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Before bringing your beloved puppy home, it's important that the puppy is over 8 weeks of age. Puppies still require their biological mothers before they are let go to their new home. This period of 8 weeks allows the pup to be socialised correctly, their personality formed and be taught learnt behaviours.
If you’re suspicious that the puppy is being sold before 8 weeks of age, then please report them to us.
Age: 1 Wks - Not Ready
Pet Breed: Labrador Retriever
Size: Large Dog Breeds
By law, your dog will need to be microchipped. Your dog's microchip forms part of their permanent form of identification. It is vitally important that your details are kept up-to-date; so that you're able to be contacted, should your dog, unfortunately, go missing.
The implantation of the microchip is a simple process. The chip will always be placed around the neck of the dog.
Since 6th April 2016, it's now compulsory that all dogs over 8 weeks old must be microchipped and the seller's information details are registered on the database. Microchipping is the responsibility of the breeder and they must have all the correct information updated on the database before the puppy or dog is adopted or bought.
You must make sure you receive the microchip documentation with the chip number and then arrange to change the microchip details into your name.
Puppies are safe from majority of infections for the first few weeks of them being born. From being a young pup their immunity is passed on from their biological mothers milk. However, this changes when they reach the age of eight weeks old.
All puppies should receive 2 vaccinations, the first between 8-10 weeks of age and the 2nd vaccination 2 weeks later around the age of 10-12 weeks. Older dogs may also need booster vaccinations and this is normally recommended by the vet. It's important that you check with the seller what vaccinations the puppy or dog has had and ask for the relevant paperwork. It's worth noting that puppies should have had their first vaccination before they leave their mother. If the seller has not provided a vaccination plan, then this becomes your responsibility to make an appointment with the vet for both vaccinations. A puppy needs to have vaccinations 7 days before allowing them to interact with the outside.
The cost of your puppies vaccinations will vary depending on what type of dog breed they are; normally they cost in the region of £30 to £60. This cost is minor in comparison to the life threatening diseases they can catch should they not be vaccinated correctly.
Neutering your pet is an important decision that should be made very early on in the puppies early years. Male dogs are neutered around the age of six to seven months and female dogs are normally spayed around the age of six months old.
Neutering your pet is a great idea if you’ve decided against your dog from having puppies in the future and has many health benefits.
The process is always carried out under general anesthetic. As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks involved and if you have any concerns you should consult your vet before. Your dog will have some slight discomfort after but can be easily nursed back to their normal selves with some love, care and any medication prescribed by the vet.
KC Registered: Yes
If the following advert stipulates that the puppy or dog is KC Registered, this means the dog has been registered with the Kennel Club. Registration with the Kennel Club allows you access to lots of information and advice on pet welfare, training, breeding and many other pet welfare subjects.
With this, the seller should provide you with the pedigree certificate which shows all of the dog's details and the dogs lineage and ancestors. It is your responsibility to ask the seller for a copy of this certificate before buying or adopting the puppy or dog. It's worth considering to check the documentation and phoning the Kennel Club to verify the registration.
Being part of the Kennel Club also allows you to show your dog and compete in many events throughout the country.
If this advert indicates no registration with the Kennel Club, this will mean that the puppy or dog will not come with a pedigree certificate from the Kennel Club.
• GR PRA2 : Clear / normal - 22nd June 2017
• PK Deficiency : Clear / normal - 22nd June 2017
• MTM1 (XLMTM) : Clear - 22nd June 2017
• Elliptocytosis : Unaffected - 22nd June 2017
• SD2 (dwarfism) : Clear - 22nd June 2017
• PRA (rcd4) : Clear - 22nd June 2017
• HUU : Clear - 22nd June 2017
• Eye Examination : Unaffected – 11th Aug 2017
• DM : Clear - 11th July 2014
• Cystinuria : Clear - 11th July 2014
• HNPK : Clear - 11th July 2014
• Elbow Score : 0 - 3rd April 2014 -
• Hip Score : 6-5=11 - 3rd April 2014
• RD/OSD : Clear - 2nd June 2013
• prcd-PRA : Clear - 30th January 2013
• Narcolepsy : Clear - 21st January 2013
• CNM : Heriditary Clear - 7th November 2012
• EIC : hereditary clear - 7th November 2012
• GR PRA2 : Clear / normal – 30th Jan 2018
• PK Deficiency : Clear / normal 30th Jan 2018
• MTM1 (XLMTM) : Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• Elliptocytosis : Unaffected 30th Jan 2018
• SD2 (dwarfism) : Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• PRA (rcd4) : Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• HUU : Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• Eye Examination : Unaffected – 12th Jan 2018
• DM : Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• Cystinuria : Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• HNPK : Clear 30th Jan 2018
• Elbow Score : 0 – 4th Sept 2017
• Hip Score : 6-5=11 - -4th Sept 2017
• RD/OSD : Clear 30th Jan 2018
• prcd-PRA : Carrier 30th Jan 2018
• Narcolepsy : Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• CNM : Heriditary Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• EIC : hereditary clear - 30t
From the joint genetic screening programs, you can be reassured that no puppy from this mating will develop any of the above 15 genetically heritable diseases which are not only life limiting, causing both the dog and owner much distress and pain, but are also every expensive to treat. The hip, elbow and eye tests are an indicator of possible problems, but not a guarantee. Sinbad has hip and elbow scores within the breeds average. Trixie was, sadly, physically abused by her previous owner (which is why I `reclaimed` her) and this has, I believe, resulted in one hip being above the breed average. But, as I bred her and Sinbad, plus their mum and grandma I am confident that this likely not a genetic factor, but one of welfare and housing. Trixie is now safe, well and happy with me in her original home. However, as in any breed, no absolute guarantees can be made but you can be assured these tests have been undertaken to assure the best responsible breeding. As the breeder I am totally committed to breeding pups that are free from preventable (by appropriate testing and responsible breeding) heritable diseases and problems caused by the mismanagement of their care. As a new owner of one of my pups you can be reassured nothing has been left to chance.
All pups will be KC registered and come with a KC 5 generation pedigree certificate, comfort blanket and pheromone collar, both of which help with any initial separation anxiety, 4 weeks Petplan insurance, supply of usual food (raw diet) and all advice and support to help you understand your pup’s needs and the transition from his / her litter mates and mum to its new home. Puppies will be vet checked and be micro-chipped before re homing. Puppies are home reared and start their life in our home when they are born indoors. My job at this point is caring for mum so she can care for the puppies. This means regular observation, high quality food at frequent intervals and constant cleaning of the whelping area to maintain high hygiene standards to avoid any infections and maintain comfort of mum and pups. During the first 4 weeks they will be exposed to all normal domestic noises and activities. After this 4 weeks they will be weaned from mum. At this point they will have their own home in the garden with more space to grow, play and develop. This is a crucial stage of development for them and one where they need constant human interaction to ensure adequate socialisation along with exposure to as many new experiences as possible. Early socialisation is very important as this enables puppies to develop tolerance and confidence in being handled early on in their life, which is vital for you when taking your new puppy home. To this end I spend all my time handling the pups and playing with them. Not just because I enjoy this, which I do, but because they need this to be become accustomed to being handled by humans, so they are not afraid. At this point toilet training begins and with lots of pups it is non-stop! I use my own system to do this, avoiding newspapers and or wood shavings, which is clean, hygienic and transferable when you take your new family member home. I undertake this as it is important this is started as early as possible. This also reduces the stress on the new owners and enables you to enjoy your pup with less anxiety about puddles everywhere (you will still get a few!). I will share this training method with you, so you can transfer it to your own environment. At this stage their claws grow incredibly quickly, and I will show you how to clip them safely before you take your puppy home. Sinbad lives indoors with Trixie and Tuppence so pups will be socialized with other dogs daily too. My pup’s health and well-being are extremely important to me, as shown by the extensive screening program which goes far beyond KC recommendations. Thus, any prospective new family will be asked lots of questions...please don't be offended, I just want the best for them and to be reassured you are making the right (informed) decision to have one of my puppies. I take all necessary measures to breed and rear the best pups I can. This ensures you get a pet that will no doubt become your loyal friend and playmate, but you need to carry on where I leave off. If you feel you could meet one of my puppies needs and offer a loving and caring home with the necessary time to walk it and keep it company, please do contact me to discuss further and arrange to come and see me, mum, dad and babies.
None of my dogs are kenneled and all live in the house as part of the family and I am seeking the same for my puppies.
Please note that all my dogs, including the puppies, are raw fed. As a breeder, I recommend this is continued. Pups will leave here with a minimum of a week’s supply of raw food. I understand not everyone will wish to continue this method of feeding and I will support and advise you with your chosen method of feeding once your pup is at home with you.
I try to accommodate your chosen call name into the pup’s pedigree name, but this needs to be done by the age of 4 weeks when I register them. Once you have deposited on a puppy you will be added their litter Facebook page. I use this to keep all new families updated on their growth and development, plus add a wealth of advice and information to help you care for and manage your puppies needs And you are of course welcome to visit your puppy any time from birth onwards.
Are you planning on giving this pet a home? Please make sure to visit our Dog Advice section for further information on being a responsible owner and general pet advice. However here are a few helpful dog related articles which we recommend you read before you make your final decision to adopt or buy a dog: