"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
-- Andy Rooney
Our Labrador puppies are bred to give you the best possible Labrador pup that money can buy. If you want a hunt or field test dog, hunter/companion dog, obedience, agility, search and rescue dog, that can be your special friend and companion, a Deep Run puppy will be just right for you.
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Our puppies are bred to provide you with a pup free of genetic defects, pleasing in appearance, and intelligent with a good attitude for learning. To the best of our knowledge, our breeding stock is free of common hereditary defects such as hip and elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, central retinal atrophy, cataracts, and thyroid disease as well as Exercise Induced Collapse, Centronuclear Myopathy, Retinal Dysplasia and Oculoskeletal Dysplasia.
When genetic tests are available for hereditary diseases, we usually have our dogs tested by an approved laboratory.
DDC Veterinary: DNA Services for Animals- Offers DNA tests for canine and equine species. Services include parentage, DNA genotyping, DNA banking, disease screening, and coat color prediction.
We now know that some of these diseases, previously perceived as hereditary, are influenced more by rearing, feeding, and neutering programs (See article Study Shines Spotlight On Neutering) than previously thought. Also a Great Health Article. We use the most current guidelines for nutrition and environment to give our pups the best possible start. We provide you with essential information on nutrition, body scoring and health care so you can take over when you get your puppy to provide an optimum environment.
We have been breeding Labradors for twenty years at this location, over 40 years in all and have faith in our breeding program, because it is backed by experience, education, and application.
"May we always have a young one full of promise to admit us to those places of wonderment only permissible while in the company of a Labrador" - Gene Hill from the epilogue of Richard's History of the Labrador.
(Click on the photo to see a short video of a Deep Run Lab playing balloon with grandkids.)
See Customer - Letters and photos from satisifed owners of puppies and trained retrievers. Don't miss the entertaining letter about Hawk's Journey, a 5 1/2 month old lab on his first duck hunt.
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"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
|U-CH Deep Run Jonathon|
Deep Run Ariel
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All-Yellow Pups Born April 15, 2017
All pups have been reserved
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|Jonathon is a perfectly proportioned yellow English Labrador. He is UKC pointed in Conformation. He is also running Junior Hunt Tests this spring. He is a happy go lucky friendly dog, always ready for a retrieving session or a long walk.|
Jonathon is OFA Excellent, Elbows Normal, OFA Eyes clear, Patellas Normal, Cardiac Normal, EIC and CNM Clear, Clear of Dilute (silver) gene, PRA CLear, RD/OS Clear, Thyroid Normal.
Here is a link to his OFA page:
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Deep Run Ariel is a lovely yellow English girl with a stunning head and lovely conformation. She is sweet and affectionate, but always ready to retrieve ball or just cuddle.|
She is OFA Good, OFA Elbows, Eyes Clear, Heart Clear Patellas Normal. CNM and EIC Clear by Parentage. Here is a link to her OFA page:
|All yellow pups have been reserved. Will be ready for new homes mid June.
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Is this like the puppy you have been looking for? Although this litter has been reserved, please take a few moments to fill out our Puppy Questionnaire and send it along to us. We will review your hopes and goals for your new puppy and discuss finding the perfect puppy for you!
|If you decide you want one of our puppies, please fill out Puppy Adoption Questionnaire so that we can help you select a puppy to suit your lifestyle. That is the first step in getting a Deep Run Puppy.|
If you would like to be on the Labador puppy waiting list, please fill out our questionnaire and forward it to me, or give me a call at 540-752-4888.
|Interested in an older puppy that is already well started on obedience and retrieving? See our Trained Dogs & Puppies with some training|
All DEEP RUN puppies are born in the house,
have dewclaws removed, are wormed and vaccinated with the best biologicals
available. Pups are handled and well socialized, introduced to the collar and leash and
pigeons before they leave. Weather permitting, they are also introduced
to the water. Most puppies are sold before they are old enough to leave, so we recommend a
deposit as soon as you decide on a litter. If you come to pick up your
pup and donít find him or her suitable, your deposit will be immediately
refunded or transferred to another litter. Please call Phyllis
to discuss your special needs in a Field bred Labrador pup.
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