Our Breeding philosophy

The pedigrees of all of our dams and sires contain champion English and/or working bloodlines, including Tabatha, Sandylands, Dickendall, Lawnwood, and Rocheby; however, out-crossing  (creating new genetic combinations by bringing together genes from unrelated Labradors to eliminate undesirable traits caused by recessive genes) is the fundamental philosophy of our breeding program. We do not inbreed.  

Black Labrador Retriever in the snow
Yellow labrador retriever mom and pup
3 Labrador retrievers, Chocolate, Yellow, black

Where do Labradors come from?

Labs are popular pets in the United States, but they actually hail from a little farther north: Canada. In the early 19th century, an Englishman, Lord Malmsbury, was so impressed with their keen retrieving instinct, that he purchased several Labradors while in Canada to import to Britain. Labs historically worked beside fishermen and hunters, helping them catch fish and retrieve game. Today, Labradors use this same sharp instinct as hunting companions and active members of their families. 

Personality traits

A Labrador Retriever puppy makes a lively and lovable addition to the family. The high-spirited and active pup has a big, generous heart and a desire to please, which makes him a trainable and willing companion. He'll be thrilled to join in family activities, especially if that includes lots of active play time, from swimming, hunting or fishing to a rousing game of catch in the backyard. A gentle temperament combined with friendliness and intelligence make Labs the most popular breed in the country.

Labrador Retriever Characteristics

  • Personality: Friendly and outgoing

  • Energy Level: Very Active; Labs are high-spirited and not afraid to show it

  •  Good with Children: Yes

  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision

  • Shedding: Seasonal

  • Webbed feet:  allows them to be  strong swimmers

  • Layered, slightly oily coat: keeps the dog warm and dries easily

  • Grooming: Occasional

  • Trainability: Eager To Please

  • Height: 22.5-24.5 inches (male),
    21.5-23.5 inches (female)

  • Weight: 65-80 pounds (male),
    55-70 pounds (female)

  • Life Expectancy: 10-12 years

  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary