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FAQS About Purchasing a Puppy from Danikk Labradors

FAQS Danikk Labrador Retrievers, Lonsdale, MN

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Danikk Questions

What color puppies do you breed?

We breed for all three colors; chocolate, yellow, and black.

How much are your puppies?

Our puppies start at $1650.00.

Do you offer any health guarantee?

Danikk offers a lifetime replacement guarantee on hips, eyes, and elbows.

What type of labrador do you breed for?

Danikk breeds for the English style of Labrador, with emphasis on a blocky head, broad chest, thick, double hair coat, and an "otter tail."

What health procedures do your puppies receive before delivery?

All Danikk puppies are vaccinated, wormed, have dewclaws removed, microchipped, and have seen a veterinary ophthalmologist at seven weeks of age.

I live across the country. Can you ship a puppy to me?

Yes. Puppies can be shipped via air at eight weeks of age.

Are there any restrictions on shipping puppies?

Yes, there are temperature restrictions; the temperature must be greater than 10 degrees F and less than 85 degrees F.

How are shipping charges arranged?

Our puppies are shipped freight collect.

What kind of puppies do you have available right now?


The color and sex of puppies we have available greatly varies. The best way to get up-to-date information on puppy availability is to contact us at

New Puppy Questions

What sort of crate do you recommend?

We prefer the VeriKennel or equivalent as they keep hair and debris in one place. Size: Approximately 24"W x 35"D x 26"H. Others prefer wire crates - the size should be about the same.

What sort of collar should I get?

Adjustable buckle collar - first collar should be for l0"-14" neck. Next collar should be 14"-20". Nylon is best. COLLARS SHOULD NOT BE LEFT ON WHEN PUPPY IS UNATTENDED.

What other equipment will I need?

We recommend two stainless steel or hard plastic dog dishes, and a slicker brush (one with bent pins) for weekly grooming. Dog shampoo can also be used whenever the puppy looks or smells dirty.

What type of food should I use?

You can use any premium brand puppy food.

What type of toys do you recommend?

Rawhide bones and plastic or rubber dogs toys are good. Provide something for your puppy to chew or the puppy will choose his own. Do not give the puppy old shoes as toys; a puppy can't tell new from old.

What type of cleaning product should I when my puppy has accidents?

We recommend Simple Solution by Brampton; it's a great cleanup product.

How old to fly with a puppy?

Eight weeks

When do you recommend training begin?

We recommend training begin on day 1 using positive reinforcement methods. Puppy class should start at 12 weeks of age and a traditional obedience class should follow. We DO NOT recommend clicker training or head collars.

What vaccinations do you recommend?

Ask Dr. Smith for recommended vaccinations.

Other Answers

How much do labradors weigh?

Generally speaking, males weigh around 85 pounds, and females weigh around 65 pounds.

What is a microchip?

A microchip is a form of permanent identification that is embedded in an animal's scruff. It is about as big as a grain of rice. Each microchip contains a unique number that can be read with a special scanner. Most veterinarians, humane societies, and animal controls have microchip scanners.

What books about labradors do you recommend?

How To Raise a Puppy You Can Live With
ByRutherford and Neill, an Alpine Production. If you raise your puppy this way, you'll have a perfect dog.

Retriever Puppy Training: The Right Start for Hunting
By Loveland and Rutherford. Gets you started on the right track for field work

Retriever Working Certificate Training
By Rutherford, Branstad and Whicker. Helps in competitive event training.

Water Dog
By Richard Wolters.A great book but may be misleading as it assumes all dogs learn at the same rate and develop equally - contains no problem solving tips and problems do occur.

The Labrador Retriever
By Dorothy Howe, An A.T.F.H. publication. Good general breed book about the origins of a breed and pedigrees.

How to Housetrain Your Dog in Seven Days

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