HILLTOP LABRADORS - Iowa Labrador Retriever Breeders

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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. 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 31 years.
Our Pedigrees

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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!
Submitted by: Barry Grundmann on Jan 16, 2017
Maggie was very knowledgeable and professional. The kennel was clean and organized. Very quick to answer any questions, and respond to emails or phone calls. Super pleased, Thank you!
Submitted by: Paul Jett on Jan 03, 2017
Maggie is amazing with the dogs. We brought home young Kinnick, and he could already sit and retrieve. Very smart and wonderful looking! Definitely the type of people who understand and care for dogs. He is naturally a good hunter and I cannot wait to get him in the field.
Submitted by: Tim Augustine on Nov 21, 2016
I'm now on my second year of hunting with Coal (Black Lab) Maggie line of labs are excellent ,Coal will be two in February and we have not lost a bird yet nor have we been sucked yet he always finds me a bird. His first live field day last year he found a bird we didn't think was even hit, he is well behaved great with my grand children but is a 100% hunter that's all he wants is to running in the feild and point birds. Coal is my Fourth lab I've train from a puppy and by far was the easiest . If your looking for the best hunting labs in Iowa .Hilltop Labradors has them . Maggie wants her dogs to be working dogs not house toys . She takes the time to get to know what your looking for as an owner and pair you with the correct lab out of each litter . My wife and I alway have two labs in the house ,yes Coal stays in side with us when we are home. My next Lab will also be purchase from Maggie and the one after that also . She has been in business this long because she knows what she is doing when breeding . I thank Maggie weekly with pictures of our success. If I could talk my wife into three
Labs I would be on the list for spring. Stop looking this is the place to go for a true hunting Dog. THANKS HILLTOP LABRADORS. And Thanks Maggie for my BEST FRIEND COAL
Submitted by: Joe Larson on Nov 08, 2016
My Male Black Lab is an awesome looking lab and is doing great. Not only does he love to hunt, he is a great family pet, he is one of the best dogs I have ever had. While I'm not an expert at training dogs I'm very happy with how well he is doing. Stays in close, listens well and works his ass off for us. I would highly recommend a Hilltop Lab from Maggie.
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