We are a small Home Breeder of Yellow, Black and Chocolate Labrador Retrievers. Our girls are bred to English Sires with Champion Pedigrees and we are adding more Hunting Titles to our lines. We love working with our dogs, running Hunt Tests, Showing Conformation, Obedience and Rally. All our dogs and the sires we use are tested for genetic health clearances on hips, elbows, Cerf., PRA, EIC and CNM. Our goal is breading healthy well rounded pups that are intelligent, have wonderful temperaments, can hunt, show in all venues and make a great addition to any family.
Submitted by: Susan Davis on Jan 17, 2020
We were thinking about a puppy, when by chance I met an adorable puppy and it's owner. Given a wonderful referral, we called Carole. At the time, we were looking for a female yellow lab. On 12-25-2007, our beautiful black female lab was born. We were invited to visit Abby whenever we wished, until we could bring her home.
At her first appointment, our vet was so impressed with her he requested the name of the breeder. Carole is so much more than a breeder. She puts much thought and love into the process to insure a healthy puppy.
Abby is sweet & gentle & full of energy. She is wonderful with our grandchildren. Everywhere we go, people comment on what a beautiful lab she is.
Abby has stayed with Carole many times. It's so nice to know that she will be in their home and the quality of care is exceptional.
She is as excited to be there, as Carole is to see her. These are not just puppies to Carole, they're her fury babies. She is so happy to know they are with families that love and take care of them.
That chance meeting in 2007, led us to Carole who has become a wonderful friend and Carole has given us the most precious gift, Abby!
Thank you Carole
Susan & Bob
Submitted by: Michele Boldrin on Jan 09, 2020
I have known Carole for 12 years now, in fact a bit longer. She is just wonderful along every dimension. We got our black Labrador (Rocco) from her in 2008, he was born on January 4th in fact and it was an exceptionally good experience. Carole is a great breeder and truly loves what she does, her clients and her dogs first and foremost. Since then we have interacted plentiful times, both to receive guidance about Rocco and, during the last five years, for boarding.
For a series of circumstances we had to travel abroad a lot more than expected and, after various experiments and comparisons, we decided that leaving Rocco (and, until she passed away last year, Greta, our boxer) with Carole was the perfect choice. I cannot find any dimension along which she is not nearly perfect: food, medical care, attention, sending pictures and reporting about the pets, being flexible about pick-up and drop-off time, adjust to my frequent changes of schedule, extending their stay, telling me about warning signs about their health ...
Just recently I left Rocco with her for about four months and I am getting ready to, unfortunately, leave him for about another four as I have to complete my sabbatical in Europe and China and cannot bring him with me. This saddens me and the only consolation is that I know he will be happy with Carole and come back healthier than I have left him.
Thanks Carole. mb
Submitted by: Carla Dobbins on Jan 02, 2020
We've had the opportunity to purchase two CR Labrador pups over the last 2 years. It was such a positive experience, our neighbor also purchased a puppy from Carole during that same time frame. Here's what we feel sets Carole apart:
1.) She took time to get to know us and our needs in order to match us with the right puppies for our lifestyle.
2.) She is very knowledgeable about the science of breeding and raising puppies. But you can also tell she cares deeply about making sure her pups land in good homes after they leave her care.
3.) Having partnered with Carole for more than one puppy, we've had
plenty of opportunity for communication, questions, and visits to her kennels. Her follow up is excellent, and her kennels and play areas are always clean and safe.
4.) Both of our Puppies have grown to be robust and healthy with excellent temperament. They responded well to toddlers, strangers, other dogs, and house guests from the start
5.) In addition to breeding, we also took advantage of Carole's on site training and boarding services. We could see measurable progress in in our puppy's manners and basic command skills when he returned home. Carole was very straightforward with "training" us as well, so that we can consistently and effectively reinforce learning at home.
Finally, we still keep in touch with Carole with questions and pictures...so, we really feel like she's a member of our "extended" dog family. We have a partnership with Carole that has gone well beyond just taking our puppies home. And it's worth noting that even though we are about about 3.5 hours away we absolutely feel that the distance is worth travelling to work with her, and our experience has not been diminished because of that distance.
