I have not updated this page in a very long time. We've retired to North Idaho near Spokane WA, Coeur D'Alene, and Sandpoint. and also have a home in Southern California. As of this writing, we have not had a litter in over 3 years. Dan and I suffered a series of medical issues requiring surgery, and we will not have a litter when we can not devote 100% of ourselves to the mother and babies.
We started in Labradors in 1980. We love the Labrador Breed, and hope to enjoy the company of Labs forever. We have all three colors accepted in the Labrador Retriever Standard (Black, Yellow and Chocolate). If you're looking to enjoy some photos of Labs, or if you're trying to learn about the breed, we hope we have provided what you're looking for, and that you enjoy browsing the site.
In the past 28 years we have served on the Board of two Labrador clubs, holding neary every office and committee that one can hold in a dog club. We were founding members of a local club in So. Cal. At the present we hold committee and office positions for only one local club, but until 2012, were members of two Lab clubs in CA.
We believe the Labrador Retriever is one of the best all-around dogs available. We can't imagine our lives without them. We are, and always will be, actively involved in the promotion and protection of the Labrador Retriever.
Note: We have no puppies, however, for informational purposes, when looking for a dog or puppy, the first thing you should do is for you to do a check of your emotions prior to discussing bringing a dog into your life.
- Does everyone in the home really want a dog?
- Can you afford to keep a dog, considering all veterinary bills, food bills, boarding fees, etc.?
- Do you have the time and patience to spend on training and exercising a dog?
- Will the dog fit well into your lifestyle and home?
- Do you understand that a puppy is made up of endless energy, and Labradors are very well known for their ability to reconstruct your yard and chew just about everything they come in contact with?
Please read the above questions to yourself several times. Be sure that you understand them, and have answered them honestly. Do not make the mistake of buying ANY dog/puppy on impulse. It could be the worse mistake of your life, and cost you months of sorrow. A puppy is a cute little bundle of fur. A Labrador is only a cute little puppy for a few short weeks. Very quickly, it becomes a big teen-aged dog who has a great sense of humor, and boundless energy. Do not expect a Labrador to be a mature dog for two to three years. Do expect to spend a good amount of your time trouble shooting many "growing-up" issues, including training and every day living with your Labrador.
Dan and I always had guidelines by which we selected homes for our dogs.
- We are concerned about dogs living in condo's, and will not place a puppy with anyone living in an apartment.
- We will not place a puppy with any couple expecting their first child. You need to enjoy this precious time with your new baby without the added complication of a rowdy puppy around.
- We have not placed two puppies in any one household at the same time. Your puppy needs your sole attention without the distraction of another little puppy to make him the best pet he can be. We suggest you wait a minimum of six months between puppies.
- A fenced yard is necessary. A six foot fence is very important with a Lab full of energy. This fence must be of sturdy material (not a mesh or wire fence... chain link is fine). We will not place any puppy in a home that permits free roaming as so-called farm dogs do. This is only asking for potential injury or the loss of the dog.
- We expected the potential owners to be as honest with us as we are with them. That starts with being honest with yourself. If you're not really ready for a four legged family member, or if you are unsure at all, do not get a dog at this time. The most important thing is for the right dog/puppy to go to the right home at the right time.