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We have waiting lists for our puppies & do not usually have any puppy availability. If we do have any puppies available, they are listed here on the available puppies page &/or on our Facebook page "Osman Labs". As of 7/31/2020 we are NOT taking any more deposits for puppies at this time unless the person is not in a hurry and is willing to wait as long as it takes. We have 28 people waiting for silvers and charcoals, 11 for reds and 12 for regular colors.
Now, about us.........
We raise our dogs as family pets. They live indoors with us and are a part of our family.
We breed for beautiful charcoal and silver puppies. Fox red coming in 2021! . The fox red will be ACA registered & our full-English will be ACA registered. Any litter sired by our male, Red will be ACA registered as there was not enough background information on him to get him AKC dual registered. Our other puppies are AKC registered,
Pricing for silvers & charcoals is $1,250. Reds are $1,250. Full-English colored puppies are $1,250. Regular colored (non-English) puppies are $900. (if you're already on the waiting list, the price on your contract is the price you pay). At the risk of sounding ignorant, you do get what you pay for. If you don't agree with our pricing, that's totally fine, continue to look elsewhere. Our puppies come from nice breeding stock. They are raised IN-HOME, they are socialized daily (all the time), they have constant care and supervision. You get breeder support and become family!
All puppies come with their first distemper shot in the series and are de-wormed at 2, 4, 6, & 8 weeks. They are vet checked and come with a 1 year genetic guarantee.
Our puppies are raised indoors in our living room. They are socialized from day one and until the day they leave. We breed for mentally and physically sound dogs. We expose our puppies to different experiences such as the vacuum, gun shots, loud noises, etc to have well rounded and out going dogs for you to add to your family. I am home with the dogs all day long and concentrate on their socialization and care. When they are a bit older, we expose them to being outside. We have a heated and cooled building where they are taught how to use a doggy door. This helps to teach them to go potty outside.
We bring these puppies into the world and are responsible for them. As a puppy buyer, you are part of the Osman Lab family. We give you advice and breeder support and are here for you and our dogs. If for any reason you cannot keep your dog, they are always welcome to come back to us. We NEVER want to see one of our puppies go to a shelter!
We strongly urge people to find a breeder and to be patient and wait for a puppy if you like their past puppies and practices. You need to use a breeder that you can trust. We have references.
We do not keep business hours. Feel free to email us anytime or call within normal hours (after 9 am and before 10 pm) to ask any questions you may have. Please do not just show up at our home. Yes, this has happened. We have a private residence and do not keep business hours. Whether you wish to see our dogs or not, we are NOT ok with you just showing up. We do NOT allow visitors to see our dogs and puppies due to their safety as well as disease.
Our indoor set up:
Our puppies are whelped in our living room. We stay at their side until they are done having puppies and we assist when needed. The puppies are put on a heating pad and under a heating lamp in a basket while the mama dog focuses on having the rest of her puppies. We do not leave their side. When we are sure that they are done having puppies, we clean everyone up, change the blankets and get mama and puppies settled in together. I sleep next to the box for several nights to make sure mama and puppies are doing well. We miss family functions, birthday parties, some holidays, appointments, etc. to make sure we are with our Mamas and puppies when they need us most.
We do not have a huge house, but we love our dogs and our puppies. They are literally raised smack in the middle of our living room. This allows us to have constant contact with them and for them to get used to the everyday noises of a household. This also allows us to monitor each and every puppy to make sure they are healthy. Collars are put on them at birth so that we can tell them apart and monitor their health and weight from day one. They get constant individualized attention and care. Their blankets are cleaned at least daily, if not more. Their whelping boxes are sanitized as well. We are the only ones who handle the puppies at this age for their own safety and well being. They are weighed often and their individual pictures are taken weekly.
Our "outdoor" set up:
We have a designated area for the puppies for when they are about 4-5 weeks old until they leave at 8 weeks old. We decide each litter when they are ready to start learning to use a dog door, etc. (there is no set age we go by) The building they are in is heated for the winter, so they are never cold, regardless of the time of year. We also have it cooled for summer. They are not put out in the area and forgotten about...they still get constant attention and care. We pride ourselves in knowing each puppy individually by the names that you give them, and making sure that each and every one of them is outgoing and well rounded before they leave us. By teaching them how to use the doggy door, they learn to potty outside before they leave. This does not mean that they will not have accidents in your home, but this gives them a good start. This also helps teach them not to go potty where they sleep and stay. Thus far, every puppy has been trained to go outside via the dog door to potty outside before they've gone to their new homes. Being indoors and outdoors also helps them get used to different experiences so they are not afraid of different environments.
