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!
1) FC AFC Gunstock's Win Chester X Birddog's Riparian Remington MH ~This is going to be one of the nicest yellow-fox red litters available anywhere! Loaded pedigree, tons of natural talent, intelligence, friendly dispositions that also make great companions, excellent health and from two of the best looking fox reds around!~These pups will do best in competition to serious working homes, where they also get to live as part of the family. ~This litter will not last long! ~Born September 26th, Ready November 21st~Currently 2 male spots available! 2) Birddog's Wetland Raider MH X Birddog's Lucky Lucy ~ This is a repeat breeding and proven cross of TOTAL package yellow puppies ranging in shade from light yellow to dark fox red. These puppies do excellent in hunting/competition homes, service dog homes, and active family homes. ~ Born October 5th, Ready November 30th. - 1 male available! Upcoming Litters! ~ Birddog's Way-Da-Go Yogi MH X Birddog's Go-Getter Gabby~ Pregnancy is confirmed - Due around December 8th and will be ready mid February.~ Will be an all chocolate litter with the ability to go any direction, yet make wonderful companions too. ~ Will create a wait list until the pregnancy is confirmed.
Planned Litters (Winter 2018 to Summer 2019) ~ Birddog's Way-Da-Go Yogi MH X Birddog's Riptide Vertigo~Will be an excellent repeat black and chocolate litter!~These puppies will have versatility and do excellent in working homes and also companion homes. This cross produces very smart puppies that seem to have a strong natural on/off switch. ~Tentative Schedule: Breeding in October, born in December and ready to go February 2019~Now accepting a limited number of deposits to hold spots.
~ Birddog's Power Of The Phoenix X Birddog's Hayseed Molly McBunn~All yellow litter ranging in shade from light yellow to fox red. ~This litter is going to produce puppies that should excel in the field, yet turn it off in the home. Molly and Phoenix are our happy go lucky dogs that love to be with, excellent in the house and all business in the field. Been looking forward to this combo for a very long time! ~Tentative schedule: Bred October, born December and ready to go Jan/Feb 2019~Now accepting a limited number of deposits.
~FC WBF's Man On the Stand QA2 X Birddog's Goodtime Magnet MH25 ~ This will be a phenomenal repeat breeding and will produce some of the nicest chocolate labs available anywhere in the country.~ These pups can do it all in the field and also make wonderful companions when not working. ~ Accepting a limited number of deposits until breeding is confirmed. ~ Schedule is dependent on competition schedule. Currently planning for 2019~ 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. 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.