2019 Hunting Retriever Breedings
Black/Chocolate Litter Whelped: March 17, 2019 - Blackie QAA X River
Black/Chocolate Litter Whelped: March 29, 2019 - Blackie QAA X SHR Bella-
Yellow/Black Litter Whelped: July 7, 2019 - GRHRCH Flame MNH X HR Camo
Yellow/Black Litter Whelped: September 16, 2019 - GRHRCH Smoke MH X Sage
Black/Chocolate litter Whelped: November 14, 2019 - Blue MH X Sue
Yellow/Black Litter Due: January 25, 2020 - HRCH Wake MH QAA X Kallie
As Labrador breeders, our goal is to produce hi-drive, stylish, and versatile retrievers who have the ability to run and retrieve all day in the field, yet still have that "off switch" when the day is done and the birds are cleaned! We want hunting dogs that know when it's time to relax, and hang out with the family. Alongside this however, it is important to us to place our pups in homes that are right for them and our preference for placement is an working hunt test/gun dog home. If you are purchasing solely as a pet, you need to be fully aware that these pups are bred to be gun dogs, and while they have wonderful personalities, these pups will need a job to do daily and an opportunity to work off their energy. In other words, you should fully expect a busy pup with energy that will need time and training. We do not support Silver labradors, so if you are interested in purchasing a pup for your silver kennel, you will need to direct your search efforts elsewhere.
Breeding: Our dogs primarily come from American field trial and hunt test bloodlines, including National, Field/Amatuer, and Hunting Retriever Champion titles. Rarely, do you find a dog with a lot of show breeding in our kennel, and we have a good reason for this. Most show dogs are bred for their looks, and do not have the athleticism that is required to efficiently do the job as a top notch working retriever. Our dogs not only hunt for us, but we have proven their abilities and high intelligence by earning some of the top retriever titles available in the hunt test arenas.
Philosophy: Most of our breedings are done to top field titled stud dogs, who have pedigrees that back up their drive and trainability. Breeding is not a science though, and sometimes even in the best of retriever pedigrees, you can still have one that is more difficult to train, has a poor temperament, or has low bird drive. However, when one spends hours looking into and matching different pedigrees, and studying a dog's individual personality, the way they learn, etc, we become better informed to choose the cross that will produce the best results. When a puppy is purchased from parents that are not proven, the chances are greatly increased of getting a dog that will not achieve your goals. Before you buy a puppy, ask yourself, am I willing to do the work and training that it will take to achieve my goals with this dog? Is it more dog than I need? on the other side of that question, Is it talented enough meet my training goals?
From planning and preparations, to puppy-rearing and finding good homes, each litter is an investment of our time, and we go to great lengths to provide you with the happy and healthy pup you're looking for. Your pup will come with life-time breeder support, for our commitment to our pups does not end when they leave our kennel. We are on call at all times should you have questions or concerns along the way; we would love to keep contact with you after you've taken your new puppy home as well, so that we too can share in the joy of watching them grow. Email them to us, or post them on our Facebook page!
Guarantee: Our puppies come with a 26 Month written Hip and Eye Guarantee, 1st shots, vet checked, AKC and/or UKC registration applications, and current deworming.
Weight: While once in a while, one of our pups may reach up to 85 lb areas, we desire a more medium sized retriever, and our goal is to keep pups well under that range, averaging in the 50-75 lb range.
Reservation: To reserve a puppy, we require a deposit which is non-refundable. The amount of the deposit depends on the price of the litter and is named after the litter description. We accept payment online via Paypal.com, or through regular mail by Money Order or Cashiers Check.
Shipping: We highly recommend ground delivery services like The Gundog Express and Bittersweet Pet Transport. We prefer to use ground delivery services such as these, since there are no temperature limits to work around, and they often are in a similar price range as an airline. The cost is dependent on their availability and schedule, generally ranging from $200-$450 depending on your location.
Pickup: When each litter is born, we will select a pick up date approx 7 weeks for that time, that each of the pups will need to be picked up on. If you are unable to come on that particular date(Or if your pup will be shipped), then the pup will be chosen for you based on the specifications that you are looking for in your pup. You may pick your puppy up at a later arranged time.
"Ready did really good this weekend and we received our first two UKC Started ribbons!
I watched some of the Seasoned tests, and I think with a little more work on blinds, that they would be no problem for Ready.
