66 Road 9042« Return to Listings
Fort Payne, AL 35968
Little River Labradors are owned and loved by Gregg and Deborah Tonkin, located in the hills of North Eastern Alabama. We are a breeder heavily involved in the show ring. It is our objective to continually improve the breed through selective choices of boys for our girls. No breeding is ever planned without the thoughts of keeping a puppy for ourselves. Our primary goals in breeding is to produce a dog with a calm, friendly, outgoing temperament, free of genetic problems, and using the AKC Labrador Standard as a blueprint. All of our adult Labs are OFA certified with their eyes examined yearly by a Board Certified Ophthalmologist. We are members of several Labrador Clubs, the Greater Atlanta Labrador Retriever Club, the Labrador Retriever Club of the Piedmont, and the Labrador Retriever Club Inc.
While we have had Labrador Retrievers since the mid 1970's, we only obtained our first ""Show Lab"" in 1994. Since then, our breeding program has produced eight Champions, six AKC, one Canadian, and one Mexican Champion including the 2002 Eukanuba Invitational winner, Ch Little River Ophir's Calvin. While we have been successful in the ring, we are the most proud of the multitude of family companions born in our living room carrying the name of ""Little River"". Sometimes our Labs are even known for their retrieving ability. We normally have two to three litters a year. Details of these and our up coming breeding plans are listed on our Puppy Page of this site. All our puppies are sold on Limited AKC Registration and fully guaranteed for health and any genetic defect.