In addition to our certified Labradors we
are proud to offer Miniature Labradors as well! Miniature
Labs possess many of the favorable traits that regular
Labrador retrievers do. They are strongly built, broad in
the skull and chest, broad in the hindquarters, and very
active. Like regular labs they are agile, good tempered,
devoted companions and overall people pleasers since they
are kind and non-aggressive by nature.
Miniature Labradors can be one of three different colors:
black, yellow, or chocolate brown just as in regular
Labradors. However they typically weigh between forty and
fifty pounds growing to usually sixteen to nineteen inches
tall at the shoulder. As we do with our full size Labs, these
dogs are sold fully AKC Certified.
Here is a special reference letter from one
our customers. A big thanks to Tracy Landis of "Ultimate
Working Dogs" for writing and letting us know how we aren't
just biased when we say our dogs are the best!
Chips Labs in Tazewell, Virginia has been raising
full blooded Labradors in Southwest Virginia for over
years. Puppies are available approximately two to three times a year once they are at
weeks old per Virginia regulations. Here on our site you will find photos and
pedigree information of each of our breeding dogs plus photos of previous
puppies. We offer Chocolate, Black, White and
Yellow-White Labradors trained or untrained all raised in a loving home
Trained dogs are "kennel trained" meaning they will not soil the area in which they sleep
and are also trained for obedience and are house broken. Special training
can also be provided for handicap assistance and just about any other task so
contact us regarding any special needs that you may have.
non-refundable deposit is required when you order and AKC registration papers
are held until complete payment is verified by the bank. In the event unforeseen
circumstances such as illness, death, etc. delay you from taking ownership we
will hold the puppy in your name for several days. Rest assured we will work with you
as much as possible to ensure a smooth transaction as you expand your family
with a new Chips Lab!
We will deliver your puppy for the nominal fee of
$25.00 / 50 miles if you reside in an accessible area near a major
interstate or highway. Ask for details regarding this service when
you call to order.
* Deposit required in advance for
both the puppy and the delivery service.
If you would like to view the available puppies or our
dogs we are
located in Tazewell, Virginia. The phone number is (276)
988-5725 or send us an e-mail to
Due to rising health concerns in the breeding community
visitation is by appointment only and you must provide us with the details of
the puppy you wish to see such as color, sex and temperament ahead of time so we
can prepare suitable candidates and the special viewing area. We also ask that
you wear clean shoes that have not been near other animals or a farming
environment for several days.
Jackson is the son of Bear and Angle and is a member of the West Virginia State Police K-9 Corps D.E.A. Here he
was holding attention at his
trainers command when he was jus a pup. His focus and ability to follow commands at such
a young age was above average according to his handler.
Earlier this year (2010)
Jackson seized $50,000 in cash after recovering drugs from a car. He also placed second out of twenty-four K-9 teams in a
competition. Most of the other dogs came from a large training
facility in Indiana but the Butler County Sheriffs Department came
to Chips Labs instead and got a great dog!! The Sheriff loves Jackson and
told his handler to hurry up on getting the badge because he thought
a "good looking dog like that deserved a really nice badge".
We are very proud of Jackson and all of our
Those of you that visit the site regularly may recognize the name "Tuff"
as he was formerly known by. Above he is pictured with his partner.
Together they patrol a regional prison for drugs and tobacco
products. Tank taught
his handler a valuable lesson shortly after they started working
together. On his first day he tried to check a utility room
but his human partner refused. On the second day he tried once again so
finally the handler followed him and after a brief investigation
found a secret stash of two bags of tobacco and a lighter. So
his handler now knows to TRUST his K-9 partner! The photo below is from January 2010 while 3 months old as he learned narcotics on his first day of training
for the D.E.A. Tank is the son of Angle and Brutis
and an outstanding member of our line of dogs!