Shipping: SSK will provide airfare, safe transportation and delivery to the airport, health certificate, airline shipping kennel and flight scheduling for $400.00, inclusive.
SSK - will provide de-worming, micro-chipping, dew claw removal and first vaccination without additional charge.
Pricing: SSK offers all its Charcoal and Silver puppies, with Full AKC Registration, for $1,500.00. All other coat colors priced individually.
Deposits: $200.00 and is fully refundable (up until whelp) - less service charges by PayPal, if applicable (generally applies when a cancellation occurs after thirty days).
Hey, are you looking for one like me?
WE'VE GOT NEWS !!
WE HAVE BLACK, SILVER-FACTORED PUPS
On November 18th., Reba whelped 9 beautiful, silver-factored pups
- 7 males and 2 females - everyone is healthy, happy and doing well.
We still have 1 female and 4 males available - but if you are
interested in one of these Xmas pups, don't delay!
December 05, 2013:
are offering Reba's gorgeous pups for $650.00 for the 1 remaining female; and $500.00 for each of the 4 remaining males - both with Full AKC
Registration; they will be available for pickup at the kennel on
If you would like a good idea of what these pups will look like at maturity - please scroll down this page to 'Gypsy'. Gypsy is now about 20 months old and was whelped from Reba's and Jack's first litter together - Jack is the sire of both of Reba's litters - a magnificent, intelligent, sweet 'white' AKC Yellow male. Despite continued requests for Jack's services as a 'stud', it is now 'official,' this good-looking, wonderful Lab is retired and is now enjoying the 'good life' of being a full time companion (which isn't much of a change).
These pups will go fast!
So far, this litter is spreading 'far and wide:'
Phil & Jeanne - Kenny, Texas - female;
Adrea & Bill - Burlington, Vermont - male;
Carrie - Brooks, Georgia - male;
Aaron - Oak Ridge, NC - male;
December 04, 2013:
The pups are now two weeks and two days old - all good news! They have received their first de-worming; all eyes and ears are open; they are up on 'all fours' much of the time and they have started 'lapping formula' from a bowl to supplement their Mom's milk. The pups continue to put on good weight with most above 3.0 lbs and all very close behind. They have all learned how to 'cry' and 'baby bark' - the 'spoil'n has begun!'
November 20, 2013:
Everyone is doing wonderfully - all of
the pup's dew claws were removed today and they are now back at the
'dinner table', no worse for wear - Reba is proving to be a very
attentive, loving Mom, but is putting in some long nights for this
November 18, 2013:
Reba and Jack have whelped 9 beautiful black, silver-factored (carrying the dilute gene [d]) pups - available just after Xmas!
Here we are!
Stella and Otis have successfully completed their courtship and look forward to a whelp of beautiful silver pups sometime around the first week of January. At present, there are no available pups from this litter anticipated.
Dee Dee and Zeke have successfully completed their courtship and look forward to a whelp of beautiful silver pups sometime around the first to second week of January. At present, there are no available pups from this litter anticipated.
So Long for Now . . .
Well - all 12 of us have found new, wonderful homes; so, it's time for Mom to take a well-deserved rest - she will see you again next year!
Some of Sasha's beautiful work:
7 Weeks of Age
We wanted to share a wonderful picture with you - this young man's name is Colyn - he saved his money and paid for this puppy himself - named him 'Crash' -
the joy and happiness in his face is unmistakable - as they say, priceless!
Hey, Dee Dee is my Mom - we're thinking about another litter, sooner rather than later - in January 2014!
Some of Dee Dee's pretty work:
Some of Stella's beautiful work from her last litter:
We are proud to introduce Gypsy, the off-spring of our full silver, Reba, and our 'white', AKC Yellow, Jack. Gypsy is one of nine black, silver-factored
pups [Genotype: EeBbDd], whelped to Reba on March 1, 2012, for the
exclusive purpose of creating 'an improvement line,' in an effort to
bring some of Jack's gorgeous, block conformation and wonderfully sweet
disposition into SSK's future silver Labs. We are very excited by what
we see in Gypsy and believe her mating with Otis is a very good step in
reaching our intended goals.
