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 girls in my breeding program have hip (OFA and PennHip), elbow, eye, cardiac by ECHO, and EIC clearance. I have recently added CNM, Optigen PRA, and RD/OSD testing. 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.
Current and Upcoming Litter.
2014- All chocolate litter is due April 6.
The puppies will be ready to go to new homes in June.
I am no longer accepting advance reservations.
Dam: Sunset's Mountain Maple (Maple)
OFA good hips; PennHip left 0.46 right 0.31; OFA elbows normal
OFA cardiac normal by Echo; EIC normal (clear); CNM normal (clear)
Current OFA eye right normal, left Breeder Option -persistent pupillary membrane
PRA normal (OptiGen B- carrier); Inherited RD/OSD normal (clear)
Sire: Sky Farm Woodhull Repeat That (Petey)
OFA good excellent; OFA normal elbows; OFA cardiac normal by Echo
CNM normal (clear); Current OFA eye normal/normal
EIC normal (clear) by parentage; PRA normal (OptiGen A- clear) by parentage
Visit the Sky Farm website to see pictures of Petey and several relatives
Cedar's third litter
Cedar's puppies from her second litter:
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.