Testimonials

Olympic medalist freestyle skier Grete Eliassen with Bear and owner operator Riley Allred.

Olympic medalist freestyle skier Grete Eliassen with Bear and owner operator Riley Allred.

We chose Red Fern Companions because we specifically wanted an English Retriever. After our first visit to Springville, UT we were thoroughly impressed with Riley (owner) and his dogs and knew it was where we were going to find our puppy. Also, it was comforting to know our puppy was coming from a home where all the dogs have a good life, including the parents.
Our puppy has turned into the best family dog and truly the most popular dog in the neighborhood. Literally, every neighbor stops and comments how pretty and friendly she is. Her temperament is unreal, she is very laid back, but loves to be around people. Her favorite thing to do is run on a trail or swim and play in the water. She also does really well in the car. Since she was a small puppy we would bring her on long road trips and boat rides. To her it’s the perfect time to take a nap and get ready for the next activity.

I would recommend Red Fern Companions to anyone that is active and able to be a life companion back to their dog.
Grete Elliassen

  • 2013 FIS World Championship, Slopestyle-3rd place
  • 2011 Red Bull Cold Rush- 1st place
  • 2011 Winter X Games, Slopestyle-3rd place
  • 2010 Set Women’s Hip Jump World Record
  • 2010 Winter X Games, Slopestyle- 3rd place
  • 2009 Winter X Games, Slopestyle- 2nd place
  • 2007 US Freeskiing Open, Halfpipe– 1st place
  • 2007 Winter X Games, Halfpipe- 2nd place
  • 2006 Winter X Games, Halfpipe- 1st place
  • 2006 US Open, Halfpipe-1st place
  • 2005 FIS World Championships, Halfpipe-3rd place
  • 2005 Winter X Games, Halfpipe-1st place
  • 2005 US Open, Halfpipe- 1st place
  • 2005 World FIS World Championships, Halfpipe -3rd place
  • 2004 US Open, Halfpipe-1st place
  • 2003 FIS Junior World Championships Super G-1st place
  • 2003 European Junior Olympics, Slalom-3rd place

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We love our puppy – Freyja!

Everyone loves her, and she loves everyone and every dog!

Whenever I take her out, she causes a scene because she is so cute!  People are always commenting how calm she is for a puppy.

We just finished our first puppy obedience class.  She learned everything so fast – sit, stay, come, shake, rollover.

I love to hike and she has been going hiking with me from the very start.  We started on the trails at just 10 weeks – just short walks and first and now she is a pro!  She stays with me off-leash and does not run off.

My experience with Red Fern Companions was excellent.  We started to visit the pups as just 4 weeks and then each week until we were able to pick our pup and take her home.  I have recommended Red Fern Companions to so many people interested in getting such a beautiful and fun dog.

Jill Packham Park City, Utah

I first contacted Riley just a few months after our golden retriever passed away. I was so impressed by his professionalism, knowledge and patience. I had so many questions and he spent a lot of time with me.

I called several other breeders and no one compared to Red Fern Companions.
We spoke on the phone several more times and I decided to take my entire family to his facility to meet him and his dogs. His facility was spotless and all of his dogs were so well mannered. We were able to meet the mom and dad dog of our future puppy and they both were super mellow and wonderful with my two young sons.

Riley stayed in touch with us to update us about the puppies. We were able to visit the puppies once they turned 3 wks and we went every week to visit. My entire family looked forward to each visit. Riley helped us to decide what puppy would fit our family. Even after we brought our puppy, Miles, home I contacted Riley several times to ask him different questions. What we discovered in this process is that Riley truly loves what he does and it shows.

We are very fortunate to be able to have one of his puppies. Our puppy just turned 4 1/2 months- we have taken him to local concerts in the park, the farmer’s market, a local pizzeria and to puppy school. We get so many compliments from others about how well mannered he is for such a young puppy and how beautiful he is. We love our puppy and he has been such a wonderful and needed addition to our family!!

