Every good story must come to an end.
We will be ‘closing our doors’ after our spring 2023 pairings.
It has been a pleasure and privilege to serve you!
Let us know if you would like to welcome one of the last Welcome Home Labs puppies.
We have availability for puppies that will be joining their families in April and May.
Email [email protected] for pictures and information.
Email [email protected] for information.
Lab Breeder in Minnesota
Welcome Home Labs offers champion bred Labrador Retrievers.
We are approximately 100 miles north of the Twin Cities- St. Paul/ Minneapolis, Minnesota area and 40 miles south of Duluth, Minnesota. It is our passion and privilege to provide quality champion bred English Lab puppies to individuals and families.
The English Lab is known to be gentle, intelligent, willing, quick to learn, athletic, therapeutic, great with kids and has the focus and trainability to be an excellent hunt companion or service dog. The English Lab has a stocky, blocky build for a stunningly gorgeous, moderately sized dog coupled with a loving family temperament.
The puppies are born in our home. Raising pups in our home allows us to monitor their health and growth closely and we are also able to enjoy the precious peeps and movements from the first moments of life. We believe that the social and emotional development is important during the English Labs first days and weeks so we start them out with love, family care, daily handling and socialization. As they grow we expose them to a variety of experiences so they can become well adjusted adult family companions.
We strive to provide hard working families high quality Labradors at a fair price. In addition to the care and socialization provided we perform health clearances on our adults to ensure healthy genetics for our puppies. These tests include OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) x-rays for hips and elbows with a rating of GOOD or EXCELLENT and OFA for heart, CERF/CAER for eyes by an ophthalmologist, Optigen(prcd-PRA), CNM (centro nuclear myopathy), EIC (exercise induced collapse), RD/OSD (retinal dysplasia/oculo skeletal dysplasia) and cardiac testing.
We operate with honesty and integrity.
Best friends for life
Your faithful companion
Yellow / Ivory Labs
Always by your side
Our Commitment to Excellence
It’s our goal to uphold the breed standard for the English Lab and to maintain a healthy, safe and loving environment for our Labs to thrive physically, socially and emotionally.
Happy Holidays Bryce and Gina,
Lilly Lou Juniper JujuBelle Swintak Waite (DOB 12/22/16: the pink one from her litter) just turned one and we wanted to share some of the highlights of her first year with you. She is a wonderful, sweet, loving, energetic, adventurous, fearless, loving, loving, loving dog! Her big sister Strudel is her best friend and biggest hero, and she’s never met a day- or a person- that she didn’t greet with a full body tail wag! She’s not tall, but she’s a very solid, muscular 56 pounds (outweighing her sister …). She’s a good traveler and has been on many road trips. We can’t imagine/don’t want to imagine life without her!
Please thank Gloria and Lightning for sharing their daughter with us- let them know that we think Lilly is PERFECT!
We wish you and your family all the best for 2018!
Cosima, Charlie, Strudel and Lilly Swintak-Waite
Swintak- Waite Family
Jason and Carissa Bronson
Dearest Bryce and Gina,
We are having soooo much fun with Sadie. I loved the name Sadie, but my family wants to have a “say” in her name. We have finally come up with a name (after 3 days) that all 4 of us have agreed on. Indie! This has not been an easy task considering 4 strong willed family members Should have named her Bullet, bc she surely knows where the front door and kitchen are. And, boy can she bolt! Must take after her dad ….. Lightning.
She is also not a fan of her paws getting cold. Ha ha. Hopefully this will help with getting her job done quickly.
She has been a joy and we are making great progress. She sits and comes to us with some positive reinforcement. Trying to mix up some very tiny pieces of treats with positive verbal reinforcement. Very smart little girl. We are so in love and attached to her already.
Took her to her first vet check today. She weighed 15.7lbs. Our vet was very impressed with all the testing you guys do and we are truly grateful.
Crate training as been going great, too. Slept the last 2 nights from 11pm – 6;30AM. It’s obvious that you did some pre-adoption work.
Just want you to know how appreciative we are for you allowing us to adopt her. If you ever need a reference, I would be happy to share our wonderful experience.
Lastly, I hope that both Gloria and Nora are recovering well and puppies growing stronger. You do a fabulous job caring for your dogs, and it shows.
Beth, Brian, Ava and Sean Hamilton