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 have 2 absolutely phenomenal litters due in May!
DUE: May 15, 2016 - Ultrasound Confirmed!!! FC AFC Gunstock's Topshelf Snap Decision X Birddog's Hunting Heidi ~Will ready the middle of July when the puppies reach 8 weeks of age. ~Will be an exceptional all yellow litter that ranges in shade from dark yellow with red highlights to the dark fox red. ~This litter should have what it takes to be HT/FT competitors or serious gun dogs, while also making wonderful family dogs! ~Lean Mac and Cosmo free litter ~Accepting 2 more male deposits until the litter is born. Female spots are currently full, will update once the litter is born. DUE: May 29, 2016 - Ultrasound Confirmed!!! 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! ~Please contact us if interested in a puppy from this incredible litter! Accepting 2 male deposits at this time.
Later in 2016:
~Birddog's Lucky Lucy - ~ Currently researching complimentary studs ~Leaning toward FC AFC Gunstock's Topshelf Snap Decision. ~ All yellow litter including the fox red shade. ~ Planning for either Late Summer or Early Fall ~Birddog's Sweet Remembrance - ~Planning for Late Fall or Early Winter - black and chocolate litter. ~All is dependent on how her health clearances come back in July.
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.