Maggie has been bred with Cork from Twin Maples. Selma was bred with Shooter from Twin Ponds. If they conceive, pups are due Christmas week.
Ginger is being bred next week to Cash from Laurkim Labradors. Her pups will be due in mid-January. See the "puppies" page for additional information.
Welcome to Labs by the Lake. We are a small family breeder in Chesterland, Ohio. We breed traditional lab colors: black, chocolate and yellow (ranging from almost white to fox red). We do not breed silver or dilute.
It all started with one female when we became empty-nesters, and now we have five females that are our pampered family pets - we don't use kennels. Our girls love living in the country and particularly enjoy their daily runs through the woods on our 5 acres.
We welcome 1-3 litters each year with the goal of producing healthy family dogs placed in loving homes. Our breeding dogs have OFA-certified hips (good or excellent only), OFA normal elbows, and OFA cleared eyes. We do not show our dogs - just not how we wish to spend our time with them - but most of the studs we choose are either champions themselves, or have championship lines (both show and field).
We have a good understanding of genetics and do not breed within family genetic lines. Our puppies are checked by our vet and given their first round of vaccines before we let them go at 8 weeks. The pups receive three de-worming treatments while under our care.
Our dogs are sold under limited AKC contract to pre-approved families. Contracts are not signed until the day of transfer. If for any reason prior to transfer of a puppy we feel uncomfortable with a placement, the contract will not be exercised and any deposit will be returned. It is most important to us that our puppies are placed in homes where they will receive the type of care we deem necessary for our dogs.
Our puppies sell for $1250. We give a $50 discount to families who place a deposit of $300 before the birth of the litter. The deposit holds selection order with separate lists maintained for male and female puppies.
We accept a maximum of 6 deposits (3 male/3 female) before the birth of a litter.