Raising Exceptional Labradoodle Puppies In Central Nebraska
JNB Stables in located in beautiful central Nebraska on an acreage north of Overton, Nebraska. Deciding to breed labradoodles stemmed from the discovery that there were very few labradoodle breeders in the midwest and even in the entire US that were breeding exceptional quality puppies. We love Labradors, and had our amazing yellow lab Bailey at the time but were looking for a new companion that did not shed as much. When we decided to look into adding a labradoodle to our family we found there was a huge lack of understand of coat genetics and inheritance, full OFA and DNA health testing was not being done, and many breeders were keeping excessive breeding dogs in their homes or were keeping them in a kennel situation where dogs do not receiving the training, care and attention that we feel every dog deserves. Therefore we decided in 2012 to breed our first litter which we welcomed in February of 2013.
We pride ourselves in the education we have received and the knowledge that we continue to gain to better our breeding program. Brittany has her bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an emphasis in Equine Science and Animal Reproduction. She worked for two years under Nebraska's only veterinarian board certified in reproduction. Further she has personal contacts with many veterinarians and vet technicians throughout the state. We also have a large circle of dog breeding and dog training associates. Brittany has a thorough understanding of the breeding practice and what steps are necessary to take to ensure we are bettering the labradoodle breed. Extensive research is always done in regards to the care and health for our breeding dogs, puppy rearing practices and client education.
The goal of our program is to provide families with an exceptional labradoodle companion that can be trained to do anything and will live a long and healthy life. Therefore we focus on breeding dogs that only have remarkable personalities and superior genetics. Our outstanding program has been recognized by the Continental Kennel Club and we are Nebraska's ONLY Preferred Breeder with the CKC registry. This program holds breeders to the highest standards regarding health testing, care for their breeding dogs as well as care for their puppies and client education. We are proud to be among the elite breeders of the CKC.
Here at JNB Stables we do not believe in kennel life for dogs. To ensure the best life for every dog in our program we keep a very limited number of dogs in our house because they are our companions and we want to be sure they receive the attention and training that they need, as every dog deserves. Therefore we utilize guardian homes to expand our breeding program. Guardian dogs live their life with a forever family but come back to visit for their "honeymoon", or when it is time to have puppies. Once they have finished their breeding career we have them spayed or neutered and then they go about their amazing lives either with us or their guardian family.
Our puppies are raised in our home as part of the family and are exposed to life on the farm, meeting other dogs, cats, horses and chickens. We are there the moment each puppy is born and for the first few weeks of life Brittany sleeps in the puppy nursery to make sure the puppies are thriving, to support our mama dogs and to intervene if necessary. From days 3 through 16 we use the Biosensor Routine. Puppies handled with this method have been scientifically shown to have an increased tolerance to stress, stronger immune systems, stronger heart rates and breathing rates, stronger nervous systems, and better and more consistent temperaments. They have also been shown to have longer lifespans. Additionally we utilize Puppy Culture to give our puppies an incredible head start on proper behavior, communication and training before they go home. Puppy Culture represents a gold standard in puppy rearing and early socialization. Our handling program along with their outstanding minds allows these puppies to be trained for a wide variety of tasks. Our puppies are providing service work for disabled individuals as well as pet therapy, working in schools, hospitals and nursing homes. Many are trained to retrieve fowl in the field or from the blind. And of course they are all outstanding family pets. Because of the focus of our program, our puppies are easy to train, eager to please and are devoted to their families. Each of our puppies go home with a complete package including everything they need for a healthy start plus quite a few extras! Our puppy families are part of our extending family and we always are here to answer questions, give advice and puppy sit whenever possible.
We have the highest standards for raising exceptionally healthy puppies. And as healthy puppies start before conception all of our breeding dogs are tested through OFA health evaluations for hips, elbows, cardiac, and patellas. They also have a DNA panel that tests for genetically heritable diseases. This ensures only the highest quality genetics are passed onto our puppies It is an investment that every breeder should make as you cannot better the breed and raise exceptional puppies without doing so. We were also one of the first of the labradoodle breeders to complete extensive merle testing on our dogs to understand the exact length of SINE insertion our dogs carry. Merle breeding is complex and takes a thorough understanding of how the interactions between the different lengths work to avoid producing puppies with hearing loss or blindness. Our Oakley was the only doodle of any breed to be featured in the revolutionary published book “Merle - SINE Insertion from Mc - Mh, The Incredible Story of Merle”.
Giving back to dogs in need is very important to us. Brittany worked at the humane society in Grand Island and we understand that there are hundreds of unwanted or lost pets in need of care just in our local community. But we know that adopting is not for every family looking to add a pet. There are many instances where families are interested in a dog with a particular background, a particular skill-set or a dog that come from health-tested parents, etc. That is why for every exceptional puppy that is purchased from us we donate back to our local humane society. In 2022 we donated over $4000 to several local animal shelters!
Our Exceptional Program