The BCR Difference

We guarantee that all aspects of doing business with us will be superior, from the quality of our dogs to the moment your new puppy is in your hands and beyond.

Our Buying Experience

Not all chocolate Labrador Retrievers are created equal, nor are chocolate Labrador Retriever breeders. We at BCR truly care about our labrador retrievers, our clients, and about breeding chocolate labs that are truly at the top of their class and the perfect companions for our clients.

We pride ourselves not only on our dogs, but on the entire buying experience. We guarantee that purchasing a Labrador Retriever puppy from us will be delightful and professional. We are fully transparent with all our buyers, and we provide everything that we would want to know about our dogs. When clients do decide to buy one of our puppies, the process is very smooth and stress free, and we keep the availability of our puppies updated on our website, so our customers know real time our puppy availability, and we communicate often with our customers during pregnancy and after the puppies are born. These updates include photos, videos and important information we feel our buyers should know.

To learn more about our buying process, including shipping and an extensive FAQ, check out our How To Purchase page.

BCR Bundle

As an added value, all of our puppies come with the BCR Bundle, that includes:

  1. Bourbon Country Embroidered Bag
  2. Kong–Gift Bag
  3. Kong Easy Treat Sampler
  4. Fleece Puppy Blanket–Mother Scent added to all blankets
  5. Diamond Naturals Large Breed Puppy Sampler Dog Food
  6. Diamond Naturals Extreme Athlete (AdultDogFood)
  7. Purina Pro Plan Puppy Sample Bag
  8. Purina Pro Plan Puppy Packet
    • a. A lifetime of wellness brochure
    • b. Vaccination and Exam Records
    • c. Medical and Surgical History
    • d. Fecal Check
    • e. Heartworm Test
    • f. Important Contact Info
  9. Photo Album to include newborn puppy pictures
  10. Earth Bath Oatmeal and Aloe Conditioner Sample 
  11. Trupanion Insurance Information Packet to include 1 Month of complimentary coverage 
  12. Squeeze puppy toy.
  13. Bourbon Country Retrievers Binder

Why Choose a BCR puppy? 

Genetic Testing 

Bringing a new puppy into the family is a financial and emotional investment. Whether you are a professional dog breeder or simply a careful buyer, a Canine Genetic Health Certificate™ from Paw Print Genetics can help you understand the potential genetic threats to your dog’s health. If you decide to breed, this information will help you select the proper mate to produce the healthiest puppies thereby increasing the value of your breeding program. Learn more about Paw Print Genetics.

Although all of our dogs have had a full Labrador Retriever testing panel, the following is the industry standard

Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC)

All of our dogs have been tested for Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC). Learn more about Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC).

Centronuclear Myopathy

We test for Centronuclear Myopathy. Genetic testing of the PTPLA gene in Labrador Retrievers will reliably determine whether a dog is a genetic carrier of Centronuclear Myopathy.


Genetic testing of the PRCD gene in Labrador Retrievers will reliably determine whether a dog is a genetic carrier of PRA-prcd. PRA-prcd is inherited in an Autosomal Recessive manner in dogs meaning that they must receive two copies of the mutated gene (one from each parent) to develop the disease. Learn more about PRA.

D Locus

The D Locus (Dilute) test determines if a dog has one of the following genotypes: 

  • D/D
  • D/d
  • d/d

Learn more about D Locus testing.

Color Testing

Strictly speaking, there are only three different Labrador colors:

  • Black
  • Brown (more usually called chocolate)
  • and Yellow.

These are the three colors recognized and accepted by the AKC in the United States, and the Kennel Club in the United Kingdom.

Understanding how a Labrador’s coat color is inherited starts with understanding how the three basic colors are passed on from one generation to the next. Learn more here.

OFA Testing

We are a breeder who has worked day and night to make sure we are bettering the Labrador Retriever Breed. We are providing our customer with the absolute best pedigrees possible from breeding pairs which have been genetically health tested and have passed the highest clearances possible outlined by the Labrador Retriever Club of America while working with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. (OFA). Read more about OFA testing.

Hip / Elbow Dysplasia

All our BCR dogs have been checked for Hip and Elbow Dysplasia. Read more about Hip Dysphasia here and Elbow Dysplasia.

Eye Certification

All of our dogs vision has been tested through the Companion Animal Eye Registry (CAER) The purpose of the OFA Companion Animal Eye Registry (CAER) is to provide breeders with information regarding canine eye diseases so that they may make informed breeding decisions in an effort to produce healthier dogs. CAER certifications will be performed by board certified (ACVO) veterinary ophthalmologists.

Learn more about Eye Certification.

CHIC Program

After our dogs have completed all genetic and OFA testing we apply for Chic Numbers for all of our dogs.

The CHIC number is the golden standard for health.  This will provide added security to our buyers that our dogs are in perfect health. Read more about the CHIC Program.

Early Neurological Stimulation Program

We believe that your Chocolate Labrador Retriever puppy should be able to be high performing. To that end, our puppies are enrolled in the Early Neurological Stimulation program. Read more about ENS.

Good Dog Breeder

We have been recognized as a responsible breeder by Good Dog. Learn more about Good Dog.

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