Policies, Purchasing Information, and The Puppy Questionnaire

Sunset Labradors is a small hobby breeding program located in Rochester New Hampshire.
I breed black and chocolate show-type Labradors.

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

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. 
  • Prior to the arrival of a litter, I reserve up to 5 puppies and then I start a short waiting list. Placement on the reserve and waiting lists is based on the order the completed questionnaires were submitted.
  • 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 questionnaire responses and additional information from the prospective owners regarding their lifestyle, family dynamics, and the plans they have in mind for the puppy are an essential part of the selection process. 
  • The puppy for a family with young children, a first time dog owners, and a senior couple will be carefully selected. In some litters, there may not be a puppy that will be a good fit for these prospective owners.
  • 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. 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. 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 and it can be confusing for the puppies. A correction or praise intended for one of the puppies could easily be misinterpreted by 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 with families that celebrate Christmas. 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. Also, many decorations and some holiday treats can be dangerous for a puppy.
  • The 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.
  • I do not ship puppies. No exceptions.
  • At least one visit with all members of the household is required.
  • 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. At least one visit with all members of the household is required.                               
Purchasing Information
  • 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 your family. 
  • If there isn't a puppy that will be suitable for your family, the deposit will be refunded within 7 days.
  • The final payment must be in cash unless other arrangements are made. 

Please read the Sales Agreement, the Deposit Agreement, and the Puppy Selection Policy posted in the Nursery section before submitting the questionnaire.
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