Pet Keen advocates for adopting before shopping. We understand there are many reasons for seeking a breeder, though, so we encourage it to be done the right way. We have not personally investigated all of the breeders below, rather, we have gathered their details for you to get in touch and ask all the right questions before you decide.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds around—and for good reason. These dogs are perfect companion animals, ideal for first pets, therapy animals, gun dogs, multi-pet households—and even show.
If you have a love for this breed, you can pick from many reputable breeders in Indiana. Here are a few that you can choose from—depending on what you’re looking for.
7 Labrador Retriever Breeders in Indiana
1. Buck Branch Labradors
Buck Branch Labradors is a small breeding operation located in Seymour, Indiana. All Labs at this location are raised as family members with direct access to children and other dogs. They even have goats on-premises if you want a well-rounded pooch who’s used to farm life.
This breeder is inspected and completely compliant with American Kennel Club (AKC) standards. This website contains images of all the gorgeous specimens Buck Branch uses for breeding and a history of previous litters.
2. Rustic Ridge Labradors
Rustic Ridge Labradors are located in Lebanon, producing beautiful chocolate Labs on 5 acres of land. They make temperament a top priority, breeding dogs who have docile, amiable personalities.
These dogs undergo several health checks before placement, including a complete clearance from a board-certified ophthalmologist. They also introduce them to different environments and interact with children and other animals—including cats.
3. Labs Unlimited
Labs Unlimited in Valparaiso, Indiana has a lot more to offer than just Lab puppies. These pups are bred for hunting companions, so there are tons of opportunities for training and other events at this facility.
These breeders focus on common Lab colors—black, chocolate, and yellow. These dogs are registered through the AKC, capable of completing tons of work and field-related tasks.
4. Bill Crabtree Silver Labs
Bill Crabtree Silver Labs is a small operation breeder that specializes in silver and charcoal-colored Labradors. In addition, they also breed red/yellow Labs. If this rare Lab color has your attention, this breeder has raving reviews about the quality of their puppies.
This breeder has been in business for over 20 years. All puppies require a deposit before placement for which they take PayPal. These AKC-registered Labs live in climate-controlled kennels.
5. Southern Indiana Holiday Kennels, LLC
Southern Indiana Holiday Kennels began in 1996 and is completely dedicated to this fantastic breed’s work ethic and temperament. They breed Labs of all colors—and many studs and dames have been used for varying purposes.
This breeding facility is a moderate-sized facility, having over 20 breeders and six studs. You can check out all breeding dogs on the website as well as look at any available puppies. Even though this breeder might have less interaction with all pups, they do produce quality animals.
6. Marsh Mutt Manor Labradors
Marsh Mutt Manor Labs is a breeding facility that offers much more than pups. These American-style Labs are excellent hunters and make stunning quality pups. This operation also has tons of training options, really getting to the roots of the Labrador breed.
These pups come with all vet checks and health clearances. These puppies are microchipped before coming home—and there is a 26-month health guarantee on all. Puppies require a deposit and come home after 7 weeks.
7. Hickory Hills Silver Labs
Hickory Hills Silver Labs offer a unique blend of rare colored pups—including silver, charcoal, and snow white. This operation really explored color genetics, producing fascinating fur tones.
Breeding dogs are freely allowed to explore the family’s 19 acres. All dogs are housed in indoor kennels that are completely temperature-controlled. There is very transparent pricing and easy information on how to bring one of these lovely dogs home on the website.
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