(All are sold and in their furever homes!)

Dam:  Blossom Valley Got Her Groove Back (Stella)
Sire: Janssen Coutinho Xoco (Xoco) -- Brazilian import

If interested, email me for an application and I'll send you one electronically.
Return it to me and I will notify you when puppies are born.

$2,500 for blacks
$2,500 for yellows
$3,000 for chocolates
Breeding rights are subject to negotiation and contract.
Pet puppies get AKC limited registration meaning their offspring cannot be registered with AKC.

 1. Fill out an Application Form, which you can get by emailing me at
 2. Return the Application to me by email or snail mail, indicating color, sex and when you want a puppy. 
 3. I will review the Application, especially for your experience with dogs (Labs in particular), location, family members' info, and pictures of your property and home.
 4. I only take deposits on puppies on the ground.  If approved for a puppy from a litter, submit a NONREFUNDABLE $500 deposit by Zelle transfer or by check. Deposit is nonrefundable to compensate me for removing your puppy from the marketing pool and losing potential buyers.

 1)  AKC Registration Certificate in the new owners' names with either "limited" or "full" registration, depending upon contractual terms and level of payment. 
 2)  Litter Certificate showing 3 generations of ancestors.
 3)  15-digit microchip.
 4)  AKC Reunite registration of microchip for life in the new owners' names.  
 5)  Vaccination at 4 weeks using NeoPar.
 6)  Vaccinations at 6 and 9 weeks, using Nobivac's Canine 1-DAPPv.
 7)  Two deworming treatments, using pyrantel pamoate at 6 and 8 weeks.
 8)  Two treatments of Toltrazuril to protect against coccidia protozoa.
 9)  One week health guarantee against a common puppy health conditions that may exist when puppy is picked up, so make an appointment to introduce your puppy to your vet within that one-week period.
10) One-year guarantee against genetic diseases proven to be genetic instead of environmental.

My goal is to produce wonderfully temperamented Lab puppies to place in loving pet homes.  My dad hunted and bred Labs in Kentucky, where I was born.  I remember playing with Lab puppies as a child and exploring the countryside around the small town of Benton, which had about 2,000 inhabitants back then.  I don't recall playing with other children as much as my dogs.  I think I always preferred dogs to humans!  My Dad gave away my dogs when he moved our family to San Diego in 1956 when I was almost 9 years old.  I was very depressed to lose my best "fur" friends.  I eventually grew up, went to college, getting a B.S. in Physics in 1972 and a J.D. in 1987.  I lived in Torrance, working for TRW Space Systems from 1973-87.  After graduating Loyola Law School in 1987, I worked in Century City for a litigation firm (Parkinson, Wolf, Lazar & Leo, et al.) for 3 years and then, in 1990, I went in-house at Southern California Edison Company in Rosemead and retired in 2013.  

In 1988, I bought 12 acres in east county San Diego, California, near Lake Jennings County Park in an area called Blossom Valley, with the goal of establishing a ranch and having lots of fur friends.  I designed and built a large house on that land and moved in in April 1998.  Once there, I started collecting miniature horses, goats and dogs.  Kasey Mando urged me to go to horse shows and dog shows so I registered my AKC kennel names while living there with the prefix of "Blossom Valley."  I lived there until 2010, when my commute to work in Rosemead grew to 3 hours each way (140 miles), so I decided to move closer to Los Angeles. 

In June 2010, I found a 20-acre parcel witih a nice house in Aguanga, CA, which is in Riverside County.  My commute decreased to 2 hours each way so I was happy.  After I fixed up that property, I moved to a property closer to the main highway in 2013 when I was preparing to retire.  I retired from Edison on September 30, 2013.  This property is more level for my animals and I have a pool, which the doggies love.  Now I have a herd of about 35 alpacas (I make fiber into yarn for sale), a miniature horse, Labrador Retrievers, Parson Russell Terriers, (Jack) Russell Terriers, a Rottie, 4 pygmy goats, 3 peacocks, about 20 guinea fowl to eat bugs and kill baby rattlers, and an Arab mare named Lavonna, who I used to ride.  

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