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 dogs in the United States and many other countries, too. If you live in Ohio, you’ll have no trouble trying to find a breeder. Rather than wondering if you can find any breeder, you might be interested in discovering how you can find a solid, reputable one.
Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up seven top-notch Labrador breeders in Ohio. If you want quality puppies with tremendous temperaments, see what they have to offer and learn how to contact them about future litters.
The 7 Breeders in Ohio
1. Green Gables Labradors
Green Gables Labradors of Granville has been in the breeding business since 1997. Since their humble beginnings, they have taken on the task of placing Labs as family companions into forever homes.
The puppies are raised among the family, making them ideal for family roles, show dogs, and even for work. These dogs possess a strong champion lineage and all puppies come with applicable health checks before placement.
2. Ashling Place Labradors
Ashling Place Labradors has a small operation located in Rockbridge, which is a small town in Hocking County. This family has a very personal connection with this breed, falling in love initially with a rescue Lab and then choosing to continue the breed after her passing.
This breeder follows the National Labrador Retrievers Club’s very strict requirements. Also, they specifically breed the English-style Labradors rather than American. These pups are bred for show, field, and companionship.
3. Heaventree Creek Labradors
Heaventree Creek Labradors is a small breeding operation located in Brunswick. They provide American Kennel Club Labradors from strong bloodlines that come with paperwork, health certificates, and the first few weeks of housebreaking done before you even bring yours home! Plus, they show lots of interactive photos and videos so you can get to know the dogs and pups.
If you have any questions, there is a list of contact information on the site. Simply email the breeder for further instruction on how to bring one of these cuties home.
4. Heartlands Quality Labrador Retrievers
At Heartlands Quality Labrador Retrievers, upholding the AKC breed standard is of utmost importance. This breeder has only English-style Labs, which are the blockier variation of the two.
This breeder sells puppies with a limited AKC registration, meaning they can be fully registered but come without breeding rights. If you want breeding rights, you must go through the process of approval beforehand.
5. Punk Hollow Labrador Retriever
Punk Hollow Labrador Retrievers is a breeding operation with both AKC and United Kennel Club (UKC) registration. The primary focus of this breeding is to create the highest quality gun dogs around, so these pups are bred for work.
This breeder has yellow, chocolate, and black labs for placement. You must contact them directly for potential upcoming puppies. If you are interested in breeding rights, you must apply for approval and follow the rules laid out.
6. Avon Kennels
Avon Kennels has an address of Mineral City but advertises their facility as being in Somerdale. Originally, Avon Kennels began breeding Rottweilers but expanded to Labs in 2007. They also breed Himalayan cats.
Puppies come with all applicable health checks and microchipping, which is an expense relief for some buyers. While puppies are not always available, they do breed all colors of Labs, and it’s safe to assume these pups are socialized with other animals—cats and dogs!
7. Silver Mist Labradors
The Silver Mist Labradors breeding operation is located in Jackson, Ohio. They specialize in the colors of Labs on the silver spectrum—such as charcoal, champagne, and traditional silver. So, you definitely get a unique spin on the breed.
All Labs are health tested and microchipped prior to new home placement. Each Lab they possess is registered with the AKC. These rare pups are part of the family and all whelping areas are located indoors.
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