Breeding From Your Labrador

should you have puppiesDo you want to breed your Labrador dog or bitch?

Are you thinking about raising a litter of puppies in your home?

If you are looking at mating your dog or bitch, there are a lot of things to carefully consider first.

Although the idea of having puppies is lovely, the reality can be a lot of hard work and expense.

Take a look at the articles below, before you make your decision:

If you have already decided to breed from your dog, you may find our article on colour inheritance useful.

Predicting the color of your Labrador puppies

Here you can find out what color puppies you may get if you breed a yellow Labrador with a black Labrador, a black with a chocolate, breed two chocolates together, or any other combination of parents.

There can be quite a few surprises in store.  Find out more about coat color inheritance

Should you let your dog have puppies

This article is for the owners of female dogs that may be considering letting her have a litter of puppies.

There are pros and cons to breeding from your dog – this article looks at all of them objectively and in detail and helps you decide what is the best course of action for you and your family.  Click here to continue..

So you want your Labrador to be a stud dog?

Having a litter of puppies sired by your male dog may seem less of a big deal than raising a litter of puppies.  But there are factors you may not have considered.  We let you know exactly what’s involved in this article.  Click here to continue..

The book of the bitch

We can’t recommend this book more highly.  The Book of the Bitch has guided many new breeders safely through their first few litters, and is an indispensable guide to caring for an adult female dog. Click here to buy: The Book of the Bitch

Further information about Labradors

The Labrador HandbookYou can find out much more about choosing, raising, and breeding Labradors, in my new book – The Labrador Handbook

The Labrador Handbook will be published in October 2015 and is a comprehensive guide to every aspect of sharing your life with a Labrador

You can find a full list of related articles in our health and puppy articles categories.

We update the Labrador site regularly to bring you the latest Labrador health information.

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35 COMMENTS

  1. Looking for a female chocolate lab to breed with my 12 year old chocolate lab not sure if he’s too old we just want his bloodline to continue on

  2. I Have a chocolate lab that just turned 1 looking for another chocolate lab to breed with in the next year we are in Massachusetts he is such a handsome chocolate lab have him on other sites he will definitely be a stud.

  3. We have a Male pure breed 5 year old yellow lab. We are looking for a yellow female lab to breed him with. We are located in central Minnesota.

    • Hi Amanda,

      We have a pure breed English black lab that we would like to breed. We are in Tryon/landrum. Is your female English or American?

  4. I have a pure bred male English black lab. He just turned a year in March. Very healthy and all shots up to date. He is very smart and is currently going through training to be a diabetic alert dog. We are looking to breed him, possibly with an English yellow female. Located in Ohio.

  5. Hi below are my male Labs bio data –

    I am looking for a female Lab

    Rio: Male labrador
    2.6 years old.
    1st mating.
    fully vaccinated. not on any medication & he is super healthy and fit

  6. I need to find a Male chocolate lab to breed with my female chocolate lab. as soon as possible she just came into heat. She is pure bread an papered. is there anyone out there that can help me I cant find a broader anywhere??

  7. I looking to breed my chocolate male with a chocolate lab female. He is an American style lab with strong hunting lineage from Georgia. I am in central North Carolina. I only seek a puppy as payment.

    • Did you find another lab for breeding? I see this is 5 months ago but my female AKC Chocolate lab just turned 3 & I want to have one litter before having her fixed. First, I live in southern Indiana so that may be the end of this discussion. If you are ‘close’ let me know & we’ll go from there. Gracie is the sweetest natures dog I’ve ever had & I have had many. I hope to hear from you soon. Take care, Warren A.

  8. Have a MALE akc registered chocolate lab, champion bloodline , in SC – looking to breed him once he is one year old – currently he is 10 months

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