|Shadowmyst Labrador Retrievers is located in Oskaloosa in southeast
Iowa. Breeders of Champion, obedience, agility and hunt titled labradors.
Our lab puppies are bred for sound, sweet temperaments, sound bodies,
intelligence and type. We train, show and work our own dogs.
Our goal is a multi-purpose labrador that is sound in mind and body.
|We are a small hobby kennel that started out in 1991. We own and operate our own
Licensed Boarding Kennel and teach obedience, agility and hunt training classes
locally under the name of Shadowland Kennels Obedience Classes and Boarding.
We are members of the Des Moines Obedience Training Club (DMOTC),The
Labrador Retriever Club, Inc.,
Midwest Labrador Retriever Club -
Skunk River Hunting Retriever Association & NAHRA.
|Our breeding dogs are OFA clear on hips and elbows and CERF clear on
eyes. Each of our dogs are worked in some arena of performance including
hunting, obedience, agility, tracking and therapy work. If you are
interested in getting a purebred puppy and want to learn more about why
these things are important, read "Buying a Purebred Puppy".
|Dedicated to the multi-purpose Labrador Retriever, we strive to produce
dogs sound in body and mind. Our goal is to to maintain genetic
soundness, temperament, working ability and intelligence while
producing labradors that meet the standard for the breed. We feel
strongly about doing our part in the ongoing struggle with pet
overpopulation. We sell companion puppies on limited registration and a
spay/neuter contract. Our responsibility is lifelong and we will take a
dog back at any age if the owners are ever unable to keep the dog. We
like to stay in contact with our puppy buyers and watch our puppies
grow and learn in their new homes.
|We have had the unfortunate opportunity to learn about the
ramifications of Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) first hand. While
this has been a difficult learning experience, it has allowed us to
gain some knowledge about CHD and we would like to share it
with you. It has also made us very aware that, as breeders, we
must do our best to prevent Hip Dysplasia from occuring.
|You can read our story about Cody, who had a total hip replacement in
January of 1999. From there, you can check out the actual x-rays of
Cody's hips before and after the surgery.
|Screening for CHD is only a small part of the dedication
we have in striving toward a sound dog. While they are
living creatures and we can't prevent all problems from
occuring, we sincerely do our best to not pass on
genetic problems to future generations.