Breeders of Quality AKC Labrador Retrievers
We offer some of the finest Labrador Retriever puppies available Our puppies come in all the colors and shades accepted by the Labrador Retriever Club. This includes: Black, Chocolate (from light to dark) and Yellows (from light cream to fox red).
We are an AKC Breeder of Merit as well as an AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T. Breeder!
~Birddog's Way-Da-Go Yogi MH X Birddog's Riptide Vertigo SOLD OUT - Born June 8th and will be ready August 3rd.
~Birddog's Power Of The Phoenix MH X Birddog's Magic Brook McBunn JH ~Born June 18th and will be ready August 13th. ~This is another outstanding repeat breeding that produces gorgeous yellow puppies that will range in shade from light cream to fox red. These puppies are selectively bred to be the total package. They will do great in all types of working homes (hunting/hunt test, SAR, service work, therapy, etc) and also make wonderful family companions for active homes.
UPCOMING & PLANNED LITTERS FOR 2020
~Birddog's Way-Da-Go Yogi MH X Birddog's Go-Getter Gabby~ Ultrasound confirmed! Due in August 1st, will be ready around September 26th (whenever they turn 8 weeks). ~ This is a proven cross that produces outstanding, total package chocolate puppies. These puppies will be best for working types of homes (hunting, hunt test/trials, SAR, etc) where the pup also gets to live as part of the family. They will also do well in active family homes. ~Accepting deposits to hold picks.
~Birddog's Wetland Raider MH X Birddog's Hayseed Molly McBunn ~ We are planning to repeat this cross when Molly comes in season around July. The tentative schedule is that she will be due in September and puppies will be ready in November. ~This will be a repeat breeding for yellow puppies (ranging in shade from light cream to fox red). This is a proven cross that produces very intelligent puppies that can excel in various venues. These puppies will be great for working homes, while also making wonderful house companions. ~Now accepting limited deposits to hold early spots.
STUDS: Now offering stud services to approved females! Our studs are all proven in the field and live as part of the family. They all have strong proven pedigrees and are some of the most extensively health tested studs available anywhere.
Birddog's Wetland Raider JH SH MH - FOX RED ~ Exceptional pedigree: Son of NAFC FC AFC Cody Cut a Lean Grade and Molly B Ringo MH (daughter of FC AFC Dare to Dream) ~Master titled at 37 months.
Birddog's Way-Da-Go Yogi SH MH - CHOCOLATE ~Exceptional pedigree: Son of FC Nandool Elwood Blues and Rebel Ridge Jamaican Me Crazy MH. All 4 grandparents are FC AFC titled! This is one of the best chocolate pedigrees we have ever seen! Master titled as a 2 year old!
Birddog's Power Of The Phoenix SH MH- FOX RED ~Phoenix is the total package! Exceptionally good looking male with a personality to die for! Phoenix is a 3rd generation of our foundation line and out of the repeat breeding between Birddog's Hunting Heidi and HRCH UH Adonai's Power Thru Ezra MH15 CGC. Phoenix earned his Master Hunter title as a 2 year old!
Birddog's TNT Wily Blue Trickster JH - CHOCOLATE ~Exceptional pedigree: Son of FC AFC CFC CAFC Barracuda Blue MH and MHR TNT Light Up The Sky MH
Birddog's Crow Rivers Hunter - YELLOW- carries hidden chocolate ~Excellent pedigree! FC Crow Rivers Lucky To The Max X Birddog's Amazing Grace
We are a quality breeder of AKC Labrador Retrievers located in Bemidji, Minnesota. We focus on producing the best 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 clearances, 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.
At Bird Dog Labs our love for the Labrador Retriever
breed is undeniable. We do everything we can to try and ensure we
produce healthy puppies. We go above and beyond when it comes to health
testing and it shows. Prior to any breeding all of our dogs are tested
for official OFA hips, OFA elbows, OFA eyes, OFA cardiac and 15 different genetic diseases. We have also started the process of testing for
OFA Thyroid. We are also
100% dilute free! The results of all of this health testing is readily
available online on the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals website as
well as on the Paw Print Genetics Pedigree Database. We offer a 30 month
guarantee on Hips & Eyes as well as an unconditional Lifetime Guarantee that all Bird Dog Labs puppies and puppies from our studs are genetically unaffected by the 15 different genetic diseases we test for. The genetic diseases included in our Lifetime Guarantee include: exercised induced collapse (EIC), centronuclear myopathy (CNM), progressive retinal atrophy-progressive rod-cone degeneration (PRA-pcrd), retinal dysplasia/oculoskeletal dysplasia 1 (RD/OSD), degenerative myelopathy (DM), hereditary nasal parakeratosis (HNPK), skeletal dysplasia 2 (SD2-dwarfism), cystinuria, elliptocytosis, hyperuricosuria (HUU), myotubular myopathy 1 (MTM1), narcolepsy, progressive retinal atrophy cone-rod dystrophy 4 (PRA-crd4), progressive retinal atrophy g. retriever 2 (GR-PRA2) and pyruvate kinase deficiency (PKD).
We only offer a limited number of litters of puppies per year. 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. Our puppies are actually born in our bedroom and stay there until they are between 3 and 4 weeks of age. This way we can ensure that they are safe, clean and comfortable at all times. Not to mention the countless hours of attention they get during the day and late into each night. Once they are 3 to 4 weeks old, we will move them into one of our two puppy nursery rooms where we can expand their box and begin the introduction to potty training. We LOVE our puppies and it shows in their care. We will only breed litters when we can guarantee that each puppy will receive daily individual love and attention. When we have multiple litters on the ground we hire in special daily helpers to ensure that our strict standards of care are always met. Our puppy program is extensive and comprehensive, yet we are continually fine-tuning and looking at ways to incorporate more. At a bare minimum this program includes: early neurological stimulation (called ENS or Biosensor), early scent introduction (ESI), introduction to crates, car rides, birds or bird wings, gunfire from a distance, water (weather permitting), outdoor adventures in different types of environments, daily loud noises, introduction to potty training and lots of socialization with adults, kids and other dogs. We strive to give every puppy the best start possible. By the time they are ready to go to their new homes at 8 weeks of age, each puppy should be well prepared for whatever direction their new family takes them.
Our very first litter was in 2009 and then 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 QA2 title, Qualifiying JAMs,
Derby JAMS, Derby Reserve JAMs and one was the youngest dog in Minnesota
to ever become Certified in Advanced Area Search who is now Minnesota's first FEMA canine. 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.