Thank you for your submission. If you haven't sent me application form, you will not be invited to visit my home for an interview at any time, nor will you be given access to the live streaming web cam for privacy reasons.
All Grampian puppies are AKC registered. Puppies are born and raised in the house, wormed routinely, microchipped, vet checked and vaccinated before they leave around 10 weeks of age. By then they’ve been introduced to the crate and will have had rudimentary house training. Household and outdoor enrichment is part of every day.
Every applicant must have a personal interview to best help me choose the right puppy out of the litter for the family. Sometimes after evaluating the puppies I find I have nothing suitable for a family. In this case I refer to another breeder or ask to wait for another litter of puppies to be born.
I have bottom lines I won’t cross when selecting homes for my pups & dogs. You can try and persuade me otherwise, but I won’t budge on any of the following:
Due to contagious disease that can kill puppies, I never allow visitors into my home to 'look' at puppies until they are fully vaccinated. Please don't ask to visit the litters if I have one. I will refuse you. I send regular pictures and often have a live streaming web cam on the litter for applicants to enjoy. Use my YOU TUBE channel to see recent past litters. Also link to this page for a fun video of my adorable puppies born in August, 2014. I allow people to meet my adults and older puppies when I have NO BABIES in the home. Puppies will leave Grampian after vaccinations and after the age of 10 weeks old. If this is unacceptable you're welcome to find a puppy elsewhere.
A fenced yard is necessary (not Invisible Fence, a mesh or a chicken wire or temporary fence... it must be chain link, PVC or stockade or any other type of secure real fence). Your previous dog might have been perfectly content to stay in your unfenced yard. You're lucky. Most dogs are not content. No Fence....No Exceptions.
I will not place any puppy in a home that permits free roaming as country dogs often do. If your property abuts open land or sanctuary property you still need a fence. No exceptions.
I do not allow anyone to 'point at and pick' a puppy. If you feel you need to choose a puppy on your own, you are welcome to go elsewhere. Please read the Pick of the Litter article to find out why I choose YOUR pick of the litter.
I do not accept deposits to 'hold' a puppy for any reason. Either we like each other or we don't.
All my puppies are meant as COMPANION dogs. I do not sell puppies with full registrations (to breed). I do not allow anyone to breed from our lines, so don't ask to have just one litter. I keep the dogs that will be bred in the future.
I will not place a puppy with anyone living in an apartment or condo. No exceptions.
I will not place a puppy with any couple expecting their first child or in a family with a newborn baby.
I will not place a puppy with anyone with kids under the age of reason (at least five years old). Ask me about my appropriate retired adults instead.
I do not sell puppies intended as service dogs or to be trained as service dogs. Neither will I sell puppies intended as a personal therapy dog or one intended to be trained as one for or by another organization.
I will not place two puppies in any one household at the same time. I suggest you wait a minimum of six months between puppies, and better yet, wait a full year before adding another puppy to your home.
I reserve the right to change my mind about a puppy placement at any stage of the interview process.
Further, I will not sell a puppy to anyone intending to give it as surprise gift at any time of year. I want to meet all the family members who will be in contact with my puppies before I agree to letting one go. Please don't ask me to sell you a puppy as a gift for someone else. I will refuse you.
If you still 'need' a puppy despite all my cautions, you're welcome to look elsewhere. You won't get one from me.
Use the links on this page to begin your search for other breeders. The links to the Labrador clubs are excellent places to start your search.
After reading the above placement considerations, Email Robin (me) if you still believe you should have an interview. I am happy to explain why I've made each of the placement polices for my dogs.