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!
Born: July 30, 2016 Birddog's Lucky Lucy X FC AFC Gunstock's Topshelf Snap Decision ~ Absolutely gorgeous dark yellow to deep fox red litter born!
~ This cross will produce excellent all around working dogs with the
potential for hunt tests/field trials and serious gun dogs. They should
also have fantastic dispositions and be able to double as your house
companion when not working! ~We have one fox red female that will be made available at the end of October.
Later in 2016: ~ Birddog's Sweet Remembrance X Birddog's Way-Da-Go Yogi SH ~Planning for a December-January Due Date and Ready Spring 2017 ~This will be a black and chocolate litter. ~These puppies will make excellent hunting dogs, hunt test prospects and fantastic family companions.
Planned Litters for 2017: Subject to change depending on stud availability and competition schedules.
1. Birddog's Goodtime Magnet MH X Announcement coming soon! This will be an all chocolate litter. 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! Working homes preferred.
2. Birddog's Riptide Vertigo X My New Coach Purse MH (Master National pass) ~This will be a black and chocolate litter. Planned for Summer 2017. ~This cross will bring together some of the absolute best chocolate bloodlines in history! Dizzy is a daughter of NFC FC AFC Storm's Riptide Star and Coach is a son of FC AFC CFC CAFC Barracuda Blue MH. These puppies will have the potential to go any direction, yet make fantastic family companions.
3. Birddog's Lucky Lucy X FC AFC Gunstock's Topshelf Snap Decision (repeat breeding) ~This will be an all yellow litter that will range in shade from light yellow to dark fox red in shade. ~These puppies will have the potential to go any direction.
4. Birddog's Riparian Remington X Birddog's Wetland Raider SH (Master pass) ~This will be an all yellow litter that is dark fox red in shade. ~These puppies will make excellent HT/FT prospects, gundogs for the serious hunter and yet have wonderful dispositions to live with you. ~The timing of this litter is dependent on Remi's competition schedule. It is planned that she will start running master hunt tests in the spring. 5. Birddog's Magic Brook McBunn JH X Announcement coming in the future. STUDS: Now offered at stud to approved females! You will not find more health tested studs anywhere!
Birddog's Wetland Raider JH SH (Master Pass) ~ Exceptional pedigree: Son of NAFC FC AFC Cody Cut a Lean Grace and Molly B Ringo MH (daughter of FC AFC Dare to Dream) ~ Fully health tested: You will not find a more health tested stud anywhere! Hips Good, Elbows Normal, Eyes Normal, Cardiac Normal, Thyroid Normal, Shoulders Normal, tested clear of EIC, CNM, PRA-pcrd, RD/OSD, DM, Cystinuria, HNPK, Hyperuricosuria, Narcolepsy, PKD, MM1, PRA-crd4, PRA-gr2, SD2 and is Dilute free (DD Normal/Clear). ~ Great disposition, loaded with natural talent, and extremely intelligent! ~ Raider is the dark Fox Red shade of yellow, and has a thick double coat. ~ Please see our "Boys" page for pictures and more information.
Birddog's Way-Da-Go Yogi SH ~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! ~Fully health tested: Hips Good, Elbows Normal, Eyes Normal, Cardiac Normal, Thyroid Normal and tested clear of EIC, CNM, PRA-pcrd, RD/OSD, DM, Cistinuria, HNPK, Hyperuricosuria, Narcolepsy, PKD, MM1, PRA-crd4, PRA-gr2, SD2 and Dilute Free (DD Normal/Clear) ~Wonderful eager disposition, intelligent and such a happy boy! Excellent in the house and field! ~Yogi is a dark chocolate male. ~Please see our "Boys" page for pictures and more information.
Birddog's Crow Rivers Hunter ~Excellent pedigree! FC Crow Rivers Lucky To The Max X Birddog's Amazing Grace ~Fully health tested: Hips Good, Elbows Normal, Eyes Normal, Cardiac Normal, Thyroid Normal and tested clear EIC, CNM, RD/OSD, DM, Cystinuria, HNPK,
Hyperuricosuria, Narcolepsy, PKD, MM1, PRA-crd4, PRA-gr2, SD2 and is
Dilute free (DD Normal/Clear). PRA-pcrd carrier so females must be tested clear prior to approval for breeding. ~ Hunter is a very handsome 78 pound yellow male. He does carry hidden chocolate. ~ Hunter is an extremely special dog. He the perfect house companion and loves everyone he meets, no matter the sex or species. He has always been very gentle with little puppies even before he was a year of age. He now has a vital role in socializing all of our puppies at Bird Dog Labs. Hunter has the ideal on/off switch and has always been mellow in the house. In the field it is totally different and he lives up to his name!
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
EIC, CNM, PRA-pcrd, 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.