Mossy Oak Kennel's British Labrador Retrievers
"A HUNTER'S BEST FRIEND FOR LIFE".
Mossy Oak’s Kennels specializes in breeding and training British Labradors for hunting and outdoor companionship. Using the methods learned from spending over a decade working with the UK's best breeders and trainers, our training methodology is focused on using 100% natural techniques, creating the finest waterfowl, upland, and recovery dogs in the field. Our secure training facility at the Mossy Oak headquarters in West Point, MS offers the ideal setting for hunting focused training and provides climate controlled kennels with interior and exterior access for each dog.
Every Sire and Dam at our kennels are from verified AKC and KC British Labrador Retrievers with Field Trial Champion lineage. All exhibit exceptional hunting and companion characteristics. Each dog is health checked and genetically tested to be unaffected by PRA, CNM & EIC by Paw Print Genetics. Each pup will bear the Mossy Oak name when it is registered with the AKC and are offered to qualified owners on a limited basis. Each dog comes with full AKC registration and a 30 month health guarantee.
Director of Gundog Operations
Over the last fifteen (15) years, Bill Gibson has studied, trained with, and learned how to apply low force dog training methods that were developed and used by some of the masters in the United Kingdom, The Republic of Ireland and the United States. Under his training scheme every dog is different, so there is no one nice and neat canned program that can be used to train every dog. Instead, he evaluates each dog and based on his assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of that dog, he then develops a custom training program for that particular dog. But all training programs have one thing in common - the use of low force training methods.
In 2004, Mossy Oak and other corporations cosponsored the US Gun Dog Team when they traveled to Northern Ireland to participate in the Irish International Gun Dog Challenge and the Atlantic Cup. Bill and his dog Lougnbrook Fern “Jet” were part of the US Gun Dog Team…the first US Gun Dog Team to compete in the United Kingdom. The team won the Irish International Gun Dog Challenge by beating teams from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland and the Atlantic Cup by beating Northern Ireland.
Bill has trained his own Labrador Retrievers for most of his adult life, but has been training for others since he retired from his law enforcement career in 2006. He is the Director of Gun Dog Operations at Mossy Oak and can assist you with all you training needs.
Riley's life has been consistently impacted by British Labradors. Riley has been working and training his own labs for the last 17 years. In 2001, Mr. Bill Gibson trained Riley's first Labrador. At this time, Riley was just 6 years old. From this brief business relationship, a lifelong friendship began. Riley and Mr. Bill have spent many hours working, training and talking British Labs since then.
Riley began working with Mossy Oak Kennels after graduating high school in 2015.
Bobby Cliett is the quintessential Mossy Oak man! Born and raised in West Point, Mississippi he has been with Mossy Oak since 1994. Bobby was the warehouse coordinator for 26 years, helping supply customers with Mossy Oak gear and growing the brand to what it is today. Bobby joined the kennels in the summer of 2020 and exchanged boxes and forklifts for puppies and dogfood. His job includes socializing puppies, feeding dogs, making phenomenal coffee, keeping the kennels clean, general maintenance and groundskeeper. We are blessed to have Bobby on our team, he never fails to make us smile on a daily basis!
KC Swaim is the newest member of the staff, joining us in January 2021 as a full time trainer. He has an extensive background with gundogs and more specifically British labs. Originally from New Mexico, KC has spent his whole life hunting alongside, and training dogs for upland and waterfowl. He moved to Mississippi in 2017 to attend The University of Mississippi, ultimately receiving a bachelors degree in General Business in 2020. He played football for the Rebels from 2018 until graduation and then returned home to New Mexico to work on the family cattle ranch during the summer of 2020. He met Mr. Bill Gibson in the fall of 2020 while guiding elk hunters in the mountains. Seeing that he was in the middle of training a British lab pup of his own, Mr. Bill decided that he would make a great addition to the staff as a trainer for Mossy Oak Kennels.
Address: 54 Truman Creek Road.
West Point, MS 39773