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Hey y?all,

I am beginning the search for a new four legged hunting partner. Sadly, Drake is dealing with some nasty arthritis as well as cancer. The vet gives him about six months but I am hopeful it isnt as aggressive as he thinks. And my other old fart Kenz is dealing with arthritis as well as dementia. Just a matter of time for both of em. Anyway, I am beginning the search for a new lab. Health clearances on the parents are important to me. I love a blocky headed dog, and I like the fact that Drake weighs in around 65 lbs so a lab around that weight range would be ideal. I have gotten a hold of the person who Drake came from and he is no longer breeding so I have no clue where to start.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Dani
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Try Tallgrass Kennels in Tillar, Arkansas, formerly from South Dakota. They sold me the very best hunting companion I have ever had.
Kiply and Robert Clair own the kennel. It's a first class operation. Go visit them. You will love these people. They're 100% honest and stay in touch with you over the years to check in on their former dogs. Tallgrasskennels.com is their website. Best of luck to you and Steve !!
Phone number: 870-723-4166
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Put me on the list too when you find one.
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 Hi Dani,

I am presently dealing with Peaks Muddybay Labradors. They are a western Ny breeder who have a training facility in Florida. They have up coming litters out of quality dogs and have been at it for many years .Renee is my contact you can call her at 716-863-2666. Good luck with your search
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Put me on the list too when you find one.


Tod,
I thought you might be converting to a Chessie owner the next time around?

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
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Are blocky headed lab and blockhead labrador synonyms? They can't do long division, but they can obey voice, whistle, and hand signals for sit, stay, come, over, and back! Craighorn Bracken lines... just remember that while CB won the British National Championship in 2006, as well as placing 1st runner-up, 2nd, and 3rd in previous years, he was PRA positive. So, along with hip and elbow scores, another screening test for PRA result that should be a mandatory requirement. DO not buy from any breeder who doesn't do extensive health checks, even if they offer a replacement guarantee if the dog proves to be unsound; a health guarantee usually carries with it the stipulation that a euthanasia certificate be submitted to get a replacement pup.

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RLLigman: Feb 19, 2019, 4:18 AM
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Hi Dani
Sent my chessie Finn to them for training. Tammy, Renee and Sean do a great job of breeding and training.
Link to website
http://www.muddybayretrievers.net/index.html

quote Kevin B] Hi Dani,

I am presently dealing with Peaks Muddybay Labradors. They are a western Ny breeder who have a training facility in Florida. They have up coming litters out of quality dogs and have been at it for many years .Renee is my contact you can call her at 716-863-2666. Good luck with your search[/quote]
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Huntindave McCann wrote:
tod osier wrote:
Put me on the list too when you find one.


Tod,
I thought you might be converting to a Chessie owner the next time around?


You a mind reader now Dave? I was thinking about it, but I think about a lot of stuff. :). Damn, can?t even have a thought around here without people finding out.
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RLLigman
Beautiful dogs. They look like Irish Labs.
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RLLigman
Beautiful dogs. They look like Irish Labs.



Spot-on observation, Bill! Nearly all the Fox reds, which were the only yellow Labradors in the USA in the post-WWII era, are derived from imported British and Irish lines. No whining or crying...ever among the pair. When they want to go outside, they either follow you around or sit next to you at heal and bump your thigh with their muzzles. They bark when they feel they need to protect us (read that as Karen), and grumble at the squirrels they see on the deck.

These are for the "testosteronies" who claim English labs are soft dogs. Kane learned to dive for birds at two, although he looks like a drunk doing it with his vest on...! Flynn learned on his own at just under one. He prefers to cruise with his face in the water until he finds something on the bottom that sparks his interest.



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RLLigman: Feb 19, 2019, 4:46 AM
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My lab that I just lost to cancer at 9 3/4 years of age behaved the same exact way. She was a pleasure to have around. Her mother hailed from Altiquin Kennels in Leitrim, Ireland. The Irish and British lines are special dogs. They're very calm dogs and extremely eager to please. I would gladly give up 10 years of my life to have her around for another 5 years. That's how much I loved her. Best of luck with your two.
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My lab that I just lost to cancer at 9 3/4 years of age behaved the same exact way. She was a pleasure to have around. Her mother hailed from Altiquin Kennels in Leitrim, Ireland. The Irish and British lines are special dogs. They're very calm dogs and extremely eager to please. I would gladly give up 10 years of my life to have her around for another 5 years. That's how much I loved her. Best of luck with your two.



My condolences on your loss... Yeah, there is really some there, there with this retriever line. These guys are seven and eight for us. We lost one Irish origins dog (Quinn) to a brain tumor and one American line dog (Cooper) to a congenital kidney issue, at four and six YOA, respectively. Quinn was a replacement dog from Wildrose Labradors during the early era when Stuart was selling his business model rather than focusing on the soundness of his breeding program; a lesson learned the hard way that 'caveat emptor' remains sound advice. Now, we request a response on all these, as well as an age two hips and elbows score:

DRD1, OSD1, RD, RD/OSD- Clear
HNPK-Clear
EIC- Clear
Canine degenerative myelopathy, DM-Clear
CNM- Clear
PRA-PRCD, PRCD- Clear
Dwarfism, SD2- Clear
Dilute-Clear
Cerf- Clear/Normal


We're waiting on an adult hip/elbows score on this guy...and then a cross with either of two dams from CB lines.

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RLLigman: Feb 19, 2019, 7:16 AM
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Thanks y'all for the recommendations so far.
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Dani,

We are in a very similar boat (I lost Bryant last year), and we have looked extensively around the mid-Atlantic region for a breeder with the right balance of size, health, and looks. It looks like we will be going with Twin Oaks Labradors on the eastern shore of MD: http://peachesandpups.com/puppies.html. Although we may have to sacrifice on the blockier look (the dame is much more "American" looking), we liked finding a breeder so close to home with hard-hunting puppies that should be healthy...although I recognize that this location will not be close to home for you.

We are the one deposit on the Otto X Miller breeding due this spring. If you are interested in a great dog that is ready now, they also have one puppy remaining from a litter sired by Krush, who is a kinda famous stud around this area....I'm really surprised that puppy is still available honestly.

good luck....Frank