Great Expectations
Labrador and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
German Shorthaired Pointers
AKC BREEDER OF MERIT
**AKC- Canine Good Citizens (CGC) testing facility**
Home of show champions and master hunters!

About Us                                                 


Kelli Corcoran is the owner of Great Expectations, better known as GE.  Her love of animals and competition started in her youth with competitive horse judging to the National ranks as  both a competitor and coach.  She also showed horses in 4-H and AQHA halter, showmanship, western pleasure and horsemanship as well as yearling and 2 year old futurities.  As a young adult she continued with horses and added AKC conformation to her list of successful hobbies. She started with Chesapeake Bay Retrievers in AKC conformation as well as hunt tests, some being champion pointed and completing junior and senior hunter titles. Competing in field events is where she met her husband of now 9 years Bill Corcoran. 

Kelli has been competiting with retrievers since 2002 and professionally training retrievers since 2004. She has completed junior, senior and master hunter titles as well as being successful in the AKC show ring and titling CH and GCH dogs. with multiple breed wins and group placements She has qualified dogs for the AKC master national and has earned qualified all-age status on her personal dog, Bullet. She has also completed obedience titles and coursing ability titles. Her passion is in giving puppies the start they need to be a successful retriever in the field at any level.   Her development program is customized for each individual puppy or young adult. Not all puppies are created equal so here you will not find that one size fits all! 

 Kelli is a member of:

  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • American Kennel Club (AKC)
  • United Kennel Club (UKC), Hunting Retriever Club (HRC)
  • Master National Retriever Club
  • The Kennel Club (KC- England)
  • The American Chesapeake Club (Parent club)
  • Alamo Chesapeake Club
  • The German Shorthaired Pointer club of America (Parent club)
  • Gulf Coast German Shorthaired Pointer Club
  • Brazosport Retriever Club
  • She is a Certified AKC, CGC evaluator
  • She was a AKC judges card holder for hunt tests in years past
  • Handled personal dog for Amazing Animal Productions/ tv topdogs staring in the movie
    The Campaign with Will Ferrell

Bill Corcoran, previously owned Heritage Kennels, has 20 years experience training dogs for bomb and narcotics detection, search and rescue and AKC hunt tests.  He also developed the K-9 training division of the police department in which he served for 13 years. His accomplishments are significant in every venue and they have earned him the respect of AKC judges and fellow trainers alike.  With his diverse background in animal behavior he specialized in the 'problem dog'.  Many going on to complete AKC Master Hunter titles! He truly loves dogs and understands how they communicate making the learning process clear and anything but cookie cutter. In 2006 Bill retired from professionally training competition retrievers full time.  He now continues to train with his personal dog A-isisVon Erzengel a Full Pohranicni Straze bred German Shepherd from Archangel German Shepherds.  She is spayed and is an incredible protector of the family.

 

  • Bill has qualified 28+ dogs for the AKC Master National
  • Bill has titled 30+ AKC Master Hunters just from 2003-2006
  • Bill was a AKC Master level hunt test judge during his training career
  • Bill has accomplished field titles with titled show champions
  • Bill has 13 years of past experience with tracking training and bite/narcotics detection with the police department.

 

Let their passion and experience work for you!                kelli@gepups.net        (888) 963-0782



Master National 2004

Kirk Wichman/Hidden Lake Retrievers pictured with
Gold Leaf's Caprock Rocket MH at the 2011 AKC Master National in Maryland

Kelli and Bullet MH, QAA



 

Ashley Dodd, owner of Epiphany Performance Canines, is Kelli's sister.  Understanding animal behavior runs in the family. Ashley is a vet tech near Austin, TX with a degree in Athletic training and sports medicine.  Her love of animals as well as sports led her down the same path of animal care and competition. She too has been a successful horsewoman having accomplished placements at the National and World level.

Ashley is a professional obedience instructor and is successful in the conformation and obedience ring as well as AKC hunt tests and field trials with with a variety of breeds. She has BOB and WD accomplishments with her wirehairs, as well as group wins with Kelli's Labradors. She has 1st place wins in field trials with her dachshunds.  She has completed numerous AKC Rally titles, Utility dog and Junior hunter titles as well as UKC CH titles. She has both dachshunds and GSP's that are AKC CH pointed.

Ashley is a breeder of wire haired Dachshunds and German Shorthaired Pointers for conformation, obedience and field work. If you need quality training in the Austin area or an incredible dog look no further.