Breeding Program


   Breeding Program

The OccuPaws Board of Directors is proud to introduce to you our breeding females. At this time, OccuPaws is in the early stages of developing our own breeding program, so we are also accepting donations of English Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever and Standard Poodle puppies that meet our selection criteria for size, health, and temperment. Our minimum standards for all guide dog candidates require that the parents have official OFA Hip and Elbow, Cerf and PRA clearances as well as the pups being EIC non-affected or clear. Cardiac clearances would be an added benefit.
If you would like to donate a young dog or puppy to OccuPaws, please send an email to our Breeding Director. Please note that all donations are tax deductible.

Visit Breeding FAQ for additional information


Breeding Prospect Maizy Profile PictureRidge View Amazing Maizy “Maizy”

OFA Hips-Good, Elbows-Normal, Cardiac Echo-Clear, Optigen & CNM clear by parentage, EIC Clear, Cerf Clear
Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Bred by : Ridgeview Labradors, Huntsburg, OH
Raised by: Kurt & Kristy of Beloit, WI
                 Uliana & Rich of Pardeeville, WI 
                                                      PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                                                      Mark & Barb – Cross Plains, WI
                                        DOB: June 2, 2012

Status: Litter Whelped – October 2, 2014
Maizy is a bold little girl who always wants to be right in the action. Her first litter was born October 2, ready around Thanksgiving. Check out their Litter Page for more information.Select puppies from this litter will be available to pet homes. Contact for more information. Maizy will be retired from breeding after this litter.


Callie (150x150)Neverest Musical Contrast “Callie” CGC

OFA Hips-Good, Elbows-Normal, Cardiac Echo-Clear, Optigen & CNM clear by parentage, EIC Clear, Cerf Clear
Female Yellow Labrador Retriever – Does not carry chocolate
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI
Raised by: PAWS Forward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Kurt & Kristy of Beloit, WI
                                                      Angela of Beaver Dam, WI
                                                      Sue of Oregon, WI
                                                      Mary of Mazomanie, WI
                                      DOB: June 5, 2012

Status: Future Breeding Pending
Callie is a full sibling to PIT Quest. She is a sweet, quiet girl. Aepic, Atlas, Attar & Aurora, puppies from her first litter joined our program in October 2014.

Future Breeding Description

OccuPaws has several future breeding prospects. All of our female Labrador Retrievers with full AKC registration will be evaluated at 16-18 months old for their suitability for our breeding program. Temperament, structure and workability all play a key role in determining which dogs will be the best fit for producing future guide dog puppies.


Breeding Female Bratchet Profile PictureU-CH Neverest German Girl “Bratchet” CGC TDI

OFA Hips-Excellent, Elbows-Normal, Cardiac Echo-Clear, Optigen & EIC Clear by parentage, EIC, CERF Clear
Female Black Labrador Retriever – Carries yellow & chocolate
Owned by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI & Richards Family, Milwaukee, WI
DOB: January 15, 2011

Bratchet’s entire litter went through the OccuPaws’ program. She chose to have puppies instead, but several of her siblings are doing service work. Tansi & Trust, puppies from her first litter joined our program in August 2013.