Why Herzhund?

Whilst there are many Labrador Breeders in Australia, what makes us special?


First of all there are the genetics, you will not find better! We search the world for the best bloodlines and bring them together here at Herzhund. You can be assured that you are in the right place if history is to repeat itself.


Steve’s reputation for being one of the leading dog trainers for high end working dogs in Australia spreads far and wide and he is also known as an outstanding behaviourist too. This means that he has developed an outstanding puppy development system that compliments the solid genetics we have at Herzhund.

Breeding Facility

Whelping rooms are quiet restful places whilst play areas are highly stimulating, noisy and radical places


Our whelping room is custom built fully insulated room, with heating, wifi puppycam, speakers for sound and outdoor access to a secured cement run and grassed play area for puppies once they are old enough to get out and about.


Health is a big consideration here and as well as hip and elbow testing we complete thorough genetic testing to identify any genetic markers of concern or health issues. All our dogs are super healthy

Imprinting and Development

Imprinting starts on day 3 after birth with the “Super Dog” or “Bio Sensor Early Neurological Stimulation Program” to better prepare our pups for the vast differences in our world. Many studies have proven that pups that have been put through this program are more able to deal with stress and be more outgoing than other pups even from good breeding lines, but it doesn’t stop there. 

Steve has a program that he teaches to many breeders on preparing young pups for working and sport careers and general life that starts right from birth which has brought him huge success.