Frequently Asked Questions

- Is a deposit recommended?

 Yes, we encourage deposits especially if you are hoping for a particular gender or from a particular father and mother. 

- Would a male or a female puppy be a better choice for me?

One of your first considerations when selecting a male or female puppy should be the weight and height of an adult Labrador Retriever. Males measure about 23 – 24 inches (58-61 cm) in height at withers (shoulder) and weigh approximately 75 to 95 lbs. Females stand 21-1/2 – 22-1/2 inches (55-57 cm) at the withers and weigh approximately 60 to 80 pounds at maturity. The difference in temperament of a male and a female is rather subtle.  

-Should I crate train my new puppy?

Should I crate train my new puppy? Yes! We strongly recommend crate training for all dogs and puppies. It is much safer for your home and puppy. It encourages good house-training habits, encourages impulse control in stressful situations and reduces stress during veterinary hospital stays or unexpected emergency situations requiring confinement of your puppy or older dog. Crate training is not cruel or mean when used and introduced properly. 

-I work during the day.

 Can I still enjoy dog companionship? Yes! You will need a puppy play pen while your puppy is young so that they can relieve themselves and play safely during your absences.  

- What size of crate will my Labrador require?

Adult Males require a crate that is 40” long, 26” wide and 32” tall or taller. Adult females require a crate that is 36” long, 24” wide and 32” tall. I recommend that dog owners use an adult male sized crate for both males and females. The extra space allows for more stretching out. During puppy hood you will need to divide off a portion of the crate until they learn to hold their bowels and bladder better. A large space for a small puppy sometimes encourages them to go “potty” in one end, and sleep in the other end.  

-How much physical exercise does a Labrador Retriever need? 

A happy and relaxed dog or puppy requires a minimum of 20 minutes of significant physical (fetch, off-lead walking etc.) exercise daily. Young puppies should not be forced into strenuous physical activities (jogging, biking etc.) until after 18 months of age to protect their joints from serious physical harm.    

-Can I arrange a kennel visit?

 Yes, you are more then welcome to come visit us and see the parents. We don't allow visitors to come see the babies until the age of seven weeks when they have been given their first Five-Way puppy shot. Due to health concerns that visitors can track and pass on to the babies, our vet has recomended not to let visitors into the dog house. If interested in purchasing a puppy, please visit the Puppy Adoption Page.   

-Do we get to pick out our own puppy?

 YES! We help lead you to the right match! Since we are with the puppies from the time they are born till 8-weeks, we know the different personalities of each puppy and can help lead you to the right one. You choose on pick up day or sooner from pictures and videos if you choose to. On pick up day everyone is scheduled to come pick their puppy in the order that they have made their deposit. We typically schedule visits an hour apart for ample time to play with and interact with the puppies before you choose. Honestly the puppy usually chooses the family before the family choose the puppy.  

What is PRA?

 Progressive retinal Atrophy, is a late-onset inherited eye disease affecting Labrador Retrievers. Affected dogs begin showing clinical symptoms related to retinal degeneration between 6 to 7 years of age on average, though age of onset can vary. Initial clinical signs of progressive retinal atrophy involve changes in reflectivity and appearance of a structure behind the Retina called the Tapetum that can be observed on a veterinary eye exam. Progression of the disease leads to thinning of the retinal blood vessels, signifying decreased blood flow to the retina. Affected dogs initially have vision loss in dim light (night blindness) and loss of peripheral vision, eventually progressing to complete blindness in most affected dogs.   

-When do you recommend spay or neuter? 

We have done a extensive research on this topic and have found that our vets suggest to spay females after 12 months of age or after they have their first cycle. Males around nines months when they are fully mature.   

-Are English Labrador Retrievers and American Labrador Retrievers the same? 

They are both recognized by the AKC as Labrador Retrievers. English Labrador American Labrador Purpose Show Dog Working Dog Height 21.5 to 22.5 inches 21.5 to 24.5 inches Weight 55 to 80 pounds 55 to 70 pounds Color Yellow, black, chocolate Yellow, black, chocolate Appearance Rounder and stockier Leaner are more athletic Energy Calm and relaxed Limitless source of energy  


English Labrador Retrievers are an intelligent breed that need consistent training. They are obedient in nature and are easily trained.