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Lone Star Labradors News Just Retrievers Outdoor Articles
Urgent News Caring For a Lab Puppy Waterfowl Identification
Our Puppy Status Canine Nutrition 2010-2011 Federal Waterfowl Stamp
Our Health Guarantee Registering a Dog with AKC  
   Dogs In Our Lives  
  A Funny Lab Poem Wild Game Recipe's
  About Parvo Recipe index
  Problems With Diggin'?

itty has been bred and is expecting a litter around July 21! The sire is FC AFC CNFC CAFC Taylorlab Calumet's Big Blue "Blue", winner of the 2010 Canadian National. Click here for information on this upcoming litter. Check back soon for updates.

As y'all probably already know, Kitty passed the 2010 Master Nationals in Corning, California with only one handle in all six series. This was her third MN pass, thus she now bears the newly AKC recognized Master National Hunter MNH title, and she has been placed in the Master National Hall of Fame! We are so proud of Kitty and her Trainer/Handler Pat McHale of Ridgewood Kennels. Kitty has also qualified to run the 2011 Master National in Maryland this coming October

Click here for pictures of Kitty running the 2010 AKC Master National.

Kitty traveled with me, Mason, Tater, and about nine friends and twelve other dogs the week before Thanksgiving '10 to hunt wild pheasants at Echo Valley Ranch outside of Wessington Springs, South Dakota. It was cold and windy, but we managed to bring home lots of pheasants and had a wonderful time hunting.

Again, check out our 2011 Litter. This may be Kitty's final breeding.

HRCH UH Rebels Dazlin Texas Gunsmoke MH MNH "Miss Kitty"


ason earned his first Master Hunter pass in the spring of '06 under Pat, his trainer. I ran him in Master tests in the fall of '06 mainly for the experience. Due to my inexperience and his unbridled nature we didn't get any more passes, but I sure learned a lot and have a lot more confidence in handling him.

Our 2007 Hunt Test season started out well with a Master pass at Port Arthur, TX., bringing Mason to a total of 3 Master passes. He currently needs only needs 2 more passes for a Master Hunter Title.

Mason also went to South Dakota with me in November '07 to hunt pheasants. He is an awesome pheasant hunter and has been nick-named the "Tasmanian Devil" by one of my good friends due to his ability to find and flush pheasants at an unrelentless and rapid pace while skillfully quartering within gun range. Mason covers more ground and flushes more pheasants than any other Lab I've seen. And through the years he's learned the important task of sitting (or staying put) after the flush until he is released, something you don't see much on the outdoor networks on TV.

Mason once again traveled with me, Kitty, Tater and nine of our friends and twelve other dogs to South Dakota the week before Thanksgiving of '10 to hunt wild pheasants. We returned with yet another memorable and sucessful hunting trip in our archives.

HRCH UH Lone Star's Cream-O'-da-Crop SH "Mason"


ater is doing well and having fun.He also made the long trip to South Dakota in early November of '07 and did a really great job hunting wild pheasants. On our 2nd day of hunting Tony and I were walking a fence line and Tater suddenly began shuffling in the dense cover and came out with a live pheasant in his mouth! We think it may have been a bird that was wounded from a previous encounter with us, but maybe not. Just another good reason to hunt pheasants with a well trained retriever!

After we returned home just for the heck of it I ran Tater in two HRC Upland Hunt tests and he passed both. On Thanksgiving morning Tater joined me on a duck hunt near Eagle Lake, TX., where he was the sole working dog and retrieved every bird that was shot. The following week Tater was on the road again to Kansas with his trainer Pat McHale to hunt pheasants for the 2nd time this fall.

The fall '07 and spring ''08 hunt test seasons were tough but good for me and Tater. We ran several Master level tests and struggled, but we finally closed the '07 season with his 2nd Master pass. We started back up in the spring of '08 running a couple Master level tests and one Finished level. We came so close to another Master pass but our wheels fell off on the last bird of the 3rd series. A few weeks later we ran a very tough HRC Finished level test and Tater SMACKED it with no handles on the marks and some pretty clean blind retrieves, earning his HRCH title!! I am soo proud of that boy right now!

Tater once again traveled with me, Kitty, Mason and nine of our friends and twelve other dogs to South Dakota the week before Thanksgiving of '10 to hunt wild pheasants. We returned with yet another memorable and sucessful hunting trip in our archives.