I had a lot of fun at my first hunt test and am looking forward to going to some more."
Retriever & Gun Dog Training
Trinity Oak Labs - Dean and Abby Yoder - 574-971-1366 firstname.lastname@example.org
Black and Yellow Litter - All Pups Sold
Litter Whelped: July 7, 2019
Litter Information: This is a proven, three-peat breeding which has produced some really wonderful pups for us in the past. Flame is a top producing sire in HRC hunt tests, and Camo is a super nice working gun dog who is always ready to work. This litter is designed for intense hunt test and gun dog homes, and will work best where they have a job to do everyday. Both parents have an off switch in the home and are excellent around people and kids.
Pups will be ready to go at 7 weeks.
Expected Mature Weight: 60-80 lb
Sire: GRHRCH GMPR UH Black Powder's Blazing Red Flame MNH QAA
Flame is a handsome dark yellow male who is a beautiful representative of the breed. He is an intense retriever on ducks, earning the top titles in all of hunt tests plus a Grand Master Pointing Retriever title in APLA hunts.
Flame passed the 2011, 2012 Fall Grands and Master Nationals back to back. Then passed the 2013 Master Nationals for his entry into the Master National Hunt test Hall of Fame. Flame is clearly a very versatile retriever whether at a hunt test, hunting ducks, geese, doves, or upland, and is one of HRC's top producing stud dogs.
Flame also has gorgeous conformation and and lovely sweet personality with everybody. His tail is always wagging!
Dam: HR Trinity Oak's Bluegoose Camo
Camo is a fantastic young black female who lives to train and retrieve. She is a ball of intensity when at the line, and flies like a shot when released for a retrieve. She is a smart, talented, and willing worker who complies quickly with little pressure to commands.
She has earned her HR title in UKC hunt tests, and is a one of my go-to dogs for picking up the birds whether in the upland or on the marsh. Camo's pedigree is filled with generations of accomplished Field Trial and Hunt Test retrievers, being sired by FC AFC CFC CAFC "Skatch" and out of one of our foundation females, HRCH UH Tory MH. Both have produced incredible working dogs and we expect the same from Camo.
EIC and CNM clear by parentage
Black and Yellow Litter - All pups SOLD
Litter Whelped: September 16, 2019
Litter Information: This litter comes from generations of well trained retrievers who have proven their talent by achieving some of the best titles available in AKC field trials and hunt tests. Smoke is a Grand Hunting Retriever Champion and Master Hunter, the highest levels in AKC/HRC hunt tests. Both of Sage's parents are top producing hunt test retrievers who ran with the finest dogs in the country. These dogs are producing beautiful good looking labs that are smart, easy to work with, have wonderful personalities, and are loaded with bird drive.This will be a great litter for both hunt test and gun dog homes.
Pups will be ready to go at 7 weeks.
Expected Mature Weight: 55-80 lb
Sire: GRHRCH Rexsun Silky Smoke MH
Smoke has all the looks and talent that you want in a dog. He passed the 2015 Spring and Fall HRC Grand hunt tests, 12 out of 13 Master tests and is always a consistent performer. These tests are not for the faint of heart, look up some videos on Youtube for some examples of their difficulty. This fall (2019) he earned his 1000th point in HRC tests!
When not in training, he is duck hunting in Mississippi and Arkansas. Smoke has a friendly and easygoing personality around the kennel, and is super sweet even around new folks. Weighs about 80 lb. and has beautiful balanced conformation.
OFA Hips Good, OFA Elbows Normal, Eyes clear, EIC carrier, CNM clear
Dam: Trinity Oak's Sage Paints the Sky
Sage is a beautiful yellow female who comes from superior bloodlines. She retrieves well with great enthusiasm and drive. In her training, Sage is responsive and smart, has a good nose, and is an excellent pheasant dog in the upland fields. She loves water, and has a good entry.
One of the things we like about Sage is her fun demeanor; she loves to be with people and is very sociable. In the house, she is quiet and even tempered.
Sage weighs about 55 lb, has a very nice compact build and well balanced frame which helps to prevent injury in the field.
