Tru-Heart Labradors is a small, well-established hobby breeder situated between Jacksonville and Gainesville, Florida, that proudly produces the finest chocolate, yellow, and black Labrador Retriever puppies available in Florida today. Our puppies are sold on a limited-registration basis to pet homes only, and we take pride in the fastidious, loving, and stimulating environment in which they are raised. We do not sell puppies through e-mail. You must submit an application before we accept a deposit from you for one of our outstanding puppies.
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We are currently accepting deposits for our planned upcoming chocolate, yellow, and black
2019 Summer and Fall litters.
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Our Breeding Philosophy -
The pedigrees of all of our dams and sires contain champion English and/or working bloodlines, including Tabatha, Sandylands, Dickendall, Lawnwood, and Rocheby; however, out-crossing (creating new genetic combinations by bringing together genes from unrelated Labradors to eliminate undesirable traits caused by recessive genes) is the fundamental philosophy of our breeding program. We do not inbreed. By adhering to these rules, all Tru-Heart puppies have sound temperaments, aesthetically-pleasing conformation, good bone, and physical/genetic health and vigor.
Please read the following two recent articles on this subject by the Canine Institute of Biology:
There is only one breed of dog known as the Labrador Retriever, as described by the official Standard of the Breed. However, within the Labrador breed type, there are variations in body styles produced according to the preferences of individual breeders. In the U.S., the general public has begun to mistakenly label these variations as "English" or "American", but more accurate descriptions are "show/conformation" or "working/field" styles. In fact, the vast majority of Labrador Retrievers, whether conformation/show or working/field, have moderate body styles much closer to the written breed standard. Also, within a single litter, whether it was bred from show/ conformation or working/field parents, individual puppies will mature to represent the entire range, and rarely the extremes, of the two styles. Finally, when choosing a Lab puppy, it's important to remember that these labels do not predict its temperament, trainability, or health as an adult.