Dedicated to the all-around dual purpose Labrador; preserving and promoting health, type, temperament and natural ability in the field!

Welcome! We hope you enjoy your visit!


We are a small, serious and responsible hobby breeder dedicated to the all-around Labrador Retriever, focusing both form and function. Our puppies have gone on to be, not only loving family companions, but wonderful hunting companions, show dogs to service dogs. We occasionally have puppies available in chocolate, black and yellow (shades range from light cream to the gorgeous red fox). We are located in mid-Western Idaho, near the Lewis-Clark Valley and scenic Winchester State Park.

Our Labs come from excellent pedigrees, stemming from some of the most successful working show lineage available. We spend a countless amount of time researching, making sure we do not knowingly introduce or double up on something undesirable (or introduce health issues). We make sure our Labs conform to the breed standard set by the AKC Labrador Retriever parent club, and are sound in mind, body and health. Each of our Labs are health screened for hereditary diseases prior to being bred. We believe sound health is very important as well, so we make sure our Labs are cleared by the OFFA for hips & elbows, their eyes are cleared by a certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist and we do DNA testing for EIC, CNM and Prcd-PRA. Our Labs are also Dilute Clear. A few extra health clearances you will see are HNPK, DM and Cardiac screening.

If you are interested in a puppy, please see check out our puppy page for current and planned litters. We usually have 1 to 3 litters a year and we keep a waiting list. If we do not have puppies available, or none available during your desired time frame, please contact us anyway as we can refer you to other reputable breeders who may!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by using the link at the top of each page!

 

Note: We are 100% for the purebred Labrador retriever so will ONLY ever have Blacks, Yellows (our yellows will range in shades from light cream to a darker red fox shade) and Chocolates! We are 100% dilute free! If you are interested in knowing more about the truth behind the dilutes in Labradors, please click any of our “Say No To Silver” banners throughout our website. Very worth the time to read, we promise! If you truly care for the breed, you will understand why ALL reputable breeders are against these “colors” that just popped up it seems, at a couple kennels who bred Weims and Labs- no other place in the world except for those kennels specifically. These dilutes (the gene responsible is the D locus- found in the Weimariner) are not naturally occurring in our wonderful breed; this gene was introduced AFTER the stud book closed so these dogs are not “pure”! One fact some dilute "breeders" fail to mention is that in other countries there had been NO, absolutely NO dilutes ever produced UNTIL they imported dilute dogs from the USA! With a breed like the Labrador, that is popular in many countries, you would had seen a couple different dilutes being produced yearly in other countries if this was naturally occurring gene; just like black, yellow and chocolate and even the mismarks (see this link for more info on mismarks in Labs- Mismarks In Labrador Retrievers) . Yet, there had not been! Please we just ask that you educate yourself on this matter. We know the heart wants what the heart wants, but know that when purchasing a dilute “Lab”, you are promoting irresponsible breeding. They are also NOT AKC recognized and falsely registered as black, yellow and chocolate. Click here to read the AKC Parent Clubs stance on these dilutes.

Dixie
Dixie, pictured above at 13 yrs (left) and 9 weeks (right), is our beginning!
She came into our lives Feb of 2002 and started our love for Labs! 
Dixie sadly passed away Oct of 2015. She is missed so very much! 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

        
  

 

 

 

 

No To Dilutes Banner No To Dilute Banner

 

 

 

 

 

 

All content and photographs Copyright© LaBrook Labradors (Becky and Mary K.), all rights reserved.