Bird Crazy Gun Dogs - Wisconsin Labrador Retriever Breeders

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About Bird Crazy Gun Dogs

Welcome to Bird Crazy Gun Dogs, we are located in Portage Wisconsin, one hour north of Madison. We specialize in upland training exclusively for our own puppies.

We also offer boarding for our puppy clients.

We are breeders of quality Labrador Retrievers. Our puppies come with a 26 month health guarantee, Full AKC Reg, and a CVI (Certified Vet Inspection), Dew claws removed, shots, wormed 2x, Outstanding pedigrees, well socialized, smart, good looking, hard charging hunters that will be calm faithful family companions.

Please feel free to visit our web site, Bird Crazy Gun Dogs.com

We are State of Wisconsin licensed breeder LIC#400521-DS

Wisconsin Labrador breeder.

Labrador Retriever puppies for sale.


Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Labrador Retriever
Additional Services
Training, Stud Services, Boarding
Breeder Contact Info
Steve and Amy Pappas
N9029 Fox River Rd
Portage, Wisconsin 53901
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 20 years.
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Puppies for sale
Our Pedigrees

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Submitted by: Arie & Michelle Friedman MD on Aug 24, 2018
Recently we purchased a black Lab puppy form Bird Crazy Gun Dogs. Now, we don't hunt or compete in field trials. However, field bred Labrador Retrievers have been a very important part of our family as companion dogs for our entire marriage. We believe very deeply in the mission of continuing to improve the breed. We could not possibly be more pleased with our new puppy. He is smart, beautiful, alert, eager to please, and is overall an amazing example of how much Steve and Amy are contributing to the advancement of this all-important breed. Also important is the obvious care they take of their facilities. Their kennel is sparkling clean, well constructed and simply beautiful. We are so pleased we were able to buy one of their wonderful dogs!
Arie and Michelle Friedman MD
Submitted by: Rob & Lisa Wendorf on Aug 09, 2018
My wife and I lost our yellow Lab in July 2017. We both thought, maybe our Sammy was the last Lab we would ever have as our kids are grown and in college. My wife and I deeply love Labs and considered getting another Lab but only if we found the right breeder. So we started looking for breeders across the Midwest and found very few that interested us. That was until we found Bird Crazy Gun Dogs owned by Steve and Amy Pappas right in our back yard. While reviewing their information we noticed that they were expecting a litter in mid Sept. Steve and Amy asked if we would like to come and tour their facility. When we arrived at their facility it was an immediate WOW! out of both of us. The entire facility was spotless. It was unlike any other breeders facility we had ever been to in the past. They have it ALL! While we could go on and on about the impressive facilities they have, it was even more amazing how impressive Steve and Amy were when we started talking to them about their history and involvement in breeding and training Labs. Their knowledge, experience, passion, and their love of breeding and training high quality Labs was amazing. We spoke and toured their facility for almost two hours seeing everything they had to offer. The entire Bird Crazy Gun Dogs experience sold us on the spot. It was then, we told Steve and Amy that we wanted to purchase one of their male pups being born in mid Sept.
We have to say, we cannot believe how lucky we were to find a local breeder of this quality so close to home. Steve and Amy have a first class facility. first class dogs, and better yet, Steve and Amy are first class people. We brought "Gunner" back to Steve and Amy where he stayed for 4 weeks to receive his gun dog training. Steve and Amy offered us the opportunity to come and watch the training. It was amazing to watch and learn from two highly successful professionals. It is unbelievable that a dog can perform this well at just 10 months old.
If you are looking for the best Lab you will ever own, we certainly recommend Bird Crazy Gun Dogs and owners Steve and Amy Pappas. It doesn't matter if you are looking for a Lab as a family member or a hunting partner, you need to visit their facilities as you will not be disappointed with your experience.
Thank you so much Steve and Amy for a first class dog and a first class experience.
When anyone asks us where to get a great Lab, our response will be to call Steve and Amy at Bird Crazy Gun Dogs in Portage WI.
Submitted by: Jennifer & Mike Zajicek on Jul 31, 2018
After the devastating loss of our Labrador Retriever last August, my husband and I were referred to Bird Crazy Gun Dogs where we met Amy and Steve. We have owned Labs for many years and have used various trainers in the past but NOTHING compares to the breeding and training program at Bird Crazy Gun Dogs.
We knew right away after our first visit with them that this is where we were going to get our next family member. The facility is impeccably clean and all the puppies are raised inside their house and get the utmost care and socialization.
