Welcome to Osman Labs!
We breed for mentally and physically sound labs for you to add to your family!
We raise our dogs as family pets. They live indoors with us and are a part of our family.
We breed for beautiful black, yellow, chocolate, charcoal, and silver puppies. Fox red coming in 2021! . The fox red will be CKC registered. Our other puppies are AKC registered,
*UPDATE: We have decided to downsize a little bit. We are planning one more regular colored litter in Spring of 2020. After that, we do not plan on having any black, yellow, or chocolate puppies. We are going to focus on silver, charcoals, and reds.
All puppies come with their first distemper shot in the series and are de-wormed at 2, 4, 6, & 8 weeks. We used to take the entire litter to our vet for a check up before they leave, but have found that people actually usually take the puppy to their own vet anyway to have the new puppy an established client at their vet. Most issues (if there are any) do not arise until a puppy is much older, so the 8 week old check up just seemed unnecessary. Of course if we suspect something wrong with a puppy, we will not hesitate to take the puppy to the vet. In order to try and keep our prices low, we have decided to do away with the routine vet visit and have people take the puppies to their own vet once they arrive home and get settled in. They will leave here with all of the information on the shot that they receive for you to give to your vet so they know what they need. They technically do not have to go to the vet until 12 weeks old for their next boosters. They do still come with a 1 year genetic guarantee, so you don't have to worry!
Our puppies are raised indoors in our living room. They are socialized from day one and until the day they leave. We breed for mentally and physically sound dogs. We expose our puppies to different experiences such as the vacuum, gun shots, loud noises, etc to have well rounded and out going dogs for you to add to your family. I am home with the dogs all day long and concentrate on their socialization and care. When they are a bit older, we expose them to being outside. We have a heated and cooled building where they are taught how to use a doggy door. This helps to teach them to go potty outside.
We bring these puppies into the world and are responsible for them. As a puppy buyer, you are part of the Osman Lab family. We give you advice and breeder support and are here for you and our dogs. If for any reason you cannot keep your dog, they are always welcome to come back to us. We NEVER want to see one of our puppies go to a shelter!
We strongly urge people to find a breeder and to be patient and wait for a puppy if you like their past puppies and practices. You need to use a breeder that you can trust. We have references.
We do not keep business hours. Feel free to email us anytime or call within normal hours (after 9 am and before 10 pm) to ask any questions you may have. Please do not just show up at our home. Yes, this has happened. We have a private residence and do not keep business hours. Whether you wish to see our dogs or not, we are NOT ok with you just showing up. We do NOT allow visitors to see our dogs and puppies.
Our indoor set up:
We do not have a huge house, but we love our dogs and our puppies. They are literally raised smack in the middle of our living room. This allows us to have constant contact with them and for them to get used to the everyday noises of a household. This also allows us to monitor each and every puppy to make sure they are healthy. Collars are put on them at birth so that we can tell them apart and monitor their health and weight from day one. They get constant individualized attention and care.
Our "outdoor" set up:
We have a designated area for the puppies for when they are about 4-5 weeks old until they leave at 8 weeks old. We decide each litter when they are ready to start learning to use a dog door, etc. (there is no set age we go by) The building they are in is heated for the winter, so they are never cold, regardless of the time of year. They are not put out in the area and forgotten about...they still get constant attention and care. We pride ourselves in knowing each puppy individually by the names that you give them, and making sure that each and every one of them is outgoing and well rounded before they leave us. By teaching them how to use the doggy door, they learn to potty outside before they leave. This does not mean that they will not have accidents in your home, but this gives them a good start. This also helps teach them not to go potty where they sleep and stay. Thus far, every puppy has been trained to go outside via the dog door to potty outside before they've gone to their new homes. Being indoors and outdoors also helps them get used to different experiences so they are not afraid of different environments.
Their outdoor area has an insulated indoor part as well as an outdoor covered area that keeps them safe from birds of prey and predators. Both the indoor section and outdoor section can be arranged and rearranged to accommodate several litters if needed.
When they are a bit too young to be out and using the doggy door, they are put in the puppy pen in the yard for fresh air on nice days. It gets them used to the grass and the outdoors, but they are only out for a short amount of time and then brought back in to their whelping box.
Pictures and Updates:
I love to take pictures of the puppies. I update you at least once a week with pictures of your puppy as he/she grows! I put them on the facebook page "Osman Labs One Big Dog Family" that you can join after your deposit is made. if you are on facebook you can pull them right off of there and save them if you wish. If you do not have facebook, I can text them to you or email them if needed. I also put random shots of the litter and cute random pictures on the facebook page as well....so if you are on facebook, please like the page -OSMAN LABS so that you can see the pictures! Once you have a deposit down or have one of our puppies, you can ask to join our private Facebook page "Osman Labs One Big Dog Family". On this page you can share pictures of your pup, talk to other owners, ask advice, questions, etc.
Policies/Waiting List Information
We have decided to put a hold on the regular colored deposit list for now. The reason is because we currently only have ONE female that produces black, chocolate, and yellow. There are so many unknown combinations in these kind of litters...male, female, plus the 3 colors. She is only having only ONE more litter. For this reason, we cannot take deposits promising (for example) a chocolate female...and then she not have a chocolate female.