Amber Meyer South Ogden Utah

You should only consider a Red Fern Companion puppy if you are looking for your next family member and new best friend! We had some high expectations when looking for puppies, this was going to be our first dog, and our little girl has completely exceeded our expectations. Most importantly, she is a great family dog, very good with kids of all sizes and she is very social with all people and other animals. She will roll over for a belly rub at the drop of a dime, I’m told she gets that from her mom. She surprised me from day 1 with her intelligence and her want to please you and learn, it only took a couple minutes to teach her every trick in the book! Her personality is next to none, I haven’t met anyone that doesn’t think she’s a cool dog even when she is being English-Golden-Retriever-Evanston-WY-300x300 stubborn, and she is good at that. She has been the best companion for hiking, running, camping, and her innate love for swimming has been present since day 1. Finally, her beauty and grace is unreal, not a day goes by that I don’t hear what a good looking dog she is and about her unique beauty, I mean look at that face! My boyfriend was highly against getting a puppy and now he can’t imagine life without her, none of us can! I would highly recommend Riley and Red Fern Companions. He is a top of the line breeder, only breeds the best and it shows. He was very easy and fun to work with and has been available and helpful even after we bought our pup. I promise you will not be disappointed!

— Bailey (Evanston, WY)

Winston at 9 months

Winston at 9 months

We engaged Riley Allred and his wonderful family at Red Fern Companions because we were interested in adding a third Golden Retriever to our family of furry friends. Riley spent a lot of time with us both on the phone and email, as we had a lot of questions. We visited Riley to select our puppy and found the facility to be more like a luxury home for dogs! There is a large building with a lovely great room where prospective “parents” can hold, play and interact with puppies. The grounds are clean, all the adult dogs are happy and healthy. We were very impressed!

This is a picture of our Winston at 9 months. He and our two other Goldens, romp and play off and on every day. We are delighted to have found Red Fern Companions and Riley Allred!

— Lynne Jacquay (Scottsdale, AZ)

img954479-150x150We have a 16 wk old male pup from Red Fern Companions and I cannot say enough great things about not only our dog, but our experience with Red Fern. This pup has truly lived up to every thing we expected. He is smart, trained incredibly quickly and has been such a great addition to our family. His temperament is so calm and he is just an all around great dog. Thank you Riley, all your efforts have surely paid off!!

— Dede Child (Spanish Fork, UT)

I first contacted Riley just a few months after our golden retriever passed away. I was so impressed by his professionalism, knowledge and patience. I had so many questions and he spent a lot of time with me.

I called several other breeders and no one compared to Red Fern Companions.
We spoke on the phone several more times and I decided to take my entire family to his facility to meet him and his dogs. His facility was spotless and all of his dogs were so well mannered. We were able to meet the mom and dad dog of our future puppy and they both were super mellow and wonderful with my two young sons.

Riley stayed in touch with us to update us about the puppies. We were able to visit the puppies once they turned 3 wks and we went every week to visit. My entire family looked forward to each visit. Riley helped us to decide what puppy would fit our family. Even after we brought our puppy, Miles, home I contacted Riley several times to ask him different questions. What we discovered in this process is that Riley truly loves what he does and it shows.

We are very fortunate to be able to have one of his puppies. Our puppy just turned 4 1/2 months- we have taken him to local concerts in the park, the farmer’s market, a local pizzeria and to puppy school. We get so many compliments from others about how well mannered he is for such a young puppy and how beautiful he is. We love our puppy and he has been such a wonderful and needed addition to our family!!

Amber Meyer South Ogden Utah

IMG_3706-150x150Red Fern Companions exceeded all of expectations. Their companions are beautiful, their facility immaculate, and the puppies are outstanding. Riley is knowledgeable, professional and obviously dedicated to his companions and business. We are proud owners of Rhett and Zoey’s puppy, and are working with Riley, as he is going to train our puppy.

