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Breed: Labrador Retriever
Sex: N/A
Birthdate: 12-24-2016 (14 Months)
Champion bloodlines: Yes
Champion sired: Yes
Show potential:Yes
Price: $1500 USD  Buyer tips
Shipping area: Worldwide
What's included: Registered/registerable, Current vaccinations, Veterinarian examination, Health certificate, Health guarantee, Pedigree
Additional information: This chocolate litter is absolutely gorgeous with
an excellent temperament. They are so very sweet
and CALM! I have posted several videos and
hundreds of pictures on our public Facebook page;
Search -Pridezion Labrador Retrievers. Our
families post everyday too! Its a perfect
reference page :-) HOME OF THE 3 YEAR HEALTH
GUARANTEE! -----The Truth Behind Well
Bred Puppies  Introduction I am often asked
by puppy families why there is such a varied
adoption fee for Lab puppy's from various
different breeders. The truth is and I have 32
years of experience in which to glean
from..... There are litters that are just bred for
the heck of it, from people who have absolutely no
knowledge of genetic's or hereditary factors and
just how carefully each of these must be
researched. Why is research so important, well if
you end up with a pup with special needs from a
breeder who took no responsibility it' will become
painfully clear soon enough. I've had 2 different
families that opted for a more careless
breeding approach because the puppy was indeed
being placed for a much smaller adoption fee and
they were just trying to save some money and
thought “the puppy looked healthy enough, so why
not?” and in each case, I was then contacted to
help with their special needs puppy. Why did they
contact me? Well, for one, the "breeder" of their
pup wouldn't return their phone calls and
abandoned them, and regardless of their choices I
am whole heartedly dedicated to the Labrador
Retriever, when one of them has a need, regardless
of whether or not I bred that pup/dog I will
always do what I can to help. In this case I was
able to located a very reputable veterinarian and
find a training group that could assist her to
learn how to provide a quality life for their pup,
who ended up being deaf and was diagnosed with Hip
Dysplasia a few months later. Now I am not saying
that every dog not carefully bred will end up with
issues, however it DOES increase the chances and
there is NO health history to study behind
those breedings. Talking with a reputable breeder
who does the research necessary is a step forward
to ensuring we are not passing on known inherited
issues to our future generations. Breeders such as
myself and others who share this approach are
there for the LIFETIME of our pups, always here to
answer any questions their entire lives. Each of
these families ended up with veterinary expenses
that totaled into the thousands, I was heartbroken
for both of them , but admire their dedication and
commitment to their new puppies. It is ONLY
through education to our families that we are
going to be able to put a stop to “puppy mills”
and unethical/uneducated back yard breeders. The
choice still remains yours , it is YOU who will
set the precedence by requiring responsibility :)
You are now given the tools to go forward, and
carefully select your new family member . The
Science behind responsible, ethical breeding....
There are several things that MUST be considered
when contemplating a breeding, such as the reason
for the breeding(which in our case is for
ourselves, looking to better improve with each
generation while maintaining strict health
standards, superb intelligence and providing the
perfect family companion). Each
prospective breeding means that HUNDREDS hours of
research has gone into the possible predicted
outcome of this breeding. Researching both the
Sire and Dam genetic background, sometimes you
find that the genetic match will not be desired,
so then you start all over again. A research of
the pedigree's of Sire (sire's litter mates, half
litter mates, full litter mates and any offspring
that may have been produced, and any half litter
mates, full litter mates that you may be able to
research, just try to imagine how many dogs you
are researching and this is just for the Sire that
you are looking to use)...then you have the Dam
and again you must research (Dam's
litter mates,half litter mates,full litter mates,
and any offspring that she may have produced and
any of their half litter mates, full litter mates
etc..) Why is this so important? If you don't know
your breeding backwards, forwards and sideways...
