Labrador puppies in Wisconsin
from Thunder Labradors
License # 267334-DS

"Where dogs are family"

You's puppies have arrived, see YELLOW PUPS page

Welcome to our Thunder Labrador LLC website.
We do extensive DNA testing along with radiographs to guarantee your Labrador puppy's parents' health as well as your puppy's. Here are a few important reasons you should choose us to be your breeder:

1) We offer a 12-way Health Guarantee on all Thunder Labradors. Compare us to others. Hip, Eye, Elbow, Heart, Shoulder, EIC, CNM, PRA, DM, CY, HNPK and HUU Guarantee on all Thunder Labrador puppies. There is a table below that tells you what all these acronyms mean. You want none of them.

2) We offer superior pedigrees. We believe everything begins and ends with pedigree. Most of our puppies are the grandsons and granddaughters of a Field Champion (FC) or a National Field Champion (NAFC). All our stud dogs are titled too. That is how you get a smart, trainable puppy. Excellent companion/family dogs too. Most of our pups never see the field at their forever homes. But, with training, these dogs will hunt or hunt test. Tell us what you want to do with your dog and we will steer you in the right direction.

3) We have over 20 years experience socializing puppies and fulfilling customer needs. We do ENS and the tail works on all our puppies. See our TESTIMONIAL page.

4) Our puppies and dogs enjoy a stress-free environment. Consistent temperatures with in-floor heat and AC. Consistent dog and human interaction too.

5) We start the crate conditioning.

6) We offer free phone consultations for life. Great for first time puppy owners.


Do your family a favor and get on the deposit list now. Picks go in the order of deposits received. Puppies are base priced at 1600. You secure a pick with a deposit of 500. You select your puppy at 7 weeks old when he/she goes home. Your balance at puppy pick-up will be 1494. Includes bag of food, Health Certificates for parents and puppy, microchip, AKC Registration, fidovite, health records showing shots and wormings, two vaccines, the WI Dog Law fee and sales tax for the State and County. Your total investment in your new family member is 1994. We understand that our puppies are not cheap. We firmly believe that they offer an incredible amount of value. Look at our Health Guarantee. But don't take our word for it, see what our customers have said about our puppies on the TESTIMONIAL page. A link is above left and at the bottom of the page.

You may visit any time with an appointment. Most parents are on-site. We start the crate conditioning with all our puppies. We also offer a 3 week comprehensive training program for 500 per week. Starts at 7 weeks after you select your puppy. Call for details. 608-212-7799.

We take photos as time allows. You are welcome to make a field trip and bring your camera. Most dams and sires are on site. Most customers live within a couple hours of us so feel free to visit and take all the photos you wish. Appointment required.

Have you seen our TESTIMONIAL page? A link is above left.

Pups will be coming from our studs Dude JH, Guide JH, Rocky JH, Woody JH. Their pedigrees are as sweet as their temperaments. Also, Willie JH will now be siring litters. Willie is a NAFC Grady grandson. His other grandsire is FC AFC Oatie.

Two choc males ready now, see CHOC PUPS page

A) You bred to Dude JH

All yellow litter born 9-7-16. Ready 10-26-16. See YELLOW PUPS page. Now accepting deposits.

B) Oinky bred to Dude JH

Black and yellow puppies born 9-19-16. Ready 11-7-16. See BLACK PUPS page. Now accepting deposits.

C) Zoey bred to Rocky JH

All blacks expected to be born 9-30-16. Ready around 11-18-16. Confirmed pregnant. See BLACK PUPS page. Now accepting deposits.

D) Rosanna bred to Dude JH

All yellows due 10-1-16. Confirmed pregnant. Ready around 11-19-16. See YELLOW PUPS page. Now accepting deposits.

State of Wisconsin Inspected and Licensed
AKC Inspected and Approved
All litters are AKC Registered, Full Registration

We offer a Hip, Eye, Elbow, Shoulder, Heart, CNM, EIC, PRA, DM, CY, HNPK, and HUU Guarantee on all Thunder Labradors.

All our studs are TESTED CLEAR of:

Cystinuria (CY) is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder and is characterized by the formation of cystine stones in the kidney, ureter, and bladder.

PRA-prcd (PRA) is inherited as an autosomal recessive disease. Degeneration of both rod and cone photoreceptor cells of the retina of PRA-prcd affected dogs usually occurs 3 to 5 years of age or later.

Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK) is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder. Affected dogs begin showing clinical signs around six to twelve months of age. They develop dry, rough crusts on the tip of the nose. In extreme cases, the nose will crack causing severe discomfort.

Dogs clinically affected by inherited Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) will often begin to exhibit leg weakness followed by a complete collapse after just 5 to 15 minutes of strenuous activity.

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a devastating inherited degenerative disease of the spinal cord that can progress rapidly and cause weakness in the hind limbs and eventually paraplegia among genotypically affected dogs.

Centronuclear Myopathy (CNM) is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder. Affected pups start with significant weight loss at just a few weeks of age. Within a few months, there is a loss of tendon reflexes, awkward gait and exercise intolerance.

Hyperuricosuria, (HUU), or elevated uric acid level in the urine, is inherited as an autosomal recessive disorder and is characterized by the formation of bladder stones and occasional kidney stones.

