English style hunting and family Labradors since 2004. Kennel-Up Idaho breeds the English style Labrador with the blocky head and stoutly built frame, wide otter tail and wonderful calm temperament characteristic of great English style Labradors. Our dogs are simply gorgeous and owners constantly brag on their intelligence. When you purchase a Kennel-Up puppy you will be the proud owner of an incredible dog!
Our sire, Snow Commander Gibbs, is a beautiful snowball white, with a fantastic blocky head a fabulous frame and a 'want to please' you attitude. Second generation mama's Maggie and Bella are a beautiful cream color and possess beautiful heads, great frames and wonderful temperaments. Fourth generation mama Chester is a beautiful light yellow with a great head, great frame and received her JR Hunt Title at one year of age after only 1month of training. Our puppies range in color from the fabulous snowball white of Papa Gibbs, to creams like Mamas Maggie and Bella and great shades of yellow like Mama Chester.
Our mama's are all from our original sire "Top Gun Cache Lucky" the son of Master Hunter "Golden States Wise Guy MH" who was featured on the 2006 cover of Ducks Unlimited. We have 2 Master Hunters, 6 Field Champions, 4 Amateur Field Champions, 1 National Amateur Field Champion and 1 Hall of Fame Retriever in the first 3 generations. When we go back 6 generations there are 35 FC, 30 AFC, 3 NFC, 6 NAFC, 4 CFC, 1 CAFC, 1CNFC, 1 GBSHCH, 1 USCH, 7 Show Champions and 19 Hall of Fame Retrievers.
Bloodlines = Brains
Our bloodlines go back to the 1800's with a combined total of 59 hall of fame retrievers all possessing wonderful brains and talent. The natural drive to hunt, the instinct of wanting to please combined with a sweet mellow temperament. These are the type of English Labradors we strive to continue to breed. Ideal for the weekend to active hunter that is happy to play ball with the kids and lounge in front of the fire at the end of the day.
We are a family owned and run hobby kennel. Papa Gibbs may look gigantic but in reality weighs in at 80 lbs. When not pregnant out mama's run between 65-75 lbs. Our mamas are fed a high protein diet during pregnancy and lactation. This rewards us with healthy pups al born weighing within ounces of each other. Our pups are whelped in our kitchen and handled from the minuet they arrive. They are socialized by adults, children and are grandkid tested and approved.
We offer a 18 month health guarantee against genetic defects such as hip or elbow dysplasia and eyes. Pups will have dew claws removed, have had their first shots and their first vet check before they are ready to go home. Breeding rights may be purchased by private treaty.
We have placed our puppies with wonderful families in Oregon, Washington, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and California but do not ship pups. All pups are sold with limited registrations. Breeding rights for both males and females is by private treaty. We keep a running waiting list for the next litter and accept deposits once the pregnancy is confirmed.
We have also donated pups to Eagle, Nampa and Caldwell "Ducks Unlimited" auctions, Bishop Kelly's Scholarship Fund Auction and the Boys & Girls Club Wild West Auction, which sold for a record $24,000!
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Submitted by: Palmer on Apr 22, 2017
We bought one of their dogs! I instantly fell in love with all of them. Our little girl, Miska Snow, is the sweetest, smartest, well mannered, and even tempered dog I have ever had. She is so unbelievably great. Sheryl was great to work with. Miska had to have surgery to fix her eye lids, and when I mentioned it to Sheryl she didn't even hesitate to pay for it. We will definitely do business with them again! Amazing people and amazing dogs!! I couldn't be happier!
Submitted by: Renee Lake on Jun 17, 2016
Now that we have had our new puppy for a couple of months I am so happy to have found him! He is so smart I am still amazed by him...having a lab growing up we decided in our old age to try one of our own. I told the doctor that I had never had a dog so willing to obey. His comment, these dogs are born trained! Thank you so much for breeding these awesome dogs!
Submitted by: dianne landreth on Mar 20, 2015
MY HUSBAND AND I OWNED A BEAUTIFUL YELLOW FEMALE FOR 10 YEARS BEFORE WE LOST HER. WE HAVE 200 ACRES IN A REMOTE AREA IN EASTERN OREGON. WE BOTH LOVE THE BRITISH FLAVORED LAB BECAUSE OF THE CALM DISPOSITION, DOUBLE COAT WHICH WE LOVE , LARGER HEAD FOR THE FEMALES AND GREAT INTELLIGENCE AND DESIRE TO PLEASE. SHE WOULD BE LOVED AS PART OF THIS FAMILY. OUR DAUGHTER AND HER FAMILY HAVE A YELLOW FEMALE ALSO. I HAVE DECIDED TO PURCHASE ONE AND FOR A YEAR HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING BREEDERS FROM WISCONSIN TO WASHINGTON.
