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 some excellent spring 2017 puppies!
Prior to breeding for our litters due in January, we have arranged live-in help to ensure each puppy receives the individual daily care, love and attention we guarantee!
All Chocolate litter born January 20th. Males Available! Birddog's Goodtime Magnet MH X WBF's Man On The Stand QA2 ~Born January 20th and will be ready March 17th!. ~This
will be an incredible all chocolate litter bred to perform! These puppies will make excellent hunt
test/field trial prospects or gundogs for the serious hunter all the
while being able to live with you! ~Competitive-serious working homes preferred. ~Maestro is extremely talented and is the history all time high point derby chocolate male! He also has an Amateur Jam and Reserve Jam in very limited field trialing.
All Yellow litter including the dark Fox Red shade! Pregnancy Confirmed! Birddog's Lucky Lucy X Birddog's Wetland Raider JH SH (Master Passes) ~Pregnancy confirmed! Due March 10th and will be ready in May ~These puppies will have the potential to do it all! Excellent prospects for hunt tests, field trials, gundogs for hunters and wonderful family companions! ~Accepting deposits to hold picks!
Outstanding all Chocolate litter due April 7th! Birddog's Go Getter Gabby X My New Coach Purse MH ~ Breeding confirmed! Due April 7th and will be ready early June. ~This incredible litter of chocolates will have the potential to do it all! They will have a power packed pedigree and come from two fantastic working dogs that also live as family companions. ~Excellent prospects for field trials, hunt tests, serious hunters and family companions. ~Line breeding of the legendary FC AFC CFC CAFC Barracuda Blue MH! ~Coach passed the 2016 Master National and is already qualified for the 2017 Master National! ~ Accepting a limited number of deposits now! Planned Litters for 2017: Subject to change depending on stud availability and competition schedules.
SUMMER 2017 - Birddog's Riptide Vertigo X Announcement coming in the future. SUMMER/FALL: Birddog's Magic Brook McBunn JH X Announcement coming in the future. ~Tentative schedule should have puppies on the ground in July and ready September. ~ We are seriously considering a very special repeat breeding! ~ Brook is proving to produce puppies that have strong natural instincts, very intelligent and trainable! She is also passing on her wonderful, affectionate disposition! STUDS: Now offering stud services to approved females! You will not find more health tested studs anywhere!
Birddog's Wetland Raider JH SH (Master Passes) - 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)
Birddog's Way-Da-Go Yogi SH - CHOCOLATE ~Exceptional pedigree: Son of FC Nandool Elwood Blues and Rebel Ridge Jamaican Me Crazy JH with Master passes. All 4 grandparents are FC AFC titled!
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, EIC, CNM,
PRA-pcrd and RD/OSD. We have also started the process of testing for
OFA Thyroid and have also tested all of our upcoming young dogs for 15
different genetic diseases found in Labrador Retrievers. 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 are genetically unaffected by the 15 different genetic diseases we test for. This does include the most common diseases of concern
EIC, CNM, PRA-pcrd and RD/OSD.
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. 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.