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Welcome to Gypsy Oak Retrievers

We are a full-time Professional Retriever Training Operation located in Malad, Idaho. Gypsy Oak is owned and operated by Lindsay Robinson. Mr. Robinson has been training retrievers for over 20 years preparing them to hunt and compete in Field Trials, Hunt Tests and as the finest dogs afield in waterfowl and upland hunting.


We have Puppies! Belle and Coop's litter has joined us. This breeding was two years in the planning. 

Stop in and learn more about the pups and parents in our Litters area.

2013 is a most exciting year for the dogs of Gypsy Oak. Our dogs are earning top placements and accolades in field trials and hunt tests!

2012 was a very exciting year filled with opportunities and privileges for Gypsy Oak to give back to the retriever sporting world. From assisting with pre-National training with Mike Lardy, Ray Voigt, Karl Gunzer, and Scott Dewey to throwing birds at the National Open. Lindsay even had the pleasure of singing the National Anthem before the start of the 10th Series.

Gypsy Oak specializes in field training for hunters and competitors of all kinds. Our retrievers, trainers, and handlers have met with great success in the competitive venues of AKC field trials and hunt tests and HRC events. Learn more about our individualized programs in our Training area!

We have some exciting events on tap in September - including our free First Annual Duck Dog Tune-up Seminar!

Photo Gallery
See some of our dogs and students in action and visit our progress - in pictures.

The boys of Summer - 2013

Lindsay Robinson with
Gypsy Oak's White Knight MH QAA

Doctor Dan Junior MHLindsay Robinson has been an avid bird hunter since a very young age. He hunted over the family dog, a black lab named Old Dan and learned very quickly the importance of having a great hunting dog at your side. Not only are they loving companions, but a valuable tool in the field or in the duck blind. In 1989 he was given a chocolate lab as a gift, and set out on a journey to train his very first personal dog. He was mentored along the way.... and long story short Dr Dan Jr became the first chocolate labrador in the state of Utah to earn his AKC Master Hunter title! Lindsay was hooked. Has been training ever since.

Lindsay has studied and trained with some of the best Field Trial trainers and amateur in the game. He apprenticed for 2 years with Ribar Kennls, and has learned from many of the greats. With an open mind and love of the dogs and the game he has incorporated many different styles into his training, and developed what we feel is the best method to bring out the best in our dogs. "Teaching dogs to make good choices" is one of his favorite teachings, because it is these choices that earn ribbons, bring back the bird, and win the day.

Jen Robinson has loved animals, dogs in particular all of her life. She met Lindsay and began her training journey with him in October of 2009. She has apprenticed with Lindsay for over 5 years and has worked with dogs from puppy stages through finishing levels. She specializes in working with young dogs, and raising puppies is her passion. We have dedicated our lives to these exceptional animals.

Summers are spent training and competing in and out of our home base near Malad Idaho. Winter training in Southern California, and Yuma Arizona.

Why a Gypsy Oak puppy? We believe in intelligent, biddable, happy dogs who form a team with their owner/handler. Dogs that are bred with everything it takes to be a champion. Superior sight, noses, athleticism, intelligence, and a team player attitude. Having an "off swich" in the house helps too! With years of experiance in training we have chosen the blood lines that we feel make the best competitor, hunter, and companion. That's what a Gypsy Oak Retriever is all about!

We invite you to further inspect our site to learn more about Gypsy Oak Retrievers via our virtual dog house here on the 'web and stop in our Facebook for the latest and greatest news and information!


We thank you for your interest in Gypsy Oak Retrievers. We invite you to contact us via telephone or email and hope that you will join us again soon as we offer news, puppies and trained retrievers for sale.

Proud members of the
Professional Retriever Training Association

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decades of success with retrievers in the field
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