to Barefoot Labradors of Killingworth
Barefoot Labradors specializes in AKC black, yellow and chocolate Labrador Retriever puppies for the family.
Located in Killingworth, Connecticut, we have been providing exceptional puppies to families in the Northeast since 1995.
Our English style labs are
CERF registered. They enjoy 12
wooded acres surrounded by Connecticut State Park and Killingworth Land Trust, and swim
in lab-friendly Pond Meadow Brook.
We breed for sound health and good temperament. We raise our puppies in a home environment and socialize them through frequent handling and play.
From their third to 16th day, we give them a series of gentle neurological stimulation
(The Bio Sensor Program) to improve cardio vascular performance, tolerance to stress and
resistance to disease. Also, during the 8-weeks they are with us, they listen to National Public Radio (NPR).
We microchip all of our puppies to help in their return to you in the event they are lost or stolen.
All of our pups have Dew Claws removed. They are examined by a Vet at 2-4 days and again at 6-weeks (1st immunization).
Our puppies go to their new families with immunization records, AKC Litter Pedigree Certificate, copies of their parents' OFA & CERF certificates, and general information about care and training.
They are sold with a limited AKC registration to help protect the breed from genetic faults. They come with a 30-month Heath Guarantee for hip and elbow dysplasia,
and hereditary defects of the eyes.
Pups from our litters have become service dogs for the deaf and physically disabled through the National Education of Assistance Dog Services (NEADS)
West Boylston, MA.
"Able" as a pup. "Able" in training as a service dog. Luna and her pups
Our litters are planned well in advance and sold by reservation to approved families. Occasionally, we have older labs to place to suitable homes. We post notice of
their availability on this web site.
Our recent litter of black and chocolate puppies out of Raven (x Tender) will go to their new homes on May 18, 2014. We do not have any available puppies at this time. However, we are planning for three litters of yellow pups to arrive in early June and go to their new homes in early August. We are planning litters of black, yellow and chocolate puppies for the Fall and Winter.
If you have questions or would like to consider having a Barefoot Labrador, please e-mail us at:
or call Paul Barefoot, (860) 469-LABS (5227). We prefer email inquiries.
Live Video Feed
This is a live video feed from our Whelping Room, which features Raven's litter of 7 pups -- 1 chocolate boy, 1 chocolate girl, 1 black boy and 4 black girls -- that arrived on March 23, 2014. They will go to their new homes on May 18.
For a larger view of the pups and to take a still picture of the video, click Here.
Use the "Snapshot" button to take a picture and save it to your computer.
This is another live video feed of Raven's litter from PuppyCam #2. .
For a larger view of the pups and to take a still picture of the video, click here for Puppycam #2.
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Autumn and her new litter that went home in December
How to care for your new puppy
Our new puppy owners might want to check out the "Caring for your new puppy" section
on the left side bar. It has a lot of valuable information and tips for taking care of
your pup. You also might want to read "How to be a responsible dog owner" from the American Kennel
Club (AKC). Also, information about Puppy Development may be of interest. Online Store
We have recently opened an Online STORE
with photos of puppies from recent litters that can be ordered as post cards, greeting
cards and other items. All proceeds go to help raise and train puppies for the physically challenged.
Also, take a look at our Books and Links page for suggested books to read and purchase.