Category Archives: Puppies

Some very special English Lab Puppies almost here!!!

Aspen x Branch

We are so excited as we approach the due date of this lovely breeding. We absolutely cannot wait to see and welcome these very special, stunning Labrador Retriever puppies! Our lovely Aspen, Mtn. Meadow Diamond in the Rough, from Greenstone Labradors has been bred to the gorgeous stud, Branch, MBISS GCH Fairlane Hickory Branch at Paradocs.  All puppies are spoken for (provided the right color and gender show up.) If you are interested in being on the waiting list in the event puppies come available from this litter or future Good Lab Outfitter litters, feel free to e-mail shana.crossreignsranch@gmail.com.

All puppies are sold on Limited Registration and are not for breeding. Parents have their panel of health certifications, and puppies come with a 26 month hip and elbow health guarantee. Inquiry does not guarantee a pup. All inquiries are greatly considered to ensure the best possible home and placement for puppy as well as interested parties. Puppy inquiry for service, performance, or formal activities/competition given top consideration.

Have a super blessed day!,

shana 🙂

Upcoming Litter & Change in the Air at Good Lab Outfitters

Just to offer a quick update to share that there will be some new growth and changes coming to Good Lab Outfitters this year.  First off… Good Lab Outfitters now has its own Facebook Page!!!  Visit us at http://facebook.com/goodlaboufitters and join our community of labrador fans and friends.

Secondly, unless I change my mind in the very near future to utilize a very special outside stud, we will be offering an absolutely stellar field bred litter by Sawyer x Miley.  This will be an all black, field bred litter that have that special ‘hunting machine’ and ‘work’ gene built right in.  If you love to hunt, try your hand at field trials, if you are looking for a perfect SAR, detection, or therapy dog, or if you would simply like to have a gorgeous, awesome workout partner that will jog with you, then come home to cuddle up for a good movie, this is the litter for you.

Sawyer and Miley both come from lineages full of hunt champions and have all the goods to pass down to their progeny to be champions themselves.  They both have incredibly strong retriever instincts, work ethic, drive, huge hearts, great, happy personalities, and a desire to team up and go to work…. or play.   However, they each absolutely love to come inside, snuggle up, and just love a while.  Extremely quiet and respectful inside with that wondeful, friendly disposition that have made the labrador retriever so desirable.  They truly are everybody’s friend.  These particular pups will need plenty of opportunity to get out and play, run, and get adequate exercise daily.   The greater interaction and training, they greater they will become.

The Sawyer x Miley breeding is projected for May, 2012;  Whelping in July;  Off to new homes in September, 2012.   Of course, this is a balance with nature, so dates are approximate as to when breeding will take place.   Reservations are highly advised and pup selection is done in order of deposits received.  If desired color or gender is not available, or if circumstances change, deposit is refundable up to 6 weeks of age.

One change made to our program is that puppy selection will not take place until 7 weeks of age when their true personalities begin to blossom and shine through.  After spending so very much time raising, caring for, and analyzing each one as they grow, it is imperative to make sure puppy and owners are a good match for one another.  A thorough visit with anyone interested in reserving one of our lab puppies is a necessary part of this adoption process.  It is crucial to get to know our families, and make sure our pups have the very best homes possible, with all in place to set everyone up for success.

Competitive, therapy, SAR, and other service homes are highly encouraged and will given top priority.  Our pups are bred with amazing backgrounds and possibilities of what they are capable of accomplishing in their lifetimes.  If it is possible that they will go forth to serve as good samaritans in their communities, that is a great priority and blessing.  As a lab breeder, I adhere to the goal of pursuing the Betterment of the Breed with each litter producing the classic, ideal labrador retriever.  However, I’d like to take it a step further and encourage all of our new puppy owners and handlers to help them become all they can be, and to be a blessing to those around them.   For one thing, it gives them a job to occupy that intelligent mind and drive of theirs, and it is greatly rewarding for all involved.    At a bare minimum, I highly encourage and advise our families to search out a good training program and pursue their AKC S.T.A.R. puppy title, then on to their AKC Canine Good Citizen certification.  This will help ensure you have a good, mannerly canine family member.

