For years I have wanted to get a hunting dog, one that was properly trained for multiple types of hunting, not just another lap dog.

Not just another lap dog

For years I have wanted to get a hunting dog, one that was properly trained for multiple types of hunting, not just another lap dog.  I began the search over a year ago, after seeing pictures of a silver lab on-line.  Following months of research, and searching for breeders, I located a breeder completely by chance that was within driving distance and had two puppies available.  After somehow convincing my wife that we should take a road trip “just to look around, and check out the breeder” we headed down to Iowa. Let’s just be honest, it is a lot easier to try to convince someone with apprehension to getting a dog when they get a chance to interact personally with the puppies. The cuteness factor helps a lot.

For years I have wanted to get a hunting dog, one that was properly trained for multiple types of hunting, not just another lap dog.

For years I have wanted to get a hunting dog, one that was properly trained for multiple types of hunting, not just another lap dog.

We arrived at Luscomb Labs to find that there was only one remaining puppy, at 10 weeks he was getting old and needed to find a home. Lucky for me this pup and I hit it off great from the beginning; he was mellow but definitely curious. Even luckier; my wife also liked him, and just like that, the three of us were headed home to Minnesota.

As I mentioned, I was looking for a silver lab. This process was challenging because silver labs are not very common. During my research process I learned that the ‘silver’ color is actually a rare non-dominant trait and that there are really three types of labs that have the alternate non-dominant coloring, there are Silver (Chocolate), Charcoal (Black), and Champagne (yellow). Moose is a Charcoal lab. Officially on his CKC paperwork he is listed as a black lab but he has dark grey coloring and blue grey eyes. A lot of people at first think that he is a blue Weimaraner or that he is a cross of some kind; they are always very surprised to learn he is a purebred lab.

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