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Our family started Duck Fever Retrievers in 2006. We had been looking for a Labrador to add to our household, one that would be able to go on hunting excursions and at the same time be a well mannered house dog. Unfortunately, it was difficult to find. The Labradors with field lines were often too high energy to settle down in the house, and were very gangly in appearance, while the Labradors with show lines were too lazy, scared of guns and water, and had a very heavy look.


Once we discovered the Hunting Labrador, we were in love. Hershey (pictured on the right) was the true beginning of Duck Fever Retrievers, and was the epitome of the perfect Labrador. She would hunt all day, then come home and settle down at our feet. She was wonderful with kids, and was physically in between the field and show lines - not too lean and not too chunky. We often got compliments on her, and realized other people were looking for Labradors like Hershey.


After twenty years in the business, us kids have learned the responsibility and basics of running a business that our parents sought to teach us whilst raising theses puppies, and now we are a major part of DFR, helping out with training, marketing, communications, web site design and sales, in addition to our original job title of Labrador Puppy Entertainers. 

On the left is the next generation of DFR, a great granddaughter of Hershey, and Nicole, who is currently studying to become a veterinarian.

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