We encourage every family to visit regularly with our puppies until the day comes for them to take theirs home. We often invite the neighborhood children over to help us [under close supervision of course] socialize the puppies by exposing them to new and different people on a regular basis.
We stay in touch with most of the families who adopt one of our Lab puppies. We love keeping track of the babies and it helps in our breeding program to follow their progress.
There are many excellent web sites providing information for your Labrador Retriever. Here are a few we think you should visit:
Labrador Purebred web site provides excellent information about health issues of concern for all Labrador Breeders and advice for Labrador owners.
AKC web site provides information about purebred dogs and the AKC itself.
Cornell's Vet Site provides diagnostic symptom support.
We hope you enjoy your visit to our web site and that you will find the information we have provided regarding choosing a puppy, a dog food, etc., useful. Please click here to read our puppy guarantee (items 5 & 6), which is part of our puppy agreement. Thank you for visiting! We hope you enjoy our website!
Ron Telken and MaryAnne Beauduin, Renton, Washington
Note: There is a misconception regarding the "English Labrador" vs the "American" Labrador. The difference between the two has to do with the purpose behind their breeding - rather than where they were bred - and the two "styles" can be found in all countries where you find Labradors.
The Lab often referred to as the "English" Labrador was bred to conform to the breed standard. They are a medium-sized but somewhat stocky dog with a broad skull and a calm temperament. These are the Labs you will see in the dog show ring.
The Lab bred for field is often referred to as the "American" Lab. The focus in their breeding is on their field and bird hunting ability rather than the breed standard. They vary quite a bit in appearance and often do not have the calm demeanor that people have come to expect from a Lab. While just as loving and loyal as the "English Lab", they are often hyperactive and can be difficult to train for the inexperienced.