Many Labrador Retriever breeders exist around the country due to the popularity and the incredible charm that these canines infuse around people. To insure that you are getting your Lab from a well-known and trusted breeder, do your homework. Ask around, do research and ask lots of questions. A trustable breeder takes care of the puppies like they are his or her own. It is highly recommended that you go to the kennel or home of the breeder, check out the environment, and ask lots of questions. Find out if the breeder has certifications and reports about the puppy’s health and the health of its parents. You might even want to plan a surprise visit to the breeder so that you can catch a glimpse of what the place is truly like. It is crucial that the breeder provides a comfortable setting for the dogs and makes sure to socialize them so they will be comfortable around humans. If you are a resident of North Carolina and are looking for a Labrador Retriever, the Labrador Retriever Club of the Piedmont recommends breeders who specialize in breeding Labradors.
1) Elhid Labradors
Since 1987, Elhid Labradors has been breeding English Labradors. The breeders aim to produce Labs with good looks, healthy bodies, and steady temperaments. The breeders ensure that every litter is carefully planned. The Labs are raised in the home of the breeders. Therefore, they most likely have been well socially interacted. Moreover, they guarantee that their dogs are all healthy. Labradors from Elhid Labradors are successful in show, obedience and field, in addition to making lovely house pets. One of their puppies even became a drug inspecting dog for a North Carolina Police Department.
2) Timberlane Labradors
Timberlane Labradors specialize in breeding English Labradors according to standards of color, temperament, and conformation. The three main Lab colors are produced here (yellow, black, chocolate). The puppies raised here only go to families. They are well socialized to get along with humans as a pup. Furthermore, all of the buyers must sign contract that ensures that the puppies will be spayed or neutered to protect the dog’s health in the future. Timberlane Labradors insures buyers that they would never produce a litter of questionable health.
3) Milltowne Labrador Retrievers
Milltowne is a small breeder who also specializes in producing English Labs. They have been in the business for 15 years. They create a home environment for the puppies by raising them in the house to insure that they get accustomed to the lights, smells, and noises of a home. This makes it easier for the puppies to transition when families take them home. Because just one or two litters are produced a year, the puppies get the special attention they need. The Labradors at Milltowne Labrador Retrievers are exhibited in conformation, obedience, hunt tests, and rally. In addition, this breeder is a member of various clubs such as the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc, and the Labrador Retriever Club of Chesapeake. You may view their pictures on http://milltowne.com