My wife, Stephanie, and I have 3 TK Hot Retrievers and we could not be happier with them. They excel in service and detection work. As professional trainers, we often use them and their neutral temperaments to facilitate behavior modification in reactive dogs. Our priorities for our working dogs are always social and environmental stability and these dogs have it in spades; coupled with their high drives and innate desire to work, they have made phenomenal working dogs.

Emily Kaiser


I was first introduced to TK Hot Retrievers while I was studying at the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers. After working with one of these dogs for three months I knew that this would be where I purchased my next dog. I now own two TK Hot Retrievers and I could not be happier. Both of my dogs are highly driven, extremely trainable, sweet, and could not be more willing to please. They live for the work yet they are also Great family dogs with Great temperaments. I am training both dogs for HRC and AKC hunt test and they are excelling with each new task. You can’t do better than TK Hot Retrievers! These dogs are the unparalleled!

Sheena McNeil - Foster, RI


I can’t say enough about my TK Hot Retriever! She’s an absolutely incredible dog. Extremely versatile, fantastic work ethic, totally biddable and highly intelligent. I had been considering a TK Hot Retriever for a while and am so glad I finally decided to add one to the family. As a dog trainer I needed a very specific type of working ability- a dog that was super high drive for sports but also stable and friendly for client demonstrations. I’m thrilled with my dog and look to add another someday soon. I am beyond impressed at what I’m seeing from these TK Hot labs. Thank you so much Jim and family for our awesome girl!

Adrienne Mesko - Montauk, NY

Colby Self

We received a black lab from Jim about a year ago. Wow. What an amazing dog he has turned out to be. Be ready for the drive of a Mal but the temperament of a lab. He has a great natural retrieve that made training so easy. He is great with all my kids and hasn’t ever met a stranger. No doubt, he is the highest quality dog I have ever owned.

Colby Self - Raleigh, NC

Victoria Stees

Excellent dogs produced by excellent people! Jim creates top notch quality. You can’t go wrong with a TK HOT Retriever!

Victoria Stees - Cheyenne, WY


Best field labs money can buy. I have had two and they are both amazing at any task you take on with them from hunting to competition or just being great companions.

Steve Sprague - Tri-Cities, WA

Service Area

We service the following areas:

  • Boise
  • Twin Falls
  • Idaho Falls
  • Sun Valley
  • Southern Idaho

Contact Us.

TK Hot Retrievers
4110 W Franklin Rd
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 703-7149

Mon-Sat 9:00AM - 6:00PM