When we say our puppies sell quickly, it is not a sales tactic. Every litter that we've had thus far has sold by the time the puppies are 2 weeks old, if they aren't already spoken for at birth. We have never had puppies available for sale after that time frame. We have put waiting lists in effect for our upcoming litters to help manage the litters. If you wish to be put on a waiting list, please contact us to discuss what you are looking for. If you decide that you want an Osman Lab puppy, discuss with us the possibility of sending a deposit to hold a puppy from a future litter.
We do not put you on the waiting list until the deposit is received. We do not chase people down or continuously ask for a deposit. If you say you are sending one and do not, you are just not put on the list. We do not have any issues selling our puppies and will not bug you for your deposit. :)
How the waiting lists work:
🐾 We require a $50 deposit to be put on our waiting lists. Your deposit will hold your place in line for when the puppies are born to be able to choose the type of puppy you are looking for. We can help you choose the best puppy for your needs if you would like our advice. An additional $200 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of committing to a puppy from that litter. These deposits are totally nonrefundable. In return, we expect that you will not purchase a puppy elsewhere in the meantime or change your mind, because we will be turning down other buyers. If you back out for any reason, your deposit is nonrefundable. Please also check with your spouse, other family members, landlord, etc to make sure you are allowed to have a dog. Also, some communities have rules on the number of dogs you may have. It is your responsibility to check these things as your deposit is nonrefundable.
🐾 For those placing deposits, we can not control how many/what color/what sex is born. If your color and sex preference is not born in the litter, you are moved to the next litter's waiting list if none of the puppies meet your needs. We do not refund the deposit. Osman Labs reserves the right to the pick of the litter for each litter if they wish. People will be contacted in order of the waiting list to choose their puppies. When you pick your puppy, a deposit of $250 non refundable deposit is due immediately. The balance is then due in 8 weeks at the time of pick up at our home. All deposits are non refundable. If you are on the waiting list, your $50 counts towards the $250 deposit. Deposits are due immediately to hold a puppy. We accept Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, Facebook Messenger payment, or check. There is a $50 fee for returned checks. All puppies must be paid for prior to pick up if paying with any method other than cash. If you are on a waiting list and you choose to wait due to timing or whatever reason, that is absolutely fine....just understand you then move to the BOTTOM of the next list. It's kind of like being in line for a candy bar and then you change your mind and leave the line. You then decide to get in the next line....you are at the back of the line. We want you to be ready for your puppy, so waiting is no big deal...we just want to make sure you understand the process!
🐾 It is very possible to be put on multiple lists. If I put you on the end of the list, most likely I'll already add you to the next litter's list that will throw what you are looking for. This way, if there are not enough puppies to go around, or not the color or sex you're looking for, you still have a good position on the next litter's list rather than falling to the end. Once you commit to a puppy, you are then pulled off of the other lists.
🐾 If you do not wish to be put on our waiting list, that is ok. Keep watching our website and like us on Facebook (Osman Labs) for updates on the upcoming litters and what puppies may be available. We do not contact people who are not on the waiting lists, we will just list any available puppies on our site and on our Facebook page. We have the right to refuse to sell to anyone we wish. These are our puppies and we are responsible for finding them safe, forever homes. We have the right to ask questions for more information regarding your home and family. We have turned people away that we do not feel right about...we need to ensure our puppies will be safe and well care for their entire lives.
We promise you....they are worth the wait!
Nelli is AKC registered and has given us beautiful litters of puppies. She's a great hunting dog and loving family pet. The plan is to spay and retire Nelli. She will remain with us as a family pet.
Piper is AKC registered. She is the daughter of Drake x Nelli that we kept from their first litter. She was 15 lbs at 7 1/2 weeks old, we knew she was going to be a big girl. She's now bigger than her Mama and about the same size as her Dad. She is a very loving and sweet dog. She's only having ONE more litter and has a forever home lined up for her after she's done being a mama in early 2020.
Eva is AKC registered. She is a silver female. She is on the smaller side for a lab, she's about 58-60 pounds. Our other labs are much larger. She is very loving and sweet. Her puppies are gorgeous. She's only having ONE more litter and then will go to her forever home when she's done being a mama in early 2020.
Reba is AKC registered. She is a fox red Labrador out of two fox reds. She will be part of our red breeding program when she's of age.
Gracie is AKC & ACA registered. She is a gorgeous female out of a charcoal dad and a silver mom. She will be paired with Drake when she is ready to bred to hopefully produce both charcoal and silver puppies. Gracie has a great temperament and we just adore her!
Scarlett is an AKC registered silver female. She is the sister of Gracie. We loved Gracie's temperament and build so much we decided to go back and get Scarlett too! She's very sweet. We plan to breed her with Drake when she is ready and they should produce some beautiful silvers...and maybe even charcoals!
Drake is "the main man"! He is AKC registered. He is our silver stud male. He is super laid back and calm....sometimes lazy! He LOVES attention and would snuggle all day if he could! He hunts with my husband at times. He is such a good boy! Drake has sired several litters so far and they've all been gorgeous healthy dogs. He seems to produce very large stocky dogs. We currently do NOT offer stud services. There is just too much involved and we have chosen not to offer this service.
