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 multiple National Championships.
Our dogs are competing in venues all over the country week in and week out. Running in AKC Field Trials, AKC/HRC Hunt Test, and in various shoot to retrieve series such as the BDC, NUCS, UFTA, PHU, etc. 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. We had the #1 and #2 ranked dogs in the world for 3 years running.
83% of our puppies have been placed in homes of pro trainers, kennel owners or professional tournament hunters. As they old saying goes, “We must be doing something right” for various pro trainers & kennel owners to own, train & compete with our offspring.
We are still a very small operation with just 9 dogs but our record, our attention to detail, and our tireless research to find the most intelligent, healthy blood lines in the country are starting 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 finding studs with superior intelligence and that great on/off switch to match up well with the traits of our females. High levels of intelligence also translates to ease of training. A dog that is easily trained matures quickly and thus is more responsive to learning and lives to please its owners especially indoors!
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 truly considered members of our family.
Our early success in both Field Trials & 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. Read more about Scooter’s developing story on his stud page.
Another great example of our success is with our kennels name sake in the 2xNC 3xGMPR HRCH Reno’s Black Ice MH, who also won back to back Shoot to Retrieve Open National Championships at just 11 months of age. Ice has also proven to be an incredible dam as she passes her intelligence on to all her pups regardless of the stud. Ice has proven across 3 litters and two different studs that she can pass her natural pointing abilities to all her offspring as well. Every pup of hers without exception, has “naturally” pointed before 7 weeks of age without exception.
Ice has so much point herself 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. The best ones just do. Read more about Ice’s incredible accomplishments on her page under Ice’s page.
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