Are your dogs APLA certified?
We did certify some of our original stock, but since then I do not have the time with coaching football, and working my current job. My father coaches football, teaches physical education and is the athletic director and does drivers Ed in the summer. The closest events are about 4hours away and it usually hits us about our busiest time of the year. I believe that the pups we produce speak enough for themselves, whether it’s been with their titles or satisfied customers. Basically, we are just North West Kansas people who grew up hunting and hunting with dogs makes all the world of difference and much more enjoyable.
What is the temperament of your dogs?
Very docile and laid back, unless you are hunting or have the retrieving bumpers out, then they are getting after it. They know when to turn it on and off. Our dogs are primarily outside dogs, but they do come inside very often. Besides hunting season we take them on trips and they are usually riding in the front seat of the pick-up or the back seat of the car.
Are the puppies socialized?
From the time they are born till they leave we have a radio playing non-stop. After the puppies are about 3 wks old we start clapping our hands and making other noises. From the time they are 5wks old till 7wks we start working them on a pheasant wing. Depending on the time of year, we have a pool they can get in and play around in the water. If it during the summer time we take them to the local pool and introduce them to all those noises and not to mention ALL THE KIDS. The puppies are well socialized with children as I have nieces and nephews whose ages range from 2 yrs of age to 12 yrs and they are playing with them constantly.
Do you have problems with shipping puppies out?
We have never had a problem to date. All the puppies have arrived and were ready to go. We haven?t had any get sick either. The only thing you can run into is the time of year. There are certain restrictions for different flights on the temperature. What we do is try to set a date that works for both us and you and then look at different flights and times and then we go from there.
How does one go about picking a puppy out in which they cannot be there in person to do so?
What we do is have you tell us what you are looking for: size, aggressiveness, independent, birdie, curiosity level, color, etc. We also send photos of the puppies and between all that processes we usually have a good idea of what you are looking for. ****Dear Mike,I can’t say enough good things about the puppy you chose for us! She is the best pup I have ever seen! Jerry is so in love with her he can hardly bear to leave her at home. Usually she goes EVERYWHERE with him. He even wants to get her a guide dog harness so she can really go EVERYWHERE. Better still was the timing of everything. Jerry is off work with an injury waiting for authorization to have surgery, so he gets to spend all day every day with her and it sure is paying off. She is extremely obediant, she has taken to positive reinforcement training very quickly. He just does little simple 3-5 minute trainings of come and sit commands right before meal time. She is so eager to please that in just a few short exposures she was responding instantly to just the whistle without even waiting for the actual command. Of course she will probably have some set backs and off days as she matures, that is normal, but she is very responsive to most everything. She has lots of chew toys and so she has been pretty good about chewing, except for Jerrys’ shoes because they smell of him. Certainly better than any of the weimareiners were, but that is also an advantage of her breeding. I’ll try to get some pic’s of them around the beginning of April and email them to you so you can see how happy they are together. Thanks again! I’ll keep you posted. Viky Von Aspern firstname.lastname@example.org P.S. Oh, he named her Shasta after a mountain here that has 7 glaciers so it has snow year round, and since we have Blue Weimareiners, and a red Visla, we now have red white and blue hunting dogs. That’s pretty American, if I do say so myself. (ha ha, I guess we qualify as “red-necks” but I already knew that) Mike, I couldn’t be happier with the little guy. He’s got so much personality already. As you know, I absolutely loved my previous yellow lab. I thought I would have a hard time connecting with another pup as well as I did my last one. Well, he?s making it easy. He learns very quickly for only being 11 weeks old and has a drive to please that I have never seen in a young pup. He is constantly making eye contact with me, it’s like he is just checking with me to see that I’m doing alright.
Lankas Labs Health Guarantee & Puppy Sales Contract
All of our puppies come with:
- Vet Checked by our Veterinarian
- Health Records
- 26 month Hip Guarantee against genetic moderate or severe hip dysplasia, and retinal eye disease**
- Shots & Wormed (appropriate with age)
- Dews Done (If dews grow back they are the buyers responsibility, many breeders are choosing to not remove them at all).
- AKC Registration Application
- Puppy Packet filled with tons of information put together by us.
- Lifetime support for you and your new family member from us. 🙂
Name of Sire – ______________________________________________________________
Name of Dam – ______________________________________________________________
Date of Birth – ___________________
AKC Registration #:_________________________Breed – Labrador Retriever Color – Black Chocolate Charcoal Fox Red Ivory White Silver Gender – M or FI (name of the buyer), __________________________________________________________,of (Complete mailing address) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (phone number) ___________________________ hereby certify that on: Day:_________ Month:________Year_______,I (we) purchased the above-noted dog from Lankas Labs, (Mike Lankas).Holding Agreement: A $250.00 deposit is required to hold your puppy. The seller assigns the buyer the guarantee that the dog will not be sold to any party other than the buyer as long as the buyer adheres to the Picking Up Your Puppy guideline. The $250.00 deposit is refundable if and only if your sex and color is not available and will be applied to the purchase price of the dog when the buyer assumes physical possession of the assigned dog. You may send a personal check, money order, or you may pay with a credit card. Remainder of puppy/dog price will need to be paid in full before puppies are released to their new home. Puppies may be shipped out or picked up at Lankas Labs at 8 weeks of age only after full payment has been received.
