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Boston Area’s Best Dog Breeders

May 17, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo from Boxer Babies 4 U)

(Photo from Boxer Babies 4 U)

It takes a special breed of person to raise a four-legged friend. For them, an exceptional class of purebreds are waiting on the outskirts of Boston. Loyal, loving and wonderful, these animals will provide that little something special to come home to.

(Photo from Highland Farm Labradors)

(Photo from Highland Farm Labradors)

Highland Farm Labradors
87 Spruce St.
Middleboro, MA 02346
(508) 525-7077
www.highlandlabradors.com

One of the most popular breeds in the USA, the labrador retriever is affectionate and patient and makes a great family dog. Highly intelligent and good-natured, they are among the top choices for service work. Labradors average 24 inches in height and can weigh up to 75 pounds. Although they have been known to serve as watchdogs, labradors are superb with children and easily acquaint to other pets. Highland Farm wants the best home for every puppy, making every new owner an extended member of their family. This breeder is available to give advice in anyway they can.

(Photo from NordOsten Kennel )

(Photo from NordOsten Kennel )

NordOsten Kennel 
80 Leslie Road
Rowley, MA 01969
(978) 432-1235
www.nordostenkennel.com

German shepherds are a large size dog, averaging 26 inches in height and weighing in at a hefty 90 pounds. Most color varieties have black masks and are double coated – which sheds all year round. Bred specifically for their intelligence and coupled with strength, this breed is a desirable search and rescue dog. German shepherds have a reputation of being very safe, eager to please and obedient. NordOsten Kennel is home to quality working line dogs, earning a breeder of merit award by the American Kennel Club. It offers boarding, training, retirement and foster programs, as well as tips and recipes to keep your shepherd healthy and happy.

(Photo from Boxer Babies 4 U)

(Photo from Boxer Babies 4 U)

Boxer Babies 4 U
151 N. Leyden St.
Brockton, MA 02302
(508) 588-8995
www.boxerbabies4u.com

The boxer is a short-haired, smooth coat and tight-body breed, recognized by its white underbelly and feet. Bright, friendly and known for faithfulness with intelligence to match; this dog is highly desirable within any family. The normal weight of a boxer averages 65 pounds and grows to a height of 22 inches, keeps itself clean and requires exercise. Boxer Babies 4 U breeds its puppies from four loving studs of various colors offering litters when ready to loving homes. BB4U sends you on your way with feeding tips and pedigree certification.

Related: Boston’s Dog Friendliest Workplaces

(Photo from Clover Valley Beagles)

(Photo from Clover Valley Beagles)

Clover Valley Beagles
Foundry St.
South Easton, MA 02375
(508) 982-3206
www.clovervalleybeagles.weebly.com

Clover Valley has been breeding 13″ and 15″ beagles for over 30 years and gives its pups social skills with children from the start. As members of the hound group, beagles have a great sense of smell and instinctual tracking ability. A popular pet due to their size, beagles weigh in at a comfortable average of 20 to 25 pounds. They are even tempered and gentle and not demanding in regard to exercise. They have enough stamina to spare. Clover Valley will notify you when a litter is available. Visit and purchase your newest puppy’s pet food on site before your trip home.

(Photo from Fairlawn Farm)

(Photo from Fairlawn Farm)

Fairlawn Farm
265 Topsfield Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-3787
www.fairlawnfarm.com

Fairlawn Farm is home to owner-bred champion American staffordshire terriers, an American medium-sized, short-coated breed. This dog is people oriented and thrives as part of the family. Standing at an average height of 18 inches, its weight is proportionate to its height. Smooth coated and stable, this breed exhibits low aggression towards other animals. Fairlawn Farm has been noted to breed service dog teams and carries certifications for both the United States Service Dog Registry and American Kennel Club. Contact Cirilla Logan for the best time to visit this wonderful family of stud dogs and their litters.

Related: Boston’s Best Places to Adopt Puppies and Kittens

Freelance Writer Corinne Costantino brings the “Best of Boston” to New England. Her work can be found on Examiner.com

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