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Labrador Retriever Puppies For Sale in Oregon Breeders List 2021

Oliver Jones

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. Learn more about our position and how to choose a breeder here.

Introduction

The Labrador Retriever, also known as a “Lab,” is the most popular dog breed in America, and for good reason. Well-known for being friendly and loyal, Labs are excellent family dogs. They have a sturdy body, wide head, and eyes that hint at the mischief these energic dogs can get into if they get bored. Labs love their humans and will be happy to follow you wherever you go.

If you’re looking for a sweet, loyal, energetic Lab to be your best friend in Oregon, here is a list of breeders to help you bring home your new best friend.

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3 Labrador Retriever Puppy Breeders in Oregon

1. Northwest Classic Labrador Retrievers

Northwest Classic Labrador Retrievers

  • Oregon City, OR

Located in Oregon City, OR, Northwest Classic Labrador Retrievers is a small, family-owned business that sells Labrador Retrievers. Their breeding Labs are all AKC registered, and health testing of their dogs is an important part of their breeding program. They believe in the “Rule of 7s” for socialization for a well-adjusted puppy: 7 toys, 7 locations, 7 surfaces, 7 different sounds, 7 feeding containers, 7 different challenges, and 7 different people. Puppies are sold with a limited registration, which means they need to be neutered or spayed, and can’t be bred. You will need to fill out an application for a puppy and the breeders will contact you about available puppies, or the next available litter.  They do require a vet reference so it’s best to have that information on hand when you fill out the application.


2. Labrador Lovers

Labrador Lovers

  • Salem, OR

Labrador Lovers is a small hobbyist breeder and they focus on the Rules of 7 for their puppies starting at 4 weeks of age to promote trainability, confidence, and socialization in their puppies. The breeding dogs are AKC registered English Labrador Retrievers from English Champion and hunter bloodlines. Their puppies are light yellow to dark golden colored.

If you’re looking for a puppy, you will need to fill out a questionnaire and a $200 deposit places you in the queue for the upcoming litter. If they can’t provide you with the gender or color puppy you want, the money can be refunded or transferred to the next litter. They offer official ownership AKC registration form/pedigree papers for an additional fee. Puppies are sold under limited registration, which voids any breeding rights. Puppies have their first round of shots, are dewormed, and are ready to go home with you around 7-8 weeks of age.


3. Westlane Labradors

Westlane Labradors

  • Albany, OR

Westlane Labradors is an AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T. and AKC Breeder of Merit certified breeder located in Albany, OR. Westland Labradors breed only the AKC-recognized colors of yellow, chocolate, and black. Puppies from this breeder are also Limited Registration, which means the dog itself is registered with the AKC, but any offspring from the puppy would not be eligible for AKC registration.

To purchase a puppy, you must fill out a questionnaire and put down a non-refundable $500 deposit. Puppies are available at 8-9 weeks of age and go home with a purchase contract, pedigree paperwork, microchip, microchip registration, and a vet health certificate from a recent well-puppy check. Puppies are registered to their new families upon receipt. They also send you home with a bag of chews, treats the puppy has been eating, toys (including one that smells like mom), and a bag of dog food the breeder has been feeding the puppy.divider-dog

A Note About Breeders

Oregon has some wonderful AKC-registered Labrador Retriever Breeders who believe in breeding healthy puppies. Puppy mills do not hold themselves to the same high standards as reputable breeders and puppies from mills often come from unhealthy circumstances and then suffer from serious health issues for the rest of their lives. There has been a rise in online puppy mills so we felt we should share some tips with you on how to avoid them.

Puppy mills breeders may look legitimate, but some common red flags indicate you should take a closer look at where your potential puppy is being bred.

  • A reputable breeder will want to meet you. Never buy a puppy without seeing it first.
  • An online puppy mill will offer to ship a puppy. Shipping a young puppy can cause lifelong anxiety and behavior problems.
  • Watch out for breeders that won’t let you see the dogs living conditions.
  • They won’t let you meet the breeding parents. Responsible breeders will have no problem letting you meet the parents and show you their living conditions.
  • They will offer many different breeds of dogs for sale.
  • They’re more concerned about money and payment than the puppy.
  • They want to meet you in a parking lot, a rest area, etc. instead of at their breeding facility.
  • They are selling puppies younger than 8 weeks old.

These are just some of the things to watch out for when looking online for a puppy, which is why we compiled the list of breeders in Oregon. Good luck on your Labrador Retriever puppy journey!

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Oliver Jones

Oliver (Ollie) Jones - A zoologist and freelance writer living in South Australia with his partner Alex, their dog Pepper, and their cat Steve (who declined to be pictured). Ollie, originally from the USA, holds his master's degree in wildlife biology and moved to Australia to pursue his career and passion but has found a new love for working online and writing about animals of all types.