Purchasing a Texas Star Labrador Puppy
A $500 deposit is required to once a litter is confirmed by Sonogram. Deposits are non refundable once a litter is 2 weeks old. Deposits may be moved to a future litter until the puppy is 2 weeks of age. After 2 weeks deposits may not be moved due to additional costs to place the puppy.
All of our puppies will be AKC registered, have a formal health evaluation and first shots at 6 weeks by our Vet we have used for many years. Our vet evaluated our puppies for soundness, hearing, eyes, balance, build, and teeth as well as worming the puppies at that time.
Texas Star Labradors is careful to utilize health testing through laboratory DNA, radiology certifications of Hips & Elbows posted to Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and eye certifications for our breeding parents. All of our Labradors come from very high US & European English lines ensuring beauty, grace, and build according to the Labrador Breed Standard.
TSL will issue a refund only if the litter is not born, there are health issues with the puppy of your choice, or if there are not enough of the Gender you selected. In the event that something happens and you are not able to complete the purchase your deposit may be moved forward 1 time - after that TSL will not refund your deposit. This is because we incure additional care and marketing costs to find a new home for the puppy you had reserved. Upon being selected, customers will sign a Puppy Contract stipulating the litter and gender of choice.
Purchasing a TSL Puppy
Texas Star Labradors reserves the right to keep 1'st pick Male AND 1'st pick Female of any litter for Show Prospects in our program.
2'nd Pick Male and Female through 4'th Pick are available for limited registration customers.
TSL reserves the right to terminate a purchase agreement at anytime. If Texas Star Labradors terminates a purchase agreement the customer's deposit will be refunded - otherwise deposits are non-refundable, however we will work with a customer in the event of unforseen health or life changes that prohibit a customer from providing a good home to one of our puppies.
Puppy Pick Dates and Required Pickup
TSL will notify all customers of the Puppy Pick dates - typically between 5 & 6 weeks old. Customers will be required to make their choice during this time either in person or by pictures and videos if unable to attend in person. In the event a customer does not make a selection TSL reserves the right to choose a suitable puppy for that customer at our discretion. Our time and that of our customers is valuable and we set dates to be as flexible as possible.
Puppies are required to be picked up the week of 8 weeks of age. If flying puppies are required to be at least 8 weeks and requires a USDA Health Certificate from the Vet (Add $65) . Puppies remaining after 8 weeks of age will also be subject to a boarding and care charge of $10.00 per day after 8 weeks and 3 days old.
Understanding DNA Health Texting
We submit All of Texas Star Labradors breeding dogs DNA to UKC Authorized Laboratories such as Embark, DDC, or Orivet. Texas Star Labradors carefully plans our breeding to ensure that our puppies are never effected by any of primary diseases associated with the Labrador breed. These include but are not limited to EIC, PRA, CNM, DM, Cystinuria, HNPK. By testing all of our adults we can identify if any of our Labradors are carriers of any of these diseases to ensure that they are not breed to another carrier resulting in effected puppies.