Brains and Beauty - life with labs is always a party!

About Us

The Millab prefix began in 1970 with a litter out of Marge Miller's first girl Cinder, whose pedigree went back to Dual Ch. Shed of Arden, Dual Ch. Cherokee Buck, Fld. Ch. Hiwood Mike and Ch. Labcroft Mr. Chips. She was bred to a Shamrock Acres dog and Marge discovered that line to have the 'look' she loved.

In 1974, Marge's Christmas present to herself arrived from Wisconsin. She became Ch. Shamrock Acres Royal Oak BYOB, CD.  "Babe" finished her championship and her obedience title at the same show - a very busy and exciting day!  Anyone who says dogs can't do both conformation and obedience at the same time, must not have had a Labrador!   For more on training, visit

Back to "Babe".  She can be found in our pedigrees if you go way back - thanks to online pedigree databases such as, you can now research bloodlines much farther than the typical 5 generation pedigrees we usually see.

Marge became a serious obedience competitor, but truly loved a beautiful face, so she incorporated some Briary, Sandylands, Graemoor, Lockerbie and Dickendall into her Shamrock Acres lines.

Debbie, Max & Daniel Bates have continued the "Millab" lines, with line breedings on some of the great dogs of the past, such as Ch. Dickendall Arnold, Ch. Tabatha’s Drifter at Dickendall, Ch. Guidelines Mastercard and Eng. Am. Ch. Receiver of Cranspire, as we love the beautiful "English" stocky look.  We strive for temperaments that are sweet and lovable, calm in the house, yet always quite willing to work or play.  

Our pups have gone on to succeed in the show ring - whether it's conformation or obedience, and we've had some go on to earn hunting titles.  Recently, Debbie has fallen in love with the sport of Agility with her girl Blondie.  Blondie has earned her Novice, Open and Excellent Agility Titles and was competing in Master's classes until she was bred.  But most importantly - more important than all the titles in the world, we like to see our dogs as "part of the family".  Our 4 legged kids, sleeping on the bed and sharing our lives.


Health & Certifications

OFA Certifications

All our dogs have their hips & elbows x-rayed and certified by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) before we even think about breeding them. This is not a guarantee that every pup's hips & elbows will be free of dysplasia, but the chances of having healthy, sound puppies are greatly increased by breeding only dogs with OFA certifications.

Eye Certifications

Eye Certifications

PRA, Progressive Retinal Atrophy is an inherited eye disease that causes degeneration of the retina, causing dogs to go blind at an early age.  Our dogs are tested by a board certified ophthalmologist to make sure they show no signs of PRA.

Heart Certification

Our dogs are checked for heart murmurs.  A breed registry number will be issued for any dog found to be free from any congenital cardiac disease at 12 months of age or older. The exam must include auscultation. 


Before breeding, our dogs are DNA tested for inherited diseases such as PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), EIC (Excercise Induced Collapse), 

DM (Degenerative Myelopathy), CM (Centronuclear Myopathy) and other diseases. 



Millab's She Ze' Blonde, RN, AX, AXJ, OF, CGCA, TKA

OFA Good, Elbows Normal, Eyes Clear

 PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) Clear

EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse) Clear 

Heart Clear by Auscultation 

CNM (Centronuclear Myolopathy) Clear 

DM (Degenerative Myopathy) Clear

CY (Cystinuria) Clear

HUU (Hyperuricosuria) Clear

HNPK Carrier

(Heriditary Nasal Parakaratosis)


Ch. Delight Teddy Bear

OFA Hips Good, Elbows Normal

Eyes Cleared Annually

Heart Echo Clear

PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) Clear

EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse) Clear

CNM (Centronuclear Myolopathy) Clear

Dilute Free

Full Dentition

HNPK Clear 

(Hereditary Nasal Parakaratosis)

9 Day Old Puppy

Blondie - Teddy Puppies born May 9, 2018

We're very excited about this litter, as it's a line breeding going back to Ch. Dickendall Arnold and Am. Eng. Ch. Receiver of Cranspire.  It's unusual to see "Rever" so few generations back, as he would typically be much farther removed.  But Teddy's breeder Sharon Parr, had the foresight to freeze semen from Ch. Delight Bear De Menthe, a Receiver Grandson.  On our girl's side, this is our 10th generation of Millab Labradors, which we are very proud of.

Contact Us

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We don't have puppies often, but feel free to contact us to learn when we might be expecting a litter.  

If we don't have pups, we're always happy to refer you to a good, reputable breeder.

Millab Labradors

Debbie Bates

(954) 557-7036