Miners Kennel 
Retriever Training - Sheridan, IL

"Your Dog Runs On Our Reputation"

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3-year-old Female Golden Retriever Available

She is sweet tempered and has lived her life as as house dog. She has been trained to the senior hunt test level and we believe she will make an excellent pet and hunting dog. For further information, please contact us at: 815-210-4837.


Nancy & John Miner & Miners Kennel were featured in June 2011 issue of Retriever Life.  Click here!

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.

click here for 2010 MN photos

 About Us

   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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Congratulations to our latest obedience trial champion: OTCH High Times Hit The Ground Run'n  UDX owned by Bridget Carlsen!!


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.



Photo from left:  Cali MH, Gotcha MH, "T" MH, Reo MH, Willie MH.
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Moments after Saucy and Bridget win the
2015 National Obedience Championship


Willie, Magicgolds High Times The Fifth Element SH WCX. He has just finished  parking the gator and is wondering "What's Next!"
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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 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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"The Sisters"
Reo MH and Gotcha MH with Linda & Nancy
training in Texas
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