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About Forsythe Labs


About Forsythe Labradors

“English” Labradors that are bred to be wonderful family companions with “fireside” temperaments,

bid-able hunting partners in the field, boat or blind, and compete in the specialty show ring.

AKC Breeder of Merit established in 1987. Forsythe English Labradors is located on 10 beautiful acres just outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are a small hobby kennel specializing in breeding beautiful “English style” Labrador Retrievers that are sound of body as well as temperament.

Our dogs carry OFA hip, elbow, Optigen, EIC, CNM, RD,  HNPK, and Autoimmune Thyroid clearances or are cleared by parentage. We are extremely selective in our breeding program, only having between 1-3 litters per year. Imported bloodlines from UK, Finland, Netherlands, Russia and Poland. We often import new bloodlines from Europe to diversify and improve our own.

First and fore most, our beloved animals are our family members first and show dogs second.

All puppies are born in my office and raised in our family room. My son and his wonderful friends help socialize our puppies. They receive at 5 weeks old a Neopar shot, then their first set of 5 Way shots, wormed weekly from 2 weeks onto 8 weeks, micro-chipped, and are vet checked prior to leaving us at 8 weeks. All puppies are sold on limited AKC registration unless you are a reputable breeder.

Puppies are guaranteed for 25 months for hips, eyes and hearts. We offer references available upon request.

We do offer stud service to approved bitches with similar clearances.

Frozen & fresh chilled shipped worldwide.

Please click here to be taken to our litter page.

The safety of our puppies is of our utmost concern so we no longer ship our puppies. Sometimes we are able to make exceptions according to USDA regulation requirements. Many choose to fly in and pick up their puppy in person. We do require you or your representitive to visit our home so we can get to know you.

We are easily located 2.5 hours from Chicago, 2 hours from Detroit,1 hour from Lansing Airport and 10 minutes from Grand Rapids International Airport.