Langley's Labrador Retrievers

           Hand-raised with love from our home to yours...
                  Breeding (and now training) pups from healthy renown champions, without the use of kennels. 



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A.K.C. / O.F.A. Yellow Lab Pups 
 from Calm, Well-Behaved English Lines

  

Mia           Lucy          Bella
    Three girls with tails wagging in unison, displaying the various shades of yellow 

from lovely white/cream to gorgeous golden and sometimes fox red

(AKC classifies them all as Yellow Labrador Retrievers) 

 



 Looking for a great Lab?
 We're a family hobby breeder committed to offering only the best. 


 Dewston (Dewey)... he's a permanent fixture in our kitchen.  At least there's never food on the floor :)



Each of our dogs live in a loving home rather than a breeder's kennel.
 (more about our philosophy on the "About Us" page)



Fall 2013:  Below are Ruger and Saydee; both Guardians Pups/Dogs who recently stayed with us while their families were out of town. The pictures capture a typical day at our house; it's all about swimming and a serious, ongoing game of  "keep-away". :) 
Though they are both just barely less than a year old in these pictures, they pretty much epitomize what we are currently trying to breed; light yellow, mild-mannered, all English Labs with blocky heads, short snouts, otter tails and the most delightful easy-going personalities ever.  They are also quite small for Labs; Ruger is just 70 lbs and Saydee is 50.  They will both still fill out a bit as they mature but they will never be big dogs.

Spring 2014: (Above L to R in first picture: Karisse, Saydee and Max) Menage A Trois!




For those interested in a pup from a larger dog, we have beautiful 75 lb 2 year old Karisse,
also a guardian who should be coming into heat anytime.

  

Karisse with her owner/trainer Breanna, then again when she was back here to be bred in early Apr 2014

Breanna is one of our amazing trainers and since Karisse is her dog, she will be whelping and hand-raising her first litter.  
3/30/14 -
Karisse, who is almost 2 yrs old, just finally came into heat for the first time and will be bred to Max next week.  
If she gets pregnant her pups would be due early June, pick day would be late July and started pups should be ready by early Oct.
 



2/10/14  We have news!  Allie (Ruger's tiny and darling mama) just came into heat and will be bred for the second and last litter!  
 
Above: Allie's in the back with her 14 month old daughter Aubrey.  Son Ruger is to the right; helping announce the coming of a grandbaby this summer!

If Allie gets pregnant, her pups should be born mid-Apr, pick day would be late May and they'd be ready as started pups mid-late Aug. 
IF she gets pregnant:)

Allie (center) and her guardian family at Christmas.  Allie/Dew daughter Aubrey is on the left.

The plan was to use Dew again with Allie, but when the time came, he was already breeding two other girls on the East Coast so his breeder told me "he was unavailable".  
However, in early Feb, even before Allie came into heat,
a childhood friend, who now lives a few hours away, contacted me about having her beautiful boy Max trained by one of my kids.
When I saw him I asked where she got him; I thought he was gorgeous!  Long story short, he is from amazing lines in 
Tennessee that I have been trying to use for years, 
but each time the fresh-chilled semen arrived it was dead! (Sorry if that's too much info). In fact, it was that breeder in Tennessee that recommended Dew.
Anyway, I found out Max wasn't neutered yet (yay!) and got my friend's blessing to possibly use him.

I had his hips and elbows x-rayed and my vet said they looked "very good"!  They should, Max's champion dad's hips are Excellent!  
I'm so excited because I have been searching for a boy to use with all my Dew and Ruger daughter's, but just hadn't found one I liked well enough yet. (Yes, I'm super picky.)
Now we just need to get full-registration from his breeder which is currently in process.  
So, Max is at our house, being trained, breeding Allie and doing great!  Such a wonderful, smart and well-mannered boy!  
And have you ever seen such a wonderful, blocky head?  

  
So, we'll try out Max with this next litter instead of waiting to use him with a Dew daughter.  Stay tuned!


  

1 yr old, 80 lb Max about to leave for a morning run with one of our kids.  


BTW, two "Dew Daughters" just recently came into heat, but it was before their first birthday so I didn't breed them.  
There are still several others we are currently waiting on.    

UPDATE:  3/9/14  Allie is indeed pregnant; her guardian family is positive. 
AND, Allie/Dew daughter Gracie came into heat, had hips and elbows x-rayed/cleared and was then also bred to Max last week. 
So, we could potentially be expecting two wonderful litters this Spring! 
If Gracie gets pregnant, she would be due the first week in May, pick day would be near the end of June, and her started pups would be ready early Sept...
if she gets pregnant. 