Due to our DNA testing, you can purchase a Thunder Labrador puppy with confidence, knowing there is no way genetically possible for you to buy a pup that is AFFECTED by any of these genetic disorders. Compare our testing to other Lab breeders. We believe we offer more health guarantees, for more disorders, than any breeder in the state, possibly the entire USA.

Visitors welcome, just make an appointment. It is a requirement that we are the only kennel you visit on the day you visit us. Please step on our sanitation foot pads before entering the kennel.

Please take time to visit our TESTIMONIAL page. There are links to it in the upper left and at the bottom of every page. The very first testimonial is from the Wisconsin State Inspector.

Yellow Labrador Retriever Pups
Black Labrador Retriever Pups
Chocolate Labrador Retriever Pups

We also offer FREE phone consultations for the life of your Thunder Labrador. This is helpful for first-time puppy owners.

References are available upon request.
See our TESTIMONIAL page to see what customers have said.

Because we love our dogs:

Doggy Air Conditioning by Mitsubishi Electric

Doggy In-floor heat by Utica Boilers

One of our puppy kennels with in-floor heat

One of our nursery puppy boxes and Sadie

Puppies ready now:
A) Snickers bred to Guide JH
All choc puppies born 7-4-16. Ready now. One male puppy available now. See CHOC PUPS page.


Welcome to, dba, Thunder Labradors. Wisconsin License # 267334-DS. We started raising Labradors in 1994. The kennel is owned and operated by Richard and Mirella Spike. We are experienced chocolate, yellow and black Lab breeders in southern Wisconsin. Our kennel is located at W9167 State Road 106 in the small village of Busseyville, WI. We are 30 minutes southeast of Madison, WI, one hour west of Milwaukee, WI, and 3 hours southeast of LaCrosse, WI. We are 50 minutes from Rockford, IL, and 1 hour 50 minutes from O'Hare in Chicago, IL.

All of our breeding dogs, whether they are chocolate, yellow or black, are AKC registered and hip, elbow and eye screened. All Labrador pups come with a hip, elbow, heart and eye guarantee, have dewclaws removed and are up to date on wormings and age appropriate vaccinations. We also guarantee that your puppy will not be affected by EIC, CNM, OCD, PRA, CY, HNPK, DM, and/or HUU. These are disorders that you want no part of. If you buy your Lab from us, no worries. We test our dogs and there is no way genetically possible for you to buy an affected pup from us. If you consider buying elsewhere, be sure to ask about these disorders and their guarantees.

Something that separates us from most other Labrador breeders, is the amount of time we spend socializing our puppies. All our pups are exposed to Early Neurological Stimulation. (ENS) An Internet search will give you more details about ENS. Use canine ENS for your search term. This comprehensive socialization program builds confident dogs who adapt easily to new situations. After strong pedigrees and health certificates, it is "TIME INVESTED" that makes a quality pup.

As professional breeders, we have been inspected by the American Kennel Club several times and we are always in "substantial compliance" with all AKC rules and regulations regarding the care of our dogs. The very first testimonial on the TESTIMONIAL page is from a State of Wisconsin Inspector. You may visit our kennel any time with an appointment. We suggest you do not wear sandals, flip flops or anything that exposes your toes. Your toes and puppy teeth do not mix well. As time permits, we post photos about every two weeks of our litters.

You can buy a Thunder Labrador with confidence because we are experienced Lab breeders that deliver quality puppy care. References are available upon request. We take all the precautions known to modern veterinary medicine in order to nurture a healthy, social, trainable Lab puppy.

Please be prepared to answer a few questions if you are interested in purchasing a Thunder Labrador. State and county sales tax is added to the price of all puppies.

There is a $100 WI Dog Law fee on all pups sold to offset the expenses incurred while complying with the State of Wisconsin Dog Licensing Law. We passed our first State Inspection on August 17, 2011, and have passed yearly inspections since.

What is the process
to buy a puppy?
View our pages and if you like what you see, email or call and tell us. Tell us if you have raised a puppy before so you would know what you are getting into. Picks go in the order of deposits received. Pups are secured with a deposit of 500. Customer pays shipping, if needed.

We ship anywhere within the continental USA and Alaska. We have pups living in more than thirty of the United States.


Click on the yellow buttons above to link to our puppy pages for Lab puppy information. There are puppy page links at the bottom of this page also. As you read about all the titled ancestors of the puppies, keep in mind that this means you will get a smart, trainable Lab puppy! Invest some consistent training time with your Labrador and he or she will perform and become a great companion. We will not own a dog unless he/she is social and healthy with the certifications to prove it. All our dogs carry high quality pedigrees too.

Equally as important as a pup's ancestry, is the socialization he or she receives. Our socialization program is second to none. All of our puppies go through an Early Neurological Stimulation Program. (ENS) See our Testimonial Page and see what past customers have said about our Labrador pups. Our "PUPPY PLAYLAND" allows for socialization and motor skill development. Pups are handled daily.

And, all Thunder Labrador puppies come with a hip, elbow, shoulder, heart and eye guarantee. We also guarantee that your puppy will not be affected by EIC, CNM, PRA, DM, OCD, HUU, HNPK and CY. We have a great track record for producing healthy dogs.
Health-Tested Parents For Healthier Puppies!