Nova has really come into her own this year. She is a great waterfowl lab we are currently working on blind retrieves.


  • Nova strengths lie in her desire to please her handler.
  • Build: Nova is a midsize dog, weighing in at 65lbs. She is gracefully with her movement and is great to have with you in a blind or on a boat. She is a fantastic waterfowl dog she is a true pleasure to take hunting.
  • Marking: By far Novas strongest attribute. I don’t know what else to tell you about it, she watches a bird goes down and remembers the piece of grass it fell behind.
  • Handling: Nova handles like a dream. Her desire to please makes for a dog that doesn’t want to fight you – or think she knows better than you were the bird landed.
  • Hunting: Here at Ultimate Gun Dog, we believe a retriever’s hunting skills are the most important trait a retriever.


Retrieve and desire

Trainability & Focus

Calmness & Off Switch

X Factor


The number scale the higher the number the higher the influence.

X-Factor = prey drive

Softness is how the dog is handling pressure.

Calmness & off switch is trainable the number displayed is based on their natural tendency.