PUPPIES

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"No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation." -- Fran Lebowitz

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.

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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"Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail." -- Unknown

Litter information is current as of
Sunday, 20-Jan-2019 07:51:08 EST



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

(Click to see puppy pedigree)

Black and Chocolate Puppies Born November 5, 2018
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.

See Hatter picture 2
See Hatter picture 3
See Hatter picture 4
See Hatter picture 5

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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.
Ruby picture 2
Ruby picture 3
Ruby picture 4

Hatter x Ruby black male pup is ready for a new home now.
Dual-purpose, half-English, half-American pup. This pup should be an exceptional working dog for hunting and hunt test homes, both upland and waterfowl. A great choice for a performance home or an active family. Handsome, active and friendly and loves to retrieve!

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 male:




Deep Run Gold and Glory, MH12, SHU
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Deep Run McIntosh

(Click to see puppy pedigree)

Black and Yellow Dual English x American Litter Born November 11, 2018
Repeat Breeding



pancho
Pancho
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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. Additionally,he received a Qualifying placement last fall.
He is a sweet and gentle dog, just like his dad, GMHRCH Deep Run Desperado MH (Hombre), he is cool and collected in the house and kennel but a fireball in the field.
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 last Spring.
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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Mac
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Deep Run McIntosh (Mac) is a lovely black female sired by GCH Robnie's Two Thumbs Up at Moonlit (Siskel) out of Danikk Deep Run Big Apple. See another Mac picture.
Mac is a 65 pound dog, who loves life, she very friendly and a real sweetheart. She is OFA Good (prelim) OFA Elbows normal (p), OFA Eyes, OFA Cardiac, OFA Patells, Full Dentition and EIC and CNM Clear by parentage.
Here is a link to her OFA page.

1 black boy is available.
This male should be fabulous hunting, hunt test, or field trial dog, great for active companions or performance sports. Ready for a new home now.

Available male:




U-Grand Champion Deep Run Sam Spade
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GRCH Bronze CH Deep Run Lemon Squeezy of Kaleef

(Click to see puppy pedigree)

All-English Pups Born December 10, 2018


bogie
Bogie
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Bogie is our black son sired by GCH CH , Can CH, U-GCH Poplar Forest Play It Again Sam UD RE MH MHU, out of Deep Run Light Fandango.
Bogie is a handsome and engaging male who easily completed his UKC Grand Championship, and will be competing in AKC Hunt Tests next spring.
Bogie is a very solid 70 pounds. He is OFA Hips Good, Elbows Normal, Patellas Normal, Eyes CAER (Clear), OFA Heart Clear (Echocardiogram), Full Dentition, PRA, RD Clear, EIC and CNM Clear, Clear for Dilute. CHIC 112350
Here is a link to Bogie's OFA page.



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Squeezy        
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Squeezy is a Yellow English Labrador Retriever sired by GCH CH Robnie's Two Thumbs Up at Moonlit. Her mother, GCHS CH Belquest Deep Run Easy Peasy was one of my top winning conformation Labradors with Multiple Group Placements and Best of Breed Wins. Easy Peasy was also BOS at the prestigious American Dog Show under respected judge Beth Sweigart.
Squeezy herself has earned 186 Grand Champion points, including 23 Best of Breed and 23 Best of Opposite wins, most earned with Handler Kent Boyles.

Squeezy is a sweet and happy dog, and loves being groomed up to look her best on show days.
Squeezy is OFA Excellent, OFA Elbows, CAER, Full Dentition, OFA Patellas, OFA Cardiac, CNM and EIC clear, CHIC 104920. Here is a link to Squeezy's OFA page.
See Squeezy 3 picture
See Squeezy 4 picture

Two black girls are available.

Stocky, handsome pups perfect for family companions and to be your new best friend.
Pups will be ready for new homes February 4, 2019.

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!

Males:


Females:



Deep Run Southern Hospitality, MH, MHU
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Deep Run Tuesday

(Click to see puppy pedigree)

Chocolate and Black American/English Pups Born December 25, 2018
Hatter x Tuesday pups arrived early! These babies just couldn't wait, they wanted to be born on Christmas!


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.

See Howdy picture 2     See Howdy picture 5
See Howdy picture 3     See Howdy picture 6
See Howdy picture 4     See Howdy picture 7

tuesday
Tuesday
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Tuesday is a lovely black English/American Labrador Retriever just over two years old. Her sire is an English dog, Deep Run Smoking Joe one of our most popular chocolate sires, who is now retired and living in his forever home. Her dam is Deep Run Ruby, daughter of GCH CH Can CH U-GCH Poplar Forest Play It Again Sam UD RE MH MHU and Shady Groves's Cajun M & M MH Tuesday is 3/4 English, 1/4 American, with a square build that reflect her ENglish heritage, but a little more athleticism and a shorter coat that will make her well suited to hunting, active family life, and performance venues.

