It is my pleasure to share with
you some insight as to how our Labrador Kennel started. The raising
of my family came first and so I didn’t get a start until
about 10 years ago. Once I felt I could really put the time and
energy it takes into doing the homework on finding a nice Labrador
to show in confirmation , was when it actually happened. I have
always been active with having dogs while I grew up and was a 4-Her.
Dog obedience was a project I was always involved in, whether it
was taking and learning the project or taking over the project and
teaching obedience for 4-H. When my 3 boys were old enough for 4-H,
they too had their own dogs for the dog obedience project. We were
a very involved 4-H family and in so doing this, my oldest son has
continued in showing our labs and enjoying the breed with me. It
is nice to have someone to share this hobby with. We have educated
ourselves in the different problems genetics plays in breeding.
It is amazing how much information is needed to learn how to breed
healthy Labradors. As I said before, we have done our homework in
learning about the genetics and we continue to learn as there are
new findings every day.
We are located in Racine, WI, with
Milwaukee just to the North of us and Kenosha and the Illinois border
to the South. Lake Michigan is about 1 mile east of where we live.
Our Labradors enjoy running in our completely fenced in 1 acre yard
. It is a great place for training, retrieving and socializing with
our family of Labradors. In the summer, they enjoy their own pool.
There can be found 2 to 3 litters
of puppies a year at the Hoffmann’s household. The puppies
are born and raised for 3 wks in our bedroom so the environment
is quiet and peaceful for the mom and her babies. After 3 weeks,
they are moved out to our Kitchen (the nursery) so they can be socialized
and be introduced to the many smells and sounds of a kitchen in
progress. My youngest son plays the piano and so the pups are serenaded
with music galore. So if the radio isn’t on, the piano is
playing. Our puppies are very loved and socialized and are used
to many sounds.
We breed for the AKC standard in
the Labrador as we show confirmation. Our labs are bred with that
loving temperament, beautiful soft full look, and with a healthy
pedigree in mind. We only sell pet puppies on limited registrations.
We will not sell puppies or occasionally older Labradors, over the
internet. If you are interested in finding out more about our labs,
we’d be very pleased to talk with you. You can give us a call
Please check out our puppy page
for information on our latest litter!
Ruth Hoffmann and Randahl Hoffmann
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