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Ashstone Reg'd Kennels ships Labrador Retriever puppies worldwide.  With proper socialization and preparation, Labrador puppies travel extremely well.  We will provide "references" upon request from people who have had Ashstone Labrador Retriever Puppies shipped to them.

General Information Regarding Shipping Labrador Retrievers

Customs Requirements for your Labrador Retriever

Costs of Shipping your new Labrador Retriever puppy

Method of Shipping our Labrador Retrievers

How Shipping Is Arranged for your new Labrador Retriever

General Information about shipping Labrador Retrievers


Our Labrador Retriever puppies which are going to fly to their new homes are not shipped prior to eight weeks of age.  During the time that they are with us we take special care to expose them to clanging, banging sounds, get them used to a crate, travel in our vehicle with them, and overall get them used to the idea of noise and movement.  Labrador Retriever puppies respond very well to socialization.

Our Labrador Retriever puppies which are flown to their new homes ARE NOT SEDATED.  We do not believe in sedating young pups, and quite frankly, it is not necessary.  Labrador Retriever puppies which are well socialized and properly prepared for flight are extremely adaptable and reach their destination happy and ready to meet their new families.

Customs Requirements for importing your new Labrador Retriever


Every country has their own requirements regarding the importation of animals.  Some countries have no quarantine laws as long as certain criteria are met (United States, Canada), while others range from two week quarantines to six month quarantines.  It is best to check with the government in your country to see what, if any quarantine laws apply before purchasing your new Labrador Retriever puppy.

Typically, countries with no quarantine periods require that your new Labrador puppy have a Vaccination Certificate proving that all required vaccinations have been given as well as a Health Certificate ensuring that the puppy is in good health, free of communicable disease and fit to be transported.  These certificates are provided by Ashstone Reg'd Kennels, through our veterinarian.  Our veterinarian thoroughly examines each and every Labrador Retriever puppy born at Ashstone.

Costs of Shipping your new Labrador Retriever puppy


The costs you can expect to incur to have your new Labrador Retriever puppy shipped, are as follows:

        Shipping Crate                                        $50.00
        these are durable resin with a heavy gauge
            wire mesh front appropriately sized for a
            Labrador Retriever puppy to be comfortable

           Airline Freight Charges vary by destination

           approximations of charges  (from Toronto)

           Washington State    $100.00                   British Columbia        $125.00
            Florida                   $50.00
           Texas                    $105.00                   New Brunswick          $150.00
           California              $ 100.00

           In some countries there are Customs Fees which are nominal however, you should check locally in your area before
           receiving your Labrador puppy so that you know you have enough money with you to pay these charges.

Methods of Shipping Labrador Retriever puppies

All or our Labrador Retriever puppies are shipped by air only.  We do not ship by bus or train.  Labrador Retriever puppies that are being shipped by air will be shipped on the most direct flight possible in order to minimize elapsed time between our home and yours.  This ensures minimum stress for your new Labrador Retriever puppy.

When our Labrador Retriever puppies are shipped they are put in durable crates and have water available to them.  They also have a fleece blanket and a nylabone to chew.  The puppies name (if the new owners have named it) is clearly written on the crate in order that airport personnel may use the puppy's name when handling him/her. Extra food is attached to the outside of the crate together with feeding directions for airport staff. Most flights are short enough that feeding in flight is not required however, food is still attached to the crate in case of unexpected delays.  All paperwork for your new Labrador Retriever puppy is attached to the crate.  Vaccination Records, Health Certificates are in one envelope, and all paperwork pertaining to the sale of the Labrador Retriever, such as our Agreement of Sale and literature for the new owner with regards to feeding and training their new Labrador Retriever puppy..

Arranging Shipping for your new Labrador Retriever puppy

Once you've decided that you would like an Ashstone Labrador puppy and that you will need it shipped to you, we take care of the rest.  We will let you know the total cost which will include the balance of payment for your Labrador puppy and the crate.  You will then be required to send a money order or bank draft for the total amount via Federal Express which will ensure that payment arrives before the date which puppy is to be flown.  WE WILL NOT SHIP OUR PUPPIES/DOGS IF PAYMENT HASN'T BEEN RECEIVED.  We take care of booking the flight at a mutually convenient time (as per the airline schedules and via shortest routing), veterinarian requirements, purchasing the crate, transportation to the airport and paperwork required at this end by the airline.  You will be required to personally pick up your puppy at your end within one hour of arrival and pay the airline carrier for the shipping costs.  We ask that you let us know as soon as possible that puppy has arrived safely and that you have the puppy.