TruPride Labradors is located in Lutz, Florida just outside of Tampa. We are a small breeder of quality Labrador Retrievers and all of our dogs live in the house, not in kennels. We make it our goal to produce healthy, good-looking and well-socialized dogs that meet the Labrador Retriever breed standard.
All of the Labs that we breed have had their hips and elbows tested by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). Also, all dogs have their eyes cleared from inheritable eye disorders by a Board Certified Veterinary of Ophthalmologist (AVCO) and are registered by the Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF). DNA tests are also conducted to ensure that our dogs are not affected by Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC), Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Centronuclear Myopathy (CNM) and Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK). Our dogs are also free of the “dilute” color gene.
Our litters are carefully planned and average one per year. We only offer our puppies on AKC Limited Registration, unless otherwise agreed upon. With AKC Limited Registration you will still be able to compete in obedience, agility, field trials and hunting tests. Occasionally after careful screening of the new home, we agree to forego the Limited Registration and place the puppy with AKC Full Registration and co-ownership. Full Registration is only for dogs that are actively being shown in the dog show conformation ring and are eligible to be used as breeding stock.
Our dogs have great temperaments and are wonderful family dogs. All of our puppies are raised as part of the family from the moment they are born. Because of this constant love and attention, the puppies are well-socialized with people, kids and other dogs. Puppies are ready to go home at eight weeks of age and come with AKC registration papers, a three generation pedigree, microchip, first puppy shot series, deworming of the puppy at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of age, veterinary health certificate/release, and more.
Although our breeding program remains a “hobby”, our commitment to the Labrador Retriever and the betterment of the breed is strong. We are looking forward to many more great years with our Labradors.
– Erica Owen