Long Coats 

Ashland Labradors Long Coated Labradors?  
Never say “never” in the world of pure-bred dogs!    After 29 years in the Labrador Breed, it finally happened.  I got Long Coats! Three in ONE litter.
No, they are not rare and we surely did not breed to purposely produce long-coated offspring.  Matter of fact, this was a repeat breeding which a litter of nine pups born to the same parents 2 years earlier produced NOT ONE long-coat puppy. Go figure!
Long coat puppies are born looking just like their normal…Read more

Breeding Philosophies 

Breeding Philosophy:

  n.pl., -phies.

  1. Love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline.

  2. Investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods.

  3. A  system of thought based on or involving such inquiry: the philosophy of Hume.

  4. The critical analysis of fundamental assumptions or beliefs.

  5. The disciplines presented in…

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Finding A Labrador From A Reputable Breeder 

No doubt that when most people decide on getting a Labrador puppy,  they have the best intentions to find one from a quality source and many factors play into the decisions such as the initial purchase price, what they want the Labrador for, such as a family pet, a hunting companion, etc.   


The Labrador Retriever is the MOST POPULAR breed of dog in the WORLD!  That means that you will have hundreds upon hundreds of people breeding Labradors for ALL THE WRONG REASONS!  Yes, the most popular breed is

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Puppy Warranties - What do they consist of? 

Breeders generally offer some type of written health warranty on the puppy you purchase and yes, there is always the “fine print” or the “stipulations”.   Let’s face it, your purchasing a live animal. Dogs will get sick. It is inevitable. Any living breathing creature is subjected to pathogens, environmental influences and genetic issues. You cannot even equate a health warranty on a purebred dog to that of the Whirlpool washer you purchased six months ago. Most people realize that, however there areRead more
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