YOU ARE MUCH CLOSER. WE ENJOYED VISITING WITH YOUR MOM AND WOULD LOVE TO COME BACK TOMORROW TO SEE THE PUPPIES THAT ARE NOW 5 WEEKS OLD, EVEN THOUGH WE UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE ALL 4 SOLD ALREADY. YOUR MALE IS TRULY GORGEOUS AND A JOY TO HAVE SEEN. WE OWN LAND ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CANAL AND OUR SHELBY USED TO SWIM AS WE WOULD WAlk
the great outdoors since our land connects to B.L.M.. I ALSO RAISE QUARTER HORSES AND THE NEW [PUPPY WOULD BE WITH ME WHEN I BRUSH THEM.I HAVB REFERRALS, IF YOU SHOULD WANT TO KNOW ABOUT OUR REPUTATION IN THESE PARTS. WE HAVE FRIENDS IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF PAYETTE WHO TRAIN LABS. WE HIRED THEM TO GET SHELBY COMPLETED IN HER TRAINING AND THEY ARE GREAT PEOPLE. JEFF AND DEBBIE WEBER. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LISTENING TO MY COMMENTS. IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD NEED TO KNOW, DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL AT ANYTIME. SINCERELY ,, DIANNE LANDRETH
1-541-358-2245 2159 BACK ROAD, HARPER, OR. 97906
Submitted by: Patrick on Mar 15, 2015
our family had the pleasure of purchasing a male (name Sunny) and from the get go he has been incredible. His temperament, obedience are un-matched. we look forward to having him for many years. thank you for giving us the opportunity to own one of your beautiful dogs.
Submitted by: alan berman on Jun 17, 2014
the most beautiful yellow/white colored labs....bought 2 males and have had the best time, Cochise and Geronimo. Love these boys more every day and what a wonderful part of my family they have become. would suggest to anyone that has a loving home to call and go out to see some wonderful, fantastic dogs if there is a litter available.
Submitted by: Lorrine Fuller on Mar 30, 2014
We would Highly recommend buying from this breeder. We got our Puppy, formerly known as Msz. Pink, March 12th .. Her name now is Bella and she is a beauty. We are more than impressed with the instinct that is in our puppy. She is healthy and a wonderful example of her breed.
Submitted by: Jerah Hines on Jul 25, 2013
We got your puppy Cashe We name after his grandpa In January for this year and We are so happy with him he is doing great with training and he is so good with the kids he loves the water I'm so happy that he is apart of your family
Submitted by: Laura and Bart Hill on Jun 26, 2012
Highly recommend this breeder as our yellow lab puppy, named Anni Ansbach Goldenwine Hill is a wonderful new edition to the Hill Family of Garden City Idaho. Her unique coloring, combined with her wonderful, sweet, disposition, has caught the attention and affection of all that she comes in contact with to include our weekly doggie day care staff, that leverage her talents to calm small puppies and other new dog members down on a daily basis. She is definately what the Hill family needed with the unconditional love that she provides us daily, along with those wonderful doggie kisses. Congrats to Kennel Up for a Job Well Done. We could not be happier. Respectfully, Laura and Bart Hill
Submitted by: Deb Christian on Dec 05, 2011
We have had two dogs from Kennel Up Idaho & both have been wonderful. Our most recent was a puppy out of Ducky in May 2011. Daisy is very mellow, pretty, & sweet. She has been easy to train and (knock on wood) never chewed on furniture or destroyed anything except her toys. She travels well (both in a car & on a plane) and is adaptable to all surroundings. She gets along well with all other dogs and cats. I highly recommend these dogs and the breeders.
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Submitted by: Chris Degnan on Sep 19, 2011
We picked up our female pup Bailey in early June and have been thrilled. Bailey is very birdy, loves the water and retrieving and loves everybody and every other dog. Her temperament is exactly what I was looking for. I hunt ducks and pheasants but don't field trial so I also wanted a good trainable companion for the house most of the year. She's a quick learner and a very attractive pup. We just couldn't be happier.