PUPPIES

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"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." -- Andy Rooney

Our Labrador puppies are bred to give you the best possible Labrador pup that money can buy. If you want a hunt or field test dog, hunter/companion dog, obedience, agility, search and rescue dog, that can be your special friend and companion, a Deep Run puppy will be just right for you.


Read our commentary about responsible breeding


Our puppies are bred to provide you with a pup free of genetic defects, pleasing in appearance, and intelligent with a good attitude for learning. To the best of our knowledge, our breeding stock is free of common hereditary defects such as hip and elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, central retinal atrophy, cataracts, and thyroid disease as well as Exercise Induced Collapse, Centronuclear Myopathy, Retinal Dysplasia and Oculoskeletal Dysplasia.

When genetic tests are available for hereditary diseases, we usually have our dogs tested by an approved laboratory.

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We now know that some of these diseases, previously perceived as hereditary, are influenced more by rearing, feeding, and neutering programs (See article Study Shines Spotlight On Neutering) than previously thought. Also a Great Health Article. We use the most current guidelines for nutrition and environment to give our pups the best possible start. We provide you with essential information on nutrition, body scoring and health care so you can take over when you get your puppy to provide an optimum environment.

We have been breeding Labradors for twenty years at this location, over 40 years in all and have faith in our breeding program, because it is backed by experience, education, and application.


"May we always have a young one full of promise to admit us to those places of wonderment only permissible while in the company of a Labrador" - Gene Hill from the epilogue of Richard's History of the Labrador.

(Click on the photo to see a short video of a Deep Run Lab playing balloon with grandkids.)

See Customer - Letters and photos from satisifed owners of puppies and trained retrievers. Don't miss the entertaining letter about Hawk's Journey, a 5 1/2 month old lab on his first duck hunt.

dogs life at DRF


Ever wonder how we raise our puppies to be so well adjusted and to have a 'head start' on retrieving? Read a detailed account about how we care for our puppies in

A Dog's Life at Deep Run Farm


  • About the parents
    • All breeding stock have OFA certified hips (excellent or good) and OFA certified elbows. A Veterinary Ophthalmologist certifies eyes free of hereditary disease. See our FAQs for information about OFA, CERF and PennHIP.
    • Sires are always titled dogs with top quality pedigrees.
    • Dams are working retrievers, titled, or in training for a title.

  • About the puppies
    • Puppies are born and raised in our home and are well socialized from day one.
    • Dewclaws are removed & pups are wormed and vaccinated.
    • To activate your puppy's microchip, go to activate the chip
    • Puppies are introduced to crate training, collar, leash, and basic obedience. We also introduce them to pigeons and water (weather permitting) before they leave.
    • Puppies have 24-hour canine medical attention from Phyllis, the resident veterinarian.
    • See the Letters and Photos from satisfied puppy owners.



    • See our Scrapbook - Cherished photos from our customers and Deep Run.
    • Most puppies are sold before they are old enough to leave, so we recommend a deposit as soon as you decide on a litter. If you come to pick up your pup and don't find him or her suitable, your deposit will be immediately refunded or transferred to another litter.
    • We can ship your pup to you!
    • If you decide you want one of our puppies, please see our Puppy Adoption Questionnaire so that we can help you select a puppy to suit your lifestyle.

    • Credit cards are accepted -   
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    • Puppy Tips
      Crate Training Tips for your New Puppy...compliments of Midwest Crates
      1. Why Crate Train?
      2. ABCs of Crate Training
      3. Do's and Don'ts of Crate Training


      See our videos and articles
      about puppies and dog training


    • Have a health care question for our vet? Please see our Ask A Vet.
      Need some more information or have questions on other subjects? Please use our ask us form!


