There’s Someone Who Wants to Help

PTSD, Dog

Depression, anxiety, and PTSD can all be crippling to our emotions and mental health. Sometimes people have a difficult time finding help or opening themselves up to acquire the right help for their mental health. Dogs for Emotional Support, Anxiety and PTSD are truly special for people dealing with mental health problems. Let’s take for… Read more »

Tips for Selecting a Stud Dog

finding a stud dog

Finding a stud dog is a lot like a lady looking for a man… there are plenty of options around, but how does one select the “right” one? Female Dog Traits First, consider your female dog. What are her good and bad points? You’re going to want to find a stud who is a good… Read more »

Service Dogs Aren’t Just Companions, They’re Life-Savers

service dog helping veteran with ptsd

There is something about a dog’s company that can be uplifting for someone struggling with mental and physical health issues. Whether the problem is depression, PTSD, special needs, or Epilepsy, emotional support dogs can save a human’s life. You are the owner who takes care of them, and they will take care of you. Trauma… Read more »

Why search and rescue dogs? A true story.

Search and Rescue Dog searching under debris

Many years ago, my brother, who lives in California came home to find his long-time partner gone from the home. It was not too surprising considering they lived on a ranch in the wine country with streams and red wood trees. It was certainly a beautiful place to go for a walk. As the day… Read more »

Labrador Retrievers and the AKC Breed Standard

Labrador god laying down in a field

At Hidden Pond Labradors, we place a large emphasis on the AKC breed standard, ensuring that our dogs come from upstanding championship bloodlines and are certified by the American Kennel Club. The AKC Breed Standard is essentially a set of criteria for a dog to be considered of the highest breed quality possible.   In… Read more »

How Labrador Retriever’s Coat Colors are Determined: Black, Chocolate, and Yellow

A Labrador retriever’s coat is a defining characteristic and an important factor when choosing the newest addition to your family. As recognized Labrador breeders, we are knowledgeable on these dogs and their coat colors. There are several factors that determine color, which every prospective buyer and owner should know. Most importantly to note: there are… Read more »

Finding a Reputable Labrador Breeder

Oftentimes, the process of finding a reputable breeder that you can trust requires a lot of time and research. So, here are a few things that every prospective dog owner should keep in mind when selecting a dog breeder: Find a breeder that genuinely cares about their dogs This should be a requirement with any… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Stud Dog for Your Bitch

If you’re looking to produce a healthy litter of Labrador puppies with your bitch, it’s incredibly important that you find her the right stud dog, or Sire. Look no further than Hidden Ponds Labradors—through either side-by-side breeding or semen shipment, we have a history of producing litters that have proven immensely successful in the long… Read more »

The Importance of a Champion Bloodline for Your Labrador Puppy

When looking to add a puppy to your home, it’s important that you choose the breed of dog very carefully, find the most trustworthy and exceptional breeder, and ensure that your future companion has an outstanding pedigree. Breeding and lineage of your puppy’s parents are essential factors to consider when selecting the right pup for… Read more »

What to Know About the Labrador Breed

At Hidden Pond Labradors, we are well-versed in the Labrador breed. They’re an incredibly smart breed, known for their loyalty, and kindness. Not to mention that their number one trait is their personality and that is our absolute requirement for our dogs. Here is some additional information about the Labrador breed: A Labrador’s sociability is… Read more »