Cricket Hollow Farms Labrador Retrievers
So, you've decided you want to add a Labrador Retriever to your family! Congratulations, it is a momentous decision to commit yourself to care for and love a dog for its lifetime. For love it you will, there is just nothing like the love of a lab! That said, before you go any further, perhaps you could take a look at this wonderful "So you think you want a labrador retriever" page and see if a lab really is the right breed of dog for you and your situation. This page will discuss the pros and cons and costs involved with a lifetime commitment to your new puppy.
So - you're still with us? A lab
must be the puppy for you if those cons and costs didn't outweigh the
pros! Of course, if you have ever been owned by a lab, you already know
all this and you know it is all well worth the cost and the fur on the
Conditions of Puppy Sale
We only raise a few litters per year, so each and every baby is precious to us. We do everything in our power to ensure the babies are healthy, happy, well socialized little darlings. We offer an extensive guarantee, which includes everything from a three day return regardless of reason, to a 2 year guarantee of the puppy's hips, and lots of other guarantees in between. You won't find many equivalent health guarantees out there. We sell all our puppies on a limited registration. We occasionally will place a show quality puppy, but only under a co-ownership agreement. We offer two types of contract, limited registration contract and co-ownership contract. You can view the contracts and have the difference between the two explained here.
If you are on Facebook - please join us there - just look for Cricket Hollow Farm - we have tons of our puppy families posting photos and updates about their Cricket Hollow Kids and any one of them would be more than happy to tell you about their experiences with us!
We are careful about where our precious little ones are going. We do our utmost to ensure the babies will be all they can be, we start them off right by using the BioSensor method of neurological stimulation. We also socialize our puppies extensively to ensure they will be happy, healthy additions to their new families. We take special care in deciding which puppy goes where by use of extensive puppy aptitude testing.
Puppies go to their new homes at about 8 weeks of age. They will be microchipped, have their first shots, have been wormed, and our vet will certify their health prior to them leaving. All puppy prices are for puppies going to approved pet homes on a spay/neuter contract (non breeding). Price includes 7.75% Illinois State Sales Tax as required by the state of Illinois. All our puppies, regardless of color or gender, are $1500. Contact us if you are interested in a show/breeding prospect, pricing varies on show/breeding puppies. Puppies come microchipped for their safety and our peace of mind!
On unborn litters, we will accept deposits ($300) on up to 8 puppies (4 males and 4 females). Eight puppies is the average litter size for labradors, (although we have had 11 or 12!) The gestation period for a Labrador is about 60 days. On unborn litters, we can not be sure that there will be a litter, sometimes the breeding doesn't take, or something goes awry and the litter is re-absorbed. In the event that there is no litter, or when the puppies are born, if we do not have your selection, your deposit is returned, or can be used toward a future litter. Deposits are ONLY refunded if we don't have the gender/color you reserved. If we have the color/gender you requested and you've changed your mind about a puppy, the deposit is not refundable.
To read about how we decide which puppy goes to which family, click here.
Contact us to be certain there are reservations available, as things change on a daily basis.
Current (or expected) litters:
Vespa has been bred to Cruise, babies anticipated in early April. They
will be ready to go home early in June. This will be an all yellow litter.
These two had a litter last year who are doing wonderfully. Sweet, smart
and fun babies! We kept one and she is so much fun, and has been easy
to train and live with, she can be busy, but settles down really well
in the house and is a love sponge! Just like both Vespa and Cruise - wonderful
sweet temperaments, love water, love to retrieve! I've got quite a few
of these babies already reserved, but if you'd like to reserve one please
just email me!
Previous babies from Vespa and Cruise:
Sweet Zinnie has hopefully been bred to Goose for black and yellow babies due mid-April. Anticipating, sweet, happy and gorgeous pups from this pairing. Both parents are easy going, fun, love to train and calm to live with. Zinnie has adult babies out in the world doing great and receiving rave reviews from their families. If you'd like to reserve a black or yellow baby from this pairing, please just email me!
Previous Zinnie babies:
Pearl has been bred to Yeti for black and slight possibility of chocolate babies due late in April. Both Yeti and Pearl have produced amazing babie for us, I cannot wait to see what they produce together! Please email me if you'd like more info or to reserve a black puppy from this pairing!
Previous Pearl babies:
Lark has been bred to Cruise for yellow babies due in May. Lark is the sweetest, kindest girl, daughter of our Olive and Boone. Cruise is happy, funny and ADORES everyone he meets. Babies from these two last year are beautiful, sweet and smart. Please email me if you have any questions or if you'd like to reserve a yellow baby from this pairing.
Previous LarkXCruise babies:
Litters we are planning (waiting for the moms to cycle):
Late spring/summer plans include yellows Lark, possibly black and yellows from Pearl.
The waiting list fills up fast, so if you would like to be on the list email me!
Any or all of these plans are subject to change as the whims of these lovely ladies decree.
Litters sired by our boys:
None at this time.
You are always welcome to email us to see what is in the works, things can change and often do :-)
Puppy families are welcome to prepare for their new family member with the purchase of a Puppy Layette from our petstore.
We also offer training packages of one or two week duration to help house and obedience train your new family member.
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