Our vision is ...
... to produce healthy, English-style Labrador Retrievers with wonderful temperaments to join your family while promoting positive human-animal assisted interactions.
Ciao Bella Retrievers
(Italien=Hello Beautiful Retrievers!)
We are a small breeder and only produce 1-2 litters of puppies per year. As responsible breeders we ensure that the parents of our puppies have appropriate health and genetic clearances, and exhibit highly desirable temperaments. We work with a highly professional team to support our breeding program to produce excellent results. Our labs are "working" companions with proven abilities and our puppies are temperament tested before they are placed with you. Our puppies are only placed into approved homes and service dog organizations. We believe in providing our Labrador Retrievers a high quality of life by having them fully integrated into our family. They live in our home versus a "kennel" and love to play on our 28+ acre farm in Troutville, Virginia, adjacent to the Appalachian Trail, and only 5 minutes north of Roanoke, VA. We stress bonding from the time the puppies are born. As such they will be raised in our home, well socialized, and engaged in diverse activities based on sound behavioral research to promote their development in becoming the perfect addition to your family!
Puppies are only sold to approved homes and come with:
1. Pre-Paid AKC registration
2. Special Vet check and health certificate
3. Proof of health clearances
4. Food supply to ease the transition to your home
5. Early socialization, crate and potty training readiness
We pledge to support
Service Dog Organizations
in Virginia, with
puppy donations from our
litters whenever feasible
to help people with
We also pledge to support
our community with free
animal assisted activities
and therapy in class room,
nursing home, and
hospital settings. We
routinely support Regional
Hospitals, Nursing Homes,
and Rehabilitation Centers with Pet Therapy visits.
As a licensed Pet Therapy Team Evaluator by Pet Partners, Sybille volunteers her time to perform evaluations within the greater Roanoke area to enable more teams to do this meaningful and rewarding work.