dARK wATER lABRADOR pUPPIES
Some cute Dark Water Labrador puppies!
Our goal is to produce a happy, healthy, active Labrador who not only conforms to the breed standard physically, but is also capable of performing in the field and other dog sports. By breeding with such goals, our puppies excel at pretty much anything that can be asked of them and make excellent pets for active families. We have donated to multiple service dog organizations (detection dogs, guide dogs, service dogs, etc) where our dogs also excel. They are not only beautiful, but have brains, too! If you take a look at our dogs, you can see the various titles they've obtained in multiple venues. Here's a great article from the LRC, Inc. (Parent club of the Labrador Retriever) about the terms "English" and "American."
We breed for ourselves first and foremost and often hold back more than one puppy from a litter to continue on with our breeding program. Sometimes the puppies don't mature into what we're looking for and we place those puppies in pet homes as older puppies. Whelping, Rearing & Puppy PlacementPuppies are whelped and raised in our home until they go to their new homes around 8 weeks in age. They receive plenty of human and dog interaction, as well as introductions to many household noises and items. We practice Early Neurological Stimulation and Early Scent Introduction, as well as various Avidog and Puppy Culture practices to raise well-rounded puppies. When they are a bit older, we take multiple car rides, play with dog-savvy children and go on short field trips for socialization.
Puppies are dewormed, fecal checked, receive their first vaccine, microchipped and examined by a licensed veterinarian before they go to their new homes. Our puppies go home with 30 days of health insurance at no cost, a binder full of great information & health records, a 24 month health guarantee, a tote bag packed with goodies and lifetime breeder support. Our puppies are priced at $3,000.
Unless otherwise agreed, all puppies are sold on AKC limited registration with a mandatory spay/neuter contract, which means that they cannot be bred. Limited registration allows the owners to enter all performance events such as rally, obedience or hunt tests. We carefully evaluate the puppies' temperaments, conformation and birdiness to match them with families based on compatibility with input from the puppy families. Typically we don't choose our puppies until around 7-8 weeks of age. Once we have a litter in the planned, we will accept questionnaires from prospective puppy buyers, after which point we'll arrange a phone call to discuss everything in detail. Generally puppy families who have placed a deposit are invited to come and meet the puppies around 6 weeks of age.
We stand by our puppies for life and will always take back a dog of our breeding for whatever reason.