I have been scanning through this site and i have found some threads like this one but haven't found a recent one so I'm hoping to get some updated info. So I just moved my wife and two little girls as well as myself to White Salmon, WA from Texas because of a job offer and hurricane Harvey. I was heavily into duck hunting back home and had the down payment on pup but couldn't get it because of the move. I'm looking to get a Labrador retriever puppy for a family companion but more so wanted to get it trained for hunting as well as hunt test. Last year was the first year I had been involved with hunt test events and am hoping to continue my participation here. So, my question is where are breeders with good pedigree dogs located as well as some good trainers that will help me get my dog to the level that it is capable of hunting and competing at?
Thank you all for your help!