Puppy Information

All of our labrador puppies are sold with limited AKC registration. All of our dogs have been health screened (See links below). Our puppies are raised in our home and are socialized with kids and other dogs and a variety of farm animals. Puppies are $2000 (a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a puppy). Puppies will be wormed, dew claws removed, 1st shots, and microchipped. Call Michele for more information 303-263-9425 or e-mail michele@columbinelabradors.com

Labradors are a wonderful, loyal family dog. They are even tempered and easily trained. They live for up to 15 years (average about 12 years). There are two distinct types of labradors the "American" Labrador and the "English" labrador. The American labradors are taller, leaner dogs, they generally have more energy and are sometimes considered hyper. These dogs have been bred to run the fields retrieving birds. The "English" labrador is the stockier show type dog. These dogs still have a strong hunting instinct and many of these dogs are successful at having show "Careers" as well as getting "Hunt" titles. The show dogs tend to be more mellow than their hunting counterparts. Both types of labradors love the constant companionship of "their" people. Labs become large dogs ranging anywhere from 50 lbs-100 lbs. Labradors tend to shed a lot of hair. When making a commitment to a labrador you must be prepared to socialize your dog and allow them plenty of opportunity to exercise or they can become destructive. The dog pounds are full of labrador mix dogs looking for homes, please consider giving one of these dogs a forever home.

Read more about EIC "Exercise Induced Collapse" http://www.akcchf.org/research/success-stories/groundbreaking-discovery.html

Read about OFA "Orthopedic Foundation for Animals"

http://www.offa.org/

Optigen Testing in Dogs "prcd-PRA"

http://www.optigen.com/opt9_test_prcd_pra.html