Gypsy is anticipated to
come into heat in January 2014. Gypsy
could whelp pups with silver or charcoal coat colors; as well as, black
or chocolate, 'silver-factored' pups (they will carry the dilute silver
gene [d], but will be black, or chocolate in color).
NOTE: SSK will exercise its option for the first two silver and/or charcoal females from this litter.
Deposits will not be
accepted until after whelp so that we know what phenotype (color) and
number of pups are actually available (all silvers and charcoal pups
will be offered for $1,500.00 and all other pups $650.00, with Full AKC registration). All warranties and guarantees apply to each pup.
OTIS - is our 'stud in residence' - a powerfully built, extremely fast retriever with a wonderful, muscular conformation. He loves to retrieve as much underwater as upon land. He has developed into an exceptionally reliable stud that produces large litters and 'drop-dead' gorgeous pups.
ZEKE - This big guy has fence posts for front legs and paws
to match - he is going to go 90 lbs or better at maturity - what a
sweetie pie! Zeke will one day soon, charm the kennel - starting maybe, with Dee Dee!
Why choose Silver Spoon Kennel?
Silver Spoon Kennel is built on one simple concept: spoil 'em rotten. We believe that we have the best dogs and they thereby deserve the best. We treat our dogs to the best diet available (insert shameless plug here) and treat them better than ourselves!!
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A Nice Letter
Once in awhile, someone takes a moment from their very important day to say thank you - here is such a someone and their moment:
"To Silver Spoon Kennel (SSK)
writing this letter in support of SSK and their wonderful, beautiful dogs. My
name is Nancy and I live in Baltimore, MD. When you visit SSK’s website and
they state “best of the best” they are not exaggerating. I have owned labradors
for the past 30 years. My children (Alex, 24 and Annie 23) have grown up with a
black lab by their side. We ventured into chocolate labs about 10 years ago and
have also breed our field trial champion twice.
When I discovered SSK and silver labs, I was hooked.
My daughter was getting ready to graduate from
college and wanted a pup for graduation, to move with her to start the next
chapter of her life. And of course it had to be lab. I sent her a photo of the silver pups from
the SSK website and she fell in love. I
called Earl and from our first conversation I knew he was a breeder that I
would like to deal with. The litter we
wanted had been sold out and we had to wait about 6 months for the next
litter. It was worth the wait.
Earl is nothing short of amazing. He is
always available by email and is able to address all concerns. Earl made us feel prepared for our new
arrival. Earl is so fun to talk to and always in a great mood. SKK organized
the flight, vaccinations and micro chipping.
We are now on our 4th month with our
little bundle of joy and not a day goes by that someone doesn’t stop us to
remark on what a gorgeous, healthy, and intelligent dog we have. I highly
recommend Silver Spoon Kennels and cannot stress enough how pleased we are with
You get what you pay for and SSK gives
you your money’s worth. We will be returning to SSK for our second silver
Labrador puppy in the near future!
If you have any questions I urge you to
reach out to Earl. If you are interested
in a puppy get your deposit in early, SSK litters sells out fast.
I think I might start an Earl/SSK
We try to continue Earl’s motto
and spoil ‘em rotten.
"To all Silver Spoon Kennel Prospective Buyers:
I am writing this letter in support to all those interested
in purchasing a stunning Labrador Retriever from SSK. My name is Andrew, and I
live on Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia Canada. I first stumbled
upon SSK’s website while researching the ‘best of the best’ in terms of silver
Labs. We initially were interested in a chocolate puppy, but once we discovered
the silvers we were hooked. I spent many an hour researching who had the finest
reputation, and although there were breeders far closer and cheaper, we decided
to go with the best – SSK. We originally put a deposit down based on falling in
love with the pictures of the parent dogs but to our dismay the planned
breeding was postponed almost a full year after we had decided on getting a
puppy (mommy didn’t go into heat). Are we glad we waited!
The breeder (Earl) was nothing short of amazing in his
ability to address our concerns and make us feel prepared for our new arrival.
SKK organized the flight(s), vaccinations, and micro chipping with the level of
proficiency expected of a kennel with such a glowing reputation.
