"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies."
-- Gene Hill
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.
DDC Veterinary: DNA Services for Animals- Offers DNA tests for canine and equine species. Services include parentage, DNA genotyping, DNA banking, disease screening, and coat color prediction.
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.
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"Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it."
|Deep Run Gold and Glory, MH12|
Deep Run Rainy Day Woman
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Black and Yellow Dual Purpose Pups Born March 7, 2017
Available pup due to a recent cancellation
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Pancho is one of our most exciting young American Field dogs. He completed his Master title with a minimum number of trials and has been a consistent qualifier at the Master level since.|
Pancho, is a talented, intelligent and friendly dog with a wonderful disposition. He is calm and easily manageable in the house and while training, but a stylish and biddable performer in the field. He is currently working on his Upland titles, needs one more pass for Senior Hunter Upland, and will be moving on to Master in the Fall.
Pancho got his name when we were eating out in a Mexican restaurant one evening. We loved his beautiful dark gold color, just like his sire, Hombre. There was large sign on the wall "Follow me to Gold and Glory", Pancho Villa. He became Pancho on the spot. Pancho and his littermate Deep Run Gypsy Gold are the product of one of Hombre's very last litters. Hombre was bred to an Elvis daughter, Deep Run Tutti Frutti, SH to produce these two spectacular young dogs.
Pancho qualified in enough consecutive Master events in 2014 to earn his Master Hunter Lifetime Achievement Award.
Pancho is OFA Good, OFA ELbows, OFA Cardiac, OFA Patellas, EIC and CNM Clear by Parentage, 2012 CERF.
Here is a link to Pancho's OFA page.
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|Rain is a sweet dog, sired by GCH, CH Can/UKC CH Poplar Forest Play It Again Sam UD RE MH MHU. She is a good retriever on land and water, and is very firendly.
She is OFA Good, OFA Elbows Normal, OFA Eyes Normal. OFA Cardiac and Patellas Normal. EIC clear by Parentage.|
Here is a link to her: OFA page.
One black female is available due to a recent cancellation.
Handsome, friendly pups, good retrievers. Pups will be a good choice for hunting, hunt test and companion or performance dogs.
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!
Available black female:
Black and Chocolate Pups Due May 18, 2017
All Chocolate Litter, Dual Purpose Pups due May 28, 2017
Black and Yellow English Pups due May 29, 2017
Future planned litters include American Field pups , English pups and dual purpose pups in Yellow, Black and Chocolate. Check back with us often.
Please feel free to contact us for information, or submit a Puppy Questionnaire (numerous links are also on our puppy page to the Questionnaire) so we can discuss the best litter for you and your family.
We will post more information as it becomes available.
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All 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.
13727 Blackwells Mill Road
Goldvein, VA 22720
(540) 752-4710/4888 FAX (540) 752-4775 email@example.com