Hi and thanks so much for your interest in one of our babies! Here you’ll find answers to our most commonly asked questions. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, feel free to send me a message.
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Our puppies are sold on limited AKC registration for $2800 each and come with a 24mo health guarantee. Our pups go to their new homes microchipped, dewormed, vaccinated, and with a notebook that includes all of their health records, microchip & AKC paperwork, parent health info & pedigrees, etc., along with our “puppy book” full of info on just about anything dog related that you could think of, plus a going home bag with a new leash/collar, toy & blanket with mama and siblings scents on them to help make their transition into their new home as smooth as possible.
Each litter of our pups is raised inside our home, alongside our own 5 children, so they are very well socialized and used to a lot of noise, people and interaction, as you can imagine. ❤️ We are very intentional with exposing our puppies to a lot of different noises, smells, other animals and textures from day one. These things may seem unimportant while they’re so small, but they really do go a long way in helping create well rounded, confident puppies, which will become adults before we know it.
Yes and no. You help me choose for your family by telling me what your lifestyle and family dynamics look like and what you’re looking for in a new puppy. While I know and trust all of my big dogs temperaments and know their pups will have sound temperaments, just like children, personalities will vary. The personality of a pup matched to the right family is always most important to me, so I match puppies to families at 7 weeks. I spend every single day with my pups and know them better than anyone, and feel confident at that 7 week mark to not only choose the right family for them, but the right puppy for you. If I have a senior or special needs family, or someone with very small children, I am going to be looking for a more laid back one in the group to match with them. Versus a very active or athletic family that more wants a pup to match their energy, etc.. I like to have families let me know if any pups in particular have stood out to them over the previous weeks, and while I cannot guarantee you will get that exact puppy, I do take that into consideration when doing placements.
I require a $500 non refundable deposit (towards the cost of your pup) to be added to our reservation list. If you would like to move forward with being added to our list, I ask that you please fill out the Inquiry Form on our home page. This helps me get an idea of who you are and what you’re looking for in a puppy, and just get to know you better in general. I will reply within 24hrs and let you know what litters I have on the way and/or planned, and what place you will be on my list for your desired color & gender. I go in order of deposit placed when contacting families that pups have arrived. **I do reserve the first pick of each litter for a potential show or breeding prospect**
Once the breeding has occurred we will notify families and update throughout the process; breeding/confirmation ultrasound/puppy count x-ray, etc. Once babies arrive safely we will start updating their new families each week with photos and videos so that you can watch them grow!
We love involving our puppy families along the way and do our best to make this entire process as easy and fun as possible. We’ve been on the buying side before too and know how very much updates are anticipated!
Our puppies are all sold on limited AKC registration, which means you may not breed them. I will on rare occasion sell full registration to someone I have spoken at length to and feel comfortable with their ethics and desires for wanting to breed. Breeding dogs is not for the faint of heart. It is not only a huge investment of your time, but the financial investment initially to start, and then each year to maintain your program & dogs, would stagger many. I like to know that someone is fully aware of all that is entailed in being a breeder and committed to a high standard of health and excellence before entrusting one of my dogs to them.
Among Labrador enthusiasts, it is commonly understood that there are two types of Labrador Retrievers: the Bench Bred “English” Labrador and the Field Bred “American” Labrador, though neither the EKC nor the AKC differentiate between the two. Officially, on both sides of the Atlantic, there is only one breed standard for the ‘Labrador Retriever.’ However there are differing allowances for size, which makes sense since they are, in fact, different in size and in other ways.
English Labs tend to be stockier with wider heads, a fuller face, and shorter muzzle. They also have shorter legs and a thicker coat. American Labs, on the other hand, are more streamlined looking with long legs and a lean, athletic build. They have narrower heads and thinner coats.
In general, because American Labs have long been bred to excel in field trials, they tend to be a bit more high-strung, with a high energy level that must be channeled in a constructive way, either through exercise or some sort of “job;” otherwise they can develop behavioral problems. English Labs as a rule are calmer, quieter, and easier to manage. Both are very affectionate, with a strong desire to please their owner or handler, which, combined with their intelligence, makes them very trainable. Depending on the needs of your family, one “line” may be a better fit than the other, but if properly bred and raised, you can’t go wrong with either.
A full grown male (2+ years old) is typically 90-110lbs, while the females stay about 70-85lbs. The breed standard for conformation showing is less, but we intentionally breed a bit above standard
for thick, wrinkly babies. Weights can vary and be less or more for both genders, but even with some variance our Labradors are large breed dogs.