Lab Puppy FAQ’s
The Labrador Retrievers’ gentle ways, adaptability and intelligence have done much to account for the Lab’s popularity as a pet. Excelling as a field dog as well as obedience, the Labrador enjoys outdoor exercise and is especially fond of swimming. They’ll happily retrieve until your arm gives out. Their disposition is kindly and outgoing coupled with an eager- to- please nature. They are great family pets, good with children that does well in suburban and country settings.
Realizing that labs are family companions for many years – often 10, 12, or even 14 years – it is important to us to be sure that the puppies we produce to become family pets and/or hunting dogs, are healthy, intelligent and attentive individuals.
We screen all our breeding females for conditions that are known be hereditary. They are DNA tested negative for EIC and CNM and hips, elbows and eyes are certified clear.
All of our females have descended from our original yellow “Sara” and chocolate “Kelsey”. The sires used from Jerryru Kennel have been equally tested and certified and all have an extensive background of show and/or working titles ensuring us of the quality of animal we want in our breeding females.
We usually have 3 or 4 litters of puppies a year as we only breed each female for one litter annually. We enjoy meeting prospective owners and do our best to match each puppy with their new family’s lifestyle. Our puppies are ready to go to their new homes at 7 or 8 weeks of age.
– vet checked with vet certificate
– 1st shots
– dewclaws removed
– wormed several times
– feeding and basic training instructions are provided as well as some starter feed that the puppies are used to
– CKC Registration papers will follow the purchase. The puppy will be registered with the Dora Lee prefix followed by the name chosen by the new owner.
– 6 weeks free pet health insurance is available.
After your Purchase
We are always available to help with questions or concerns in getting the puppy settled into his new home.
We highly recommend puppy obedience classes and encourage crate training in most situations.
We advise that the new puppy be taken to a veterinarian for a full examination and to establish a routine health care protocol for its care.
Puppies are cute and cuddly, and will develop into wonderful life long companions with proper training, exercise and care. Consistency, firmness, patience and love all play a part in their development.
When you have a lab, you have a friend and companion for life.