Sleeping Giant puppies come from many generations of healthy, intelligent Labradors with wonderful temperaments.
All the dogs selected by Sleeping Giant
Labradors for breeding have been evaluated by the PennHip method and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) for hip dysplasia. Their elbows have been evaluated by OFA for elbow dysplasia Their eyes are examined yearly by a veterinarian certified by the Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF). They are also tested for three inheritable diseases: Centronuclear Myopathy (CNM), Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) and Progressive Retinal Atophy (PRA). Click on the underlined letters for more information.
Our puppies are whelped and raised in our home with plenty of time outdoors. The pups are introduced to new people, children, noise, water, stairs, other animals, retrieving and live birds before they leave our care.
Each pup is marked and their personalities are evaluated from birth to determine in what type of home environment he or she would be best suited. For example, a family with children who want a house pet would not do well with a dominant pup who would be happiest outside in the field hunting. When possible we bring in an outside party to test our pups using the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test .
All of our puppies come with written health guarantees for hips, elbows and eyes.
Each puppy will be microchipped before going to its new home.
Puppies are sold with a “limited” AKC registration unless other arrangements have been made with Sleeping Giant Labradors
Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human has of picking a relative. ~ Mordecai Siegal