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Deciding to bring a puppy home is a big commitment. We only place our puppies with families who will provide all necessary veterinary care, proper diet and exercise, and a loving environment for the life of the dog. We provide lifetime support for all of our puppies. Please read our SALES AGREEMENT for more details. News of upcoming litters is updated on our Litter News page.

We encourage you to learn all you can about labradors before deciding to bring a puppy home. Labrador Retrievers are people- and action- oriented dogs, and can become bored if left alone. Although they can be couch potatoes, Labs do need exercise every day! Otherwise, they may develop bad behaviors such as separation anxiety or being destructive. They require attention and love as much as food and water. Labradors are easy to train which makes obedience work a fun way to interact with your dog. For a happy, healthy dog you must commit to giving your Lab exercise, training and lots of attention! Below are links to informative articles about owning a Labrador.

Our puppies are born and raised right in our home. We spend extra time with all of our puppies and expose them to a wide variety of sights, smells, noises and people in our household. Each pup is picked up, played with and socialized every day. All our pups are vet-checked and will be up-to-date with all shots and worming.  After careful consideration, we have decided to leave the dew claws intact.  There is some controversy over whether or not to remove dew claws.  After reading that the dew claws are indeed useful to the dog in pivoting and turning, we feel it is in the dog’s best interest to leave them intact.   The primary purpose for removal is to prevent injury in rough country retrieving. 80% of our puppies will never do rough country retrieving, and of those that do, probably 90% will not ever experience a dew claw injury. Some veterinarians say they do not see dew claw injuries any more than footpad injuries, and even then, they are not that serious. Puppies are not anesthetized for the procedure and it is very painful. We are taking a more humane approach and no longer removing dew claws.

Many studies have shown that there are 3 important stages in a puppy's development: neurological stimulation, socialization, and enrichment. We follow Dr. Carmen Battaglia's "Early Neurological Stimulation" exercises. Research has shown puppies that have these exercises are more curious, are less stressed by new situations, able to problem solve better, and are in better physical condition than puppies that do not. We believe all of this in combination leads to improved performance, adaptability, health and potential in the adult dog. The puppies are held every day and always have lots of visitors for socialization. When they are a little older, they play outside in their very own puppy yard with many different types of toys for enrichment.

Cost of the puppy includes vet check, first set of shots, AKC registration papers, going home info packet, all the love and attention we give them in their first 8 weeks, a 8 lb bag of premium dog food, and a 26-month health guarantee. They are also exposed to all the sights and sounds in our home, and even swim in our pond, weather permitting. Please contact us for current information.

All puppies need love, attention and training to learn to be good canine citizens. We believe basic obedience training is the foundation for all future training. This takes time and patience! We believe early training is so important, we will refund $50 of the purchase price if you and your pup complete a positive reinforcement puppy class and send us a copy of the certificate.

Nutrition is of utmost importance for the health of your dog. We feed all our puppies and adult dogs an all-natural dog food developed by a holistic veterinarian. We require that you feed your puppy LIFE’s ABUNDANCE food for at least the first 26 months in order to give you our Health Guarantee. All Life's Abundance ingredients are 100% made in the U.S.A., and was not part of the national pet food recall in 2007.

 

 
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