i looked at the puppylove site and man they do have a lot of dogs! in Cole's pedigree his father is from the kennel the father of my lab is from, and i noticed some other names i've run into here in colorado. they are one i looked at getting a puppy from, but they had none when i was looking. they're known to be good breeders, and they hunt and show. as for english labs, here is a picture of pearl's father who is an english lab: http://www.simerdown.com/heath.htm they are stockier, shorter legs and thicker legs, heads and bodies, as a rule not as high strung; field (as opposed to english) labs are more bred for strictly hunting and are much more high energy for that purpose.
Like Pearl said, the English type show dog is a better pet, usually. May have a higher incidence of b-defects, or be useless in the field depending on what they are breeding. Minneyar Gmhr is a NAHRA title and AKC would not list it. Marathon Man was the highest pointed yellow Lab in field history and he is listed as CNFC/CNAFC/FC/AFC, I just have never seen the G added to the front of the slews of titles in my pedigrees except w/ the NAHRA titles. Hoosgow I did say I thought it was w/ pointers that the title JH was less regarded(more or less). You know pointers terribly well, and I told Catlover to wait to talk to you on the subject. As to the sneer, well I'm still laughing thinking of a pug being handled to the mark. 100's of dogs is a low #. I know people that have 4 litters on the ground, any given month of the year, all gone at 8 wks. all from certified stock, w/ decent pedigrees. In some states the higher production number gives you state control over the guarantee.