Due to Bio-security Reasons, All Puppies will only be handled by Amy or Hunter until after 6 weeks of Age. We ask that you be upfront with us and if you have been to another breeder, the vet, or a dog park in the last 2 weeks, please let us know before you come out as extra precautions will need to be taken. **Twilight Retrievers reserves the right to retain ANY puppy from a breeding, regardless of deposits**
Our Dogs are a part of our family, until they become part of yours! We raise them all around our children, cats, other dogs and so much more.
Twilight Retrievers is a professionally operated kennel that specializes in well-bred Labrador Retrievers from domestic and international bloodlines. Our retrievers blend nicely in family settings; they perform to perfection in the show ring and make loyal companions in the field.
Twilight Retrievers is owned and operated by Hunter and Amy Bryant. Hunter has been involved with retrievers in one form or another practically his entire life. Hunter has a strong knowledge of the breed in general, but more importantly, he is adept at matching just the right retriever with the appropriate situation. Amy is more hands on with communication and will gladly answer as many questions as possible. Twilight Retrievers is in constant contact with breeders around the world, and has spared no expense in obtaining the best bloodlines possible. Most of our bloodlines come from retrievers that have either been imported into the United States directly, or are bred in other countries and whelped (born) in the US. Our lines originate from countries such as Ukraine, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Australia and England.
“Bench” or “English” type retrievers (dogs that are bred to compete in conformation shows sanctioned by AKC) have strong champion lines. As a rule, retrievers bred in this category should still maintain an incredible stamina, a strong desire to hunt and natural retrieving instincts. Sportsmen seeking a hunting partner might wish to consider a Twilight Retriever.
Irrespective of the breed you favor, each Twilight Retriever is bred for: Health, Conformation, Soundness, Retrieving Instinct, and Compatibility and is judged accordingly by us. So that the puppy you select will live up to your high expectations, Twilight Retrievers is insistent upon communicating with each perspective family via phone or in person when possible. This will ensure you get a puppy that is best suited for your needs. For our Labrador Retrievers, our health clearances includes: Hips, Elbows, Eyes, and Heart, dependent upon lineage. Regardless, you will receive a 26 month guarantee against major genetic defects associated with these areas. This extensive guarantee addresses potential health issues that cannot be detected until the animal reaches two years of age. In addition to offering puppies that are 8 weeks of age, Twilight Retrievers also offers “started” puppies / dogs that range in age from 24 weeks to 3 years. Started puppies/dogs will be proficient at walking on a leash, and will understand and obey commands such as Sit, Heel, Down, and Leave it. Started retrievers will also be crate trained and schooled not to jump on people.
All puppies / dogs bred by Twilight Retrievers are sold with Limited AKC Registration. Limited AKC Registration means that each puppy is registered with the American Kennel Club, but the puppy / dog is not to be used for breeding or competition in AKC sanctioned events. As a matter of practice, both Hunter Bryant, and the adopting individual will sign a guarantee at the time of transfe r to alleviate any confusion and each party will receive a copy of this agreement for their records.
Now that you know a little more about Twilight Retrievers, feel free to explore our litters, see pictures of the parents and determine how a Twilight Retriever can find its way to your heart.