Puppies Born on May 24, 2013: 3 Yellow Males, 3 Black Females, and 1 Yellow Female.
Sire: 4xGMPR HRCH HRK's Rooster Smasher of TGK MH, QAA
Dam: HR Orion's Bold Huntress
I am extremely excited about this breeding! Both sire and dam personify my image of a proper Orion Labrador retriever. Physically they are solidly built well balanced dogs of moderate size who possess classic Labrador heads, good coats, and nice otter tails. Tess weighs about 65 lbs. and is 22 ½ inches tall at the withers, while Rooster weighs 72 lbs. and is about 23 inches tall. Their size and build is very similar and ideal for a working Labrador, in my opinion.
Rooster is a strikingly handsome dog. He is a rich hue of dark yellow that is often referred to as "Fox Red". He is solidly built without being bulky. He stands squarely and has good angulation. His head is classic Labrador, not overdone like many show bred Labs and not snipey or houndy like some field Labs. I believe Rooster exemplifies the proper size and structure of a Labrador retriever. You can find additional information about Rooster, including his health clearances, pedigree, and pictures at www.torgslabs.com. Click on their "Stud Dog" tab and again on "Rooster" to see his page.
Tess is also a very good looking Lab with an exceptionally handsome head and stocky body for a bitch. She is very soundly built and has great stamina in the field. For more information about Tess, including her health clearances, pedigree, and pictures go to www.orionlabradors.com, click on "Orion Females" and again on "Tess". If physical conformation and good looks are important to you, these two should produce some of the best looking field-bred Labs around!
Rooster has demonstrated his talent in the field by earning advanced titles in AKC, HRC, and APLA hunt tests. In addition to those titles, he won the only Qualifying stake he ever ran in AKC field trials and he also passed the HRC 2012 Fall Grand Hunt test. Tess has earned an HR title in HRC hunt tests and is a great pheasant hunting dog. Their offspring should inherit all of the talent needed to excel in the field.
If you want to insure that your pup comes from parents who have passed their health clearances you should examine the health certifications of these two exceptional Labs.
HR Orion's Bold Huntress GMPR HRCH Rooster Smasher MH, QAA
AKC Reg. No.: SR55817903 AKC Reg. No.: SR42867101
D.O.B.: April 17, 2009 D.O.B.: June 9, 2007
Penn Hip: 80th Percentile (.34/.36 DI) OFA Hips: LR-182016G24M-VPI; Good
OFA Elbows: LR-EL58109F46-VPI; Normal OFA Elbows: LR-EL43710M24-VPI; Normal
OFA Eyes: LR-EYE550/45F-VPI; Normal Cerf: LR-54718/2011-49; Normal
EIC: LR-EIC1904/34F-VPI: Clear EIC: LR-EIC1726/16M-VPI; Clear
CNM: LR-CNM427/34F-VPI: Clear CNM: LR-CNM381/30M-VPI; Clear
prcd-PRA: "Clear by Parentage" prcd-PRA: LR-PRA818/57M-VPI; Clear
RD/OSD: "Clear by Parentage"
What more could you want? Both parents are talented, healthy, physically sound, beautiful, Labrador retrievers. Well, that only begins to describe this duo! The icing on the cake is their temperaments. Both are mellow reserved dogs who display a common sense attitude that isn't so common these days. Tess is a gentle affectionate dog who likes to sit calmly on my lap and snuggle. Rooster spends his evenings lying on the couch with his mistress watching TV. Rooster's original owner, Dale Swiderski of Hunter's Rose Kennel, says Rooster "is a deceiving animal, exceptionally mild mannered in the house and when in the field 100%. Easily the best off switch we have seen to date, with exceptional line manners and steadiness." Rooster's current owners, Steve and Linda Torgerson describe Rooster as "a gentle personality in the house; 72 lbs. of Hunting Machine in the field."
The puppies will enjoy the best care available. They will receive Early Neurological Stimulation, be de-wormed, have their first vaccinations, and will be weaned onto Orijen Large Breed Puppy food. They will have exposure to a variety of auditory stimuli, including the Master's Voice Gundog Conditioning System. They will be introduced to water and pheasant wings and their eyes will be examined by a veterinary ophthalmologist to insure that they have no congenital eye defects before they go to their new homes.
The price for a puppy is $1,000. A $200 deposit will hold your puppy. They will be chosen in the order deposits are received. If you are interested in a Labrador puppy nurtured in an enriching environment from parents with the rare combination of physical soundness, ability in the field, health, beauty, and temperament please contact me. They won't last long!