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"You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'" -- Dave Barry

We are adhering closely to COVID-19 guidelines.
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We are only currently accepting puppy deposits for customers who are within driving distance of our kennel. No airline transportation is currently available.

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 feel we cannot safely ship puppies unaccompanied in the current climate of the pandemic. If you are willing to fly in to pick up your puppy and use a carry on pet carrier to return home with your puppy, that will work.
      In general, however, we prefer for you to pick up your puppy.

    • 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 -   
      Effective August 15, 2012, all credit card charges will incur a 5% processing fee.

    • 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

    • 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 reserved.

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"We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made." -- M. Acklam

Litter information is current as of
Tuesday, 13-Jul-2021 07:58:15 EDT

We ARE OPEN for boarding and training

Deep Run Moondog UD RE MH QA2 NDL
Hickory Farms Veronica, JH

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All Yellow Labrador Retriever Pups Born April 19, 2021

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The sire of this litter, Deep Run Moondog UD RE MH QA2, NDL known to his friends as "Haze" is a once in a lifetime kind of dog. He is incredibly talented, smart, and biddable.
After completing his Derby career with 31 Derby Points, he finished his Master Hunter Title and won a Qualifying First within 4 months. He weighs 80 pounds. He is always happy, and faces each day with a bright and happy attitude.
In addition to being a very gifted performance dog, Haze is a handsome and biddable dog who is an excellent house dog as well as successful field trial competitor.
Haze is now on the road to attaining his All Age Titles, winning an Open handled by Phyllis, giving him his win toward the FC and AFC titles.
Haze has sired numerous outstanding pups, at least three have made the Derby list, many hunt test competitors, and countless outstanding hunters and family dogs.
Haze is OFA Hips Excellent, OFA elbows, CAER, EIC clear and CHIC.
Here is a link to Haze's OFA page

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Hickory Farms Veronica "Ronnie" is a family pet, companion, and babysitter in the off season, and guides with Josh Sink in the hunting season. She is as comfortable in the waters of the lower Potomac River retrieving ducks and a geese as she is at home with the family.

See Ronnie's OFA page and Ronnie's genetics page

One yellow girl and two yellow boys are available now.

Pups are happy, well adjusted and love to swim and retrieve.
All are wormed and vaccinated appropriate for their age, and ready to join your family now.
All pups have our total health care package as well.
Pups are ready for new homes now.

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 Mad Hatter, MH, MHU
Deep Run Hot Blooded, JH

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All Chocolate All American Field Bred Litter Born May 21, 2021

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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 has produced many wonderful chocolate pups that serve well as hunters, competitors in hunt tests, family companions and best friends.

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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Fever is a sweet and energetic dog, she weight 65 pounds with an athletic build. She comleted her Junior Hunter title in one weekend, passing four out of four Junior Tests. She will be pursuing her Senior and Master Titles after this litter.
Fever is a product of a frozen semen breeding bewteen GMHRCH Deep Run Ride'em High MH, a son the NFC FC AFC Storm's Riptide Star, the only chocolate to ever win the National Retriever Championship.
Her mother is Shady Grove Deep Run Two Step MH.
Both parents and Fever have all health certifications as registered with the OFA.
Here is a link to Fever's OFA page

Three chocolate boys are available. These outgoing people loving pups will be ready for new homes 7/17/21.

Three chocolate boys are available. All have been introduced to crate training, basic obedience..."sit", "here", and walk on the leash. They have ridden in ATV's, love to swim, and are introduced to birds.

An excellent choice for a superior performance dog, hunting dog, hunt test or field trial dog.
Pups' grandsire is GMHRCH Deep Run Ride'em High, MH, son of NFC AFC Storm's Riptide Star.

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:

One black boy and one yellow girl are available now.

Well started on basic obedience, crate training, riding in vehicles, love to swim. Retrieving well.

If one of these pups is what you have been looking for in a well bred well socialized puppy, fill out our Puppy Adoption Questionnaire and send it to us, or give us a call at 540-752-4888.

See information about parents.

Interested in an older puppy or dog 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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