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First off, please realize, we are very busy here. We raise miniature labs, miniature golden retrievers, gypsy ponies, miniature cows, (much feeding and fence building and repairing) a garden, and let's not forget the kids and a family life that is more important to us than ANY business deal. Having said that, emailing and calling me to ask questions that are clearly answered on my site already,  really provokes frustration when my time is already limited and I have already taken the time to address it. I have no problem just chatting and getting to know you. I just like you to already have at least some direction on which way you are leaning. I hope you can understand this and we can do our best to work together. ;o)

 

CALL OR EMAIL ME  AFTER READING THIS PAGE!!! P.S. When emailing me, please let me know if you are looking for a lab or a golden? Please be educated about what you are looking for by reading through our site before emailing me.

F.A.Q.'s:

HOW DO YOU MAKE MINI LABS? WHAT IS IN A MINI LAB? Please see our "how are they made" page.

 

1) Do you have puppies available?

  a) look here: http://www.miniaturelabs.net/catalog.html

 

2) How much is this puppy or that puppy?

  a) look here: http://www.miniaturelabs.net/catalog.html

 

3) How big are your adults?

  a) Our adults range from Milly at about 35 lbs to Kit who is about 60 lbs when not exercised regularly.

  b) How big will this or that puppy get?

         1) Our puppies range from 25-55 lbs typically.

 

4) When do I get to choose my puppy?

  a) We typically begin choosing right after birth because most lab people want a certain color and or gender. BUT in cases where there are say ......5 chocolate males or 2 yellow females or 3 black females .....ect ect....we will choose THOSE pups at about 5 weeks after we put marking collars on them and get an individual picture of each.

5) How does choosing my puppy work?

  a) Puppies are chosen by the order in which the deposits are received. 1st dep = 1st choice, 2nd dep = 2nd choice and so on. However, you will likely be asked at birth which color or gender you are wanting so that we will know what puppy colors and or genders will be available.

  b) You choose your own puppy based on pictures that are sent out every 7-14 days.

6) What happens next?

   a) After placing a deposit on a litter, we wait for the puppies to arrive if they are not already here. I will notify you via email if you are on the reservation list typically within 24 hours of delivery.

   b) After your puppy is chosen, you wait again until about 10-14 days prior to your puppies 8 week birthdate. At that time, I will send out a "Shipping Notice". This notice will tell you what you will need to do next. Such as what food exactly to order, what exact date we "project" to ship and other information needed from you as well as payment due date reminder.

7) How exactly is shipping done? How much does it cost?

  a) Both of those questions and most others are answered right here: 

http://miniaturelabs.net/contact_3.html

 

8) How do I make payment or place a deposit?

  a) Right here: http://www.miniaturelabs.net/custom4.html

 

b) Are deposits refundable?

  1) No

9) Are deposits transferrable to other people and other litters?

  a) Yes

10) Does price of deposit come off of total puppy price?

  a) Yes

11) Do you allow visitors?

   a) Yes we do "sometimes" (not always so do not count on it) allow visitors after the puppies have their first parvo shot at about 4 weeks of age. 

   b) We did have someone bring parvo to our facilities a couple years back so we no longer allow people to stroll along our dog pens or puppy areas. We will "sometimes" allow puppy visits in our home but this is up to us! We do not always have our house ready for company when there are so many things to do here besides house and yard clean up.  We can often do adult dog visits over the hill near the start of our driveway. We can not allow puppies to be placed on the ground or you to touch an adult, then handle a puppy. We are more than happy to let you see the dogs and interact with them when possible but we must worry about safety first.

c) What do we do to Prevent Parvo?

   1) #1, we bathe mother dogs with soap and water then, with a parvo solution BEFORE they come into the house to have puppies. #2, we have raised dog runs with doggie doors to keep mother dogs from ever touching the ground until puppies are weaned. #3, our family ALWAYS takes off our shoes before entering the house, then we disinfect our shoes via parvo solution. #4, several times a week, we wash our floors with parvo solution. #5, we wash any clothing that gets near a  contaminated area or outside dog (even if there is a small possibility of contamination) with special parvo solution. #6, We only use Neo Par vaccine on our mother dogs (every 6 mos) and on our puppies starting at 4 weeks per the neo tech representatives advice. #7, By Gods Grace, we pray....we are only human and certainly can not control everything that comes our way.

12) Do you have a runt?

  a) Likely not. These are a mixed breed of dog still with both large and small dog genes. Small puppies are in every litter as they are genetically small but not considered a runt.

13) Can I have the Runt? Or "smaller" puppy?

  a) That depends on if it is available  when it is your turn to choose.  

14) Are females smaller or calmer than males?

  a) No, both females and males can be bigger or smaller in the litter. Both male and female dogs have their own energy levels and personalities that can not be stereotyped with ANY degree of accuracy.

15) Are the puppies trained at all?

  a) No

16) What food is my puppy eating?

   a) Please see our puppy food page.

 

17) What shots has my puppy had?

  a) look here: Your puppy will have had 1-2 Neo Par shots before leaving here.

 

18) Is my puppy guaranteed?

  a) Yes your puppy is guaranteed against life threatening genetic defects. The guarantee will provide a "replacement"  puppy at a later date when you are ready. You may still keep your defective puppy and make any vet decisions you see fit without my interference. You may also transfer your replacement puppy to a friend or relative. Please understand that we will not send you a cash refund as we do not have any say in ANY of the food you feed, vaccinations you give, environment in which you keep your dog, cleaners or other known carcinogens you use around your dog.....or on any stress or strain you may expose your puppy or adult dog. Therefore, we will not be financially responsible for any  unforeseen issues that arise. However, in all fairness, we will replace your puppy and allow you to keep the original. We have had very good luck health wise with our breeding program and do not expect any issues. The guarantee is just in case something does go wrong.