About Labrador Retrievers
Labrador Retrievers have certainly earned their reputation as one of the best family dogs in the entire world. These loving, adorable, intelligent animals are one of America’s favorite breeds—and one of our favorites, too.
Easy to Groom
If you’d rather not spend hours every week brushing and grooming your dog, you’ll love your Lab’s short coat.
Labrador Retrievers have the cuteness to match their great personalities. These dogs are plain adorable!
Sure, your Labrador won’t be a very good guard dog...but that’s only because the breed is so darn friendly.
Labs seem to never grow old. Even when your dog’s hair grows white, he’ll still want to run and play like a puppy.
Labrador Retrievers are very intelligent dogs, making it easy to teach them obedience and new tricks.
Fun for the Whole Family
Labrador Retrievers are an iconic family dog, and the breed’s famous disposition makes them the perfect companion.
Less than 10% of applicants make it through our strict vetting process and sign our Breeder Pledge. Meet some of our top breeders and companies 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 Labradors? We have answers.
As with all dog breeds, puppy prices depend on a variety of factors. Breeder experience, dog pedigree, and even coat color can all affect the price of your puppy. If you’re wondering how much the “average” cost of a Lab is, don’t sweat it—we’ll help you find a breeder that fits your budget, too.
They sure do. While families are invited to pick up their puppies in person from the breeder, we realize that’s simply not possible for most. Companies and breeders in the Uptown network are able to ship puppies to any major US airport—excluding Hawaii and Alaska—meaning your perfect puppy is never too far away.
Uptown screens Labrador Retriever breeders with a strict set of criteria that means only 10% of all applicants make it through. Some of the things we look for in new breeders and businesses include animal care, breeder experience, size and cleanliness of facilities, and much more. Head on over to our Breeder Pledge for more info.
The internet has made it super easy to find puppies online, but more and more it’s becoming hard to tell exactly where your dog is coming from and how it’s raised. We wanted to help our customers avoid the countless puppy scams online by creating our own network of ethical breeders, and helping you connect with them to find the ultimate dog.
At a puppy mill, profit is king. Animal welfare and ethical breeding practices are thrown out the window as owners attempt to breed as many dogs as possible, regardless of health and behavioral issues. The fact is that puppy mill dogs are far more likely to develop expensive health issues—and to pass away at a young age.
With the Uptown network, some of the county’s best Labrador Retriever breeders are at your fingertips. It all starts with our MatchMaker process, where you’ll tell us your puppy preferences. Next, we’ll scour the network for current and upcoming litters. Finally, we’ll connect you with the best breeders, where you can finally meet your dream dog!
MatchMaker does two things. First of all, it helps you weed out all of the bad breeders and scams. Second of all, it helps match you with puppies that fit your preferences to a T. The best part is that MatchMaker is FREE—just give us a couple of minutes of your time, and we’ll help you meet the dog of your dreams.
Together, Uptown and our many customers are doing our part to help eliminate puppy mills and unethical breeding operations. Take a look at our reviews and puppy alumni, and you’ll see the power of our strict vetting system, Breeder Pledge, and MatchMaker process in action. Are you ready to meet your dream puppy?
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!