2497 Slinger Rd « Return to Listings
Richfield, WI 53076
Erins Edge Labradors has specialized in breeding Chocolate Labradors for the field as well as for family companions since 1980, raising 4-6 litters a year, and sometimes a litter for Crosswind Kennels. My females must be intelligent working dogs with an excellent pedigree and temperament, OFA Excellent or Good hips, clear eyes, good bone and conformation, and possess great drive and desire. The parents of these females and my studs must also have the same health clearances, have been proven not to produce serious genetic problems, and live long and healthy lives. Roadhouse Gusto, OFA Excellent, was my own Qualified All Age senior stud, a dark chocolate who was a talented marker, stylish and dynamic...a pleasure to run. I consider him my foundation sire not only because he was my first dog to QAA, but he showed me we could run Opens. His loyalty, love, and devotion were truly exceptional; he was my heart dog and best Bud ever. His father was 1992 NAFC/FC Gusto's Last Control and his littermate sister was 1998 NAFC/FC Hattie McBunn who was also the 1998 High Point Amateur Female with multiple Doubleheader Wins. Hattie's breeding with LeanMac produced multiple 7 FC and one of the strongest competitive lines in FT ever. My present Chocolate stud, Erins Edge Goose Ya Big Studd, MH OFA Excellent is the son of FC/AFC/CFC/CAFC Barracuda Blue, MH, the only dog in AKC history with all five titles and amateur trained, and my own bitch, Mallard Lake Lady Magnum QAA, OFA Excellent, was at one time only one of a few qualified all age chocolate females ever in AKC history for a brief period. Erin's Edge Lean Machine SH (Rico), is my Black Stud from 2X NAFC/FC 2X CNAFC Ebonstar LeanMac who has produced over 150 FC, the #1 producer in FT history, and FC/AFC Gator Pts Sweet Potato Pie (the only FC/AFC Chocolate female in AKC history) passes yellow and chocolate. The majority of my bitch line goes back to Hard Driving Abigail, my foundation bitch, who was 83 pounds, had great a great nose, drive, and desire, a distinct personality, and a long life free of any medications. Mallard Lake Lady Magnum QAA is my other bitch line born in 1992 and she fostered all my puppies. The combination of Roady and Maggie's lines along with GRHRCH Gator Pt's Magnum Gentle Ben MH,QAA, #3 HRC producer of titled dogs, a wonderful dog litled in 3 venies, AKC FT, AKC HT, and HRC grand champion are in Erin's Edge Double Magnum Ben SH, chocolate, OFA Excellent, who is in training for Master Hunter. I also have another line of blacks originating in Alaska and Canada out of AFC Westwind's Iron Fist his great grandson Erin's Edge Bada Boom QAA (Rizzo) who is Black from FC/AFC Candlewoods Rulin the Roost, Rooster (LeanMac and 3X NFC Lottie's Sister Bebe) and Katy, my FC/AFC Webshire Honest Abe x AFC Westwind Iron Fist line. His brother Rip, FC Premiers Riptide just received his FC on 5-10-09, my first bred FC. My young dog Erins Edge Roadhouse Ride Em is a combination of Rooster lines and Abe Lines (FC Rip and Rizzo's sister) bred using frozen semen from Roady. Hopefully he will be available for stud in late 2010, a chocolate factored black.
I slowly incorporated new individuals from all black and chocolate field champion lines that had proven to be genetically healthy and showed natural talent. I do not deviate from my lines unless I know the health background of the dogs, and I have the great-great granddaughter of foundation bitch so I know my lines. I do not lease females to breed or buy older females just to breed but breed only my own female lines. I also have several Yellow females from a line I bought from a friend that knows his lines. My observation has been that breeding to show or Champion lines that have not produced working dogs, dramatically lowers the drive, desire, and intelligence in the pups, so my breeding program has focused on breeding to talented, trainable, and good looking field studs that resemble the classic Labrador look as much as possible and occasionally bench/field crosses where the lines have produced working dogs that have at least titled as Master Hunters. Breeding is more than putting two dogs together. Although I enthusiastically support any puppy owner that competes my dogs, I am more interested in the best possible home for my pups, rather than selling to competition homes only. I am not interested in selling to parties that resell the dogs either. Working homes are preferred and most of my pups are in hunting or hunt test homes, but they also do obedience, agility, therapy dogs, search and rescue, become Canine Good Citizens, and are beloved family companions. I strive for dogs that have a great desire for hunting, but after the puppy stage, are able to relax in the house. Please be aware that field pups and dogs need a good run everyday and do not make good couch potato dogs without some exercise, and this should not be confused with being hyper. My dogs live long, healthy lives; however, I use natural topical insecticides, don't chemically treat my lawn, and feed a high quality premium food along with my omega treats and probiotics for their whole lives. No one can guarantee that a dog will be free from hereditary disorders but I have researched the pedigrees, health clearances, and consulted with many other breeders before choosing dogs for my breeding program. All of my dogs will be tested for Myopathy and are certified CNM Clear. Outside studs will be CNM Clear. Pups will be guaranteed to be not affected by EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse). Pups are raised in my living room or a whelping room in my house, and weather permitting, have outside outings. Puppies come with a puppy packet with a written hip and eye guarantee, 1st shots, dewormed, vet checked, dewclaws removed, microchipped, well socialized and exposed to feathers. The pups can be shipped to the nearest major airport direct (my preference) or with one transfer with a maximum of a 2-3 hour layover. Shipping costs are running @ $180 for 8 week old pups plus up to a $100 shipping fee which includes a Health Certificate, Crate, arrangements, and transportation to the airport. Picks will be taken in order of receipt of a $200 deposit that is non-refundable. In the event the litter or sex is not born, it may be moved to another or future litter. Pedigrees are available on the litter page along with pictures. Pups are fed Eukanuba Large Breed Puppy. There is not a lot of hype on this website, but there are a lot of happy Erin's Edge puppy owners. Visit the NEWS pages and look at some of my pups, their families and stories.