PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW TO ENSURE YOU ARE AWARE OF ALL CONDITIONS BEFORE ADOPTING
What to expect from us:
At Eagertrieve Labradors, We announce our planned and upcoming litters before they are born, i.e. every puppy produced already has a home waiting before they are born! We take pride in our breeding program and the puppies that we produce. You will be able to meet the dam, and sometimes, the sire as well. They are raised as part of our family and so are our puppies. Our dogs and puppies are well socialized and they are well loved. We do not let them leave until they are at least 9 weeks of age.
Pedigrees are researched, we can provide 5 generations back, health and genetics are evaluated, our dogs have all been tested for prevalent genetic diseases and certified free from them. And matings are carefully thought out. We are committed to producing quality Labradors that possess the classic Labrador temperament.
I am a committed breeder who likes to keep track of my puppies. It is important for me to know how their temperament and training is going. This will help me with future breeding of the lines that I choose. A good percentage of my dogs are field trained dogs, therefore temperament and health are of utmost concern for me as a breeder.
Breed restrictions and endorsements:
Please note that I don’t allow breeding of my puppies. All of Eagertrieve Labrador pet puppies are sold with a KUSA BREEDING RESTRICTION which is a not for breeding registration. If you are not a KUSA registered breeder, Show or work your dogs-They must be spayed/ neutered at 8 months. If you want to breed from a dog that has shown to have credit in the show ring or in the work he does eg. Tracking, agility, field trials, therapy etc. A breeding Restriction may be lifted once the hips, elbows and eyes have been cleared and proof has been sent to me. Also a female have to be at least two years old.
purchaser must agree to have dog spayed or neutered and a copy of the veterinary certificate be sent to Breeder.
When the puppies go to their new homes their vaccinations (4, 6, 9 weeks) and worming (2, 4, 6, 9 weeks) schedules are up to date ticks and fleas are controlled using x-spot (2 & 6 weeks) and they have been micro chipped for identification (paid for one year). The dam is fed Royal Canin Mother & Baby Starter, and this is what the puppies are weaned on. The food is of high quality, the puppies will have a healthy start in life. The health of our puppies also reflects the health of their parents at the time of mating. Both parents will be at least 2 years old, and the bitch is not bred more than once a year. The maximum amount of litters any of our bitches will have is 3 to 4 litters.
A last trip will be made to my vet at 9 weeks for health checks. Once the puppy leaves my care and the healthy environment of my kennel at 9 weeks, I will not be held responsible for any illness or veterinary expenses. I have done my part in keeping them healthy and free of any illness. Now it’s your turn.
We at Eagertrieve Za Labradors care enough about each and every puppy we produce that we are willing to help re-home them, no matter what the age, (note: that does not mean you, the buyer, can expect a refund). This ensures that we do not contribute to the population of homeless dogs. But it also means you, the buyer, are more likely to be getting a healthy, temperamentally sound dog—equally important.
Visits are welcomed when the pups are over 5 weeks old but based on prior notice, and only for those families that are on the adoption list for a puppy. Diseases such as the Canine Parvo virus have forced me to limit visitors as to protect the dogs and litters. It can wipe out entire litters. This devastating disease can be spread by unsuspecting people who visit multiple breeders or kennels in one day. I feel in this case it is better to be safe than sorry. If References are required it will be provided. I have many happy Eagertrieve owners and other Labrador breeders who can provide references for me.
We are always available to answer all your questions about health and training throughout the life of your dog.
We care a great deal about the type of home our puppy is going to so we prefer that you visit us in person.
Breed Specific health issues: (HD, ED, EYES, and PRA etc.)
Although no breeder can truly “guarantee” that a dog will be free from heredity disorders, we DO guarantee that we have researched pedigrees and health clearances to the best of our abilities. Eagertrieve Labs uses only sound breeding stock to lessen the occurrence of defects considered to be hereditary. While we cannot “guarantee” that your dog will be free of genetic defects, we do guarantee that both parents were reported to be free of hip or elbow dysplasia and hereditary eye diseases at the time of the breeding. Copies of those reports will be provided. Here are some hints to help you understand and avoid some of these problems.
Dysplasia: both hip and elbow dysplasia are influenced by hereditary factors. Note that nutritional and environmental factors also play a role in joint health. Poor nutrition and excess weight can contribute to these disorders, as can injury. Therefore, the new owner assumes part of the responsibility for the orthopedic health of their dog.
As a condition of sale and guarantee, you agree to feed a good quality dog food / canine diet, and you agree to keep the pup in good physical condition by allowing him or her to exercise at will. You further agree to monitor the pup/ growing dog’s weight to ensure that s/he does not become overweight. We recommend that you only feed your puppy the brands of dog food available at your local veterinarian (eg. EUKANUBA; ROYAL CANINE; VETS CHOISE; HILLS; ULTRA DOG. Etc.)
Monitor your puppy to make sure it receives proper exercise but does not get injured. Do not allow jumping on and off furniture or stairs. Also, keep the puppy off slippery flooring. Your puppy will benefit from regular walks and from play sessions in your yard. Avoid strenuous exercise and do not jog your dog until he is at least 18 months old. Although “agility” is a fun sport to be involved with and offers an opportunity for team work with your dog, it is well documented that jumping can do major damage to growing joints. Do not allow your puppy to roughhouse with larger or older dogs to avoid injury.
Eye problems can be hereditary, congenital or an acquired condition resulting from a virus or accident. Some eye abnormalities have little or no effect on the dog’s vision while others can cause blindness.
