HILLTOP LABRADORS - Iowa Labrador Retriever Breeders

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At Hilltop Labradors in Algona Iowa - We pride ourselves on producing outstanding AKC Labrador puppies from ONLY PROVEN working parents. All our dogs have several 1st & 2nd generation NAFC/NFC/FC/AFC/MH/HRCH/NBDCA Dogs in their pedigrees with clean genetics. If you are passionate about hunting with a great Dog, pursing competition, shed hunting or dock jumping then you have come to the right place. All of our dogs are EIC/CNM/CERF/PRA & THYROID Clear. Hips OFA Good or Excellent & Elbows OFA Normal. All our dogs are hunted extensively on Pheasants in all conditions & terrains with great success & at least 1 strong waterfowl dog for the son who his a passionate waterfowler !! All working Gundogs are fully trained and competition capable. All dogs are trained, conditioned & loved through out the year on our 20 acres. We also have a nice pond so all our dogs excel in water. We offer black, yellow & Chocolate AKC pups. Started gundogs are available at times. Hilltop Labradors produces outstanding Gundogs. We also have produced several Dogs with titles and points in AKC Field Trial, AKC Hunt test, UKC tests & NAHRA along with several dogs with great success in Explosives & Narcotics, AKC Agility Dog with RN,OA,NAJ & NF titles, shed hunting & Dock Jumping placements including a SRS National Dock Jump Qualifier. At Hilltop Labradors we are proud to produce Pups that are Versatile, Loaded with natural talent, intelligent & Easy to Train and all with great confirmation & clean genetics included.Responsible Breeding for all the right reasons.A GREAT LABRADOR for YOU to enjoy!
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Labrador Retriever
Additional Services
Stud Services, Boarding
Breeder Contact Info
Maggie & Craig Buscher
1001 210th. ST.
Algona, Iowa 50511
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 32 years.
Our Pedigrees

Testimonials (28) You are viewing the 10 most recent - View all reviews for HILLTOP LABRADORS
Submitted by: Gordon Munns on Oct 13, 2020
Zeke is 15 months old. Easy to train, driven retriever, good in the house, loves my wife. He is 78 pounds (Sept 2020) and is still building muscle mass. Good conformation, strong swimmer. Rumbled off the dock for a retrieve first time without coaxing. Returns to his "place" even after training is over - asking for more. Retrieved 21 ducks opening weekend in ND and 4 pheasants opening weekend in MN. Still figuring out pheasant hunting. Conditions were difficult opening weekend 80° and 30-40 mph winds. Clearly birdy when there was scent, but did not range very far when there was none. Very interested in making sure I kept up with him (i.e. looking over his shoulder). He has been a star addition to the family.
Submitted by: Scott Davis on Oct 06, 2020
I am very happy with our boy. Well rounded, intelligent hunting partner who is easy to train and learns quickly. All that comes with a great disposition and also makes a great family pet who loves to be with his kids, he also loves to be around our other Lab. He has hunted out of boat now about 8 times and gets better each time. Loves to retrieve the birds. We will see how his first season goes but hoping to take him on a 4 day traveling hunting trip in November. We couldn’t be happier with him. He’s a great hunting partner already, he’s a momma’s boy with my wife and loves to play with my daughters and follows them where ever they go. Very good all-around dog and becoming very muscular and handsome to boot.
Submitted by: Karen Hudson on Oct 06, 2020
Dally is 100% all the time. She has pointed pheasants and is retrieving decoys well. She really struggles with "Stay!", but will do so after repeating the command and practice.

She is water crazy and I think that she will love goose hunting. She is NOT gun shy! I am waiting anxiously for season to start!

I could not be happier with our baby! She is always ready to go.

She is with me when I feed cattle and horses, but doesn't bother them. She has filled a very big hole in our hearts and not a day goes by that she hasn't made our lives better. She had trouble traveling at first, but is better now.

I can't imagine being without her now!