16 month old, 65 lb Gracie; parents are Allie /and Dew

   3/21/14  UPDATE - Gracie does seem to be pregnant also! 
Yay!  These next two litters should help make a nice dent in our waiting list!!


 
Sunday morning swim. (I caught these from bedroom door)
  
 
 

3/30/14  Update:  BUT WAIT!  There's More Potential Good News!  
Saydee is in heat again and back here (swimming:) with Max! 
If she gets pregnant her pups would be due early June, pick day would be late July and started pups should be ready by early Oct.


So here's a "Mid March 2014" RECAP of potential Mamas; each bred with Max (80 lbs):
Allie:  (45 lbs)  pregnancy confirmed, due 4/18
Gracie:  (65 lbs)  pregnancy confirm, due 5/3
Saydee:  (50 lbs)  bred, could be due 6/4
Karisse:  (75 lbs)  bred, could be due 6/8





 Interested in getting into the queue?
Please see FAQ's for specifics
 about that process also

Our waiting list can be quite long, but deposits are always fully-refundable and never kept.
  

***NEW INFORMATION for those with deposits on file:  Curious where you stand in the pick?  See FAQ page for up-to-date list.


Currently offering pups Sired and Grand-Sired by "Belquest's Doing it for the Ladies" (Dew)

Dew (Not to be confused with our beloved Dewey way above)

"DEW"  Belquest Doing It For The Ladies

BORN: 4-24-11
HIPS: LR-204496G26M-VPI
ELBOWS: LR-EL59691M26-VPI
HEART: LR-CA6154/17M/C-VPI
EYES: LR-EYE22/52M-VPI

AM CAN CH Castlewood's Just Do It

AM CH Langshott Gale Force From Kimvalley (Y) (UK Import)

ENG CH Sandylands Gad-About

Kimvalley Follow On To Langshott

AM CH Castlewoods Catch Me If U Can

AM CH Guideline's Master Card (B) (Sw. Imp.)

AM CH Sumo's A-Hoy All Decked Out, CD (B)

BIS AM CH Belquest Lovely Lady Lumps WC

BISS AM CH Borador's By George, CGC (Y)

AM CH Lenches Galivant (Y)Scrimshaw Hard to be Humble

AM CH Deer Runs Sweet Carmel Cream (Y)

Belquest Gone With the Wind II

AM CH Dickendall Davaron Gable

Belquest Barefoot at the Beach

 Show Record:

03/03/12- Best in Sweeps - Maryland Sporting Dog Assoc. LRC of the Potomac Supported Entry- Judge Sue Whale

2/11/12 1st 9-12 Piedmont Labrador Retriever Club Judge Mr Brian Parrott (Lougin)
4/12/2012 1st 9-12 yellow Labrador Retriever Club of The Potomac Judge Mr. Richard L. Edwards (Lasgarn)

4/1012012 4th 9-12 yellow Labrador Retriever Club of The Potomac Judge Mrs. Marious Daniel (Mar-Moye)
                                                                         





It's so fun to watch our pups grow-up!  
Molly Anna's first litter:


Oct 2012:  Dewey,  MollyAnna and their 4 week old pups.  
Carlee and Saydee are the small ones in the middle.



Then 7 months later!
  

(Pup in middle both above and below came back and stayed with us May 2013 while her family vacationed in Hawaii.
At the same time her mom Molly was also here again having her second and last litter. 

 


May 2013: Dewey, Saydee and MollyAnna (Saydee's still wet from the pool; we couldn't keep her out!)




Dewey playing ball in our front yard with daughter Saydee.
kids snapped this pic with my phone the other day; thought it was too cute not to share.






Nov 2012: Below are Saydee's brothers; 3 boys from the black and white family photos above again at 15 weeks. 
They were being started by our oldest daughter and her husband and are now in their homes.


 







Started Pups?  (See our Started Pup page for more details)


Ever wish you could find a beautiful, healthy, well-mannered pup from the ver
y best lines 
that has had it's training to listen and obey started, and was socialized and ready for you to take places and enjoy? 



Maybe you're wondering if a Started Pup is worth the extra money.




Here are a few recent notes...