Their outdoor area has an insulated indoor part as well as an outdoor covered area that keeps them safe from birds of prey and predators. Both the indoor section and outdoor section can be arranged and rearranged to accommodate several litters if needed.
When they are a bit too young to be out and using the doggy door, they are put in the puppy pen in the yard for fresh air on nice days. It gets them used to the grass and the outdoors, but they are only out for a short amount of time and then brought back in to their whelping box.
Pictures and Updates:
I love to take pictures of the puppies. I update you at least once a week with pictures of your puppy as he/she grows! I put them on the Facebook page "Osman Labs One Big Dog Family" that you can join after your deposit is made. if you are on Facebook you can pull them right off of there and save them if you wish. If you do not have Facebook, I can text them to you or email them if needed. I also put random shots of the litter and cute random pictures on the Facebook page as well....so if you are on Facebook, please like the page -OSMAN LABS so that you can see the pictures! Once you have a deposit down or have one of our puppies, you can ask to join our private Facebook page "Osman Labs One Big Dog Family". On this page you can share pictures of your pup, talk to other owners, ask advice, questions, etc.
We love taking pictures of our puppies weekly for you all to see. We got this cool rustic background for the pics from www.stikwood.com. It's real wood with a sticky peel off backing. So easy to install and it looks so cool!
These are just a few reviews from our happy families! All of the reviews are posted on our Facebook page "Osman Labs".
This isn't a great picture of me, but it's reality! When we have mamas in labor (or even close to it) we don't leave the house. We stay by their side to make sure that they are ok, and that their delivery is smooth. I'm up for days on end sometimes....and even after the pups are born, I spend several nights sleeping by their side to make sure they are ok!
As of 7/31/2020 we are not accepting anymore deposits for waiting lists at this time. *We may make an exception ONLY if you're sure you want a puppy from us, and are willing to wait as long as it takes. We cannot promise timing for puppies and would like to fulfill our lists some before taking on more people. Breeding live animals is tough and sometimes they don't breed, and there are many factors that are out of our control....and it's all a guessing game. After we have a few litters and shrink our lists down some, we will open them back up. Thank you!
Policies/Waiting List Information
When we say our puppies sell quickly, it is not a sales tactic. Every litter that we've had thus far has sold by the time the puppies are 2 weeks old, if they aren't already spoken for at birth. We have never had puppies available for sale after that time frame. We have put waiting lists in effect for our upcoming litters to help manage the litters. If you wish to be put on a waiting list, please contact us to discuss what you are looking for. If you decide that you want an Osman Lab puppy, discuss with us the possibility of sending a deposit to hold a puppy from a future litter.
We do not put you on the waiting list until the deposit is received. We do not chase people down or continuously ask for a deposit. If you say you are sending one and do not, you are just not put on the list. We do not have any issues selling our puppies and will not bug you for your deposit.
How the waiting lists work:
🐾 As of 5/10/2020, we will now require a $250 deposit to be put on our waiting lists. Your deposit will hold your place in line for when the puppies are born to be able to choose the type of puppy you are looking for. We can help you choose the best puppy for your needs if you would like our advice. An additional $250 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of committing to a puppy from that litter (which is at birth). These deposits are totally non-refundable for any reason. In return, we expect that you will not purchase a puppy elsewhere in the meantime or change your mind, because we will be turning down other buyers. If you back out for any reason, your deposit is non-refundable. Please also check with your spouse, other family members, landlord, etc to make sure you are allowed to have a dog. Also, some communities have rules on the number of dogs you may have. It is your responsibility to check these things as your deposit is non-refundable.
🐾 For those placing deposits, we can not control how many/what color/what sex is born. If your color and sex preference is not born in the litter, you are moved to the next litter's waiting list if none of the puppies meet your needs. **We do not refund the deposit. Sometimes we breed the dogs and it doesn't result in a pregnancy. Sometimes puppies pass away. Sometimes a dog skips a heat cycle. For these reasons, we will NOT promise timing. We can give you an idea of what we hope for, but we can't be held to that timing. These are living creatures and we are at their mercy.
