Gene Kirby with Field Champion Kirby's Iron Mike
Labrador Retrievers for Field Trials
I was given a Black Lab around 1976 and have had an ongoing love affair with labs ever since. We bought a chocolate in 1978 and started breeding to the best chocolate
factored field trial dogs in the country. Our goal: to produce good looking field trial quality chocolates. Over the last 36 years we have produced 3 or 4 litters yearly and
have shipped them all over America and Canada. Our preference is for our dogs to go to hunting or field trial families since our dogs are bred to work. However, our Labs are
very adaptable and become happy family pets as well.
Most of the time we do the selecting of the pup for the buyer. Our effort is given to matching pup to people. We have never had a pup that didn't adapt to the
new owner. Soft and easy dogs go to people of a similar nature.
On occasion we select a dog for our own field trial competition that doesn't work out. We then sell that dog as a "started gun dog" and the buyer gets a
great deal as the selling price never covers the cost of time and effort put into the training.
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