Red is CKC registered. He will be our fox red stud male. We have added Red to our breeding program to start producing fox red puppies in 2021. We currently do NOT offer stud services. There is just too much involved and we have chosen not to offer this service.
No available puppies at this time....
Please check back often- we list available puppies here and also on our Facebook page (Osman Labs).
****If you are not in a hurry and know you want a puppy from us, please read the policies and inquire about getting put on our waiting lists.
We keep in touch with all of our past puppy owners and they send us pictures often! (Which we LOVE!) Here are some pictures of our past pups. There are more pictures of our past silver puppies on the silvers page! We also have a special private Facebook page dedicated to just our puppy owners. There, you can talk amongst yourselves, ask questions, share photos, etc!
About Silver & Charcoal
There is a lot of stigma surrounding the silver & charcoal Labrador debate. Just like with anything else, everyone has an opinion on everything. There is negative talk out there about dilute colored labradors. This includes the silver, champagne, white, fox red, and charcoal. Be assured that these dogs are as pure to the breed as the most common black, yellow, and chocolate colors.
When it comes to registering a dilute colored Labrador with AKC, UKC, and ACA, etc they are registered according to their “foundation” genetic color. Charcoals are registered to black, silver to chocolate, champagne to yellow, white to yellow, & fox red to yellow. Silver labs have a chocolate coat as the base & charcoal labs have a black coat as the base. When you look closely you see chocolate fur, it’s just dilute in color. Same with the charcoal, you can see the black hairs in the coat. So just know, when you buy a silver lab, they are registered as chocolates & charcoal as black.
In regards to the silver color, you will hear people say they are mixed with Weimaraner. They are NOT. Let me tell you, I’ve had some rude comments when listing puppies with those die hard “there are only 3 lab colors” people. Talk about rude. They call them muts, weim mixes, greyhounds, etc. They say that silver breeders “lie” to register them. All untrue. AKC has stated in writing, that the colors are supposed to be registered as their foundation color. You can not show these colors, however. Just like the Merle Great Dane. It doesn’t make then any less of a Dane, AKC just doesn’t allow you to show them.
Although these uneducated people and their uneducated opinions anger me, I am not going to argue with them as it’s a waste of my time. Everyone is going to have an opinion they think is right and there’s no changing their minds.
On the flip side, I have people tell me how gorgeous my dogs are and people pay top dollar for silvers & charcoals. They are exotic in their looks. You get the beautiful silver color which is so unique.
My point of this little rant is to educate you. You may have people try to tell you otherwise, I’ve done my research. It’s all in genetics. Genetics is a complicated thing, but the bottom line is that silver & charcoal Labradors are pure Labrador, just dilute in color.
Fox Red Labs
Our fox red female
Our fox red male
We will breeding for fox red puppies sometime in 2021/2022. These pups will be CKC registered. If you've read my rant on the silver page, you'll get how I feel about people saying that there is no such thing as any other color labs except black, yellow, and chocolate. They are ignorant saying so in the fact that they have not done their research. Fox reds, like silver & charcoal, are pure bred labs. It's all in the genetics.
We actually have past puppy owners (especially haha) and others wanting us to start a waiting list for these pups! Inquire if interested. We are thinking sometime in early 2021 we should have red pups.
These are testimonials from families from over the years. Some are even from the same families who both new 'parents' wanted to express their feelings on the experience with us. Some of from families who have multiple labs from us.
"There are not enough positive words that could describe our awesome experience with Osman labs. We are completely in love with our sweet little Bentley. Throughout the whole process, they kept us up to date with pictures, responded immediately with any questions we had, & took amazing care of our little guy! They deeply care about her puppies , and it is completely evident in their temperament. I would recommend Osman labs a hundred times over!"
"Our boy needed to be very special for our special Autism family. He needed to be ready for lots of loud noises and constant running back and forth. They prepared Kuzy for it so well that lil guy is so unfazed by it. They really helped us find a perfect match for our family and i cannot thank them enough. They have been with us every step of the way. Answering all questions and always there for support and advice!!!! Couldn’t imagine getting our baby from anywhere else and getting this type of help!!! Would give double stars if I could."
~Mary Ann L.
"My husband and I tried buying a puppy for a while, but we kept running into negative experiences. When I stumbled upon Osman Labs, I could tell there was something different about them. We have had nothing but a positive experience with them and would recommend them to anyone. The frequent updates, pictures, videos, and advice allowed us to keep tabs on our little guy and fall in love with him long before meeting him. Thank you so much for giving us Duke! We could not be happier! If you’re looking to buy a lab, look no further than Osman Labs."
"Thanks to my friend Lely who referred me to the most amazing Breeder Osman Labs.
They were there all the time answering thousands of questions, taking pictures, making videos to keep us up to date on all steps of the birth of the puppies. The Osman’s are an amazing family with such dedication to puppies and buyers. I would definitely recommend Osman Labs 100%. Puppies are healthy and in great conditions. I have my puppy with me now and they Osman Labs still gives me hints and solution on training and other info... very satisfied."
