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Prairie Rose Announcements!

Brantley Coal earned his THDA "Therapy Dog Advanced" title and Achiever Dog Certificate!


Jewel is AKC CH Pointed, UKC Champion, Int. CH, Nat. CH and has earned her AKC Puppy of Achievement Certificate. She also has earned her CA title for her coursing abilities.




Prairie Roses' Salute to the Troops CGCA TKN "Tank"

Tank earned his CGC, CGC Advanced and Trick Novice title! He will begin conformation showing in the Summer of 2020.

About Us

Our 1st English Labrador Gretchen!

"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. 

For me they are the role model for being alive." ~Gilda Radner

   Prairie Rose Retrievers was founded in 2015. After losing our precious 3 Golden Retrievers to cancer in a little over a years’ time (1 year and 24 days to be exact), we set out to find a new puppy to help fill the void in our home and hearts. We found many puppies from back yard breeders, breeders that had no desire to do appropriate health screenings and of course puppy mills.


 After 2 months of extensive searching we did finally choose a great little yellow female Labrador Retriever that had appropriate health tested parents and a health guarantee. This puppy is "Gretchen Paisley" and she joined our home in June 2014. At this time we had already lost Samantha our 13 year old Golden Retriever and Tobi our 11 year old Golden Retriever.

   January 24, 2015 we lost our last Golden Retriever, Zeus. He was only 9 years old. Despite the excellent medical care he was receiving and all of our love and care, there was nothing more we could do. Shortly after the loss of Zeus we searched again. This time looking for a Black Male Labrador Retriever that we could possibly breed. During this time we made the decision to breed quality Labrador Retrievers. We felt with my degree in animal health, 15 plus years of working in veterinary medicine, previous experience breeding Cocker Spaniels and all of the knowledge we had gained in these puppy searches that we could provide families with quality Labrador Retrievers. 

   Prairie Rose Retrievers strives to better the breed with each litter. We prescreen all of our dogs hips and elbows through OFA. They are also checked for EIC, PRA, numerous other genetic tests and are dilute free. Each of our English Labrador Retriever Breeder Parents live in our home. They are raised with love and daily attention and care. Our Labradors are our huge part of our family.

   Our puppies come with a written health guarantee of 26 months. We stand behind our puppies and are available to answer any questions you may have for the life of your puppy. Each puppy will be micro chipped, exposed to small children, normal sounds around the home (ex: vacuum, television, etc...) before leaving our homes. All Prairie Rose Retrievers are registered AKC Limited Registration. Please look over our website. If you have any questions, please contact us. We look forward to having you and your family become a part of the Prairie Rose Retrievers Family!

They may be gone, but they are not forgotten....They have left permanent paw prints on our hearts!

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