Placement Policies-Purchasing Information-Questionnaire 

Sunset Labradors is a small hobby breeding program located in Rochester New Hampshire. I breed black and chocolate AKC show-type Labradors, often referred to as English Labradors.

Upcoming Litter
  • Black and chocolate puppies due October 16th 
  • Sire: Orchardcreek Sky Farm Roger Wilco 
  • Dam: Sunset's Summer Twilight 
  • Currently, I have 5 puppies reserved and 3 families on the waiting list.
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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.  A deposit is not required to 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 questionnaire responses are an essential part of the selection process. 
    • The puppy for a family 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 a good fit for some prospective owners.
  • The puppies are sold with a spay/neuter agreement and  AKC limited registration. Based on recent studies, early spaying and neutering puppies 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 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. 
    • 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 disinfectant wipes. 
    • At least one visit with all members of the household is required.
  • 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.  The prospective owner(s) 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 usually develop a very strong bond to each other and form a weaker bond with their new owners. Raising 2 puppies at the same time can be very demanding. Also, it 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 about 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, stressful 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. 
 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.
Puppy Questionnaire
  • Before submitting the questionnaire, please read: The Sales Agreement, The Deposit Agreement, and The Puppy Selection Policy posted in the Agreements section. Please let me know if you have questions.
  • Please note:
    • Information about available puppies will be posted on my website on October 23.