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Karellas Hunting Labs - Alaska Labrador Retriever Breeders

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About Karellas Hunting Labs

We are breeders of strong hunting Labrador retrievers. We are a member of our local retriever club and we participate in hunt test and field trials with all of our dogs.

We breed Chocolate labs and Fox Red labs. Our goal is to breed companion†Labradors with a natural desire and drive to retrieve and be a companion in the field as well as at home. All of our dogs were chosen†based on the proven retrievers in their lineage†and the†healthy genetic†screening results of their parents.

†We introduce†our pups†to wings, bumpers, grouse and duck scent, gunshots, and water (weather permitting). We also expose them to our other dogs and our young children, everyday noises like vacuums, and take them for rides in their kennels in the car and introduce them to stairs. We also begin kennel training the pups when they are weaned around 4wks old. We have an inside kennel with a dog door that enables them to learn to go outside to go potty at their convenience. Our approach to kennel training is to better ready the pup for life in their new home. Our goal is to get them in the routine of going to a door to be let out to go potty and drastically cut down on housebreaking for their new owner.

If you are interested in one of our Labradors or a pup from a future litter, let me know and I will keep you updated on the whelping date, how many pups, and pictures when they are born. I take weekly pics and separate the pups by collar color so that the new owner can know which pup is theirs and watch them as they grow. The first deposit on a pup gets pick of the litter of either sex.

We are Service Disabled Veteran Owned and we support our active duty and retired military. We offer a military discount to anyone interested in our pups who meet that criteria.

We breed quality Labradors and do training and genetic testings to improve their bloodlines. You are purchasing a new family member for the next 10-15yrs and we want your new addition to have the best chance at a long healthy life.

Our Dogs:

Whiskey, our† 5yr†old sire,†has†a pedigree†including 4 master hunters and 5 field champions to include High Sierra Jazz's Drifter MH, FC AFC Calypso Devil in the Dust MH and FC AFC Cuda's Blue Ryder†MH. Whiskey is OFA - Hips:Good and Elbows:Normal. CERF: Clear EIC: E/N.

Porter, our 3yr old Fox Red stud, has a loaded pedigree of proven retrievers including his Sire UH HRCH Blackpowder's Blazing Red Flame WC MH QAA and Dam SHR Morganstead GraciLu Out O Kansas JH. Included in his lineage, UH HRCH CP Treddolphin Blazing Red SH and 2xNAFC 2xCNAFC FC CFC Ebonstar Lean Mac. Porter is EIC and CNM CLEAR by both parents and†his dam has good Pennhip scores for breeding and his sire is OFA: Excellent†and both have good CERF results.

Amber, our 7yr old dam, has a pedigree including 3 master hunters and 7 field champions including FC AFC CFC CAFC Barracuda Blue MH and 2XNAFC 2XCNAFC FC Ebonstar Lean Mac. Amber is OFA - Hips:Excellent CERF: Clear and EIC: E/N.

Bailey, our 5yr old dam, has 2 master hunters in her pedigree, Seay's Brown Bear MH and Seay's Tattle Tail Two Bits MH. Bailey's dam is a chocolate American lab and her†sire is a 100lb black English lab. Bailey is CERF: Clear and EIC: N/N. Baileys Mother is OFA -†Hips:Good Elbows:Normal and her Father is OFA - Hips:Good

Brandy, our†4yr†old fox red lab dam, sire is Helm's†Signature†Point Doctor, son of Helms' Point Doctor PT†from the Kellogg line of pointing Fox Red labs. Her dam†has many proven hunters in her pedigree including Rik's Risky Raider MH, Cherry Grove Spun Gold MH,†and Hammer'n†Hoodie MH. Brandy is EIC: E/N.

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Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Labrador Retriever
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Breeder Contact Info
Ashley Karella
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 3 years.
907-456-7893
Testimonials (6)
Submitted by: Chris Schultz on Nov 12, 2011
We purchased our Rooster (born on 11/24/10) from Karellas Hunting Labs. We were impressed by their professionalism and thorough knowledge of the lab breed and training. As we approach Rooster's first birthday, we could not be more pleased. He's a great looking dog that took to training from day one. We are constantly being complemented on his appearance, demeanor, and obedience. We'd like to thank Karellas Hunting Labs for getting Rooster off to a great start!
Submitted by: Bianca Haering on Oct 09, 2011
We got a male chocolate Labrador from Karellas last years litter and we love him. My husband is really pleased with him and we consider getting another one from them eventually. He did not have any problems training him and Oakley really takes his training serious.
Submitted by: Frank Doty on May 13, 2011
This is an e-mail from a new owner of a male from Amber and Whiskey's March 22, 2011 litter.

