Puppies ----

We take $500.00 down for deposit to reserve a pup for a certain sex and color. Balance of
$1000.00 due on the day you pick up your pup equalling $1500.00 total. With most of our litters, if you
are reserving before they are born the first one to bring or send a deposit for a certain sex and color
gets first pick. If you are the second person to send a check for the same sex and color then you would
get second pick, and so on. They usually have anywhere from 8 to 13 pups. Usually close to half and
half on the sexes also.

Pups stay with us till around 8 weeks. If that time falls on an inconvenient time for you we are
flexible about keeping them a week or so longer. Such as vacations or holidays that might take you
away from your pup for a extended time. We want them to get off to a good start.

Unless breeder says otherwise,
By 6 weeks of age you will be required to make your choice of
which pup will be yours
so we can start showing the rest to sell or so the other people below you can
see who is still available. At this age they like attention from people. You can come and play with the
pups as early as 3 weeks old. But they are only starting to play with each other at that age. 5 weeks is
when they are much more interested in interacting with you.

If you can not come out by specified age then you will be required to make a choice through
pictures & videos.

We keep them up to date on all medical needs (as our vets standards) while they are in our care. If
dew claws are removed it would be done at 3 days, dewormed & parvo shot around 5 weeks, & first
shots at 8 weeks. Then they need to have a couple more sets of puppy shots when they go to their
new homes. Whenever they leave our care you are responsible to continue there needs.

Final payment is due at the time of receiving pup.
Any checks received must clear bank first so
usually people bring final payment in cash.
We give receipts for deposits and cash payments.

You will receive your AKC Registration forms to register your pup in your name with Limited
Registration. You will also be given a Hip & Eye Guarantee Contract. You will be given copies of the
pedigree's with photo's of parents and health clearances that have been done on the parents. All other
history is available on the website.

You also will be required to pick up and pay for pup in full by a certain time ( no later than 10
weeks of age if previously arranged). Just so that we wouldn't be expected to keep the dog forever for
you. If you back out of the deal AFTER you had a pup to be held for you at 4 weeks of age, or don't
make final payment by 10 weeks of age, then at that time you would forfeit your deposit.

The reason we do this is the pups need to start bonding with their new family, and to protect us also.
Because ads cost us over $100 a week. If we take that pup off the market and all others of that same
sex or color have been sold then we turn people away for that sex and color. Then if we were to have
someone back out we use the deposit for time lost to re-advertise the pup and/or run ads.

Our current litters are sold Limited Registration.
We always reserve the right to take first pick over our customers.

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Good luck on your search for a pup. Remember getting a cheaper price on a Lab does not always turn
out in the long run to be a good deal. Do your research on the backgrounds of BOTH parents. Make
sure they have in hand pedigree's and OFA Certificates. If the dogs have Preliminary OFA's they
should have certificates on those also.

We give our new puppy owners access on our site to all the ancestors background that we have
possibly researched. This info could be on pedigree's, OFA's, OFEL's, CERF'S, Titles and points,
awards received, and pictures of allot of the ancestors.
Most of our dogs are from several
generations back of our own breedings
. So we know what their temperament was, and no
troublesome health issues that some dogs pass on to their offspring. Most the time we even have 3
generations here for you to see when you come visit us.

We try to take weekly pictures or video's of the litters from the time they are born so you can see
them grow and interact with each other. We post them on the website as soon as possible so you can
view them at your convenience and be a part of their lives even from afar. We encourage you to come
out to sit and play with them for an hour or so at a time so you can pick out what you think will be a
good match for your family. That also allows plenty of time for questions and ideas.
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If you are mailing a deposit please make checks payable to Christine Ruff.
Make sure you email us and let us know you are sending a check for "what sex and color you
want". You can also make a 2nd choice as a back up if you have one. If you have a preference
as to which mom you may also write that down also. We need all your contact info with your
deposit.

Do not send your deposit requesting a signature. We are out in the country and we are gated so mail
with signatures requested take an extra two days to receive. Mail service can't knock on our door so
they deliver a note to pick it up at the Post Office the next day. Only do regular mail or First Class mail
with Tracking If you wish to make sure your deposit was delivered.

We will send out a conformation email to confirm your place in the picking order as soon as we receive
your deposit. Your check will not be cashed until the pups are born and we know we have enough of
that sex to sell to you. Once the puppies are born we will email you a deposit receipt/contract for you
to sign stating what order you will be choosing your pup.

Thanks for your interest in our Labs and if you have anymore questions please let us know.

Checks Payable to:
Christine Ruff
7350 Baldwin Street
Valley Springs CA 95252

209-470-7833 Cell
209-786-2437 Home
rufflabs@gmail.com
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