Mountain Sky Retrievers (MSR) is a retriever breeding and training business located at Mountain Sky Ranch in the shadow of Rocky Mountain National Park, in Northern Colorado. Wayne and Deb Dorband are the owners and day to day managers of MSR.
Wayne has owned and competed in conformation, obedience, agility, hunt tests, and field trials with retrievers and pointing dogs for over 35 years. He is a licensed AKC judge for both pointing dogs and retrievers and actively campaigns dogs in field and performance venues. Deb and Wayne together have bred and trained retrievers and pointing dogs for almost 28 years and have also operated a boarding kennel and a family-owned pet store.
Wayne and Deb are business entrepreneurs and are involved in a number of other ventures that relate to their passion for retrievers and performance dogs. Mountain Sky Ranch is a sustainable agriculture ranch and agritourism site of which Mountain Sky Retrievers is a part.
We selectively breed our dogs when we see genetic combinations that are exciting to us. Both Wayne and Deb have extensive biology and genetic research backgrounds and we believe we can make smart decisions about the best quality breedings.
Our Ranch is located in an isolated valley (but still less than an hour from downtown Denver) where we have incredible grounds for training. We have over 15 ponds and a year-round stream that meanders through the valley bottom. The terrain is varied with an abundance of cover options for training. We host training groups 50-75 times per year, with only one group allowed on the property at a time.
We would love to talk with you about how we might be able to work together and share our passions for dogs and people. Give us a call or check back with the site often to see what we are doing.