Professional Gun Dogs - Kansas English Setter, German Shorthaired Pointer, Labrador Retriever Breeders

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About Professional Gun Dogs

Professional Gun Dogs is a full service training facility. We provide complete training of both pointing and retrieving breeds of gun dogs. Head trainer Travis Ruff has 16 years of training experience and is a full time trainer. Professional Gun Dogs also offers puppies, started, and fully trained dogs for sale.

The kennel facilities are excellent and consist of high quality kennels manufactured by Behlen Industries. Kennels are on concrete and are washed twice daily. All dogs are fed a high quality dog food. Additionally, all dogs are inspected twice a month by a licensed veterinarian.

Lodging for up to eight hunters is available at our newly constructed hunting cabin. The cabin provides hunters with access to over 30,000 acres of property enrolled in the Kansas Walk in Hunting Program. Call for rates and availability.

Visit our website at We have a wide variety of puppies, started, and finished dogs for sale at all times. Website updated daily. All dogs and training are GUARANTEED!!!


Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
English Setter, German Shorthaired Pointer, Labrador Retriever
Additional Services
Hunting, Lodging, Meals, Training, Stud Services, Boarding
Breeder Contact Info
Travis C. Ruff
26178 NE 230 Rd
Hanston, Kansas 67849
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 17 years.
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Testimonials (14) You are viewing the 10 most recent - View all reviews for Professional Gun Dogs
Submitted by: Todd Freeman on Oct 13, 2010
Travis, did a awesome job on picking out a pup to add to my kennels for my guiding business, I told him what I was looking for, and she has turned out to be that and every bit more! I cant say enough good things about Travis and his kennels they are top of the line!
Submitted by: Farrukh Ashraf on Aug 20, 2009
I could not be more happy with the started Lab I bought from Professional Gun Dogs. Excellent temperament, quick learner, friendly with other dogs. This has been a great experience for my family. I must thank Travis for the hard work that he put in the dog and the solid foundation he laid for him. He will be a great hunting buddy and me and my family, Travis thank you so much.

Farrukh Ashraf
Submitted by: Tim Gleeson on Mar 27, 2009
First off I would like to say thanks Travis; you did a remarkable job with Rex. When I took Rex (my GSP) to Travis he was a started dog about a year old, I had just picked Rex up from what is supposed to be one of the leading bird dog/field trial kennels in the nation. I was not happy, my dog was not happy! Rex had lost 8 lbs in 2 months time and his spirit was obviously damaged. To say I was upset at the Trainer/Kennel owner would be a gross understatement. I knew I had a good dog in Rex but not the experience to train him. I called the breeder I bought Rex from for help; he suggested that I try using Travis Ruff. I met with Travis to discuss what had just occurred with Rex at the previous trainer and what I wanted out of Rex as a finished gun dog. After satisfying my questions I turned Rex over to Travis. As promised, just a few months later Rex was putting weight back on and was responding well to Travis’ expertise and care. I was out of the country at the time working but Travis kept me posted and up to date, even sent the occasional pic so I could see my buddy. When it came time to pick Rex up from Pro Gun Dog Kennels I was still out of the country working. Travis suggested that he could enter Rex directly into a Master Hunter level hunt test and first time out Rex went 100%. Rex is amazing! He IS the whole package! The thing that first impressed me about Travis was that he took time to sincerely listen to what I had to say about my dog and his needs. Rex is 2 years old now and handles beautifully in the field. He is a joy to hunt with and a dog I am very proud of, the rest is just Bird Hunting Memories. Travis is currently training 2 more GSP's for me and I have no doubt the experience with these dogs will be equally rewarding. The facility at Pro Gun Dog is well kept and the animal’s cared for and checked periodically by a vet. I should mention that Travis has access to thousands of acres of prime bird hunting habitat which is conducive to his training-hunting facility. Whether you’re looking for finished gun dog training or looking to buy a gun dog/hunting companion I highly recommend Professional Gun Dog Kennels. Not only did Rex and I find an excellent Dog Trainer in Travis Ruff but a friend as well! Sincerely, Tim. 1-316-650-9952
Submitted by: Casey Adams on Mar 10, 2009
Travis is the most honest and upfront trainer I have come across. When I first called him he was very in depth, asking me as many questions as I was asking him to make sure that I was paired with the correct dog for the type of hunting I would be doing as well as the household environment. He always took the time to take my calls and update me on how the training was coming along and if there were any sticky points or issues. Before Buck was sent out he went over his attitude, what to expect from him when he got there, and gave me all the details of exactly where he was in training and where I should start to get the best results. Once the dog was home with me he was very helpful answering my questions and helping me with what I needed to do to help Buck adapt. I would recommend Travis to everyone as finding a trainer as honest, respectful and full of integrity as he is does not happen very often. I hold the upmost respect for him and the kennel he runs, and it is safe to say the next dog to join the household will be coming from Pro Gun Dog. Thanks again for all the help in finding me such a great dog.

