Black Ice Retrievers - Illinois Labrador Retriever Breeders

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About Black Ice Retrievers

At Black Ice Retrievers we are working towards producing a multiple purpose Lab, that even the toughest critics around can be proud to own, and do.  Our pointing labs point naturally at very young ages or we don't promote them as such.

We are the ONLY pointing program in the country with FIVE National Championships.

 85% of our puppies have been placed in homes of pro trainers, kennel owners or professional tournament hunters. Our dogs are competing in venues all over the country week in and week out. Over the past 3 years we ran in over 300 different events ....Running in AKC Field Trials, AKC/HRC Hunt Test, and in various shoot to retrieve series such as the BDC, NUCS, UFTA, PHU, etc.  In 2013 we ran 5 dogs in at least 130 events.

Our dogs have won 5 National Championship titles, and collectively have made over a dozen appearances in the World Championships with multiple top 5 placements.  Black Ice took a 2nd Place & a 7th place at the 2012 BDC World Championships and has already qualified for the 2013 World Championships with her 1st Place win at the Super Major known as the Labor Day Challenge.  We are indeed blessed!

As they old saying goes, "We must be doing something right" for various kennels, & pro trainers to own, train & compete with our offspring.

 We are still a very small operation but our record, our attention to detail, and our tireless research to find the most intelligent, healthy blood lines in the country continue to gain national recognition. Our puppies have been placed in homes of all types.  From the casual upland hunter who desires that family pet for their small children,to the most demanding Field Trial trainers / Hunt Test trainers in the country, there are Black Ice retrievers exceeding the expectations of even the most demanding people around, even me.

The most common thing we hear on the phone from people all over the country is; "I don't want some high-strung lab that can't live in the house with us." We pride ourselves in superior intelligence which translates to ease of training.  A dog that is easily trained, matures quickly and thus is more responsive to learning and lives to please it's owners.

We are refining a line of labs that have superior noses, second to none bird drive with superior intelligence yet with that great on / off switch so your dream dog can live in your home and can be with your small children. All our dogs live with us in our home because they are considered a member of our family.

Our early success in both Field Trails & Hunt Test across the AKC, HRC & APLA speaks volumes about the intelligence of our dogs & our program. Take for example Black Ice's Super Sonic Scooter who is the youngest dog in history by more than a year, to earn his QAA, Grand Master Pointing Retriever & AKC Master Hunt titles. Now at age 4 Scooter is getting really consistent in his All Age Field Trials.  In the Spring of 2013 Scooter made it to the 4th series 5 times in just 6 weekends and took two placements.

 Another great example is our 2xNC 3xGMPR HRCH Reno's Black Ice MH, which also won back to back National Championships in the NUCS and NBDCA at just 11 months of age. Not only has Ice proven to pass her intelligence on to her pups but she has proven across 5 litters and 3 different studs that she can pass her natural pointing abilities to all her offspring.  Every pup of hers has "naturally" pointed before 7 weeks of age without exception.

Ice has so much point in her she has naturally backed every pointer she has hunted with. Now how many pointing labs have you seen naturally back other pointers of any size, color or breed? 

Ice will also circle in front of a running bird and point it blocking it from escape with the wind coming from behind her.  No one can train a pointer to do that.  It comes from great pointing instincts that only the best pointers around can do naturally.

We should be having two litters in late 2013.  Blast our chocolate female from FC AFC Land AHoy "Pirate" who earned her MH title at 19 months & 8 days will be having her first litter.  The Sire is TBD.  Blast has also earned her APLA Master Pointing Title & HRCH titles. She will also run in the 2013 Master Nationals as a two year old. We are taking deposits on her first litter now.

 We are also considering to breed Ice one last time. Call now to reserve a spot on the wait list.  4 names are on the list now. Not taking deposits until we make our final decision.

Thank you and God Bless!



Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Labrador Retriever
Additional Services
Training, Stud Services
Breeder Contact Info
Chris Smith
7400 Burning Tree Dr.
McHenry, Illinois 60050
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 31 years.
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Testimonials (1)
Submitted by: Don Clark on Oct 24, 2008
I have hunted Ice in numerous trials and hunted wild birds with her, if you can find pointing Labs with her nose and desire, I would love to see them. She can run with my GSP's anytime.
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