About Labrador Retrievers
Labrador Retrievers sure are some lucky dogs! The breed seems to have it all—intelligence, loyalty, playfulness, obedience, and cuteness to the max. Maybe that’s the reason Labs have become one of the world’s favorite breeds.
Easy to Groom
Labrador Retrievers have short, fine coats. While they do shed, they’re really easy to groom, and won’t blanket your floor with fur like other breeds.
Labrador Retrievers are popular enough already because of their personalities, but add in their cuteness and you’ve got one perfect pooch.
Labs love the companionship of their favorite humans, and will make all of your little adventures a whole lot more fun with your pup at your side.
Labrador Retrievers are both playful and outgoing, especially when you join them in their favorite pastime—playing fetch!
Labrador Retrievers are very obedient and intelligent, making training easy and fun for both dog and human.
Fun for the Whole Family
Labrador Retrievers make the ultimate companion and family dog, and get along great with kids and adults of all ages.
Fewer than 1/10 of Uptown breeder applicants make it through our strict screening and vetting process. Come meet some of our favorite partners below!
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 Labrador Retriever breeders in Houston or Houston Labrador Retriever puppies for sale? We have 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.
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!