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

About Us                                                 

Kelli Corcoran   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- winning state 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 11 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 titling CH, GCH and Bronze 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 membership history includes but is not limited to:

  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • American Kennel Club (AKC)
  • United Kennel Club (UKC), Hunting Retriever Club (HRC)
  • Master National Retriever Club
  • The American Chesapeake Club (Parent 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
  • American Quarter Horse Association
  • 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 being washed out from other trainers to go 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 continued to train with his personal dog a Full Pohranicni Straze bred German Shepherd.  She was an incredible protector of the family and is now retired from training due to hip dysplasia. Ike is his rescue GSD and has continued in ISIS' footsteps. Incredible temperament and stability being a wonderful companion and protector.


  • Bill has qualified 28+ dogs for the AKC Master National
  • Bill 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.

has been working dogs in the field since the age of 4 under the guidance of Bill and Kelli. He is pictured to the left, with Bill, running Bullet on a blind at a AKC hunt test handling seminar as a young child. Not only does he love dogs he has the confidence and body language to naturally communicate with them. By the age of 15 he has put AKC Champion titles on many dogs as well as UKC Sporting group placements including a Group 1 over westminster winners with his personal dog Hegan. He is a talented young man and has been overwhelmingly successful with his obedience dogs! He has an amazing future ahead of him.


Let their passion and experience work for you!             

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 was a vet tech/boarding kennel manager near Austin, TX for 10 years 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 trainer/instructor here at GE 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, FC and WD accomplishments with her wirehairs, as well as group placements with Kelli's Labradors. She has 1st place wins in field trials with her dachshunds completling multiple field champion titles.  She has completed numerous AKC Rally titles, Utility dog and Junior hunter titles as well as AKC and UKC CH titles. Ashley is also an AKC liscensed Field Trial Judge.

Ashley is a breeder of wire haired Dachshunds and German Shorthaired Pointers for conformation, obedience and field work.