been working him with live birds and he is doing very well for a youngster. He is very good with people and other dogs. He is very smart aswell. I think he will be bigger then both of his parents, but we will have to wait and see. I think he wants to flush...do your dogs ussually lean more in one direction when it comes to pointing and flushing? I will try to remember to take a picture next time I'm working him. Thanks Tye

Bob

From Bob in Kansas City, KS:

“Kissy 2 has been a great dog for us. She has the attributes of the lab and short hair personalities. I must add, the good attributes of both breeds. She is a big, strong dog which gives her stamina in tough hunting conditions such as brush and warm season grasses.

I think she is good as a lab on pheasant and almost as good as a short hair on quail. Not a bad combination. I think by interbreeding some of the inbred problems of both breeds are illuminated. The hips are great, and she has the calmness of a lab.

If I was looking for another dog, I would again go for the dropper or interbreeding between two good working breeds. The pure breads have carried the a good thing to far...........”

Brandon

From Tyler in Brandon, SD:

“Hope you had a great hunting season. We bought one of your pups last June and just wanted to let you know that Taz had a GREAT hunting season (amazing given how young he was). We hunted him at least 30 days and he performed great (most of the time was spent hunting pheasant although he did get the opportunity to retrieve waterfowl also). He began to point about halfway through the season (became very steady at point by the end of the season). I knew he was doing well when at the Governor's Hunt he retrieved 5 birds out of the White River in front of a group of 15 hunters (could have sold him multiple times that day).”

Mike

From Mike in Durham, NC:

“You've heard it before, "Love at first sight". That's what it was for a 40 year old man who was a kid again walking the fields of western South Dakota with friends, a trusted guide, pheasants popping up everywhere and hunting dogs. Again and again my eyes would laser in on the working dogs. When they would pile in and out of the transport bus, I would whistle or snap in hopes of getting one to come sit with me. They were beautiful. I was especially intrigued with a female with the clear look of a big lab but the markings and coat of something else. Kevin, the owner, shared their unique mix of lab and German short hair pointer. He then told me she was "expecting" and I thought “whoa, how cool would it be.”

The litter came and my next visits to the City allowed me to see the litter of 11 at 6 months then again at 11 months of age. The beauty that looked just like her spotted mother was still there along with 3 others of the original litter. I became a young boy again, asking (begging) my wife to please let me have this dog. Kevin shared how they have made great hunters as well as great house pets. He didn't lie. We have had her for 3 months and she has been exceptional.

Easily trained for the yard as well as in the fields and hardwoods of North Carolina. My wife and three girls say often, "she sure loves you, Dad; you should have called her 'Shadow' because she follows you everywhere." If you are thinking about a dog, a real dog- not these little yippie small Manhattan breeds but a real dog...do yourself a favor, ask Kevin what pups or when he has another group of pups available and plead your case. You may just find your shadow.

Really, Kevin, thanks for her. We just got back from our morning walk in the 600 acres of the back woods of our home. She does well. Talk to you soon.”

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