Casey Adams
Submitted by: Jeff Barnes on Jan 15, 2009
Dear Travis: Just wanted to let you know how happy i am with the female (camo) Lab you sold me, she is doing very well, She is everything you told me and better. I am hunting her 2 to 3 times a week and she is a joy. Anytime you find another like her , i have a few fellow hunters looking for dogs like this. Let me know. Also, if you need a reference for future sales i would be happy to tell my story. thanks again.

Jeff Barnes
Submitted by: Russ on Dec 29, 2008
Travis Ruff gave me just the dog that I wanted and described to him. He told me that my dog had these strengths and these weaknesses, and he was honest and accurate. I also found him very workable and patient with his customer. He was an honest, fair and nice guy to work with, even when I was a bit skeptical buying a dog cross country and off the Internet, since I had been burnt by a previous internet dog deal with another trainer. I would buy another started dog from Travis in a heartbeat. My experience with Travis was a very good one, and I am 100% satisfied with my chocolate lab. She is headed for her HR title Spring of 09. The pup is birdy, fast, obiedient, healthy and alert. This pup has a bright future in competition as Travis told me she would.
Submitted by: John on Dec 21, 2008
Travis: I took the pup out this last weekend she is now 6 she pointed 5 pheasants I was able to hit 4 she retrieved them but wanted to play, she picked them up and carried them like she was so proud but never put a mark on any of them. I had taken her out without a gun a couple times to let her explore when she was 4 1/2 months before season started she scented 7 birds was unsure what to do when the flushed but did not really point at that time. But this time i was so proud of her. I will be looking for another so she can have a partner next year. I would suggest you to contact Travis if your looking for a class pointer that wants to hunt easy to handle and wants to please.
Submitted by: Jerry on Dec 16, 2008
It was very nice to meet you Saturday and I want to thank you for doing a great job with Ocho. Jacob (my son) is very excited to have her and is really looking forward to hunting with her. I will keep you in mind when we need another puppy.

Submitted by: Randa Person on Dec 02, 2008
About 2 years ago my dad and I bought a setter puppy from the Jane X Deets litter and I wanted to send a picture of her pointing, she has a wonderful point and find a lot of the birds she was not much of a retriver but we were actually hunting yesterday (11-28-08) and half way through the day she just went over and picked the bird up and for the rest of the day she picked them all up. Thanks for the great dog.
Ranada Person
Submitted by: Harry Dockery on Sep 10, 2008
Hi Travis we made it home O.K. I hunted him after we got home and he was outstanding. I can not tell you how much I appreciate your training of my dog. He quartered perfectly and pointed as well as any dog I ever hunted behind. When the bird came up I shot it, and he retrieved it to my hand. I am so pleased with him. I did not make one correction on the training collar. He worked like he had been doing it all his life. I would recommend your training to any one who loves their dog and has fun doing it.

Harry Dockery, Gun captain for many dog clubs for over 15 Yr,

Thanks again for a job well done.
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