Guarantee: This puppy is guaranteed to be in good health, to the best of the seller’s knowledge. If he/she wishes, the buyer has 72 hours, from the date of ownership in which to have the puppy checked by a licensed veterinarian. IF THERE IS A PROBLEM THAT CANNOT BE RECTIFIED, you may return the puppy to us, at your expense, on the day following the vet exam, along with a veterinarian’s statement stating the problem. You will receive a full refund of the purchase price of the pup less any shipping fees. (Exclusion: This does not include the presence of parasites and also does not apply to a health problem resulting from an injury or accident due to your negligence), the following provisions will be honored. All medical expenses are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
Viral, bacterial colds or infections such as Coccidia or Giardia (bloody stools) are a form of worms which are easily treated and are not covered in the health guarantee as they are natural things puppies can pick up. Umbilical Hernias also referred to as “outie” belly buttons are also not covered in the heath guarantee. Puppies are naturally at risk for coccidia or giardia or worms which is often brought on by the stress of a new home, new food, new people, or just a change in environment. 2 Buyers Initials: ______________
Another thing that may show up when a puppy is taken to a new environment is kennel cough (Bordatella- a raspy cough may be signs of this) which is common when puppies are transported to their new homes and is usually caused by bacteria. Kennel cough is self limiting and like the common cold, it must run its course. Full recovery is expected and kennel cough, coccidia, giardia on their own are not life threatening. All puppies are treated and vaccinated for distemper, parvo, coccidia, giardia, and worms before they leave our kennel. However, you need to be aware that these things can arise and that they are usually not serious (even though seeing blood in the stool appears serious) and are easily treated and we will not cover the treatment for them.
**26 month Hip Guarantee against genetic moderate or severe hip dysplasia, and retinal eye disease. Because 60% of all canine hip dysplasia is related to poor nutrition, we require that your precious puppy continue with the Life’s Abundance Nutritional System for the first 26 months of his/her life in order to qualify for this 26 month health guarantee. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! If you continue with Life’s Abundance Nutritional System for the first 26 months, this dog is guaranteed against genetic moderate or severe hip dysplasia, and retinal eye disease until it is 26 months of age. The OFA is the sole and only judge in determining hip dysplasia. A CERF certified veterinarian must confirm any hereditary eye defects. Purchaser is to spay or neuter (unless already done) the Labrador Retriever and keep him/her as a companion.
The buyer(s) shall provide proper nutrition, vet care, shelter and exercise. The pup shall be socialized properly after all immunizations given, to include other people outside the family, other dogs, and strange places. Obedience classes are recommended before the pup is 1yr old. Also keep a Lankas Labs reference book on hand at all times to refer back to, please call with any questions, we want to help you.
In regards to hereditary defects, there are never any guarantees that a dog would be free of a genetic disorder from past generations. But since we may not know if there are any potential weaknesses in a dog, we believe that the diet and lack of vitamins can exacerbate these conditions if found. Therefore by providing the dog with quality food and supplements, we are hoping to reduce the chance of these potential weaknesses from hindering their quality of life, should this ever occur.
Limited or Full AKC Registration Puppy: the following applies:
- Provided this puppy is kept on Life’s Abundance Nutritional System the for the first 26 months, this dog will be guaranteed against genetic moderate or severe hip dysplasia, and retinal eye disease until it is 26 months of age. The OFA is the sole and only judge in determining hip dysplasia. A CERF certified veterinarian must confirm any hereditary eye defects.
- The original buyer of the dog has the right to a replacement puppy from the next available and comparable litter considering the following criteria have been met:
- 1. The original buyer must own the puppy.
- 2. The puppy must not have sired or whelped a litter.
- 3. The puppy must not have been overfed or over-exercised!
- 4. Buyer must show veterinary statement of diagnosis of hip dysplasia by the OFA or retinal atrophy (progressive) by CERF., along with a copy of the x-rays or vision exam results prior to the 26 months of age and a spay or neuter receipt stating dogs name, description and microchip number.
- 5. Buyer must have fed this dog the Life’s Abundance Nutritional System for the first 26 months.
Picking Up Your Puppy:Your assigned puppy needs to be picked up. If your puppy is not picked up by the 9th week and no prior arrangements have been made with the seller, Lankas Labs has the right to void the Puppy’s Sales Contract and find another buyer. If prior arrangements have been made they will be so noted at the bottom of this contract in other. All fees are to be paid in full before the puppy will be released to the buyer. Shipping is available for an additional charge which will include the crate and health certificate. Puppies cannot be shipped until they are at least 8 weeks old.
