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  1. 26 Days & Counting

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    Hello Everyone, My name is Dana and I am new to the forum. I am excited to announce that in 26 days, we will have a new black lab in our home. I haven't had lab puppy in 20 years. The best part is, this puppy is going to be a Christmas present for my 3 kids. I just am going to need a lot of...
  2. (MN) MH Chocolate Lab for Stud -EIC/CNM clear

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    Water’s Edge Ace of Vermilion MH - "Ace" Ace is a very muscular, lean and athletic 80 pounds, his greatest strength is his intelligence and he has great train-ability. He is very precise in his marking, driven, bird oriented, great water entry and runs good blinds. He has been mostly amateur...
  3. Dog Not Interested in Bumpers

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    Hello, I have an 11 month old male lab who just doesn't seem very interested in bumpers. He will retrieve them and bring them back but he just doesn't seem that into it (he also cigars bumpers). My friends dogs go absolutely insane just seeing their bumpers you can tell the dogs are really...
  4. Need advice on lab breeders

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    Hello I'm in the market for a yellow lab female I need a dog that is high octane and ready to go, one that will make a great family pet as well. I'm not sure but would like to possibly consider run field test and get her titled. Which breeders in nc, va, ga is too line. I would like to keep it...
  5. Doubledoodle aka North American Retriever Training-pups

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    I got 2 North American Retrievers over the weekend, they are 11 weeks both males. I want to train as companions and for upland hunting. I've never done waterfowl so won't really even pay attention to that side. I like to hunt dove, quail, and pheasant. I live in west Texas. I also have an 11...
  6. Too Much Excitement for Bumpers?

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    How much excitement is too much when it comes to hunting labs and retrieving? I have a 4 month old lab and I'm following Bill Hillmann's program. Welp her excitement and desire to retrieve is through the roof, doesn't bring to hand yet but does return to the left side pretty well. Already...
  7. Puppy Chewing Feathers

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    13 week old lab puppy, following Hillmanns program. Trying to to introduce her to feathers and she chewed it to high heaven. I'm trying to take it away as she begins chewing but even if I'm holding her she's chewing it. It isn't slight chewing either she's drawn blood from me getting my hand...
  8. (CA) MH BLM. Black, Chocolate factored. Great looking Boy

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    Northern CA, Master titled Black Lab for Stud. 80lbs, great looks and pedigree. See more at http://topdogretrievers.com/Newt.html
  9. any and all Tips for A first timer?

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    Hello Everyone, My name is Steve and this is my first day as a member of this forum. I have a five month old chocolate Lab named BUB. This is my first time training a gun dog and I have a lot to learn! :) I live in Alaska so there is not as many resources available locally as say the states...
  10. Who is the best trainer?

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    I have a 13 week old, good bloodline, black lab. I do not want her to be mediocre, I want her to be the best dog at every camp I go to. I am not looking to enter trials. Who should I send her to to get the best training there is? I live in North Mississippi; a close trainer would be nice, but...
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