Who We Are

Because we realize that by breeding Labs we are automatically in the business of adding “family members,” we also know that it’s important for you to know just who it really is that you are purchasing your special addition from.

Long Lane Labradors is the fruition of our family’s long term dream. Along with our sons (5 of them all together) we have enjoyed and loved Labs ever since our first, “Max,” who was our family pet for over 15 years. During that time, we came to realize the joy and satisfaction that raising these beautiful creatures could bring, not only for ourselves, but also those who would eventually take our puppies home.

About Us:   By professional trade, I am an engineer, and the Vice President of a coil spring company in Kewanna, Indiana. My wife, Sherri, is devoted to our children’s education, and we have made the decision to have them home-schooled. Our sons have completed our lives and we are so thankful for them daily. Our oldest sons, Eric and Kirk, are now out of the house and married. We are very happy to have added female companions for Sherri to our family! As I mentioned before, this dream came from a true love of Labradors. This coupled with the educational value of proper business ethics, modeled to our 5 sons, became pivotal in our decision to begin breeding Labs. My wife and I both felt that this outlet would be a great way for our sons to learn responsibility, through hands-on experience with the day-to- day routine of caring for our Labs.

We welcome your questions, and we look forward to meeting each of you! Thanks for taking the time to view our site. We are here to help you make the best decision possible regarding the purchase of a Labrador of your own. We look forward to hearing from you today!

The gentle, intelligent, and family friendly Labrador Retriever continues to be the most popular dog breed in the United States according to the AKC registration statistics. This versatile breed comes in three colors-yellow, black, and chocolate-and because of their desire to please their master they make great family pets as well as guide dogs for the blind and part of search-and- rescue teams.

The Labrador Retriever, despite his name, didn’t come from Labrador, but from New Foundland. The breed originated in the 1700’s. New Foundland was populated with small water dogs, who, when bred with New Foundland dog breed, produced a breed referred to as the St. John’s Water Dog, a prototype for what we know as the Lab of today.

Testimonials
Dear Gene and Sherri, I just wanted to give you an update on the puppy you flown into Philadelphia Airport eight years ago.  His name at the time was Sniper but we renamed him Colby.  He is the most delightful, sweetest dog I have ever had.  We took him to the vet for his yearly check-up and she said he was the healthiest dog she had seen in close to two months.  We just love him to pieces.  Colby brings in our newspaper and even helps me bring in the food after going food shopping for the family.   I just wanted you to know that he is well taken care of.  He has a blanket that he sleeps with every night.  Lol…..He is quite a smart dog and we love him dearly. Thank you again for this wonderful dog!!!  I hope you continue to breed more black labs! -Deborah

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