Long Hollow Retrievers - Washington English Pointer, English Setter, Labrador Retriever Breeders

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About Long Hollow Retrievers

The Northwest's Source for Retriever Training and Bird Dog Training as well as  Breeding.

Home to Master Hunters, Gun Dogs, Champions and

Master National Qualifiers!

Please visit www.longhollowretrievers.com for all things Retrievers...

And for Bird Dogs visit www.longhollowbirddogs.com

We offer professional Retriever Training as well as Upland Bird Dog Training for all breeds of Bird Dogs and Retrievers.  We are centrally located in Washington state. Ellensburg is readily available to clients from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond.  Whether you are looking for a Hunting Companion or an AKC Master Hunter you are welcome to join us for a training day.  We offer a free evaluation of your dog and we welcome all aspiring dog trainers, handlers and bird hunters alike.  Long Hollow Retrievers produces some of the best field bred Labrador Retriever puppies and started dogs in the Northwest and Long Hollow Bird Dogs consists of some the finest English Setters and English Pointers in the country.

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
English Pointer, English Setter, Labrador Retriever
Additional Services
Training, Stud Services, Boarding, Birds for sale
Breeder Contact Info
Ryan Fortier
Ellensburg, Washington 98926
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 20 years.
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Testimonials (91) You are viewing the 10 most recent - View all reviews for Long Hollow Retrievers
Submitted by: Kevin Sellers on Feb 27, 2022
Hey Man,

Just thought I'd give you an update on how Sadie is doing... It is amazing how solid she is with EVERYTHING! She has certainly "sold" you and your dogs to every single one of my hunting friends and relatives. I can't tell you how many times I've heard: "You're trainer is training my next dog", or "my next dog is going to be a started pup from Long Hollow", etc.

You're season 2 promo looks killer by the way! Hope all is well with you and the family.

Kevin Sellers
Submitted by: Joanna Shore on Jan 09, 2021
I just want to thank you and Blake again for all your hard work and professionalism with my dogs. I will say it again, so happy to have met you guys. Way less stress. I always know you are working with my dogs, they are progressing, they are healthy and cared for!!!
Submitted by: Joanna Shore on Dec 13, 2020

Hope Betty is behaving.... :)

Once again, Thank you for all you and Blake do. I feel very fortunate to have you guys work with my dogs.

Submitted by: Coby Richter on Dec 13, 2020
Hey Ryan,

I hope you are having a great summer and spending loads of good family time.
Figgin is doing well and I'm super excited about chukar season coming up in October.
Submitted by: Kevin Sellers on Mar 10, 2013
Hey Man,

Just thought I'd give you an update on how Sadie is doing... She comes to school with me everyday. We do yard work in the baseball field during break, and I usually have kids throw a few marks in the afternoon after practice. Right now we are solidly in the middle of Double T (in Lardy's progression), and will be transitioning to disciplined casting in another week or so. I can't say enough about how strong of a foundation she has from the time spent with you-none of those skills has deteriorated in the least bit. It is amazing how solid she is with EVERYTHING! She has certainly "sold" you and your dogs to every single one of my hunting friends and relatives. I can't tell you how many times I've heard: "You're trainer is training my next dog", or "my next dog is going to be a started pup from Long Hollow", etc. Any advice/tips you want to throw my way will be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.

You're season 2 promo looks killer by the way! Hope all is well with you and the family.

Kevin Sellers
Submitted by: Glenn Hurst on Nov 05, 2012
Hi Ryan,
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated you and the family taking in Grace while Rick R. and I were working in Bellevue.
When I picked her up we went to the Tri city area, I couldnt keep her out of the Columbia river, and keep her from chasing pheasant and quail around the desert by Moms and dads.
As soon as we got home we packed up for Idaho, where we are every fall, she did GREAT. Everything from pheasants to sharptails,huns,blue grouse, and ruffed. Also the duck hunting, not like what you guys do, but she was awesome , a couple of big retrieves on wounded diving ducks, it was a blast to spend 5 weeks with her. I want to thank you again.
Hope to talk to you soon. Glenn Hurst
Submitted by: Shane Sigler on Jun 19, 2012
Ryan, I hope your spring/summer is going well, thanks to you Lucy is doing really well, both in and out of the water, marking and retrieving doubles and listening well... Thanks for a great start. I also have a friend from the west side looking for a male yellow or black puppy, his name is Jeff Cunningham and I am not sure if he has contacted you. I think he just wants a good family dog. I told him I would email you and ask. Hope all is well. Shane
Submitted by: Darcy White on Jun 04, 2012
It is hard to believe that we have been working and training together for almost eight years. YOU doing most of the training, with us watching on, hoping we are gleaming some insight into your training methods! Sometimes I am not sure if you are training us or the dogs!

