WITH INSURANCE AND VET CHARGES INCREASING BY BETWEEN 10%-20%, from 2019 are puppy prices will increase to £1000. For those that have already booked a pup we will honour the quoted price. We are aware that others charge up to £1500 and we may have to review prices again in the future. We have yet again increased the number of health tests that our bitches will have and as new DNA tests become available we will add those. We want to give our owners the healthiest pup possible by only using fully health/DNA tested and proven stud dogs that meet the standards we set for our own bitches.
16th July 2018. As predicted, Cocoa gave birth to 8 healthy pups. 3 boys and five girls. One of the girls we will keep and be called STELLA in memory of our wonderful girl sadly missed. KC name AIDENSLABS TENILLE-She who brings light. We will be in contact with prospective owners over the next few days. For those NOT having a pup from this litter,
BRONWEN IN SEASON.
mating 5th August. Mating successful!
PUPS DUE 7TH OCTOBER
READY TO GO 2ND DECEMBER.
ALL CHOCOLATE LITTER
PEPPER IN SEASON-ALL BLACK LITTER USING SAME STUD AS ARWEN. PEPPER IS FULLY HEALTH TESTED/HIPS, ELBOWS, EYES AND EXTENSIVELY DNA tested.
Mating on or about 12th September. Due 14th November. Ready to go 9th January 2019. ALL DATES ARE GIVE AND TAKE 2/3 DAYS.
Our lists for 2019 are almost full with ARWEN and HEAVEN having all black litters and Bronwen having her second Chocolate litter at the end of 2019. Subject to health tests, STELLA will have her first litter of all chocolate pups in the middle of 2020. The pup we will keep from BRONWEN will be called BETHAN
Very busy times ahead.
We now face 6 more months of extremely hard work.
12th April 2018. Today we put to sleep our wonderful Stella, mother to Isla and Cocoa and grandmother to so many wonderful dogs. Difficult to explain the pain we feel. She will run free now without pain and find PEPSI and TSAR to spend eternity with. Thank you my wonderful girl for all you gave us. You will always be in our hearts and never forgotten. Your children miss you. Xxx
Every week we receive phone calls telling us sad stories of puppy farms, un-licenced breeding and associated health problems yet people STILL buy from these places and they continue to thrive.
Before purchasing a puppy PLEASE do your research. Does the breeder have a LICENCE from the local council which means he is vet INSPECTED EVERY YEAR. Does the breeder hold insurance. Can he support you in the future. Will he supply a FULL contract and a LIFETIME of support for your dog. Will he give you a receipt for monies paid (and therefore be taxable). Will he encourage you to visit and ask you MANY questions before agreeing to sell you a pup. Will he put you in contacf with the stud dog owner so that you can see all the health tests that the stud has had. Will he give you guides on feeding and excersise and be prepared to explain how the pup was socialised. Will he give you copies of ALL health tests that both the bitch and the sire have had. Will he show you the pups with their mother in the environment they have been brought up in.
You are entering a life changing time with a relationship with your dog that could last 14-16 years. TREAD VERY CAREFULLY WITH YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN.
Whilst no one can ever give a 100% guarantee of a healthy dog, following and going beyond recommended guide lines can go a long way towards it. ALL of our bitches and ALL our selected stud dogs are hip/elbow scored, eye tested every year and comprehensively DNA tested .
WE DO NOT ACCEPT THE DEFINITIONS OF SHOW AND WORKING LABRADORS. WE BREED FOR HEALTH AND TEMPERMENT TRAVELLING VERY LONG DISTANCES TO FIND STUD DOGS FULLY HEALTH TESTED AND FULLY DNA TESTED. WE LOOK TO ACHIEVE THE LOWEST LINK BETWEEN STUD AND BITCH AS WE CAN. WHILST ALL OUR DOGS ARE HIP SCORED WE ARE AWARE OF THE VERY GREAT LIMITATIONS OF THIS. MORE IMPORTANTLY OUR DOGS ARE ELBOW SCORED. WE DO NOT SHOW OUR DOGS ANYMORE BEING TOTALLY OPPOSED TO WHAT IS HAPPENING TO BREEDS IN GENERAL WITH DECLINING LONGEVITY AND CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS MADE WORSE BY INTERBREEDING TO ACHIEVE A LOOK AT THE EXPENSE OF HEALTH. WE ARE ALWAYS GRATEFUL TO HEAR THAT THERE ARE THOSE THAT AGREE WITH US.
We believe our pups are worth waiting for. We understand the urgency behind every request and will never promise what we can not deliver. With five litters expected in 2018 and three/four in 2019 all requests will be met and we look forward to placing a puppy in the homes we have approved.
We will be keeping a puppy from Arwens second litter and a pup from COCOAS last litter and BRONWENS first.
We will always do our UTMOST to accommdate our dogs when owners require BUT ask that we are given as much notice as possible especially during holiday periods.
Walking dogs IS NOT a simple task. These days too many uncontrollable dogs are off lead and whilst we only EVER take two out at a time we are constantly scanning for potential problems which we recognise from experience whilst attempting to give our own dogs an enjoyable walk. It amazes us when we see more than ten dogs being walked at any one time.
We have now entered the 21st century and are able to accept credit and debit cards although we still prefer bank transfer.
ARWEN, BRONWEN, COCOA, ISLA, HEAVEN STELLA
The owner of Arwens sister, PEPPER will also be having a litter. Due in season August. She is FULLY HEALTH TESTED, low hip score and 00 elbows. Eye test clear. Fully DNA tested. Using the same stud as ARWEN with 00 hips and 00 elbows, second generation of each. I will be assisting with this litter.
HEAVEN IN SEASON July 2019 Pups away November/December 2019. Last litter from her. We will keep a pup from this litter.
ARWEN second litter end 2019.
As soon as the season starts we wait 11 days and then she will have a blood test to confirm ovulation which, in her case is always day 12. They are then scanned again two weeks later to get a vague idea of numbers and see that things are developing normally.
Another room has been converted as an overflow whelping room and a medical floor will be put down shortly.
Busy time ahead.
We are always upset that we cannot fully meet the demand for our dogs which is why we will only guarantee a pup if we know that within the time frame we have given that guarantee can be honoured.
With this in mind, within the next twelve months, and spread evenly throughout that time, we will be having 5 litters. Two chocolate, two black and one mixed.
ALL those waiting patiently for a pup will have one in that time.
Allocating pups is always a nightmare. Even though the bitches are scanned twice prior to giving birth we cannot predict sex or precise numbers. We take the date of booking a pup and then juggle to achieve the best outcome once we know sexes and numbers.
Please bear with us. We believe our pups are worth waiting for.
We are always in the hands of nature.
We look forward to welcoming many more new owners over the next few months and promise the same level of service and commitment that we always give.