BDC SM x3 THE BLAST’s King Of The Ring MH “King”
A New Beginning
King holds a special place in our hearts as he was the first male we
raised from the whelping box to be our first stud dog at the kennel.
King was pick of the litter out of our best female Winnie's first
breeding. We set our sights on raising a stud that would have the
qualities we look for in a retriever: looks, smaller size,
trainability, intelligence to switch between different retriever
venues, nose for upland, stamina, marking ability and a good companion
around people and kids. We got just that and more!
King showed intense bird drive at a young age and was quartering and
flushing birds by the time he was four months old. At 6 and one-half
months old, King was used as a guide dog for clients at one of
Wisconsin's premier hunt clubs. It was at this time that we started
King's training towards his titles needed to be a our stud dog. During
the training process King was a joy as he seemed to have a "even-keel"
type attitude towards training. King would absorb anything taught to
him in a thoughtful manner unlike most dogs. This attitude made
teaching King very easy as once something was taught properly you
rarely had to repeat that step in training.
Campaigning of King
Wanting to enjoy the whole hunt test process we started campaigning
King at 7 months old. King started running AKC Junior Hunt Tests on
his first 2014 winter trip, earning his title with 4 passes and no
fails. On a roll King earned four AKC Senior Passes four weekends in
row to earn his title at exactly one year of age — a feat that is
rarely heard of!! Directly after his AKC Senior Title, King earned his
first AKC Master Hunt Test pass at 15 months of age just before the
Midwest Hunt Test season ended in September 2014.
Entering the 2015 season would find King on another winter trip to
train for the 2015 BDC Upland National Championships as well as finish
his AKC Master Title and qualify for the AKC Master National.
Expectations were high and King was up to the task. King stepped up
immediately as he earned two more passes at the North Alabama Double
Master Hunt Test the first weekend in March. Two weeks later King
would find himself in the finals of 2 of the 3 venues at the BDC
upland national championships: the puppy division and the top gun
division. King earned a 3rd in puppy division competing against the
best dogs in the country.
King continued his consistent ways into Wisconsin’s spring hunt test
season earning his AKC Master Title at 23 months old! King qualified
for the 2015 AKC Master National on the same day as his 2nd birthday!
Now days King enjoys competing in high end upland Bird Dog
Tournaments. To date King has taken many places in National and World
Championship events and has 3 BDC Super Major (Classic, Invitational, Western Nationals-Ladies) Upland wins under his belt.
On The Hunt
Probably one of King's greatest assets is his ability to be able to
hunt for anyone. King has the personality that will make anyone fall
in love with him the first time you meet him. When in the blind for
duck or goose hunting there is no need to ever worry about King
breaking or messing up a hunt. He is a statue, who calculates marks by
numbers like a calculus. Rarely do you lose any bird when on a hunt
with King which makes him so impressive. One minute King will be
sleeping at your feet when the sky is clear and the next retrieving
every bird taken by the gun.
In the upland field King is a birds worst nightmare! If a weary
rooster feels he can take the ground route to escape King will make
sure that will not happen. King has tracked running birds over 400 yds
to bring them to the gun. This is trait that has come from his dam,
our girl Winnie. This is an amazing trait that King passes onto his
pups. No need to train tracking when working with a King pup.
Genetically it is just natural. This is a trait that is very rare in
most lines of Labradors and King sets the mold!
King has build of a 90lb Lab in a 60lb body. He has a deep chested
muscular body with beautiful head, with red ears on a mostly white body
that earns him compliments everywhere I take him. Simply put he is a
"lil powerhouse". King has a unique pedigree that offers a great opportunity to all that breed to him.
View King’s pedigree and health clearances: https://huntinglabpedigree.com/pedigree.asp?id=90769
King has OFA Good Hips, Normal Elbows, CNM Clear by parentage, EIC Clear by parentage, CERF-Normal and PRA Normal.
In The Home
King is pure pleasure in the home. He has such loving personality that
makes everyone fall in love with him the instant they meet him. King
travels easy and just chills till its time to get to work. Kids, other
dogs and puppies can jump all over King as he will just lay there with
a semi smile on his face. You cannot love King enough as he will take
all he can get.
The Choice is Simple
King is a proven sire that has produced pups that have achieved
JH, SH and MH in hunt tests and dogs that have won high stake upland
bird dog tournaments. The pictures we receive of people happy with a
King pups as hunting companions is off the charts.
When considering breeding your female, look no further than King
as he has all the assets to compliment any female! Hunting,
competition, off switch in the home, pedigree, looks, health
clearances and much more! Add a extra dose of a loving personality and
King is your man!