Litter Information

Current Litter
No puppies at this time

Upcoming Litter
A litter of black and chocolate puppies is due March 14
Please send an email to  hope@sunsetlabs.com for information about the waiting list

Polices and Purchasing Information
  • All first time prospective owners must submit a puppy questionnaire to be considered for one of my puppies.
  • Prior to the arrival of the litter, I reserve up to 5 puppies and then I start a short waiting list. 
  • Prospective owners place on the lists is based on the order the completed questionnaires were submitted. 
  • My puppies are $2,200. 
  • I accept a $300 deposit after the first visit with the puppies if I think there will be a puppy that will be a good match for the family. 

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Planning and Raising My Litters

My goal is to breed intelligent, healthy, sound puppies with correct conformation, classic Labrador temperament, and a low to moderate energy level. An eager-to-please attitude and a desire to retrieve things are also priorities. I breed black and chocolate English-type Labradors. My girls and the sires that I breed them to have numerous health clearances including hips, elbows, eyes, cardiac by echocardiogram, and many DNA tests for inherited disorders including EIC, PRA, and D locus. You will be able to meet with the dam and several of her relatives. The males are selected based on their temperament, conformation, health clearances, and the pedigree. I will provide prospective owners with information about the the sire including the pedigree, and health clearances

My puppies are raised in my home. 
For the first month, the puppies are in a whelping box in the guest room.  At 4 weeks of age, I move my puppies into a 6 by 10 foot pen in my sunroom where they have room to play. I provide them with a wide variety of toys. The puppies are exposed to a variety of sights, sounds, and surfaces. They spend a lot of time interacting with me, as well as my friends and neighbors. 
Weather permitting, puppies are in an enclosed patio and a 10 foot by 34 foot shaded grassy pen for several hours a day. They have toddler climbing toys and playhouses to play in and around. 
When the puppies are about six weeks old I start bringing each puppy into other areas in the house and the main dog yard individually. The are also exposed to household sounds including the vacuum cleaner, dish washer, telephone, and radio.

My puppies are carefully placed in approved homes. 
I strive to place each puppy in the home that I feel will provide the puppy with an optimal environment to thrive. The information from the prospective owners regarding their lifestyle, family dynamics, and the plans they have in mind for the puppy is an essential part of the selection process. 
I use the results of the temperament tests and my evaluations of the puppies to match the puppies with their new family.  A puppy to be placed in a home with young children, first time buyers, and seniors will receive careful consideration. There may not be a puppy in every litter that is suitable for some families. For more information, please visit my Puppy Selection Policy in the Nursery section.

When the puppies are about seven weeks old, they make the first trip the veterinarian. 
They are  checked for intestinal parasites and each puppy is examined to identify any health problems. They receive the first vaccination against canine several diseases.

 I provide the new owners with a copy of the New Hampshire health certificate, a small bag of dog food, a packet of information including care instructions and training tips, and copies of the pedigrees and health clearances of the sire and dam.