Puppy FAQ

Where does the color in Silver Labs come from?

For years, breeders and Lab enthusiasts have questioned where the Silver Lab came from. There have been many genetic specialists who have taken to the task of determining what causes a Labrador to be born with silver hair as opposed to the chocolate, yellow and black. After years of genetic testing, it was determined that silver coloring was the result of a diluted gene. Just because the Lab is silver and not a traditional color, it does not mean the dog will exhibit any difference in its personality and behavior characteristics that are commonly known for the Labrador breed. Those that own a silver Lab know that the dog is a typical Labrador in every fashion, outside of its unique coloring

What is the cost of a puppy?

The cost of our puppies varies depending on the specific breed. American Labradors are $1000, English Labradors are $1500, and our American/European Bassets are $1500. All of our puppies are AKC limited registered with NO breeding rights.

Non-refundable deposit of $300.00 (Required when pregnancy is confirmed at 28 days) a deposit is the only way we can guarantee a reservation on a puppy. Deposits can be made in person or through Venmo or Paypal.

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes we do offer discounts!
Discounts are available to disabled veterans, anyone purchasing a dog to be used as a service animal and repeat buyers. For service animals, we require a proper trainer, or an Rx. from a Doctor.
Any questions please give us a call!

What do the puppies eat?

We feed our puppies Diamond Large Breed Puppy Lamb & Rice, and Nuvet Multivitamins Puppy FAQ

Made with ingredients of exceptional quality, Diamond Naturals 117 Large Breed Puppy Lamb and Rice Formula Dry Dog Food provides complete, holistic nutrition for every pet. The calcium and phosphorus in the lamb and rice dog food formula promotes bone and joint development. The large breed puppy food contains L-Carnitine to help convert fat into energy Diamond always makes sure to include probiotics in their dog foods which is something any pet parent can appreciate. Fish meal and flax seed oil are important sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and can help improve the coat and skin of dogs that are susceptible to skin allergies. This is truly a dog food that offers a balanced diet of good quality proteins, veggies, and whole grains while also adding in probiotics that help your dog get the most out of their meals without any gastrointestinal distress.

Nuvet Multivitamins help provide a great immune system and ensures our dogs are receiving every nutrient they need for a long & healthy life. It is recommended to have these on hand at home and continue this daily.

What age can the puppies go home?

I realize that everyone wants to come out as soon as possible to visit the puppies when they are born. However, lab puppies don’t start showing personality until they are around 5 weeks old. Early visits also can cause extra stress on the moms.

I will do my best to post updated pictures of the puppies weekly on my Facebook and Instagram pages. Those who already have a deposit will be allowed to visit at the 5 week time during our puppy “play and pick” at your scheduled time. You will be contacted a week in advance. It is important to keep your scheduled time since your time is scheduled according to your place in line to pick your puppy. If you cannot make your scheduled time you will be required to do it by live conversation from my phone at your scheduled time. If you can not do this then you will be moved down the line.

Thank you for your understanding, everyone is so excited about their new family additions and I will try my best to work with everyone. Droze Millpond Labrador's has the right to first pick of any litter for their breeding program! This will be done by 5 weeks if we decide to do this.

At 7 weeks of age your puppy will visit the veterinarian to receive a full head to toe puppy exam, 1st shots and akc microchipped.
At 8 weeks of age your puppy will be allowed to go to his/her for ever home with a puppy starter pack:
Blanket (with smells of mom)
Microchip with lifetime enrollment
Microchip tag
Small bag of puppy food
Shot records and new puppy info folder

Are the puppies trained?

Droze Puppies are moved outside to a climate controlled puppy kennel at the age of 4 weeks old. Here they are introduced to potty training boxes with pine pellets placed next to a doggy door that teaches them to potty in and eventually they are going out of the dog door. At this age they are also eating a soft mush of the large breed diamond puppy food with a milk supplement to help Mom out. They will continue to be with the mother up until 6 weeks old when they will start to be weened gradually. Mom will have free access to go in and out of the kennel when she wants to get away.