Incorrect bites include undershot, overshot or wry mouthed malocclusions. Most incorrect bites cause little or no problem for the dog. Do not play “tug of war” with your puppy as there is a possibility of damaging their teeth or jaw alignment.
Policy with regards to refunds, returns, exchange etc.:
Once the puppy leaves my care and the healthy environment of my kennel at 9 weeks:
The Purchaser is required to have the dog checked by a veterinarian within 72 hours of receipt of the dog, thereafter if the dog becomes unwell (except for Parvo), it will be deemed that the dog has contracted a condition derived from the Purchaser’s property or the Purchaser’s actions. If the Purchaser foregoes the 72 hour health check, the Seller is not responsible for any costs incurred.
If there are no symptoms of parvo for 7-14 days (i.e. Vomiting, bloody dioerea, not eating, lethargic), then it’s impossible for the puppy to have contracted Parvo while in the Sellers care, and if any symptoms are present within the 2 week period the puppy must be returned to my vet at Bapsfontein Animal Hospital where I can visit and cover the costs, if this agreement is not adhered to then I will not take responsibility for any illness or vetenary expenses.
If the dog contracted any virus or ailments within 14 days (resulting in death or euthanasia) that in the opinion of both the Seller and the Buyers Veterinarians had its origin at the Breeders Residence the Seller will refund the balance paid by the buyer to the Seller.
If a genetic condition is sufficiently serious in the opinion of two qualified veterinarians, at least one of whom is selected by the Seller to warrant euthanasia of the dog. The Seller binds herself to replace the dog with one of equivalent quality from the first litter bred by the Seller (No Refunds)
Purchaser will have dog x -rayed / tested and results and information sent to Breeder for own records
Policy with regards to re-homing:
Should the Purchaser not be in a position to keep the dog for any reason, the Seller has first right of refusal to take the dog back. Dog may not be sold or given to a welfare organization or be re-homed without written consent from the Breeder. The Breeder undertakes to assist the owner in re-homing the dog should it become necessary.
If dog is lost or dies, the Purchaser is obliged to inform the Breeder and is obliged to return the registration certificate to the Breeder or the KUSA.
Buyer agrees to take responsibility for welfare of the dog and to attend to its needs with Regards to shelter, food, vaccinations, veterinary treatment, training, exercise, socializing.
And being a responsible pet owner as is described in the pledge that Accredited Breeders are required to sign.
Purchaser will agree not to amputate or dock the tail after purchase unless required due to an injury and is performed by a Veterinarian
Following is a list of what is standard with all of our puppies:
Puppies leave for their new homes between 9 and 10 weeks of age.
Current on all vaccinations and worming up to 9 weeks of age.
Socialized with adults, kids and other pets. Copies of vaccination records. Copies of parents’ health tests. 5 generation pedigree for puppies.
Registered with KUSA with a breeding restriction. All puppies registered names will start with EAGERTRIEVE ZA. A registration certificate will be provided/posted. It is however your responsibility to transfer the puppy onto your name.
Shipping puppies at 10 weeks are done by PETWINGS-Keringa Kennels. All costs for transport from my residence to the airport and flight costs are the responsibility of the buyer. Door to door delivery can also be arranged. This is also done by the same company PETWHEELS.
Please be advised that puppies require a lot of time and work. Adopting a puppy is a huge commitment and should be thought out completely. I feel it is important to tell you we want our puppies to go to homes were they will live for life (approximately 15+ years). We expect their new owners to take the puppy to puppy socializing and spend the time reinforcing it at home. We want our puppies to work out for you and feel that training will help ensure this. This little guy/girl will be a loving member of your family and bring you amazing joy for years to come. I take pride in my dogs and want the best for them and their new families. Commit to training him now when he is small, and commit to take him with you through ALL of life’s changes. If you move, he must be welcome there, too. If you are not prepared to keep him when he is old and gray, PLEASE let him find another family NOW before he falls in love with you and commits himself as YOUR BEST FRIEND.
PUPPY PLACEMENT PROCEDURE/ PHILOSOPHY
HOW TO BOOK A PUPPY
Once you’ve completed your homework on the Labrador retriever and decided that it’s the right breed for you and that you desire one from Eagertrieve Za Labradors, reservations are advised as litters are generally spoken for well in advance.
Please call me for availability and pricing.
Once you have completed and send me your online adoption application form , your name will be added to the list. Please keep in mind that most litters consist of between 6 and 9 puppies. Since I have no control over the number of puppies in a litter or the timing of the litters, I ask you to be patient. I will contact you if there is a puppy available. Feel free to contact me at any time.
A non-refundable deposit of 50% along with the signed contract is required to reserve a dog/puppy. After the pups temperaments have been assessed at 7 weeks we will look at the ones that fits your family’s needs.
If the Buyer changes his/her mind after the Seller receives the deposit, it will be retained for care and advertising of dog/puppy until suitable placement can be arranged. Seller has the option to terminate sale and return 100% of deposit fee prior to placement of dog/puppy. The balance is due on or before delivery of the puppy. Additional charges shall include, but are not limited to: shipping charges, crate, and travel. Additional charges IF SHIPPED. The buyer is responsible for all transportation costs to and from seller’s residence.
The balance is payable before or on the day you receive your pup. The contract needs to be signed by both the buyer and the breeder.
Thank you for taking the time to read my policies. Any questions?
Please call me at 0726900339
PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM TO RESERVE A PUPPY.