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Chris Akin with his yellow Lab sitting on a tailgate

Chris Akin
Webb Footed Kennel

Chris Akin has been training dogs for over four decades. He learned by shadowing his father who was a professional dog trainer, and by the time he was 19 Akin was widely considered to be one of the best gun dog trainers of his generation. Akin has trained more than 3,800 dogs leading his training program to evolve into one of the most accomplished hunt test programs in the country. Since opening his Webb Footed Kennels, Inc., his program has produced more than 350 Hunting Retriever Champions, 175 Master Hunters, and 35 Grand Hunting Retriever Champions. Akin's personal titles include two Super Retriever Series Championships and an ESPN Great Outdoor Games Gold Medal.