Our day starts at 3.30am. Please refrain from calling us after 6pm unless it is an emergency. We are normally asleep by 7PM and very grumpy if disturbed!
Chocolate confirmed pregnant by scan. 5th October 2020
Arwen scanned again. Very large and active litter.
Arwen mated 17th August. All black litter. CONFIRMED PREGNANT BY SCAN. LARGE LITTER. 17TH September 2020.
A chocolate girl has also been mated and will be scanned shortly.
Due to the number of phone calls/reservations which are subsequently cancelled and the increasing work in dealing with them we have decided that the fully refundable deposit will be subject to a £50 admin fee if the reservation is cancelled. Once we receive the paperwork and deposit a date and time will be arranged for prospective clients to meet us, see how we do things and meet our girls. At that stage those wishing to proceed with the reservation will be asked to sign the pre contract to acknowledge the deposit is from that point on non refundable. If not it will returned less admin charge.
With back to back litters we have no time to deal with those that have not considered the full implications of having a dog and are simply fishing around.
We will always give the expected waiting time however we are in the hands of nature and many factors will effect final time frames.
if this needs further clarification please call.
Please note that the deposit we ask for after visiting us is now NON REFUNDABLE.
We are happy to pass on our discount for goods and services but our limit of liability is in supplying these and under no circumstances will we enter in to prolonged and costly negotiations in returning these if pup is cancelled after visiting us. We will refund any service portion but arrange to deliver at cost any goods ordered.
The selling price of pup is now £1500. The increase is in NO way linked to the covid situation but rather the increase in stud fees, vets fees and insurance plus the even higher standards we breed by. Any quoted priceon a pre contract form will be honoured. We do not breed on the cheap but rather the highest standards that are available to us. We will, of course, honour any previously quoted price written in our pre contract.
Anyone making enquiries of breeders should ask these questions in order.
Are you a licensed breeder, can I see your license or have the licence number in order to check with local authority. Do you have professional insurances.
Are the sire and dam health tested and will I get a copy of these results to include hips,elbows eyes and comprehensive DNA testing. Current eye test certificate both for the sire and the dam.
Will I get a contract of sale And a receipt for any monies paid.
Are you able to provide me with support and advice for the life of the dog.
Will I get guides on feeding and exercise and will my pup be micro chipped as required by law and have received its first vaccinations.
Are you aware of the new laws which came in to force on 1st October 2018.
Will i get copies of the hip, elbow and eye certificates as well as the dna certificate results.
With the new dogs act coming in to force on 1st October we are receiving a regular fifteen calls a day enquiring about pups linked to the covid situation. From now anyone breeding three or more litter a year or selling a single pup will require a licence. At a stroke this will end all those who think it would be nice to have a litter from their bitch unless they will be prepared to pay a considerable sum in licence fees. It will also mean that any profit made will be taxable and not cash in hand. It means that puppy farms will be put under pressure although I am sure they will find a way to circumvent the regulations.
We go far beyond the set requirements and take pride in the pups we produce. We offer a lifetime of support and are super selective in choosing our new owners turning down 70% of those that contact us for which we make NO apologies. We consider our responsibility for the pup does NOT end when we are paid but lasts the lifetime of the dog. For those making an appointment to meet us and then cancelling at the last moment we will NOT offer a second opportunity.
WITH INSURANCE AND VET CHARGES INCREASING BY BETWEEN 10%-20%, from now puppy prices will increase to £1500.
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.
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
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.
We will be keeping a puppy from Arwens second litter and a pup from Stellas first.
We will always do our UTMOST to board 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 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.