"If you are looking for a puppy, I would highly recommend! I love getting the updates of our puppy every couple of days! If I could give them more than 5 stars I definitely would!!"
"We had a great experience with Osman Labs. We received weekly photos of him from birth. Our dog Blue is loving and gentle and extremely intelligent. I wouldnt hesitate to get another dog from Osman Labs."
"I can’t say enough nice things about them. If you are looking for a lab they are your people. From the videos and pictures you can watch your little girl or boy grow from the day they were born. You don’t get that very often. You can truly see how much they enjoy what they do and know how much your little ones are cared for. Thank you Osman Labs for doing all you do. I will never get another lab anywhere else!!! Highly recommended."
"I can’t say enough great things about Osman Labs. They did a wonderful job keeping you updated on how your pups were all doing with lots of pictures, videos, puppy records and so on. They are very helpful to answer any questions you might have and they love to see pictures and hear your stories of their past puppies. I truly believe you are part of the Osman Labs family after you take your fur baby home. Thank you Osman Labs!!"
"Would HIGHLY recommend Osman Labs if you’re looking for a big, beautiful lab!!! The family is so kind and goes out of their way to send pictures & updates after the puppies are born until you take them home! They love their dogs and love what they do!!! Thank you SO much!!!!! We are so in love with Lewes!!!!"
"They are an awesome breeder of beautiful labs! They kept us up to date the whole time on our pup from delivery of the litter to pick up and beyond. I would recommend Osman Labs for sure!!!"
"Great family raised puppy, kept us well informed of the puppies growth. I would highly recommend osman labs to anyone looking for a great family raised Labrador."
~Matt & Kelley S.
"A breeder who wants to put the right dog with the right family, it's not about money for them . You can tell it's the love of the breed. No better lab breeder around."
"They are an Amazing Family who take Pride in breeding the best puppies around!!!!! There hasn’t been a Breeder we’ve worked with who keeps us up to date with the puppies as much as the Osman’s!!! Since we brought Gentry home I’ve sent updates and they get back to me right away . They are just a message away they answer any/all questions you may have before and even after the puppy is in it’s new home. They are definitely a family who keeps up with each and every one of there puppies to see how things are going and to watch them grow in there new families!!! I would highly recommend OSMAN LABS if you are looking for a lab of your own!
"If I could give more stars I would – Osman Labs are by far the best, ever!! From the time you pick your puppy out until the time they come home with you, they are well taken care of and well loved. Even though I live far away, they took the time to update and send me pictures every week of my growing pup! The Osman’s are an amazing family with such big hearts! I am so happy that we ended up getting our beautiful Charley girl from them. I would definitely recommend Osman Labs!!"
When your ready to add a pup to your family there is no better place than Osman Labs... they put their heart into breeding beautiful, healthy, well rounded pups! Communication while you wait for your pup and after you bring your pup home is always open and they respond quickly! They are great about sending photos and updates during the first 8 weeks. Our family loves our new addition!! Thank you!!!!
"5 PLUS stars! I don’t even know where to begin to describe how great this family is! I messaged them after seeing a Facebook post and they literally got back to me in seconds. I knew from the start this was exactly where I wanted to get my chocolate lab puppy. They were so friendly and answered any questions I had. Buying a puppy takes a lot of thought and research and in my opinion 75% of buying a puppy is about the owners. You have to feel comfortable with the owners and respect how they raise their dogs in order to feel fully satisfied with how your puppy will be raised for 8 weeks. I honestly have no regrets with Osman labs. I wish I could have a lab in every color! We bought our lab Nova from Nelli’s first litter and even though it’s only been a year and a few litters later, I've never seen anyone take care of the puppies as well as they do. They put so much love into each and
"We absolutely love Osman Labs! They were sure to update us and check in on our pup all through the waiting process and after we picked him up. They take such precise care of the puppies mother during her pregnancy. They expose the dogs to everyday sounds and experiences so they are well-rounded, loving dogs. We have absolutely zero complaints about our experience with Osman Labs and absolutely adore our puppy, Crosby."