Osman Labs reserves the right to the pick of the litter for each litter if they wish. People will be contacted in order of the waiting list to choose their puppies. When you pick your puppy, an additional non-refundable deposit of $250 is due immediately. The balance is then due in 8 weeks at the time of pick up at our home. All deposits are non-refundable for any reason. If you are on the waiting list, your $250 counts towards the initial deposit, but another $250 is due when the puppies are born. Deposits are due immediately to hold a puppy. We accept Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, Facebook Messenger payment, or check. There is a $50 fee for returned checks. All puppies must be paid for prior to pick up if paying with any method other than cash. If you are on a waiting list and you choose to wait due to timing or whatever reason, that is absolutely fine....just understand you then move to the BOTTOM of the next list. It's kind of like being in line for a candy bar and then you change your mind and leave the line. You then decide to get in the next line....you are at the back of the line. We want you to be ready for your puppy, so waiting is no big deal...we just want to make sure you understand the process! Keep in mind, we do not plan to breed forever. If you choose to skip a litter due to timing, that's fine. You can skip up to 3 times. If you skip more than that, it's up to us if we wish to allow you to skip again or if you must forfeit your deposit.
🐾 It is very possible to be put on multiple lists. If you tell me that you'd like a silver or a chocolate, I'll add you to BOTH lists, and contact you with whichever is available first. After you commit to a puppy, you'll just fall off the other list. IF you're waiting for a chocolate for example, and there aren't any available, you will be able to choose another color if you wish. IF you ONLY want chocolate, the next regular colored litter, we will continue down the list from the top, and you'll still have your place in line. We have ONE list for silvers/charcoals, ONE list for regular colors, and ONE list for reds. To keep things fair, you are taken off the list once you get a puppy, if you are still on the list due to us not having what you want, we start at the top of the list again with the next litter so you have a chance again and you don't lose your place in line. Once you commit to a puppy, you are then pulled off of the other lists.
🐾 If you do not wish to be put on our waiting list, that is okay. Keep watching our website and like us on Facebook (Osman Labs) for updates on the upcoming litters and what puppies may be available. We do not contact people who are not on the waiting lists, we will just list any available puppies on our site and on our Facebook page. If you choose to buy a puppy who is already born and you are NOT on a waiting list, the deposit to hold that puppy will be $500 non-refundable down. We have the right to refuse to sell to anyone we wish. These are our puppies and we are responsible for finding them safe, forever homes. We have the right to ask questions for more information regarding your home and family. We have turned people away that we do not feel right about...we need to ensure our puppies will be safe and well care for their entire lives.
We promise you....they are worth the wait!
About Silver & Charcoal
There is a lot of stigma surrounding the silver & charcoal Labrador debate. Just like with anything else, everyone has an opinion on everything. There is negative talk out there about dilute colored labradors. This includes the silver, champagne, white, fox red, and charcoal. Be assured that these dogs are as pure to the breed as the most common black, yellow, and chocolate colors.
When it comes to registering a dilute colored Labrador with AKC, UKC, and ACA, etc they are registered according to their “foundation” genetic color. Charcoals are registered to black, silver to chocolate, champagne to yellow, white to yellow, & fox red to yellow. Silver labs have a chocolate coat as the base & charcoal labs have a black coat as the base. When you look closely you see chocolate fur, it’s just dilute in color. Same with the charcoal, you can see the black hairs in the coat. So just know, when you buy a silver lab, they are registered as chocolates & charcoal as black.
In regards to the silver color, you will hear people say they are mixed with Weimaraner. They are NOT. Let me tell you, I’ve had some rude comments when listing puppies with those die hard “there are only 3 lab colors” people. Talk about rude. They call them muts, weim mixes, greyhounds, etc. They say that silver breeders “lie” to register them. All untrue. AKC has stated in writing, that the colors are supposed to be registered as their foundation color. You can not show these colors, however. Just like the Merle Great Dane. It doesn’t make then any less of a Dane, AKC just doesn’t allow you to show them.
Although these uneducated people and their uneducated opinions anger me, I am not going to argue with them as it’s a waste of my time. Everyone is going to have an opinion they think is right and there’s no changing their minds.
On the flip side, I have people tell me how gorgeous my dogs are and people pay top dollar for silvers & charcoals. They are exotic in their looks. You get the beautiful silver color which is so unique.
