Black Ice Retrievers is the Proud Home of…
- AKC (QAA) Qualified All Age Dog now with All Age points
- Multiple AKC Master Hunt Titles and all their developing titles, JH SH
- Two additional dogs now working on their QAA
- Multiple HRC Retriever Champions
- Multiple APLA Grand Master Pointing Retrievers
- The only Pointing Lab prgrm w/ 5 Open Nat’l Chmp
- 2 NBDCA (National Bird Dog Challenge Assoc)
- 2 NUCS (National Upland Classic Series)
- 1 UFTA (United Field Trial Association)
- Multiple “Dog of the Year” Awards (2004 & 2007)
- 1 Hall of Fame Induction and 2 more qualified
- In “Shoot to Retrieve” Series:
- Over 1,650 Open Champion Points
- With more than 175 1st Place Open Wins
- With over 300 Open top 3 placements
- 2 Dogs ranked #1 in the world by the BDC
All this with just 4 dogs? WOW…and we are just getting started!
To that end, over the past 14 months we have added 3 more potential champions to our developing kennel in the likes of Blast, Buddy & Jazz. See details on each under the “Our dogs” page.
Blast & Buddy come from the two best chocolate blood lines in the country. Their early accomplishments (collectively passing 17 of 18 Hunt Test) will certainly lead to some great off-spring. Wait until you see their pedigrees!
Indeed, we have been very blessed to say the least with some of the healthiest, intelligent pointing labs we could find. We have a support team of multiple awesome professional trainers / great friends, which share our unquenchable passion to help Black Ice Retrievers produce the most intelligent decorated pointing Labradors in the country.
We take that responsibility, investment and the extensive research that goes along with that goal, extremely serious. Sometimes we have waited close to three years across multiple repeat breedings just to get the exact one pick of the litter we desired. Such was the case in our selection of our developing Chocolate male named Mud Bud – “Buddy.”
If you’re interested in a pup sired by Buddy, check out our friends at Petersen Pointing Labs
Potential clients whether breeding to one of our studs or purchasing a puppy, all benefit from our impeccable research and our attention to detail. We don’t just say the parents of your puppies are smart, we prove it week in and week out at events all over the country literally all year long, year after year. Perhaps one of our dogs is competing in an event near you. Please check out Our Upcoming Events Page where over the 12 weeks of summer we will be competing in 28 events with 3 dogs. This is not counting the “Shoot to retrieve” events we will be attending with our dogs this summer.
We are excited that you have visited our site! Black Ice Retrievers is home to Labrador Retrievers that are foremost working dogs. The old adage that “a great dog would rather retrieve than eat” certainly holds true for our dogs. Secondly, our dogs are personal hunting companions. Our personal dogs are used for upland, water fowl, hunt tests, field trials and compete as professional tournament dogs in shoot to retrieve events. We demand the best of our dogs and offer you the same.
I am originally from the “Show me state,” so seeing is believing. I grew up hunting ducks off of the Missouri & Mississippi Rivers in ST. Charles, Mo. where if your lab could not handle multiple marks and blinds, you and your dog were not invited back. We have some of the highest standards in the industry. While other lab kennels breed great grand children, grand children, & daughters of well accomplished dogs, we only have litters from dogs that are well accomplished themselves.
We prove that your puppy’s immediate parents are highly intelligent are we just don’t breed them like the majority of breeders do. Why do breeders promote puppies from unproven parents? Primarily two reasons; first they don’t promote the parent’s intelligence because it simply might not be smart enough to do advanced work and or the testing of the dog takes time, effort & investment.
BUYERS BEWARE! There are only two types of lab breeders; those that breed for quantity AND THOSE THAT BREED FOR QUALITY. You need to decide for yourself what type of buyer you are and then do your research.
This industry is very competitive and you can buy a lab from just about any newspaper you pick up….but you get what you pay for. Our best customers are families who simply want the best possible dog for the dollar and take the time & effort to make the best informed buying decision possible.
Thank you for visiting our Web site. We hope you enjoy browsing all the details of our developing brand. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to reach out to us. Our contact information can be found on the About Us page. May God Bless you and your families.