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164 County Road 383
Killen, AL 35645

Welcome to Crimson Kennels!

We are Jimmy and Tracy Hughes and we are located in North Alabama, in a small community called Greenhill. We are a small family owned Labrador Retriever kennel that was created out of our love of labs and duck hunting. Built in 2000, our kennel offers Labrador Retriever puppies, born here and lovingly cared for until they become part of your family! We participate regularly in AKC Hunt Tests. We've also participated in AKC Field Trials and the Super Retriever Series. We are members of the Middle Tennessee Amateur Retriever Club where Tracy serves on the board, and Jimmy serves as the Treasurer of the Master National Retriever Club. We are avid duck hunters and enjoy nothing more than spending the morning in a pit or a blind with one of our labs and watching them love it as much as we do! Our labs are part of our family and our daily lives. Whether we are in a holding blind at a Hunt Test, in a duck blind in an Arkansas field, or on the couch in our living room, you'll always find one of our labs close to our side. We both enjoy all these activities, and it allows us to spend time together as a couple making lots of great memories. It has also given us the opportunity to develop many friendships all over the United States. We hope you enjoy our website and come back to visit often! Click on any of the pictures on the site to enlarge them.

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Master National 2019

Master National 2019 was held in Cheraw, South Carolina. We had 5 dogs qualified for this year's event.

  • Crimson's Coriander Dream, "Andi"
  • Crimson's Black Powder Girl, "Glory"
  • Crimson's Sweet As Dixie Crystal, "Sugar"
  • Crimson's Mouse in the House, "Minnie"
  • Crimson's Gonna Ask Forgiveness, "Missy"

Andi finished her MNH title in Oregon in 2018, so even though she qualified for Master National, at 10 years old, we decided it was time for her to retire before the 2019 event.
Minnie made it to the third series, but was not carried to the 4th.

A big congratulations to our girls that Passed the 2019 event!


This was Sugar's 3rd Master National pass, giving her the MNH title.

Glory passed Master National for the 5th time!  She is now one of only 63 dogs with the title MNH5.

This is was Missy's first time to Qualify for Master National, and she got her first pass.

Duck Hunting Season 2017

Hunting Season 2017 is underway! It's our favorite time of year!

Sunrise is a
Beautiful Time

Penny scanning the sky

Juvenile weekend

At the close of each season, it's always fun to look back and talk about how things went that year.  And it always seems that as much fun as it is killing birds, we always talk as much about the laughter and fun times with our friends as we do about the hunting.  We talk about the shenanigans of our dogs, and wonder if it was the last trip for some of them.  We usually have a few new faces in the camp, and it is fun to develop those friendships.  But it's always extra special to spend time with our old friends, and continue to build our friendships and memories with them.  Maybe when we go hunting, it's not just the birds we are looking for.  Because it seems that we always find so very much more than that.  

 Pyro is a veteran

Our son-in-law
with Jewelry

Sugar bringing them in

Minnie on her first
hunting trip

The boys making
memories

About Crimson Kennels

Crimson Kennels is a breeder of Labrador Retrievers, located in North Alabama. For more than 10 years, Crimson Kennels has specialized in breeding competition caliber Labrador Retriever puppies. Crimson Kennels raises all AKC recognized colors of Labrador Retriever puppies including Black Lab puppies, Chocolate Lab puppies, and Yellow Lab puppies. For more information about labrador retriever puppies in North Alabama, call or email us at Crimson Kennels today.