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We are small breeders and can only keep
so many dogs. That is the only reason any
of our dogs may be leaving us. We can
only entertain so many adult dogs at a
time. In order to continue breeding quality
dogs we have to add a new pup every
year or so, since we don't believe in over
breeding any one dog.

Normally we retire our breeding dogs
between 5 or 6 years that way they have a
long life with their new owners. Labs live to
be about 13 to 15 years so these retired
dogs have about 6 to 8 years of a good
life still ahead of them. We sometimes
have these great retired adults available
at reasonable prices to families or older
couples that aren't able to raise a puppy
or young dog that will require lots of
training. Not every family has the time or
patients to train a Lab pup.

Most of these dogs are crate trained,
leash trained and have been house
trained. We don't over breed them so we
retire them after about three or four litters
so that they can spend the rest of their life
with a loving family that may have only a
few or no other pets. These dogs are sold
as family pets, not breeding dogs, so they
are to be spayed or neutered.

Sometimes we will keep a “pick of the
litter” puppy for awhile to see if they might
be of show/breeding potential. Therefore
we sometimes we sell them as young
adults. We also take back any dog or pup
that doesn't work out with the new families
or if something changes where the family
is no longer able to care for the dog. So
we would be interested in what is planned
for them and what their living environment
would be before we send a dog out to a
second home. We try to make it be the
last time they have to change families.

As for price we are more concerned in the
home they will be going to. The home is
more important than the money. We want
it to be a permanent place for them where
they will get lots of attention. Our family
raised dogs are used to doggy doors for
the kennels that have buildings attached to
them. As for being in our house we only
allow most of the dogs in the kitchen that
has doggy gates on the doors. We live out
in the country with lots of dirt, mud and
water so I keep the dogs off the carpet.
When we leave the house most the dogs
go into wire crates if they are staying
indoors.
Chubbers was born October 9, 2013
OFA Prelim'ed at EXCELLENT
90 Lbs
He was our main stud for several years and is ready
to retire to his forever home. He is normally a happy
go lucky dog but does not do well with other males.
He likes to be petted but also very happy just
running around the yard checking things out. Loves
swimming. Click the link below for his full details
Ruff Around the Edges "Chubbers"