Imperial Retrievers is a small, family-owned kennel specializing in British Labrador Retrievers. Our Southern Illinois location (in the heart of the Mississippi Flyway) allows us the opportunity to hunt daily during the Illinois South-Central and South Waterfowl seasons. Kennel owner, Kirk Keene, is a guide at the famed Arrowhead Lodge located in Wolf Lake, Illinois and his dogs may pick up in excess of 400 ducks and geese in a single season. Our knowledge of what makes a great waterfowl retriever has been honed by this experience, and we feel this makes us unique in the world of retriever kennels. In addition to our hunting background, we also participate in UKC Hunt Tests, and British Field Trials.
Besides offering Started and Finished dogs, we also offer training services for Waterfowl & Upland, Hunt Tests, and British Field Trials. We'll cater our training to your style of hunting, and spend time teaching you how to communicate with your dog. Feel free to call or email for the availability of pups, Started & Finished dogs, or for training slots.
This fall, we're offering a very limited number of group duck hunts at Arrowhead Lodge Hunting Club in Ware, IL. Groups must consist of 4-6 hunters, for a three day hunting package consisting of two nights lodging, meals, and tips. Cost for the package is $3,500 and must be reserved in advance with a pre-paid, non-refundable deposit. Call or email Kirk for more information or to reserve your date.