|"Hey! Look down here, I think I see a piece of kibble."
|"Relax and pose you guys!"
|"Is that a BIRD!!!!"
|Puppies are born in a special room in our home and live there
until moving to the custom designed whelping room which is
just off our living room with a window so we can see the pups.
This room has a dog door to a heated & air conditioned
indoor/outdoor kennel for the dam to use while nursing. After
graduating from the whelping box, the pups then have the
entire room to romp and play. Weather permitting, they are soon
allowed to learn the ins and outs of the indoor/outdoor kennel
as well as begin crate training. The entire time the pups are
continually provided with new stimuli with the introduction of
interactive toys and changing environments as well as trips into
the living room and onto the acreage as a group and
individually. We strive to provide an increasingly expanding
social atmosphere for the pup to grow and learn within.
|Before going to their new homes at 8 weeks, they have been
vaccinated, are dewormed, introduced to birds if possible,
introduced to crate training, learn how to sit and wait for their
food, begin learning a recall and are well socialized. Owners
also receive a comprehensive packet of information about care
We do not remove dew claws as they serve a functional purpose
in the carpus of the dog's leg. For more information:
Dew Claw Article By Dr. Chris Zink
|Puppies come with a written warrantee and we will happily take
the puppy back if you are ever unable to keep it. All pet puppies
are sold on limited registration and a spay/neuter contract. We
enjoy staying in contact with our puppy buyers and will be
there for you throughout your puppy's life.
|Because of our love for this breed and our commitment to
finding permanent and loving homes, we have potential buyers
complete a questionnaire to provide us with information about
how our puppy will be taken care of throughout it's lifetime and
what qualities they are looking for in a labrador. This also helps
us to make sure that the right puppy goes to the right owner,
making the best match possible for everyone. We want you to
be as happy with your puppy as we are with it's new home.
|For this reason, while we do give you the opportunity to
determine whether you want black, chocolate or yellow, we do
not take requests for preferred 'shades' of yellow. Yellows can
be anything from a light cream to a fox red shade. This is the
written description for the standard for the breed and while dark
or light shading is striking, there is nothing rare about either
extreme. Genetically, they are yellow. Shades of yellow can not
be accurately predicted and will sometimes darken or lighten as
a puppy reaches adulthood.
Silver or Dilute is not a Labrador color. Breeds that do allow
dilute colors have color descriptions on their registrations that
allow for their registration, such as Grey, Blue, Isabella, etc.
Labrador Registrations do not have these listings on their
registrations because they are not allowed colors and in fact,
are not legitimate colors, having been brought into the breed by
crossing into other breeds, a practice that is not allowed in any
breed after the closing of the stud books.
|We don't just raise labs. We train, work and show our labs in
many of the venues they are so versatile to be able to
participate. Hunting, hunt tests, obedience, agility,
companionship and the show ring, we strive for a lab that can do
it all and have the soundness to continue doing it for a lifetime.
Our breeding labs are screened for common inherited problems in
the breed and certified free of hip & elbow dysplasia, eye
problems and most are screened for heart problems before being
bred. We offer a written warrantee. Because we also teach
obedience, agility and hunt training, we emphasize early learning
so your puppy is already off to a great start before going home.
We also help you prepare for your puppy beforehand and when
you pick them up, with a comprehensive packet of information
When you get home, we are only a phone call or e-mail away if
you have any questions or problems. You also receive half off the
cost of our beginner obedience class. We carefully match puppies
with owners so that each placement is as ideal as possible and
everyone is happy. This means that we look for ideal homes
where our puppies will have the love and care they deserve for a
Here is what owners have said about their Shadowmyst puppies;
|"Steel has turned out to be a
wonderful dog. He is extraordinarily
friendly and fun loving and the best
retriever I have ever hunted with.
Thank you so much for your efforts in
breeding this fine animal."
|"I've been hunting with
Lou a lot this year she is
doing great. The guys I
hunt with are very
surprised how well she is
doing knowing that I
have never trained a dog
before. She has picked
up on a lot of things on
her own, she is a very
quick learner over all she
is doing wonderful and
I'm very glad we chose
to get a dog from you,
you can really tell she
came from a good line of
|"We just wanted to let you know what
an absolute joy Dakota is! He's a
great addition to our family, and
we're really lucky to have him. He's
just what we wanted, a pup that likes
to have fun, but is a great cuddle dog
|"...he is absolutely great, he truly
is a great all around dog and
that is both mine and Dave's
honest opinion. And it's not just
because were the mom & dad.
We get so many complements
from famiy, friends and total
strangers. And not just about
his looks and apperance but his
personality and everything that
entails. ....I know there's no
thing as the perfect dog but
Jack is truly a close match and
we could not be any happier
with him. "
|"We want to thank you again for
such a wonderful dog. Bandit has
grown into a beautiful boy and he is
the sweetest guy around."
|"Coop is great. Give youself a pat
on the back. He's all I had hoped
for. He took 1st in his beginner
obedience class. Scored 195. for.
He took 1st in his beginner for.
He took 1st in his beginner
obedience class. Scored 195.
obedience class. Scored 195.
Only dog in class to do routine
Only dog in class to do routine
off lead (we could use check
cord). Only dog to do a finish.
............ Have been goose hunting
with Coop. For his first goose he
ran down a cripple and returned
it to me. I couldn't be happier.
He just needs a little maturity
and I know he will make a good
hunting pal................ Thanks
again for a great dog."
|"High Five Bro!"