Looking for Lab Pup

Updated on May 14, 2008
J.H. asks from Morrisville, PA
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Hoping someone could possibly point me in the right direction of a reputable Lab breeder. My son turns 3 in September and we are hoping for one at that time. We lost both our elderly dogs in the past 2 years and being a SAHM I have tons of time to spend with a new pup. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Thank you so much to all the helpful responses!!! Hoping I will be able to make my little guys birthday wish come true!!

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answers from Reading on

I have a wonderful 4 year old lab and would be happy to refer you to the breeder we used. I don't feel comfortable posting her info, but if you'd like more info feel free to send me a private message.

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answers from State College on

I'm a Lab breeder. We own both parents and usually have about 2 litters per year. We may have one at the time you are looking. We take great pride in the puppies we produce and I can also give you references and pictures of past litters. I've never had a complaint. We also are not in any way a puppy mill. We aren't even a kennel. We have 3 labs and 2 pugs and take the time to educate, socialize, and play with our dogs daily. I've had a Lab since I was just a kid and I absolutely love the breed, especially with my kids.

Let me know if you would like more information and/or the pictures and references.

Also, if I don't have a litter when you're ready, my father also has a lab that he is in the process of getting bred right now with my sister's sire. I would recommend a puppy of his to anyone. In fact, we are planning on get one from this litter as well for my 4-year-old.

Again, just let me know! Good luck finding a puppy...



answers from Philadelphia on

I know someone who is a wonderful breeder. He thoroughly researched his dogs before purchasing them, had their hips checked via PennHIP (which I think is superior to OFA), had their eyes checked by an ophthalmologist for CERF, and worked hard to make sure they have good temperaments. He also researched the sires before breeding. He is the opposite of a puppy mill and is trying for a few litters a year, but I think he is planning one for around when you will be looking. These are field trial dogs and have a lot of energy and need a lot of exercise.
If you are interested, let me know and I'll see if he's ready to be in touch with someone regarding the next litter.
Whatever you do, if you go to a breeder (rather than a rescue), make sure that both parents' hips have been checked (preferably using PennHIP). So many labs have hip problems that it's irresponsible to breed them without having them checked first. Remember, just because a dog is a purebred doesn't make it a good dog. ANY two dogs with papers can produce a dog who can get papers.



answers from York on

hi, i have a friend that has a litter of pups that will ready in a couple of weeks. she has choc and black. male and female. they are pure breed. if you are interested, i can get the exact date they are ready and a price for you.




answers from Philadelphia on


We currently have a 3 month old daughter and a 2 year old yellow lab. They get along great and we got them from a breeder in Central PA. It was a hike to get there but they treat their dogs and the puppies so well. Their grandchildren visit with the puppies and they even get the puppies started with potty training. They have a website: www.labkennels.com and they are the Larke Lab Kennel. I would recommend them to anyone! My daughter and dog absolutely love each other and labs know how to be gentle enough when they are so young.



answers from Philadelphia on

Depending upon where you are, I would strongly encourage you to seek out a Lab Rescue in your area. You can Google it, or search on Petfinder.com. There are MANY animals, even purebreds, that needs loving homes.






answers from Pittsburgh on

I don't know any breeders - I'm sorry. I would urge you to go to the humane society and look at there dogs to see if you could adopt one or two younger dogs that need a home. That's where our family got both of our dogs (lab mixes) and we've never regretted it. Good luck which ever way you choose.



answers from Philadelphia on

I LOVE Petfinder - great site.

You can search by adoption at your local agency or even check the classifieds on their site by state to get free pets.


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