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.
It’s hard not to fall in love with a Labrador Retriever. They are some of the sweetest dogs you’ll ever meet. Fortunately, you have plenty of options for finding the right puppy in Texas. The state hosts many breeders with impressive credentials and years of experience. Many show their dogs and have a keen eye for the best in conformation and performance.
The 10 Labrador Retriever Puppies Breeders in Texas
1. Molly Bogan
Molly Bogan runs Oasis Labradors. She specializes in yellow and black Labs for hunting, conformation, and therapy animals. Her pups are adorable, with full faces and stocky bodies well-suited to their tasks. She offers a written guarantee with breeding stock screened for health issues.
2. LaRena Phillips
LaRena Phillips of Lakylu Kennel breeds both Labrador Retrievers and Australian Cattle Dogs. Phillips is no stranger to the show ring, entering her pups in performance, obedience, and conformation competitions. The Lab puppies get plenty of exercise on the Phillips farm, where the family also raises and shows horses. Her dogs include pups from championship lines.
3. Stacey Green
Stacey and Starkey Green bring over 18 years of breeding experience with their Labradors as AKC Breeders of Merit. They have 40 champion dogs to their credit. The Greens go the extra mile to get the recommended health screenings done on their puppies. The pups are also socialized and go to their new homes with the necessary vaccinations and deworming.
4. Fernando Somoza
Fernando Somoza runs Watercross Kennels. He breeds both conformation quality and hunting dogs. He also shows both horses and cattle. His tagline says everything you need to know about his puppies. “Dogs are not our whole life, but make our lives WHOLE.” Somoza is an AKC Specialty Club Member of the Heart of Texas Labrador Retriever Club and an AKC Breeder of Merit.
5. Susan Malone
Susan Malone runs Bear Paw Labrador Retrievers. Her emphasis is on show and performance quality dogs. Many of her pups are also certified through Therapy Dogs International. Malone raises both yellow and black Labs. Some of her dogs’ puppies have competed and won in the show ring. All pups have received the recommended health screenings.
6. Maria Anderson
You are sure to get a well-raised puppy from Maria Anderson. She is both an AKC hunting judge and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Anderson competes in the show circuit for conformation, performance, and obedience of her dogs. Puppies are home-raised and socialized. Anderson is also an AKC Breeder of Merit and Bred With HEART breeder.
7. Susan Yates
The credentials of Susan Yates are enough to consider getting one of her Labrador Retriever puppies. She is an AKC National Breed Club Member and AKC Specialty Club Member of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Labrador Retriever Club. Yates shows her dogs, too. Her Lab’s pups have also competed and won honors in the show ring. She is an AKC Breeder of Merit.
8. Gina Roidopoulos
Gina Roidopoulos raises her puppies on a farm in east Texas, where they have room to roam and have contact with other pets. Her specialty is yellow Labs. All pups receive the necessary certifications and health screenings. Roidopoulos shows her dogs for conformation. She is a “Bred With HEART” breeder.
9. Stacey Hall
Stacey Hall raises her champion bloodline Labs’ puppies on the right foot with early training and socialization. Her dogs also participate in field training in hunting. Hall breeds yellow, chocolate, and black Retrievers. Puppies come with their first series of vaccinations and deworming. They also have a health guarantee.
10. Angela McElroy
Angela McElroy has 20 years of experience as a breeder of high-quality Labrador Retriever puppies at South Texas Labs. All dogs receive DNA testing and the recommended health screenings. Puppies are also microchipped. She is a “Bred With HEART” breeder.
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