We currently do not have any puppies available. We have a litter of blacks due at the end of February 2021, which may or may not have availability depending on the litter size. Beyond that we do have litters planned for later in the spring/summer of 2021, but given it’s still a ways off, I cannot provide specifics on who the parents will be nor the colour and sex of each puppy. Like many reputable Breeders, we are receiving considerable inquiries on a daily basis. With Covid, screening the homes is difficult, more time consuming and requires telephone and other electronic means, rather than the family room visits of yesteryear. Returning Staghorn families and their family members and friends are prioritized. That is not to say we will not accept new inquiries. Folks wishing to contact us with a view to being placed on our waiting list need to contact us earlier, rather than later. If you are looking for a puppy today or tomorrow, it’s unlikely that I or any of my colleague Breeders will have a puppy available on short notice. The preferred method to be included to our waiting list is that you begin by emailing us through our website to initiate contact, versus calling. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from committed families who are patient and understand the process will not result in an immediate puppy.
All our breeding stock are OFA certified free and clear of hip/elbow dysplasia and Cerf cleared annually by a qualified canine opthalmogist, to have normal eyes, and/or to have no evidence of conditions which are suspected to be inherited. We also invest in genetic testing, to assure that we are selectively breeding parents who will not produce PRCD PRA, a genetically recessive, blinding eye disease. Many of our breeding stock also have cardiac clearances (ECHO doppler ultrasounds of the heart). We encourage puppy buyers who are looking to adopt a new member of their family, (one that will hopefully be healthy both physically and psychologically) to inspect such health certificates and to ask questions of the Breeder, in order to assure yourself that you are dealing with a well educated Breeder who has a solid working understanding of the official breed standard, who knows the possible health issues in their breed and the risk factors related to them, (each breed can have them.) Also look for a Breeder who you feel can communicate with you in a fashion that will ensure years of comfortable and intelligent communication, especially should any issues arise that require you both to walk hand in hand together, for the benefit of your puppy. While I can provide numerous references from folks who have not experienced any problems with their Staghorn dogs, I can also provide references from people who contacted me regarding a problem and who were very satisfied with how I handled it and who continue to this day, to refer friends and family to me. We also encourage that you ensure that you are able to visit the parents and other relatives to the upcoming puppies, (sometimes the sire is not onsite, but sometimes he is). This will help you predict what your puppy's temperament might be like. Assure yourself that they are not skittish, fearful or (of course), aggressive. Check out the facilities of the Breeder to determine their investment in their breeding program, and to determine whether or not you feel the Breeder is dedicated to their Labradors and will be around in several years, or whether they have the facilities to take back any dog that they have brought into this world, should the dog's buyer not be able to keep it. A reputable Breeder takes full responsibility for the LIFETIME of the dogs they breed, and they will NOT burden the Humane Societies or rescue shelters with their dogs.
All Staghorn puppies are sold on a non breeding agreement and pets must be spayed or neutered at the agreed upon and recommended age. We encourage families who have bought puppies from us to keep in touch, send pictures and notes about their pups. This helps us with future breeding decisions. Thanks in advance.