Labrador Retrievers

Since 1986


(Link to "Upcoming Litters & Older Dogs")


We are members in good standing with the:

Canadian Kennel Club           Labrador Retriever Club of Canada            Labrador Retriever Club of Ontario          

                Life Member                              Life Member                                              Chairperson                                            


Nestled in the outskirts of a quaint little village, Rosseau, Ontario, is our small country kennel. We are centrally located, being just 2 hrs north of Toronto, 2 hrs south of Sudbury and two hrs south west of North Bay. To our west lies the beautiful Georgian Bay.

Jaunenoir Perm Reg'd Labrador Retrievers have been breeding this magnificent breed since 1986, and continues to do so, producing sound, well tempered Labrador Retrievers. We are a small breeding kennel, and therefore spend a great deal of time with our wonderful canine friends. I guess you could say we are a predominantly "black" kennel, however the yellows and chocolates have weezled their way into our hearts too! In recent years, there has been indiscriminate breeders claiming there is a new colour of Labrador... silver. This is very incorrect information, and is extremely abusive to the Labrador Retriever as a breed. In viewing the Coat Color Chart provided by VetGen (a labratory used for different genetic testings), you will see there is no "silver" color for the Labrador.

All of our breeding dogs are xrayed and certified clear of Hip Dysplasia & Elbow Dysplasia by the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) if prior to October 2011 at 18 months of age or older, and/or OFA preliminary hip and elbow evaluations at 18 months of age.  We also use PennHip as one more screening tool for hip dysplasia, and continue to do OFA certification of Patellas (knees) as well.  As of October 2011, OVC has stated they will no longer be evaluating hips & elbows for any breeders or veterinarians, so we have chosen to send our hips & elbows to OFA for preliminary evaluations at 18 months of age (same age OVC certified hips & elbows for eons), and/or will submit xrays to a Board Certified Radiologist with the same credentials as OVC & OFA.

All breeding dogs are checked annually for any eye defects by a licensed Ophthamologist (ACVO).

Our dogs have also been DNA tested for the following diseases/traits:

*OptiGen tested NORMAL for late onset Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) *OptiGen RD/OSD tested NORMAL for retinal folds and dwarfism. This means the parents of our puppies do not have these diseases, nor will the puppies be affected. These are diseases causing blindness and/or dwarfism in Labrador Retrievers, and many other breeds. 

In addition, we DNA test our breeding dogs for Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC), and Centronuclear Myopathy (CNM), Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK), Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), D Loci (to make sure there is no hidden 'silver' coat colour gene) and do not breed any combination that will express this disorder. Therefore, our puppies will not have EIC, CNM, HNPK, DM, or ever be silver in colour.

Our puppies are raised in our home until the age of 8 weeks, at which time they join their new families. In the past, we had our new families come and meet the puppies at 6 weeks of age.  However, due to bio security concerns and our need to protect the health and safety of our puppies, we have discontinued this practice. 

IF time permits, we will post/email pictures of the puppies so each new family can watch them grow too. However, please respect the breeder's limited free time to do this, as every day, every week etc can have it's challenges, and taking pictures weekly may not be feasible.  At approximately 7.5 weeks of age, we use the information received at the time of the interview, to determine which puppy will go home with each new owner. We have been choosing the puppy for each family for many, many years. We know their little personalities inside-out, you do not.  So for example, you may want a puppy that is sitting quietly, but what you don't know is it took that puppy an hour to run out of steam.  :)  You will need to trust your breeder. 

The puppies will have been vet examined, have their first inocculation, wormed, microchipped and/or tattooed, CKC litter registered, have 4 weeks of free pet insurance, are well socialized with household sounds and smells, with children, adults, and other dogs.  

All puppies are sold on a Non-Breeding contract. This means the puppy cannot be bred. All owners are requested to NOT have their puppy spayed/neutered until ages 9 months & 12 months respectively. PLEASE READ THE ARTICLES AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE TO UNDERSTAND WHY NOT!

Every puppy adopted is covered by our Warranty. As part of our Warranty, there are Weight Reports to be completed by a veterinarian to determine if the puppy/dog is underweight or overweight. We are often asked by new owners how to determine if their puppy is underweight/overweight, and this link is a great resource. Body Condition System

Older dogs placed in homes will be neutered or spayed prior to adoption.

Should a person be interested in breeding, there are strict guidelines that will be adhered to before the Non-Breeding Agreement is cancelled. This decision is made at the time of reserving a puppy, and does not necessarily mean breeding rights will be given. Jaunenoir Perm Reg'd Labradors must agree the dog is of breeding quality, and all clearances are certified.

In the past, we were donators to the Dominium Assistance Dogs program.  This organization trained dogs specifically to support our veterans, policemen, firemen, paramedics, or any person suffering from post traumatic stress disorders.  The dogs were trained in such a vast array of areas - from assisting with daily living activities to enriching lives by being able to go back into society, away from their front doors.   We have also donated dogs to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides program, as well as the Autism Dog Services program. Because of the necessity and importance of such programs, we encourage other breeders to offer their support as well.

To all the organizations that help enrich lives, I thank all of you!


Aslan & Heather 2006

Chance & Heather 2003

Chant & Rain 2009

Joshua & Heather 1992



We would like to remind potential purchasers of Labrador puppies that it is up to the buyer to seek to self educate themselves thoroughly about the breed in order to keep a proper prospective on the suitability of a Labrador for them and/or their family. Purchasing from a breeder who is active within the Labrador Retriever fancy in any/all aspects and one that adheres to Code of Ethics, such as set out by the LRCC Inc.,LRCO & LOC for their members, is strongly recommended.


The one absolute, unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish
world the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves
ungrateful or treacherous  - is his dog.
                        George Graham Vest



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