Placement Policies,Litters, Purchasing Information, and Puppy Questionnaire

Placement Policies
  • All first time prospective owners must submit a puppy questionnaire to be considered for one of my puppies. The questionnaire must be filled out by an adult. Completing the questionnaire does not reserve a puppy. 
  • Sunset Labrador 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. 
  • No placement decisions are final until after the temperament testing results are available. The testing is done when puppies are at least seven weeks old. In some litters there may be more than one puppy that is a good match. Occasionally, the prospective owner may be able to select their puppy.  However, in some litters, there may not be a puppy that while be a good match for some families.
  • The puppy for families with young children, first time dog owners, and seniors will be carefully selected. In some litters, there may not be a puppy that will be suitable for these families.
  • My puppies are sold with a spay/neuter agreement with AKC limited registration. Males are to be neutered between 18 and 24 months of age and females need to be spayed between 12 and 18 months of age.
  • Visits start when the puppies are about five weeks old. To prevent the spread of dangerous infections, DO NOT visit another litter before coming to my home. If you currently own a dog, please wear freshly laundered clothing and shoes cleaned with a disinfectant wipe.
  • I will not place two puppies from the same litter with a family. There are often problems associated with raising litter mates. The puppies often develop a very strong bond to each other, and form a weaker bond with their new owners. Also, raising 2 puppies at the same time is very demanding. A correction or praise intended for one of the puppies could easily confuse the other puppy. I recommend waiting at least  a year before getting another puppy. 
  • I will not sell a puppy as a gift. 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 in a new home on or around December 25. It's a very busy, stressful time for most families.  A new puppy needs a calm environment, a consistent routine, ongoing training, and a lot of attention for several months. Also, many decorations and some holiday treats can be dangerous for a puppy.
  • I do not ship puppies. No exceptions.
Current Litter
None at this time.

Upcoming Litter
No litters planned at this time.
The next litter will be in 2020.

Please Note
I breed AKC black and chocolate English-type Labradors. I'm no longer breeding yellows.
                                              
Purchasing Information
My puppies are $2,000. 
A visit with all members of the household is required before a $300 deposit will be accepted
The final payment must be in cash unless other arrangements are made. 
 

Before Submitting the Questionnaire 
Please read the Sales Agreement, the Deposit Agreement, and the Puppy Selection Policy posted in the Nursery section.