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It all began in 2006, Rody Best and wife, Kristin and three little boys, located on a beautiful 21 acre piece of property with a house and 20 dog crates in their extra bedroom. This is how "Best Retrievers" was born!
We have quickly expanded over the last 13 years into what is today one of the nation’s premier retriever training facilities with the Best dog trainers and staff.
We have turned out thousands of gundogs for happy owners throughout Texas and across the country that have performed successfully in both the home and field.
Our first building was built in the Fall of 2006 and had 25 kennels. In 2010, we expanded and constructed an additional building with 46 kennels. In 2012, we purchased an additional 95 acres adjoining our property where we subsequently built our house. And in October 2017, we bought an additional 3 acres and a house that adjoins the front of our property along Stockade Ranch Road, providing additional housing for our training staff. We have created additional training ponds over the last 13 years- the Tech Pond and Swim-by (2008), the Lake (2015), Rocky’s Pond (2016), Flooded Timber (2017), Coal's Pond (2019). All these additions have improved our training opportunities and strengthened our program.
We have obtained over 1000 Master passes, over 500 Senior passes, and over 1200 Junior passes; over 100 Master Hunter Titles, 130 Senior Hunter Titles, and 250 Junior Hunter Titles. We have participated in 11 Master Nationals and collected over 90 Master National Passes with a 80% pass ratio. We have put 15 dogs in the Master National Hall of Fame. We have trained 15 Super Retriever Series Champions, and won 12 Super Retriever Series. We have trained almost 40 Hunting Retriever Champions and 14 Grand Hunting Retriever Champions.