"If I could, I would write a book in full detail about my PERFECT experience with Osman Labs. I will try to keep this short, but I know it won't be. First of all, I personally think it is important to tell everyone that the Miss Osman is one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. She has actually become a very special person in my life, we keep in touch still and she wants to hear all about our dog and loves to see pictures. My puppy Kippy was from their first litter and I can honestly say if I didn't know, I would've thought they had been doing it for years. I saw my little squishy face on line and contacted them and they replied immediately, this immediate response lasted throughout the entire process. I didnt have Facebook at the time and they offered to send me pictures of my pup via text. I have to say, no lie, I received pictures, live shots and videos every single day and sometimes several times a day. I got to watch my baby grow!! Pictures with family members, other pups, cats, indoors, outdoors and on her lap!!! She answered all my questions and told me what I needed at my house to be prepared. I never felt it was about the money, they TRULY loves these dogs!! I live in Massachusetts and when it was time to get my pup, my husband was going to get her from his job in NY. They kept her longer to help us out to coordinate with his schedule. They drove miles out of their way to bring her to my husband closer to the highway to shorten his long commute. They let me send all that was needed to her house (crate, blanket, etc.) because my husband had a rental car and he had no way of bringing them with him. After the pup came home I never felt like I was bothering them if I had any questions. And I still do!! My daughter and Kippy are best friends and she is a kind, gentle soul, even when my daughter gets a little crazy with her. They are inseparable!! Lastly I must say, I had more compliments from so many people about how well behaved she was for a puppy and how surprisingly comfortable she was around people, other dogs and loud noises. If you are reading this and would like to contact me, feel free. I will have nothing but good to say! ❤️
"I seriously could not be happier with the entire process. They were phenomenal to work with, and the communication was awesome. We were on a waiting list before our pup was even conceived, and it's been such an exciting journey watching the whole process. I cannot say enough good things about Osman Labs. Our little Rosie is settling in nicely and we are enjoying the new additional to our family! ❤️❤️"
"Osman labs was such a great family to work with! I got weekly (actually almost daily) pictures and videos since Kaydence was born. She is settling in nicely and is such a sweetheart! I would recommend the Osman’s to ANYONE looking for a great lab puppy to add to their family."
"Osman Labs is amazing. The love and dedication to not only her dogs, but to her clients is so abundant. Every question or fear we had was answered and calmed within moments of asking. We were able to watch our little Sadie grow during her first 8 weeks wish was amazing. We had a dog that passed away from cancer earlier this year. We loved him more than anything, but his short life was an anxiety riddled, vet visit filled roller coaster. We had gone through a "breeder" who was little more than a puppy mill. I wish I could put into words the complete difference there is with Sadie and Osman Labs. Sadie is so well balanced, healthy, happy... and completely unfazed by anything. Vacuums, car rides, new people, our cat - to her it's all just something new to sniff and play with, or just ignore! We are so happy and so in love with our new little goofball!!"
~ Amber L.
"Look no further because Osman Labs are the best!! They have been incredibly helpful in finding the right pup for our family. We have been kept well informed throughout this entire process and couldn't be happier with our sweet little addition! The puppies are well cared for and socialized from day #one. So thankful for responsible breeders like Osman Labs!"
~ Ky P.
"Great breeder of beautiful labs. Super easy to work with and watching our new puppy grow from birth to 8 weeks was an added bonus. We are very happy with our "Elvis"."
"If anyone is seriously looking for an excellent place to buy a Lab, this is the place. We are so happy with Merle. They updated us every week with adorable pictures and weight of Merle. We could not be happier. Thank you Osman Labs "
"Very pleasant and extremely responsive!!! Highly recommend Osman Labs if you’re looking for a high quality pure bred lab!! �� "
"Osman Labs rocks! To say working with them is a pleasure is a vast understatement. From day 1 they answered my questions and concerns quickly, kindly, and thoroughly. Osmans is very transparent about their breeding practices. They post pictures and videos so you can watch your pup grow and see the environment they're thriving in. My 9-week old little guy is the sweetest, most curious little dude -- my kids love to cuddle him. I'm so grateful to have found Osman Labs...and am already planning when to get another! :)"
"Osman labs really love their puppies and the adult dogs. we just got a puppy a week and a half ago. He is so loving and well adjusted. I waited a long time to get a dog and when I found Osman Labs I thought maybe it would be a good fit . Awe love our puppy so much and am so happy to have him run to the door when we come home. It makes my heart happy! Thank you for all the care you gave them as they started their life with you!"
~ Ginny M.
"Love love love Osman Labs! I loved the frequent updates on our fur baby! We’ve waited 9 months for our baby and we’re so in love. Totally recommend!! Thanks again"
"Fantastic Lab breeder!! They were very responsive and answered every question we had during the process. Our puppy is very well rounded, social, and adapted to our home very quickly. We were always informed with the progress of our puppy and they helped us prepare with expert answers promptly. We couldn't be happier with our choice of Osman Labs! "
- Bill Z.
"Great breeder of beautiful labs. Super easy to work with and watching our new puppy grow from birth to 8 weeks was an added bonus. We are very happy with our "Elvis"."
- Tom M.
"I would never go anywhere else for a lab. They were great through the whole process and that continued after our puppy came home. Any questions we had were answered quickly and even after we took home our puppy when a question came up they were there to answer it for us! Great breeder and great people who made the whole experience easy and extremely enjoyable! We brought home a very well rounded puppy who quickly became comfortable in his new home all due to the amazing job that Osman Labs did in those first 8 weeks to get them ready. I would recommend this breeder for anyone looking for a lab and they will always be our first choice for any other lab we consider in the future!"
- Matt W.