Thank you! Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to add her to our lives! Larry Hudson
Submitted by: Lacey Forthun on Aug 29, 2020
We have a puppy from Hilltops Labradors and we absolutely love him. He's 7 months right now and is rocking his antler training. His nose is phenomenal, has a strong retrieve drive, easy to train, very smart and has a great personality! This pup makes us laugh everyday. He thoroughly enjoys training but he can also turn it off in the house and relax. He's just a happy, eager to please, great looking pup, we couldn't be more happier with him! Hilltops Labradors has been wonderful with answering any questions and our pup proves she truly cares about great and correct
breeding! We will 100% be a repeat costumer!
Submitted by: Louie V on Oct 09, 2018
Cant say enough great things about experience with Maggie. My pup is now 7 months and since picking her up she has done a lot. High drive, great nose, can find sheds as well as birds. Caught her first bird at 12 weeks old, and has done her gun/bird intro, she is all GO in the field, no regrets in purchasing from Hilltop, great looks and high bird drive in this black lab. Bird hunting machine!
Submitted by: Louie on Oct 08, 2018
Picked up puppy May 2018 at 8 weeks old, she caught her first bird in our front yard June. Super fast girl, great looking, a ton of bird drive, already finished gun/bird intro course in September. First trip to field and she was a machine at finding birds, long retrieves. Awesome nose and her endurance is incredible. She is all GO, high drive in the field. She found birds in the thickest of CRP that we never would have found without her nose. She is also finding sheds with no problem. All this and she is only 6 1/2 months old! Cant say enough great things, very pleased with our pick and Maggie’s breeding program.
Submitted by: Hunter Larsen on Jan 02, 2018
Ever since my family got our first dog(Bella) from Maggie, and after watching my dad train Bella I always wanted to have my own dog to train and truly be mine. Two years after that I got the best Christmas present ever, my own yellow lab. Three years later Avery has been trained to hunt sheds and upland birds and it couldn't be any easier to train this dog, wow and she is a very unique dog, super smart!
Submitted by: Pat & Dianne Norton on Oct 10, 2017
Hi Maggie,
Jaylee is nearly a year old and is doing very well!! She loves the water and would retrieve all day if we would let her. She minds well, most of the time and is somewhat spoiled!!! Guess that is normal! We take her to the bike trail nearly every morning, as we walk 4 miles approximately 5 - 6 days a week. She can't wait to hit the trail! We are very happy with her progress and love her dearly.
I apologize for not sending pictures and an update earlier.
Pat and Dianne Norton
Submitted by: Kevin Boock on Aug 02, 2017
We bought Macy from Hilltop Labradors over 8 years ago and we couldn't be more happy. Macy has been an excellent addition to our family and we have had a blast with her. This was our first dog and when Macy was brought into our family we had no kids. But since then my wife and I have had two children of our own that have jumped on her, tugged on her, pulled hair out, etc Macy has never growled, snipped or anything along those lines at our kids or any other person in general. She has an excellent temperament and has been an amazing dog for our family.

With that said, Macy also has an incredible desire to retrieve and is always ecstatic to hunt. I have received so many compliments on her and her abilities out in the field that I sometimes forget how blessed I am to have a dog that listens well for basic obedience but also finds birds that most guys would have given up on a long time ago. I have shot more pheasants/ducks/geese than I can remember over her and she has always retrieved the birds with little issue. Even with her only being 67 pounds. I have been hunting for nearly 25 years and have hunted over many dogs and I will say, Macy is at the top of the list for skill, obedience, and her friendliness (sometimes almost too friendly :)). We are looking to purchase another dog from Hilltop Labradors this spring because our experience was so great! Not to mention, she was already given her first rounds of vaccinations and declawed. We picked her up at 7 weeks.


Kevin Boock
Submitted by: Heather S on Jan 18, 2017
Got my female pup Raz December 2016, very impressed with how intelligent she is. Sits, kennels, and retrieving anything you send her to get. I can tell she has a great nose too
I constantly get compliments on how beautiful she is too, beauty and brains!
Maggie was great to work with and I appreciate the time and work she puts into producing healthy, smart and beautiful labs
Thanks again Hilltop!
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