Tommie, 5 years old. My dogs are named for people who have had an influence on my life. Tommie is named for my dear friend Tom Harpstreith. Tom passed away unexpectedly in 2010. Tom and I spent countless days in the field together in pursuit of waterfowl. Now I have the privilege of spending many days pursuing waterfowl with my friend's namesake. Tommie's mother and father are both in the Master National Retriever Hall of Fame.
Tommie just completed her 4th full year on the retriever staff. Her unbridled enthusiasm and explosive water entries are a joy to witness. She is very steady and handles like a seasoned veteran. She has completed three snow goose seasons and my hunters are still talking about her. 75 retrieves in one day in ice cold water? 500 yd blind retrieves? Remembering a mark for 90 minutes. Not a problem! Tommie has become an excellent upland hunter as well.
Molly is a 7-year-old black Lab. She is named for my sister. She hits the water with explosive entries. Molly is my steadiest dog. She will sit outside all day and never make a sound. She loves hunting Canadas and snow geese but is obsessed with mallards. Molly has the best nose of all my labs. Consequently, she also loves hunting upland birds. It is a joy to watch her track downed birds in heavy cover. She is also the sweetest dog you can you can possibly imagine. Molly has six Master National Hall of Fame dogs in her lineage.
Meet the newest member of our retriever team, Beam. Beam is 6-months old and is well on her way to becoming a full-time member of the team. She has already been a part of several epic mallard hunts. She is not quite ready to handle Canada geese yet but will get a real workout this spring on the snow geese. I can already tell she is going to be something special.
If you love hunting with and watching well-trained retrievers work, you will enjoy hunting with Molly and Tommie and Beam. Many of our guests come to just watch the dogs!
I am often asked about my dogs. I firmly believe breeding is the key factor when selecting a hunting partner. Do lots of research on a breeder. All of my Labs come from Labradors Unlimited Kennels in Valparaiso, IN, owned by Pat and Bill Cox. Bill not only has some of the finest bloodlines, he is also one of the very best trainers in the country. Bill has qualified countless dogs for the Master National and has placed many in the Master National Retriever Hall of Fame. Bill's female black Lab, Sugar, passed the MNH 9 consecutive years. The most ever by any dog in the history of the Master National Hunt Test. If you are looking for a quality hunting partner and great family friend look no further than Labradors Unlimited.
Labradors Unlimited, Valparaiso, IN
Bill Cox's cell phone: 219-508-4445