The Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is a versatile, good natured breed who makes a great family companion, as well as an excellent working gundog, service dog, and guide dog.

The breed originates from Newfoundland, which from the 16th century was renowned for the fishing industry with well-established trading routes between England and Canada. Dogs were used there to help fishermen retrieve nets and lost lines and pull carts loaded with fish. It is thought that these breeds crossed with hunting dogs taken to Newfoundland by English traders and fishermen formed the basis for the modern Labrador. Some of the dogs resulting from this breeding were taken back to England where their retrieving skills were recognised by the sporting gentry.

Puppy Register

If you are considering buying a Labrador puppy, you can obtain a list of puppies for sale by contacting our Puppy Register Co-ordinator. 

The register is open to all Club members who are looking to find homes for their puppies. To register your litter, please contact our Puppy Register Co-ordinator.


EALRC Puppy Register Co-ordinator

Mrs S. Walton | 07833 143 782

Health Tests

All puppies listed on our register will have at minimum: Hip Dysplasia Screening, Elbow Dysplasia Screening, and Eye Screening. DNA testing is recommended but not required for our members to advertise their puppies through our register*. DNA testing for Labradors includes the following: PRA, CNM, EIC, HNPK, SD2, MCD, and STGD.

Things to Consider

Choosing the correct dog for you and your family's circumstances is critical. It is a decision that will directly impact you for many years to come. We recommend spending some time researching Labradors and their needs in depth, to ensure that you can provide them with a quality home. The Kennel Cub has some great resources on this topic:

Dog Size



2+ hours a day




10+ years

Good with Children



*Please note that the EALRC cannot provide any guarantee as to the health and/or suitability of any puppies included in the register, this remains the responsibility of the breeder.