We specialize in producing dual purpose dogs bred for both superior hunting abilities and personal companionship. Our dogs excel in field & water work and come with family compatible temperaments for home life. www.lishkennels.com
Submitted by: drew on Apr 20, 2021
Our male came from Lish's October 2020 litter. He is the smartest, best-looking, and easiest to train golden we've ever seen. At six months he is very athletic and loves to hike. From the day we picked him up, he had a strong retriever instinct and a soft mouth. But it is his desire to please and intelligence that set him apart. He can learn to do anything - the only limitation is our imagination.
Submitted by: The Suggs on Feb 20, 2017
We got our pup Bodie from Kym Lish. He is the best boy, we feel so lucky. He is so calm and well behaved, but always excited to play when the time is right. He is also very smart and picks up on training very easily. We couldn't be happier about our experience working with Kym - she was very professional and helpful. We have already recommended her to friends and will continue to do so!
Submitted by: A. Zimowsky on Jun 21, 2016
We picked up Lucy, our Golden Retriever, from Kym Lish at Lish Kennels in December of 2015. She immediately became a loving family member, getting along great with kids, adults, and Dexter our 1 year old Shorkie. Lucy is a very smart dog which has made training much easier. We are very excited for hunting season this year with the instincts Lucy has displayed, and the nose for birds that she has. I would just like to thank Kym for making getting a new hunting dog/family companion such an easy and comfortable process.
Very Happy Customer
Submitted by: P Lind on Apr 28, 2016
We got our GSP Wilson from Kym back in January and couldn't be any happier. He is a very smart little boy who catches on quickly and has shown natural hunting abilities. He's a healthy, happy, funny little sassy dog and we can't say enough good things about Kym and Lish kennels. Kym was extremely helpful throughout the whole process and provided great advice. Also thanks to her little girls giving so much love to our pup he is the biggest sweetheart/ cuddler.
Submitted by: J Payne on Mar 15, 2016
Hello, Kym! We had a very good trip back to Harper. From your place to within 12 miles of Harper, Sluice whined for maybe a total of one minute. We had stopped so she could stretch and at every stop she did pee. For the last 12 miles she decided there needed to be more out of life than riding in a crate, in a truck. I am glad she gave it as much time as she did before coming to that conclusion. In my mind I was going to give it at least a week to gradually introduce her to Ingle and Rookie. Amazingly it took about 20 minutes and she was "in" with both adults & everyone was acting like, "What's the big deal? We do this all the time". They are so gentle with her when they play, and they DO play. I am not sure that Sluice see herself as a little dog. She had no hesitation to engage with either dog. Her weight is exactly where it is supposed to be when following a slow growth program. She is quite the girl and her personality is a joy. Thank you again, Kym, for everything!!!
Submitted by: S. Ahrens on Mar 14, 2016
Kym, just a quick note, we made the trip back from Idaho all the day we picked up Miss Winston. Just felt a motel room for her would be another trauma for her and us. Total milage that day-970. I cannot express how happy we are with Winston. In our lives she is prefect. Thankyou. She and all her litter mates are beautiful. Also, I was very impressed with your, for lack of a better word, facility. Neat, clean, organized, vey professional. Again, thank you for your role in providing this joy to our lives. Steve
Submitted by: J Simpson on Mar 14, 2016
We just got our wonderful dog Barkley from Kym Lish at Lish Kennels. This has be a wonderful experience dealing with Kym. She sent pictures weekly and kept us up to date with our puppy. I found that the experience with Kym is the best we have ever had buying a dog. I know our puppy is the best we could ver hope to have. Kym is kind and professional and loves the dogs she breeds and sells. Everyone we see thinks he is the cutest dog ever. Of course he is 8 and one half weeks. Today he was on a leash at Petsmart where everyone totally fell in love with him. He has filled a hole in our hearts and we love him more than words can describe. Thank you Kym for all you did and helped us with and for giving us this gift of pure love. Jana
Submitted by: D Heather on Jan 26, 2016
We got our female Golden Retriever puppy just one week ago. Becket is 11 weeks old and had 4 weeks of basic obedience training from Kim. What a smart and fun little puppy. We are starting on potty training and she is catching on quite well. The whole experience with Kym and her Kennel has been awesome. Weekly updates and a willingness to answer questions when I call. I flew from Wisconsin to see Lish Kennels and was quite impressed. A very authentic, clean and well run operation. I would recommend Kym and Lish Kennels to prospective dog owners!!
Submitted by: H Gibson on Jan 25, 2016
We picked up our beautiful GSP Letty at 7 weeks old. Letty showed us right away that she is just a natural smarty pants, we had a 10 hour drive to get her home, she only pottied when we stopped and let her out. We also saw her pointing and were playing fetch on her first day home, she has adjusted very well to her new surroundings. Kym was great to work with while we waited for the day we could pick up our girl, sending pictures every week and answering any questions, along with making alternative arrangements with us for the pick up when she was going to be out of town unexpectedly on the day we originally planned. Seeing Lish Kennels in person speaks for itself, everything is clean and well maintained, I would not hesitate to go through Lish Kennels again!
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Submitted by: K. Riedinger on Jan 24, 2016
I picked up Jersey my GSP a few weeks ago and I am in awe of how intelligent and well behaved of a dog she is! The first day she came home she was already comfortable in her crate, walking on a leash, and could sit and fetch on command. On a daily basis I receive compliments from people claiming they have never seen a puppy this good before! Kym has also been there every step of the way answering any questions I may have. Overall awesome breeder, and spectacular pups!