We are expecting!!
Black & Yellow Puppies due 7/14/2022
Chocolate Puppies due 7/16/2022
Breeding the Labrador Retriever is My Passion
I have devoted the last 35+ years of my life to my breeding program emphasizing Health, Temperament and Type of the Erinhill Labrador.
Health: Erinhill Breeding Stock are OFA Hip & Elbow Certified, OFA Heart Clear by Echo Cardiogram, and have been DNA tested for PRA,
HNPK & EIC and an ever increasing list of diseases as science develops the tests. I take into consideration for every breeding.. overall health of the parents, grandparents, and siblings of the breeding stock. I am looking for longevity, and quality of life as well as the current standard of Labrador Breeding Stock evaluations.
Temperament: I believe the Labrador's temperament is his/her best attribute.. Labs should be sweet, friendly and loving to all. They are easy to train, willing to please and after the struggles of puppyhood, be a perfect companion for many years. My favorite quote to new breeders is "Breed your Labradors not for you... not for the show ring... but for the 5 year old child the majority of these guys will be sleeping with"
Correct Labrador Type: "Type" is what identifies a Labrador as a specific breed. As an AKC Dog Show Judge for Labrador Retrievers & Golden Retrievers, I have a well defined picture in my head of what a Labrador should look like. I hope by looking at these pages you will see consistency in the type of lab shown here.
Coat Color: I feel I must mention that Labradors only come in three colors. BLACK - YELLOW - CHOCOLATE. If someone is encouraging you to consider a silver, champagne, orange, spotted etc.. dog KNOW it is not 100% Labrador. It may have some Labrador in its pedigree, and they may even have names and whole pedigrees that they say these dogs come from... but it cannot any be any of those colors and still be 100% Labrador. I have nothing against dogs of mixed heritage. I love all dogs. But if you want a Labrador don't be fooled by these designer colors. These incorrect colors come with the traits of the breed or breeds they come from.
All Erinhill puppies go to their new homes with:
* Veterinary Health Certificate including first puppy shot
* Health and future vaccine info sheet* Microchip Implant & Microchip Forms
* AKC Registration Form
* 3 Generation Pedigree
* Copy of the booklet: Erinhill Puppy Handbook
(Everything you always wanted to know about raising a puppy + forgot to ask)
* Age appropriate toys