Breeding chocolate, black, and yellow labs is more than a hobby for us – it’s a passion and a calling. And it warms our hearts to know that the love we put into our work is appreciated by the families who bring our puppies home.
Testimonials that Speak to our Dedication
Scanning through our testimonial page, you’ll find a common theme: happy families and healthy pups. The stories and pictures we’ve received from our extended family—those who’ve taken our pups into their homes—are the best testament to the quality of our breeding program.
One glowing review after another praises the health, temperament, and longevity of our dogs, which brings us tremendous pride.
The Quality of Our Labs
We put a great deal of time, love, and scientific knowledge into each litter we produce. Our labs aren’t just beautiful—they’re the picture of health and vitality, bred from the highest quality grand champions. It’s not unusual for our puppies to live long, happy lives, enriching the homes they go to with their joyful energy and loving companionship.
Each pup we send off to a new home is microchipped, vet-checked, and given their first shots. They come with a one-year written health warranty and are eligible for registration with the American Kennel Club.
Our Commitment to the Dogs We Love
Beyond breeding, we are committed to ensuring that our labs lead fulfilling lives. Our pups enjoy an open, nurturing environment that supports their growth and well-being. We also back them with a lifetime placement warranty, ensuring they never end up in a pound.
We strive to uphold the highest standards of care, holding ourselves accountable with annual veterinary inspections. It’s this commitment to quality that sets us apart and allows us to provide families with Labs they can love for a lifetime.
Check out the reviews on our page and contact us with any questions.
We have had our sweet black lab Reuben for a month now and we are so in love! Reuben is an energetic sweetheart, so playful and intelligent, and he loves meeting new people. He learns commands so fast and he has quickly become a cherished family member! We are so glad that we found Hidden Pond Kennels. Thank you Dave!!!
Chip is 18 months old and he is the most handsome dog. People stop us all the time and ask where he is from. Obviously we are proud to say Hidden Pond Labradors. He is gentle, funny, silly, smart, sweet, naughty and loyal to all.
He is by far the best dog we’ve ever had. Thank you Dave.
Hidden Pond Kennels stands behind their words when they say “selling happiness one puppy at a time”. We added Spanky to our family 3 months ago and he has captured our hearts. I find myself waking up early to play with him. He’s as smart as can be and very much motivated to learn. He loves hikes, swimming and fetch. Our trail walks are off leash and he understood, obeyed and mastered it immediately, always checking on me to see if I’m ok. Spanky is friendly, athletic and a blessing. He also never met a meal that he didn’t like so he fits right in. I don’t think it’s possible to love him more than we do. Everyone who sees him has to pet him and hug him. For us he is the best part of our day. I recently retired and he certainly has become my best friend. Everything Dave said was 100% accurate. We all can’t thank Hidden Pond Kennels enough for bringing Spanky into our lives. He is our little rascal. For us Hidden Pond Kennels was the right choice and it should be everyone’s only choice.
Luna and George
We were so happy with Luna, our yellow lab, we bought a black lab and named him George about 2 years later. The dogs are such great pets, companions and family members. Our neighbors even went to Hidden Pond for their yellow lab. The dogs are healthy, well tempered and well behaved. I found them very easy to train. Highly recommended
Kya ???? born 12/31/2020. Gotcha day 2/27/2021 Kya was a tiny 12lb little girl that has grown into a 58lb perfect size girl. She is beautiful smart and sassy. She has little to no fear of anything been thru training and knows all of her commands. She loves people car rides and giving kisses among many other things. And true to form she is food driven, as all my labs have been.
This is Cody at 16 months. He is just perfect! My vet said he has never seen a better put together Lab. He is the hit of our community and has to say hello to everyone he meets. Hidden Ponds is just the best place to purchase a Lab . David is so kind and informative. His dogs are gorgeous and well mannered. They treat their dogs with kindness and it shows. They are smart, their costs are beautiful! You’ll never go wrong. Here’s to a healthy and happy 2022!❤️
My family has been wanting to thank you and your family & share pictures of our beautiful pup, Lindie. She’s now 5 and reminds me so much of her mom, Teak; especially when she rests her head on my knee & looks up with her sweet kind eyes. Lindie is an incredible athlete, as you can see by the photo. She’s been a certified therapy dog for 4 years and goes to school with me several days a week. Lindie also volunteers at our local hospital in Glens Falls, NY comforting anyone that needs fur therapy! She is an amazing ambassador for the Labrador breed!
