Over the past 25 years when breeding my dogs, I have taken precise and careful measure to insure the qualities and attributes of the Labrador Retriever. I have blended what I believe are top qualities from both field trial and hunting pedigrees. Qualities such as lots of drive, ease of handling, and eagerness to please make these dogs not only great hunters and competitors but also great companions and family members.
During my years of being a hunting guide and just hunting for pleasure, I have been lucky to hunt in many areas of the United States. From Montana to Texas and South Dakota to Georgia, my dogs have hunted doves, ducks, geese, pheasants, and grouse and flushed quail. Through the miles, even though I have not had time to field trial my own dogs, I still believe it is important to test a dog to its fullest abilities. So in researching for sires or dams for the next generation of pups, I seek out quality and proven field trial champions.
Over history and the pursuit of the perfect Labrador Retriever, the breed has gone through changes. Unfortunately with these changes, some genetic issues have arisen. Because of this, I go above and beyond any required testing to make sure no unwanted genetic conditions are passed down. These tests include certification of DNA, hips, elbows and eyes and testing for conditions like CNM and EIC on both sire and dam. All of our dogs and puppies have microchips implanted.
I do not consider myself a professional breeder, but personally, I feel that anything less than taking these extra protective steps is irresponsible for any respectable breeder.