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Ridgeway Kennel - Testimonials

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Ridgeway's Red Ryder


Im wrapping up another season of duck hunting soon and wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying Ryder.  Hes (without a doubt) the best behaved dog at our Club (dont tell anyone I said this) and is perfect in the marsh and field.  I remember you once saying that at some point, the dog and master may start working together as one, and weve reached that stage.  Ryder has drive, yet remains in sync with my direction.  We pheasant hunt in public grounds (El Dorado Wildlife Area), and I am able to direct Ryder with mouth whistles and hand signals so that he covers the areas I choose.  We always put up birds.  Hes a great pal.  When duck hunting, he marks well and takes blind direction without fail.  We have not lost a bird!  My only complaint is that he takes up too much space in my bunk.

Dan Kutchin


 Ridgeway Rory's Pal Riley


Dear Steve,

Riley is a GREAT dog. She fits right in with our family and gets along with our older dog, too.  She has a great temperament and gets along with all people and dogs. Riley was very easy to housebreak, thanks to your having started before we picked her up. She also loves to run around in the yard and retrieve her toys and bumpers. Riley is very playful, too. She is very willing to learn and very much wants to please us.

Riley also enjoyed swimming at our lake house during the summer. Riley is turning into a beautiful dog.
We have registered her with the AKC as Ridgeway Rory's Pal Riley.

All these things, of course, reflect on the great breeding program you have. Thank you very much for
producing such great dogs. We love our Henri/Bonnie Girl! Thanks again!"

Kathleen M Walsh


Ridgeway Casey Jane


Casey is a dog of strong instincts. She is an excellent and powerful swimmer and spent most of the summer in the water. I took her pheasant hunting and she did very well.  Casey is a heck of a dog. She is smart, disciplined, and has perfectly symmetrical physical features. Thanks for a good dog.

Jim Smith
Owner of: "Ridgeway Casey Jane"


Ridgeway Madison Mendota CGC

[Ridgeway Rockin' Hendrix x Ridgeway Bon Ami}


We could not be more pleased with and proud of the Golden Retriever that we received from Ridgeway Kennel. Their dedication and love of their animals not only shows through their quality breeding and follow through training, but in the love and adoration that our pet gives us each and every day. We are now purchasing our second dog through Ridgeway Kennel and are eager to make it a part of our growing family.

Jack, Michelle, Brittni, and Ian Strege
Owners of Ridgeway Madison Mendota and our future new family member expected this spring.

Ridgeway's Pied Piper CGC

[Tailwind's Vegas Gold MH WC x Texas Pepper IV JH]


She is just two years old, and is successfully running AKC hunt tests. She is my first dog and I couldn't be happier with her. Thanks Steve for all your hard work. It's paying off.

Harold Monday


Willow Run Mr. Zamboni JH

Owned by Al Petlock

Trained by Steve Raehl

  • Photos are of "Zam" at age 6 1/2.
  • "Zam" was once featured as a limited edition print dog by the Wild Turkey Foundation




Zam is the best we've ever had. He is Gerry's walking partner and my hunting buddy.

Al Petlock




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