Welcome to Crest Kennels

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I exclusively breed the classic English Labrador with the big, blocky heads, tons of bone, thick otter tails.

My breeding's are researched and planned to produce wonderful temperaments, optimal health and soundness; following the AKC breed standards, and maintaining the purpose of the breed.

My goal is for my dogs to accomplish great things...be it in the Show ring, Obedience, Therapy/Service work or as a family companion.

I am a member (in good standing) with:

Akita Club of America

American Kennel Club

IABCA

Macomb Kennel Club

MAPBD (Michigan Association for Purebred Dogs)

MMTD (Mid-Michigan Therapy Dogs)

United Kennel Club

I breed Show bred/English Labradors, not Field/American Labs.

I also only breed AKC yellow and black color puppies.

I do not breed Champagne, Charcoal, Silver.

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What is the difference you ask?

Show bred Labs- (also known as English) generally are shorter in leg, have a heavier body with more bone. Thick, short tails (otter like) and a much thicker, fuller coat. They also have a shorter muzzle, wider/broader head and smaller ears. Their temperaments are wonderful and they are eager to please their owners. They are low-key and calmer.

Field bred Labs- (also known as American) have longer legs and lighter body. Their coats aren't as thick and tails are longer and thinner. Heads are not as broad, with a longer muzzle and bigger ears. They have high energy, also known as lots of "drive". They are bred for hunting and field work.

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Stock photos of American/Field Labs

Crest Kennels is NOT a pet store, commercial kennel or breeding facility, we are a family home-run "business". I hate to even call it a "business" because my dogs are my life.

Toni King            Oxford, Michigan       (248) 343-2628        crestkennels@charter.net     

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