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Puppy Selection Process

Unlike traditional first come, first choose methods of placing puppies, where the prospective family shows up, meets
the puppies and points out which one they want, here at Brookhaven Labradors WE do the choosing.

It may seem different to you, but there is a reason we place our puppies in this way. Our method of placement entails
watching and getting to know their personalities for eight weeks. This includes taking notes, paying attention to their
behavior during the early stimulation and socialization period and noting how they react to things. We do conduct the
Volhard Puppy Aptitude Temperament Test between 6 and 7 weeks of age.  After this point, when we've had ample time
to observe the puppies and get to know their temperaments, we make placement decisions. Decisions are based upon
what we see in the puppies and what the puppy families are looking for. We learned many years ago that expecting
puppy families to be able to select a puppy who has an appropriate temperament for their situation when they've only
just met the babies is pretty ineffective and difficult. We are adept at matchmaking, and have been very successful at
it. It is also nice because there is no such thing as 'first pick' or 'pick of the litter'. Everybody gets the best puppy for
their particular lifestyle and family. Occasionally when we have two
puppies who are very similar, we'll let the family choose between the two,
but generally by the time they are ready to go home, we know just who is
going where! Believe me, after eight weeks, we know these babies!

We do everything in our power to ensure that every baby gets the
very best start to life, and we want to do everything we can to help ensure
they are happy for the rest of their lives. Placing puppies appropriately
goes a long way towards this goal.

We always reserve the right to keep whichever puppies we feel may contribute
to our showing/breeding program in the future, as this is why we bred the litter in the first place!
INFORMATION
Our waiting lists form early since we breed for quality not quantity, remember reputable
breeders do not usually have puppies on demand.  Be prepared to wait six months to a year.   
NOTE:  Puppies are sold to approved homes only, contact me for an application.
Remember - a quality puppy costs more to purchase,
but what you receive in return is incredible!  
You'll receive a healthy puppy from
healthy parents raised in a home environment.  
Saving today could cost you more tomorrow!
Updated - September 23, 2017
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REPUTABLE BREEDERS

Finding a reputable breeder can be easy if you follow some simple guidelines.
Click here for a great guideline to help you in your search.
Please read:  I don't want a show dog, I just want a pet.
We currently do not have puppies available.
Feel free to contact us in regards to the or our future plans.

Our good friends at Harbor Run Labradors in New York
has a 10 week old black female available.
Please email them at harborrunlabs.com or hk2kids@gmail.com
Tell them Brookhaven sent you!

Email Brookhaven
We do not have kennels, an operation or a business.  
We are a small hobby breeders who breed for ourselves first and
foremost, we breed for health, soundness and breed type.
Puppy Application Process
We are very committed to ensuring our puppies are placed in safe, loving and nurturing environments.  We do not ship puppies, we never have and never will.  The process begins with all
potential homes completing a puppy questionnaire.  It then continues with a telephone interview (please allow up to one hour for this interview) in which we talk more about our practices, our
dogs, health of our dogs and to learn more about you.  Once the application process has been completed we will then invite you to visit our home. While we offer a 24/7 dropcam for selected
homes to watch their puppies, we insist you visit our home and see where and how your new puppy is being raised.
Always insist on verifying the parents' health clearances.  View for yourself at www.offa.org.  If it isn't listed, it's not clear!  
Please read this
education guide to help you find the puppy that is right for you.
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