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.
Recent breedings for cholocate pups were unsuccessful. However, we are planning for a litter of
black and chocolate puppies to arrive in March and go home in May. We are hopeful for a litter of black, chocolate and yellow pups to go
home in July, with litters of chocolates, yellows and blacks planned the Fall and Winter. These dates may vary, depending on the actual breeding dates.
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.
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.