OFA Good, Elbows Normal, Eyes Clear, EIC and CNM clear by Parentage
Black and Chocolate Litter - All Pups SOLD
Litter Due: November 14, 2019
Litter Information: This is an exciting litter for us that we think will produce talented pups that are very pleasing to the eye. Blue is an accomplished AKC hunt test competitor who comes from a wonderful pedigree, and Sue is an intense working dog in the field and happy go lucky when its time to relax. We expect some really good working dogs from this litter.
Pups will be ready to go at 7 weeks.
Expected Mature weight: 55-80 lb
Sire: Great Lake's Magnum Blue Tide MH
Blue is a 68 pound, high powered, high drive performer who lives in the home and doubles as a family pet. He’s all business when it’s time to work – easy to train, quick learner, eager to please and always gives 110%, but during down time, he's all hugs and kisses, happy to lie quietly on the couch.
Blue earned his AKC Master Hunter title at 26 months of age and was the youngest dog to pass the 2019 Master Amateur Invitational in Butte, MT this spring.
Blue hunts waterfowl and upland game and also participates in agility and rally during the off season.
OFA Good, Elbows Normal, Eyes Clear, EIC/CNM Clear, PRA normal, Dilute Clear
Dam: Trinity Oak's Sloughfoot Sue
Sue is a hard charging black female who weighs about 60 lb. She is athletic and eager to please, and balanced in her conformation with solid bone structure. Sue is quiet and clean in the kennel, and is a stylish quick retriever in the field. Up to this point, her training has primarily focused on waterfowl, so her abilities are on both land and water. She has earned two SHR passes, and is trained to run simple cold blinds.
Sue is one of my go-to pheasant dog with several seasons of experience; she has a nice side-to-side hunting pattern and is un-inescapable on the trail of a wounded bird, a good working dog.
Sue is a dog I like being with; she's one of the happiest dogs I've had - always bouncing about looking for something (or someone) to play with - but she's not a spaz and is calm when the situation requires it. She doesn't have a mean bone in her body and that applies to anyone: people, kids, or dogs.
OFA Good, Elbows Normal, Eyes Clear, EIC tested Clear, CNM Clear by parentage
Black and Yellow Litter - Accepting Deposits Now
Litter Due: January 25, 2020
Litter Information: This litter comes from generations of well trained retrievers who have proven their talent by achieving some of the best titles available in AKC field trials and hunt tests. Wake has accomplished high tites at a very young age, showing his versatility and willingness to please. Kallie is a stylish working dog who is on her way to the top of HRC hunt tests. Both are great around the family with super sweet personalities. These dogs in their pedigrees produce trainable, smart, easy to work with dogs who have wonderful personalities, and are loaded with bird drive. This will be a great litter for both hunt test and gun dog homes. $200 deposit to reserve
Pups will be ready to go at 7 weeks.
Expected Mature Weight: 55-70 lb
Sire: HRCH Sanbars Makin Waves MH QAA
Wake is a handsome medium yellow male who weighs about 70 lb. He is a highly accomplished working gun dog with 6 derby points by the age of 2, and finished his HRCH, MH, and QAA titles by the age of 2 years old.
He comes from a stacked pedigree, his sire (GRHRCH Hank MH MNH7) is one of the top producing sires in HRC and is the 6th generation of Grand Champion titled dogs. Check out his pedigree on the puppy pedigree link above.
Along with his handsome conformation, Wake has a fantastic disposition and personality in the home.
OFA Excellent, Elbows Normal, Eyes clear, EIC and CNM Clear, Cardio Normal, Patella Normal.
Dam: Trinity Oak's High Kaliber
Kallie is a sweet young female who loves to train and retrieve. She is smart, intense, and willing to please. She has developed into a top notch Gun dog who is a reliable retriever in both the duck blind and upland fields. She has earned 2 SHR and 2 HR passes, and needs just one pass for her HR title which she will earn in 2020.
Her pedigree is stacked with proven bloodlines including Jazztime and Calumet kennels, with Field Trial and hunt test titles on every dog within 3 generations. Her sire is FC HRCH Stan MH, and her HR-SH dam is by FC AFC CFC CAFC Trip. Kallie is yellow factored and will produce both black and yellow pups in this litter.
Kallie is easily adaptable to new situations, she is sensitive but not soft and easy for an amateur to handle. She weighs about 60 lb and is an athletic american style retriever.
Click on the name under her picture for more information and pictures.
OFA Good, Elbows Normal, EIC and CNM clear by Parentage