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

Puppies must be picked up at Deep Run Farm in Goldvein Virginia.
Airline shipping for puppies continues to provide challenges, so for the safety of your new puppy please plan to come to pick him or her up in person.
We are grateful for your interest in a Deep Run Farm. Do not hesitate to call 540-752-4888 if we can be of assistance.

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 for all transactions. (MC, VISA, AMEX)
      A 5% processing fee will be added to the invoice if using a credit card. We also accept cash and checks.

    • Please visit the Midwest Crates website for excellent tips on purchasing the proper size of crate for your new puppy or current pet, as well as some guidelines for proper crate training.
      A crate trained puppy is calm and comfortable in his own crate. Consider it a haven, not a jail.

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.

Lab Litter
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"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful." -- Ann Landers

Litter information is current as of
Monday, 03-Oct-2022 16:21:15 EDT

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GCH CH U-CH Deep Run Ballyhoo, JH
Deep Run Shandy

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All English, All Yellow Pups Born August 14, 2022
Repeat breeding

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Billy is a very handsome English Labrador who successfully completed his Champion and Grand Champion Titles in AKC competition. He then went on to earn his Junior Hunter title. Billy is a son of our own star Am/Can CH Deep Run Casablanca CD RA MH SHU. See Casblanca's OFA files. Billy is Grand Champion CH U-CH Deep Run Ballyhoo JH, a very handsome yellow make sired by Am/Can CH Deep Run Casablanca CD RE MH SHU, out of Deep Run Black Dahlia of Kaleef.
Billy loves to retrieve and loves the water. He will continue working for his Junior Hunter title.
He easily earned his UKC Champion Title in 2017. At the tender age of 10 months, he won a 4 point Major and Best Puppy awards at the Maryland Sporting Dog Show.

Billy is OFA Prelim Hips Excellent, Elbows Normal, 2017 Caer (Eyes Normal), EIC CLear, CNM Clear, HPNK Clear, PRA Clear, RD-OSD Clear. He is free of the D-locus (silver) gene.
See a copy of Billy's OFA files.

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Shandy is a daughter of CCH B CH Loretta Labs Vanilla. "Slush" is a very accomplished show dog with multiple Breed wins and is the diabetic alert dog for his owner.
Shandy is an energetic, affectionate moderate sized female with an engaging personality. She is always happy and always ready for a game of fetch. She is a wonderful mom, imparting her endearing personality, loyaly and sense of fun to her pups.

She is OFA hips Good and Elbows (prelims), OFA Eyes (CAER), EIC, CNM, Patellas, Cardiac, D-Locus, PRA prcd and HNPK Clear.
Here is a copy of Shandy's OFA files.
Three yellow boys will be available for new homes October 9. One Shandy boy is sold. Two are available.

These beautiful healthy pups will be an excellent choice for active pets and companions, hunting dogs, hunt tests, obedience, rally and other performance venues.

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!

GCH CH UGCH UCH Deep Run Good Time Charley, SH
Deep Run Tango, JH

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All-Yellow Labrador Retriever Litter Due December 6, 2022
Repeat breeding

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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.
See a copy of Charley's OFA files.
Charley's Sire is GCH CH Robnie's Two Thumbs Up at Moonlit, Dam is Deep Run Celebration.
Charley went 4 for 4 to complete his Junior Hunter Title, and is now a Senior Hunter.
Charley is a proven sire of beautiful, happy and healthy puppies.

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Tango is a golden yellow female sired by Deep Run Moondog (Haze) MH, QA2, 31 Derby Points, her mother is a daughter of GCH CH Can CH UGCH UCH Poplar Forest Play It Again Sam UD RE MH MHU.
Tango is OFA Hips Excellent, OFA Elbows Normal, CAER (OFA eyes Clear), EIC, CNM, PRA prcd,and D Locus (Silver gene) clear. She has normal Patellas, OFA Cardiac, and full dentition. Her CHIC number is 148286.
See a copy of Tango's OFA files.

Pups will be ready for new homes early December.

Looking for an active, smart, connected companion. Based on previous Carley x Tango litters, pups should show promise for hunting, hunt test, all performance venues such as Agility, Rally, Shed Hunting, and best friends.

Pictures of pups from a previous Charlie x Tango litter:

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:

This attractive pup was born 4/21/22. He is a lovely pup. Very friendly, confident, and happy. He is introduced to crate training, riding in vehicles, and basic obedience.
He loves to retrieve and swims well. He would be a very special friend for anyone looking for a companion, hunting partner, or hunt test dog.
All vaccinations and health care current for age.

See information about parents.
Ready now.

If this pup 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.

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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