Litter Information-Placement Policies-Puppy Questionnaire 

Sunset Labradors is hobby breeding program located in Rochester New Hampshire. I breed black and chocolate AKC show-type Labradors, often referred to as English Labradors. My puppies are carefully placed in approved homes. 

All first time prospective owners must submit the puppy questionnaire. The questionnaire must be filled out by an adult that will be a primary owner/caretaker of the the puppy. 

Planned Litter 2021
An all black spring litter is planned.
Please send an email before submitting the puppy questionnaire. 

Purchasing Information
  • My puppies are $2,300. 
  • 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 your family. 
  • If there isn't a puppy that will be suitable for your family, the deposit will be refunded.
Email address:  hope@sunsetlabs.com 

Puppy Placement Policies 
  • Prior to the arrival of a litter, I reserve up to 4  puppies.  I place up to 4 families on a waiting list. A deposit is not required to reserve or hold a puppy.
  • The puppies are sold with a spay/neuter agreementBased on recent studies, spaying and neutering puppies prior to maturity may predispose them to various health risks including shortened lifespan, bone cancer, obesity, hypothyroidism, abnormal bone growth and development, CCL ruptures, hip dysplasia, and urinary incontinence in females. 
    • Males are to be neutered between 18 and 24 months of age. 
    • Females must be spayed between 14 and 20 months of age. 
  • The puppies will be place with AKC limited registration. The offspring of dogs with limited registration can not be registered with AKC. Dogs with limited registration can participate in numerous AKC activities including obedience, field trials, agility, and tracking. 
  • Visits start when the puppies are about five weeks old.  At least one visit with all members of the family is required.
    • To prevent the spread of infectious agents, DO NOT visit another with another breeder, an animal shelter, or a pet store within 7 day prior to coming to my home. 
    • Please wear freshly laundered clothing and shoes cleaned with disinfectant wipes. 
    • Please be prepared to clean your hands with sanitizing wipes before handling the puppies. 
  • I strive to place each puppy in the home that I feel will meet the requests of the families, and provide the puppy with an optimal environment to thrive. No placement decisions are final until after the temperament testing results are available. 
    • The puppy for a family with young children, first time dog owners, and  seniors will be carefully selected. I recommend waiting until the youngest child in the family is 4 or 5 years old before adopting a puppy. 
    • In some litters there may be more than one puppy that will be a good match for a family, so the family may be able to select their puppy.
    • Occasionally, there may not be a puppy that will be a good match for some families in every litter.
  • I will not place two puppies from the same litter with a family. No exceptions.
    • There are often problems associated with raising litter mates. 
    • The puppies usually develop a very strong bond to each other and they may form a weaker bond with their new owners. 
    • Raising 2 puppies can be confusing for the puppies. A correction or praise intended for one puppy could easily be misinterpreted by the other puppy. 
    • I recommend waiting at least a year before getting another puppy.    
  • I will not place a puppy in a new home on or around December 25 if the family celebrates Christmas. It's a very busy, time for most families.  A new puppy needs a calm environment, a consistent routine, daily training sessions, and lots of attention. 
  • I do not ship puppies. No exceptions. 
 Puppy Questionnaire Instructions
  • Please read the Puppy Sales Contract, Deposit Agreement, and the Puppy Selection Policy before submitting the puppy questionnaire.
  • Please send an email before submitting the questionnaire.