For your convenience we can take a credit card deposits or payments.

We are required to collect 5.95%  sales tax on the sale of all puppies and dogs in
Missouri .  We also offer Micro-chipping for an additional $20.00


What IS a "Reputable Breeder"?

A Reputable Breeder...

  • screens their dogs for genetic problems. They should be able to tell you about the genetic problems in the breed and show proof that the parents of the litter are free of those problems.
  • does not breed dogs "to make money" or so "our children can experience the miracle of birth." A reputable breeder breeds to advance their breeding program and for their love and devotion to purebred dogs.
  • will tell you the good points as well as the bad points of the breed. They want to make sure you are fully aware of what to expect before you buy the puppy. Cute little puppies grow into big dogs. Will you be happy when that cute little ball of fuzz turns into an 80 pound, shedding fur factory?
  • usually only breeds a litter if they intend on keeping something out of the litter. They are breeding to further improve their breeding program, not just to produce puppies for pet buyers.
  • should be able to provide you with a pedigree of the puppies, not just a copy of the parents registration papers. A pedigree usually has at least three generations of the puppies' ancestors listed.
  • does not breed a volume of puppies. A breeder with 7 adult bitches is not going to breed all 7 in a single year. Bitches are only in very rare cases bred on consecutive heat cycles.
  • usually participates in some sort of dog related events such as dog shows, obedience, agility, field trials, etc. They do something with their dogs.
  • usually belongs to some sort of dog club (i.e., all-breed club, obedience club, breed club, etc.).
  • is willing to give you references from previous puppy buyers. Those new to breeding should be able to give you references from other breeders of their breed or dog club members. They aren't offended if you ask them for references. Talking to references will help you to judge the character of the breeder.
  • believes in service after the sale. If a puppy buyer has grooming questions, feeding questions, or training questions, the breeder will be there for you long after the puppy is no longer a puppy.
  • will usually insist puppies sold as pets be spayed/neutered or placed on an AKC limited registration. The limited registration makes the dog exempt from having any of its offspring registered by the AKC.
  • will usually take back any dog of their breeding at any age. Reputable breeders do not want to find out a dog they bred has been left in a pound or dumped by the roadside. They assume a lifetime responsibility for the canine lives they have put on this earth.
  • Would never sell puppies through a retail outlet, animal broker, or laboratory.



 

 Upcoming Litter with Patty and Dealer

All Black Litter due April 23rd


UKC Grand Show Champion SHR
UJJ Barefoot Peppermint Patty WC JH

"Patty"
 DOB:  2/24/2010 CHIC # 80257
  Heart:  OFA "Normal"
  Hips:  OFA "Excellent"
  Elbows:  OFA "Normal"
  Eyes:  Cerf Normal 02/27/2012
  EIC:  Clear - pra-PRCD carrier


 

UKC BISS GRCH SHR Shadowmyst C.R. Ace of Hearts JH

Ranked #2 UKC Top Ten 2011 (AKC CH Pointed)

EIC and PRA clear by parentage CNM tested Clear

CERF normal 8-2-2010 & 7-30/2011

Normal Cardiovascular 7-30-2011

OFA Good Hips and Normal Elbows

 



If you are interested in one of our litters please complete the questioner below.


Responsible breeders do register their puppies with the AKC, and UKC
but that is only the beginning!
They do health testing and guaranteeing their puppies health.
They spend many hours working with the pups and their new family's.
The reputable breeder will be there for you long after
you take your new puppy home
and will help with questions and training.

If you would like more information about our upcoming litters, available older dogs or would like to be placed on our waiting list, please copy this application/questioner and email me, along with any questions you may have and I will call you to review your application and see if one of our pups will be a good match for your family.
Thank you for considering us for your new family addition!

Bobbieandjohn@juno.com


1. Your name:

Your e-mail:

Home telephone:

Home Address:

2. Most convenient time to reach you:

3. What time frame are you wanting a puppy?

4. How did you learn about C.R Labradors?

5. Do you have any children, if so how many and ages.

6. Where would you keep the puppy during the day and night/are you willing to keep this puppy/dog as an indoor family member?

7. Are you planning to crate train your puppy?

8. Have you ever owned a Labrador Retriever, if so what type and for what purpose:

9. What other pets do you own that would be sharing your home or property with your Lab:

10. Will your puppy be a Companion/Pet, show, obedience, therapy/service, agility or hunting dog:

11. If interested in a puppy for AKC conformation, hunt test or obedience, please describe your experiences & any AKC titles you have acquired on your breed:

12. Are you familiar with an AKC full registration and AKC limited registration?

13. What sex do you prefer (male or female):

14. What color are you looking for (Yellow, Black or Chocolate)?

15. Are you willing to let me help pick out the best fit puppy for your home and lifestyle?

16. If for some reason you are no longer able to keep your puppy/dog are you willing to return it to us?

All puppies are cute, please before you get a Labrador puppy,

do your home work!

I believe strongly in versatility of the breed and as such, our Labradors compete in multiple venues including conformation, obedience, rally and hunt tests. In addition, health and soundness are a priority so all breeding dogs have a family history of certification through the OFA to have clear Hips, Elbows and Eyes. In addition we do PRA testing Progressive Retinal Atrophy, more commonly known as PRA, is a general term for a group of diseases causing degeneration of the retina, leading to a loss of vision., EIC Exercise-Induced Collapse is a genetic disorder causing affected dogs to suffer from a loss of muscle control following periods of extreme exercise. CMN Centronuclear myopathy, previously known as HMLR, or Hereditary Myopathy, is an autosomal recessive mutation that causes insufficient muscle function in the Labrador Retriever breed. This is due to the centralization of the nuclei in muscle fibers, caused by an missense insertion in the PTPLA gene.This disorder is caused by a mutation in the Dyamin 1 gene.

Because PRA, EIC and CMN are a recessive disorder, a dog must have two copies of the mutation in order for the disease to manifest,  inherited as a recessive trait. This means a disease gene must be inherited from each parent in order to cause disease in an offspring, so at least one parent will always be tested from our litter to be clear.

Testing that should be done on both parents so ask for the results:

OFA Hips & Elbows, CERF., EIC, PRA, CMN and Cardiac

The myth about AKC and UKC papers-

Most pet shops and people selling pups out of the news paper would like you to believe that if a puppy is registered by the American Kennel Club,or the United Kennel Club, this guarantees the puppy will be healthy and a good example of the breed. This is not so. The only thing that AKC and UKC papers certify is that the puppy is a purebred and produced out of AKC or UKC registered parents. Even this can be fiction, as some producers register more puppies than are actually born in each litter to receive extra registration slips to pass out with unregistered puppies. The parents of your puppy may be unhealthy or carriers of crippling or deadly health defects which they may have passed to their offspring- your puppy. They may also be horrible representations of the breed that you are buying. Often times the parentage of pet store puppies is also questionable due to poor record keeping. In other words, your puppy may not even be a purebred,