Standing at stud @ Lish Kennels: Lish's Red River Monster SH TKI VHMA VSWE DJ "Scotch"

Scotch is available for stud service to approved females. He is fully health tested with passing OFA clearances for hips, elbows, heart (including echo), and eyes, has completed the requirements to be CHIC qualified, and is clear on all genetic conditions listed below. Females will need to have passing health clearances for hips, elbows, heart, & eyes in accordance with GRCA recommendations.  


Please inquire for availability.


Scotch is a very smart boy and learns quickly. He loves to work! But is calm, quiet, and gentle in the home and has a sweet & quirky personality. At a year and a half old, he gained his Senior Hunt title. Scotch also holds titles for Scent Work, Home Manners, Trick dog, and most recently Dock Diving. Scotch comes from a long line of proven working field bred golden retrievers. Influencers in Scotch’s pedigree includes both Field Champions & AFC both top and bottom. He also has influence from performance & hunt test lines.  Infact, 61 out of the 62 dogs listed in Scotch’s 5 generation pedigree are titled either through AKC or have received designation from the Golden Retriever Club of America for their achievements in AKC Field Trials.


To give you an idea of the genetics Scotch will be forwarding on:


Both Scotch’s sire, MACH5 Northern Star Holy Mackeral JH MXS2 MJS2 PAD PJD MFG T2B4 TQX ADHF, and his dam are Master Agility Champions, and both have been inducted into the Agility Dog Hall of Fame. 

Scotch’s grandfather is Hunt Retriever Champion: HRCH and UH Epoch Deveron River MH20 WCX *** OS CCA Can JH WCX


Great Grandfather is recognized for achievements in both hunt tests and field trials: RockErin Red River Ruckus MH QA2 OS 


 And both generations behind this are dogs who earned their way into the coveted Field Dog Hall of Fame. 


Scotch’s dam is very accomplished in Agility & Rally. And getting very close to earning her Master Agility Champion title. Other notable influence on his mother’s side includes several Field Dog Hall of Famers:


FC AFC Emberain Beau Geste OS FDHF

FC AFC Windbreakers Mighty Mo OS FDHF

AFC Glenhaven Devil’s Advocate UDT MH WCX OS FDHF

FC FTCH AFTCH Cedarpond Brasdor Skywalker OS Can. FDHF

  As you can see, there is no shortage of proven talent all throughout his pedigree. From day 1, Scotch has been easy to train, smart, confident, birdy, and eager to please; with a true golden temperament suited for family life.  

Height: 23″ at withers Weight: 67lbs

Scotch’s Health Testing Results:

Hips – PENN Hip LDI=.33; RDI=.33

Hips: OFA Good 

Elbows: OFA Normal


Eyes: OFA Normal

Thyroid: OFA Normal




Ichthyosis – CLEAR


Muscular Dystrophy – CLEAR

Degenerative Myelopathy – CLEAR




View Scotch’s OFA health clearances here:  LISH’S RED RIVER MONSTER (


You can view Scotch’s pedigree here:


Pedigree: Lish’s Red River Monster (

5 Generation Pedigree:  Five generation pedigree: Lish’s Red River Monster (

IG & Facebook Video & Reels just for fun: 

Facebook: Scotch & Tessa pheasant hunt

Facebook: Scotch river ducks

Facebook: Scotch Toy Shopping

Kym Lish (@lishkennelsgoldenretrievers) • Instagram photos and videos

Kym Lish on Instagram: “#dogdays #goldenretrieverlovers #huntinggoldenretrievers #Lishkennels #idaho”

The photo gallery below contains photos of Scotch at maturity and back to 8 weeks of age: