Pups will have 1st shots, worming, vet's signed certificate of health, AKC registration papers, 3 generation certified pedigree,
health guarantee for genetic and hereditary defects. We abide with all NYS laws pertaining to the sale of puppies.
Each puppy also gets a care package, that includes toys, a starter bag of food, puppy care book and informational handouts.
As America's #1 dog for 22 years, labs are intelligent, devoted and easy to train with their willing and playful attitudes.
Our females have proven to pass these endearing qualities on to their pups.
Our labs are family raised dogs who live in the house, they are not kennel or mill kept dogs.
We are committed to breeding high quality Labradors for great temperament.
We have references from all over NY of previous puppy adopters. Many send pictures and keep us updated on their puppy's progress.
SANDY SARA SABRINA GENIE BELLA
Tall Pines Labrador Retriever's
Registered AKC Pups
Below are previous pictures of Sandy, Toby and a few of the Pups they have!
We do not remove dewclaws, first, because we do not breed field labs that are going to be heavily hunted in thick brush. Secondly, because at 2 weeks old, with no anesthesia, the sound of screaming puppies in pain and the possibility of infection scares me. If you wish it can be done when the dog is asleep while spaying or neutering it. My dogs have their dew claws with no problems ever. The dew claw is a dog’s thumb. Watch one play with a toy or chew a bone sometimes, they use it all the time, it is very useful, just keep that nail short, some owners let it get too long and that's when it can get snagged on objects.
First and foremost the AKC breed standard for Labradors is: Males should stand 22.5 to 24.5 in tall at the withers and weigh 65 to 80 lb. Females should stand 21.5 to 23.5 in and weigh 55 to 70 lbs. The Lab's coat should be short and dense 'water-resistant' or more accurately 'water-repellent' so that the dog does not get cold in winter. Colors are black, yellow (ranging from white ivory or creme to fox red), and chocolate. The head should be broad with a pronounced stop and slightly pronounced brow. The eyes should be kind and expressive, brown or hazel. The muzzle should be of medium length, and should not be too tapered. The jaws should hang slightly and curve gracefully back.
However, many of the Labs today have a mixture of English and American show and or field bloodlines, some Labs that may have English bloodlines may look more American and vise versa. Therefore, the particular "type" we use to refer to the Lab may have nothing to do with the actual ancestry of the dog, but rather the overall appearance of the dog. When purchasing a puppy it is important to know your preference so that you may consult a breeder who specializes in that type you desire. It is important to look at the parents. Some breeders, like us are very interested in transcending the gap between the different types. Be aware that the following are just generalizations, that type and temperament are more dependent on the parents and therefore, unique to the individual dog.
English Show Type - Short, stocky, thicker coat, short muzzle, wide head and fuller tail. Typically more laid-back and sedate, reaching emotional maturity much more quickly.
American Show Type - More of an overall moderate version of Lab, free of exaggerated features, and therefore, typical to the written standard of the breed. They are mid-sized, neither small nor large, but average. They are active as puppies and tend to be moderately active adults.
American Field Labradors - Tall, lean, thin coated, longer muzzle and long thin tail. Typically high-energy in terms of temperament, some are head-strong requiring an experienced hand for training, they are extremely intelligent, some pet owners may not have the experience, energy or tolerance required to handle some American Field Labs.
Knowing this, you can better decide, based on whether you are a active person who wants a dog who will play ball ALL DAY long or a dog that will more often be just laying at your feet.
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If you are interested in being a responsible breeder. :-)
1. Contact a breeder in your area. Ask if they will be a mentor.
2. STUDY the breed standard. Learn about dog anatomy and ask your mentor to clarify anything you don't understand.
3. Learn what genetic faults and diseases run in your breed and test for any that can be tested for.
4. Consider attending some shows, being around others that know your breed will do wonders for your self-education efforts!
5. Study the past history of dogs in your breed to see how the they have improved and progressed since the beginning.
6. Get a good book on canine reproduction, and educate yourself about the pitfalls, problems, and proud moments of breeding. Learn about the physiology of reproduction, such as heat cycles and venereal diseases in dogs, potential for problems specific to your breed, and what you need to expect at whelping.
7. Remember that whelping (giving birth) can kill your female. Being used as a stud dog can encourage bad behaviors common in intact males such as territorial marking, aggression, and desire to roam from home.
8. Prepare to be broke. Breeding properly is EXPENSIVE. Hip X-rays, Wellness costs of the mother dog including extra food to support a litter, worm and flea treatments and with pups comes more worming, vet checks, vaccinations, formula for weaning, puppy food, puppy pens, puppy pads, cleaning supplies, blankets, AKC fees, advertising fees. etc..
9. Line up potential homes for any puppies you produce and write up a contract. Include that you will be willing to take back your puppies at any time in their lives that they might need you. If you bring life into this world, it is your responsibility FOREVER.
10. Prepare to spend sleepless nights attending to whelping females, caring for fading puppies, puppies orphaned, or bottle feeding up to 10 puppies because mom is sick or is scared of her pups.
11. Prepared to spend many more hours cleaning up after 24/7 poop machines for 2 months straight.
I'm sure there are many things I missed because being a responsible breeder isn't just a job. It's a way of life. You will live dogs. 24/7/365. There are lots of hard decisions. There is a lot of expense. There will be pain. But, if you do your darndest to always keep the welfare of your dogs and the future of any of their offspring first and foremost, you can go to step 12.
12. Enjoy the love and success of a job well done.
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if you'd like to offer one of our pups a lifetime of companionship.
Most people aren't aware but the are several types of labs and this should be considered when choosing a dog for your lifestyle
Below are some random pictures of our females and Sandy and Harley's previous litters.
Below are some pics of the studs we have used.
Below are some pictures of previous happy new lab owners.
Genie, Darth and their Pups Born October 14th 2012
Below are pictures of Sara, Bo and the Pups Born February 19th 2013
Below are pictures of Bella, Bo and the Pups Born October 27th 2013 ""ALL RESERVED""
Below are pictures of Genie, Milo and the Pups Born January 6th 2014