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About Us

Bear Creek Labradors is owned and operated by Dr. Kelly Hepworth, his wife, Sarah, and their daughter Emily. They are located in Northwest Colorado on the east side of Craig in picturesque Northwest Colorado. They breed and train male and female labrador dogs and puppies that are AKC registered and have a 26-month genetic health guarantee. 

Dr. Kelly with a yellow lab and black lab holding birds they hunted

Raising, training, and hunting with Labradors are significant parts of our lives and have always been lifelong endeavors. In addition to our labs, Kelly owns and operates a Veterinary practice located next to the kennel. Each fall, Kelly hunts waterfowl and upland birds in several states.

Our labs are derived from the finest pedigree lines available. They are carefully selected for temperament, conformation, and intelligence. We keep our breeding stock free from hereditary problems. Each lab at Bear Creek has certified hips, elbows, and eyes. Our puppies are sold with a 26-month hip and eye guarantee.

Five Labs sitting, left to right color is yellow, black, chocolate, black, yellow

Our puppies are highly socialized, so that they will be ready for placement with their new owners. All puppies have their dewclaws removed, are wormed, and receive their first shot. Our puppies have become superb family companions, bird and hunt test competitors, gun dogs, obedience winners, and K9 narcotic dogs. You can purchase your Bear Creek puppy with confidence.

Mission Statement

Bear Creek Labradors breeds only high-quality, proven females to the best males available. Thereby producing excellent litters suitable as gun dogs, family companions, and field trial/hunting test prospects. Our females must prove themselves worthy of breeding in the following categories:

  • Excellent conformation and good looks

  • Gentle, good endurance, marking ability

  • Birdy, good training attitude

  • A tremendous desire to hunt and please

  • Proven performers as upland and waterfowl dog

Pictures, References, Pedigrees, and Certifications Available Upon Request

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