"Hank has been a wonderful addition to our family. I wouldn’t even think of going anywhere else for a lab. They were awesome during the whole process with keeping us updated with photos and she was always available whenever we had questions! You can tell these puppies are truly loved and cared for. 🐶❤️ "
"I picked up my 2nd Osman Lab today. They keep you up to date with plenty of pics and videos. She is also very responsive to questions and gives great advice. My new boy, Sawyer, weighed in at over 12 pounds and came home to 2 adult labs over 70 pounds with no fear. These pups are exposed to real life. My first Osman Lab, Oakley, was hunting pheasant and retrieving birds at 10 months. That being said, my dogs are house dogs and very well mannered with great demeanor. Thanks Osman Labs, my trio is now complete. I highly recommend Osman Labs if your looking for a solid dog with a great personality and an ability to learn and love. "
"Anyone looking for a Labrador I recommend Osman labs was professional from start to finish but still gave us the feeling like we’ve been friends for years. And of course the dogs are beautiful!! "
"We are very grateful and lucky to have found Osman Labs. Our Sasha is just an adorable, healthy pup. They were very helpful, informative, & responsive at all times. If you’re looking for a Lab this is the place they are THE BEST!!! 🙌🏼🐶👍🏼"
"Amazing people. I thought I was ready then wasn’t. They worked with me. Now our boy was born and between videos and photos I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Truly loving and loves her babies. "
"Great people great pup's
thank you for all the puppy post during the wait and for responding to all questions when asked it has been a pleasure being part of the osman labs from first contact looking forward to raising my new companion "
"A million thanks to Osman Labs and your family for welcoming Huck into the world and into our family! The best Christmas/Birthday surprise of our daughter's life. "
"Our home is so complete with the addition of Cooper from Osman labs. We wouldn't go anywhere else! They are so focused on the care and wellness of their dogs, and it shows! I've had labs all of my life, and you can tell our dog is from a strong and intelligent blood line. Cooper is so easy to train and has a pleasant temperament! He gets along with our other dog and cats because he was exposed to all different situations during the first few weeks. It was amazing to watch him grow. They kept us posted on every milestone and sent lots of awesome pictures! We are so grateful for our experience with Osman Labs and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to add a lab to their family. "
"We're extremely pleased with our Briar from Osman Labs. They did a wonderful job of socializing and taking care of Briar especially as Briar needed extra care and attention being born so tiny.
They were awesome with updates and pictures and quick to respond to messages . They answered all our questions promptly which was important to us.
We not only highly recommend Osman Labs, we are already on the waiting list for future fur babies! "
"I could never truly express how amazing working with Osman Labs has been. We spent more than 6 months in conversations before our Huck was born and they graciously answered every question - silly or legitimate- and provided awesome advice, suggestions and guidance. They even helped us decide when it was our turn to pick a puppy and she was so right. He is the perfect fit for us. Since bringing him home, we’ve had a few issues that she has continued to regularly correspond, offer advice and support and genuine care for us and for Huck. Huck is smart, sweet, even tempered, healthy and obviously well cared for - having been given the best possible first start, I have no doubt. I promise you, if you want a great addition to your family, unparalleled support, and one big network of fellow owners for years to come, this is the place for you! 💛🐾 "
" Osman labs is fantastic!!!!! They were completely honest, open, and always kept us in the loop. They were always quick to answer questions and very patient as well. We absolutely love our puppy! Will always recommend them!"
"My boyfriend and I had been going back and forth for a while on adopting a puppy. We weren’t sure what breed we wanted or how to go about finding a breeder we trusted. We always were interested in Labrador’s knowing how loyal, smart and even tempered they are. While searching online, I found Osman Labs website and browsed every page. After checking out the Osman Labs Facebook page I knew I was in the right place. They were so active on the page posting tips, past puppies and never letting a question go unanswered. They messaged me back within the hour explained the whole purchasing process. I made my deposit that day and patiently waited for 7 months. They posted constant updates on list placement, Eva’s pregnancy and when she went into Labor. Once it was time to pick our little girl out, They helped me make the best possible decision for my little family. We couldn’t be happier with our little girl. As long as they continue breeding, we will not purchase a Lab anywhere else."
"Osman Labs made the entire process of adopting our little guy an unforgettable experience! We couldn't be happier with Archie! They kept us up to date almost daily so that we could see what he was up to! The weekly pictures are a huge bonus too. They will make you feel so comfortable and are willing to answer any questions. Highly recommended!! "
" Very good experience. She gave us weekly updates on Jack when he was with her. Now she is available to answer any questions we have. Very supportive breeder. I would recommend her to anyone interested in getting a lab. Jack is total sweetheart. Just love him. Thank you Osman Lab."
Why We Do What We Do...
Helpful Links & Advice
We order almost everything from www.chewy.com We do not get any "kickback" for saying that...we just love their site and everything is delivered FAST right to your door! This includes the heavy bags of dog food!
Crate Training 101:
Crate training can be a nightmare! I've only met a handful of dogs that actually like the crate at first! We suggest that you do short training sessions over the first few days to a week until they get it if you can. Sit on the floor outside of the crate and put puppy in the crate. Sit and pet them for a few minutes and then close the door. Leave them in the crate for 10 minutes or so. They may scream and cry...but they have to get used to the fact that they are safe in there and that you are coming back for them. Then let them back out (it's best to do it when they aren't making noise, but sometimes they don't stop). Do this several times a day until they get used to going in. Some helpful tips are to cover the top and 3 sides, only leaving the front open so it's more like a den. This helps some puppies. Giving them a few safe toys helps give them something to do. Taking home a blanket or a towel that smells like their litter mates also helps with training.
