Who We Are

We breed and raise AKC Labrador Retrievers. We strive to have the greatest Labrador Retrievers the breed has to offer, therefore, we do not line bred or interbred! Our pups have yet to have any health or mental problems and we intended to keep it that way! We guarantee all of our pups.

We are not back yard breeders! We love our dogs and they are our hunting partners, companions as well as excellent watch dogs.

We welcome your visits and calls any time.


Puppy Growth


A one week old puppy has a fully functional sense of smell. Puppies of this age use their sense of smell to find their mother’s teats and to locate their litter mates.


Two week old puppies begin their transitional phase. This is an exciting phase for both owners and puppies alike! At two weeks old, puppies should have their ears open, be alert, and start opening their eyes.


A three week old puppy gains more strength. At this stage, puppies start to stand, walk, and sit without falling over. As well as this, a three week old puppy’s teeth will begin to come through, with the incisors appearing first. With this rapid increase in function, puppies can begin to socialize with each other and their mother. Puppies begin to explore the world around them.


By four weeks old, puppies should be able to walk, run, and play! They can hear, smell, and see and their canine teeth are growing in next to their incisors. When they play, four week old puppies will begin to exhibit distinctive body language such as play bows, as well as growling. Four week old puppies are much more independent. At this age, puppies begin the weaning process, transitioning from milk to Life Abundance All Stage Dog food.


A five week old puppy continues to learn from and socialize with their mother and litter mates. During this time, puppies learn more bite inhibition through play. The weaning process also continues at five weeks. Your five week old puppy should gradually be moving on to solid food instead of nursing from their mother. They have freedom out in the play yard through a dog door. Start learning to go outside to potty.


Mom usually will not let puppies nurse at this stage and wants to be away from the pups. Some puppies complete the weaning process by 6 weeks old. At this age, they are still socially developing and learning how to be dogs. Because they are so keen to learn, we work more on potty training and no bite. We also start socializing them with other dogs and or older puppies.


Puppies complete the weaning process by 7 weeks oldIn addition, at 7 weeks old, your puppy is noticing it can get frightened. This is the most critical period for socializing your puppy with people as well as other things while it is still in it’s birth home! During this time, it’s important to the puppy to become acclimated with all types of sounds, sights, and smells in a positive way. Proper socialization can prevent your puppy from becoming timid.


When puppies are 8 weeks old, most are independent, fully weaned, and usually ready for their new homes. Their human socialization period is going strong, so it’s your responsibility to continue to introduce your puppy to other people in a positive manner.

Puppies for Adopting

Our goal is for the original intent for the breed, the all versatile dog. So there for our pups are old lines & English (Some might call them British). All of our adult dogs at Graves Labradors have been health tested and we guarantee that we do not produce affected pups to known disorders that are common in labradors!


& Nutrition

Veterinarian recommended, NuVet Plus was designed for dogs at every life stage; from supporting your puppy’s maturing immune system to helping to protect against issues later in life including, allergies, itching/scratching, hot spots, arthritis, digestive issues, tear staining, hair loss and more!

Life's Abundance is required by Graves Labradors for your new puppy's extended health guarantee. We feed all our dogs Life's Abundance.


Your code is GravesLabs!

MaxiFlora is the only canine supplement to provide the digestive benefits of consuming wild prey guts.

The canine digestive system is meant to be provided with probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes. In the wild, canines get these integral nutrients through the consumption of wild prey intestines. Prey intestines contain probiotics (good bacteria), prebiotics (digested plant matter), and digestive enzymes. Since most dogs don’t subsist off wild prey, most don’t enjoy the digestive health and vitality of their wild counterparts.

MaxiFlora was formulated by a team of veterinary experts to mimic the digestive benefits of a prey diet. MaxiFlora is the only supplement made with probiotics found in wild prey, along with plant-based prebiotics and digestive enzymes from fruit. MaxiFlora is essentially “guts in a jar”. a concentrated blend of the most beneficial aspects of wild prey.

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Anodized Aluminum Dog Bed

  • Patented, chew proof, high strength, lightweight aluminum frame
  • Supports up to 250 lbs.
  • Extruded aluminum rails offer unequaled protection against chewing
  • Frame and corners are corrosion resistant and rust-proof
  • X-Large bed (44×27 size) weighs 11 lbs. allowing staff to easily move when cleaning runs
  • Stands up to repeated cleaning with typical kennel cleaning products
  • Wide choice of replaceable fabrics & colors

Adopters Are Saying

The long drive out was worth it. Genia gave me a lot of time to check out her different dogs and puppies. She patiently answered my tons of questions and clearly cares for her dogs and puppies. Looking forward to my puppy when he arrives!


Jack is doing great! I could not be happier with Jack!



Josh Hale

We adopted Bullwinkle from Graves Labrador Retrievers when he retired from being one of their top male breeders. We were looking for an older lab and we got an amazing family member with Bullwinkle. Not only is he smart, but he acts like he has lived with us his entire life. He adapted to a leash, kennel and house training immediately and he even loves our cat. We are so thankful to have Bullwinkle as a part of our family and are looking forward to adopting a little boy from his last litter in July 2020.

Jennie Stemm

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Genia is amazing… and we love our Pepper. I go to her for advice even after a year of bringing pepper he! Pepper is a happy dog with a quirky personality


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Great family owned business. Wonderful Christian family business.

Paulette Walker

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