Watch your Deep Run puppy grow...
If you are fortunate enough to have reserved a pup from a Deep Run litter, you can see updated puppy photos after the litter is sold


Lab Litter
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"Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog." -- Franklin P. Jones

Litter information is current as of
Friday, 08-Dec-2017 09:05:19 CST



Deep Run Mad Hatter, MH, MHU
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Shady Grove's Deep Run Ruby

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Black and Chocolate Puppies Born November 16, 2017
Repeat Breeding


hatter
Hatter
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Hatter is an 85 pound, well built, exceptionally handsome chocolate dog with a lot of talent and a great personality. He has a sense of humor, too. He is a pretty special dog with a very special pedigree: son of MHR Deep Run After Six, MH, grandson of GMHRCH Six O'Clock Scholar, MH.
Hatter is the first chocolate Labrador Retriever ever to receive Master Hunter titles in both Retrieving and Flushing, and he received both Master titles in one year.
He is an excellent marker, has a superior nose, and handles very nicely. He is a joy to train, run and hunt, whether on waterfowl or upland birds. He is a very fun dog to have around: he is always happy to get a towel and stand on the bumper to be dried off after any water work.
Hatter is OFA Hips Good, Elbows Normal, EIC and CNM Clear, OFA Cardiac, Full Dentition, Patellas Normal, OFA Eyes Clear. Here is a link to Hatter's OFA page.

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Ruby
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Ruby is a petite black daughter of our own GCH CH Can/UKC CH Poplar Forest Play It Again Sam, UD, RE, MH, MHU and Shady Grove's Cajum M & M, MH (Emma).
You can see more about Sam on our Sire's page. Emma is a spectacular working dog, a consistent qualifier at AKC Master Hunter events as well as qualifying placements. She is the dam of multiple field titled pups, including our own Shady Grove Deep Run Two Step SH (Neely).
Ruby is OFA (prelim) Excellent, OFA elbows, OFA Patellas, Eyes, and Cardiac. She is CNM and EIC clear by parentage.
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Three chocolate boys, one black girl, and one chocolate girl are available.
Dual-purpose, half-English, half-American pups will be ready for new homes mid-January. These pups should be exceptional working dogs for hunting and hunt test homes, both upland and waterfowl. A great choice for performance homes or active families.

Is this the puppy you have been looking for? Please take a few moments to fill out our Puppy Questionnaire and send it along to us. We will review your hopes and goals for your new puppy and discuss finding the perfect puppy for you!

Chocolate female:

Chocolate males
Chocolate males
Black female
Black female
Black male


Deep Run Mad Hatter, MH, MHU
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Deep Run Laila

(Click to see puppy pedigree)

All Chocolate, 3/4 English, Dual Purpose Pups Born December 6, 2017
Repeat breeding


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Hatter
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Hatter is a chocolate son of MHR Deep Run After Six MH, he is a third generation Deep Run Master Hunter. Hatter is an exceptionally handsome dog with great working ability. In addition to completing his MH title, he is among the very few Labrador retrievers to complete an Upland Hunting (flushing) Master Hunter title.
He has a strong work ethic, loves to train and figure out new problems, as good in the water as he is on land. A joy to train to train and trial, he has a sense of humor that always makes me smile.
Hatter is OFA Hips Good, Elbows Normal, EIC and CNM Clear, OFA Cardiac, Full Dentition, Patellas Normal, OFA Eyes Clear. Here is a link to Hatter's OFA page.

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laila
Laila
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Laila is a lovely dark chocolate English Labrador Retriever female. She weighs 60 pounds, and is lively and affectionate.
Laila is OFA Excellent and OFA Elbows (both Prelim), OFA Eyes, CNM and EIC Clear, OFA Patellas, Cardiac and full dentition. Here is a link to her OFA page

8 healthy pups were born December 6. 4 boys, 4 girls all chocolate.

Is this the puppy you have been looking for? Please take a few moments to fill out our Puppy Questionnaire and send it along to us. We will review your hopes and goals for your new puppy and discuss finding the perfect puppy for you!