House Training 101:
Having a new puppy in the house is like having a baby for awhile! You WILL lose sleep! It doesn't take long, luckily, to house train your pup. We train them to use a dog door and get them used to going outside to do their business. We've found that 100% of the time, the puppies are going outside when they leave here. Does this mean they won't have accidents for you? NO! They are puppies and will have accidents. That is normal. Most of the time, when they potty in the house, it's our fault for not watching them closely enough. If you can't watch the puppy and you're busy doing dishes or cooking dinner...the best thing to do is to crate them until you can watch them. This really is best while potty training. Always let them out as soon as they wake up in the morning and from naps (carry them if you have to, to get them out fast enough!). Also after extensive play time is best to take them out. Every half hour to an hour is best until they get it!
Taking Your Puppy Home:
Puppies go through a lot when they first go to their new homes. Everything is new. They are with new people, new pets, new smells, etc. It can sometimes be a culture shock. Here are a few tips that may help ease your puppy into their new home:
1. It's ok if you don't like the food we have them on and want to feed something different. Just try not to change everything at once. We suggest you wait a few weeks to a month to even change their food, but if you must, you can change it right away...just do it SLOWLY. Start with mostly our food, and start slowly increasing the new food (maybe a small handful at a time) and decrease the old. Stick with the same ratio for several days at a time...do not change the ratios every day! Try to change the food over several weeks time, not in one week. You will upset their little bellies. Sometimes they have sensitive bellies too like people. The food you may want to use may not agree with them (certain things like chicken) and they could have food allergies. Try to stick with what works and don't give them any additives from anything else. (meaning do not put coconut oil on their food if they have sensitive bellies, etc)
2. Poop. You can tell a lot from poop. They may get diarrhea. Usually I try to deworm them by 7 1/2 weeks old so it is done several days before they leave. They are de-wormed at 2, 4 6, & 7 1/2-8 weeks old. Depending on the stage of the worms, we don't always get them all. Take a fecal sample in when you take your pup to the vet for their first visit. Worms can cause loose stool. Sometimes they just get upset bellies from all the change. That's ok too. Just make sure you are watching them and making sure they don't get dehydrated and make sure they are otherwise acting normal and are not lethargic. If something seems off, call the vet. (See tips and advice page about coccidia)
****It is best not to take your puppy out in public until they are done with their booster shots. They leave here with their first distemper shot. That will NOT completely protect them! It's best not to take them to pet stores, dog parks, etc until they are fully vaccinated. It's ok to let them around family dogs that are vaccinated and healthy. This is just until they are done with their series of shots. We suggest completely the distemper series obviously, the rabies needs done after 12 weeks of age....and we suggest the lyme series to help protect against Lymes Disease.
We always have liquid Pepto on hand (for diarrhea), Hydrogen Peroxide (to induce vomitting) and Benedryl (for bee stings or allergies) just in case of an emergency. It's also a good idea to have corn starch or styptic powder on hand if you clip the nails yourself. (to stop bleeding)
***We are NOT veterinarians. Always consult your vet if you have questions. Here is what we find useful to have on hand when owning a puppy/dog. Click on the photo to enlarge.
We use Taste of the Wild for the puppies. That is what they will leave on. If you choose to switch it, that's fine...just do it slowly.
<<<<<<here is the link for this food.
We are currently also using American Journey dog food for the puppies. The lamb and sweet potato formula. This formula is grain-free and features real, de-boned lamb with the protein and amino acids puppies need to keep growing muscles lean. It has sweet potatoes, chickpeas, wholesome fruits and veggies in it such as carrots, dried kelp, and bludberries. There is no corn, wheat, or soy.Great food for puppies with food sensitivities as well. This food is formulated just for puppies and we are currently mixing it with the Victor Professional.
https://www.chewy.com/american-journey-lamb-sweet-potato/dp/135834 <<<<<<here is the link for this food.
Our puppies leave completely weaned (usually by week 4/5...and eating dry food. No need to add any water. By the time they leave, they are eating twice a day. We don't usually measure for that age...we just leave it down for about 15 minutes and then pick the food back up. It's best to feed as early in the evening as possible so that the puppy has time to potty before bed. When they first come home, they usually eat and immediately need to go out to potty. Keep them at twice a day until they are probably 6 months old or so, then you can go down to once a day feedings.
OUR ADULTS DOGS:
***In the summer, we have our adult dogs on the Victor Multi-Pro Dog Food (maintenance formula/yellow bag) because they need less protein during the hot weather months. The Multi-Pro Maintenance formula (yellow bag) (is about $44.64 per 50 lb bag through chewy.com on auto ship. It is highly digestible and requires less food intake to meet energy demands of active dogs. It is made with premium quality beef, chicken, and pork meals for normally active dogs and off season/lower activity dogs. It is made with gluten free grains. Victor makes a bunch of different formulas, this one is a good food and is cost effective for multiple dogs. This formula is great for all of our pack. The Professional formula (purple bag) tends to put weight on the dogs....so we stick to this formula usually unless they are nursing). There is always a feeding table on the back of the bags. We feed our adult dogs 4 cups or so per day, once a day.
https://www.chewy.com/victor-multi-pro-dry-dog-food-30-lb/dp/129299 <<<<<<here is the link for this food.