— Lynda Bell (Washoe Valley, NV)

Dear Riley, 

Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy (Miss Pink). Her name is Bernice. She has brought so much love and life to our family. We were all so sad at the loss of our English Bull dog but, Bernice has brought us out of our funk and even our miniature doxie is playing with her and acting like a puppy again. She is just so beautiful. I just love her white eye lashes. She is retrieving the ball up to 10 times in a row. She is walking on the leash. Potty training is going really well. Bernice works in the garden with me every day but, she hasn’t quite learned that we are growing things to eat when its RIPE. That’s ok. She will learn and it does keep things exciting. She sleeps all night then gets up at 5:30am on the dot every morning to go out to potty. She really is a joy!!! I want to thank you for putting up with all my crazy phone calls & your professionalism and the awesome dogs that you are breeding. We are very pleased. Thanks once again.

Julie L. McBride. Colusa, CA

We were able to go look at the facilities as well as two litters of pups yesterday as a family. We were so impressed with the environment that these dogs are raised in as well as the care and concern for each one. The owner was very kind and patient and answered all of our questions. These dogs are so beautiful. We fell in love. We can’t wait for the day when we bring one home. It was such a good experience. We can’t stop talking about it.

— Chanda Houston Andrus (Spanish Fork, UT)

On behalf of our entire family, I’d like to thank you for bringing Ryd’r into our lives. She is now 7 months old and a complete joy. Not only is she the prettiest pup at the dog park, but she also has the sweetest disposition and loves to cuddle. She also truly loves people, tennis balls, her toys, and even the cats! The one thing we can’t get over is how easy going, quiet and calm she is; what happened to Golden’s are “puppies” until they are two?

From the moment I saw your website and FB page, I knew Red Fern Companions was a step above all other breeders. You, and Ryd’r, did not disappoint! While your professionalism and beautiful facility (I can’t even call it a kennel) made quite an impression, I have to say that your obvious passion for the breed and care of your dogs made the decision to invest in a Red Fern puppy very easy to make. From our first visit I was taken by how well cared for, socialized and just plain happy all of your adult dogs were. I swear they smiled at us, and if they got any closer to us when we were playing with them, they would have been velcroed to our sides!

We are quick to recommend Red Fern Companions to anyone looking for a new family member. I believe there are already a couple of other Red Fern puppies here in Park City, aren’t there? I’ll also go out on a limb and say Ryd’r probably won’t be our last Red Fern pup, since we’ve often talked about two dogs!

Thank you again!

Pete & Shelley Gillwald Park City, Utah

English-Golden-Retriever-Sue-150x150My daughter brought home one of your puppies whom we named Oaklie. I’ve never been into pedigrees before, but you may have converted me. What a beautiful dog she is, she loves all people, maybe even prefers small children, perfect disposition. Call me crazy, but she even has an intelligent look in her eyes. It is hard not to spoil her… she’s sooo cute! I’m so impressed I thought it only fair to let you know how exceptional I think your dogs are ???? Well done!

— Sue (Evanston, WY)

Thank you for letting me stop by on such short notice. When I called you I didn’t anticipate you would say “come on over right now” which was wonderful as I was traveling and I am not in your neck of the woods very often. Thanks for listening to me explain the serious struggles I have gone through as our family has purchased a couple of dogs that were not what the breeder represented. Being able to not only get acquainted with the pups, but to play with their parents and see their mannerisms was an added benefit of coming by. Thank you!

— Ben (Palm Beach, FL)

Our experience with Red Fern Companions was just wonderful!  We looked into several breeders and are so happy we decided on Red Fern Companions.  Riley couldn’t have been more helpful and was always willing to answer all of our questions, emails, and phone calls.  Living out of state was a non-issue; Riley was welcoming and flexible whenever we came into town and wanted to stop by to visit our puppy, and he even took the time to send us photos and videos along the way.

From our first visit to Red Fern Companions, it was evident that Riley cares very much about the well-being of his puppies.  We were very impressed with not only the facility, but the enjoyment and pride Riley obviously takes in all of his dogs.  He has been kind, patient and available to answer any questions or concerns we had along the way.

The extended training was well worth it.  Our four-month-old came home completely crate trained and was also sleeping through the night!  He is a happy, spunky puppy and we absolutely love him!  Roger has already added so much to our family, and we can’t wait to watch him learn and grow.  If you are considering an English Cream Golden Retriever, Red Fern Companions is the BEST!

-Nestman family Denver, CO