There are some quality breeders in the state. I'm fond of a kennel in North Alabama, DixieBrit Gundogs....Tim is a friend, but the nature of his dogs, their pedigrees, and the way he went about establishing a kennel are great. They aren't for all hunters, but if you want truly British lab qualities, then give them a shout. He has made trips to England, Ireland, etc. buying and importing exellent sires and dams and the results are just what you'd expect to see if the dogs were still in England....true to that particular form, drive, and temperment.
Here's a thought: Let the ducks work and decoy.