My point of this little rant is to educate you. You may have people try to tell you otherwise, I’ve done my research. It’s all in genetics. Genetics is a complicated thing, but the bottom line is that silver & charcoal Labradors are pure Labrador, just dilute in color.
The pictures below are of our past puppies.
On the left is a charcoal puppy, on the right is a silver puppy.
Fox Red Labs
Our fox red female
Our fox red male
We will breeding for fox red puppies sometime in 2021/2022. These pups will be CKC registered. If you've read my rant on the silver page, you'll get how I feel about people saying that there is no such thing as any other color labs except black, yellow, and chocolate. They are ignorant saying so in the fact that they have not done their research. Fox reds, like silver & charcoal, are pure bred labs. It's all in the genetics.
We actually have past puppy owners (especially haha) and others wanting us to start a waiting list for these pups! Inquire if interested. We are thinking sometime in early 2021 we should have red pups.
Nelli is AKC registered and has given us beautiful litters of puppies. She's a great hunting dog and loving family pet.
Georgia is the newest addition to our pack. She's from a gorgeous Mom, "Miss Money Penny" & an awesome stud, "Rusty Big Revenue". She will be paired with our gorgeous red male when she is of breeding age.
Gracie is AKC & ACA registered. She is a gorgeous female out of a charcoal dad and a silver mom. Gracie has a great temperament and we just adore her! She just had her first litter in December 2019 and she had a gorgeous litter of silver and charcoal puppies!
Scarlett is an AKC registered silver female. She is the sister of Gracie. We loved Gracie's temperament and build so much we decided to go back and get Scarlett too! She's very sweet. Very much a snuggler!
Holly is one of our past puppies. Her mama, Piper, was a beautiful black female and her sire is Kason, a nice chocolate male. She has a great build and a beautiful yellow (almost white) coloring. We plan to breed her to Red in hopes for yellows, reds, and maybe regular colors. She has a very sweet personality, and matched with Red, should have some gorgeous pups!
Dixie is an AKC (and dual registered CKC) Full English chocolate female. She has joined our family and breeding program when of age. She has Champion bloodlines. Her father is a white lab and is PenHip Certified and her mother is black. She should be able to have chocolates, blacks, and yellows. We can't wait!
Nala is one of our puppies that we kept out of Nelli's very last litter. She is a gorgeous chocolate and we cannot wait to have her as a part of our family and eventually add her to our breeding program.
Red is ACA registered. He will be our fox red stud male. Red is out of a red dam and red champion sire. His sire is PenHip Certified. We have added Red to our breeding program to start producing fox red puppies in 2021. We currently do NOT offer stud services. There is just too much involved and we have chosen not to offer this service.
No available puppies at this time.
Please check our Facebook page, Osman Labs for the latest updates and photos, as well as availability. Even if you don't have Facebook, the page is public and you should be able to view it.
Scarlett & Finn
We will be pairing Scarlett with Finn her next heat cycle. We are expecting her to go into heat again hopefully around October. These puppies are all spoken for due to our waiting lists.
Gracie x Finn
Gracie should go into heat in October or November. She will be bred to Finn for a litter of silver and charcoal puppies. These puppies are all spoken for due to the waiting lists.
Holly x Red
We plan to breed Holly with Red her next heat cycle. Hoping to have pups by end of 2020.
Our Waiting Lists:
(Fine print- People can be on multiple lists. Once they choose a puppy from a litter, they will fall off of the other lists. I will keep this updated as much as possible, but the original list on my computer is the one I will follow. This is just a helpful reference for those on the list to look at to see about where they are. Osman Labs reserves the right to keep a puppy from any litter if we wish. That is in the signed contract. That would push the list back by one spot. If there are any questions, please ask!)
