About Labrador Retrievers
Attention all families searching for the perfect pooch: there’s a reason why Labrador Retrievers are one of the world’s most popular breeds. Well, TONS of reasons, actually. Loyal, affectionate, cute and intelligent, what’s not to love?
Easy to Groom
Labrador Retrievers shed like most dogs, but their super-short hair makes cleanup and grooming a breeze.
Come on, just try and say no to that cute face. Families agree—Labs are downright huggable and adorable.
Labrador Retrievers are far better at cuddling than they are at scaring away strangers, but that’s just fine by us!
Labrador Retrievers are young at heart, and continue to romp and play like little puppies well into old age.
Labrador Retrievers are incredibly intelligent and eager to please, making them super easy to train!
Fun for the Whole Family
Whether you have a small family or a big one, Labs make great companions for folks of all ages—and they love kids!
We only partner with breeders and companies who make it through our stringent vetting process. Come meet the top 10% of successful applicants who call our network home.
How Uptown Works
Uptown Puppies is a matchmaking service that helps connect puppy-loving families like yours with carefully vetted, ethical breeders and companies across the nation. We’re here to help you meet the dog of your dreams.
Step 1: Application
Tell us a little about yourself and what type of pup you’re looking for. Discover the perfect pooch based on breed, size, gender, color and disposition.
Step 2: MatchMaker
We’ll scour the Uptown breeder network to find current and upcoming litters from vetted breeders and companies that match your profile and needs.
Step 3: Connect
We’ll help you connect directly with your matches via call, video chat or direct meeting where you can finally meet the dog of your dreams.
The Uptown process is totally free (and always will be). Are you ready to meet the ultimate puppy from an ethical, trustworthy breeder?
Still have questions about Labradors? We have answers.
As with most dog breeds, Labrador puppy prices differ among Labrador Retriever breeders in Chicago. Prices depend on several factors, ranging from pedigree, breeder experience, and even coat color. On our quest to match you with the perfect puppy, we also match you with breeders and litters who fit your budget, too.
Customers are always welcome to pick up their pooch in person, but we understand that sometimes it’s just not possible or convenient. Whether your ideal puppy is across the state or across the country, most businesses and breeders are happy to ship your doggy by air to your closest major airport.
Companies and breeders in our network are thoroughly screened for excellence in areas like breeder experience and knowledge, animal health and care, facility size and quality, and much more. Fewer than 10% of our applicants are approved to join the Uptown network, but that’s the only way to ensure you’re getting the best puppy possible.
If you’re looking for a puppy—any puppy—then you have thousands and thousands of choices online. The problem is, many of these breeders are only in it for the money, and you can never be sure whether your puppy will be healthy and even-tempered or not. We wanted to give you a place where you can have peace of mind that your dog was bred and raised right.
Puppy mills are sort of like puppy factories. Imagine dozens of mommy dogs cramped up in dirty cages and forced to breed litter after litter of sickly pups, and you’re imagining a puppy mill. Mill puppies tend to develop dangerous (and extremely costly) genetic illnesses because of unethical breeding, and also tend to die much sooner than healthy dogs.
Yes! The fastest way to meet adorable Lab puppies near you is to complete our MatchMaker process (it’s free). Using your preferences, we’ll help match you with our top breeders who have current or upcoming litters of Lab puppies. After that, you’re just a step away from adopting the puppy of your dreams.
MatchMaker is really simple, and it’s how we make sure families are getting the right dogs, and how dogs are going to the right families. After answering our quick preference questionnaire, we’ll use that info to scour our network for matching litters and Chicago Labrador Retriever breeders and businesses to set you up with the perfect puppy.
We’re in the business of creating families, and we’re proud of our Puppy Alumni and all the reviews we’ve collected over the years. People trust us because our MatchMaker process and Breeder Pledge make it easy and painless for families to find the right dog from the right breeder, and every dog we sell puts us one step closer to ending inhumane breeding for good.
We love Teddy!
We struggled to find a trust-worthy breeder. Uptown connected us with the right breeder for us.
- Sara Sidway
Thank you Uptown!
We knew we wanted a puppy but didn't know where to look. Uptown made everything easy.
- Kent Gruber
Los Angeles, CA
I was leery of puppy mills. Uptown connected us with an ethical, family-run operation.
- Sandra O'Connor
*Actual edited customer testimonials. Photos are illustrative only.
Ready to find the perfect Labrador Retriever? Applications are totally FREE and take less than 5 minutes. Tell us a little about yourself, and let’s get your search started right now!