Kay B.

I’ve had my K9 for two years now. I cannot say enough about my K9 from TKHR. Her disposition is beyond pleasant. She is incredibly loyal, smart, and trainable. She is a LE working K9 in scent detection, animal assisted crisis response, and therapy – for our community. If you’re looking for a serious working dog who is versatile and athletic TKHR Labradors are the way to go! I would not hesitate to recommend their dogs, if you’re searching you have found the right place.

Kay B.


Great Breeder – TKHR was awesome to work with. They were very helpful helping us find the right litter and puppy for us. Great communication and photos throughout the process. Great Puppy – TKHR matched us with Blue, a Black Lab. Blue is an amazing puppy – smart, athletic, driven and focused. Amazing temperament, loves to work, loves to play and loves to curl up on the couch and chill. Loves people and dogs, zero reactivity and fearless. Always the head of the class in puppy preschool class. Blue will try to climb on any obstacle asked – he’s figured out slides, fire hydrants and the bathroom toilet, folding chairs and barstools. Everything you’d want from a hunting or working dog. When we’re ready for another dog, we plan on getting another TKHR.

Peter D.


These are the most amazing dogs. Smart, healthy, beautiful and talented naturally. TK Hot Retrievers are 100% recommended! The owners/breeders are wonderful people that will be in my heart forever.

Nancy M.


I have had Tk Hot Knob Creek aka Bourbon for about 6 months now and absolutely love this pup. She is eager to learn and work with a very high drive. She is also a very sweet and loving girl with a great temperament. I look forward to many years with this awesome dog. Thanks Jim and TK Hot Retrieves for such an amazing dog.

Tasmyn G.


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
  •  Meridian
  •  Twin Falls
  •  Pocatello
  •  Idaho Falls
  •  Sun Valley
  •  Southern Idaho


  •  Bozeman & Surrounding


  •  Salt Lake County

Don't see your area? No problem. We train dogs from all over the US. Contact us for additional info.

Contact Us.

TK Hot Retrievers
Pocatello, ID

Office: (208) 703-7149


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