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               Minnesota 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).

Born: October 5, 2015                                                                Ready: November 30th
FC AFC Gunstock's Topshelf Snap Decision X Birddog's Magic Brook McBunn JH
~This is an absolutely beautiful all yellow-fox red litter!
~These puppies will make exceptional HT/FT prospects or wonderful companions for serious hunters, all the while having the highly sought after off-switch!
~ If you are wanting a LOADED pedigree, you found it!

~Males & Females Available!  

Due: October 15, 2015                                                                    Ready: Mid-December
HRCH Adonai's Power Thru Ezra MH, CGC X Birddog's Hunting Heidi
~This is a three-peat breeding and produces absolutely gorgeous, intelligent and talented yellow puppies (including the dark fox red shade). The previous litter sold out in 3 days. We highly recommend contacting us early if interested in a puppy from this pairing. 

Upcoming Chocolate or Chocolate & Black litter!
 ~ We are in the process of researching potential sires for our chocolate girl Birddog's Goodtime Magnet MH!  Not just any boy will do for our special Maggie. We put a tremendous amount of time & research into our stud selection process for all of our girls.  Please check back as we narrow it down.   

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 birdwings, 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 animals. 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 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.

Contact Information:
Gina Glidden

gmglidde@yahoo.com or info@birddoglabs.com

218-368-1175 (cell)
218-444-5864 (home)

License #: MN577935