First Right of Recovery: If buyer is unable to care for or chooses to change his/her mind about caring for the puppy purchased, Lankas Labs retains the right of recovery of the puppy at the buyer’s expense. The buyer must notify Lankas Labs as to the change in circumstances and give the seller first right to the dog before any other action is taken. This includes and is not limited to selling the dog to another buyer. Buyer agrees that if this puppy/dog is offered for sale or trade at any time in the future, it will first be offered to us. If the puppy/dog is being sold it will be offered to us at a purchase price not to exceed the original price of puppy/dog. A determination will be made within thirty (30) days whether or not we wish to purchase back the puppy/dog. This pup must NEVER be sold to a pet store, broker, puppy mill, or surrendered to a shelter. Or sold out right to anyone, Breeder must be notified immediately of any problems that arise or if buyer cannot care for puppy/dog anymore. 4 Buyers Initials: ______________
Shipping of Puppy: Pups are shipped at 8 weeks of age and will be guaranteed for up to 72 hours from shipping date. Will have had 2nd set of shots/several wormings/vet health certificate/crate/toy and a lifetime of breeder support! Along with the price of the pup, Buyer is responsible for shipping fees. of dog. In the event of a replacement pup, buyer is responsible for shipping charges/ground delivery, as well as if there are any problems. Also, in the event of a pup being returned for whatever reason, buyer is responsible for the expense of shipping/or ground delivery. Pup must have vet check-up at buyer’s expense within 72 hrs of delivery to insure health guarantee, or can use the original health certificate that pup had before shipping. All other guarantees from breeder apply up to 26 months of age.
Nutrition & Food: Our puppies begin Life’s Abundance Supplements when starting dry food because of the powerful antioxidants which eliminated free radicals and boosts the immune system, creating a preventative against skin and coat problems, various forms of cancer, heart issues, arthritis, cataracts, tumors, digestive problems, allergies, and hip dysplasia. We believe it is crucial for your puppy to continue taking Life’s Abundance Nutritional System through their lifetime. Because we have no control what food products, snacks, or table food your puppy will be eating, this ensures us that the puppy will be getting the best supplement and food provided and trusted by top breeders. At any time your pet be removed from the Life’s Abundance Nutritional System before the age of 26 months, the 26 month Hip Guarantee against genetic moderate or severe hip dysplasia, and retinal eye disease becomes void without exceptions.
Order Life’s Abundance Nutritional System at http://www.lifesabundance.com/lankaslabs or call 785 626-9313 breeder rep Mike or Kimberly Lankas #20186264.
We hope the Buyer will enjoy your puppy for years to come. We have taken steps to ensure that your new puppy is healthy by feeding a premium puppy food and vitamins.
Buyer’s puppy has been raised on Life’s Abundance Premium Health Food. Buyer’s can buy it online at http://www.lifesabundance.com/lankaslabs It is a holistic dog food with no wheat, corn, soy, or by-products. Please note: providing a higher nutritious valued food, helps to prevent fast growth, fewer bone problems, fewer vet bills, and promotes longer life.
Buyer’s puppy has also been given Life’s Abundance Wellness Food Supplements. If you continue with Life’s Abundance Nutritional System for the first 26 months of his/her life you qualify for our 26 month guarantee. .
Buyer Acknowledges and affirms that Breeder has recommended, for the benefit of the puppy, Life’s Abundance Dog Food and Supplements; however, the use of these products is merely a recommendation of the Breeder, not a guarantee of their effectiveness or efficiency.
All shipping costs related to any dog being purchased, as well as in relationship to any dog being replaced for any reason, are the responsibility of the Buyer.
Breeder is in no way responsible for any vet bills made after puppy/dog leaves the care of Lankas Labs.
Breeder shall not be responsible for death or injury of said puppy/dog due to negligence or carelessness of the Buyer, any airline, live animal carrier, it’s agents or employees.
Breeder has the right to, at any time; decide to stop breeding Labrador Retrievers. In this case, no replacement puppies shall be given and this contract is null and void.
Breeder makes no guarantees regarding the loss of the puppy due to accidental death, theft, sickness due to lack of vaccinations, etc., or any other loss beyond the Breeder control except as stated above.
Breeder will not refund money in whole or part for any reason other than stated in the guarantee.
Buyer also certifies, by signing this agreement that he/she is not acting as an agent in this purchase; that the Buyer will not resell this puppy to a puppy mill, commercial breeder, pet store, or medical research facility.
We have the right to rescue this puppy/dog if we find that it is being mistreated, neglected, or abused and you do not voluntarily return it. Also, any mistreatment, neglect or abuse of the animal automatically voids all guarantees given by us.
I acknowledge that this is a legal & binding contract and have reviewed and agree to the terms listed above. . The buyer will also maintain up to date vaccines, wormings, and to keep the puppy/dog in humane conditions and provide proper food, water, and shelter. Failure to follow the above contract completely will result in “A Breach of Contract” and shall make this contract null and void. This contract applies only to the original purchaser and is NOT transferable. When a deposit is received by Lankas Labs the Purchaser automatically agrees to the terms of this contract, even if both the Breeder and the Purchaser have not yet signed the contract.
Date: _______________________ Deposit: ________ Balance Paid: ________
Signature of Purchaser: ____________________________________________
Printed Purchasers Name: __________________________________________
City: ___________________________ State: ___________ Zip: ____________
Phone Number: ____________________ Cell/Work: ____________________
Signature of Breeder: _________________________________________Mike Lankas