RED WAITING LIST
1 Toni Clements - FEMALE
2 Jennifer Rottman - FEMALE
3 Stacey Deihl Hoover - Female Preferred, Male ok
4 Alyssa Diaz
5 Mary Porter
6 Jaime Richard - FEMALE
7 Keith Brandt
8 Jim Piersanti - FEMALE
9 Chris & Amanda Patrick - Red MALE
10 Alison Cho - (also on other lists)
11 Linda Niva - FEMALE
12 Tracey Griffith - (OOL)
13 Sky Yarro - female (open to color, OOL)
REGULAR COLOR WAITING LIST
1 Toni Linton chocolate female (Dixie litter only)
2 Billie Dudley black FEMALE pref, other colors ok (Dixie litter only)
3 Kristin Malick Dudley Female (yellow)
4 John/Sherry Kolody CHOCOLATE
5 Alison Cho chocolate
6 Christine Harvey yellow male or female
7 Patricia Visgauss open to color…FEMALE (not black)
8 Ben Black chocolate (also on silver list)
9 Martha Perez yellow FEMALE
10 Dunia Alawieh- black MALE
11 Victoria Ann for her partner
12 Jennifer Rottman- chocolate female (from HOLLY)
13 Tracey Griffith open to color
14 Sky Yarro open to color (OOL)
SILVER & CHARCOAL WAITING LIST
1 Robert Stevens - silver male
2 Heather Livingston - silver male pref, charcoal ok
3 Courtney Cocola - silver male
4 Katie Van Houten - silver female
5 Jemillie Montero - silver
6 Ryan/Lisa Bierwiler - charcoal female
7 Michelle Klingman - silver or charcoal female
8 Tammy/Bill Lojacono - silver female
9 Kerry & Andy Freeman - silver female (only)
10 Ashley Matteson - silver or charcoal - male preferred
11 Johana Cherisien - charcoal (male pref, female ok)
12 Madison Stanley - silver or charcoal
13 Hope Swartz - silver female
14 JP Dominico - silver FEMALE
15 Clifford Allen - silver
SILVER & CHARCOAL WAITING LIST CONT.
16 Justin Botticelli - silver male
17 Dave Andes - silver male
18 Loraine Ercolano - charcoal
19 Lisa Moller - silver female
20 Johana Riedel - silver or charcoal male or female
21 Eva Jones - silver
22 Patricia Visgauss - any gender/color (OOL)
23 John/Sherry Kolody - open to color
24 Ben Black - (OOL)
25 Tracey Burke - silver
26 Yanira Ramos - silver male
27 Alison Cho - silver (on other lists)
28 Tracey Griffith - open to color
29 Sky Yarro - Female - open to color
Pictures of our past silver/charcoal puppies are on the silver/charcoal page.
Why We Do What We Do...
There are a ton more reviews on our Facebook page "Osman Labs"
Helpful Links & Advice
We order almost everything from www.chewy.com We do not get any "kickback" for saying that...we just love their site and everything is delivered FAST right to your door! This includes the heavy bags of dog food!
Crate Training 101:
Crate training can be a nightmare! I've only met a handful of dogs that actually like the crate at first! We suggest that you do short training sessions over the first few days to a week until they get it if you can. Sit on the floor outside of the crate and put puppy in the crate. Sit and pet them for a few minutes and then close the door. Leave them in the crate for 10 minutes or so. They may scream and cry...but they have to get used to the fact that they are safe in there and that you are coming back for them. Then let them back out (it's best to do it when they aren't making noise, but sometimes they don't stop). Do this several times a day until they get used to going in. Some helpful tips are to cover the top and 3 sides, only leaving the front open so it's more like a den. This helps some puppies. Giving them a few safe toys helps give them something to do. Taking home a blanket or a towel that smells like their litter mates also helps with training.
House Training 101:
Having a new puppy in the house is like having a baby for awhile! You WILL lose sleep! It doesn't take long, luckily, to house train your pup. We train them to use a dog door and get them used to going outside to do their business. We've found that 100% of the time, the puppies are going outside when they leave here. Does this mean they won't have accidents for you? NO! They are puppies and will have accidents. That is normal. Most of the time, when they potty in the house, it's our fault for not watching them closely enough. If you can't watch the puppy and you're busy doing dishes or cooking dinner...the best thing to do is to crate them until you can watch them. This really is best while potty training. Always let them out as soon as they wake up in the morning and from naps (carry them if you have to, to get them out fast enough!). Also after extensive play time is best to take them out. Every half hour to an hour is best until they get it!
