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Famous Labradors: FC-AFC Land Ahoy “Pirate” 682 682 River Road Retrievers

Famous Labradors: FC-AFC Land Ahoy “Pirate”

Pirate was one of the all-time great Labrador Retrievers with 174.5 All-Age field trial points. He had 12 open wins, 6 amateur wins, qualified for 6 National Amateur Retriever Championships, and was a finalist 3 times. He also qualified for 5 National Retriever Championships. In 2009, Pirate was the High Point Open Dog. Pirate Pirate…

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Famous Labradors: NFC-AFC Storm’s Riptide Star “Rascal” 892 720 River Road Retrievers

Famous Labradors: NFC-AFC Storm’s Riptide Star “Rascal”

NFC-AFC Storm’s Riptide Star “Rascal” was the first chocolate lab to win the National Retriever Championship, and perhaps the most famous field trial chocolate lab of all time. He reached the pinnacle of retriever field trial success, accumulated an impressive amount of field trial points as the first field trial dog of an amateur handler,…

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Labrador Retriever History Part 1 – Are Labradors Really from Labrador? 1024 564 River Road Retrievers

Labrador Retriever History Part 1 – Are Labradors Really from Labrador?

The modern Labrador Retriever has become one of the most popular, if not the most popular, dog breeds of all time. Labrador retrievers have become ubiquitous in modern society and serve a variety of roles as working dogs, companions, and pets. Their willingness to please, intelligence, athleticism, and general hardiness have become universally accepted as…

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Riptide Star’s Cajun Rascal “Chicot” 1000 800 River Road Retrievers
Field Trial Labrador retriever Stud Dog

Riptide Star’s Cajun Rascal “Chicot”

Riptide Star’s Cajun Rascal ‘Chicot’ ’96 NFC AFC Storm’s Riptide Star ‘Rascal’ ex Ten Bears Tiger Lily MH QA2 Champion Pedigree Direct son of National Field Trial Champion, half sibling to Canadian National Champion. Over 38 Field Trial Champions and countless hunt test titles in 5 generation pedigree. Carries recessive chocolate gene. Click Here for…

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What Makes a Dual Champion Retriever? 1024 789 River Road Retrievers
dual champion labrador retriever

What Makes a Dual Champion Retriever?

A dual champion in the retriever world refers to a dog who has received both his conformation champion (CH) and his field trial champion (FC). Dual champions are very rare, especially in the modern labrador retriever breed. Over the last several decades, the breeders have diverged into two separate types of labs. On one hand…

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