On The Bluff Labradors
Updated April 22nd 2019
My husband and I live on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River in Upstate, New York. All of
our dogs at On The Bluff Labradors, share our home with us. We are fortunate to have many acres for our dogs to run, play and just roll around
on. Working from home affords us the pleasure of spending the majority of the day in the
company of our cherished Labradors.
We purchased our first Labrador in 1971. Grizzly , a black Lab from field champions won our
hearts immediately. For 47 years we have never been without the companionship and love
of this terrific breed. There is always a smile in our house. Maybe the happiness of our 48
year marriage has something to do with the lab temperament; their calmness, patience,
understanding, loyalty, warmth and intelligence. There really is a lot one can learn from
living with these amazing dogs. When our son was born, we discovered yet another
wonderful Lab trait. They are great with kids. No matter what our son did (including once
sticking a pencil into our dog’s ear,) they never growled at him or even so much as lifted a
lip. They never moved from his side. They felt their job was to protect and love him and
they took their job very seriously.
Our pups are born in another house on our land where our manager, Mary, and our trainer, Kyle live. They are handled, socialized and trained from birth.
Our goal at On The Bluff Labradors is to breed a Labrador Retriever that is beautiful to look
at, easy to live with and possesses those traits that make them the natural companions for
the family, for the show ring and/or for the hunting ground.