Taking Your Puppy Home:
Puppies go through a lot when they first go to their new homes. Everything is new. They are with new people, new pets, new smells, etc. It can sometimes be a culture shock. Here are a few tips that may help ease your puppy into their new home:
1. It's ok if you don't like the food we have them on and want to feed something different. Just try not to change everything at once. We suggest you wait a few weeks to a month to even change their food, but if you must, you can change it right away...just do it SLOWLY. Start with mostly our food, and start slowly increasing the new food (maybe a small handful at a time) and decrease the old. Stick with the same ratio for several days at a time...do not change the ratios every day! Try to change the food over several weeks time, not in one week. You will upset their little bellies. Sometimes they have sensitive bellies too like people. The food you may want to use may not agree with them (certain things like chicken) and they could have food allergies. Try to stick with what works and don't give them any additives from anything else. (meaning do not put coconut oil on their food if they have sensitive bellies, etc)
2. Poop. You can tell a lot from poop. They may get diarrhea. Usually I try to deworm them by 7 1/2 weeks old so it is done several days before they leave. They are de-wormed at 2, 4 6, & 7 1/2-8 weeks old. Depending on the stage of the worms, we don't always get them all. Take a fecal sample in when you take your pup to the vet for their first visit. Worms can cause loose stool. Sometimes they just get upset bellies from all the change. That's ok too. Just make sure you are watching them and making sure they don't get dehydrated and make sure they are otherwise acting normal and are not lethargic. If something seems off, call the vet. (See tips and advice page about coccidia)
****It is best not to take your puppy out in public until they are done with their booster shots. They leave here with their first distemper shot. That will NOT completely protect them! It's best not to take them to pet stores, dog parks, etc until they are fully vaccinated. It's ok to let them around family dogs that are vaccinated and healthy. This is just until they are done with their series of shots. We suggest completely the distemper series obviously, the rabies needs done after 12 weeks of age....and we suggest the lyme series to help protect against Lymes Disease.
We always have liquid Pepto on hand (for diarrhea), Hydrogen Peroxide (to induce vomitting) and Benedryl (for bee stings or allergies) just in case of an emergency. It's also a good idea to have corn starch or styptic powder on hand if you clip the nails yourself. (to stop bleeding)
***We are NOT veterinarians. Always consult your vet if you have questions. Here is what we find useful to have on hand when owning a puppy/dog. Click on the photo to enlarge.
We use Victor Professional for the puppies. That is what they will leave on. If you choose to switch it, that's fine...just do it slowly.
https://www.chewy.com/victor-professional-formula-dry-dog/dp/120686 <<<<<<here is the link for this food.
Our puppies leave completely weaned (usually by week 4/5...and eating dry food. No need to add any water. By the time they leave, they are eating twice a day. We don't usually measure for that age...we just leave it down for about 15 minutes and then pick the food back up. It's best to feed as early in the evening as possible so that the puppy has time to potty before bed. When they first come home, they usually eat and immediately need to go out to potty. Keep them at twice a day until they are probably 6 months old or so, then you can go down to once a day feedings.
OUR ADULTS DOGS:
***In the summer, we have our adult dogs on the Victor Multi-Pro Dog Food (maintenance formula/yellow bag) because they need less protein during the hot weather months. The Multi-Pro Maintenance formula (yellow bag) (is about $44.64 per 50 lb bag through chewy.com on auto ship. It is highly digestible and requires less food intake to meet energy demands of active dogs. It is made with premium quality beef, chicken, and pork meals for normally active dogs and off season/lower activity dogs. It is made with gluten free grains. Victor makes a bunch of different formulas, this one is a good food and is cost effective for multiple dogs. This formula is great for all of our pack. The Professional formula (purple bag) tends to put weight on the dogs....so we stick to this formula usually unless they are nursing). There is always a feeding table on the back of the bags. We feed our adult dogs 4 cups or so per day, once a day.
https://www.chewy.com/victor-multi-pro-dry-dog-food-30-lb/dp/129299 <<<<<<here is the link for this food.
*********We suggest getting a heartbeat puppy for your new member of the family. It simulates mama or litter mates heart beats and helps them transition into their new homes. They sell them on Amazon and Chewy. Amazon actually has a few different breeds/color choices.
Sometimes people contact us after they take their puppy home with questions. We do our best to help you with the adjustment. Remember though, they are puppies- it's like having a new baby! Here are a few tips (remember we are NOT licensed vets and when it doubt, call your vet if you think there is something wrong.)
1. What food do I buy and do I add water to the food?
Victor Professional (purple bag). The link is on the helpful links page. Do not add water. We make sure they are completely weaned weeks before going home. They are on DRY food only with no need to add water.