  Paula-  Jetta has already become a very much loved member of our family.  She is so gentle and is bonding with all of us pretty
much equally.  My husband didn't really want to get a puppy.  He wanted us to get an adult dog that was completely trained, but now, he absolutely adores Jetta.  He is so glad she's our puppy!  When he got home from work tonight, he took her upstairs with him so he could spend some one on one time with her!  He loves her as much as Bri and I do which is a lot of love for a little puppy.

We have an open desk in our breakfast room so we put a bed under there for her so she can lie down there out of the way while I'm cooking or we are eating.  She is so well behaved. We told her to go to bed before dinner and she never budged until we told her it was ok after we were all done eating. She gets to spend so much time with the family because she is so well behaved. We are all being very careful with her training because we will all (including her) be happier with her well trained.  I had always been taught by the trainers that we has hired to help me train dogs in the past to use food treats, and I can see that this way is far, far better. Labs are very food driven, plus this way, the training isn't dependent on a food bribe.

Beyond Jetta becoming a member of our family, she has made a huge contribution to my family this week.  I think there is something very special about her beyond even the fact that she is obedience trained but I am like a mom now when talking about her kids. There is no way I can possibly be objective and of course I think she the best!

I just wanted to keep you up to date on Jetta  and please don't feel obligated to reply.   I just want to keep you up on how she's doing since you obviously put a lot of hard work and love into her.  That is very obvious in Jetta's behavior.  -Rebecca

Sent from my iPhone





Hi Paula,
First off ......... love this pup!!  She is about as close to perfect as a pup can be.  I took her to her new vet for a "well baby" check up.  She was sweet to all other dogs and sat and stayed when asked PLUS she was completely helpful to the vet.  The vet said she could hardly believe that she is only 17 weeks old.  She sits and stays at the open front door when I get the mail etc. She loves to learn new things and she is a pleasure to work with and play with. She is loving and sweet.  She responds to correction quickly although she needs very little correction.
The bonus for me is that I take her for several walks a day.   The bonus is better health for me and an adorable walking buddy :).
Once again.  You and Gilcrist's have started a great pup.  She is learning new things quickly and we love her!
Blessings, Linda




And some with photos....

   
                             Sugar (L) 16 weeks old and being trained at our home to get the newspaper.  (She was placed as a started pup.)        

1 year later:   
Hi Paula, I hope you and your family are doing well. (M) Sugar was ready to get back in the routine of taking the kids to school every day.
She is my co-pilot.  
After dropping off the kids, she wonders "now what am I going to do?"
Susie (Menlo Park, CA)


3 years later: (R) Hi Paula, I hope you and yours are happy and healthy!  The joy and love Sugar
brings us is one of life's greatest blessings.  She is a dream.  Thank you!!!  Susie





 
Hi Paula:  Just wanted to send you a little note letting you know how terrific Bud is. He is the sweetest, calmest dog, while also being playful and loving.  And he is so well-mannered.  Lisbeth's training has resulted in our having the perfect dog.  Bud comes with me everywhere.  I bring him to outdoor parties, and he is so well behaved.  People are amazed that he's still a puppy because he is so well behaved. (one friend described Bud as having an old dog's soul in a puppy's body),   Yet when he has the opportunity to play with other dogs, he is so playful.  I take him to meetings with me and he patiently lies at my feet no matter how long.  And his "potty training" is amazing.  We can be at a dog park where Bud is playing with his friends and when it's time to leave, I just tell Bud to hurry up and he immediately goes off and does  his business.  And each morning and night he goes to his spot on the lawn and quickly takes care of his business.  I cannot fully thank you folks for giving us the opportunity to bring home a started pup.  We avoided the frustration of struggling through his initial training, and we have a wonderful new member of our family.  Bud makes my life richer everyday.  I have attached a few photos, including a couple of Bud at the ocean (boy does he love the water!!!).  Hope you are doing well and happy holidays to you and your family.  Best, Marv  (San Francisco, CA)
 
Marv brought Bud home as a 4 month old pup.  He is 9 months old in these photos. 





