Helping You Get This Right

Hi, welcome to our website. Hopefully you’ll find it informative and helpful in the selection of your new family and/or hunting companion. You’re here because you’re on the cusp of a big life commitment, and you want to get this right. Our mission is to help you do just that, and every facet of our process is designed towards that objective. We owe you and your family as much, and quite frankly we owe it to our wonderful pups as well. After all, they’re the ones truly making a lifetime commitment. That’s why we ensure that every matching we participate in is 100% Win/Win across the board.

Russ and LeAnn Howard

Timber Coulee British Labradors

Puppy's Socialization Promise

Good lines are great (and we have them), but good socialization trumps all. We’re fervently adhere to the Rule of 7 we’ve developed in providing the socialization skills instrumental in the dog’s social well-being. While a family’s love and care can sometimes fix socially mal-adjusted dogs, why risk it. Of course, it helps that while it’s our solemn responsibility to make sure our puppies are socially well adjusted, quite frankly it is also literally our pleasure, because the fun of the interaction is surpassed only by our pride in watching them develop into well-adjusted individuals. Following is a detailed description of our program.

Health Guarantee Contract

Based on the known genetics of your puppies lineage, he/she is guaranteed by this breeder to be free of Severe genetic Hip Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) and Centronuclear Myopathy (CNM). In some situations there is a chance your puppy can be a carrier of any of the above conditions, but those puppies will not be affected in his/her lifetime. The puppy should be taken to a vet of the purchasers choice and evaluated for general health within 72 hours of taking possession of the puppy. This post-purchase vet-check is the financial responsibility of the new owner. The Terms of our Hip and Eye Guarantee are as follows:

Testimonial on  Cooper (Son of Brin and Kodiak)

After losing my black lab to cancer last year, the timing was finally right with Russ’ recent litter of pups. He brought Cooper and a litter-mate to my home (five hours away) so we could see him interact with his brother and our other Humane Society rescue dog. Cooper was obviously the more bold and confident of the two and fit the bill for what we wanted in a combo hunting/house dog and he has been a great addition to the household. Russ was very helpful with the new pup since I hadn’t had a puppy since high school (a long time ago!). He’s been a great resource for vet and feeding and training ideas and he’s kept in regular contact to follow Cooper’s progress. Cooper’s been great with my four teenage kids and wife is very sociable with other dogs and good with new people. Cooper is a great looking dog that will grow to a good household size and his energetic and happy-go-lucky personality make him fantastic to work with and train. He’ll be a just about a year old for this fall’s grouse and pheasant seasons and I’m really looking forward to watching him learn to hunt and cooperate with the other dogs. Kenneth Gehl

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Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.”

Dean Koontz (author, Whispers)