Here are some pup pictures from a previous Hatter x Laila litter:


Am/Can CH Deep Run Casablanca, CD, RA, MH, SHU
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Deep Run Black Dahlia of Kaleef

(Click to see puppy pedigree)

Black and Yellow English Pups Due December 19, 2017
Repeat Breeding


Casey
Casey
(click to see Casey poster from Lab Quarterly)
Casey is a yellow son of Sam and following in his father's accomplished footsteps. He completed his Master Hunter title, Canadian Championship, and American championship this year and recently received his Companion Dog and Rally, Novice titles. Casey weighs 85 pounds and is a big happy, loving dog. He enjoys his field work and applies himself well to any task at hand. He is amazing in the field and loves to upland hunt. In addition to his Master Hunting Retriever Title, Casey has several legs on his Senior Flushing Title, and is proving to be an exceptional upland dog.
Casey is OFA Excellent, OFA Elbows, OFA Cardiac (Echo), CERF, Optigen A and EIC Clear (by parentage), OFA Thyroid Normal. See Casey's OFA page.

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See Casey Obedience Trial pic 7
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dahlia
Dahlia
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Dahlia is a lovely black girl from the breeding of GCH CH Robnie's Two Thumbs Up at Moonlit and BGCH CH Belquest Deep Run Easy Peasy. Dahlia has both Major wins and hopes to finish her CH title this year.
Dahlia is OFA Hips Excellent, OFA Elbows, OFA Elbows, OFA Cardiac, OFA Eyes and Full Dentition. Her CHIC # is 104921
This is a link to Dahlia's OFA page


See another Dahlia candid picture
This is a repeat breeding of Deep Run Ballyhoo, who went Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best Puppy at the Maryland Sporting Dog Show in March of this year for his first Major Win!


Pictures of Easy (Dahlia's Dam):


Is this the puppy you have been looking for? Please take a few moments to fill out our Puppy Questionnaire and send it along to us. We will review your hopes and goals for your new puppy and discuss finding the perfect puppy for you!

Here are some pictures from a previous Casey x Dahlia litter:

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U-CH Deep Run Jonathon
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Deep Run Cricket

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All English, All Yellow Pups Due January 1, 2018


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Jonathon
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Jonathon is a perfectly proportioned yellow English Labrador. He is UKC pointed in Conformation. He is also running Junior Hunt Tests this spring. He is a happy go lucky friendly dog, always ready for a retrieving session or a long walk.
Jonathon is OFA Excellent, Elbows Normal, OFA Eyes clear, Patellas Normal, Cardiac Normal, EIC and CNM Clear, Clear of Dilute (silver) gene, PRA CLear, RD/OS Clear, Thyroid Normal.
Here is a link to his OFA page:

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Cricket
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Cricket is a two and a half year old lovely English yellow lab. She is snow white in color, and has a sweet and biddable disposition.
Her sire, AM/Can CH Deep Run Casablanca CD RA MH SHU is a handsome son of our own Play It Again Sam. Her dam is BOSS CH Deep Run Lacrosse. Lacrosse went Best Opposite Sex at the Raleigh Durham Labrador Specialty show.
Cricket's eyes, cardiac, patella, and elbows are normal. EIC is clear and hips are excellent.
Here is a link to Cricket's OFA page.
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Cricket picture 4
These pups should be excellent family pets and companions, and good hunting companions. Cricket's sire, Casey, is a natural Pointer.
Pups will be ready for new homes in early March.

Is this the puppy you have been looking for? Please take a few moments to fill out our Puppy Questionnaire and send it along to us. We will review your hopes and goals for your new puppy and discuss finding the perfect puppy for you!


