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Breeding at Turtle Creek Labs

Puppy Guarantee

Our Guarantee

Your puppy will come with a 27 month genetic hip and elbow guarantee, dewclaws removed, deworming, up to date shots, vet examined, micro chipped, and full registration.

Puppy Deposits

Our deposits secure the picking order of the specific litter you have chosen. Your picking order will be categorized by sex and specific pup color.

Should your picking order exceed the number of puppies whelped, you can either be placed on a waiting list for the next available litter, or request your deposit be returned.

Puppy Picking Order

Please note: Field Trial, Hunt Test and Gun Dog homes have priority. We will offer a minimum of pick 1-3 for males, and pick 1-3 for females.

Our 27 Month Guarantee

Turtle Creek Labs guarantees your pup will have a hip rating of fair, good or excellent as well as an elbows rating of normal. Hips/elbows must be x-rayed by a veterinarian according to OFA guidelines and the films submitted to the OFA. Female radiographs must not be taken pre or post 30 days of her heat cycle. For information on the OFA test click here.

Guarantee requirements:

  • Your test and results must be completed and submitted prior to the age of 27 months.

  • The dog cannot be bred before 24 months of age.

  • Verification of a vet visit within 24-48 business hours of taking your pup home.

  • In the event OFA results require implementation of the guarantee the following verification and/or
    documentation will need to be provided:

    • Veterinarian verification the dog is, or was not obese or otherwise improperly fed. Nor that
      there are signs or evidence of injury or trauma.

    • If the dog is not being returned to Turtle Creek Labs, the dog must be spayed or neutered at
      the owners expense, and proof of the procedure must be provided to Turtle Creek Labs.

Please remember the Turtle Creek Labs guarantee policy covers a refund of the purchase price of the puppy. Any and all other expenses, including but not limited to, veterinarian fees, testing fees, medical expenses or transportation are not covered by the guarantee nor eligible for refund.

Other Information

Although it is not required or mandated, Turtle Creek Labs believes it is a respectable practice to recognize the breeder when selecting your pups name by including the breeders company name in the official AKC registered name. Should you choose to use “Turtle Creek” in the official naming of your pup, we offer our genuine gratitude for the acknowledgement.

Puppy Contract

Click here to download our puppy contract in PDF format.

For more information on any of our retriever training services please call us at 302-841-0239