collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: Pointing Lab Breeder Experiences  (Read 1275 times)

Offline mplutodh1

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2021
  • Posts: 1
  • Location: Carnation
Pointing Lab Breeder Experiences
« on: September 20, 2023, 09:34:23 AM »
[Please... hold your commentary around "pointing" - seen it all]

Looking for experiences folks have with owning, interacting with, hunting over any of the labs from regionally local pointing lab breeders / kennels. We're looking for a family dog that is a great companion first and good bird drive second. We live a stones throw from a release / training site and pheasant will be the primary birds the pup will be hunted over. Duck, Quail, Grouse in the mix as well.

Specifically looking for experience with any of the following (but open to hearing about others):
  • Morgan's Point Ranch - (Addy, WA) Jim and Andrea Morgan
  • Kreger Lake Kennels (Moses Lake, WA) - Jeremy & Tonya Richards
  • High Desert Labs (Richland, WA) - Tim & Kristine Kopf
  • Rocky Point Kennels (Billings, MT) - Christopher & Jenna Schmit

There are a few others (Tiger Mountain, SkyRiver, etc.) as well.

Online blackpowderhunter

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 1055
  • Location: Renton
Re: Pointing Lab Breeder Experiences
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2023, 10:24:54 AM »
I have a friend who has a one from Morgans point ranch who loves their dog.
Also I believe a member on here (Birdguy) has a male that used to be a guest sire there (my apologies if i am mistaken), i got my dog from him.  While I never trained her to hunt, she's the best, sweetest, smartest dog i've had.
Our boarding place who used to board the Seattle PD dogs, says her nose is 10x better than any dog they used to use.
might be worth reaching out to him.

Offline 10mmg

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jun 2018
  • Posts: 279
Re: Pointing Lab Breeder Experiences
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2023, 11:18:58 AM »
Hard pass on Tiger Mountain.

Offline acrocker

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 150
  • Location: Snohomish
  • Groups: RMEF, DU, NRA
Re: Pointing Lab Breeder Experiences
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2023, 11:22:03 AM »
Wow, I've had two dogs from Tiger Mountain and couldn't be happier - both great dogs.

Offline GOcougsHunter

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 440
  • Location: West Side and East Side
  • Groups: MHPP, MHAG, HEI, RMEF, DU, USVEMG
Re: Pointing Lab Breeder Experiences
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2023, 11:39:12 AM »
My pup was from Tiger Mountain.  He was deemed a "flusher" so we knew he wasn't going to have the best nose.  Had bad knees, expensive fix.  But, he has been a duck machine and would literally kill himself retrieving.
Introduce someone new to hunting this year.

Offline Old Dog

  • Political & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 1181
  • Location: Pierce County
  • Groups: Old Dog
Re: Pointing Lab Breeder Experiences
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2023, 11:59:16 AM »
I know the Richards from Kreger Lake kennels, and they have a great program!  Their red stud dog Chesney just passed the APLA Triple Crown.   :tup:  They would be my first choice. 

Morgans Point has gone more towards doodles. They are also very restrictive on breeding rights. :rolleyes:

High Desert Labs doesn't title their dogs, and their lines come from a breeder in Tonasket that I feel is questionable.   :dunno:

I am not familiar with the other kennel. 

I don't consider myself a breeder, but I do have a litter of Chocolate pointing labs planned for spring.  Ollie is a 4XGMPR, HRCH, and MH,  Gracie is a CPR.  Both are OFA certified, and genetically tested. 

https://huntinglabpedigree.com/studdog.asp?id=131610
Hunt hard and shoot straight!

Offline RGB

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 26
  • Location: Vancouver, WA
Re: Pointing Lab Breeder Experiences
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2023, 01:34:43 PM »
On our second black male from Tiger Mt. kennels. I didn't think we could get a better pup than our last one, but I have been impressed.

Offline CamoDup

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 851
  • Location: Selah
  • Aint here for a long time. Here for a good time
Re: Pointing Lab Breeder Experiences
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2023, 04:08:03 PM »
My lab was out of Tiger Mt and he was the best dog I've ever had. He made it to 13 years old. Never had an issue health wise, excellent hunter and even better with the family. Had to put him down in July.  :'(

Offline Kola16

  • <><
  • Political & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 3245
  • Location: Roy
  • Go Cougs!
    • https://www.facebook.com/robbie.v.bailey16
Re: Pointing Lab Breeder Experiences
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2023, 04:40:29 PM »
I have/had three from East Harbor Gun Dogs John Farrow. Amazing hunting dogs. Bird seeking missiles. I am thoroughly impressed, which is why I have had three (one passed, still have two youngins). Super loving dogs.

Two things I am not impressed with:
Don't point worth a darn. Definitely flushers haha. That doesn't bother me though.
Their coats are thin. Really thin. It is a bear to keep them warm while duck hunting. Upland fine, but cold water plunges require a proopane heater.
If guns kill people...then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons made Rosie O'Donnell fat!

