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2017 Hunting Retriever Breedings

Whelped:  March 20  - HRCH Blake MH X Sage - Black and Yellow Litter
Whelped: October 19 -  GRHRCH GMPR UH Flame MNH QAA  X Camo​ - Yellow/Black Litter
Whelped: October 26 - GRHRCH GMPR UH Flame MNH QAA  X Casey - All Yellow Litter
Due: December 5 - Blackie QAA SHR Bella - Black and Chocolate Litter

Check the litter listings below for availability! We are also accepting names for 
future black, yellow, and chocolate litters in Spring 2018.
Thank you for your interest in our dogs!
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.  

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 you spend hours looking into and matching different pedigrees, and studying a dog's individual personality, the way they learn, you are 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, ask yourself, does this puppy come from a background that will fill the needs for which I am purchasing it?

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, that is not our goal and we try to keep pups well under that range, averaging in the 50-75 lb ranges.

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: Our previous shipping cost was a set price, but due to the Airlines raising their prices and them differing from each other from one to the next, we will need to contact the airlines in order to give you the exact amount needed to ship. That price will include the crate, health papers, airplane ticket, and a delivery fee. No Winter Airline Shipping EST: $350. We prefer to use ground delivery services, since there are no temperature limits to work around, and often are in a similar price range as an airline. The cost is dependent on their availability and schedule, however.

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."

Bill 
~ Indiana

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Trinity Oak Labs - Mel and Char Eash - 574-971-1366 abby@trinityoaklabs.com
All Yellow Litter - Accepting deposits now!
Litter WhelpedOctober 26, 2017
Litter Information: This is an excellent litter for the Hunt Test/Gun Dog enthusiast who is looking for a competent retriever. Flame is one of the most accomplished dogs in the midwest, and Casey is a proven producer of wonderful gun dogs and family companions. Yellow pups available!
Pups will be ready to go at 7 weeks.

Expected Mature Weight: 55-80 lb

Price: $800

Sire: GRHRCH UH GMPR Blackpowder's Blazing Red Flame MNH QAA
Flame is a handsome dark yellow male who is one of the most titled stud dogs you will find in the midwest. He has earned the championship levels in 3 Elite hunt test arenas, and Qualified All-Age in FT in his first event. Flame earned his 5th Grand pass in 2016, was recently inducted into the 1000 HRC points club, and has also passed 3 Master Nationals. He is a natural pointer in the upland fields.
Flame comes from a different pedigree combining field and show, which gives him a beautiful balance of athletism, conformation, and personality. He is a balanced 80 lb of muscle, and a super sweet dog to be around. 
OFA Excellent, Elbows Normal, Eyes Clear, EIC/CNM Clear, PRA Clear.

Dam: Mist Haven's Huntin Ely's Little Star
Casey is a lovely medium yellow female who has a lot of natural talent, and was bred by our kennel. She was not formally trained as a gun dog, but she is hunted every fall on pheasants and loves the hunting game. 

Around the kennel, Casey is super sweet to be around and has a really nice personality. She is sensible, level headed, and responds readily to obedience commands. Her pups have done well in their new homes, and we have had lots of positive feedback from owners. 

OFA Good, Elbows Normal, Eyes Clear, EIC Carrier
 Black and Yellow Litter - Accepting Deposits now!
Litter Whelped: October 19, 2017
Litter Information: This is a beautiful litter for the Field Trial/Hunt Test enthusiast who is looking for an outstanding retriever. Flame is one of the most accomplished dogs in the midwest, and Camo is showing great potential to be a consistant top level retriever. Pups will be super dogs for hunt test competitors and extreme working gun dogs. Pups will be ready for pickup 7 weeks after whelping. Yellow females and Black females available

Expected Mature Weight: 55-80 lb

Price: $1000

Sire: GRHRCH UH GMPR Blackpowder's Blazing Red Flame MNH QAA
Flame is a handsome dark yellow male who is one of the most titled stud dogs you will find in the midwest. He has earned the championship levels in 3 Elite hunt test arenas, and Qualified All-Age in FT in his first event. Flame earned his 5th Grand pass in 2016, was recently inducted into the 1000 HRC points club, and has also passed 3 Master Nationals. He is a natural pointer in the upland fields.
Flame comes from a different pedigree combining field and show, which gives him a beautiful balance of athletism, conformation, and personality. He is a balanced 80 lb of muscle, and a super sweet dog to be around. 

OFA Excellent, Elbows Normal, Eyes Clear, PRA Clear, EIC/CNM clear. 

Dam: Trinity Oak's Bluegoose Camo
Camo is a fantastic 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 mark or a blind. She is a smart, talented, and willing worker who complies quickly with little pressure to commands. Camo weighs about 53 lb working weight. 
Since starting her training, she has come along very nicely and has earned Seasoned passes, being just one away from her HR title. 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 HRCH UH Tory MH. Both have produced incredible working dogs and we are excited to watch as Camo continues to add accomplishments to her name.
OFA Excellent, Elbows normal, Eyes clear, EIC and CNM Clear. 

Chocolate and Black Litter - Accepting deposits now!
Litter DueDecember 5, 2017
Litter Information: Pups will be handsome working dogs, with a very nicely stacked pedigree of proven Field Champions and Hunt test retrievers. This litter is designed for the competition and working gun dog home. 

Pups will be ready to go at 7 weeks.

Expected Mature Weight: 55-75 lb

Price: $900

Sire: Oldsquaw's Boston Blackie QAA
Blackie is a handsome black male who is an excellent marker and very biddable in the field. He is sired by FC Swift Rivers No Problems and out of Oldsquaws Sunshine (Derby list). His record as a young dog is superb with 19 derby points (including 2 wins) and Qualified All Age at 26 months with a win and 2 additional Q placements. We are excited to see his continued success in the field! His weight averages around 75 lb. 
Blackie is owned by Frank Purdy of Oldsquaw Retrievers. He has a super nice personality, being quiet and well mannered around people as well as being balanced in his conformation. 
OFA Good, Elbows Normal, Eyes Clear, EIC/CNM Clear

Dam: SHR Trinity Oak's Ripping Rio Legacy
Bella is a super sweet young female who is out of HR Cody and HRCH Rio's last litter. She is a fireball when you bring the birds and bumpers out, and is very intense and focused in the field. Bella has had several seasons of pheasant hunting under her belt, and has a good nose on the birds. She is a very personal dog who loves to be with you, so she naturally keeps a short range when working. 
Weighing about 60 lb, Bella has a really nice size frame with a lovely head just like her dad's. Young Luke and her are best buds whether tinkering around in the yard or exploring the woods for buried treasure. 

Luke and Bella earned their first Started hunt test p title together in 2017 (4-4)

OFA Hips Good, OFA Elbows Normal, Eyes Clear, CNM Clear, EIC Clear