Welcome to Batescreek Labradors!
We are a small countryside Labrador Retriever breeder in Northeast Ohio, located in Mentor, Ohio. We are approximately 30 minutes east of Cleveland, and around 2 hours from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
At Batesreek, we strive to produce quality, English, Labrador Retrievers, for potential conformation dog showing, obedience, field and most of all, wonderful family companions. We have been breeding quality Labradors for 15 years, having one or two litters a year.
All breeding stock is certified through OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) for hips and elbows. Eyes are done annually through CERF (Canine Eye Registry Foundation). Additionally, we test all of our dogs for PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse), HNPK (Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis), and CNM (Centronuclear Myopathy). We test to be dilute free (no dilute factors of silver, champagne or charcoal).
Careful genetic planning, prenatal care, progesterone testing, pregnancy ultrasound and x-rays one week prior to birth are done to accomplish a wonderful and healthy litter of puppies. Puppies are all raised in our home, receiving personal attention to socialize them with human tender loving care. From the moment that the puppies take their first breath, to the time they go to their new loving homes, new positive stimulations are introduced. Puppies receive visitors, children to play with them, never alone, used to hearing the normal noises in a home, television and country music, of course. We have a huge country kitchen that turns into the puppy palace!
All Batescreek puppies come with an AKC registration, written health guarantee, and shot records.
We are always willing to offer assistance to help and answer any questions you may have.
Should you decide that you are interested in a Batescreek Labrador puppy, contact us as soon as possible, to check on what breedings we have planned. Most litters are spoken for well in advance, usually before they are born.