"God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy!"   -Billy Currington

Offline Emptyhanded

  • Trade Count: (+9)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 734
  • Location: Valleyford
Re: Pointing Lab Breeder Experiences
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2023, 05:05:50 AM »
Id like to bump this back up and see if there is anymore input. Im in the same boat as the OP and am considering picking up a pup this fall or winter. My current lab is 8 so Id like to get a pup coming along. Any experience with Skyriver, Clockum Gun Dogs, or more experiences with High Desert Labs? Thanks!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline cem3434

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+28)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2010
  • Posts: 3007
  • Location: Wetside
  • Groups: NRA, MDF, RMEF, NWTF, PF, RGS, WSF, WSTA
Re: Pointing Lab Breeder Experiences
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2023, 07:28:15 AM »
I have/had three from East Harbor Gun Dogs John Farrow. Amazing hunting dogs. Bird seeking missiles. I am thoroughly impressed, which is why I have had three (one passed, still have two youngins). Super loving dogs.

Two things I am not impressed with:
Don't point worth a darn. Definitely flushers haha. That doesn't bother me though.
Their coats are thin. Really thin. It is a bear to keep them warm while duck hunting. Upland fine, but cold water plunges require a proopane heater.

 :yeah: Expect my dog points just fine. I have a coworker that owns 3 more dogs from John and another coworker that has one. All are great hunters, just thinned coated where it's hard to hunt late season waterfowl on the Eastside unless you have a heated blind.
The best friend a guy could have asked for. RIP chasing pheasants in heaven Denali girl.

Offline Gobble Gobble

  • Proud Daddy & Disabled Veteran
  • Political & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 1039
  • Location: Yakima, WA
  • B.O.H.I.C.A.
Re: Pointing Lab Breeder Experiences
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2023, 11:14:43 PM »
I'm looking at a chocolate pointing lab for my son. He has wanted a chocolate lab for several years and we are now in the position to allow him to get one. He is 15 and already got a job to save up and buy his dog.
God Bless,
Scott

Offline BlackRiverLabradors

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2022
  • Posts: 17
  • Location: Olympia Wa
Re: Pointing Lab Breeder Experiences
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2023, 02:23:00 AM »
Try clover creek kennels. They do show dogs but have field lines as well!

Online HereDuckyDucky

  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Apr 2010
  • Posts: 154
  • Location: Pateros, WA
Re: Pointing Lab Breeder Experiences
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2023, 06:22:44 AM »
I've had four pointing labs so far. My first (Tonka) was out of Trieven in Wyoming (fantastic, large, male, more of a duck dog). My second (Giddy) was from Tiger Mtn. lines (sweet, mid-sized female, did not point well, had health issues, but became a solid duck dog). My last two have come out of Colorado--one from KB Kennels (Daisy); the other out of Bearpoint (Goose). Both are from Bearpoint lines. The last two have been absolute pointing machines! And I will be going back to Colorado to get my next when the time comes.

RW

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Rubs by pickardjw
[Today at 10:02:44 AM]


AS THEY LAY 2023 by borntoslay
[Today at 10:00:06 AM]


Guest Housing & Close Proximity to Outdoors Adventures in SW WA by pianoman9701
[Today at 09:44:09 AM]


Long Beach Surf Perch? by syoungs
[Today at 09:42:03 AM]


2023 Elk Harvest Thread by pianoman9701
[Today at 09:34:38 AM]


WTS: B&C stock Win Mod70 SA by scudmaster
[Today at 09:25:55 AM]


Replacing Muzzy Loads by steeleywhopper
[Today at 08:54:51 AM]


2005 Sailfish 218 CC Big Price Reduced by twolabs
[Today at 08:49:57 AM]


Wtb 20ga semiauto shotty by birddogdad
[Today at 08:24:38 AM]


FS: Origin Maine Bison Boots - Price Drop by andersonjk4
[Today at 08:15:59 AM]


check those muzzy loads don't assume they are dry by dilleytech
[Today at 07:54:15 AM]


2023 Hunting-Washington Christmas Gift Exchange "GO" by cem3434
[Today at 07:18:17 AM]


Saskatchewan guided deer hunts?? by C-Money
[Today at 06:10:35 AM]


FS: Five (5) Tiger J-S-93 Jack Post 4'6" - 7'9" by BTStewart
[Today at 05:58:35 AM]


WFWD Report on Courgars and Bears by Humptulips
[Today at 01:57:56 AM]


Oberhasli goats for sale? by builtfordtough
[Yesterday at 10:02:47 PM]


PSA- 10 day waiting period-----PSA by ghosthunter
[Yesterday at 09:10:52 PM]


FS Caldwell G2 Chronograph by LabChamp
[Yesterday at 09:05:42 PM]


Poor little spike by ZaneHunts
[Yesterday at 08:45:07 PM]


New 4Runner wheels-factory new not take offs by finnman
[Yesterday at 08:31:48 PM]

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2023, SimplePortal