We are now into our 3rd month with our little bundle of joy
and not a day goes by that someone doesn’t stop us to remark on what a gorgeous,
healthy, and intelligent dog we have. I cannot stress enough how pleased we are
with our experience with Silver Spoon Kennel, and I highly recommend them as
the perfect place to usher in your new family member.
In this world you get what you pay for. You may find cheaper
puppies out there, but I guarantee the quality you receive will not rival SSK’s
Labradors. The breeding stock coupled with the insights of their very
knowledgeable breeders makes for an easy and reassuring purchasing process. I
will 100% be returning to SSK to help welcome in our second silver Labrador
puppy in the near future!
If you have any questions I urge you to reach out to Earl
and ask – my interactions with him were not only informative but also highly
enjoyable. I am also available as a resource (however biased I now am) and Earl
can pass on my contact details if so requested.
Yours in puppy love,
In behalf of Silver Spoon Kennel and myself, thank you, Andrew.
What about dog food?
We Have Changes to Recommend
We have found through trial and error that many holistic brand 'puppy' foods are too rich for the digestive systems of young pups, and oftentimes causes diarrhea. As a result, we are now recommending that pups should be fed with either Purina Puppy Chow for Large Breed, or some similar brand, for the first 6-12 months and then transitioned into the holistic brands thereafter (so long as diarrhea does not occur). We continue to support and recommend holistic brands for adults - our current preference is Fromm Gold Formula for Large Breed.
It's an important question. You can learn a great deal by taking just a moment to look at and understand the ingredients packaging label on your bag of dry dog food.
Start with this - the higher up the ingredient appears on the label, the more of that ingredient is contained in the food - most of your dog's food will be composed of the first few ingredients on the list - so it is important to know - what are they?
Most of the 'holistic' dog foods today, meet the necessary ingredient requirements that we recommend - they start with actual meat - duck, lamb, fish, chicken and beef - all good! (chicken meal is fine - chicken by-product is NOT).
Natural ingredients, with no preservatives or by-products - fruits such as apples, blueberries, carrots and cranberries all have benefits for your dog - in addition to adding a more natural flavor and sweetness than other additives. Even certain vegetable and tubers get the 'good nod' - sweet potato, yucca and spinach. DHA - an Omega-3 fatty acid that boosts development of brain cells; Flaxseed - which promotes a healthy digestive system; Kelp - provides fiber and iodine; and, Probiotics - strengthens the digestive system and provides natural antibiotics to boost your dog's immune system. All Good!
Avoid at all costs anything, where possible, that is labeled as "by-products" - these are ingredients that are created from waste parts in the butchering process. These parts contain no muscle tissue, and are classified as unfit for human consumption. Meat by-products are things such as lungs, liver, stomach and even bone.
If an ingredient label lists any kind of 'by-product' as one of its first three ingredients - avoid it!
It is best to avoid any product listed as 'artificial' whether it is coloring or flavoring. Also avoid fillers - parts with little to no nutritional value - these are generally added to foods to increase packaging weight or volume. Common fillers include soybean, flour, wheat middlings,wheat gluten and corn meal gluten.
Try to purchase dry dog food with as little to no sweeteners or sugar as possible - these sugars might appear on the ingredients list as 'cane sugar, high-fructose corn syrup - they might taste good, but they can greatly compromise the health and longevity of your dog.
Just a reminder - there are plenty of lethal dangers to your new puppy and even adults in and around just about every garden and yard in the country. While this is not an all inclusive list, you should be aware that ingestion of these plants are toxic and can kill or make your pup critically ill (this is not an exhaustive list):
Can cause death:
Azalea / Rhododendrum Nightshade Oleander
English Ivy Pokewee, Inkberry Castor Bean
Hemlock English and Japanese Yew Cyclamen
Jaimson Weed Sago Palm Passion Fruit
Cestrum Diurnum, day blooming jasmine
Please Google for additional information. If your pet becomes acutely ill, absent a clear explanation, always consider toxic ingestion, whether chemical or plant.
We have found a product that we can recommend - KOE (Kennel Odor Eliminator) manufactured by Thornell Corporation. Our kennel floors are comprised of porous concrete and asphalt and have been a real challenge to effectively remove the bacteria that causes odor. We have tried a number of products, including bleach, and to date, none have worked as effectively as KOE - hope you find it helpful if you are having similar challenges.