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2018 Hunting Retriever Breedings

Black/Chocolate Litter Whelped: February 23, 2018 - Blackie QAA X HRCH Rylee - 
All Black litter Due: May 29, 2018 - HRCH Blake MH X SHR Bella
Black/Yellow Litter Due: June 1, 2018 - GRHRCH Jackson Sage

Check the litter listings below for availability! We are accepting names for black 
and yellow litters in Summer 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.  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 you spend hours looking into and matching different pedigrees, and studying a dog's individual personality, the way they learn,etc 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, 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."

Bill 
~ Indiana

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Trinity Oak Labs - Dean and Abby Yoder - 574-971-1366 abby@trinityoaklabs.com
All Yellow Litter - All pups SOLD
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. 
Pups will be ready to go at 7 weeks.

Expected Mature Weight: 60-80 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
Chocolate and Black Litter - All Pups Sold
Litter WhelpedFebruary 23, 2018
Litter Information: Pups will be handsome working dogs, coming from a stacked pedigree of proven Field Champions and Hunt test retrievers. Both parents are exceptionally proven retrievers in both Field Trial and Hunt Test arenas. This litter is designed for the Competition Field Trial/Hunt Test, and working gun dog home. 

Pups will be ready to go at 7 weeks. `

Expected Mature Weight: 50-75 lb

Price: $1000

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: HRCH Trinity Oak's Way-da-go Rylee
An super star in a 50 lb package, Rylee is a ball of fire when she comes off the truck to train! Super sweet little dog, very fast, retrieve-all- day kind of personality to her. Fun to run, sensitive enough to do what you say, independent enough to think on her own. For a little dog, she has the heart and desire of a dog twice her size. She is a strong marking dog in the duck blind and works the upland fields fast and clean as well.

She is a 3/4 sibling to HRCH Rio, and multiple other HRCH titled dogs. Rylee comes from exceptional bloodlines and is producing exceptional puppies.

OFA Fair, Elbows Normal, Eyes Clear, CNM Clear, EIC Clear

All Black Litter
Litter DueMay 29, 2018
Litter Information: Pups will be handsome working gun dogs, with a nicely stacked pedigree of proven Field Champions and Hunt test retrievers. The pups from this breeding should excel in any competition arena, while maintaining lovely personalities and a trainable demeanor. 

Pups will be ready to go at 7 weeks. `

Expected Mature Weight: 55-75 lb

Price: $900

Sire: HRCH Blake of Laubenhaid Acres MH
Blake is a lovely, well proportioned black male who is a pleasure to work with and train. In the field, he is a hard driving, athletic, intense retriever, and one that possesses excellent marking ability. Blake is quite trainable, and it is obvious to all that he loves his job. He is a pleasure to run and handle. Blake is also a consistent competitor and has a good mindset.
When Blake is not at work, he is a house dog, and enjoys all the spoiling by his owner.
He has a phenomenal pedigree, which is linked below. He has earned his Hunting Retriever Champion title, Master Hunter title, and has multiple qualifying placements.
OFA Excellent, Elbows Normal, Eyes Clear, CNM Clear, EIC 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 title together in 2017 (4-4)

OFA Hips Good, OFA Elbows Normal, Eyes Clear, CNM Clear, EIC Clear 
Black and Yellow Litter - 
Litter Due: June 1, 2018
Litter Information: The pedigree behind these pups is filled with some of the most well known retrievers of old that are so hard to find up close in today's working pedigrees. These dogs produced beautiful classic looking labs that are smart, easy to work with, have wonderful personalities, and loaded with bird drive. We expect no different from these pups. 
Pups will be ready to go at 7 weeks.

Expected Mature Weight: 60-80 lb

Price: $900

Sire: GRHRCH Waterstrikes I'm Going to Jackson
Jackson is the kind of dog you fall in love with as soon as you meet him. He has beautiful conformation, and is one of the nicest dogs you will ever see run a test. He is an honest running dog, willing to please, and never gives up on a retrieve. Jackson ran the Oklahoma and Texas Grands and passed both back to back making him the first Grand Hunting Retriever Champion in the state of Wisconsin.  He is a grandson of FC AFC Webshire's Honest Abe.
When Jackson is not competing, he lives in the house with his family. He hunts from Canada to Arkansas and there is no environment that this dog can not handle.
Jackson has produced well in very limited breedings. He weighs about 75 lb of solid muscle. 
OFA Excellent, Eyes Clear, EIC/CNM Clear

Dam: Trinity Oak's Sage Paints the Sky
Sage is a beautiful yellow female who comes from superior bloodlines including FC AFC Hilltops Hayseed. 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 was bred by Trinity Oak Labs, and came at a time when we were going through a lot of transition, so she did not get the opportunity as a young dog to run hunt tests as many of our other pups did in the past. She shows excellent train-ability however, and we hope that she will have a chance in the future to display some of her talents!
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