About us

Welcome to LABPUPS.COM – where the love for Labrador puppies thrives!

Since 1991, our family has passionately dedicated itself to breeding top-quality Labrador puppies in the scenic heart of Charlotte, NC. Nestled amidst the tranquility of our sprawling 5-acre farm, our Labs grow up basking in the serenity of nature, absorbing the family love and care that only a tight-knit family-run business can provide.

Our primary aim is not just to breed dogs, but to share the joy of owning a Labrador that’s not only healthy but also embodies the calm and affectionate temperament that the breed is renowned for. Every pup that springs from our home is nurtured to be family-oriented, ensuring they seamlessly blend into their new families, offering companionship and countless cherished moments.

Thank you for considering LABPUPS.COM. We invite you to be a part of our extended family and share in the happiness that each Labrador puppy brings!

Behind the Paws: Meet Our Founders

Tripp Wood

Tripp Wood

Tripp Wood

CO-FOUNDER

Tripp Wood has spent a great many years breeding Labrador Retriever puppies. Formerly a commercial airline pilot, Wood began breeding Labs for his two young sons. “Early on in my career, it was a way to supplement our income. In the long run, we ended up spending the proceeds towards research for the health and nutrition of Labs and Goldens,” he says. But spending the money didn’t take away from his love of dogs. He continued breeding puppies and, as a pilot, was able to personally deliver the dogs to new owners in many cities. “I gained a lot of knowledge in shipping dogs,” he says.


Since September 1999, when he started LABPUPS.COM, that knowledge has come in handy. He has shipped puppies to such distant locations as Thailand, Aruba, Russia, Greece and Germany. Wood advises that those interested in welcoming a new puppy into their home consider several key factors before deciding on a particular breed. “Consider the length of time you’re home during the day,” he says. “Do you have small children, and need a dog that is patient with toddlers? And finally, decide what is more important to you: the dog’s looks or its temperament.” There are also factors to consider for those thinking of bypassing the hassle of house-breaking and a closet full of chewed shoes by adopting an adult dog. “A puppy will adjust to fit into your life,” says Wood. “Think about how willing you are to fit into an adult dog’s life.”

Tripper Wood

Tripper Wood

Tripper Wood

CO-FOUNDER

Tripper Wood is a seasoned professional in the world of Labrador Retriever breeding. He began working with his father, Tripp, at an early age and together they founded LABPUPS.COM in 1999, as an extension of their family breeding business that they started in 1991. With over 30 years of experience in breeding and raising Labrador Retrievers, Tripper has become a respected authority in the industry.

But Tripper’s interests and talents don’t stop there. In 1992, at the age of 13, Tripper became the youngest PADI-certified diver in the United States. This early accomplishment is a testament to Tripper’s adventurous spirit and determination.

Being in the breeding business has taught Tripper many things, including the importance of ethics and responsibility. He is committed to providing healthy and well-adjusted puppies to loving families and is dedicated to the proper care and treatment of all of his animals.

In addition to his successful business and diving achievements, Tripper is also a devoted family man. He values the importance of spending time with his wife and four children (TJ, Harrison, Brecken and Sloane).

Tripper strives to make every puppy placement a perfect match for both the puppy and the new family.

Overall, Tripper Wood is a well-rounded individual with a passion for breeding Labrador Retrievers, diving, and his family. He is dedicated to the well-being of his animals, and always puts the needs of his clients and puppies first.

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