Puppy Policy

puppy purchase policy

Puppy Purchase Process

  • All puppies are sold with AKC Limited Registration. Occasionally, we will agree to Full AKC Registration on a very limited basis. We are extremely picky on who we agree to have breeding rights with one of our puppies. It is not often that we sell breeding rights, so be prepared to answer many questions and share kennel information, location, health testing, etc.

  • Puppies range in price from $2500.00 - $3000.00 plus tax, AKC Limited Registration depending on pedigree. $350.00 non-refundable deposit is due to HOLD your pick. Remaining balance is cash on pickup or Zelle. Please check with your bank BEFORE pickup day for daily Zelle transfer limits. 

  • If your pick is NOT produced at whelping or if the pregnancy does not take, we will be more than happy to refund your deposit or transfer you to an available puppy or future litter. It would be your choice. This is the only exception to refunding deposits- if we don't have the requested sex/color that you initially requested when you placed a deposit, then we feel it is most appropriate that you receive your deposit back. There are times when we are unsure of our next litter and timing. If that happens, you will not have an option to transfer to a future litter.

  • For final payment, you have options: you may pay with a Zelle or you may pay cash at pickup. If your bank does not participate in Zelle payment, you may choose to pay with a cashiers check, this is absolutely fine. We just need to have it NO LATER than 5 weeks of age as it can take longer to clear. PayPal, CashApp and Venmo prohibit animal sales of any kind, therefore we cannot use those platforms for final payment. 

  • Picks will be made at 6 weeks of age.  Pictures will be made available to choose from.

  • Puppy pickup day will ALWAYS be on a Saturday from 8am-12pm. Time slots will be chosen in 15 minute increments for puppy pickup. I.e. 8:00am, 8:15am, 8:30am and so on. The last time slot available for pickup is 11:45am. The exact date will be posted as soon as puppies are born. Failure to pickup on the prearranged puppy pickup day will result in the loss of your deposit and the loss of the puppy pick. No exceptions. You will be given plenty of notice ahead of time regarding the exact pickup date. Please choose a time slot and let us know so we can schedule your pickup time. 

  • Cadron Ridge Labradors reserves the right to refuse the sale of a puppy at any point.

  • Cadron Ridge Labradors reserves the right to hold a puppy back at any point. 

LIMITED vs. FULL REGISTRATION

The American Kennel Club has two ways of registering AKC puppies.  One way is with full registration and the other is with limited registration.  The difference is so responsible Breeders can protect their genetic line and control which of their puppies are able to be bred.  Either way, the puppies will have official AKC registration papers.  Limited registration is for people and dogs that are going to be family pets, hunting companions and hunt test or other AKC sanctioned events.   Limited registration is not for breeders planning to breed the dog.  Limited registration dogs are still valuable members of the AKC.   

AKC Limited Registration -  Dog can participate in licensed breed events such as Obedience, Tracking, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Herding, Lure Coursing, Agility and Earth Dog, but is ineligible to participate in an AKC licensed breed bench dog show in the confirmation ring, such as the Westminster Dog Show.  No puppies produced by a dog with Limited Registration shall be eligible for AKC registration. Our puppies are sold with limited registration. 

AKC Full Registration - Full registration is for breeding stock dogs and dogs being shown in bench dog shows in the conformation ring.