Welcome to Sunset Labradors

Sunset Labradors is a small hobby breeding program located in Rochester, New Hampshire.  I have dedicated 30 years to raising, training, breeding, rescuing, and loving Labrador retrievers.  My dogs are show or bench type Labradors, often referred to as English Labradors.  Currently, I share my home with 7 Labradors- 5 chocolates, 1 yellow, and 1 black.  My canine companions enjoy playing in a large fenced-in back yard and relaxing in the house with me.  

My goal is to produce intelligent, healthy, sound Labradors with correct conformation and classic Labrador temperament.  The stud dogs are selected based on their temperament, conformation, health clearances, and the pedigree.    

My puppies are born and raised in my home.  For the first few weeks, the newborns are in a whelping box in the guest room where they are safe and warm.  When they are about a month old, I move them into in a spacious indoor pen.  Weather-permitting, they play in a separate fenced-in outdoor area for several hours a day.  My puppies have frequent visits from family, friends, and neighbors so they are well socialized.  The litters are temperament tested and the results help me match the puppies with their new family. 

 My puppies are placed in approved homes with a comprehensive sales agreement that includes a health guarantee, a spay/neuter agreement, a return clause, and AKC limited registration.  The purchase price of a Labrador Retriever puppy bred by a responsible, reputable breeder in Northern New England ranges from $1400 to $2000.  My puppies are $1400. 

I hope you enjoy visiting the Sunset Labradors site, and find the information helpful. 

Email address: hope@sunsetlabs.com

Current or Upcoming Litters.

I do not have puppies available at this time.  

Upcoming litter:  All chocolate litter due September 29

I am no longer accepting advanced reservations.  Please contact me after October 1 if you are interested in a puppy.

Sire: Cedarwood Sky Farm That's Dually

  • OFA hips good; OFA elbows normal; Cardiac normal by ECHO; Optigen PRA normal (clear); EIC normal (clear); Current OFA eyes clearance normal (clear); RD/OSD normal (clear); CNM normal (clear)
  • Visit Sky Farm Labradors to view his pedigree and see pictures of Dually, his sire Copy, and his son Petey

Dam: Sunset's Mountain Maple

  • OFA hips good; PennHip left 0.46, right 0.31; OFA elbows normaL;  Cardiac normal by ECHO; EIC normal (clear); Optigen PRA normal (carrier); RD/OSD normal (clear); CNM normal (clear); Current OFA eye clearance normal with a breeder option code for Persistent pupillary membranes.  The following statements are on Maple's OFA eye certificate: "Based upon the exam dated 12/5/2013, this dog has been found to be free of significant observable eye disease and has been issued an Eye Certification Registry number which is valid for one year from the time of the exam.  The following breeder option codes were noted: Persistent Pupillary Membranes- Iris to Iris.  Breeder options are clinical observations that may be inherited but do not represent current potential compromise of ocular comfort, vision or other ocular functions."  (Persistent pupillar membranes are not considered an inherited condition in Labradors.) 
  •  Visit about -Sunset Labs, My girls page to view a picture of Maple and her pedigree

The Animal Bill of Rights

The right to live without hurt and pain,
And to love and be loved.

The right to a warm and healthy environment,
And to be provided  food and shelter.

The right to happiness and companionship,
And to live in peace and comfort.

And the right to age gracefully, with integrity and beauty.
And to be given respect as a worthy companion.

The right to have their rights represented by a caring friend,
And to part from this life with dignity.

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