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 150 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 have a 15 year old that was recently 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.