Many people want to know about silver labs. it is important to understand silvers are not purebred labs. they are a mixed breed of a Weimaraner and a labrador. It may have been several generations ago, but they are indeed a mixed breed dog.
we have never seen a silver lab that was a top notch retriever. most do not like to swim. think about it this way. they just didn't start making new colors after a hundred years. and now they are everywhere. don't be fooled.
If you are planning to train your new Dark timber pup on your own, may we strongly suggest that you choose one of these two options.
The first, and likely the best, is the new online resource of https://www.theretrievertrainer.com/
The Retriever Trainer will help you progress your pup from start to finish with the ability to watch and learn at the same time.
the cost of a puppy or dog.
Many people ask us about our purchase policy. we actually do not charge for a dog or a puppy. yes that's correct, the dogs or puppies are actually free !!! we only charge for the training that the dog has received. this is why some of our dogs, such as the gentleman's gun dog will be a different price than an advanced gun dog, though they are usually the same age. if a puppy or a dog receives a longer amount of training or socialization, the price is subject to reflect this. Chocolate puppies receive more initial "hands on" socialization than yellows and blacks so the price tends to reflect the additional training. since it is difficult to put this explanation on every single page, dog or puppy page, the word "purchase" will hereby, and always, be assumed that we are speaking about the training bill. in essence, you are purchasing the training bill or training contract. If you have any questions, please ask.
A short list of dog commands can be found by downloading this PDF link.
Currently we are using the Dallesasse whistle, both hunt tester and the field trialer. Both can be purchased directly at
We are often asked about what shots we give our puppies and dogs. Here is what our puppies and dogs over 9 weeks of age receive. we vaccinate with Duramune® Max 5-CvK/4L, which includes- prevents Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 1 (Hepatitis), Adenovirus Type 2 (Respiratory Disease), Parainfluenza, Parvovirus (modified live virus)
Adds protection against Coronavirus (killed virus) and four strains of Leptospira (killed bacterin)
We often have clients ask what we recommend for a chew toy. Well, here it is, made by kong. it may be purchased online or in stores like Petsmart.
WE START ALL OF OUR PUPPIES AND YOUNG DOGS (UNDER 4 MO) ON THIS VERY SPECIAL BUMPER. IT CAN BE PURCHASED ALONG WITH SMARTWORK AT http://www.gundogsupply.com/mnb-s.html
Now you can pay online with a credit or debit card at our secure store.
We currently feed pro plan SPORT 30/20 dog Food. It can be found at most major feed stores, including Petco and Petsmart.
OUR payment POLICY IS SIMPLE. WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH ANY INFORMATION, PICTURES AND VIDEOS THAT WE CAN IN ORDER FOR YOU TO FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR NEW LAB. PRIOR TO SHIPPING, WE REQUIRE THE FULL PURCHASE PRICE OF THE training bill on your DOG AS A DEPOSIT, AS WELL AS THE TRANSPORT COST, vet costs, airline fees, etc. if applicable. WE WILL SHIP THE DOG TO YOU and YOU will HAVE 72 HOURS TO VERIFY THAT YOU YOUR DOG IS GOING TO BE THE DOG THAT YOU WANT. PLEASE TAKE HIM OR HER TO THE VET, PLAY WITH THEM, DO ANYTHING WITH THEM THAT YOU WISH IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS THE DOG FOR YOU.
IF, AFTER 72 HOURS, YOU DECIDE THAT THIS IS THE DOG FOR YOU, THEN CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW FAMILY MEMBER. IF YOU DECIDE THAT THIS IS NOT THE DOG FOR YOU, for any reason, JUST SHIP HIM OR HER BACK TO US AND UPON INSPECTION, WE WILL credit THE Payment OF THE training toward another puppy or dog of your choosing. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL COSTS OTHER THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE DOG, INCLUDING SHIPPING FEES, VET FEES, ETC. you will have up to 12 months to use this credit or it will be forfeit.
BY HAVING THIS CHECK IN PLACE, WE FEEL THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO MAKE A TRUE "IN PERSON" DECISION FOR THE PURCHASE OF YOUR PET with little risk.
NO Payment IS COMPLETE WITH DARK TIMBER KENNELS UNTIL AFTER THE 72 HOUR PERIOD. AFTER THE PURCHASE IS COMPLETE, WE WILL SEND YOU THE AKC PAPERWORK BY MAIL.
DARK TIMBER KENNELS
Currently we are using the dogtra edge rt shot collar. It can
be purchased at http://www.gundogsupply.com/dogtra-edge-rt-1-dog.html
We are often asked about what shots we give our puppies and dogs. Here is what our puppies under 9 weeks of age receive. we vaccinate with Duramune® Max 5-CvK The Puppyshot® protect dogs against diseases caused Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 1 (Hepatitis), Adenovirus Type 2 (respiratory disease), Parainfluenza, Parvovirus and Canine Coronavirus. Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus are modified live versions of the virus. Coronavirus is a killed version of the virus
If you are planning to train your new Dark timber pup on your own, and want a more traditional method, may we suggest that you buy and read smartwork by evan graham. it may be purchased at many locations or simply follow this link.
WHAT IS AN X FACTOR? in general, we consider the X factor how fast a dog learns a new task and how well they remember it the next time it a command is given.
all of our dogs are purebred, akc papered labrador retrievers. the papers provided come with an akc limited registration. your puppy or dog will be able to be registered with akc as a purebred dog and compete in all akc licensed hunt test, field trial or obedience test.
go to www.dtkwaterfowl.com to book a hunt !
SHIPPING A DOG OR PUPPY IS GREAT OPTION FOR MANY PEOPLE. WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO SHIP BY LAND OR BY AIR.
TYPICAL COST FOR AIR TRAVEL, INCLUDING VET VISITS, AIRLINE APPROVED KENNEL AND TRANSPORT TO THE AIRPORT RUNS, AS AN ESTIMATE OF, 350 TO 750 DOLLARS DEPENDING ON SIZE AND WEIGHT OF THE DOG.
SHIPPING A DOG BY GROUND IS AN OPTION BUT WILL DEPEND ON THE SHIPPING COMPANY AND THEIR SCHEDULE.
we will purchase the kennel, transport to and from the vet for the health check, transport to the airline and anything else required for shipping your dog. all of these are included in one rate.
we ship from Dallas Ft worth airport. we will not ship a dog before 8 weeks of age under any circumstances and prefer to ship puppies over 12 weeks. shipping a dog or a puppy is dependent on weather and airline availability. as always we prefer you to come pick up your new family member in person, but we understand that it is not always an option. This is why no purchase is complete for 72 hours, no questions asked!