Litters

Current Litter
No puppies available at this time.
                      
Upcoming and Planned Litters
    Black and chocolate litter due September 30/October 1, 2018
    Sire: Orchardcreek Sky Farm Roger Wilco
    Dam: Sunset's Harvest Moon 
  • I reserve up to 5 puppies before the litter is due. 
  • My puppies are $1800. 
  • Visits start when the puppies are about 5 weeks old. 
  • I accept a $300 deposit after the first visit if I think there will be a puppy that will be a good match for you and your family.  
  • No placement decision is final until after the temperament testing has been completed when the puppies are at least 7 weeks old.

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Planning and Raising Litters
My goal is to breed intelligent, healthy, sound puppies with correct conformation, classic Labrador temperament, and a moderate energy level. I breed black and chocolate American show-type Labradors, often referred to as English Labradors. Smart, healthy puppies with an eager-to-please attitude and a kind, loyal temperament are priorities. The sires are selected based on their temperament, conformation, health clearances, and pedigrees. My girls and the sires that I breed them to have numerous health clearances including hips, elbows, eyes, cardiac by echocardiogram, and numerous DNA tests for inherited disorders including EIC, PRA, and D locus. 
I breed 1 or 2 litter a year. You will be able to meet with the dam of the puppies and several of her relatives. I do not own the sires of my litters.  I will provide prospective owners with information about the the sire including the pedigree, health clearances, and a link to the owners website if available. 

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 spacious pen in my sunroom where they have room to play and grow. I provide them with a wide variety of toys. Weather permitting, puppies are in an enclosed 12 foot by 20 foot patio area 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. The puppies are exposed to a variety of sights, sounds, and surfaces. They also spend a lot of time interacting with friends and family after they are 4 weeks old. When the puppies are about 6 weeks old I bring them into other areas in the house and yard individually. 

When the puppies are about 7 1/2 weeks old, they make the first trip the veterinarian. The puppies are  checked for intestinal parasites and each puppy is examined to identify any health problems. They receive the first vaccination against canine several diseases. 

Puppy Placement Policies
Everyone must submit a puppy questionnaire to be considered for one of my puppies. The questionnaire must be submitted by an adult.  Completing the questionnaire does not reserve a puppy. 

I match the new owners with the puppy that is most likely to meet the expectations of their new family. The selection is based on the temperament, confidence level, training attitude, sound sensitivity, and activity level of the puppies as well as the personal preferences of the prospective buyer. Final placement decisions are made after the temperament testing has been completed. There may not be an appropriate puppy for families with young children, first time dog owners, and/or seniors in every litter. 

I will not place 2 puppies from the same litter with a family. There are often problems associated with raising litter mates. It can be stressful for the puppies and family members. The puppies often develop a very strong bond to each other, and do not bond with their new owners. Training 2 puppies at the same time is very demanding. For example, a correction or praise intended for one of the puppies will confuse the other one. I recommend waiting about a year before getting another puppy. 

I will not sell a puppy as a gift.  I want a puppy to be considered a new member of the family. I want to meet with all members of the family that will have daily contact with the puppy before making a placement decision. I will not place a puppy on or around December 25 with a family that celebrates Christmas. 

I do not ship puppies. 

Companion dogs are sold with a spay/neuter agreement with AKC limited registration.  Males should be neutered between 18 and 24 months of age and females should be spayed between 12 and 18 months of age.

I provide 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. 

I will register all the puppies in the litter with AKC.