* Full Registration for any of our pups, (breeding and show rights) is an addition fee. Please contact us if this is an option you would like to have. You have the option to wait until you decide if Full is what you want and don't have to pay for it before you take your pup home. As long as he/she has her papers transitioned to Full before they are bred, things will move smoothly. Puppies born of a dog before Limited Registration is lifted can not obtain AKC papers.
Deposit for a puppy is a non-refundable $100 out of the total cost of the pup. The remaining amount is due the day you take your puppy home when they are 8 weeks old.
Order of pick is determined by the order in which we receive deposits. The only reason you would move down in the picking order is if someone decided to pay the extra amount to have Pick of Litter.
Pick of litter is an extra $200 added to the total price of the puppy.
We spend a good deal of time with all of our litters. By the time they are 5-6 weeks old, we can point out a lot of their individual personalities and natural tendencies.
When there is a Pick of the Litter, we invest even more time into finding out about each pup before picking.
Picking can also wait until the pups are a little older for P.o.L.
Normally we suggest picking around 5 weeks. P.o.L. has the choice to wait up until the 7th week to decide which pup is the one. Making sure they get Mr./Ms. right.
* To be on any call list, this is the information we need from you;
- Good phone number to reach you at when puppies are born
- Male/Female preference
- Which Dam/Stud breeding you would like to get your pup from (As about our breeding plans
NO DEPOSIT NEEDED TO BE ON A LIST
Sometimes litters are spoken for before I announce them on our facebook page. That is because those families with deposits asked to be put on our waiting/call lists. There is no obligation, but it is always a good idea to be on a list!
When planning for multiple litters to be bred, I only take up to 18 on each waiting/call lists. The reason being that sometimes when I contact those on the list and tell them that we have had pups, they have found a pup already or are no longer interested. We want to make sure that each of our pups has a family waiting for them!
Along with the information we ask you for to be on a list, I write down the DATE that you ask to be on our waiting lists. That date is what keeps your “spot” in line to get a puppy. If when it’s your turn to contact, but all of the pups have been spoken for by the time you are contacted, you are given the option to move your “spot” in line to a future litter. I will then move you to the next list in chronological order. Which usually puts you higher up in call order on the next list.
Know that if you are on the call list, you will get a call!
If you have any questions about how this part of the process goes, feel free to call.
** This is how I’ve had to organize things ever since COVID. Because of COVID, there has been a big increase in interest in puppies for all breeders i believe. I want to make sure that all those wanting and willing to wait for a puppy from Labradors of SIlversage has a fair opportunity to get one! For those waiting longer, they are in order to get called first because of the date of interest.
We love to have visitors. We welcome everyone who is interested to schedule a day and time to come meet everyone. But for the health of our puppies, we do not allow any visits to our kennel until any current litter we have is over 3 weeks of age. We feel this is a safe age to where our pups could be handled.
**Due to COVID-19, we are no longer allowing visits unless it is a visit to pick out a puppy that you have deposited on. We are sorry for the inconvenience and wish that we didn’t have to do things this way. Check out our Facebook page to see updates and videos of our labs and puppies! Our family thanks you for understanding that we are trying to keep ourselves, and others as safe thought this pandemic as we can.**
We always encourage buyers to visit our kennels to select their new family members, but we realize that this is not always an option. If you are unable to come to the kennel to pick out your puppy, we will send you a variety of pictures and videos of the litter to help you determine which puppy you would like.
We can also send you individual pictures of each female and male puppy.
When puppies become big enough to fit their colored collars, you can tell who's who in all of the pictures and videos. We mostly post those and other milestone updates of each litter on our Facebook page. You can be directed there from the Facebook logo on our Home page.
*You do not have to have a Facebook account in order to see our page.
Shipping a puppy is an additional $500. This price includes the crate he/she will travel in, and the vet visit to obtain his/her health certificate. The entire amount of puppy will be due before the puppy is shipped.
Puppies can not fly in weather over 85 degrees. Shipping a puppy in the summertime is very difficult and may or may not be an option if the weather is too hot.
We encourage you to plan ahead and speak to your vet before your bring your new puppy home. You will need to schedule an appointment for your pup's 2nd and 3rd shots (each one month apart). To do so, you can double check with us, and we will tell you the date their 1st shot was given. Your vet will plan accordingly. A series of at least three are needed. Some vets suggest four. First shots are given at 6 weeks, after the litter has been weened from their mother.
Puppies will have been given a full worming of SafeGuard.
Male puppies need to be checked regarding their testicles. If they do not drop down, they will need surgery. We do not guarantee the testicles will come down. This situation is rare, but we suggest that you ask your vet regarding this if you have selected a male puppy.
We guarantee that when our puppies leave our kennel and go to their new homes, they are healthy and well. If we feel there is any reason to keep certain pups longer than 8 weeks, we will inform families immediately of what we plan to do and the reasons why. It might just be that their stools haven't quite cleared up if they had a hard time with the wormer. The last thing we want when a puppy is taken home is the new owners being concerned. We want this to be a good experience for all, puppy included of coarse! Upset puppy stomachs are no fun.
We guarantee that all of our puppies will pass their OFA certification. This guarantee is only valid until your puppy is 2 years old.
If your puppy is taken to a Veterinarian, and he/she has failed their OFA certification, we will need you to send us:
* a copy from the Vet explaining why he/she claims that the dog has failed their OFA certification and x-rays.
If the reason is due to genetics, we will replace your puppy with a new one of the same value as your previously purchased pup.
We will not replace a puppy due to improper care by owner (eg. neglect, over feeding).
*** We do not refund money ***
Since the beginning our business, in 1999, we have very rarely had someone contact us back concerning genetic defects of our sold puppies.
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