No breeder can guarantee that all puppies produced will be free of genetically inherited conditions. We only use stud dogs and bitches that have been tested and cleared of genetic problems in our breeding program. These tests are used to determine that the sire and dam are unaffected by hip and elbow dysplasia and inherited eye problems. This stringent testing is indicative of our commitment to responsible breeding.
After screening for dysplasia, tests are evaluated with the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) and a rating is assigned. The minimum rating allowed in the breeding program is GOOD. Our Labradors are also screened annually for progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) by an ACVO accredited veterinarian and genetically screened for PRA.
All puppies are whelped and raised in our home. After birth, our puppies have a checkup with our veterinarian to ensure their health. Mothers stay with the young until the day they leave for their new home. This allows the Mother to influence, interact with, and train their young. This is vital to the development […]Learn more
No breeder can guarantee that all puppies produced will be free of genetically inherited conditions. We only use stud dogs and bitches that have been tested and cleared of genetic problems in our breeding program. These tests are used to determine that the sire and dam are unaffected by hip and elbow dysplasia and inherited […]Learn more
At 6 and 8 weeks of age, we perform temperament and conformation tests. The puppy temperament test was designed to help us in the placement process by predicting adult temperament. The temperament test evaluates several components. These components include, socializing with people, curiosity, degree of dominance, physical energy and reactions to external stimulus. The test […]Learn more
Owner Evaluation Not only is it important evaluate the temperament and conformation of the puppy, we also look to evaluate and match the dog with the potential owner. We take the role of breeder seriously and are responsible for the puppies we produce. Our puppies are very special to us and will always have a […]Learn more
Labradors Retrievers are social animals, and thrive on human contact. They are happiest when they are spending time with you. As people we are the same. We encourage new owners to contact us anytime they have a concern or encounter a problem. We are always here to answer your questions or provide a training tip. […]Learn more
Lure Labradors is one of the few kennels that offers to share the joy of raising their labradors with LOCAL families. We have found our existing labrador families would love to have a second labrador as a companion to their first, but is not interested in taking on the additional expense of buying a labrador. […]Learn more
WHEN CHOOSING AN IDEAL LABRADOR, YOU SHOULD TAKE INTO ACCOUNT A NUMBER OF FACTORS.
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