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Snake River Retrievers - Idaho Labrador Retriever Breeders

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About Snake River Retrievers
Snake River Retrievers offers high quality hunting and family labrador retrievers. Our dogs are active in hunting competitions and are experienced gun dogs on waterfowl, upland game, and most recently as antler hunting retrievers. Our dogs come from chosen lines with health clearances. We offer stud service, puppies and started dogs. We offer black, yellow and chocolate labrador retrievers. Our dogs can be found all across the country. We have experience in sending dogs out of state and commonly send puppies throughout Idaho, Utah, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Nevada, California, Arizona and Alaska.
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Labrador Retriever
Additional Services
Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Eli Lankford
Saint Anthony, Idaho 83445
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 8 years.
208-201-4628
801-953-6582
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Puppies for sale
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Testimonials (7)
Submitted by: Shawn Syme on Jan 28, 2014
Our dog Shadow is out of Deja and Honcho and is now about 21 months old. Talk about a hunting and retrieving machine! WOW! She will do ANYTHING when it comes to going after a duck, pheasant, tennis ball or anything else that might move. She did her first water retrieve at just 5 months old bringing back a dove that fell about 20yds out in the pond. I actually worries at times because she will honestly put her life on the line and go into a raging river if a duck is in or on the other side. She will not just slowly walk down into the river either. She jumps about 10 feet in the air and dives in like an Olympic gymnast! Not only does she retrieve and play fetch but she can also play catch! I just give her a ball and tell her “throw it”. She will get the ball just in the edge of her teeth and then flip her head to toss the ball so that it bounces and rolls about 10 feet or more to wherever I’m at. Then I can just kick it back to her and she will throw it back until the sun goes down. What’s really great is when we bring her inside the "crazy switch" turns off and she mellows right out. Very smart dog for sure!

I could go on and on about how great she is and all the amazing things she can do but honestly if you are debating on a pup from Snake River Retrievers you should just get one and find out for yourself how great they really are!
Submitted by: Billy Reynolds on Nov 21, 2012
I purchased my yellow Lab "Snake Rivers Pale Rider" in December of 2011. Rider was 1 1/2 years of age and I bought him as a started dog. One year later Rider worked his way through HRC Hunt test and is now a Hunting Retriever Champion. HRCH Rider recently earned a jam in an AKC qualifier and will continue in hopes of becoming "Qualified All Age". We are also working towards an AKC MH title. He is a great companion and my family could not have gotten a better dog. Rider is a product of Casey and Grubby.
Submitted by: paul larson on Sep 16, 2011
My dog Okie son of Drake and Dakota is very driven and eager to please. Okie learns fast and has no quit. He seemed shy and timid as a puppy but eli said not to worry. He was right! This dog has game, a great nose and is a ballistic machine. Okie is like a one in a thousand dog but so probably are most of the other dogs Eli breeds. Thanks for breeding great dogs at affordable price.

Paul Larson
Submitted by: Spencer on Feb 08, 2011
I lost my lab of 13 years and Snake River Retrievers had just what I was looking for. Their dogs are absolutely great. I didn't think I was going to find that. Friendly, good disposition and love to retrieve. I was thoroughly impressed with Eli's knowledge of dogs and down to earth personality. If you are looking for a great hunting dog this is the place. His five year old boy was able to handle the dogs on retrieves with no problem. Really cool. Plus his prices were the best I could find for the pedigree!
Submitted by: Brent Jones on Jan 26, 2011
Absolutely incredible dogs. His dogs are extremely well behaved and easy going around people, yet hard driving and focussed when retrieving. My pup from him has those exact same characteristics. I would recommend him to anyone. If you are looking for a dog with a great pedigree that comes from lines with health clearances and can be a family dog too, this is the place. The owner took me out hunting and I have never seen dogs perform to that level. In the blind they were mellow and focussed. They watched the sky and marked every bird with ease. Even the 100 yard+ cripple blind retrieve was nailed. The owner is a straight forward guy and easy to talk with.
Submitted by: Matt Holmes on Jan 05, 2011
My family and I really enjoy the two Labradors that we have received from Eli at Snake River Retrievers. They have been amazing with the kids and rock solid in the field. I currently have a female that I continually receive complements on with her looks and behavior. These dogs have been very easy to train and care for. I would like to add that working with Eli has been wonderful as well. He is very knowledgeable about his dogs and training. He has been very accommodating throughout the whole process. I highly recommend Snake River Retrievers.
Submitted by: Matt Holmes on Jan 01, 2011
My family and I really enjoy the two Labradors that we have received from Eli at Snake River Retrievers. They have been amazing with the kids and rock solid in the field. I currently have a female that I continually receive complements on with her looks and behavior. These dogs have been very easy to train and care for. I would like to add that working with Eli has been wonderful as well. He is very knowledgeable about his dogs and training. He has been very accommodating throughout the whole process. I highly recommend Snake River Retrievers.

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