12th Annual Share the Gold March 5, 2018
at The Ranch in Pritchett, CO at 1pm MTS

Black Gold Labrador Retrievers

The Crane's have been raising and selling Labrador retrievers since 2005. Each of their children own a female, which is their pet. All of the dogs are very good with children, are great companions and all have hunting bloodlines. The Crane's have had great feedback on their puppies. All of the puppies come to their new owner having been vet checked and given their first round of shots and wormer. The Females, Male, and all puppies are AKC Registered. All puppies are sold without breeding rights, but with a fee, you may purchase breeding rights for your puppy. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to Contact Us.


Ruger is our Skeets Jr. We had been looking for a chocolate male for several years to replace Skeets and just weren’t having any luck. Finally, we decided to ask a neighbor that we sold a chocolate male to several years ago, if we could use their male to breed one of our chocolate females. Fortunately, North Fork Buddy, who looks a lot like Skeets and has a similar disposition, visited our ranch and bred one of our chocolate females that we were cycling out of the breeding program. We have raised Ruger from birth and we are really happy with him. Ruger is really smart , he loves to play in water and just be a part of what is going on. He looks very similar to his grandfather, Skeets, and has a great temperament. Ruger’s first litter is on the ground and his second is due soon. We are looking forward to feedback on his puppies, so far, we are really pleased.


Remi is a gorgeous yellow lab that we bought from Hunter’s Haven in Nebraska. We were looking for a replacement for Skeets without much luck, so we decided to get this yellow male. Hunters Haven is where we bought Skeets and we really love the dogs we have gotten from them. We have been really pleased with Remi so far. He is a big boy, ready to go explore, go for a walk, or play. He is really smart and his puppies are beautiful and really smart as well


Mercy is the daughter of Smooch, granddaughter of Hope, and the daughter of Skeets. She is a beautiful yellow female and a really good mother. She did a marvelous job with her first litter, which included ten, sweet, light yellow pups. She is really energetic and loves to play with the kids. Mercy is a great mouser and she loves catching birds, which shows she inherited great hunting instincts from Skeets. Her puppies are beautiful, so playful, and very smart. Mercy continues to give us 10-12 puppies each litter and we have continued the tradition by keeping a few females out of her. Skeets added some really great characteristics to this female line.


Brandy is a beautiful, petite, redish yellow lab. We bought her from Hunters Haven in Nebraska and she is an awesome female. Brandy is a go getter, really smart, and has great hunting bloodlines. Her puppies have been super, playful and smart. We have great feedback out of this pretty girl’s puppies.


Oakley is a pretty light yellow English lab. We bought her from Covey Ridge Kennel. She is a really calm female and is a great friend. Oakley just had her first litter and did so great with them. Her pups are really pretty and very playful. We are excited to get feedback from this litter.


Aspen is a beautiful chocolate lab that we bought from Hunters Haven in Nebraska. She has excellent hunting bloodlines and is really smart. Aspen just had her first litter of puppies and it’s a great litter of chocolate puppies. Aspen did and awesome job, these puppies are really playful. We are excited to get feedback from this cute litter of puppies.


Sage is a beautiful chocolate lab female that we bought from Hunters Haven in Nebraska. She has great hunting bloodlines and is really smart. Sage is just getting ready to have her first litter of puppies and we are really excited to see how she will do.


Skeets was a chocolate Labrador retriever with great hunting bloodlines. He was super mellow and loved water. Skeets was a natural born hunter, he would always take a swim in the draw and then hunts birds while we were checking cattle. Skeets wasn't a barker, but if he ever did bark we could be sure someone or something had come into the yard. Skeets was great with our kids starting from the first moment we met him as a 12 week old pup. He was always gentle with the kids and never jumped on them. Skeets was a great buddy and was always involved in what was going on in our daily life on the ranch, whether it was working cattle, cleaning 4-H pig pens or just taking a walk. Skeets was a very smart dog and his pups took after him. Any feedback we have received on his pups has been great. The pups have been exceptionally smart, very easy to train, and they have great natural hunting instincts. Skeets was a great puppy sire, as well as, a part of our family and has been missed greatly by our family.


Hope was a yellow Labrador retriever and was the first female we purchased. She has been a great mother, therefore we have kept a female out of two of her past litters. Hope was a really good companion and great with kids. She has had beautiful puppies, that were playful and smart. Her daughters have taken after her in many ways, so we have kept some granddaughters as well. We miss Hope, but her daughter (Smooch) and granddaughter (Mercy), have been super replacements (not that she can ever really be replaced) for her on the ranch.


Smooch was a yellow Labrador Retriever and looked so much like her mother, Hope. She was a great mother like Hope also. Smooch was Miss Personality on the ranch. Her pups were really playful and smart. Smooch loved hunting, playing, taking walks, and definitely LOVED having her belly rubbed. We have kept females out of Smooch, we love this maternal line in our females.