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Hightest Kennels Labrador Puppies

Check out our summer Labrador Puppy litters.
Puppy Page HERE

Trainers Stein and Curtis check out
their future students -
six week old Blue MH and Pearl's puppies.
More About Puppies HERE

See One Of Our Recent Puppy Litters In Action!

More info HERE.

Jada is "flying" thru her training! She is a five month old silver - chocolate Lab owned by Christine Daniels and is doing very well in our Head Start Obedience training program.
Meet Our Puppy Care, Obedience & Head Start Training Professionals
– Stephanie, Chandler & Victoria –
Go HERE for more information about our all-breed Obedience Training.
BECOME A Search Dog!
Riley is not wasting any time getting to work!!!!! He stays engaged and is fast...I mean real fast when attacking his toys!!!! On the plane home he slept the entire flight. Loves his new big brothers and slept all night. I am so thankful I found Hightest. Most kennels and breeders are not like your operation and your people. The two brothers of this little pup that we purchased last August are awesome...it is rare to get pups that if given the opportunity I would not change a thing.

We got a Rainy daughter from you as a started dog maybe two years ago. She passed the FEMA live find test last Nov. in Texas. We got Flip from you as another started dog last year. He passed his FEMA Human Remains Detection certification last month and he is very very good at his job.

The first two pups are doing so well I am scheduling them to test as soon as they meet the age requirement of 18 months.

The pup I picked up on Sat. is doing really good...heading to deliver him to his new handler right after all our secretaries get to meet him. Any new dog has to get loved and hugged by all of them before we can do anything else.

If any of you ever make it to Arizona please stop by our rubble pile. I would love to show you what your dogs do for a living.

J. D.
Arizona Search Dogs
Our Team Of Canine Care Professionals
Our wonderful Hightest Staff.
Back (L to R): Stein, Ole, Chris, Curtis
Front (L to R): Stephanie, Chandler, Victoria, Alice
Meet Our AKC Master Hunter Labrador Stud Dogs

Dreammeyer Stella’s Blue
Me Away MH

Blue is an incredible dog with an even temperament. He is quick to learn, excellent at marking, and is smokin' fast!

For more info. click HERE

Wizard Rock MH

Wizard is a classic looking Labrador with a wonderful, friendly demeanor. He is fast, focused and a very trainable dog that loves to work.

For more info. click HERE

Grouse Creek’s
Major Marker MH
Major runs as hard on blinds as he does on marks and is a strong water dog. He has a retrieving desire that just won’t quit!

For more info. click HERE
what our customers say about HIGHTEST kennels

Hi Debra,

We have been researching reputable Lab breeders in California and heard about Hightest from word-of-mouth. I recently reached out to Highest, as we're searching for a black male labrador to add to our family, and I would like to share with you what a good experience this has been - thanks to Kristie.

I've spoken to Kristie a few times now and to say she has been an absolute pleasure to deal with would be an understatement. Kristie has been extremely professional- responsive and thorough in her explanations to ensure we are on the same page and precluding any misunderstandings. She has been patient and genuinely kind. Our search for this black male lab has been a personal one for me, and so I am especially appreciative of Kristie's professional and warm demeanor. We have spoken with quite a few breeders in this process and Kristie- like Hightest- stands out and sets the bar for how a breeder/kennel should interface with customers.

I have read the articles you authored on your site and take comfort that "a quality pup, selected from a litter selected for good conformation, temperament, and field ability, is worth waiting for." We have not yet even received a puppy from Hightest- I just today joined the waitlist for a black male from Wizard x Tiki and Wizard x Roux - yet I am already confident that we went with the best breeder out there. Kristie has a lot to do with this as she has been our point of contact throughout this process.

We look forward to visiting Hightest soon and adding a sweet puppy to our family!

All my best,

Dear Ole and Hightest Staff,

I would like to express how thankful I am for the opportunity to have purchased such an incredible dog; that Hightest not only bred but also trained. As a hunting partner I could have not asked for a better dog. Jess never quit and had the strongest desire to execute commands. As for a best friend, Jess was truly the BEST. Not many friends would sit in a duck blind for hours in the freezing rain and watch you miss an easy shot and wag their tail, but Jess always did. Ole I greatly appreciate the efforts that you put forth in trying to get her bred. Unfortunately Mother Nature had vastly different plans. Calling you was one of the more difficult phone calls I have ever made and you talked to me like one of your kids, this meant more to me than you will ever know. I have nothing but admiration and respect for you.

I have no way of thanking you enough for allowing me to have your pick of the females out of the litter from your SH bitch. It was an honor to have owned a Hightest dog, and a privilege to own another one.

Warm regards,
Meghan Kortus
March 2015

AKC Breeder of Merit
"As an AKC Breeder of Merit participant, you set the standards for all breeders everywhere. You are amoung an elite group whose love for dogs is unwavering; and it carries through in all you do as a breeder and dog owner. The AKC is proud to have you represent the largest, and most respected canine registry in the world!"

Excerpt from a letter Hightest recently received from Dennis Sprung, President & Chief Executive Officer of the American Kennel Club.
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