We require full payment before we sign over the AKC registration papers.
Microchip implant and lifetime activation, plus the AKC registration, will be done by us for the additional charge of $107, as we will register the pup for you. This is not optional, as we want all our pups registered and microchipped.
If you plan to retrieve your puppy in South Dakota please note that we add sales tax of 4.5%.
If you’re unable to pick your up up from Kimball, South Dakota, we can safely ship your pup to your nearest airport for $450.
We guarantee your puppy’s health against congenital and/or genetic defects for 24 months.
A $250 deposit is required to secure your puppy.
We require that you pledge to have your Labrador spayed or neutered. A contract for breeding rights can be drafted for $600
Frequently Asked Questions
A $250 deposit is required to secure your puppy. Accepted payments are: mailed certified check, money order, or Western Union wire.
General pricing is $1,600 for males and $1,800 for female whelps. An additional $107 fee will also be required to microchip your pup and register it with the AKC. We cannot make an exception to waive this fee. We want all of our pups to be registered with the American Kennel Club.
Breeding rights will be granted for an additional $600.
Pricing may be subject to change depending on who the sire and bitch is.
Puppies retrieved in South Dakota are taxed at a 4.5% rate by the state. Prices are in United States Dollars.
We encourage you to contact us to confirm the total purchase price for your pup before making a deposit.
The $250 deposit must be paid via a mailed certified check, mailed money order, or Western Union. When mailing the deposit, please provide whatever proof you can that your deposit is in the mail. Our puppies tend to go quickly. It is easier for us fulfil your puppy request if you submit proof that your deposit is in the mail as soon as possible.
The remaining balance can be paid by cash, money order, certified checks, or Western Union on or before the day you pickup your puppy.
Although our primary goal at Bell’s Labradors is to breed dogs with exceptional hunting abilities, it is important to note the marriage between field ability and companionship. Your Pointing Labrador will have high intelligence and a need to please. You will love it as you would a close family member.
Hunting dogs are athletes and are sometimes much leaner than pet dogs of the same breeds. A Labrador being worked hard during a hunting trip will require 2,000 to 5,000 calories per day! Experts in hunting dog nutrition recommend feeding dogs a diet that has at least 25% protein and around 20% crude fat. Many big-box stores do not sell dog food that will keep your Labrador at peak performance and health.
There are a small handful of high quality brands for your Labrador. We recommend Nutri Source dog food.
It is necessary for the pups to have had their vaccinations and be 8 weeks old. We have expectations that you will pick up your pup at the first viewing. Making accomodations to view the pups earlier is difficult for us. An earliest pickup date for each litter will be announced. Unfortunately no exceptions can be made to claim your pup early.
Being the first to place a deposit of $250 guarantees you the pick of the litter, and each choice thereafter is also determined by the order in which deposits are received. Please make sure to specify a gender preference.
Deposits are not refundable, but after making a deposit, you are welcome to select a pup from any future litter. In the rare case that you are not satisfied with your pup, we can replace it with a pup from the same litter or a future litter after the pup is returned.
We snap complete litter photos immediately after birth and more group photos in the weeks thereafter. Please check back for more litter photos.
The best individual puppy photos are taken after the first month. We look forward to individually introducing pups to you and the world through photos after week 4.
As a rule of thumb, time is generally best spent searching for and selecting the very best Labrador litter, then deciding the gender of puppy that you’d like. Please rest assured that you are making a fine decision when selecting one of our pups.