A couple of other quick notes to touch on…. 2011 was an interesting year all around with extreme weather throughout, random challenges on occassion, and it wrapped up with a horrible tragedy early in December.  A random, unforeseen accident took the life of my beloved Chaps,  our chocolate stud, very unexpectedly.  This event shattered my heart, and still is a bit difficult to share.  But, life is a funny thing…. You never know when it will be the last time you see one you love.  This is why it is so important to live with no regrets, live positively, live life to it’s fullest in a good way, and always, always, say I love you…. to all those you care about.  After losing Chaps I really had to take a step back, wipe away lots and lots of tears… (with a beach towel), and re-evaluate where Good Lab Outfitters whas going to go from here.  I could either let it dwindle down and just close up shop.  Or, I could take all I’ve learned over the past several years and initial breedings, make some adjustments, improvements, and press on to build it up as great as I possibly can for the blessing of others, the Betterment of the AKC Purebred Labrador Breed, and to pursue my own passion and interest in this project.  So, that’s the road I’ve chosen.  It’s been a great journey thus far, but I’m greatly excited about what the future holds.  Continued improvement, growth, certifications, trainings, and more are coming our way in our own kennel, and to help our families be the best they can be with their new lab pup.  We have some really, really exciting new bloodlines targeted to come into our family that will aid in our providing exceptional prospects in other areas as well…. not to mention producing beauty abundantly.  Pretty is as pretty does, but if you can have both, why not!?  🙂

Keep checking back for updates regarding ensuing changes, improvements, and upcoming litters.     There’s much more to share, but this is all for now.

Have a blessed week!,

shana

Time for Some Pickin’ & Grinnin’

It’s been a busy place the past few weeks, here at the ranch.  Puppies are growing, changing, and getting cuter and cuter everyday.  At 5 1/2 weeks old, it’s time to begin meeting our new families.  A couple of puppies have been spoken for, but there are plenty of cute little fluffy ones to go around.  The big departure day to their new homes will be May 20, when puppies reach 8 weeks of age.  However, now is the time to make sure you have yours selected, secured, and ready to go.  Here’s a sneak peak of the first 5 weeks with individual pics of each labrador puppy.

(**note:  when individual pics were taken, they had just eaten, played in the water a little, and sacked out.  Therefore, they all appear a bit groggy and a bit ‘rag-a-muffin like’ as they indeed were. ha.  I had to wake each of them up for their photo shoot and some of them just couldn’t get the sleepy out of their eyes.  Gotta love those sleeping babies.)

 

Yellow Lab Puppies Almost Here!

Champion bred AKC Yellow Labrador Retriever Puppies

by Sawyer x Lily

due to arrive around March 26, 2011

e-mail inquiries to:  shana.crossreignsranch@gmail.com.

Deposit required to reserve/hold puppy.

Personal phone visit with all prospective puppy owners is neccessary to ensure a good, safe, loving home for our labs.

Personal pick-up of puppy preferred.  May ship depending upon circumstances and approval.

We appreciate your interest in a Good Lab Outfitter pup!

Have a fantastic Spring Break!,

shana

 

Pups enjoy 3 week birthday!

The cake and ice cream may have been missing, but these precious little lab pups got to enjoy a fun time playing outside for their 3 week birthday.  With the weather still a little breezy and cool, most of their time has been spent indoors where it’s warm and cozy.  But today was a special day, so out we went! 

Our 3 big boys and 7 cute girls are growing daily and their personalities are really beginning to blossom.  Very fun to watch them play and wrestle with one another, try to give their own rendition of playful barking, and of course see who can climb to the top of the dogpile for the best sleeping conditions. 

