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2018 Hunting Retriever Breedings

Black/Chocolate Litter Whelped: February 23, 2018 - Blackie QAA X HRCH Rylee - 
Black/Yellow Litter Whelped: May 29, 2018 - GRHRCH Jackson Sage
​Black/Yellow Litter Whelped: June 25, 2018 - HRCH Blake MH X Tori
Black Litter due: July 10, 2018 - GRHRCH Jackson X Sue

Check the litter listings below for availability! We are accepting reservations 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. 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 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 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."

Bill 
~ Indiana

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Trinity Oak Labs - Dean and Abby Yoder - 574-971-1366 abby@trinityoaklabs.com
Black and Yellow Litter - ALL PUPS SOLD
Litter Whelped: May 29, 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 classic working 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 Clear 
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
All ​Black Litter
Litter DueJuly 10, 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. This will be a great litter for hunt test and gun dog homes. Accepting Deposits now
Pups will be ready to go at 7 weeks.
Puppy Pedigree on HLP

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 classic working 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 Sloughfoot Sue 
Sue is everything I like in a good working dog. She has lovely conformation with good bone and a pretty face, but is also an athletic hard working retriever in the field. She is quiet and clean in the kennel, a strong marking dog, and super fast on her retrieves. Sue has earned 2 SHR passes (2-2) and is in training for upper level Hunt Tests. 
She is a grand-daughter of NFC Chopper, and has a stacked pedigree behind her. Sue has a really nice personality and is very willing to please in training. It's sometimes said that females make up for 75% of what the pups will be like; whether or not thats true, if they are anything like Sue, you will like what you find. 
OFA Good, Elbows Normal, Eyes clear, EIC and CNM Clear. 

​Black and Yellow Litter
Litter WhelpedJune 25, 2018
Litter Information: Should be super sweet pups with a lot of go and drive. Some of the pups will likely point in this litter with the strong pointing labrador pedigree in Tori's background. Blake's pups have been wonderful working dogs with lovely personalities, and we expect no different from this litter.  Accepting Deposits now
Pups will be ready to go at 7 weeks.

Expected Mature Weight: 60-80 lb

Price: $700

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, EIC/CNM Clear

Dam: Porters Miss Tory
Tori is a sweet black female who is a personable and enthusiastic retriever with strong prey drive. She comes from a stacked pointing and field trial pedigree, including  her sire 4x GMPR Jackson's Smooth Stout Points South MH. 
Tori did not have the opportunity to pursue hunt tests herself, but she is a super sweet dog to have strolling around the farm and picking up bumpers. Loves to be with people and is good with other dogs. 

OFA Good Elbows, Patella Normal, Eyes Clear, Cardiac Normal