2020 was a transformative year for most everyone, except our dogs!
Wow, 2020 seemed to be a unique year for everyone, including us at Bell’s Labradors.
Like many families and businesses, the year 2020 required us to be dynamic and adapt to a new lifestyle. The advent of the work-from-home lifestyle kept us inundated with requests for our puppies. People that were previously almost ideal dog owners due to their working circumstances were now great candidates to take on a Labrador to be part of their family due to the increased attention they could provide – intelligent and curious puppies deserve and require this level of attention!
We’re glad to have found forever homes for many puppies in 2020. Taking care of litters is a always a lot of work, but the hard work and scrambling is so rewarding when we match puppies to outstanding homes. In 2020, the labor or seeing litters through was a two-fold blessing to us as it was also a distraction to many complicated issues in the world. We were fortunate to home many pups and meet wonderful prospective households for new puppies in the coming months.
We found forever homes for an incredible 43 puppies in 2020! This is a new record for us, but it is very important that we contract operations as needed. We may find forever homes for a similar amount of puppies in the year 2021, but it is possible or maybe probable that we limit operations in 2022 and the years after so we can focus on our business obligations in Canada. Our family focus will always be on quality, not quantity.
More info about our Summer and Fall 2021 litters will be posted soon.
2020 Puppy Pics (more to come)
A White Lab From Desi & Gus Has Been Matched With A Great Family! (2020)
A Beautiful Girl From Summer and Gus (2020)
Bell’s moved to Sparks, Nevada
Our previous location in North Reno, Nevada was an excellent location with plenty space to whelp and rear pups, but our new location at Sparks, Nevada is even better.
At our new location, our dogs have even more space.
The message below is from our previous “News” update. It is shared here again so the customer can understand more about our business at Bell’s Labradors.
Work has us spending the warm season in Ontario, Canada. Most seasons, we coordinate one or two litters to whelp during the colder months in the USA, but some seasons, we plan no litters.
We are always impressed and encouraged by how well we do with our litters, especially this Fall 2019 litter considering how we didn’t even announce the litter until a few weeks late. . We know we have a prominent pedigree, and naturally, great pups, but we also get to meet individuals and families that we know will be outstanding dog owners.
Dogs, in general, substantially improve people’s wellbeing and even their longevity. We have always had a screening process and parameters for a “No Sale” in place, but as it turns out, everyone that we encounter knows almost exactly what they want, and for the few individuals or couples that do not qualify, we make sure to give them guidance as to how they can, sooner than later, be handed one of our prized labradors and give them a forever home.
Thank You everyone for making this a swift and pleasant season to find furever homes for our dogs and your dogs.
For those of you who are still interested, it’s worth checking back over the next few weeks. Over a handful of years, we’ve had just a few people not follow through with deposits and no-shows. One of these pups could still find a place within your family!
Due to heavier than normal traveling and activities during the North American cold season, we were a bit late to announce the new litter of Bell and Gus. We are very pleased to know that people show high interest in our pups year after year and that our pups are still highly sought after!
At the moment, we have only 0 Boys and 0 Girls remaining of the wonderful litter of 9 puppies.
As always, our pups have been given the greenlight by our family veterinarian. Our vet always praises the responsible work that we do and how healthy our puppies are. All pups are microchipped and current on their shots.
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Grace is such a sweet girl! She has a white face, but is dark yellow and has a streak of white on her head. She will likely weigh 40 pounds to 55 pounds at healthy adult age.
Max is an adorable male that is solid yellow in color. He’ll be just a hair smaller than the other males and likely reach a healthy adult weight of 40 pounds to 60 pounds.
Cleo is a female Yellow Lab. We’ve become so fond of her. She is a very light and soft spoken girl that is pointing and trailing already. So smart! Cleo will likely weigh 40-55 pounds.
Thunder is one of our last rare red Fox Red males. He is mellow and loves to be cuddled. He has a remarkable patch of white fur on his chest! He has three white paws and will likely top out at 50 pounds to 65 pounds.
The gallery below has extra pictures that we’ve snapped through various stages of the whelping and socialization process. Such fun times!