One month after our first visit we brought home a beautiful yellow Lab puppy that we named Brie. What impressed us the most about the breeding program is the great care Amy and Steve take to ensure that all their dogs have great genetics, strong hunting backgrounds and wonderful personalities.
Our puppy Brie was retrieving bumpers with wings on them the first day we brought her home. She is very smart and started learning basic obedience at a young age. At 10 months she started the one month training program at Bird Crazy and within her first week she was already flushing and retrieving birds. Steve and Amy use a very natural approach to training which makes it lots of fun for the dogs and their owners. It is simply amazing!!
We are so excited to see Brie hunt this fall. She will not only be a great upland bird hunting dog but has mastered swimming and will be an incredible water fowl retriever. On top of it all, she is such a sweet, well mannered dog and truly a blessing to have come into our lives during a very sad time.
Thank you Steve and Amy, for sharing your knowledge, time and staying true to the Labrador breed.
Submitted by: Christine & Erik Weisensel on Jul 06, 2018
Bird Crazy Gun Dogs wasn't our first choice for a breeder when we wanted to add another member to the family in 2018, along with a hunting partner to our 9 year old Lab, but the knowledge, care and understanding of Steve and Amy was immediately evident during our first meeting and we knew we were in the right place. We quickly understood we were dealing with breeders who knew what they were talking about, understood their dogs and had high standards in their breeding. Their facility is top notch! Clean and they are happy to show it off. Their facility is the best I've seen compared to other breeders we have dealt with in the past.
We could not be happier with Steve and Amy's openness and ease of purchasing a great looking, well behaved pup.
Christine & Erik Weisensel & Family
Sun Prairie WI
Submitted by: Cindy & Robert Conlon on Jun 26, 2018
We have had many Labrador puppies enter into our family, but never one as calm, confident, and sweet tempered as the puppy from Amy and Steve! Our yellow female (Hannah) captivates everyone she meets, and has brought total joy to our lives. Even our older Chocolate Lab (Clare) is a fan! Trust these breeders to raise a beautiful, healthy and smart puppy that you can then mold to become the perfect companion.
Best,
Cindy & Robert.
Submitted by: Margaret Suprak & Matt Reid on Jun 07, 2018
It was with a large hole in our hearts from the loss of our first hunting buddy and running partner that my husband and I began our search. We were beyond disheartened and shocked by the practices of many breeders. We then found Bird Crazy Gun Dogs and knew immediately after our first conversation with Amy that we had found our perfect match. From our initial conversations it was clear that Steve and Amy were extremely knowledgeable, ethical and passionate. Not only were we allowed to visit and meet them and their dogs, but we were encouraged to do so. The training facility, and grounds are impeccable. We were immediately smitten by the dogs, especially Chance. We knew we wanted one of her pups and were beyond excited to welcome Rigby to our hearts a few months later. Rigby is almost 2 years old, and he possesses the most perfect Labrador features, a true testament to his lineage. We were amazed at his trainability, temperament and instincts. My husband began his training and repeatedly insisted that Rigby was born to retrieve. He would come home from Pheasant hunting and rave like a proud daddy about his fabulous new hunting partner. Although a non hunter I am an avid outdoors woman so I decided to join the next trip, Wow was I impressed! His drive and intensity was amazing. Wanting to keep Rigby challenged off season he and I began agility training. The trainer was amazed that he was a beginner. No matter where we go or what we do we get compliments on our perfect dog. He is a sweetheart to everyone from our young nephews to my 96 year old grandmother. Having so much fun we decided to expand our family and just welcomed Kodi to our harts. Our boys are true brothers, Chance x Charlie boys. Kodi is a few moths old and already excelling The knowledge that Steve and Amy have shared with us has been invaluable. Steve and Amy are the best of the best when it comes to breeding and training top notch Labradors. Thank you, Margaret & Matt
Submitted by: Margaret Suprak & Matt Reid on May 25, 2018
