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What lab breeders should I check out?
« on: January 06, 2018, 08:08:04 AM »
I want to get a puppy. Not immediately but want to start looking. The dog will hunt waterfowl and upland. I donít need top bloodlines and wonít do trials, but I want a good dog. This will be a family dog that hunts a lot.  What are your suggestions?

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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 08:36:26 AM »
I got an Ireland Farms Lab Christmas 2016. Pretty happy with him. Great family dog and fit right in with my older lab. I would get another from them.

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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 08:44:07 AM »
I got an Ireland Farms Lab Christmas 2016. Pretty happy with him. Great family dog and fit right in with my older lab. I would get another from them.
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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 10:34:05 AM »
I'm I  the same situation of starting to look for a pup. We just put down our 14 year old female lab about a week before Christmas. We have a 9 year old male and I'm starting to think he needs a new companion, plus the wife and kids would love a new pup. From the research I have done, it appears most guys have nothing but good things to say about Wind River, Ireland Farms and Tiger Mountain. There maybe others, but I have kind of narrowed it down to one of these local breeders for our next pup. I am much like you in that I want a good family dog that hunts, but I won't be running trials.
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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 10:38:33 AM »
Rocking M in Eatonville. Bryant and Cindy are great people and have some nice dogs. They always have a booth with a few pups and the Puyallup Sportsmans show. You can buy them as pups or have Bryant train for a while then pick up ready to hunt.

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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 12:23:24 PM »
I got an Ireland Farms Lab Christmas 2016. Pretty happy with him. Great family dog and fit right in with my older lab. I would get another from them.
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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 01:04:15 PM »
I got Maggie at Cougar Creek Labs in Arlington 10 years ago and sheís been a great dog. Mild mannered & great around the house, great with small kids but a fiend on the birds, ducks and pheasants. Iím thinking of going back ther this spring for another puppy.
http://cougarcreek-k9.com/labs/

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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2018, 02:46:16 PM »
Ireland farms, Ireland farms, Ireland farms
We got one 8 yrs. ago and another xmas 2016.
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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 07:06:59 PM »
Copperwood Kennels in Battleground. I got a pup from Matt, and I am very happy with him.
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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2018, 11:31:34 AM »
Morgans Point
http://www.morgansredpointinglabs.com/

I got a pup from them last year and he is a hunting machine on land and water. I do a lot of upland hunting and he has been great for that as he will bust through the thick cover that the pointers want to go around. Also one of the nicest family dogs I have ever known. He takes to training well and learns fast. I definitely recommend checking them out.

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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2018, 11:34:08 AM »
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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 07:20:35 AM »
I just put a deposit down for a pup from Lee Salmon at Wind River Labs. Have always heard great things about her dogs.  She has four litters dropping in February.  One all choc, one all yellow and the other two mixed blacks and yellows.  The litter I am getting my pup from may throw some pointing labs.  While that is certainly not a criteria for me to pull the trigger, it would be a fun plus to have a PL.  I hunt very little upland...for now.  Possibly more if I had a PL.  This pup will primarily be a waterfowling dog.

www.windriverlabs.com/litters.html

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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2018, 08:18:59 PM »
Which litter? I've thought about putting a deposit on one of Whiskey and Blue's pups.
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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2018, 10:36:05 PM »
Morgan point ranch. Thatís my vote.  Another breeder if he was doing another litter but sounds like he isnít. 


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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2018, 12:01:13 PM »
Which litter? I've thought about putting a deposit on one of Whiskey and Blue's pups.
Whiskey and Blue.  Black lab female.

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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2018, 12:54:31 PM »
I got an Ireland Farms Lab Christmas 2016. Pretty happy with him. Great family dog and fit right in with my older lab. I would get another from them.
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I have an Ireland farm dog also.  Mine looks almost like Ghosthunters dog.

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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2018, 03:13:43 PM »
Which litter? I've thought about putting a deposit on one of Whiskey and Blue's pups.
Whiskey and Blue.  Black lab female.

That's exactly what I was thinking for a pup. I sent an email to Lee but haven't heard back yet. Do you know where you are at in line with a black female?
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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2018, 05:23:11 PM »
One deposit ahead of me. Can't remember sex / color.  Lee's phone number is listed on the WRL website.  I think that's her mobile number.  Your avitar looks like you hunt upland.  A pointing lab would be fun in this regard if your pup ended up with this trait.

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Re: What lab breeders should I check out?
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2018, 04:12:02 AM »
Which litter? I've thought about putting a deposit on one of Whiskey and Blue's pups.
Whiskey and Blue.  Black lab female.

That's exactly what I was thinking for a pup. I sent an email to Lee but haven't heard back yet. Do you know where you are at in line with a black female?

If I haven't responded, call me or email. I am pretty good about responding to emails.

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