Thank you so much for talking me into sending our dog to you for training. Here's a bit of information how we happened into meeting.
I had actually contacted Tim to inquire about purchasing a puppy. Tim asked me a couple of questions about what I was looking for in a dog. I told him we had a great dog that was 5 years old, but were looking for a dog that we could use for waterfowl hunting. Tim said, "how about we try to see if we can make your dog into a duck dog?". Well, you did it! Ditto has achieved much more than I could've ever imagined. Thank you again for everything.
" ICE " Captain Jeff Godi, Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Guide The Michigan Experience
I look to get 10 working years from my business partners. "Chase" reached retirement in Dec of 2009. We're now in the "ICE" age. Tim knew I needed and depended on a working retriever for my guided open water hunts on Saginaw Bay, where long, multiple retrieves in rough water are the rule. After hunting together in the fall of 2009, (he set the hook by bringing Ely) he indicated a litter would be available in Jan of 2010. ICE was working full time at under a year old his first fall. Drive, build, disposition, learning ability, family pet.... we think he's perfect. In fact, ICE is probably welcomed back more places than I am. I thought I had the dog of a lifetime two dogs ago, ICE has challenged that.
Owned by Brad and Lisa Quist
Ely X Megan 2nd breeding
"Rocky is a once in a lifetime dog. He's incredibly driven and focused in the field, but able to "tone it down" in the house and be a real gentleman.
Tim went the extra mile to make sure not only to train Rocky, but to also train us how to handle him in the field. He truly cares about dogs and treats them firmly yet with great love and respect. We felt like our dog was in good hands and completely trust Tim and Patti to breed and train another dog for us in the future. Thank you Kingseed Kennels for all your hard work with Rocky! He's an amazing addition to our hunting family!"
Owned by Bill Mosser
It has been a great experience working with Tim and Patti at Kingseed Kennels. Due to work I am away from home all the time. I get back one weekend a month at best. To have Remy stay with Tim and get to train on a regular basis is the best option we have. It gives me real peace of mind to know she is being cared for and loved the same way she would be if she were with me. The work they have done with her is amazing and what she can now do is even more amazing. It means a lot to me to take my OWN dog when I go hunting and to have one trained as well as Remy makes it even better.
HRCH Kingseeds Secret Agent MNH
Lucy X Grady
Perry is owned by Dr Wendy Swift DVM. Perry is a much loved member of a large K9 family. He is from Kingseeds first litter, Grady X Lucy. Perry is a retrieving machine commonly referred to as Perry the Barbarian. He truly believes the only way to retrieve a bird is at the speed of sound.
Ely X Screamer
Owned by Larry Zuidema
" I never dreamed I could own a dog like this. Ike is the best dog ever."
"We have had so much fun running hunt test and earning Ike's Hunting Retriever title"
"I can't thank you guys enough for getting me the right puppy and all of your help training the both of us."
Ely X Megan 2nd litter
Owned by Ron and Bonnie Dozeman
"I just want to thank you and Tim for contributing to the best duck hunting season I have ever had. Amos did very well. He sat quietly in the field or along the water. He did well with up land as well. Thanks again to Kingseed kennels with your excellent genetics and training. Ike and Larry Z did extremely well also. Thanks again. "
Huck Ely X Willow
"We knew exactly what we wanted in a dog when we first met Tim. We wanted a loving, loyal lab, with the genes to become a great hunting companion. What we got exceeded all of our expectations about what a dog is and can be. Kingseed's I'm Your Huckleberry (Huck) is our best friend, and we never thought we could love a dog as much as we do.
We never thought it was possible to have a dog that was such a good house dog, who can lay around all day on lazy sundays, yet still have the explosive drive and energy out in the field and in training. He is the definition of an athlete, and we wouldn't trade his energy for anything in the world!
We had Tim Doane at Kingseed Kennels train Huck for a few months and we can honestly say, it was the best money that we ever spent. Tim gave huck the necessary skills to become the great hunting buddy that he is. And, at the same time, further instill lessons of basic obedience to keep his foot off the pedal when we don't need it. There is nothing better than working with a dog that wants to learn and has the drive to keep doing it when it's snowing and 20 degrees! All in all we couldn't be happier! "
Erik and Jessie Morris
Brutus owned by R. Buller Ely X Megan first Litter
"At just two years old Brutus has become the dog I have always hoped to own. He has picked up over 800 birds and just keeps getting better every time he goes to work. He has the drive to hunt all day no matter what the conditions. He will behave nicely on a slow day and will stay put in the dog blind while 8 guns get into a big flock never moving until he is called on. He can hunt up cripples on his own or be run on a 400 yard blind while I do the driving. Kingseed Kennels has the bloodline and the training program to produce a hunting dog any man would love to stand next to. R. Buller. "
HRCH Kingseed's The Greatest "Ali"
Owned by Josh and Jenny Doane
Ely X Megan 1st litter
"What a nice dog. Brains, talent, great in the house and a beast in the field. He will retrieve all day long. Best of all he's yellow." Josh Doane.
HRCH Kingseed's Bodacious MH " Bo "
Ely X Cutter
Bo is owned by Todd and Cindy Miedema. He a Master Hunter and a Hunting Retriever Champion. Bo is a true sweet heart with incredible drive and talent.
"I have never had a dog like this before, great at what he's trained to do and a great personality." Todd Miedema
HR Honey, Ely X Megan Pup.
" Tim and Patti, thanks so much for a great dog and for putting her through your training program. I am drinking the cool aid now on the Kingseed bloodline and training, thanks again"
In reference to the picture on right: " 596 yard retrieve on a banded snow, she put on quite a show this morning"
HR Stanley, Ely X Megan 2nd Litter
Owned by Brent and Jamie Kuzma
"Stanley is an awesome dog, he is very nice to be around and loves his job. It has been great not to have to retrieve the birds myself. We also had a great time running him in a hunt test this spring. He spent 3 months in Alabama with Tim last winter and we ran him in a hunt test a month after he got home. The judges loved him and so do we. Brent and Jamie. "
Kingseed Kennels 3810 Bauer Road Jenison, MI 49428
Owned and operated by Tim and Patti Doane Call 616-485-2986 orE-mail