Hudson.wet duck


Call Name: Hudson

Champlain’s Black Smoke as registered by name with AKC or Hudson as known by many hunters, friends and family alike was born on January 1, 2011. He originates from Northfield, Minnesota and the famed Tom Dokken’s Oak Ridge Kennels. He comes with an exceptional pedigree and has proven himself to be one of the finest retrievers in Upstate NY!

Hudson water entry

Hudson is a Full-Time employee at Eastern View Outfitters where he retrieves waterfowl over 100 days each season! Ducks, Canada geese and Snow geese all are common targets during his workday. He has an incredible drive and impressive marking abilities in the field. He can run blind retrieves out to 350 yards with an uncanny ability to always locate the bird. Although he’s one of the finest field dogs he is also a better companion and a loyal house pet. boat

Hudson pretty much goes everywhere with his Owner Bryce Collins and can be found riding shotgun at all times! He is a gentleman in the house and in public where he often obtains flattering comments on his obedience and overall demeanor. Such so that he was the Ring Bearer in his Owners wedding this past August 8th, 2015 in Lake Placid, NY. Where he sat diligently holding the ring for Captain Bryce Collins and Dr. Marissa Matarrese during their ceremony—a birch bark tree limb, held with a soft mouth. Tied beneath from it was a handmade dog bone with rings attached! He stole the show as always with his custom bow tie and cuff links! I could go on and on but I hope this gives the brief glimpse of the type of Labrador he is!

Hudson tuxedo

Hudson ring bearer



Hudson.snow goose carry


Hudson.snow geese


Click here to view Hudson’s 5 Generation pedigree including non-AKC titles.

Click here to view a copy of Hudson’s AKC Senior Hunter Title certificate.

Click on any of the links below to view the actual document.

DOB 1/01/2011
Weight 70 lbs.
AKC # SR65617406
OFA # ELBOWS Normal – LR-EL57485M24-VPI
CERF Exam Result – Certificate pending
CNM Clear
EIC Clear