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.
A Labrador Retrievers‘ main purpose was to retrieve different types of game both on land and in the water. Today, they are some of the most popular companions that families have. Not only do they socialize well with others, but they are intelligent and easy to train. So it’s no wonder why you’re hoping to welcome a little lab into your family. We have compiled a list of some of the top Labrador Retriever breeders in Michigan. Scan this list to find potential breeders near you.
The 7 Labrador Retriever Breeders in Michigan
1. Michigan Elite Labradors
This family started breeding dogs in June of 2005 with their Chocolate lab. Over time, they started growing their kennel and are becoming even more dedicated to providing purebred dogs to families all over Michigan.
It’s always a good sign when your breeder is registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC). Michigan Elite Labradors provides puppies certified through the Bred with H.E.A.R.T Breeders with AKC. All their dogs go through extensive health screenings before coming home with you.
2. Cherryacre Labradors
Cherryacre breeders are located in Dexter, Michigan, and they breed Black, Yellow, and Chocolate Labrador Retrievers. They were established in 2004 and focus on temperament and structural soundness that helps put their dogs into shows or simply become your new best friend.
Cherryacre Labradors is a Breeder of Merit with the AKC and a member of the Huron River Labrador Retriever Club. They only breed a few litters per year and often keep some dogs to show, train, or further build their breeding program.
3. Oldsquaw Kennels
Those looking for field champion sired retrievers might do some more research on Oldsquaw kennels. They have been a quality breeder since 1969, and most of their dogs are successful competitors in derby, field, and hunting.
Oldsquaw focuses on personality as much as they do DNA. These dogs have a reputation for being excellent companions. Their labs also have to pass the OFA hip and elbow test, CERF eye exam, CNM test for myopathy, and an Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) clearance.
4. Rozey K9 Farm
This breeder specialized in Chocolate, Yellow, and Black Labradors. They pride themselves on providing people quality, champion-pedigreed puppies with recognition from the AKC. Rozey K9 Farm is known by customers for its excellent bloodlines that go through health-testing before being sold. Many of their dogs are involved in several activities and compete in dog shows throughout the year.
5. ChockLabs Kennel
ChockLabs Kennel understands the importance of proper breeding practices. They sell Black, Yellow, and Chocolate labs, though their yellow range from fox-red to cream. This breeder has a thorough selling process. Expect to answer in-depth questions about your experience with dogs and the environment they are going to be living in.
Each dog is socialized and goes through many tests before going home. They provide health and vaccine records that include OFA, CERF-OPTIGEN, EIC, and epilepsy certifications.
6. Endeavor Labradors
Endeavor Labradors is a member and board member of the Huron River Labrador Retriever Club. All their dogs have clearances for elbows, hips, eyes, cardiovascular health. They socialize their labs before allowing them to move to a new home and expose them to regular household living.
After a few weeks, Endeavor Labradors exposes their dogs to bird wings and start to crate-train them. They are also micro-chipped, dewormed, and given vaccines as six weeks old.
7. Kelrobin Labradors
Kelrobin Labradors started breeding their first litter in 1985 after their dog Kelly won her first championship. As the years passed, she was able to breed more generations of her champion bloodline.
The great thing about this breeder is that they care for their dogs as pets should be. All dogs stay inside the home and are trained to become excellent companions and show dogs. They are also founding members of the Huron River Labrador Retriever Club.
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