Welcome to Sunset Labradors

Sunset Labradors is a small hobby breeding program located in Rochester New Hampshire. 

I have dedicated 30 years to breeding, training, rescuing, and loving Labrador Retrievers. 
  • Currently, I share my home with ten Labrador Retrievers- six retired girls, two girls cleared for breeding, and two young girls. My dogs enjoy relaxing in the house and  playing outside in a large fenced-in area.
  • Rally Obedience is my favorite canine sport. The handler and the dog work as a team to complete a course that consists of 12 to 20 signs that illustrate the required tasks. Rally O training is fun and it promotes teamwork. For a little variety, my girls do some agility tasks.
  • I have been a member of the Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston for about 30 years. The club promotes ethical breeding practices and supports a range of activities including field trials, conformation shows, obedience trials, and educational programs. The club also supports Lab Rescue and promotes canine health clearance clearances. I've learned a lot of valuable information from other members that share their knowledge and experiences. 
  • I was an active volunteer for Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. for more than 25 years. I donated my time and talents to improving the organization, taking calls from people that needed to surrender their Labradors, fostering and training Labradors waiting for a new home, and visiting potential families interested in adopting a rescued Labrador.
Each litter is carefully planned and my puppies are raised in supportive home environment. 
  • My goal is to breed intelligent, healthy, sound puppies with correct conformation, classic Labrador temperament, and a low to moderate energy level. An eager-to-please attitude and the desire to retrieve are also priorities. 
  • I breed black and chocolate American show-type Labradors, often referred to as English Labradors. 
  • My girls and the sires have numerous health clearances including hips, elbows, eyes, cardiac by echocardiogram, and numerous DNA tests for inherited disorders. 
  • The sires are selected based on their pedigree, temperament, conformation, and health clearances. I will provide prospective owners with information about the sire including copies of his pedigree and health clearances 
  • For the first month, the puppies are in a whelping box in my guest room.  For the next month, the puppies are in a spacious pen in my sunroom. Weather permitting, the puppies are in a fenced-in patio area and a large shaded pen for several hours a day. 
  • The puppies are exposed to a wide variety of sights and sounds.
  • The puppies interacting with family and friends so they are well socialized. 
  • For addition information, please review my My Breeding Philosophy in the About Sunset Labs section.

My puppies are placed in approved homes. 
  • I strive to place each puppy in the home that I feel will provide the puppy with an optimal environment to thrive. 
  • The information from the prospective owners regarding their lifestyle, family dynamics, and the plans they have in mind for the puppy are essential aspects of the selection process. 
  • I use the results of the temperament tests done when the puppies are 7 weeks old and my evaluations of the puppies to match the puppies with their new family. 
  • For more information, please review my Puppy Selection Policy in the Nursery section.

The Sunset Labrador deposit and sales agreements are posted in the Nursery section
  • The sales agreement includes a detailed health guarantee, a return policy, and a spay/neuter clause. 
  • Spaying and neutering companion dogs is an important aspect of responsible dog ownership. To reduce the risk of numerous health problems,  dogs should not be spayed or neutered until they are mature. 

The Buyer(s) can return the puppy/dog to the Breeder at any age, for any reason. 
  • A puppy returned within 7 days from the date of transfer will receive a full refund. 
  • The puppy must be in the same condition as at the time of transfer and the AKC paperwork is completed.  

Email address:  hope@sunsetlabs.com

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.

- Author Unknown