Layton Retrievers Estacada, Oregon

What our clients are saying

About Our Training


Just wanted to say thank you for all the work you did with Belle. The whole family is really enjoying her, and now that grouse season is open she has gotten to go hunting! Yesterday we came across her first grouse and she retrieved it perfectly!!! 

— James Gray


I have been a waterfowl hunter most of my life, but I had never owned a dog before. Last year I received a beautiful chocolate lab for my birthday. I did not know how to go about training her so I wanted to use someone who knew what they were doing. That is when I found Layton retrievers. Greg Layton truly puts all of his expertise and passion into the dogs that he trains.

I was blown away by Lady Remington’s obedience and the knowledge that had been installed in her. It has been a lot of fun taking her hunting this year, and she is doing great. One of my biggest fears was having a dog that you had to spend your hunting time yelling at them to obey. That is not the case with Lady Remington. I strongly recommend Layton retrievers and will use them again in the future. 

– Matt Williams

 We brought our 8-month-old lab, Abe, to Layton Retrievers this past summer for both obedience and gun dog training. We were very impressed with the wonderful work you did in preparing him for both hunting and a more obedient home life. Abe has been on multiple hunts this fall for his first season of pheasant hunting. We were impressed by his newly acquired skills and drive for the hunt! We would not hesitate recommending Layton Retriever to anyone looking for obedience or gun dog training! We look forward to working with you in the future.


– Jimmy and Julie Warnock

These are our boys with their “adopted brother” Chase. As a puppy, Chase, had a few disobedience issues, to say the least. I decided to give Greg Layton of Layton Retrievers a call for help. It was going to be the dog or the kids…we decided to keep the kids. 

Seriously though, Greg worked with our black lab and transformed him, he is a new dog. He still has puppy in him but with the training he received (and we received) his life and ours has been tremendously better. Of course we maintain our training with him so he doesn’t regress but what a difference in a relatively short period of time. Thanks so much.

– Greg Austin

To say Greg is amazing is an understatement. We took our pup in there and on day one I told him I will be surprised if you can get this guy to even learn sit. If you’ve ever seen “Marley & Me” then you know what I’m talking about. On our first visit back, Greg had him coming, sitting & staying! He’s now a completely different dog. He minds! He comes, lays, stays, walks without a leash … I NEVER would of thought this pup had it in him. Greg keeps you up to date on the progress of your pup. Your pup won’t want to leave (ours didn’t, we had to force him in the car to go home with us).     –Tracy Hunt 



 What Our Clients are saying

About Our Kennel


I can’t say enough about this place. It has a safe, clean, excellent setting for your best friend. Your pet will have the best time with lots of room to run, swim and not be left in a kennel all day with no fun time!!  Eric Baird

I am so thankful for Layton Retrievers! The dogs are so well taken care of and the nature walks are great! I will only use Layton Retrievers for my dogs!   – Danielle Durham

“It was a joy to have my female shorthair at your kennel while I was fishing in Canada. I have had bird dogs for 20 years and so I have used several kennels in the Portland area. Normally, I am used to paying almost $30 for boarding and exercise and the kennels are larger, noisier and not as clean. Your fee was actually under market and you and your staff walked my dog 2 x a day. My shorthair came home calm, happy and healthy. I used to feel bad for my dogs during vacation because of the need to board them. I look forward to my next visit to your kennel. Thank you, see you soon.” – Jim Lundy



  What our clients are saying

About Our Puppies

Flint is a great dog. Brett and I are enjoying him so much. He’d 80+ pounds and a handsome boy. He is easy to train and eager to please. I just wanted you to know that we are very happy with him. He really has turned out to be Brett’s dog (he likes him best) and I’m trying to be ok with that. 

–Sandy Payne



When we began the search for our next labrador retriever, we discovered Layton Retrievers. After meeting “Jet” and her breeders Greg & Peri Layton, we were convinced this was the right decision. Greg is an experienced, confident, and compassionate breeder/trainer that makes you feel comfortable the minute you meet him. His kennels are very clean and well managed.

The puppies were whelped March 2016, and we selected our female “Sprig”. She is now 6 months old. She looks like her mother, and is going to be a great retriever and companion. We couldn’t be happier! Our whole experience with Layton Retrievers has been wonderful. 

– Donald Guthrie