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!
We have an absolutely phenomenal litter on the ground now! Born May 27th, Ready July 22nd: Sold out pending the arrival of the final deposit!
FC AFC Hilltop's Hayseed X Birddog's Magic Brook McBunn JH ~We are extremely excited about this VERY special upcoming litter! This will be a line breeding of the highest quality to Bubba! ~This will be an all yellow performance bred litter. ~Bubba is one of the All Time Great yellow FT dogs! His performance record as well as what he has produced is undeniably special. Bubba is the sire of 12 FT titled offspring including: '04 NFC FC AFC Deweys Drake of Moon River, National Finalist FC CFC CAFC TaylorsLabs Magic Trick MH CD, National Finalist FC AFC Candlewood's Ruffian, National Finalist and All Time High-Point yellow female FC AFC Hilltop's High Society! ~Bubba is a littermate to '02 NFC Cashman's Fat Lady Zingin' who was also inducted into the Field Trial Retriever Hall of Fame in 2014. ~Bubba was known for his marking ability as well as passing it onto his offspring. He passed away in 2006, so this will be a once in a lifetime litter!
Due: August 4th Ready: Early October Birddog's Lucky Lucy X FC AFC Gunstock's Topshelf Snap Decision ~ All yellow litter including the fox red shade. ~ This cross will produce excellent all around working dogs with the potential for hunt tests/field trials and serious gun dogs. They should also have fantastic dispositions and be able to double as your house companion when not working! ~ Accepting deposits now to hold picks!
Later in 2016: ~ Birddog's Sweet Remembrance - ~Planning for a December-January Due Date and Ready Spring 2017 ~Will be either a black/chocolate litter OR a black/yellow litter pending the stud selected. ~All is dependent on how her health clearances come back in July.
STUDS: Birddog's Wetland Raider JH SH (starting to run Masters soon) is now available for stud services! ~ Exceptional pedigree: Son of NAFC FC AFC Cody Cut a Lean Grace and Molly B Ringo MH (daughter of FC AFC Dare to Dream) ~ Fully health tested: You will not find a more health tested stud anywhere! ~ Great disposition, loaded with natural talent, and extremely intelligent! ~ Raider is the dark Fox Red shade of yellow, and has a thick double coat. ~ Please see our "Boys" page for pictures and more information.
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. 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 now referred to as CAER), 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 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. 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 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.