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 2017 puppies!
Due June 20th - Pregnancy Confirmed! Birddog's Riptide Vertigo X WBF's Man On The Stand QA2 ~This will be an exceptional black and chocolate litter! ~Will be ready in August when they turn 8 weeks of age. ~This
litter will produce the total package!
These puppies will make wonderful hunt test/field trial prospects,
hunting partners and wonderful family companions. ~The litter pedigree is absolutely amazing! ~Dizzy is a daughter of the only
chocolate National Field Champion in history NFC AFC Storm's Riptide
Star. Maestro is the history high point derby chocolate male and in very
limited trialing has an Amateur Jam and Reserve Jam. He is a proven
producer of talented pups with offspring on the National Derby List! ~Accepting a limited number of deposits to hold picks. ~As of May 21st we have open spots for males (chocolate & black) and black females. We have a waitlist going for chocolate females. Planned Litters for 2017: Subject to change depending on stud availability and competition schedules.
SUMMER/FALL: Birddog's Magic Brook McBunn JH X Announcement coming in the future. ~ Brook is a proven producer of puppies that have strong natural instincts, very intelligent and easy to train! Her puppies also inherit her happy affectionate disposition and tendency for a strong natural on/off switch! ~We are currently considering 2 possible studs for Brook's 2017 litter. 1. Birddog's Power Of The Phoenix (now running senior, masters this summer) -This would be an all yellow litter ranging in shade. 2. OTCH Candlewood's Wyatt Earp UDX8 OGM MH QA2 - This would be a yellow and black litter. Wyatt is an extremely impressive stud that we feel embodies everything an Labrador Retriever should be. His versatility and ability to succeed in any avenue is undeniable. He has a perfect on/off switch and has very impressive pedigree. We are looking into options of how to make this breeding a reality in the future!
Fall/Winter: Birddog's Sweet Remembrance X Birddog's Way-Da-Go Yogi SH (Master passes) ~This will be a fantastic repeat breeding for black and chocolate puppies!. We have had absolutely wonderful feedback on the pups from the first litter and plan to do it again! ~These puppies will have wonderful family friendly temperaments, yet the right combination of intelligence, natural ability and trainability to do very well in hunting or hunt test homes! ~We are planning to wait until the breeding has taken place before accepting deposits. If interested in a puppy from this litter, please contact us to be placed on a wait list.
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 (Master Passes) - 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!
Birddog's Power Of The Phoenix (Senior Passes) - 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 MH CGC. Phoenix will be finishing his Senior title, then moving into running Masters Summer 2017.
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.