Welcome to Sunset Labradors

Sunset Labradors is a small hobby breeding program located in Rochester New Hampshire.  My dogs are the American show/bench Labradors, often referred to as English Labradors. I breed blacks and chocolates. I have dedicated 30 years to raising, training, breeding, rescuing, and loving Labrador retrievers. I share my home with 8 Labrador Retrievers- 4 spayed girls, 2 girls cleared for breeding, and 2 young girls. My canine kids enjoy romping and resting in the house with me as well as playing in a large fenced-in yard

My goal is to breed intelligent, healthy, sound Labradors with correct conformation, classic Labrador temperament, and a low to moderate energy level. Smart, healthy puppies with an eager-to-please attitude and a kind, loyal temperament are priorities. The sires are selected based on their temperament, conformation, health clearances, and pedigrees. I have about one litter a year.

My puppies are born and raised in my home.  For the first few weeks, the newborns are in a whelping box in my 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.  They are exposed to a variety of sights, sounds, and surfaces. My puppies have frequent visits from family, friends, and neighbors so they are well socialized. The puppies are temperament tested at 7 weeks of age. 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 and a return clause.  Companion dogs are sold with a spay/neuter agreement on AKC limited registration. Based on the temperament, confidence level, training attitude, and activity level of the puppy as well as the personal preferences of the prospective buyer, I match the new owners with the puppies that are most likely to meet the expectations. There may not be an appropriate puppy for families with young children, first time dog owners, and seniors in every litter.

For more information, please review the Sales AgreementBreeding Practices, and Puppy Selection pages in the Nursery section. 

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.

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