I picked Ruthie (Louise X Thunder) up in October 2020, and she turns a year old today! She is the happiest, cuddliest, wiggliest ball of fur, and I love her more than I can say. She is super smart, very curious, and a little mischievous. I’m hoping to train her as a service dog going forward. She has already learned to walk very well with my wheelchair.
Oh, and she’s gorgeous, of course.
Thank you, Hidden Pond!
“Harper” has brought much joy back to our home. At 9weeks she has accomplished stairs,swimming learned to sit and give paw. Play time and eating remain #1 LOL but,she is full of kisses and love all the time too.
Thank you Dave & Hidden Ponds for making this house a home again with “HARPER BELLA”????
Rhett & Montison
I have now had two dogs through Hidden Pond Kennels and I will never trust another breeder like I do them! My sweet service dog, Rhett, came home in October of 2020 and has been the biggest blessing in my life. He is not only a perfect family dog but the most spectacular working dog I’ve ever met. This breeder not only breeds for confirmation and health but for perfect personality and temperament. They are perfect in every sense of the term responsible breeder. I cannot imagine life without my Labs. And not to mention how welcoming everyone was when we went to pick Rhett up. They even let me meet my old dog, Montison’s, parents. I could have cried from the genuine kindness and sympathy they shared over my guy’s passing. They care about each puppy they welcome into their home. And they strongly support several forms of care to keep the puppies happy and healthy in their new homes like food and supplements! I cannot thank them enough or recommend them enough!!
We love our Mae! We picked her up in early July 2020, and she made our family complete! She is such an amazing dog: sweet, gentle, loving, and playful. It is wonderful to see how much she loves our three young boys. She couldn’t be more obedient. We love how much she loves being outside – especially swimming and playing in the snow. Thank you Dave and your family for bringing her into our lives. She is a gift ❤️
Cody is 8 months old , April 5 , 2021. We picked him up this past September. He is a joy, fully housebroken, and so very funny. Everyone who meets him always comment on how handsome he is. He is really beginning to look like his dad, Thunder. He loves walking and meeting all his dog friends in our community. Thanks, David, for this wonderful dog! He has made our house a home again!!❤️
We picked up Scout in October 2020 and she has been a source of delight! She is loyal, smart and a lot of fun. She loves going on walks or long hikes in the woods and is a big snuggler in the house. Scout has a very sweet disposition and people comment on what a beautiful girl she is. She enjoys people and dogs of all ages. Thank you Dave, we are enjoying every day with one of your Hidden Pond pups!
We got Daisy in June 2020, but Dave introduced us to her the day she was born; it was love at first sight!!! Dave kept us updated with pictures and short videos as we anxiously awaited the day we could pick her up. She has been an absolute joy in our lives! She is incredibly smart, a sweetheart along with being an active puppy. She was swimming at 10 weeks with our other dogs. We can’t wait for this summer when she can really enjoy the water. She is now 10 months old; everyone she meets loves her. She is such a good we, we often say, we don’t deserve her! Thank you, Dave, for such an awesome new family member!!!
Mabel is 6 months and we thank you for this blessing. She is a wonderful addition to our family. We love going on adventures with our little girl. We get so many compliments on how beautiful she is and we can’t thank you enough. She is so sweet, kind, and funny, and don’t know what we would do without her. We are so grateful we found you guys and can’t wait for more adventures with Mabel!
Highly recommend and reasonable pricing!
Chip is the best dog we have ever had. He is funny, silly, smart and so handsome. We can’t say enough times how grateful we are to have found Hidden Pond Labradors.
We get stopped on the street every 5 feet. Everyone asks where he is from and tells us how gorgeous he is. Thank you Dave.
P.S. This photo is with his sister Cocoa. Chip on the left Cocoa on the right.
