AKC registered California Labradors raised by family!
Our property in southern California wine country backs up to one of our state’s gorgeous wildlife preserves. A calm and gorgeous environment we love for raising our labs.
Turning Leaf Labs benefit from year round sunshine, hikes, and fresh air! They train daily and chase, play hide & seek, run, leap, and snooze until their hearts are content.
While our dogs do like to roam the property and roll around in the main yard, they do have their own training and lounge areas on the grounds.
The training area has retrieving equipment and agility training equipment, while the lounge area is where they sun themselves & keep their balls, ropes, and favorite fake ducks!
Our California silver Labradors are hand raised by our whole family with patience, kindness, giggles, direction, and love.
Because our Labs are family, they do live indoors with us but they spend a good while everyday playing and lounging in the gorgeous sunshine!
Puppies have their own area while they’re here for 8 weeks. They are snuggled, played with, & trained by our family so they’re exposed to both adult & kiddo size humans. Our kids hands on help with the puppies & this not only benefits them in learning life skills but it benefits the puppies too. It helps get the pups used to taking commands & being exposed to the different energy that comes from kids than adults. It also teaches the puppies early on that kiddos are above them on the hierarchy of the obey chart.
We take steps needed to make sure our labs are healthy and of breeding quality.
We responsibly genetic health test our dogs, take them for annual OFA eye certification exams, and we get their hips & elbows x-rayed for OFA certifications. Online access and/or paper copies of certificates are available to our puppy buyers.
We breed labs to be intelligent, healthy, & athletic companions. They are perfect for family pets, hunting dogs, and therapy or service dogs.
Turning Leaf labs are fed a diet of raw meats, ra was meaty bones, duck feet, oily fish, and organic veggies + sometimes fruit. We make fun shapes supplements out of fresh foods too!
Puppies are starter-trained by us on obedience commands, crate training, and beginner retrieving. The starter-training is included with our puppy purchase.
We do offer additional training options, just ask about it when you give us a call or a message!
As a Marine Corps family, we know how important therapy & service dogs are to our community. We screen our puppies to see which are a fit for therapy and service dog training. Those puppies are further worked with by us and our vet + military family team. After that, they’re placed with veterans or active duty children with special needs to complete their training & do their job.
We are working on our site but please check back soon and the details of our veterans & military families program will be posted.
You can learn about our California silver Labradors by visiting each of their pages below.
We are expecting our chocolate female to arrive home in the winter of 2017