you have NO idea what you may be bringing
forward with your own puppies and those puppies
become the loved family companions.It is important
to do our best, we cannot always control
mother nature and yes there are somethings that
couldn't have been avoided, just as we as humans
deal with special health needs of our own
sometimes.In those cases a responsible breeder
will offer emotional support and will do what he
or she can to assist you within reason. I often
hear, "We are not looking for a show puppy", and
that is perfectly fine, what you may not know is
that correct conformation goes WAY beyond just
looking good. It is important that correct
structure be an important part of a
breeding program. Why? because structure has
everything to do with development and movement. If
a dog isn't balanced this affects growth, if a dog
doesn't have proper angulation it will stress the
joints during growth. To make it simple, if the
"parts" don't work right they are going to wear
and develop abnormally, increasing the risk of
abnormal development in hips and elbows and let's
not forget that too straight angulation in the
rear is one of the leading causes of torn ACL. ACL
surgery is expensive!! In our history we have
never had a torn ACL and we pray that with each
careful breeding we can continue this !! Now that
you know the research involved, lets begin with
the pre-bred care of the Sire and Dam....
Pre-breeding Care for Sire and Dam Before you ever
breed either male or female there are
strict guidelines for care that MUST be followed.
The care for intact males and females is different
from those that have been spayed or neutered.
The physical demands are greater than for those
that aren't intact (spayed/nuetered). Just as the
nutrition and physical maintenance of
a professional athlete are greater than those that
prefer the couch potato lifestyle...lolEach of our
Males and Females nutrition program
is specifically designed to meet their needs.
While most dog foods are adequately balanced, I do
not feel that most meet the extra
nutritional needs required for Labs that enhance a
breeding program and are in professional
competition. This is just my humble opinion and
other's have disputed my theory and continue to do
so, and with the greatest of respect I will
continue to follow my own nutritional program. It
makes sense to me that a professional athlete's
diet would be quite different than my own because
of the greater physical demands. So therefore each
male and female has careful attention paid to
their health and well being, as well as the state
of mind (happy labs)! While I will not outline our
specific program here, as I am aware of
"copy-cats" who would use this information as
a false-storefront on their own image, basically
just copying and pasting my information for their
marketability. There are three areas of
nutritional support we focus on... Inner
Health,~~~ such as bodily organ and reproductive
support as well a proper bone and joint
development. Outer/Epidermal Health~~~ This would
focus on skin, coat, ears, nails,eyes, mouth.
Psychological Health~~ The
intelligence,trainability, soundness,temperament
and overall happiness of our Males and
Females. Summarize Nutritional Investment for our
Labs? Approx $200.00 each month for each "kid" :)
We make sure that each of our males and females
are properly socialized, and complete obedience
training. Then according to their interests and
talents we have fun training for competition in
several different venues. We enjoy romps in the
river or group walk around the 100 + miles of
trails located around our property. There is never
a day that goes by that each individual "kid"
doesn't receive attention and love from our
family. As far as Training, we feel that this is
important for their care. Each Sire or Dam has
approx. 6 months to 2 years of training
behind them with daily interaction to maintain
training. To summarize the expense? $8400.00 in
training for each and every one over the course of
2 years...maintaining the training? priceless...
my calculator doesn't go that Dilute
Colors There are No dilute colors of
Labrador Retrievers, there are no slivers,
champagne,peach, apricot etc..Black,Chocolate and
Yellow are the only colors of the
Labrador Retriever .The AKC Standard states "The
Labrador Retriever coat colors are black, yellow
and chocolate. Any other color or a combination of
colors is a disqualification. A small white spot
on the chest is permissible, but not desirable.
White hairs from aging or scarring are not to be
misinterpreted as brindling. Black-Blacks are all
black. A black with brindle markings or a black
with tan markings is a disqualification. Yellow -
Yellows may range in color from fox-red to light
cream with variations in shading on the ears, back
and underparts of the dog. Chocolates can vary in
shade from light to dark chocolate. Chocolate with
brindle or tan markings is a disqualification." No
where does it say Silver,Champagne,Charcoal,
Apricot or any other where. To say
anything else is a way to scam you out of your
money. I have a published book with a history of
Labs dating back to the late 1800's and there are
NO dilute colors. Do not be misled of fooled by
the weak explanations by those trying to sell you
a dilute puppy. I would be happy to share with you
the history and proof of true Labrador Retrievers
and welcome a visit anytime! Competition with our
Labs We feel that EVERY Breeder should be involved
in competition with their dogs. There are times
for some that waiting because of personal reasons
is completely understandable, however those that
have been raising Labs for years with
no involvement in competition are just breeding to
be breeding puppies and are not proving or
excelling with their dogs in any other venue.