Lady Tullamore of County Antrim (Tullie)
We picked up Tullie Oct 12th 2020
She 5mths old now an what a joy . She has such a great personality. Gets along so well with the grandkids ,and so adaptable she took to the crate and house breaking so easily . Accepts new experiences so calmly. Dave has been great to work with a fountain of info . We also went with the dog food he recommended an love the results that we switched our cat to it as well. Thank you Dave we couldn’t be happier
Our Maggie is fantastic! She has a great personality and a beautiful coat unlike any lab we have had before. She is from Charlottes first litter and is almost white in color and her tail and hocks are thick and wavy. We love her to pieces!
Great experience with Hidden Pond friendly, knowledgeable and breed great dogs
We had a great experience with getting our little Mango. David was extremely informative and responsive, and sent us updates and videos of our puppy every week. Additionally, the extensive health testing that is performed on the adult dogs and the puppies gives us peace of mind, and was one of the reasons we chose Hidden Pond in the first place. Mango is a wonderful addition to our family – she is loving, active, playful, and smart. SUCH a wonderful little pup! Highly recommend Hidden Pond!! 🙂
We picked up Ozzy on September 27, 2020. He is the sweetest, smartest little guy … only nine weeks and already knows sit, down and stay. We are so grateful for the care, support and guidance we received (and continue to receive!) from Dave as we acclimate our puppy to his new surroundings. From puppy food to pet insurance, Hidden Pond leaves no question unanswered. Thank you!!
-The Podstupka Family
We are truly so fortunate to have found Hidden Pond Kennel! Even before Odin was born, they gave us updates on the progress of the mama, when she was due, photos etc. When Odin and his littermates were born, they called & sent weekly updates of the puppies. He was so helpful every step of the way and gave us so much reassurance. When we finally picked up our pup, we sat down for an hour and they thoroughly explained everything to us. Hidden Pond Kennel truly cares about their dogs and the homes they are going to! Til this day, they keep in touch to see how the puppy is doing & still answer any questions we have. We are truly impressed with the entire experience we’ve had with Hidden Pond Kennel I cannot say it enough. We are so lucky to have such an amazing, healthy perfect puppy all thanks to them. Highly recommend this breeder and I can’t wait to get another puppy from them someday!
We got our Sam in December of 2019, and he is one of the best tempered dogs I have ever met. He is currently in training to be my service dog, and has passed every milestone months before other dogs his age. He has never met a dog (or cat) he didn’t love, gets along well with all ages, and has the perfect blend of energy and cuddles. He is healthy, obedient, loyal, goofy, and everything else you could dream of in a dog. Every chance I can I recommend Hidden Pond Labs to people considering a new fur friend. Thank you guys again for our new best friend.
From the day we picked up Willow, she has been everything Dave said she would be loving, easily trained, smart and the perfect energy level. She absolutely loves the outdoors with hiking and swimming, but then comes home and is perfectly content with snuggling up our lap for a nap. Willow is an absolute joy to have.
I adopted Talullah six years ago from Hidden Pond. In those years she has never had any of the health issues common to poorly bred labs. She has been the picture of good health. She has all of the wonderful qualities that labs are known for. A sweeter more loving dog does not exist.
We got Judge in May of 2017. We had just lost one of our labs in early March and also lost a very close friend on the same day. We, as a family, felt such a gap in our hearts, our other lab missed having a buddy. My dad found Hidden Pond Labs and fell in love instantly. On the day we picked him up, we were told by the breeders that “He had a personality on him, and he was going to be an attention-loving, people-dog. and Boy, was she right. She couldn’t have been more spot on. That’s when we knew that these breeders were so knowledgeable about their craft, and dog-breeding was there specialty. To this day, Judge is our (but really MY) best friend and his Non-stop love has given me endless happiness in the almost 3 years we’ve had him.
Highly recommend hidden pond!
I received Champ as a pup from Danni and Thunder. He has been a joy, shortly after I brought him home at 8 weeks old, maybe a month later, I commanded him to sit just to see what he would do and do you know what he did? He sat! What a good observer as a puppy! He is eager to learn and please, he is an absolutely positive addition to our family! So glad we got him!
Murphy was picked up in October 2017 … he turned 2 in late August 2019.
