This is Sarge. He is a Rusty x Roux boy and full brother to our Blaze. Sarge lives and works with his owner who guides waterfowl hunts in Nebraska, Kansas, & Missouri. His owner says "He has been simply amazing to me and our family."
Jessie is a Rusty x Roux daughter and sister to our Blaze. Jessie is happy in the field and also a great lap dog!
This is Luca. He is a Rusty boy. Pictured here earning his First Place/ Qualifying ribbons in Jumpers!
"Rae" is another Lady sibling.
Her owner writes:
I just wanted to message you and let you know how incredibly thankful I am that you do what you do and that it brought me to Rae. She has been my very best adventure buddy since the first day and every time we are out people have complemented how well behaved she is for just a year an a half. She really does amazing, always looking back and checking where I’m at and so on. Thank you for my sweet girl.
Reka is a Rusty x Roux daughter. At just about a year old, her owner writes:
Reka is enjoying dock diving. She has
gotten more consistent over the last four events. Her longest jump is
15’05”. She earned her Junior Title and was invited to the World
Championship for her Division.
At the next event, we plan to have her compete in the Speed Retrieve event. This is like a doggy drag race in the pool.
She is a very happy puppy traveling, jumping, and swimming.
Rainier is another Rusty boy.
He is a brother to our Lady dog.
His owner writes:
Rainier is a titled UKC started dog!!!
He’s been doing great with force fetch and has been working double blinds. We can’t wait for bird season!
Just wanted to let you know how Murphy is doing.
She is the friendliest and sweetest hunting Golden I have had. I worked with
her a lot as a pup Nd she was super easy to yard train and gun break and had her
finished to be steady to wing and shot at Fred Bradley's over the summer. He
thought she was 3 and she of course isn't. She is loved by my wife (a horse/cat
person) which is quite an accomplishment! She is hunting beautifully at a very
young age and will be in the Catskills soon looking for grouse and woodcock. I
could not imagine having a better, more biddable or better house dog and buddy
who is obviously going to be an absolute joy to hunt with over the next decade.
She is already finding the wind and not giving up on any birds.
The other day I was in a field that two mature dogs had scoured. They had both gotten birdy near a tree with some tall grasses around it and done lots of looking in the area. Murphy came out and when she got to the same spot worked the area for a few minutes and finally put up a beautiful cock pheasant to our collective joy and wonderment. She sat on the flush marked the downed bird and retrieved it to hand without a hitch. I was happy to have let her do her thing and not call her off the area even though she was there figuring it out a while. So already persistent and wasn't fooled by a lot of movement and scent.
Your website explanation of what you are trying to do with your breeding Is
exactly what you have accomplished.
Today she walked in the woods with my daughter. Last weekend she was running the beaches at the Jersey shore and retrieved so much in a big surf that I was worried she would tire but she just won't! The duck dummy kept coming back and she would immediately sit quivering for another go through the rough surf! Afterwards a shower and dinner at my feet and my mother, who is used to less well behaved Labs, remarked on her perfection in looks and manners.
Thanks again for a wonderful hunter and great companion.
Kym was so incredible throughout the whole process of getting my puppy from putting down the deposit to picking up my sweet girl! She kept me up to date on everything and once the puppies were born she sent us weekly updates and pictures! She was incredibly helpful when it came time for picks and let us meet both parents and the whole process was wonderful. My sweet Tilley is now 12 weeks old and she is so insanely smart and excited to learn, it is such a joy training her! She is also very healthy and absolutely gorgeous! I would definitely recommend Lish Kennels to others looking for an incredible Golden!
Tilley is a Rusty x Boo daughter.
This is Molly. Molly is a Rusty daughter. She is a full sibling to our Lady dog. Pictured here at 1 year old.
Her owner writes:
~ Molly has been the “pot of gold” at the end of my rainbow.~
"Teddy" is a Rusty x Roux girl. Her owner writes:
I just wanted to share some photos and tell you how much we love this little girl. In just a few simultaneously-short-and-long months, she has absolutely captured Jon’s and my hearts. She’s loving, sweet, and a huge goofball and we couldn’t imagine life without her.
She’s absolutely the most popular being (human or canine) in our apartment complex. I’m sure more people greet her by name than either Jon or me!
~ Hanna & Jon
This is a Rusty x Boo boy. Pictured here around 1 year old. His owner writes that "Potato" is a big boy. He has been easy to train and has a great temperament. He enjoys traveling in the car and to new hotels, playing fetch, and loves the water!
This is Lucy, she is a puppy of Rusty and Roux, born November 2017. Lucy has been the best companion I could have ever hoped for. She has been so well behaved, easily trained, and has the sweetest demeanor. She can spend an entire day skiing the backcountry or be perfectly content just cuddled up on the couch. She travels all over the country with me for work, and is the perfect field dog. I can't say enough positive things about her and the Lish Kennels experience overall! Thank you for giving me such a wonderful pal!
~ Grace from Montana
Another Rusty Son:
"Bruno's" family writes:
Our boy has been an incredible part of our life. He is best friends with our little son and goes to work out in the field. He even took a 50 mile backpacking trip and scared away an inquisitive black bear to protect his family. He is the perfect balance of field and house dog. He loves people and goes insane when I pull the decoys out for training time. Kym was informative with continued updates and pictures when he was a small puppy. I’m happy to be a part of the Lish Kennel Family.
Just wanted to send you a photo of True.
He is just a spectacular dog. He's got the heart of a lion, but so sweet.
Dealing with Kym Lish and Lish Kennels was a pleasure from beginning to end. We visited her kennels in Idaho to pick out our puppy. The kennels were clean and her entire group of dogs were not only beautiful but well treated and well behaved. Kym kept us updated on our puppy with weekly emails and pictures. We flew our puppy out to California on an airline Kym chose which worked out wonderful and without complications for us or our puppy. Our puppy is not only very good looking but also extremely healthy and bright. We highly recommend her as a breeder to anyone interested in a wonderful and healthy golden retriever
~ The Salvati Family
Lady x Punch litter puppy
"Red" is a Lady x Punch puppy from 2018. His owner writes:
Hi Kym, here are some pictures. He loves the water and swims right along with the other two. He is very easy to train and has a happy disposition. We love the way he uses his nose already and is watching birds.
I drove up to Idaho from California to pick up my pup from Rusty and Roux. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. If you're looking for an excellent field dog with looks, smarts, and reliability, then you've found the right breeder. Rusty Jr. Has been great. Thanks Kym for an amazing dog! ~ Matthew Smith
Hello Kim, just wanted to send a few pics of Burley and let you know he is a great dog and he has passed his first class of obedience school. He is very Intense of birds , and absolutely loves the water. Thanks The Cordeiro's
Here are some pictures of pink collar girl from Rusty and Roux! She is doubling in size everyday! I named her Lexi and I love her very much:) She loves all the snow here in Montana.
Lexi pictured here at nearly 4 months old.
Hi kym!!! Just wanted to send you this awesome picture of fin from the other day. He is by far the most amazing dog! He hikes, skis, fishes, and does everything with us... He is always by our side! Absolutely the most loyal dog we have ever been around. My parents who have owned goldens for forty years couldn't get over his achievement. He is simply our heart and soul. Thank you so much!
I want to thank Kym and her girls for our new little boy Max! He posses all of the wonderful traits we have come to love in our golden's. I have owned golden retrievers for over fifty years, and Max might be one of the best. I will keep you posted :)