Submitted by: Parker Stephens on Jan 31, 2018
I have absolutely nothing bad to say about Hartland or his operation. Hartland replied to all of my questions very quickly, was able to send a ton of pictures and is extremely knowledgeable with the breed. Augustus my chocolate lab has been an amazing dog so far, he has an insane hunting driver, he's extremely energetic, very quick to learn and a enormous want to please.
I could not be more happy with Hartland and Augustus. He's going to be an incredible hunting partner.
Submitted by: James Kosub on Dec 14, 2016
My experience with Hartland Labs has been amazing. Richard knows the Labrador breed inside and out. His dogs have great hunting bloodlines. The facility for raising the dogs is immaculate. My pup, KC, adapted to the family right away. She plays with our young daughters and is already retrieving her toys. KC is extremely smart and she is only 8 weeks old. KC fits the dog I was truly looking for, a family and hunting dog. Richard is an honest, down home Texan raising quality hunting dogs. Check out Hartland Labradors you will not be disappointed.
Submitted by: Ken Ford on Aug 16, 2016
I got my pup, Hank, out of Hartland's May 3rd litter of this year (2016). I could not be more pleased with his disposition and desire to retrieve! Hank has progressed through his training incredibly quickly and has a very strong desire to please. He's a joy to have around the house with family and friends. Richard was always quick to respond to emails with pictures and such and he put in extra effort to get me a dog with the personality I was looking for. Great dogs, people, and facilities. Really don't have enough good things to say about my experience!
Submitted by: Dennis and Teresa Sims on Jan 06, 2016
Our experience with Hartland Labradors was exceptional. Richard went above and beyond to get our beloved baby, Spartan to us. We live in Colorado and chose Hartland Labradors because of the outstanding hunting pedigree. Richard responded immediately to all of our emails. He was very patient and thorough with the shipping process. We are more than thrilled with our pup! The bloodline quality is amazing. We highly recommend Hartland Labradors.
Submitted by: Tara on Dec 21, 2015
My husband and I had been looking for chocolate male lab for at least a month when we found Hartland Labradors. We wanted a puppy for our kids for Christmas. I was pleased with the fact that Richard always responded to my emails and answered all of my questions quickly. He gave us a good impression just by his responses. So we drove to Hartland Labradors and purchased a lab from him. We were very pleased with Richard and Terri. They were very nice and made us feel welcomed and comfortable. I was very impressed with all of their dogs. They all looked very healthy and seemed well mannered. We have had our puppy who we named Bubby for a couple of days now and he is just the sweetest thing. He loves to play with the children. He is the perfect addition to our family. We plan to purchase another puppy from Hartland Labradors in the future.
Submitted by: Pamela Norris on Dec 09, 2015
Absolutely the Best! After months of research and contacting many different breeders, I chose Hartland Labradors. My husband and I have always had chocolate labs and were very impressed with all Hartland Labradors had to offer. The quality blood-lines and excellent temperaments of Hartland Labrador's dams and sires are just a few of the things that attracted us to this breeder. Richard is a knowledgeable breeder and genuinely cares about his pups and buyers. He always takes the time to talk to us when we have questions regarding our new pup. Richard kept us up-to-date throughout the whole process, delivery to 7 week pick-up. My husband and I have been very pleased with our new pup Jessie. She has an amazing natural birding instinct and drive as a retriever as well as being extremely intelligent. Too smart for her own good at times too. Jessie keeps us on our toes with her energy, agility and inquisitiveness. She is an absolute dream! We will definitely keep in touch with Richard and Terry as our Jessie grows and achieves hunt success! Pamela & Mike Norris Dish, TX
Submitted by: Amy Cato on Dec 08, 2015
We found Hartland Labradors of Texas on Gun Dog Breeders and spoke with Richard Hartman over the phone and he was very nice and answered all of our many questions. We called back several times and he was just as happy to deal with us each conversation. We drove to pick up one puppy and ended up getting two. Their personalities were excellent, they were already very friendly and loving because of how they had been treated at his home. They have proven to be very smart and quick learners. I couldn't be more pleased with our purchase and are so happy to have these perfect little guys added to our family. The puppies demeanor is absolutely wonderful and it only comes from an excellent breeder who chooses great blood lines along with extra care to help mold them into great dogs! Richard has also kept in contact with us to answer any additional questions we have had after we had returned home, which in my opinion goes above and beyond.
Submitted by: LeNan Hancock on Oct 12, 2015
I cannot say enough good things about Teri and Richard as to how they care for their dogs and how they also care for their new possible dog owners. They were incredibly accommodating and patient. They allowed us as much time with the puppies and seeing the Mother of the litter and answered numerous questions for us. We bought a black male from them and he has been awesome. He is enthusiastic, eager to learn and sweet beyond belief to everyone that he meets. He has been one of the easiest dogs that I have every trained. I was also impressed with the health guaranty that he gave us with the puppy which was the best that I found after talking to at least 10-12 other breeders. I high recommended their puppies and them!! Great folks and puppies.
Submitted by: Brandi Garrie on Oct 05, 2015
I first want to say that Richard and Terri are very awesome people! When we first started our search for a prospective hunt test dog, we visited a numerous amount of breeders looking for the perfect fit. And we stumbled upon Hartland Labradors. Throughout the whole process, they were very helpful and answered any questions we had about everything labrador since we were new all this. We got to visit their place and see the pups a few days after they were born and they always kept us updated as the pups grew. We were able to our little black female pup and she is hands down the perfect dog.
Her name is SHR Hartland's Troublesome Onah JH. She will be three at the end of this month. She is a very high drive, hard charging dog, which is what we wanted. We honestly couldn't have asked for a better dog or a better breeder!
Thanks again Richard and Terri!
-Sabine River Retrievers
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Submitted by: Julie Ellison on Oct 04, 2015
As a former breeder of Labradors I did a huge amount of research before purchasing a dog from Hartland. I have been so impressed by the care they give their puppies and their adult dogs. Their dogs are healthy, happy and well socialized. I have purchased two Labs from them and am about to purchase a third. All have been excellent swimmers, had good hunting instincts and sweet loving family dogs. Richard and Teri Hartman work hard and it shows in the quality of dogs they are breeding!