Miners Kennel 
Retriever Training - Sheridan, IL

"Your Dog Runs On Our Reputation"

Contact us at 815-210-4837 or at johnandnancyminer@yahoo.com

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Rooster died July 27, 2010
But Rooster Lives!

Rooster will be bred to
 Marcy Burkes Master Hunter "Titch" in October 2022

Rooster x Titch puppy

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Our newest MASTER HUNTER! Liver Flat Coated Retriever Flatterhaft Nike Everclear MH owned and loved by Marilyn Wilcox and Cheryl Kistner

Nancy & John Miner & Miners Kennel were featured in June 2011 issue of Retriever Life

We went to the Master National October 2-9, 2011 in Vienna, MD, and came home with

Riverwoods  Heza Wild Game Keeper ***MH, was not only a finalist but also earned himself a spot in the Master National Hall of Fame! Handled by John Miner.  Also, coming home with a silver plate was our young guy - High Times Big Dog Daddy** CDX MH, handled by John. 
Both dogs are "Rooster" sons.

As a side note:  Rooster now has two sons in the Master National Hall of Fame:  High Times Goldenloch Soul Shaker*** CDX MNH and Riverwoods Heza Wildgame Keeper*** MNH.

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 About Us

   We are now offering boarding or board and train for your retriever. At Miners Kennel, we believe that training success leads to competitive success. Our dogs show style and confidence and are very willing workers. We build on your dog's natural talents and fill in whatever gaps may exist. When you go to the line at a field trial or hunt test, or take your place in the duck blind, you will be proud and confident in your dog's abilities and it will show!

   Whether you have a puppy ready to start or an older dog in need of a "brush up", we will tailor a program to fit your goals and your budget. We will work with you to determine where you and your dog are, understand your goals and design a program to meet those goals.

   Miners Kennel offers a Rock Solid Foundation for you and your retriever to build on. We train and have been successful with all retriever breeds, but specialize in successful, competitive Golden retrievers.

  We have a proven track record of accomplishment. Contact us at (815) 210-4837 or by email at johnandnancyminer@yahoo.com.

The Miners with Rio Spirits Lonestar Firewater MH WCX
trained and adored by John and Nancy Miner - owned
 and Loved by Sherri Farmer, Donna Todd,
 Terri Thorton and Barb Loree

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We are over the top excited!!!

Rooster and Keltie  (Magicgold's Celtic Causeway ** MH)  had nine pups born to them on March 7, 2012. They just turned three years of age and six of them are now MASTER HUNTERS!!!!!!!  

ROCA MH owned by Cheryl Baca, GOTCHA MH owned by Nancy Miner, WILLIE MH owned by Lauren and Charlie Mancuso, "T" MH owned by Cathy Darr, REO MH owned by Linda Popp Bunkfeldt, CALI MH owned by Rick and Kitty Knoll.

"The Sisters"
Cali MH 19, Gotcha MH 25, "T" MH 56
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Top: Brio (left), Socks (right)
Bottom: CD (left), Mellie (right)

"Bean" Rooster x Titch puppy

High Times Allegro Con Brio JH
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Photo from left:
Cali MH, Gotcha MH, "T" MH, Reo MH,
Roca MH, Willie MH.

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The winners of the 2018 National Obedience Championship! Bridget and 2-time winner of the NOC - Streaky!!!
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Bridget Carlsen and her two National Obedience Champions. (L to R)  2016 National Obedience Champion, OTCH, High Times Hit The Ground Run'n UDX and National Obedience Champion, 2015 OTCH High Times Instant Soup UDX, SH, NA, NAJ
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  • Our Golden National Specialty Results: 2 WC's, 3 WCX's, 2 qualifying jams, 1 Puppy Stake win. Our 4 derby dogs: 3 made three series and 1 made the fourth series, this was their very first derby!

  • Souppy, AKA OTCH High Times Duck Soup*** UDX MH, is now an outstanding Dam Of "TEN Champion" Offspring with more on the way. Soupy was bred only 3 times and is alive and well and 12 1/2 years young.





High Times 
Play's to Win MH

Trumpet's Specialty  is Birds! 

She flies like God gave her Wings!

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High Times Big Dog Daddy**CDX MH MNR
AKA  "Bumper"
is a finalist at the 2013 Master National in Kansas and brings home a silver palte for the seond consecutive time and earns the title of MNR!  From Dad to his Kids!
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Nancy and Gotcha MH WCX and Rick Knoll with Cali MH WCX training in Texas spring  of 2016
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