Hi,  My name is Shayna and my husband and our 2 year old son live Monterey.  I just came across your website and it filled me with so much happiness and excitement! I have been wanting to get a lab for the longest time and have not found the "place" to get him or her. It's also hard for me to imagine that we would be getting my favorite puppy, but already trained! It sounds almost too good to be true! I was a little to excited and didn't read entirely if you had any available right now? Cream colored and starter pup?  They are all so beautiful and it looks like you do a wonderful and amazing job giving them a home. I look forward to hearing back from you, Shayna 

 
...about a week later Shayna sent these photos and note:

Hi Paula! It was so nice to meet you and we are so happy with Max (was Otis). He's truly wonderful. We brought him to Carmel Beach today and let him off the leash. He had the time of his life running around playing ball, frisbee and then made some new dog friends. Anthony is in love with him too and is saying how happy he is that we got him. We are doing great.  I wish we lived closer and I could bring Max over to play, I know he would love that!  I will send more photos soon. Thank you again!  Shayna


Paula:  We feel blessed to have come to know you a bit and especially blessed that you have such a warm and loving home and that you take the most care and consideration of any dog breeder I've ever heard of! We truly believe you and your family are the reason why the 3 (soon to be 4 - Duke, Sugar, Teddy, and now Rocky) Langley Labs I know here in Menlo Park/Atherton are some of the sweetest, gentlest, most loving dogs we've ever met. Paul and I say to each other daily (really many more times per day, but...) how lucky we are to have Teddy in our lives. He is the GREATEST! Our kids think so and say it daily, friends tell us, the vet tells us, even complete strangers tell us what a great dog he is and how lucky we are! He even befriended someone who swore he'd never be a dog person!!  Thank you, Paula and family, for breeding the most wonderful dogs so we can experience this happiness in our lives. 

I've attached a picture because of course, we also think he's the most handsome dog we've ever met! 
Best wishes to you and your family in 2011,
Cara & Paul Magliaro

Hi Paula - I just wanted to give you an update on our beloved Henry and provide an endorsement for anyone considering purchasing a "pre-trained" pup.  I feel like Henry was one of the best investments we have made.  When he came to our home he was completely potty trained and crate trained so we never had to get up in the middle of the night with him or clean up any "accidents."  Since he already lived with another family, he understood his place in the family structure and has never tried to assert any dominance over my young daughters.  As a busy family, I had worried about having enough time to train a puppy, but all we have had to do is continue to be consistent in the excellent training he already received.  I also thought his trainer Jamie was a very poised young women who loved Henry and provided a safe, comfortable home for him.  I appreciated that she had a valuable experience training Henry and felt good that she would be compensated for making my life so much easier.  Henry has become an integral part of our family and it is hard to imagine life without him!  Thank you.  Whitney Pope  Orinda, CA


 

Tori with Frannie her 12 wk old pup.  Then again almost 3 years later. (just receive the photo on the far right of Fannie at Carmel Beach) 

"She is a delight in every way-we LOVE her so much. Thank you Langleys for adding Frannie to our lives!"  The Howe Family (Carmel Valley, CA)



Paula, Well it has been one year since we came to pick up Roxy (as a started pup) and to say we are happy and satisfied would be an understatement.  She is such a sweet, mellow and fun companion for our daughter, Elle.  We are constantly amazed at how smart she is.  My wife, Cathy speaks to her and she obeys.  It is uncanny as if she came programmed understanding english.  We feel so lucky and grateful for all your time and effort to breed the exact type of dog we wanted.  Fun, loyal, CALM, loves to chase tennis balls.  Santa brought her a full box of tennis balls for Christmas and she knew the minute we popped one of the cans what she had.  She was so excited.   Thank you again and we will stay in touch.  Happy New Year.

Sincerely,  Rod, Cathy, Elle and Roxy.  (Palo Alto, CA)

17 mo old Roxy; born in our home, trained, then placed with Elle at 4 months old.


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Hi Paul and Paula,
So THANK-YOU again, I visit your site often and love seeing the new puppies.
For anyone that has a question about whether these puppies are quality, the answer is a blaring YES!  You really do get what you pay for!! And I can tell you, a whole lot more!!  
Take care,  Paul, Chris and of course...Couper



Hello Langley family, 
  Hope all is well with you. I haven't been on your site for awhile, and finally did, to see some of your new labs. Soooo, cute. I wanted you to see Lundy (at 3 years), and let you know how (hard to describe in a few words) wonderful a companion he has been for us. He is such a good boy with the grandkids, loves to go camping, and swimming at the river. We love him, and are so thankful that our paths came together when they did.
 If you would like, please use us as a reference anytime and add this to your site. 
Take care, Joyce, Michael and Lundy Dobson (Mariposa, CA)
(check out their truck leash)  www.boundtoride.com  
Lundy (Luna's brother)

 


Paula,  Our pup Cali is doing great,
 she is the first Lab we have had without any health problems. 
Thanks again for a great dog. 
Errol & Sherry (Montana)



You can read all about us and our dogs on the next page.