Document and Cold Case Research Service

Cold Case Research for missing persons

Searching for a missing person is a very grueling task for anyone. We understand that these cases are extremely sensitive, and that is why we don’t just train search and rescue dogs, we conduct deep research to get to the bottom of the case. At Hidden Pond Labradors, John Bellocchio is a professional academic with… Read more »

UMBC Police Department to Recruit a Trained Labrador Retriever

Hidden Pond Labradors emotional support dog

We are very proud to announce that one of our little pups is moving on to bigger and better with the UMBC Police Department in Baltimore, Maryland! He will be working as a comfort dog with the police department, and we couldn’t be happier! Hidden Pond Labradors At Hidden Pond Labradors, we are training our… Read more »

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 »