Labrador Puppies

guideLooking for information to help you find or care for a Labrador puppy? Welcome to our puppy center, a complete guide to buying, raising and training your Labrador Retriever puppy.

Here you can find out the best way to buy a puppy, how to feed and potty train your puppy and how to keep him healthy.

We answer your questions on growth, weight, biting, socialisation and much more.

We also have a fantastic community and support network of Labrador puppy parents in our forum and on our Facebook page.

The Labrador Site is brought to you by best selling author and Labrador specialist Pippa Mattinson. Don’t miss her lovely articles, tips, and advice.

Our puppy section is updated constantly and we are always at the forefront of any Labrador news and information.

There is no more extensive Labrador resource anywhere on the internet. It’s all here, and if you scroll down, we’ll help you find what you need.

How to buy a Labrador Retriever puppy

If you haven’t found your puppy yet, we have some great resources to help you.   Don’t miss these important guides:

Not all Labrador puppies are healthy, so its important that you know what you are looking for.

There are lots more resources and information to help prospective puppy buyers in this section

Feeding and caring for your Labrador puppy

Feeding your puppy a healthy diet is very important and we have lots of information on feeding and puppy growth in these two articles

Don’t miss our other many puppy care articles – you’ll find them here

How to stop your puppy biting

Biting is one of the most challenging problems for many new puppy parents.  But it needn’t spoil your enjoyment of your new puppy. We have all the information you need to stop your puppy biting in no time at all

Don’t miss these in-depth guides

Potty training your Labrador puppy

You’ll want to get potty training off to a great start and here are some articles to help you make sure your puppy is clean and dry as quickly as possible.

That’s just to get you started! You’ll find much more information here

Puppy vaccinations

You will probably want to make sure your puppy is protected against infectious diseases by having him vaccinated.  In this section we answer all your puppy vaccination questions. Don’t miss:-

Socialisation and raising friendly puppies

One of the great things about Labradors is their good nature, but did you know that even Labs need a little help in this direction?

Puppies need to be socialised in order to grow up friendly and confident.  Here is the information you need to get this important job done

Life with small puppies

Life with a small puppy isn’t always plain sailing!  It can all be a bit overwhelming at times.  Here are some articles to help you through the difficult days

Information on training your Labrador puppy

You probably can’t wait to get started with training your puppy, and modern puppy training is great fun!  Here are some key resources.

When you’ve read those two, head over to our Labrador Puppy Training Center for links to videos, articles, training guides, books and all the rest of the information you need.

Much more puppy information

For a complete guide to raising a healthy and happy puppy don’t miss The Happy Puppy Handbook.

This in-depth guide to the first few months of puppy parenthood covers every aspect of life with a small puppy.

The book will help you prepare your home for the new arrival, and get your puppy off to a great start with potty training, socialisation and early obedience.

The Happy Puppy Handbook is available worldwide.

Also – don’t forget to bookmark this page and come back to read through these fascinating sections.

And if you are in puppy shopping mode, don’t miss 10 things to buy for your new puppy! Alternatively, you can browse through our entire library of puppy articles.

We understand Labradors

Pippa and her team bring you the best expert information and advice

We don’t just love labradors! We understand them too.

All the articles on this website are original and are written by experienced labrador trainers, breeders, and dog health and behavior experts.

Our objective is to help you to enjoy your puppy.  And your comments and suggestions are always welcome!

Asking questions

Please check our extensive library, using the menu at the top of the page, and don’t forget to join the forum where  you can get help and support from lots of other new puppy owners.


  1. Hi. We have a Labrador puppy – 12 weeks old. We are feeding him Royal Canin Maxi Mother & Puppy until now. Should I shift to Royal Canin Junior Labrador or Royal Canin Maxi Junior? Is there a difference? Please help. Thanks so much

  2. My puppy lab is 12 Weeks old and has been throwing up for the last our. Still playing and we did give h some water but did not feed again. Should we be overly concerned. Nose is cold not warm at all. He is relaxing sleeping now

  3. My yellow lab has very chronic ear issues when she shakes her head she actually whines trying to find a home remedy that works have tried quite a few and difference. Need help!

    • My lab gets that with his ears if swimming a lot. Swimmers ear. Mix in a small bottle 50% rubbing alcohol and 50% hydrogen peroxide. Fill in small needless synringe ands spray a little into each ear and gently wipe out with a cotton ball. A friend used this solution on himself when he swam in high school. May have s bit of an ear infection. If continues take to
      Him to a vet.

  4. I have a question, I have a blond lab puppy she is 6 months. The lady I got her from told me the mom of the puppy did not have papers , but the dad did. My puppy has a pink nose, so my husband tells me she is not full blooded lab. Can a lab have a pink nose?????

  5. I just lost my female bullmasfit. I am looking for another dog. my three choices are1 akita,yellow lab. I need a dog for protectin. a lot of these big dogs cost to much. I am wiling topay 800 dollars arethere any big dogs in that range. I would like to buy very soon

    • I got my Labrador puppy by looking for a family that was looking to rehome the puppie. So you can probably take Craigslist or some other sites like that for a family that’s basically looking to rehome their own puppies and you can get them at a lower price than looking out for a breeder

  6. We just picked up a Black Lab puppy yesterday, she was born May 4th, so she is 9 weeks old. I was wondering whether we could bathe her yet and if there is a certain shampoo recommended. Or wether there it is not advised to do so yet. Any other tips and clues you would like to add would be helpful too as this is our first lab puppy weve had. Thank you.

  7. My lab is 2.5 yrs old just hand puppies on mother’s day there 2.5 weeks old when do I intro deuce them to puppy food and what kind should it be the can or dry

  8. Can anyone advise a dog novice. We have a 12 month old (last week) fox red labrador. We need to know if he is now officially classed as an adult dog and how we should go about feeding him. He is currently on 1 X Nutriment 1400gm chubb (raw food diet) a day but we are unsure whether to cut it down now or not. He was neutered about 5 weeks ago, so this may make a difference. Any help would be gratefully appreciated, Lorraine and Mark

    • He may look like an adult but they will continue to develop for at least another year and being a lab he will probably act like a pup til 4 or 5 years old. You can probably cut feedings to 2 a day and gradually introduce an adult food. Better 2 meals a day than 1 big one once a day.