Frequently Asked Questions!
We've developed this page to answer our most asked questions. We're sure you have more so please don't hesitate to contact us, (there's a link under OUR PACK.)
Q: How much do your puppies cost?
A: Our puppies are priceless! However, in an effort to share the love our pups are priced at $650.00. This amount includes: first puppy vaccinationation which includes: canine distemper, infectious hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus infection. We also deworm your puppy. A microchip and registration in a national database. A Constellation Puppy Guide. This guide includes, feeding, grooming, exercise, traning, emergency, and socialization tips. Also inside you'll find the pedigree of your puppy, medical records, and Lab hints and tricks. One small bag of Iams Large Breed Puppy Food. A puppy harness and leash. We'll also provide a personalized name tag if you tell us your puppy's name. Your puppy's toy of choice. Cloth with litter scent. A health guarantee. American Kennel Club Registration. A clear written bill of sale for your puppy. And our promise to always take a Constellation Canine Puppy back into our home for any reason.
Q: Do you provide a health guarantee?
A: Of Course! Our puppies go their fur-ever homes with a 24 month health guarantee.
Q:Do you check your dogs for health-related issues?
A: Absolutely. All of our puppies are fully vetted when they come home. Our dogs are regularly vetted and have all the recommended vaccines. Cassie and Sirius both come from parents that clear them of Exercise Induced Collapse and Centronuclear Myopathy. We are currently working to have our dogs hips and elbows certified by the OFA; However none of the dogs in Cassie or Sirius' pedigrees have ever been given a score lower than Fair, many of them have received Excellents.
Q: Can I come visit my puppy?
A: Maybe. Due to a puppy's developing immune system we do not allow any new pet parents to visit their puppy until the litter has reached 6 weeks of age. If you would like to visit your puppy please understand that you will be asked to wash and sanitize your hands multiple times, as well as wear protective shoe coverings. Visits will be completely supervised and you will not be allowed to leave with your puppy until he or she has reached eight weeks of age. Visits are limited to a few family members and must be scheduled with Mandi or Mo at least forty-eight hours in advance.
Q: How many dogs do you have and how often do you breed them?
A: We have exactly two dogs. Cassie and Sirius. This is Cassie's first litter. We have no plans for her to have another litter anytime within the next 18 months. Making and having babies is tough work.
Q:Are Labs good with kids?
A: The personality of each dog differs, but on the whole Labs are loving dogs that actually need people. They are often ranked among the most intelligent and family friendly dog breeds. Labs form packs and are very protective of their packmates. People often report Labs sleeping outside or inside their children's bedroom.
Q: Can I see my puppy's parents?
A: Yes. Both parents live with us and are on site.
Q: Will you provide a written bill-of-sale?
A: 100% yes.
Q: Why did you breed your dogs?
A: Cassie and Sirius are excellent examples of the Labrador Breed Standard. They come from established hunting and show lines. Our dogs have amazing personalities. By allowing them to breed we honestly believe we are producing quality Labs. By allowing them to have puppies we are also letting them experience a natural life-cycle.
Q: If I cannot keep my puppy anymore will you take him back?
A: Yes. We try diligently to make a solid match that benefits you and your puppy. However, if you cannot keep your puppy you may return him to us at anytime.
Q: How big do Labs get? How much do they eat? How much exercise do they need? Do Labs shed?
A: Finding the right breed is critical to doggie and pet-parent success. We advise you to do lots of research before purchasing puppy.
But, to be fair: Labs are a relatively large breed. Males should stand 22.5 to 24.5 inches (57 to 62 cm) tall at the withers and weight 65 to 80 lb (29 to 36 kg). Females should stand 21.5 to 23.5 inches (55 to 60 cm) and weigh 55 to 70 lb (25 to 32 kg).
How much your dog eats depends on his age, weight and food. Our dogs eat Iams Large Breed Dog Food (currently Cassie eats Iams Large Breed Puppy Food) and we go through a medium size bag about twice a month. They eat roughly 3 1/4 cup to 4 cups a day.
Labs do need exercise. We walk our dogs twice a day for at least 30 minutes. Cassie and Sirius also get a late afternoon playtime during the week and have lots of outdoor fun time on Sundays.
Yes. Labs are short-coated and are very low maintenance when it comes to grooming. Our dogs shed twice a year. Once in the Fall and again in the Spring. We find that with regular baths and brushing we can keep the amount of fur falling off the furry guys to a minimum.