What is Important in Every Retrieve

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Retrieve Training for Hunting Dogs

I’ve read books and watched videos from many “expert” retriever trainers. They approach the development and growth of retrievers in different strategies, drills, techniques, and routines. I can’t say that I do only what Mike Lardy teaches, or only what Bill Hillmann does, or only what I read about from Evan Graham (or many other ...

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From Scrap Heap to Master Hunting Retriever

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Training a Master Hunting Retriever

This article is the first in a series by Paul Agranoff on raising, training, hunting and competing with hunting Labrador Retrievers.

I came to the world of Retriever games in 2010 after my retirement from 35 years as a classroom teacher. We had gotten a puppy in October of 2009, and my plan was to ...

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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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How They Look

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a large breed with a coat that’s generally thick, short and somewhat harsh with a fine, wooly undercoat that’s well suited to wet, cold conditions. Color usually ranges from dark sedge to lighter brown shades with some flexibility. Solid colors are preferred but a white spot on the breast, belly, toes, or back of the feet is allowed. The hair coat should be slightly wavy and no more than 1 1/2″ long. Tails are left ...

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Labrador Retrievers

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How They Look

The Labrador Retriever is a large breed with a double layered coat that’s smooth and short. American Labs generally have a coat that’s solid black, yellow or chocolate in color although grey or silver ones are becoming more common. British Labs also include a fox red color. Tails of Labs should be pretty straight and are left full.

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