2. How often should I feed?
I suggest 2 times a day. 3 if you would like and you are home to let them out often. I put the food down (do not measure or limit them at this age) for x amount of time and then let them eat as much as they'd like in that time frame. Take them out to potty immediately after. Limiting them to 2-3 feedings a day helps with the potty training as well. I'd start to measure the amount fed when they hit about 5-6 months old. You do not want a fat lab, it's bad for their joints. They will get fat easily. I suggest NO treats unless training and only give them the recommended amount of food once grown.
3. "Fido" has diarrhea or is vomiting.
If you are really alarmed, call the vet. But the question I ask you is....a) are they eating and drinking? b) are they peeing and pooping? c) are they active and acting like themselves? (this helps rule out blockages). If yes, they are acting fine, and you aren't overly alarmed....you can give some pepto to coat their belly to see if that helps. The other thing is to keep a close eye on them. When it doubt though, call a vet. They didn't leave here sick, so it has to be something they ate, change in environment, change in food, or maybe they screamed in a crate all day and just have themselves worked up).
Non-Medicinal Treatments for Diarrhea: (remember we are not veterinarians...always consult your vet if you have questions!!!!!)
If your puppy has liquid/water consistency to stools, and not solid or pudding type stools, it's time to contact a vet. Liquid stools are a sign of bad diarrhea, and could lead very quickly to dehydration. Dehydration can lead to death. So, totally liquid stools are not to be taken lightly. See or contact a vet.
But for "soft" stools, there "usually" is not a danger to the puppy requiring a vet trip. If you had soft stools, would you go to the doctor? If a puppy has "soft" stools, with a consistency like pudding, as long as the puppy is drinking fluids to prevent dehydration, the concern is much, much less.
Remember, I am not a vet and don't recommend anything. These are just things we've tried or heard of. These ideas might not fix the problem if the cause is a protozoa, but they can help control diarrhea in general:
- Plain or vanilla yogurt (with cultures).
- Pepto Bismol (2 to 4 times daily for a couple days, 1 cc to 3 cc's each time, depending upon puppy's size...I have heard 1 tsp per 10 lbs is also a common dosage). Along with this, you can offer Pedialyte to help prevent dehydration.
- Bland diet: rice flavored by boiled chicken for two days (bland foods). Boil rice with a chicken breast for 20 mins (1 c rice, 2 c water, 1 chicken breast).
- Canned pumpkin
About Coccidia Pronunciation: (cock sid' ee uh)
I am not a veterinarian, and do not wish for you to use this information to diagnose a problem. Instead, it is offered as "food for thought" for responsible and educated dog owners.
What is it?: Coccidia is a protozoa that causes diarrhea in puppies and that occurs usually when they are stressed.
What Causes the Symptoms? About 60% of all puppies have coccidia parasite in their digestive systems. Many puppies are never physically affected by this protozoa. Stress (such as when a puppy leaves its litter mates for a new home) can cause the coccidia to flourish, and this can lead to diarrhea.
4. "Fido" is being too rough with my kids.
He/She is a PUPPY! They are KIDS! Please please please only let kids with a puppy when supervised. The puppies usually like to play rough and bite and play with their litter mates. This is normal. They need to be taught by you that this isn't acceptable behavior. If you cannot watch them and are busy, crate them! The crate is a valuable tool while house training and puppy training. You can't expect to leave young kids with a puppy and it all go ok all of the time. It's best to crate the dog!
When in doubt, please call your vet. We are not veterinarians and these tips are just ideas. Always consult a licensed veterinarian if you have questions and issues.
*We have a special Facebook group page for OUR DOG FAMILIES ONLY called "Osman Labs One Big Dog Family". There you can ask for advice, compare weights, share pics and videos, etc.
Pick Up Information:
📍When you pick the puppy up, you’ll be getting a folder with the shot and deworming info in it, vet info, and AKC paperwork, as well as a frequently asked questions page. They will have had their first distemper shot, and were dewormed at 2,4,6,&8 weeks. I also have them pretreated to try to prevent coccidia. At 12 weeks old, they will need another distemper shot, rabies shot, and I would suggest the Lyme series.
📍Puppies are on Victor Professional. Purple bag. No need to add water. I would feed twice a day. I don’t measure the amount. I would just put it down for “x” amount of time and then pick it up.
📍They don’t need to go to the vet until 12 weeks of age. They will need another distemper shot, rabies, and I would suggest the Lyme series.
📍The puppies will be bathed before they leave. You can put Frontline or Advantix II on them safely, the day after taking them home. Pay attention to the weight on the package as this is by weight.