We have spent a lot of hours together over the years.....Senior and APLA titles for Neve and Porter and a Master Title on Hershey this past summer, and hopefully to his credit a Master National qualifier this fall. I have never seen a dog that loves to train as much as Hershey and this is a credit to you as his trainer. You are truly the "dog whisper" in the retriever world.

Decoy is retrieving her toy pheasant at 20/30 yards and seems to be a good marker. It is hard for me to believe that she is only eight weeks old! I am sure she will have a bright Field Trial career under your tutelage and thank you again for letting us be part owner in her future.

Darcy White
Clarkston, Washington
Submitted by: Alex Hodge on May 14, 2012
“As an avid hunter and first time dog owner, I did a significant amount of research prior to narrowing down a breed, breeder, trainer, etc. However, research will only take you so far. At some point, you have to go with your instincts.

When I was referred to Long Hollow Retrievers, I was immediately impressed with not only the level of detail about their operation found on their website, but more importantly with my conversation with owner Ryan Fortier. When he picked up the phone during my first call to him, he was in a duck blind preparing for the next approach of green heads (I took this as a good sign). During this initial interview of sorts, I found Ryan to be knowledgeable, confident, helpful (especially to a beginning lab owner like myself) and, most importantly, honest about the process. Before I got off the phone, I asked for forms for placing a deposit on my future pup.

When pick up day arrived, my wife and three boys accompanied me to the Kittitas Valley where I was blown away to witness all 5 of his black females retrieve a pigeon at 7 weeks! This made my choice harder but we eventually walked away that day with Long Hollow’s “June”.

After some initial obedience training for several months in my back yard, I decided to send her back to Ryan at the proper time for a 30 day gun breaking and retrieval training prior to the start of her first hunting season. When I came back to pick her up, Ryan took my dog and I to a field where he planted 6 chucker. I then witnessed firsthand her newly enhanced skills. During that short hunt, June found all 6 birds birds, flushed them, I shot them and she retrieved them! We then loaded her up and took her to a nearby pond where ducks were launched into the water 20 to 30 yards out and she again retrieved them, only after being instructed to do so.

With my newly trained dog in hand, the opening of waterfowl season started one week later. From my first day out with her on our own, I was completely impressed by her natural hunting ability. She has always demonstrated great blind manners, an excellent nose and a keen ability to track ducks in the air. I also took her on several pheasant and quail hunts and she once again blew me away with her energy, determination and instincts and retrieval skills.

Finally, and most importantly, June has been an excellent family dog. She has always treated my young boys (ages 6, 4 and 2) and wife with care and loves to retrieve any and all items thrown for her.

If you are looking for a instinctual hunting dog that exhibits the character of a champion, I would highly recommend choosing a Long Hollow Retriever.”

Alex B. Hodge, CIC | Broker, Partner
Submitted by: Austin Lindsey on May 14, 2012
I purchased a 4 month old pup from Long Hollow Retrievers in the beginning of February. He came from Long hollow’s Magic and Gavin’s Point Roughrider. He is a great dog. He learns quickly, is very birdy, is quiet in his kennel, and when relaxing around the house is very calm.

Ryan has been a great mentor for me with my desire to train Diesel on my own. He is always willing to give me direction and assistance when I come up with problems, which is usually due to my inexperience training not the dog. He allows me to come out and train with him on a regular basis, which allows me to ask tons of questions and learn from watching. Ryan is very professional and has some amazing dogs that are fun to watch. I’m excited to watch and see as his kennel and training program will surely grow and expand. He truly cares about his clients and the dogs. I can’t wait to get another dog from him next spring and continue learning how to train.

Is this what you are looking for. If you want something tweaked let me know. I'm just a dumb fireman so I ain't no good at writing. haha see you Thursday.

Austin Lindsey
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