Sorry Ashley, but Iíve been really busy at the plant. I will post pictures tonight of our puppy, for which he is growing rapidly and learning a lot since heís been home! Iím amazed on how much he knows about fetching, Iíve never had a dog that knows how to retrieve a goose wing at seven weeks. He is also very well at going potty outside on a regular basis. We are working with kennel training, although his experience in the kennel (flight) was probably what he wasnít expecting to go through as a pup. He cries when we lock him in there (nighttime), but find it much easier just to have him in there with the door open. He tends to walk in there himself at night, Iím sure he loves laying on the down blanket in there. Anyhow Iíll take pictures of his living environment and get them to you. Iím going to fill out the paperwork here shortly, and fax them to you before my days over. Iíll call shortly, have a great weekend! I know I will with my puppy. My life wouldnít be the same without himÖÖÖ.(tears)

P.S. I took him out hunting yesterday, and he was very energetic to run around and teeth on the various grasses/wood. I donít like the fact that they might choke on wood, so I donít allow it. He wasnít afraid of me shooting the shotgun, ha-ha, at some times, he slept through it. The calling: he didnít mind it either. Talk to you shortly.
Submitted by: Frank Doty on May 13, 2011
This is an e-mail from a new owner of a male from Amber and Whiskey's 3/22/2011 litter.

Sorry Ashley, but Iíve been really busy at the plant. I will post pictures tonight of our puppy, for which he is growing rapidly and learning a lot since heís been home! Iím amazed on how much he knows about fetching, Iíve never had a dog that knows how to retrieve a goose wing at seven weeks J He is also very well at going potty outside on a regular basis. We are working with kennel training, although his experience in the kennel (flight) was probably what he wasnít expecting to go through as a pup. He cries when we lock him in there (nighttime), but find it much easier just to have him in there with the door open. He tends to walk in there himself at night, Iím sure he loves laying on the down blanket in there. Anyhow Iíll take pictures of his living environment and get them to you. Iím going to fill out the paperwork here shortly, and fax them to you before my days over. Iíll call shortly, have a great weekend! I know I will with my puppy. My life wouldnít be the same without himÖÖÖ.(tears)

P.S. I took him out hunting yesterday, and he was very energetic to run around and teeth on the various grasses/wood. I donít like the fact that they might choke on wood, so I donít allow it. He wasnít afraid of me shooting the shotgun, ha-ha, at some times, he slept through it. The calling: he didnít mind it either. Talk to you shortly.
Submitted by: Dan Burton on Jan 30, 2011
Dudley is our third chocolate lab. After the passing of our last lab, we took our time researching breeders not only in Alaska, but across the country. We spoke with breeders in and around the Anchorage area before expanding our search. We visited websites and spoke with breeders across the country before stumbling across Karella's Hunting Labs. We did not want to perpetuate the "back yard breeders" and wanted to make sure that our next family member was going to be bred by a responsible family that did their research to ensure that the puppies they sent home were genetically healthy. Ashley and her family were wonderful to deal with and we couldn't be happier with the puppy we brought home.
Submitted by: Jared Bjornn on Aug 06, 2010
This is an e-mail response from one of the owners of a male pup from Amber and Whiskey's March 9, 2010 Litter.

Hey Josh and Ashley,

I had too much going on Sunday to make it to the test. I am extremely pleased with Copper. He is everything I hoped for so far. His training is coming along great. I already have him doing all of his basic obedience. He is trained to verbal, hand signals, and the whistle. He still needs more practice, but he is coming along great. The biggest thing right now is working with him around other people. I try to put him in situations where he has distractions, but needs to listen to me. He is doing great on single retrieves and the bird wings. He has some of his adult coat starting to come in. He is going to be dark. I also took him swimming several times. Yesterday though, was the first time he did retrieves out of the water. Next week, he starts more serious training, since he will be 12 weeks. I hope to have him doing the rest of his hand signals and some blind retrieves along with holding by the end of June. His hardest training is still the potty training. Sometimes he holds it 6 hours and other times he will urinate in his kennel after 2 hours. He doesn't go in his kennel very often. Its just after he drinks a lot of water. I try to make sure he goes to the bathroom frequently when playing before I put him back in. In the house he still goes sometimes, but I always catch him and take him right outside. I think it will just be one of those things that takes time. I hope to see you guys sometime in the future, so that you can see him. I think he is going to look like Whiskey, but have Amber's darker coat. My veterinarian and the other veterinarian at the club think he is going to be at least 75 lbs. I told them Whiskey and Amber were not that big, but they said the puppies can be bigger then the parents. Thanks again.

Jared

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