Contender Retrievers was started in 1992 with a chocolate female named Ellie.
Ellie was purchased from the Des Moines Register. At the time, I had no idea what a field-titled dog even was. Since then, Contender Retrievers has developed into one of the premier breeders of Labradors in the country.
Our dogs do not just excel in competition or in the field as hunters, but are equally at home as pets.