Becky and a litter of Nipntuck puppies, enjoying a spring day in Woodinville.
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 are expecting puppies this summer! Some very special litters are due in July, visit our expecting page for more info. We also have a three year old yellow female available.****
Finn starts 2014 with a bang by winning the huge Sporting Group at Puyallup, then on to Reserve Best in Show! Our chocolate baby, Nipntuck Bootlegger, is not such a baby anymore, was Winners Dog and Best of Winners at the Labrador National Specialty and is now siring beautiful puppies. Coal is one of the first ten Labradors to be awarded the AKC's newest title, Grand Champion, and we have six new Nipntuck AKC Champions in 2013.
Coal continues to win the big shows year after year, and this year Finn and Rummy are stepping in, with Jug's brother, Rummy winning Best of Breed at the huge, prestigious supported entry in Portland show in Jan, 2014. Although from 2010, here is a clip of Coal in the Group, and a slideshow of our pictures. He has fans everywhere. The other dogs are also tearing up the ring--we attended 18 shows in 2013 and won 13 majors and two reserves. There were six new Nipntuck Champions in 2013! It was quite the year. I recently wrote an article on how to improve your competitive edge with your show dog.
*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 few years. :)
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 30 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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