*** We have recently changed our name from Melting Mom to Rebel Retrievers ***

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About Us

We are a large family living in Southern Illinois, not far from Shawnee National Forest.  

We have 7 very active children and 1 adorable grandson, all of which love dogs, especially puppies.  


Tyler (Dad), our daughter Hailey and her fiancée Jerrod are all avid waterfowl hunters and love their duck dogs.   After having a hard time finding a health tested puppy from good bloodlines in our area, we decided that we would start breeding our newest addition once she was old enough and passed all her health tests. 


Tyler has been hunting since he was a little boy.  His father Louis "Punkin" started taking Tyler when he was just a toddler.  Since then Tyler has spent pretty much every winter hunting ducks and geese, so he has lots of experience in what is needed in a gun dog and what a sportsman (or sportswoman) wants out of their dog.  


Our first lab that was purchased for this program is Lady (named Punkins Lil Lady in honor of Tyler's late father).  Lady came to us from Pittman Kennels.  She comes from great bloodlines, many champions throughout, along with quite a few search and rescue dogs.   We originally planned to send Lady off for formal training but quickly realized she was doing it all on her own and had quickly become our sons best friend, we decided against it. 


As you can see from the size of our family, all puppies will be well socialized and receive lots of love at our house.  



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