It was with a large hole in our harts from the loss of our first fur child, hunting buddy and running partner that my husband and I began our search. We were beyond disheartened and shocked by the practices of many breeders. We then found Bird Crazy Gun Dogs and knew immediately after our first conversation with Amy that we had found our perfect match. From our initial conversations it was clear that Steve and Amy were extremely knowledgeable, ethical and passionate. Not only were we allowed to visit and meet them and their dogs, but we were encouraged to do so. The training facility, grounds and kennel areas are impeccable! Bird Crazy Gun Dogs have exceptional blood lines for both mom and dad. We were immediately smitten by all of the Bird Crazy Dogs, especially Chance. We knew we wanted one of her pups and were beyond excited to welcome Rigby into our harts a few months later. We were encouraged to visit often and were given so much insight into his development. Rigby is almost 2 years old and we are still amazed daily. He has been our over achiever since day one! Rigby possesses the most perfect Labrador features, a true testament to his lineage. We were amazed at his trainability temperament and instinct. My husband began his training and repeatedly insisted that Rigby was born to retrieve. He came home from Pheasant hunting raving like a proud daddy about his fabulous new hunting partner. Although a non-hunter, I am an avid outdoors woman so I decided to join the next trip. Wow was I impressed! Was this really my running buddy so serious about his birds? Having been involved with his training it was very evident that his training was being supplemented by pure natural instinct and talent. His drive and intensity was amazing. Wanting to keep Rigby challenged off season he and I began agility training. With his incredible athletic Labrador build Rigby was a natural. The trainer was amazed that he was a beginner, ha was obeying hand signals and leaping over the jumps! No matter were we go or what we do we get compliments on our perfect dog! He is a snuggly sweetheart to everyone from our young nephews to my 96 year old grandmother. He loves water and is completely at home on the boat at the marina. Having so much fun we decided to expand our family and just welcomed Kodi to our harts. Our boys are true brothers, Chance and Charlie boys. Kodi is a few months old and already excelling! The knowledge that Steve and Amy have shared with us has been invaluable! Steve and Amy are the best of the best when it comes to breeding and training top notch Labradors!
Margaret Suprak & Matt Reid
Racine, WI
Submitted by: Wade & Keri Hall on May 22, 2018
After losing our 13 year old female yellow Lab in 2016 we hoped and prayed for a new female puppy that could live up to our desires of a loving family member that can also hunt. Looking for superb breeding lines and a highly recommended breeder of yellow Labs, several sources directed us to talk to Amy & Steve of Bird Crazy Gun Dogs.
After a thorough review, we called Amy and in July of 2017 picked up our female yellow Lab, Chance. She is from a litter of Charlie & Chance. Picking up Chance we could see that all the dogs and pups from Bird Crazy Gun Dogs were loved and part of the Pappas family. Amy & Steve actively communicated with us through the breeding process, kept us informed on the delivery and sent nice photos of the new and growing pups. We were provided exactly the future family member we hoped for. Amy and Steve gave us all the information we needed to safely get Chance home to Virginia.
Chancy Girl is now a year old and has grown into a wonderful all around family member. She's also working well to become a great hunting companion. She swims like a fish! She has a loving demeanor and an aggressive hunting spirit. Smart, learns quickly, and never backs down from a challenge. Clearly evident that she has great breeding lines.
Chance is now the envy of our Virginia neighborhood. We are consistently asked, "Where did you get such a beautiful and loving puppy?" We just tell them, "Bird Crazy Gun Dogs!"
Well done and thanks to Amy & Steve!
Wade & Keri Hall
Fredericksburg, VA
Submitted by: Nick Hengel on May 21, 2018
When it came for another duck dog and family companion we checked with several breeders. Then we discovered Bird Crazy Gun Dogs. What a blessing! Steve and Amy are first class breeders and the pedigrees of their dogs are very impressive.
We chose a male yellow Lab pup sired by Chuck and born to Jo Jo. What a magnificent animal! So smart and easy to train with a super disposition. At 10 weeks old he was potty trained, slept through the night, doesn't bark, retrieves to hand, heels and sits on command, and goes in the water on his own! I am at best a novice trainer but this little guy catches on to his training so fast it has been easy and so much fun for my wife and I.
If you are searching for a gun dog and a family companion that's great with children you will be so happy with a pup from Steve and Amy at Bird Crazy Gun Dogs.
Nick Hengel, Onalaska, WI.
Submitted by: Ed & Shelly Ladwig on Apr 17, 2018
When we decided to get another puppy we knew we wanted a yellow Lab. My husband wanted a bird hunting dog and I wanted a good family "snuggling" dog. We both got what we wanted from Bird Crazy Gun Dogs! When we went to look at the facility and met Steve and Amy they were so friendly and understood exactly what we were looking for. They are so knowledgeable and have taught us so much. We enjoyed going to visit our puppy and play with her before we could bring her home. They are so willing to help you with your puppy training and you can call them if you ever have questions! I really liked that help as this was only our second dog we ever had. We have a wonderful dog who listens and has a great demeanor. We will always get our dogs from Steve and Amy.
The Ladwigs, Lodi WI
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