We are Labrador Retriever Breeders in Northern Minnesota (Mn.) We carefully breed our labs to produce puppies that will be family companions, personal gundogs and/or therapy dogs. We breed only the three AKC recognized colors of the English/Show Labradors, ranging in shades of yellow, from virtually white to fox red, and black and chocolate. We are driving distance from the Twin Cities, Duluth, Grand Forks, Fargo, Grand Rapids, Manitoba and Ontario in Canada. We have puppies living every where from North Dakota and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa and to each end of the United States and Canada too!
Freshly bathed baby
Welcome to Beloved Labs....Providing Soulmates of the Labrador Kind.
We are Kevin and Kristan Olson, we are located in Northern Mn., just a few minutes from the majestic Lake of the Woods. We are a stones throw away from Manitoba and Ontari, Canada. We keep a small kennel that is devoted to breeding English Labrador Retrievers with heavy English attributes. We are licensed through the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and take great pride in our breeding program as well as our facility, of course it's a never ending project, updating and finding new ways to do things every year. The English Labrador disposition is charming and calm but make no mistake, they also have top of the line drive in the field. Our finest hunting dog is an English lab and has earned his SH title. The first priority in our Labrador breeding program is the health and temperament of our Labradors. Improving the bloodlines in our Labradors is very important to us, but we know if your Lab puppy isn’t healthy his pedigree means nothing. Our labs are individuals and as such they display a character and personality all their own; however that being said we breed them with low key temperaments and obedience in mind. Our labs are bred for companion dogs, personal gundogs, therapy dogs, and good looking Labrador Retrievers with competitive potential. We will never breed a dog that doesn't meet our standard of excellence. Our labradors are genetically sound, you can see in our lines that our Labs carry the heavy bone structure, blocky heads and beautiful coats that the English Labrador is known for. Overall, our English labs carry prominent bloodlines that provide a beautiful balance of calm pet companion with the potential to be outstanding personal gundogs and often become therapy dogs. At the end of the day, a Labrador is a Labrador and no other breed has a disposition as agreeable, gentle and pleasant, however, the time, love and research we put into our breeding program shows up in all of our puppies. To see photos of our past Labrador pups please continue your visit on our webpage, We have posted photos throughout. To get a feel for daily life here at Beloved Labs Kennel, please click on ourslideshow. According to the American Kennel Club, The lab is America's number one pet, but no one has to tell us that. We encourage communication through phone calls, emails and text messaging. We also want you to see our kennel set up as well as your puppy's parents, it's a good feeling to see where your pup comes from as well as the way we run our breeding program. One goal we have is to make sure before you have your pup in your arms you will feel confident about both Kevin and I as breeders and our breeding program. We also want you to be at peace about your puppy was born and his/her first 8 weeks in this world. One of the best parts of owning and running a reputable breeding program is the wonderful people we meet and the friends we make!
Take a glimpse of some of our past puppies!
Labrador Kennel in Northern Minnesota
Sparky, Tucker and Hudson
We find great value in being a small Labrador kennel in Northern Minnesota because it allows our Labs to behave like dogs. We believe even AKC Labs with champion bloodlines and superb health and temperaments should have the opportunity to run, swim, retrieve and be loved. Our English Labradors are way more than "breeding dogs",in fact that's a very small part of their life, they are our family and we treat them that way. They spend as little time as possible in our kennel building, they are outside in the yard as much as possible. They also spend a lot of time down at the pond, they never leave our premises because they have no reason to...this is their home and they love us as much as we love them. Socializing our puppies comes quite easy to us here at Beloved Labs, being that we have been blessed with a brood of grandchildren. Remaining a small kennel awards our Labs the opportunity to run freely in our large yard and fields, to swim in the ponds, to ride along in the Ranger, nap on the deck and get into doggy mischief! We hope as you visit our website you will get a feeling for who we are, sensing our true nature and our honesty. We want to make sure both our adult labs and our lab puppies have the kind of love only a Labrador owner can give, that's why it's important to us to only have as many Labs as we can properly care for o
Labrador Breeders in Northern Minnesota
Puppies following Venus on inside of fence.
As Breeders of the Labrador Retriever here in Northern Mn., we pride ourselves in continuing to learn more about the Labrador breed on an almost daily basis. We take an honest pride in our Labrador adults as well as our Lab puppies and we put as much love into the puppies we sell as we do the pups we keep. We feel that the socialization Lab puppies receive during their first 12 weeks has just as much of an impact on the puppy's temperament as genetics. For this reason, all our puppies receive hands on attention and love from day one. Our Lab puppies receive all the affection they need to be happy and well-adjusted when we send them home with their new family.