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Bred and expecting
Roxy/ Tango

Puppies due 8/14/2024

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Toko/ Max 

5 Puppies Born on 5-24-24
Go Home Date: 7/19/24

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Breeder of English Labrador Retrievers

Black Labrador puppy

Last Update: 07/11/2024

Yellow Labrador puppy

True Labradors have been breeding Labrador Retrievers since 1995.  Dogs are all AKC Registered. We DNA test to identify and eliminate the top ten issues Labradors our known to either suffer from or have issues with. We take great care to use tested parents Certified through OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) We offer a health guarantee and breed for the Labrador Retriever Standard. We match parents with all these factors in mind giving you the best chance at a healthy puppy. Visitors are welcome with restrictions to protect puppies. Check out our: 

Good news, Roxy was bred to Tango on 6/15/24. We expect puppies on or about 8/14.  We currently have 10 puppies from two Moms. Toko had 3 girls and 2 boys on May 24th. We're looking at July 19th for go home dates. Mia had her puppies May 14th producing 3- Males, 2- Females. July 9th they are 8 weeks old and ready to go home.  We will be contacting those on the waiting list once the puppies are 4 weeks old. I will be keeping a female for myself. I like to wait until puppies are 6 weeks old to allow families to interact and pick out their puppy. They are much more active, and their individual personalities are more distinct after 6 weeks old.  


Most new depositors will get an offer within a couple months. What seems to be a long waiting list is a little deceptive to predict when new depositors will get an offer. On the last litter of 8. I sold the last puppy to the last of 28 of those waiting that had left a deposit. I expect there will likely be extra puppies available by the end of summer. Candy may very well be coming up next here in June. If not, it will likely be December for a breeding with her. Abby will likely be after her. She will be having her 2nd birthday in August and should be ready to be a mom for the first time by the end of summer. Many factors go into consideration when breeding and I only breed when its right. I think we will have at least two more litters in 2024 and possibly a third if we're blessed.  I'll keep you updated on this page as things develop. I do my best to predict litters and breed for preferences of those on the waiting list. We are a small kennel and usually have about 10 dogs here. Stop by and meet the dogs, it is the best way to get an idea of what your puppy is likely going to look like and to appreciate the calm temperament of the English. My experience with this wonderful breed has been incredible. I describe them as the Ladies and Gentlemen of the dog world.  Don't confuse the American Labrador with that of the English. Having trained, bred, and raised both there is a big difference. There is always more to talk about, if your serious or just have questions call and speak with Gene or stop by. 

The deposit waiting list and pricing information are available through this link.                                        The deposit waiting list will go quick. To lock in your place in line leave a deposit. For more information, visitors can check the                                            link or contact Gene. You are welcome to come visit and meet the dogs, I'm sure they will love to see you.



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American Vs English

I get this question a lot. I thought I would add this section in hopes of being helpful. Most Labrador Retrievers being offered here where I live are the American Labrador. I always like to start with: "There is only one Labrador Retriever Standard" That is the English Labrador Retriever. Technically there is no "English" just "Labrador Retriever".  This is a common way to describe the two differences in the Labrador Retrievers. The "American" is a watered-down version with a purpose. With that said the American Labrador has a very important place and Job. If you're looking for a higher energy and more agile dog the American is likely what you want. If you're looking for a more even temperament and not as excitable with the traditional look of the thick bone structure, blocky head then you're wanting the English. I recommend you do your own research and ask lots of questions to make sure you get a good fit in your next companion. There is also a middle category of field dogs that also compete in the show ring. These are not as common anymore and use to be they were sought after with credentials both in the field and show ring, most are either or. 


​The Labrador Retriever is one of many breeds of the Retriever hunting type. Extremely loyal and intelligent, Labradors are one of the most popular pet breeds in numerous countries, including the United States. While they still serve the purpose for which they were initially bred, which is retrieving small, downed waterfowl, they are adept at many other jobs including leading the blind, acting as hearing dogs, and police and military work.  Their kind nature, obedience, and knack getting along with children also gives them the reputation of being the ideal pet.

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If you're interested in being notified by email when there are puppies available and not spoken for by deposit. Leave your email below. I also have adult dogs available at a steep discount. I offer a 60 day return for adult dogs to assure a good fit.  I will use this list first prior to advertising. I get attached to these adults and only accept the best homes. If you love and care for them. Especially if they are kept indoors, you qualify as a good home.
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561 S 26th Rd. Syracuse, NE 68446

402 269 0393

Remember all checks should be made out to: True Labradors

Final payments should be made prior to picking up your puppy. Unless you're paying cash. Checks are good if received at least 5 business days before puppies leaving here. I can accept credit cards, but this should be handled before picking up your puppy unless you made other arrangements.

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