There are some that choose to purchase finished
Champions for their breeding program .The dogs
accomplishments in relation to the person
purchasing the dog had nothing to do with the
Breeder that worked hard to earn them, in
other words alot of times others will "purchase"
titles for their program instead of earning them
with the dogs they produce or finish themselves.
This is acceptable in certain cases on a limited
basis,however there are those that NEVER earn the
accomplishments for themselves, but rather
continue to reap the benefits of the hard work of
true Breeders dedicated to the time and expense of
proving their breeding programs. Another important
point, is to learn whether the dogs bred by the
Breeder you are talking have earned any titles of
their own! Find out whether the puppies being
produced by the Breeder are accomplished. It takes
time to produce Champions in any venue, so those
new to breeding might not have earned these
accomplishments yet. The involvement in
competition showcases and manifests the talent of
the dogs being bred, validating their worthiness
to produce offspring, in addition to proper health
clearances and speaking of health
clearances.... Health Clearances OFA Hips and
Elbows Fee: $268.00 each dog Veterinary Expense
for Hips and Elbows (Each registry OFA and
Penn-Hip charge fee's in addition to the
veterinary fee's paid at the time of x-ray) OFA
Hips and Elbows $240.00 each dog PennHip $240.00
each dog Heart $200.00 each dog Cerf-Eyes $35.00
by Board Certified Opthalmologist each dog Cerf
Fee's to submit $40.00 each dog CNM $58.00 each
dog EIC $58.00 each dog (this is EXERCISE INDUCED
COLLAPSE) Optigen Fee: $195.00 each dog Blood Draw
for Optigen Veterinary Expense $58.00 each dog
(this test insures that your dog doesn’t carry a
disease that will make them blind, ALOT of
labradors have carried this in the past and
without proper clearances, you can
unknowingly bring it forward, this is why we test
to make sure we aren’t breeding dogs that carry
it) Thyroid $85.00 each dog Competition Expenses
Entry Fee's---- $28.00 for each dog each day of
competition 2-4 day competition. Motel---$130.00
w/pet fee each night of competition
Gas----ridiculous, :), lol ,lol Food--- 2 -3 meals
a day = $45.00 a day for each day of competition
Approx. Expenses for each event $300.00 - $500.00
(number of events attended each year...36 =
$14,400.00 each year) Breeding
Expenses Progesterone--$60.00 each test (3 -5
tests) AI Kits--$60.00 per kit Stud Fee $800.00 -
$1200.00+ Collection Fee's for Stud-- $150.00
Shipment Fee's of Semen-- $40.00 overnight AI
Services for each individual
insemination-- $150.00 each insemination Nutrition
Approx. $200.00 each month each dog because we go
beyond to meet the nutritional needs of an intact
breeding program. Whelping Expenses (birthing a
litter) This can be extreme in some cases. There
are times that something unexpected can happen and
you are running your girl into emergency vets and
the expense can be $3,000.00 to $5,000.00.
Normally for what we call a "text-book"
whelping..ya right.. lol The expenses are usually
about $1000.00 and that is IF you get a
"textbook" whelping! This is just a small glimpse
of some of the surface expenses that go into each
well-bred puppy. The hours put into re-search and
care are absolutely mind blowing and
uncalculatable. Breeders do without so
their "kids" can have, Breeders stay home when
friends are skiing Colorado, Breeders hands
usually look about 10 years older than what they
actually are, Our back usually are constantly
hurting. So why do we do this, because our hearts
are in our breeds, We BELIEVE it's important to do
our best. We take great pride when our families
call to thank us for "the best dog they have ever
had", we then have attained success. This is an
investment of the heart, just it is for our
families..and there is nothing we will
protect more than the things we love. So why are
there price differences in puppies? When you put
nothing into a puppy, you ask nothing for
it....... This is more than just breeding Max and
Molly...... Any responsible breeder will be glad
to show the research done on each breeding that
takes place. This isn't something that can be
faked...if you have doubts about your Breeder,
then listen to your gut instinct! It's your
heart involved.......don't settle for less. Thank
you, Tina and the "kids" Pridezion Labrador
Retrievers 360-827-2696 This document is the
property of Pridezion Labrador Retrievers and it
is not to be used without our permission.

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