We are NOT a puppy mill
Ann established Dove Hill Labradors in 1983 and has bred all three colors of Labrador retrievers for the past 36 years. Her love for dogs prompted a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she concentrated on behavior and genetics.
Ann has attained many performance and breed titles with her Labradors. Over the years, she began to import classic English bloodlines which improved and strengthened her foundation blood.
To breed and maintain the classic Labrador temperament for whatever your goals may be.
We are a small ethical breeding facility. We are stewards of the breed, not just puppy breeders. We breed an average of 4-6 litters per year of quality black, yellow, and chocolate Labradors. Consequently, a waiting list is generally on hand for upcoming litters. Our small specialized size ensures lots of hands on for every dog, every puppy, every day. We are as dedicated to them as they are to us!
We maintain approximately 15 labs, where each one is a member of the family. Some are show dogs, some are performance oriented, and some do both. ALL of our Labradors excel in temperament. Kindness, intelligence, and their “willingness to please” attitude, make Dove Hill labs the very best family companions.