Could not be happier! He has a wonderful heart, constantly gets compliments for his looks (his coat, his face, etc.). He was also an incredibly easy puppy to raise. Smart, quick learner, eager to please.
Hidden Pond Labradors was also a wonderful experience. They shared photos of the litter as I waited for pick up day, were incredibly prepared the day I showed up, and also available for guidance and advice the first couple months after I brought him home.
It takes so much effort not to sign up for another puppy from Hidden Pond. I’ll succumb to that desire again soon, I’m sure.
Indy is 13 weeks old today and a big ball of love. His temperament is so mellow and calm and really takes direction well. His coat is gorgeous and has brought so much joy to our family. Dave and his family at Hidden Pond were so wonderful through the whole process, and we cannot wait to continue to get our animals from them in the future.
Jackson Flash, from the Rosie and George lifter is just over 3 months now and we all have adjusted to one another beautifully! Jackson is now following simple commands such as sit, stay, lay down and come! We are working on speak and paw! He loves the cooling temps and he especially loved our weekend in the ADK. We couldn’t be happier with Hidden Pond Labs. Jackson is truly a beautiful dog and we get compliments constantly since we started taking him places with us. Dads new fishing buddy
A pup bred from Maria and Blake – Seamus brings energy, laughter, and love to our lives. His ability to listen and be trained so quickly makes it easy to trust him with our whole home – and he just turned a year old! We got him Memorial Day Weekend 2017. We will definitely be back in the future for more Hidden Ponds pups!!
Hey Dave! Hope everyone is doing great. Just wanted to tell you what a handsome and sweet boy Charlie is. It will be a year in October since we picked up Charlie from Hannah and Expresso’s litter. Charlie has been a great puppy and is becoming a wonderful young man. He’s always happy, ready to play, and ready to give kisses. He has been the perfect addition to our family and always makes us laugh. His personality and temperament has made these past 10 months amazing. He’s such a smart pup, which made training a breeze. Thank you so much for helping me find the perfect puppy for my family!!!
Dave, Here is a recent picture of Charlie (he is from Sandy and Thor’s June 2016 litter). He is a wonderful addition to our family. He is so smart and playful. He will be graduating from Obedience class next week and he is doing very well with his training. Thanks again for such a wonderful pup!
Stella is a wonderful addition to our family. She is so beautiful and has a wonderful personality. She is lovable but enjoys her independence. She loves being outside with her best friend Rue (Shih-poo).We can’t begin to thank Dave for the care, and attention he gives to all his labs. Thank you for our Stella!
I had got Tiko in April 2016 from Coco’s February liter. Tiko is now 8 months old and one of the best looking labs I have ever owned. Tiko has an incredible nose and instinct to hunt. He is currently going off to work with a professional gun dog trainer in PA. I can’t say enough about his temperament and personality. Thank you dave for a great pup!
Hi David, My family and I adopted Lulu back in April 2016 ( Maria’s litter). She is a wonderful and smart dog. Lulu has been a wonderful addition to my family. She just finished level 1 of puppy training and was the smartest dog in class. Thank you so much for raising wonderful puppies. Karen
Hi Dave, I had to write to let you know that Ava is just wonderful. She is so smart and absolutely beautiful. She is a perfect fit for us and gets along great with our other dog. People stop me to look at her. She is growing fast and we are enjoying everyday with her. Thank you so much!!
Bentley & Bella
Just wanted to send you a quick update to let you know how the babies are doing. They have two weeks left of their first training class and they are doing great! Bella is finally staying awake for the whole class and Bentley is calming right down. Bella is a cuddler and prefers to be inside sitting on the couch with Haleigh or reading books with Wesley. Bentley loves to be outside running around and playing with sticks. We get compliments on them ALL THE TIME so your name comes up quite often! We forgot how much work puppies are but they are doing great and they have become best buds!
Hope you are well. I just wanted to give you an update on Beaux, the black lab we adopted from you back in October. Well, she’s thriving and she’s been a wonderful addition to the family. She’s very good natured and sweet. Very bright and full of puppy mischief – likes to steal socks out of the laundry basket, or off your feet if you’re not paying attention! Here’s a some photos of her over the last few months.
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