Purchasing A Puppy

Trust me, we do our best to make this process easy and enjoyable for you. After all, we love what we do! View our detailed steps below on how to purchase a chocolate Labrador puppy.

  1. Check out our current litters or upcoming litters for available puppies

    Take a look at our current and upcoming litters by clicking the buttons below and find a puppy you love.

  2. Make a deposit!

    If you are interested in reserving your chocolate lab puppy of your dreams, go ahead and make a deposit by clicking the “current litters” or “upcoming litters” button (below), which will show your availability and allow you to secure your future puppy by selecting “make a deposit” on the selected puppy.

  3. Don’t see a puppy available?

    We take reservations on a first come first serve basis, just complete the “Future Litter Announcements” form below and we will keep you updated with announcements of upcoming litters and available puppies.  


    No seriously, have you decided you want a BCR puppy, but there is no availability?  Join our wait list by clicking the button below and completing the form.  We will contact you if we have extra puppies or if a puppy becomes available. 

  5. Still have questions?

    View our FAQ at the bottom of this page! Still lost? Please feel free to contact us, or you can chat using our handy chat feature in the bottom left of your screen! We are happy to guide you in your chocolate Labrador journey and look forward to hearing from you.

Future Litter Announcements

Are you interested in labrador puppy but we currently don’t have any available right now? Sign up below to receive updates on the availability of puppies from each litter.

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How do we pick which puppy we want?

We ask buyers for specifics, color, and gender depending on what that pairing can produce.

Can I have my deposit back if I decide not to purchase a puppy?

All deposits are non-refundable, however transferable to another upcoming litter if the dam does not produce gender or number of puppies to fulfill your request.

When do I get to pick my puppy?

All picks can be selected using our Current Litter page, Upcoming Litter page or in-person, on specific dates/times (chosen by breeder) after 7 weeks of age.

When is the remainder of puppy payment due? 

Cash payments can be paid on the pick up day.  Online payments (Venmo or Paypal) must be made 3 days prior to puppy pick up.   This allows time for bank transfers.  All personal checks must be received 1 week in advance of puppy pick up.

What if I can’t pick up the puppy on the designated pick up day?

Any puppy not picked up on the assigned pick up date, will incur a daily kennel charge of $25.00 per day.

Do you provide shipping?

Bourbon Country Retrievers will be glad to help coordinate ground or air shipping if needed.


The shipping information below is effective as of January 1, 2021 and is subject to change at any time.

Ground Transportation

In most circumstances, we will use Gun Dog Express to ship your dog. All arrangements should be made a minimum of 30 days prior puppy pickup date.

The Gun Dog Express fee will be based on location. Estimate to be provided when arrangements are made. Guesstimate: $350 on average.

If Bourbon Country Retrievers needs to drive to meeting location, we will charge a fuel charge of $100.

Gun Dog Express does not deliver to the West Coast. We do however have other shipping companies who will ship to the West Coast.

Air Transportation


Buyers are responsible for the crates which are airline approved. $75

Buyers are responsible for Health Certificates which is required by airlines. Fee $55

Airports Fuel Fee

Lexington – Free
Louisville – $100
Cincinnati OH – $100
Nashville TN – $200

Note: Please work with Bourbon Country Retrievers on arrangements for your new puppy. Normally we can coordinate travel plans within 3 business days to ship your new puppy.

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