Breeding Dog: Northstar’s “Bridger” of Marble Mountain

  • Call Name: Bridger
  • Color: Black
  • Sex: Male
  • Birth Date: December 30, 2014
  • AKC #: SR86141901
  • Pointer: Yes

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Health Certifications

  • Hips OFA: Good - Prelim’ 1715670
  • Elbows OFA: Normal - Prelim’ 1715670
  • Eyes CERF: LR-EYE6773/3M
  • CNM: Clear Embark 4-12-17
  • EIC: Clear by Parentage
  • PRA: Clear Embark 4-12-17
  • HNPK: Clear Embark 4-12-17
  • Other Health: Clear of 165 disease markers common in all canines, and all 15 disease markers specific to Labs. His

Description

Bridger was born on December 30th, 2014, the result of an excellent breeding between Cashman’s PDQ of Orion MH and Northstar Kay.

Bridger is a 65-pound black (chocolate factored) male with a very strong natural point, an even temperament, and a strong hunting drive. He is presently in training; we have high hopes for him as he begins competing in both AKC (American Kennel Club) and APLA (American Pointing Lab Association) hunt tests. We also like Bridger, because he has all of what we are looking for in a Marble Mountain Kennels Lab, including:

1) good looks,

2) likeable personality,

3) strong natural point,

4) intense hunting desire,

5) superior intelligence and

6) a proven pedigree.

Bridger was bred by Troy Benson of Northstar Labs. We were attracted to this litter because of the very strong pointing lab pedigree, which includes several amazing dogs. On Bridger’s father’s side, there are GMPR SHR Cashman’s PDQ of Orion MH (b)*, FC Candlewood’s Meet Joe Black (b)*, 2xNFC, 2xCNAFC Ebonstar Lean Mac(b), FC AFC Candlewood’s Gotta Be Good, and FTCh Westlands Charle of Wicklwood. On his mom’s side are GMPR Northstar’s Kay (c)*, 4xGMPR HRCH Cams Prince Charming Duke (c)*, 4x GMPR HRCH Fraquellis Sauble River Gater(b)*, and 1.5xGMPR HRCH Tiger of Cattail Corky*.

Characteristics

Temperament:

  • He is sweet, curious, independent, responsive, and personable dog.
  • Potential to Throw Great House-dogs: 8

Appearance:

  • Weight: 55
  • Body Type: Medium, Muscular
  • Head Shape: Medium, Smart Looking
  • Color shade: Black

Hunting:

  • Potential to throw strong waterfowl pups: 8
  • Love of water, Intense retrieve, Great search
  • Potential to throw strong upland pups: 9
  • Great stamina, Intense bird drive, Love to hunt, Love to retrieve, Strong natural pointer, Good natural quartering

About Bridger’s Sire: In 2013, PD qualified in five consecutive senior events to earn his AKC Senior title and also received his GMPR title that Fall. He qualified in six out of seven tests entered to earn his AKC Master title. This qualified PD for the AKC Master National in 2014.

He is a handsome dog who is very athletic and covers ground with ease. He is a very intense, focused retriever who would rather work than get a belly rub (and he likes his belly rubs!) P.D. has demonstrated great marking talent and is very willing to handle because he knows that is the quickest way for him to get the retrieve! He also has a superior nose and will point game birds.

Besides being a talented hunt test dog, PD is an outstanding hunter in both upland and waterfowl. He is calm and quiet in the duck boat but never hesitated to launch himself into Minnesota’s late season icy waters. He is a relaxed house dog pet that got along right away with the rest of our pack. PD loves attention from all people and dogs. Not a mean bone in his body.

About Bridger’s Dam: Kay’s Owner says: “Kay is easily one of the best dogs I have trained. When its time to work she is ready to go! When its time to be at home she is really great in the home. If there is a word that describes Kay it is “EXCITING”. Kay has a great attitude with a great deal of run and hunt in her. She points her birds and loves to retrieve. Kay spends many days of the fall in the field chasing roosters and waterfowl and she does a great job at it. When training she shows a great deal of intelligence a real love to work.

Bridger was bred by Troy Benson of Northstar Labs, and we were attracted to this litter because of the very strong pointing lab pedigree which include the following dogs: On dad’s side - GMPR SHR Cashman’s PDQ of Orion MH (b)*, FC Candlewood’s Meet Joe Black (b)*, 2xNFC, 2xCNAFC Ebonstar Lean Mac(b), FC AFC Candlewood’s Gotta Be Good, and FTCh Westlands Charle of Wicklwood. On mon’s side - GMPR Northstar’s Kay (c)*, 4xGMPR HRCH Cams Prince Charming Duke (c)*, 4x GMPR HRCH Fraquellis Sauble River Gater(b)*, 1.5xGMPR HRCH Tiger of Cattail Corky*.

Bridger's Pedigree

Northstar’s “Bridger” of Marble Mountain

GMPR SHR Cashman’s PDQ of Orion MH (b) FC Candlewood’s Meet Joe Black (b) 2xNAFC 2xCNAFC FC CFC Ebonstar Lean Mac (b)
FC AFC Candlewood’s Gotta Be Good (c)
HR Orion’s Quattro CGC (c) FTCh Westlands Charle of Wicklwood (c)
HR Orion’s Blazin’ Star (c)
GMPR Northstar’s Kay (c) 4xGMPR HRCH Cams Prince Charming Duke (c) * 1.5xGMPR HRCH Tiger of Cattail Corky* (c)
CPR HRK’s Kaden’s Cynderella Story (c)
APR Northstar Feelin Tipsy Sway (c) 4x GMPR HRCH Fraquellis Sauble River Gater (c)
CPR Liberty and Justice for all of Black Forest (c)

Red print signifies dog that has been recognized with an AKC, APLA, NAHRA, UKC or other title.
* Dog is either a natural pointer, or is known to pass on the pointing gene.