Becky and Josey winning Select Bitch at the incredible Labrador Retirever Club of the Potomac in Frederick, MD on 4/13.
LRCP is the biggest specialty show in the world, total entry was 1,351.
Welcome to Nipntuck Labradors, home of specialty winning show Champions,
nationally ranked obedience competitors, classic hunting partners, and fabulous
babysitters. Our dogs spend their weekends at dog shows and hunting and every
day as beloved housepets and family members.
We pride ourselves on a kennel that produces true, quality Labradors: Dogs
with the type and substance to compete in the show ring at the highest levels;
the intelligence and trainability for field or obedience work; and the temperament
to be a sound, stable, beloved family companion. Our journey in Labradors has
always kept temperament an absolute priority. We are enjoying the trip.
**** We have three adults for sale, two mature, sweet and quiet females available to pet homes and a multiple Best in Sweepstakes and specialty-winning, top-notch show quality finished Champion female, Penny, available to a pet or a show home. She is a very sweet and quiet dog who would make a super pet, but wherever she goes I will retain some breeding rights. I also have a show quality black seven month old bitch (Scramble x Eva) available to a show or pet home, and a five month old black female available to a pet home. Email or text me for more info, or visit our available page.****
Our chocolate baby, Nipntuck Bootlegger, was Winners Dog and Best of Winners at the Labrador National Specialty! Coal is one of the first ten Labradors to be awarded the AKC's newest title, Grand Champion, and we have five new Nipntuck AKC Champions in 2013. Josey finished by winning both days of the SJVLRC specialty in CA and then topped the month of April by going Select Bitch at Potomac.
Coal continues to win the big shows year after year, winning Best of Breed and a Sporting Group 4 in Puyallup 2013. His enormous enthusiasm and classic beauty has earned him fans everywhere, he is a wonderful ambassador for the breed. Although from 2010, here is a clip of him in the Group, and a slideshow of our pictures. The other boys are also tearing up the ring, Hap going Best in Sweeps in CA and back to back majors at Seattle Kennel Club for Cush. Cush is also the sire of the Best in Sweeps winner at the Dallas Fort Worth Specialty. Amazingly, our Nipntuck Labradors have won six majors at all six all breed dog shows in a row that we attended from Jan.-June 2013. Its been a good year so far!
*Becky had the great honor of judging the sweepstakes dog classes at the beautiful Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac 2009. This is the biggest specialty show in the world, total Labrador entry for 2009 was 1,508. Come see pictures and the class placements/critiques.*
New pictures from the last year. :)
Here is the short clip of Coal and Becky on Animal Planet in 2009. See all our latest news.
Becky and her horse, Toye N With Cash. We just call her Toy.
Come read about my big adventure buying a new horse at auction and see pictures of the amazing Jud Little Ranch in Springer, OK, where I purchased her. We also have a slideshow of the weekend where Kate and I both won trophy saddles the summer of 2009.
The Labradors in our breeding program have done some remarkable things in the last 28 years, not the least of which is producing wonderful puppies. We continue to be proud of the sound, sweet, lovely Labradors our girls are giving us. All of our breeding stock is radiographed and results submitted to the OFA--Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. It is, simply, the best way we as breeders have of reducing the incidence of genetic orthopedic diseases in our dogs. We also have eye exams done each year, and our stud dogs have heart clearances performed by cardiologists.
At Nipntuck Labradors we feel the relationship with puppy buyers should last for the life of that dog. Our Nipntuck puppies are simply guaranteed for life. Many buyers make their initial contact with us long before a litter is even conceived. Once you have decided to purchase a Labrador puppy, we recommend you plan on six months to a year of research (visiting breeders and meeting dogs), planning, and waiting. If you are just beginning this process, please read this article I co-authored for the Puget Sound Labrador Retriever Club on Breeder and Buyer's Responsibilities to help understand what to look for in your search. And, please, before you begin the process, be sure that a Labrador is, indeed, the right breed for you. (We are sure, however, that if you are visiting this site, you are unlikely to ever purchase a Labradoodle.) Come see what litters we are expecting this year, or visit the boys page to see a list of litters sired by our stud dogs.
(What happens when kids are left unsupervised with puppies and a camera.)
Labrador Retriever Clubs
I have been a proud member of the Puget Sound Labrador Retriever Association PSLRA since 1985. If there was ever a more fun, ethical, generous group of people, I haven't met them. I am also on the Board of the National Labrador Retriever Club, which is doing great work preserving the traditional English-style Labrador.
For more information please email me at: NipntuckLR@comcast.net Thanks for visiting come back soon!
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