Toys: We LOVE Kong toys (both the rubber and the stuffed animals! We also LOVE Nylabone toys. (the HARD toys, not the flexible/edible ones). We also use stuffing free toys as well. We find that our dogs LOVE to chew on antlers too! Stay away from rope toys when the dogs are unattended. As a vet tech, I've seen nightmares with stuffing and rope!
Training Treats: These are great training treats. They are very small, so the pup isn't busy chewing for a long time and pays attention to the training.
Flea & Tick: We use K9 Advantix II. Make sure you buy and use the correct weight for your puppy/dog! They have sizes from puppy to grown large dog.
*********We suggest getting a heartbeat puppy for your new member of the family. It simulates mama or litter mates heart beats and helps them transition into their new homes. They sell them on Amazon and Chewy. Amazon actually has a few different breeds/color choices.
Sometimes people contact us after they take their puppy home with questions. We do our best to help you with the adjustment. Remember though, they are puppies- it's like having a new baby! Here are a few tips (remember we are NOT licensed vets and when it doubt, call your vet if you think there is something wrong.)
1. What food do I buy and do I add water to the food?
Victor Professional (purple bag). The link is on the helpful links page. Do not add water. We make sure they are completely weaned weeks before going home. They are on DRY food only with no need to add water.
2. How often should I feed?
I suggest 2 times a day. 3 if you would like and you are home to let them out often. I put the food down (do not measure or limit them at this age) for x amount of time and then let them eat as much as they'd like in that time frame. Take them out to potty immediately after. Limiting them to 2-3 feedings a day helps with the potty training as well. I'd start to measure the amount fed when they hit about 5-6 months old. You do not want a fat lab, it's bad for their joints. They will get fat easily. I suggest NO treats unless training and only give them the recommended amount of food once grown.
3. "Fido" has diarrhea or is vomiting.
If you are really alarmed, call the vet. But the question I ask you is....a) are they eating and drinking? b) are they peeing and pooping? c) are they active and acting like themselves? (this helps rule out blockages). If yes, they are acting fine, and you aren't overly alarmed....you can give some pepto to coat their belly to see if that helps. The other thing is to keep a close eye on them. When it doubt though, call a vet. They didn't leave here sick, so it has to be something they ate, change in environment, change in food, or maybe they screamed in a crate all day and just have themselves worked up).
Non-Medicinal Treatments for Diarrhea: (remember we are not veterinarians...always consult your vet if you have questions!!!!!
If your puppy has liquid/water consistency to stools, and not solid or pudding type stools, it's time to contact a vet. Liquid stools are a sign of bad diarrhea, and could lead very quickly to dehydration. Dehydration can lead to death. So, totally liquid stools are not to be taken lightly. See or contact a vet.
But for "soft" stools, there "usually" is not a danger to the puppy requiring a vet trip. If you had soft stools, would you go to the doctor? If a puppy has "soft" stools, with a consistency like pudding, as long as the puppy is drinking fluids to prevent dehydration, the concern is much, much less.
Remember, I am not a vet and don't recommend anything. These are just things we've tried or heard of. These ideas might not fix the problem if the cause is a protozoa, but they can help control diarrhea in general:
- Plain or vanilla yogurt (with cultures).
- Pepto Bismol (2 to 4 times daily for a couple days, 1 cc to 3 cc's each time, depending upon puppy's size...I have heard 1 tsp per 10 lbs is also a common dosage). Along with this, you can offer Pedialyte to help prevent dehydration.
- Bland diet: rice flavored by boiled chicken for two days (bland foods). Boil rice with a chicken breast for 20 mins (1 c rice, 2 c water, 1 chicken breast).
- Canned pumpkin
About Coccidia Pronunciation: (cock sid' ee uh)
I am not a veterinarian, and do not wish for you to use this information to diagnose a problem. Instead, it is offered as "food for thought" for responsible and educated dog owners.
What is it?: Coccidia is a protozoa that causes diarrhea in puppies and that occurs usually when they are stressed.
What Causes the Symptoms? About 60% of all puppies have coccidia parasite in their digestive systems. Many puppies are never physically affected by this protozoa. Stress (such as when a puppy leaves its litter mates for a new home) can cause the coccidia to flourish, and this can lead to diarrhea.
4. "Fido" is being too rough with my kids.
He/She is a PUPPY! They are KIDS! Please please please only let kids with a puppy when supervised. The puppies usually like to play rough and bite and play with their litter mates. This is normal. They need to be taught by you that this isn't acceptable behavior. If you cannot watch them and are busy, crate them! The crate is a valuable tool while house training and puppy training. You can't expect to leave young kids with a puppy and it all go ok all of the time. It's best to crate the dog!
When in doubt, please call your vet. We are not veterinarians and these tips are just ideas. Always consult a licensed veterinarian if you have questions and issues.
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