HRCH UH Ma's Lil High Carb Tater Bob SH "Tater"


e are so pleased to announce we have a new litter on the way; the expected whelping date is July 21, 2011. This will be a really nice litter and may in fact be Kitty's last litter. The Sire is young and well known in the Field Trial circuit and is FC AFC CNFC CAFC Taylorlab Calumet's Big Blue "Blue", winner of the 2010 Canadian National Retriever Championship. To view more details about this breeding Click here.

Please keep in mind we are very selective on our breedings and only do a limited number; our waiting list usually fills up fast. Cindi and I are hoping to keep one of these pups ourselves.

More photos and information about Kitty can be found here.


ne thing we know you would agree with is an unhealthy pup is not good. When you bring your new pup home, you don't want to spend a lot of time and money at the Doc's office trying to figure out what's wrong with your pup. We also care about the health of your pup as it matures. That's why we do our homework prior to breeding, making sure both Dam and Sire are capable of producing good, healthy litters. Though we cannot guarantee any given pup will not have any health problems, we can assure you we will guarantee certain health aspects of all our pups. Click here to see our Health Guarantee. You will find a printable version of it as well.


Registering a Dog with AKC

The person who owns the dog at the time the application for registration is submitted to the AKC has the right to name it. Names are subject to AKC approval and the following guidelines:
  1. Name choices are limited to twenty-five (25) letters. Spaces between words, apostrophes and hyphens are counted.
  2. All letters in a dog's name are limited to the standard English alphabet. Diacritical markings (accent grave, accent acute, umlaut, etc.) are not printed on registration certificates in a dog's name.
  3. A Registered Kennel Name cannot be included in a dog's name unless its use is authorized by the owner of the name.
  4. No arabic numerals can be included in a registered name.
  5. Roman numerals must not be included at the end of the dog's name. The AKC reserves the right to assign roman numerals for identification purposes.
  6. The AKC permits thirty-seven (37) dogs of each breed to be assigned the same name.
  7. Words and phrases that may not be included in a dog's name:
    1. Champion, champ, or any other AKC title or show term, either spelled out or abbreviated.
    2. Obscenities and words derogatory to any race, creed or nationality or transliterations of such words.
    3. Kennel(s), male, stud, sire, bitch, dam and female.
    4. Breed names alone.
  8. An imported dog must be registered with the same name under which it was registered in its country of birth, except for the addition of a registered kennel name.
Once a dog is registered with the American Kennel Club, no changes in its registered name will be allowed to be made.
e added a new page to our web site about. Click on the blocks for some fundamentals on raising a Labrador Puppy. We now have a printable version available there as well.

About Parvo

Parvo is a nasty virus you don't want to see any pet experience. It takes hold quickly and leaves no mercy. It affects the digestive tract, causing great discomfort to your pet and without prompt treatment, could quickly lead to death. Symptoms begin with an obvious display of discomfort, soon followed by vomiting and diarrhea. Eventually, the infected pet starts passing blood, becomes dehydrated and could die a miserable death. The sad part about Parvo is that it is easily avoidable. Vets routinely vaccinate pets for Parvo. It is usually transmitted through exposure to infected feces. Without your awareness, your pet could become exposed at your local park, or anywhere other pets expel themselves. Please be sure to stay current on all your petís shots.

Cindi and I learned a very hard lesson about Parvo from a stray pup we took in that wandered our way. No collar, and no ID; we tried to find his owners, but to no avail. He was a very well behaved pup, but several days after he showed up, he left us due to Parvo. We attempted to heal him with two treatments by our Vet, but the illness overwhelmed our six-month old friend. We provided him with lots of love and care his last few days. We sure miss him.

Click here to read a good poem about your pup growing up. (author unknown)

Problems with Diggin'?

We might have a possible solution to a very common undesirable habit many Lab owners would love to break. Click here for the remedy.

Waterfowl Identification
(Click on the Image below to hear the Mallards)

Learn how to identify the many different North American waterfowl species by sight and sounds. Click Here

2006 - 2007 Federal DuStamp

The 2010-11 Federal Duck Stamp by Robert Bealle from Waldorf, Maryland features an American wigeon nestled on the water with a reeded background. Click here for more details.or the details.

Antlers and Claws
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Green Chili Bake Venison Stew Millennium Stir Fry
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