About Labrador Retrievers
Labrador Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, and for good reason. These loyal, trusting, obedient and affectionate pooches embody all the values we look for in a companion and lifelong friend.
Easy to Groom
The short coat of the Labrador Retriever makes grooming a cinch—perfect for families looking for a low-maintenance puppy.
Labrador Retrievers are some of the cutest dogs on the planet—come on, just try to say no to that face.
Labrador Retrievers are extremely friendly—even with strangers. They might not make the best guard dogs but they LOVE cuddling!
Labrador Retrievers always seem to be puppies at heart, and never get tired of playing games and having a blast with their families.
Labrador Retrievers make training a breeze—these dogs were bred to respond quickly to commands, and they make great students.
Fun for the Whole Family
Labrador Retrievers are outstanding dogs that get along really well with both kids and other animals.
Labrador Retriever Puppy Alumni
Finding the perfect Labrador Retriever puppy has never been easier.
Our 3 Part Mission
The happiness of our customers, our breeders, and your puppy is the foundation of everything we do.
Connect responsible, ethical breeders with responsible, ethical buyers. Our mission is to take the uncertainty and headache out of finding the perfect puppy.
Help owners keep their puppies happy and healthy throughout the dog's entire life by sourcing and creating the best products, services, and learning materials.
Accelerate the elimination of puppy mills by empowering humane breeders and exposing those with inhumane operations. We want to be part of the solution.
5 Star Breeders
We only work with Labrador Retriever breeders who pass our 47 breeder standards. Here are a few of them...
About Uptown Approved Breeders
No puppy mills. No scams. We thoroughly vet all breeders based on our 47 Breeder Standards. When you find a puppy at Uptown, you're not just getting a dog--you're getting peace of mind that your new best friend is coming from an experienced, ethical breeder who loves dogs just as much as you do.
Questions & 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.
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