Deep Run Southern Hospitality, MH, MHU
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Shady Grove's Deep Run Two Step, MH

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Chocolate and Black Field Bred Pups Due January 3, 2018
Repeat Breeding


Howdy
Howdy
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Deep Run Southern Hospitality (Howdy) is a chocolate factored black male that we are happy to have here as one of our Home Team. Howdy's call name is after his sire, FC Watermark's Texas Welcome MH, an exceptional dog bred and campaigned by Mary Tatum DVM of Watermark Retrievers in Texas. Howdy Sr. was a Number 2 Derby Dog, and won a minor stake Double Header to become Qualified All Age before he was 2 years old. He finished his first Open at 2 1/2. In 2003 Howdy placed or jammed in seven of his first 9 Opens.
Our Howdy's dam is a combination of Classic Conformation lines (uncle CH Simerdown's Dr Pepper won the LRC National) and Field Trial and NAHRA title holders. Great great grandmother GMHR Trieven Thunder Annie was the first ever NAHRA Master Hunting Retriever.
Howdy is a very handsome 80 pound male, sired by FC Watermark's Texas Welcome. In addition to completing his Master Hunter title, Howdy also has his Master Flushing Title.
He is OFA Good, OFA Elbows, 2011 CERF, OFA Patellas, OFA Cardiac, OFA Full Dentition. EIC and CNM Clear by Parentage. See Howdy's complete files.

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Neely
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Neely is the finest chocolate field female I have owned. She is an excellent marker, very easy to train, and exceptionally biddable. She completed her Senior Title qualifying 6 in a row, and Jammed in the only Derby she ran. Neely has recently completed her Master Hunter.
Her parents are both Master Hunters and have exceptional performance records. Her star studded pedigree includes FC AFC Carolinas Smoke on the Water, FC Watermarks Texas Welcome MH and FC AFC CFC CAFC Barracuda Blue MH Combine this with Hatter's sire line inlcuding FC AFC Candlewood's Captain Kidd and GMHRCH Six O'Clock Scholar MH you have a tremendous amount of talent.
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Neely is OFA Hips Excellent, OFA Elbow,OFA Eyes, EIC & CNM Clear (OFA),OFA Patellas , OFA Cardiac, and OFA Full Dentition. Here is a link to Neely's OFA page.
Excellent choice for serious hunters and performance homes.
Pups will have the athletic build typical of the American field lab. Recommended for Hunt Tests, Field Trials, serious hunting homes, other performance venues or active families.

Is this the puppy you have been looking for? Please take a few moments to fill out our Puppy Questionnaire and send it along to us. We will review your hopes and goals for your new puppy and discuss finding the perfect puppy for you!

Here are some pup pictures from an earlier Howdy x Neely litter:

Chocolate female picture 2
Black male picture 3
Black male picture 4



Older Pups:


Two English yellow males from Jonathon x Lexus litter are available now!
Very outgoing and socialized, introduced to the crate, riding in cars, swimming, and basic obedience. Current on vaccinations and all health care.
All English, these pups will be perfectly suited for field work or active companion dogs.
See parents' info.

Available yellow males:



English lab: One black female from Charlie x Mercedes litter is available now!
Good looking and with a terrific outgoing personality. Excellent choice for a companion, performance such as obedience, rally or hunting.
See parents' info.

Black female:




Interested in an older puppy that is already well started on obedience and retrieving? See our Trained Dogs & Puppies with some training




Future planned litters include American Field pups , English pups and dual purpose pups in Yellow, Black and Chocolate. Check back with us often.



If you decide you want one of our puppies or want to be on the waiting list for one, please fill out Puppy Adoption Questionnaire so that we can help you select a puppy to suit your lifestyle. That is the first step in getting a Deep Run Puppy. Please call us for information at 540-752-4888.






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Brandy comforting a motherAll DEEP RUN puppies are born in the house, have dewclaws removed, are wormed and vaccinated with the best biologicals available. Pups are handled and well socialized, introduced to the collar and leash and pigeons before they leave. Weather permitting, they are also introduced to the water. Most puppies are sold before they are old enough to leave, so we recommend a deposit as soon as you decide on a litter. If you come to pick up your pup and donít find him or her suitable, your deposit will be immediately refunded or transferred to another litter. Please call Phyllis to discuss your special needs in a Field bred Labrador pup.


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