Minnesota Breeders of Quality AKC Labrador Retrievers
~ Upcoming Litters~
2015 Late Summer Litter: FC Blackwater's Last Resort X Birddog's Amazing Grace! -This will be a black and yellow litter!
Planned Repeat either Winter 2015 or Spring 2016: HRCH Adonai's Power Thru Ezra MH, CGC X Birddog's Hunting Heidi This pairing produces absolutely gorgeous fox red and yellow puppies. Planned Repeat for Spring 2016: NAFC FC Texas Troubador X Birddog's Magic Brook McBunn This will be an all black litter. (All puppies will be yellow-factored or tri-factored)
We are a small scale breeder of AKC Labrador Retrievers located in Bemidji, Minnesota. We focus on producing top quality all around Lab puppies from champion Field Bred and Hunt Test bloodlines that are healthy and free of hereditary disorders. Our dogs are selected for their natural hunting instincts, desire to please, intelligence, versatility, gentle temperaments, ability to compete in hunt tests and field trials, train-ability, pedigree, health clearancees, and attractive physical features.
We take pride in our dogs and with our careful research and selection processes, our puppies should satisfy the most challenging buyer. Our labs are bred to be working dogs and have the potential to excel in any direction. They are also bred to have wonderful dispositions and make great family companions. All of our dogs live in our home and are part of our family. We actively use them for upland and waterfowl hunting, and have started running them in AKC Hunt Tests. We are firm believers in doing everything we can to produce healthy puppies. Each of our dogs are tested for official OFA hips, OFA elbows, OFA eyes (formerly CERF), EIC, CNM, PRA, and RD/OSD prior to any breeding. If they have not been tested directly we can provide verifiable proof that they are clear by parentage of EIC & CNM. We guarantee that we will never produce affected puppies of EIC, CNM, PRA or RD/OSD.
We are not a puppy mill. We focus on quality and not quantity and believe in having a personal touch. All of our puppies are born and raised in our home and are thoroughly socialized. We will only breed a litter when we can guarantee that each puppy will receive daily individual love and attention. We are continually fine-tuning and incorporating more into our extensive puppy program. We strive to give every puppy the best start possible so by the time they go to their new homes, each puppy should be well prepared for whatever direction their new family takes them.
Our very first litter was in 2009 and we took a short hiatus from
breeding until 2013. Since resuming, we have had tremendous success with
our very limited number of litters. To date, our puppies collectively
have earned multiple hunt test titles, a QAA status, Qualifiying JAMs,
Derby JAMS, Derby Reserve JAMs and one was the youngest dog in Minnesota
to ever become Certified in Advanced Area Search. The majority of our
puppies have gone to homes where they live as part of the family and have proven themselves as exceptional hunting-working-competition dogs.
The Labrador Retriever coat colors
are black, yellow and chocolate. Any other color or a combination of
colors is a disqualification. Black - Blacks are all black. Yellow
- Yellows may range in color from fox-red to light cream, with
variations in shading on the ears, back, and underparts of the dog. Chocolate - Chocolates can vary in shade from light to dark chocolate.