Southern Retrievers was established in January of 2000, by Brian Parker. The idea evolved out of a lifelong passion of wing shooting and the desire to have a quality dog to enjoy at home as well as afield. Brian witnessed his first retriever competition put on by the Jacksonville Retriever Club and from that point he was hooked. Brian not only enjoys training dogs but spends time judging them as well. Over the years Brian has judged UKC Hunting Retriever events, AKC retriever performance events and SRS events.