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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 dog doors everywhere. They are monitored with 24 hour HD surveillance. We go for walks on our 45 acres and play in our 2 ponds. They see 2 vets one for routine care and a second for all breeding care. They hunt, they compete, and they are amazing family dogs. We continually strive to produce a healthier dog. We use Optimal Selection for DNA testing that tests for over 250 genetic diseases and 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's not only the first years that matter it’s the last years as well. In 13 years we want you to be saying “Wow, this is the best dog I will ever have.”

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!

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