The wonderful companionship that our Labradors impart, motivates us to share them with you, through ethical breeding of planned litters.
Our aim is to improve the Breed Standard of the Labrador Retriever.
We are members of Dogs Victoria, the state body of the Australian National Kennel Council who are the official registry body in Australia for purebred dogs, and the Labrador Retriever Club of Victoria.
As a member of Dogs Victoria, we abide by the Australian National Kennel Council Code of Practice and Victorian legislation, as well as the National Code of Ethics of Responsible Dog Ownership and Breeding.
We constantly strive to improve our knowledge of labradors, their breed history, genetics, blood lines, and health.
Our labradors are inseparably part of the family, loved and cared for, and have the highest quality of life.
As an ethical breeder, we ensure that the dogs and bitches being bred will only improve the labradors that are produced by their breeding. This means careful selection of dogs and bitches that firstly,
- Meet the breed standard of labradors, and
- Are outstanding examples of their breed
- Have sound and correct structure, type, and movement
- Hold the true labrador temperament and good personalities
- Have the appropriate health and genetic checks and clearances
- Are fit and appropriate to be bred
- And whose wellbeing and health takes priority over anything else
How our puppies are raised – a snapshot
Puppies are in the whelping box from Day 1 to Day 21 of life. During the first two weeks of life, puppies are blind, deaf, and unable to maintain their own body temperature or toilet without their mother’s assistance. Puppies are extremely vulnerable during this period of time. At two weeks old they receive their first dose of worming treatment (Drontal oral syrup). They’ll receive worming medication every two weeks until they are eight weeks old and leave for their new homes.
At around three weeks of age, our puppies are introduced to food. They start on HyproPremium puppy kibble, soaked in goats milk and mixed to a puree consistency. Now they can see and hear, and they start venturing around the whelping box and playing with each other. We start sound socialization between two to three weeks old, so they are familiar with a wide range of sounds (including household sounds, industrial sounds, nature sounds, human sounds, and music).
At four weeks old, they are introduced to our Puppy Appropriate Raw Mix (recipe included in our Puppy Pack Handbook). Between four and five weeks old, they venture outside of the whelping box into a larger pen area and to the outdoors puppy play yard. Now the fun really begins!
Between the age of four and eight weeks old, our puppies are socialized in a nurturing environment both indoors and outdoors. Here they interact with us, our family, and visitors. They learn social manners with each other, and start recognize human signals. They are now well-established on both a soaked-kibble and raw diet. They receive their vaccination, microchip, and health certificate at six weeks old.
Around six to seven weeks old, they are fully weaned and no longer dependent on their mother. They are receiving between four and six meals a day, depending on the size of the puppies and the size of the litter.
By eight weeks of age, they are ready for life to begin with their new families. Between eight and nine weeks old, puppies will go to their new homes.