Submitted by: Susie Valin on Jan 02, 2018
Our puppy is six months old now. He is such a good boy! The whole family is so in love with him. He is so mellow and well behaved and is the smartest dog I have ever owned. I researched breeders carefully and am so glad I chose Carole! If we ever add to our family I would definitely get another dog from CR Labradors.
Submitted by: Pam Waters on Jun 21, 2014
A little over 5 years ago I went in search of a reputable breeder of English Labs and was extremely fortunate to find Carole. We communicated for well over a year and I decided to bring home a yellow male. I was unable to go to Carols to pick out the pup and relied on her expertise in picking out the right one for me and my family. That's how Hobbes became a part of our family. He was a wonderful addition, smart,laid back, gentle, and very loving. We have been blessed to have him for almost 4 years.
Just a few months ago I had the opportunity to add a sweet, yellow female which we named Cassie. She is now 8 months old and is just as gentle, smart and very loving as Hobbes. She has excelled in her basic training classes and is now joining my daughter, in her office, as a therapy puppy. So far, she has exceeded expectations and has been very well received.
I am, and will always be, grateful to have found such an exceptional breeder as Carole. The pups are born in home and raised by her family, which gives them a loving beginning, before they are sent on to live with the fortunate family's who take them home. We are notified of the birth and have regular updates along with photos of the pups as they grow. This has been a wonderful experience. Thank you ,Carole. We all have been truly blessed to have found you.
Submitted by: Alisha on Mar 26, 2013
I highly recommend CR Labradors as a reputable lab breeder. Carole is so knowledgable about the breed and isn't a breeder who's only concern is how many litters she can sell. I found CR Labradors on this website and was so lucky to have a breeder so close to where I live. Thanks Carole!!! We love Betty!
Submitted by: Jennifer Carroll on Jun 11, 2012
We can not Thank Carole enough for all she did for our boy "O" during his 6 months of training at her home. Our boy "O" went out to Carole as Can CH/UJJ UKC GRCH Casbar's the Big "O" CCG, TDI and came home with his WC, SHR, and eventually his JH titles. Thanks again to Carole for all of the time and training that you did with "O" to help him suceed and show his balanced titles.
Submitted by: Brian L Phelps on Mar 29, 2012
Carole is a good lady. She has trained 2 of my labs and owns another one that is now running hunt tests at 7 months. I like what she has done well enough that I'm getting ready to send another girl out to her in May.
Carole has been helpful in completing some genetic testing for my dogs. She shares info about progress, successes and challenges that the dogs are facing. Occasionally, I've gotten photos and videos of their training.
Carole does a fine job. Brian
Submitted by: Kirby and Angie Looper on Mar 17, 2012
Ellie, British Lab, 9 months. We had Carole train Ellie for hunting and obedience, we are very pleased with the level of training. We will be recommending her to anyone.
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Submitted by: Lisa on Sep 30, 2011
First and foremost....I would highly recommend CR Labradors. After searching many months for a breeder, I found Carole. From the first moment I spoke with her on the phone and the first meeting we had with her and "MISTY",I knew that she was going to be the one we would be getting our new FAMILY member from. The from the updates before breeding, during pregnancy, days before delivery, the puppy by puppy updates on the day they were born, and the weekly photos and emails on their progress, Carole is a true GEM. She let us (myself, husband and 10 yr old daughter) come make weekly visits sometimes 2x a week. She is very knowledgeable of her breed and helped us make the right pick for our family. Our boy "Mitch" picked our daughter from the get go. And Carole saw that, telling me one day that "that puppy has picked your daughter and only pays attention to her when visitors come to see the pups". She was sooo very right.....he fit into the family from day one and pays very close attention to his environment and what is going on in it. He has the drive and learns in a snap the things taught to him. She breeds the complete package. Working in the pet industry....I see ALOT of health problems in this breed and the hearbreak that families endure due to that. I love that "health" is a major factor in her breedings. She is always happy to make suggestions if asked and they always help and work. We plan on having her do training with him also....cant wait to see the results.
We will be forever clients of hers. Thank you Carole for an AWESOME puppy. We love him to pieces.
Lisa, Brad and Olivia