Tuesday is OFA Prelim Good, Elbows Normal, Eyes Normal (CAER), PRA , HPNK, EIC, CNM, and Dilute Clear.
Here is a link to Tuesday's OFA page.



Two black girls, 4 black boys, 1 chocolate girl, and 2 chocolate boys are available.
Tuesday delivered 10 beautiful healthy babies on Christmas day.
Will be ready to go late February, 2019.
Pups from the Howdy x Tuesday litter should be attractive, well balanced pups excellent for active family companions, hunters, or performance dogs. Pups will be well socialized and introduced to social skills, riding in vehicles, crate training and birds.
They will be ready for new home February 19, 2019.

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 Gold and Glory, MH12, SHU
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Deep Run Maybelline, SH

(Click to see puppy pedigree)

Black and Yellow American Pups Born January 8, 2019
Repeat Breeding



pancho
Pancho
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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. Additionally,he received a Qualifying placement last fall.
He is a sweet and gentle dog, just like his dad, GMHRCH Deep Run Desperado MH (Hombre), he is cool and collected in the house and kennel but a fireball in the field.
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 last Spring.
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.



maybelline
Maybelline
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Deep Run Maybelline, SH is a black all American Field type Labrador Retreiver.
She is sired by GRCHRCH Silverbrook Return To Sender MH, SRS Bronze Medalist. Elvis was one of our foundation sires, and a consistent producer of large, attractive working dogs for hunting, performance sports, Field Trials and Hunt Tests.
Her mother HR Lick Creek Quack Addict MH is a wonderful hunting companion and competitive hunt test dog owned by Lick Creek Retrievers.
Maybelline is 65 pounds of feminine retriever, a fabulous marker, and loves cold weather and water work.
She is OFA Hips Good, OFA Elbows Normal, EIC and CNM Clear, CHIC, OFA Eyes (CAER), Patellas, Cardiac and Dentition normal.
Here is a link to Maybelline's OFA Page

2 black boys, 3 yellow girls, and 2 black girls are available.
One yellow boy, 2 black boys, 3 yellow girls, and 2 black girls were born January 8. This litter of all American Field bred should be fabulous hunting, hunt test, or field trial dogs, great for active companions or performance sports.
Pups will be available for new home early March, 2019.

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 Pancho x Maybelline litter
Pup picture 1
Pup picture 2
Pup picture 3
Pup picture 4
Pup picture 5
Pup picture 6
Pup picture 7



GCH CH UKC CH Deep Run Good Time Charley, JH (3 Senior passes)
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Deep Run Sparkle

(Click to see puppy pedigree)

All English, All Yellow Litter Due January 14, 2019



charley
Charley
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Charley is a handsome 80 pound English yellow Labrador Retriever male. He is friendly and lots of fun. He loves to retrieve on land and water, and is ready for any adventure.

Charley is an example of Classic Labrador Type in conformation and movement. His gait and style demonstrate his proper structure, coupled with the energy and demeanor that make him a proud and confident exhibitor.
He finished his UKC Championship from the Puppy Class in one weekend, and completed his AKC Championship in very limited showing before the age of two. With the expert handling of Angela Lloyd, Charley went on to quickly finish his Grand Championship as well.

Charley is OFA Excellent, OFA Elbows, OFA Cardiac (Echo), CAER, PRA Clear, EIC, CNM Clear.
Here is a link to Charley's OFA page.

sparkle
Sparkle
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Sparkle is a lovely yellow daughter Am/Can CH Deep Run Casablanca CD RA MH SHU and BGH CH Deep Run Lemon Squeezy. She is a happy, easy going labrador and is eager to please. We are looking forward to her first litter.
Sparkle is OFA Prelim Excellent, Elbows Normal. She is OFA Normal for Eyes, Cardiac, Patellas, Dentition. Clear by Parentage for EIC, CNM, Dilute, PRA and HPNK.
Here is a link to her OFA page


For those looking for an English style dog for Hunting or Performance, or just like a beautiful, active Labrador companion, these pups should be perfect for you. All English, all yellow litter will be ready for new homes mid March, 2019.

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!







Older Pups:

Laila Chocolate Male Available

This pup is very friendly and loves to retrieve. He would make a great hunting companion, hunt Test dog, performance dog or active family companion. He is ready to go now. See pedigree.





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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