Our Breeding Goals
Working Labrador Retrievers
The Labrador Retriever has been one of the most popular breeds for many years, they are such a versatile breed that is commonly used to guide the blind, assist those in need, scent detection work, hunting and retrieving and of course the best mate you could ever hope for.
When it comes to our Labs, Steve grew up with a Labrador named “Boy”, and he feels the Labrador makes the best pet for children young and not so young. A dog that loves to swim, fetch, hang out and swap attention with you, you wont find a more stable dog than ours.
Our breeding goals are aimed at producing stable, intelligent dogs that are highly suitable to train working dogs.
Our Labradors thrive in any role but specialise the the following
Autism support dogs
Emotional support dogs
Medical alert dogs
Diabetic alert dogs
PTSD support dog
Scent detection dogs
Hunting and retrieving dogs
Therapy dogs to assist Therapists with patients
Dogs for school support programs
Dogs for Hotel and Motel support
Best friends for you and your family
The dogs we choose to breed are the best examples we can find of the breed, anywhere in the world. Our lines have the best examples New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom and Australia have to offer threaded throughout them and we aim to continue to develop our own unique bloodline to give us a predictable and repeatable outcome, saving breeding pups that are unsuitable for the homes we attract.
Our dogs are described as driven, active, busy, stable, (almost over) confident, friendly, intelligent, able dogs with gorgeous looks to match their temperaments.
We do not show our dogs in the conformation ring, we focus more on their temperament and abilities.
When puppies are born, we work with them every day from birth until they leave us at 56 days of age. This “imprinting” period gives us the chance to develop puppies to be robust and confident and to problem solve in later life.
They are exposed to many varying stimuli from 3 days of age including the BIO Sensor program to provide Early Neurological Stimulation, thousands of sounds such as dogs barking, traffic, cats, lawnmowers, thunder, storms just to name a few.
They cover textures, surfaces, environments and heights with ease, creating environmentally stable dogs for life.
The Labrador Retriever breed can be troubled by health ailments, the most common are Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC), Progressive Rod Cone Degeneration (PRA) and Hip and Elbow Displasia. The dogs we breed are DNA tested clear of any concerning diseases either by parentage or DNA testing and they are also Hip and Elbow X rayed before breeding.
We want to provide you with your “Heart Dog”, and this is what Herzhund means. We also want to make sure that this puppy is as healthy and temperamentally sound as we can provide.