About Great Lakes Labs
People who are buying a puppy from us, Great Lakes Labs, are not buying a dog, they are seeking a companion. We work very hard at breeding and raising puppies that will be your best friend and will give you back as much as you give them. Our dogs are not kept in kennels or crates. They are in our house, on our couch, and in our laps. They have a huge fenced in yard with a 24x32 heated doghouse designed all around them. They have raised beds and doggie doors everywhere. They are monitored with 24 hour HD surveillance. We go for walks on our 45 acres and runs with the 4 wheeler. They see 2 vets, one for routine care which is an hour away and a second for all breeding care, which is an hour and a half away. We travel that distance because they are the 2 best vets I can find. They get premium dog food and treats. They hunt, they compete and they are amazing family dogs. They have a life other dogs drool over . We continually strive to produce a healthier dog, We use Optimal Selection for DNA testing that tests for over 250 genetic diseases, we also have all of our dogs OFA certified. It is our goal that when you buy a pup from us not only do you get a great puppy but more importantly you get a great adult and senior dog. When you become attached to a dog it isn’t the first years that matter it’s the last years. In 13 years I want you to be saying “Wow, this is the best dog I will ever have.” I had a 15 year old that was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He is my best friend and I am very thankful for everything he has given me. He has shaped my life and I will be forever grateful. He is the reason we strive to send you home with a happy, healthy puppy, so you too can enjoy the late years.
A little about the owners-
Trapper started Great Lakes in 2010. He has put extensive research into breeding a better healthier dog. He has spent countless hours learning about nutrition, genetics, and over all well being of dogs. He built the "dog house" with every last dog in mind and spent countless hours making sure it is the best possible place for them. We promise you won't find someone more dedicated to their dogs!
Kristin has been working with dogs since 2008. From training working detection dogs all the way to pets. She has worked in dog daycare's, kennels, groomed for 10 years, and actively competes in dog sports and the show ring. She has studied nutrition and canine behavior. Her passion for labs brought her to Great Lakes as a trainer and she hasn't left!