Our goal is to produce
Labradors with classic good looks, physical soundness and the wonderful
temperament and working ability Labradors are famous for. All of our
dogs earn Hunt Test (AKC) titles, are hunted and enjoy house time as
our companions. Several of our dogs also have obedience titles.
are over 10,000 Labradors registered with
the American Kennel Club (AKC) EVERY MONTH! That's why we feel responsible
for every puppy we bring into the world. We plan our breedings very
carefully and screen our potential puppy owners thoroughly. All of our
dogs have been screened for hip dysplasia (must certify "good"
or "excellent") elbow dysplasia (must be certified "normal")
and have annual eye exams by a certified canine ophthalmologist for
congenital cataracts and other eye abnormalities. We have also tested all of our dogs for
carrier status of Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) and for Centronuclar
Myopathy (CNM). We breed only to other dogs which meet the same rigorous
health standards. Most of our dogs go into companion/hunting homes where
they are neutered, become part of the family and are working retrievers
during hunt test and hunting seasons.
also sell all of our puppies with
limited registration. Limited registration simply
means that the offspring of a dog with limited status cannot be registered
with AKC unless the status is changed to Full by the Breeder.
We will be glad to change that status once the dog has met some basic
performance standards and been certified free of hip and elbow dysplasia
and certain eye conditions as explained in our warranty. Dogs with
limited registration can compete in all
AKC events--including field trials--except conformation shows (breed
If a puppy buyer is interested
in competing in the show ring, we will work out an appropriate arrangement.
do this to ensure that any of our dogs which may eventually be bred
have first been certified free of hereditary diseases common to Labradors
AND have also demonstrated the basic retrieving and trainability
qualities which define the Labrador Retriever breed. It's our way of
trying to help maintain and improve the breed we love.