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
Browsing through online puppy listings, you’ll find that puppies are listed at much different prices—even if they might look very similar. Actually, there are a variety of factors that influence dog prices, such as Houston Labrador Retriever breeder experience, pedigree, and even coat color. Luckily, there are so many breeders in our network that finding a dog is easy!
Labrador breeders and businesses in the Uptown network have extensive experience shipping puppies around the United States, and your family can easily have your dog delivered to any major airport (excluding Hawaii and Alaska). And yes, your dog will be transported in the plane’s cabin, not stored with everyone’s luggage!
Our team is constantly processing applications from prospective Lab breeders and businesses, but the truth is that less than 10% of these pass our screening process. We look for a number of things in our breeder/business partners, like experience, animal care, legal compliance, and a whole lot more—head on over to our Breeder Pledge for more info.
You have nearly endless options when it comes to finding a cute puppy online, but it’s almost impossible to know for sure if you’re getting a humanely raised dog from a reputable breeder. We built Uptown to bring together humane breeding operations with families looking for a fast, fun way to meet their dream puppy.
Puppy mills are inhumane, unethical breeders that mass produce puppies on an industrial scale. When you bring home a puppy mill dog, you can expect your new friend to get sick more often, have more severe behavioral problems, cost you thousands of dollars in extra vet bills...and to have a lower life expectancy than properly bred dogs.
With the Uptown network at your fingertips, your dream dog might be waiting just around the corner. We’ll connect you with businesses and breeders who match your criteria to the letter, giving you more options than you can shake a stick at. And with nationwide shipping, it’s never been easier to bring home the perfect puppy.
MatchMaker is deceptively simple, and it’s how we make the best matches between families and puppies. With just a quick questionnaire, we’re able to scour our network for both current and upcoming litters who fit your preferences, connect you with those breeders and businesses, and make meeting your new best friend a breeze.
Sadly, dog breeding businesses are often poorly regulated, and it’s hard to know you’re working with a reputable breeder. Screening breeders is time-consuming and tough—that’s why we only work with people who love dogs as much as you do, to make sure our customers are bringing home well-bred dogs from ethical breeders you can trust.
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