We are Nick and Stephanie Rintrona, and along with our three children Jillian, Nicholas and Joseph are the proud owners of Seaworthy Labrador Kennels. We are a small hobbyist kennel located in Spring hill Florida, one hour north of Tampa.
At Seaworthy Labradors we are firmly committed to breeding the traditional English style Labrador Retriever. Our goal is to provide you with your best friend, a loving family member, hunting partner, service dog, or a companion that will be out there competing in one of the many events you can enjoy with your dog.
What we wish to produce is a Labrador with a good bone structure, strong muscles, a broad head and muzzle with almond shaped eyes that have a kind expression. A great double coat to keep the elements out and that thick traditional otter tail that is carried straight and flat from the body is our goal in each breeding. We want our females to weigh approximately 65-75 lbs, and our males to weigh around 75-85 lbs.
All of our puppies are registered with the American Kennel Club, micro-chipped and enrolled in the AKC ReUnite program before they go into a new family home. This service is included in the purchase price of your puppy.
Our girls are currently DNA tested by Pawprint Genetics, along with hip and elbow certifications. This testing program is in place to help us have sound healthy dogs that will live a longer life.
History of the Labrador Labrador Retrievers, originally from Newfoundland, were initially used in work alongside fisherman, helping to pull in nets and catch fish that escaped from fishing lines. After being crossed with Setters, Spaniels and other Retrievers, the Labrador Retriever honed its skills as a true retriever. From this point in the breed’s history, "Labs," as they are affectionately called, were bred primarily to perform as an efficient retriever of game, with a stable temperament suitable for a variety of activities beyond hunting.