💩 Taking new puppies home is very stressful. They have been dewormed with Nemex 2 (pyrantel pamoate) 4 times as well as Corid for coccidia. This doesn’t mean they won’t have worms. Hopefully they don’t, but they shed at different times and stages and sometimes you just don’t get them all. They also can be brought on by stress. Puppies are stressed when they first leave their littermates. If you’re seeing diarrhea, and it persists, you should take a stool sample to the vet to have a fecal test done.
These shirts are available in a variety of colors and sizes & are made to order for you.
Cost: $20 per t-shirt PLUS shipping. Hoodies are $35 PLUS shipping. *3X, 4X, & 5X are $5 more!
Shipping: appx. $5 for one t-shirt, $7.50-$10 for two t-shirts depending on if you're in PA or out of state). Shipping is appx. $8 for a hoodie. I can also use flat rate boxes for orders with multiple shirts/hoodies to save you money. Flat rate boxes are appx. $10 for a medium box.
Sizing and Colors: I do have some shirts in stock, but I can order what you need if I do not have it. I can get the following color t-shirts: Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Military Green, Red, Burgundy, Lavendar, Pink, Purple, Safety/Hunter Orange, Yellow, Black, White, Light Gray, Dark Gray, Light Blue, If you don't see a color here you want, just ask. I can also get women's vnecks in a variety of colors, inquire. I can get a variety of colors in hoodies as well, just inquire. I can also get baseball tees.
T-shirts are UNISEX sized unless you ask for a women's v-neck which is women's sizing. I can also get youth sized shirts as well. Unisex sizing is small-3XL. I can also get up to 5X in limited colors.
****3x, 4x, & 5x are $5 more!
Car Decals: can be personalized with number of dogs and wording can be changed if needed. Dogs names are added as well. Any design below can also be made into a decal.
$10 per decal. (unless otherwise noted). They are approximately 5" x 5". Shipping is $1 for those alone.
Mugs: Mugs are $12 plus $8 shipping. They have permanent vinyl on them. I would hand wash only.
Any decal can be made into a shirt and any shirt design can be made into a decal.
Email me with your order at firstname.lastname@example.org. I accept paypal (friends and family), venmo, & zelle for payment.
Have other wording or an idea? Email me!
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"Off-color" Lab Shirts
These shirts can be customized to fox red, charcoal, silver, champagne, cream, etc.
<---------This shirt can be personalized to add color of lab.
Example "Love is a silver labrador" "Love is a chocolate labrador", etc.
<---------This shirt can be made with small decal on front and large on back.
Osman Lab Shirts
<---------This shirt can be made with the name on front and large decal on back. I can also do it with the dog on the front and full decal on the back...or just decal on front or back. Different colors available. Camo shirt color is $30. Regular colors are $20. Regular color hoodies are $35.
This is a DOG shirt. I can get them in puppy size to xxxl adult sizes. These are $30 plus shipping. I can get the following colors: black, gray, dark green/teal, white, purple, royal blue, light blue, bright green, red, orange, light pink, & hot pink.
Please measure your dog. We are not responsible for shirts that do not fit. The third picture shown below is an XL and would most likely fit a large puppy. (for reference).
Thanks to Sully the Silver Lab for modeling our shirt. Sully's mom got him the shirt so when people say "oh what a gorgeous Weimaraner", she just points to his shirt!!! Sully is wearing a XXXL. He is about 60 lbs and has room to grow into his shirt.
Sizing: XS 8" back length
S 10" back length
M 12" back length
L 15th back length
L+ 18" back length
XL 20" back length
2XL 22" back length
3XL 25" back length
Decals & Magnets
Car Decal ----->
Can be personalized with number of dogs, dogs names, etc.
$10 each. (+ $1 shipping) Appx 5" x 5"
Can make larger for additional cost.
Decals are appx 5" x 5" and are $5 plus $1 shipping. Osman Lab magnets are $5 plus $1 shipping. Any decal can be made into a magnet for $10 plus $1 shipping.
These have permanent vinyl. I would still hand wash them. I use mine for decoration. They are super cute! $22 shipped.
Non - Dog Related Shirts & Decals
Decals vary in cost for size. Power Stroke Skull is appx. 11" tall and is $15 plus shipping. The Power Stroke Flag is $10 plus shipping, the Power Stroke saying is $10 plus shipping. I can also do custom orders.
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