About Us

Scott Carruth is the owner of Pin Oak Kennels in Ravenna, TX. His passion for animals began at a young age while spending time hunting quail with this grandfather on plantations in Georgia. While working with his grandfather’s bird dogs, Scott developed a love of the relationship between the working dog and it’s handler. He began training retrievers in 1985, starting with gun dog training. He started his professional career at Willow Run Kennels in Desoto, TX, and progressed through the different competitive levels of American Kennel Club Hunt Tests and Retriever Field Trials. In 1995, Pin Oak Kennels emerged in Ravenna, TX, and has been developed into one of the premier retriever training facilities in the country.

Scott Carruth is the owner of Pin Oak Kennels in Ravenna, TX. His passion for animals began at a young age while spending time hunting quail with this grandfather on plantations in Georgia. While working with his grandfather’s bird dogs, Scott developed a love of the relationship between the working dog and it’s handler. He began training retrievers in 1985, starting with gun dog training. He started his professional career at Willow Run Kennels in Desoto, TX, and progressed through the different competitive levels of American Kennel Club Hunt Tests and Retriever Field Trials. In 1995, Pin Oak Kennels emerged in Ravenna, TX, and has been developed into one of the premier retriever training facilities in the country.

After many years of competing in retriever field events and providing field training services as a professional with much success, Scott’s focus shifted towards home and family life. He transitioned from a professional retriever trainer to using his many years of experience to apply an obedience training program for all breeds, as well as providing quality and unique boarding services.