To date, pups have:  slept, eaten, had dew claws removed, slept, eaten, had first vet check, slept, eaten, nails trimmed twice so far, slept, eaten, daily TLC (and lots of it!), slept, eaten, eyes are open, slept, eaten, walking has begun, slept, eaten, a little playtime kicking off, slept, eaten, and teeth are beginning to poke through just a tad.    So, as you can tell, there has been a lot of eating and sleeping going on in the puppy nursery.  Pups are  now  perking  up and beginning to play and enjoy life more and more each day.   Next:  nails stay neat and trim, more eating, sleeping and playing, ‘Intro to Eating 101’, and first dewormer just around the corner.  Can’t wait to meet all our new families!!!

Is A Labrador Retriever Right For You?

As a lover and breeder of the beautiful, amazing AKC and UKC Labrador Retriever, I pray each one of our puppies will go the very best homes possible. With that, I encourage you to really think through all it takes to have and raise a Lab well. With a caring, responsible family, they will become the awesome poster-dog they are known to be.  However, ignored, abused, neglected, and/or left to themselves, they can become destructive and disobedient, which is NOT what they want and NOT their purpose in life.  As with so many things, we get out what we put into our interests.  If parents wish to have wonderful children, much time, love, and guidance must be sown into their upbringing.  Just the same, if we desire wonderful Labrador companions, we must invest into their lives as they pour rewards into ours. 

Here is an interesting link of several people’s take on this topic.  I hope you will think deeply as you consider welcoming a lab into your home.  They will be ready to love you unconditionally…. and they need the same from you.  Enjoy!

See Good Labs Grow

Click here for Good Lab Outfitters photo album

You may now watch Good Lab Outfitters puppies grow on FlickR!  As of today, puppies have several pics up of their first week of life.  Lily & Sawyer’s pics (along with their parents & grandparents) are still being uploaded.  Keep checking back for their updates.  Just click on the pic to get to the album. 

At a week old, all pups are doing wonderful and growing fast.  All pups are holding a very light shade of yellow with some a little lighter than others.  Dew claws have been removed, first trip to vet received thumbs up & looking good, snazzy reggae id collars are in place, and each day is a gift to see how they grow and change.  Lily has proven to be a stellar mom to her crew.  Very loving, gentle, and caring.  And, even Daddy Sawyer was allowed to meet and greet his babies (minus momma lily at the time).  Sawyer was amazing.  Very tender and gentle, he sniffed each one repeatedly, very softly.  Then gently sat next to them to just observe and slowly layed down next to them.  At that time, I had to warn him that he was in a firing zone should they wake up…. They may think it’s mealtime!  ha.  All that to say, both Lily & Sawyer have proven to be wonderful parents and amazing labs.  These little pups have all the makings to be top-notch in every way.

Have a blessed day!

shana

Puppies Have Arrived!!!

Sawyer x Lily lt yellow litter of 10 

Born Sun., March 21, 2010

 

Beautiful (lt) yellow litter of 10 pure-bred AKC labrador retriever pups born Sunday, March 21, 2010.  Amazing pedigrees packed with champions, ranging from multiple national and international best-in-show dogs to coveted field trial and hunt test titled bloodlines, provide tons of all-around potential, personality, temperment & beauty in these pups.  Hard to find this quality for this price.  (*puppy, sire & dam pedigrees to be posted soon.)

 

Reservations now available to approved homes. 

Cost: $750

Refundable deposit: $200

Balance due by 6wks of age (no refunds after that date) 

Puppy selection done in order of deposit received 

Payment via Paypal available

US Shipping available 

5 gorgeous girls & 3 handsome, chunky boys available.

Bookmark & watch http://goodlaboutfitters.com for additional details to come.

Thank you for visiting!,  ~shana

contact shana.crossreignsranch@gmail.com  or call 512.963.1805

 

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Lily & Sawyer as pups

baby lily