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Jim & Genia Graves

Surprise, Arizona





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Graves Labrador's Sale Guarantee

Deposit Information

  • To hold your pick, we require a $250-$500 deposit - depending on the litter.

  • Picks are given in the order that the deposits are received, and if the particular pick is not available, than the client is given their choice of what remains, or waiting for the next litter to arrive.

  • Deposits are nonrefundable, but transferable to another litter of ours.

  • Deposits can be made via Paypal (to freind or family) or by calling us for other arrangements.

  • Puppy Deposit

As the breeder, unless otherwise noted, we reserve the rights to at least the first 2 picks from each litter.

All pet puppies will be sold with Limited Registration. Limited Registration means that the dog is registered but no litters produced by that dog are eligible for registration. A dog registered with an AKC Limited Registration shall be ineligible to be entered in a licensed or member AKC dog show. It is eligible, however to be entered in any other licensed AKC event such as obedience, tracking, field trials, hunting test, herding, lure coursing, agility and earth dog events. Your puppy is eligible for UKC dog shows. Limited Registration can be changed to full registration only by the litter owner.

NuVet Plus Vitamin’s


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“Due to the varying kinds of food and different environmental conditions the puppies come in contact with; and the fact that all puppies have immune systems that take time to mature, the terms of this guarantee will not be honored unless they are given NuVet Plus® immune system builder, as directed by the manufacturer, for the entire guarantee period. Failure to do so will render this guarantee null and void except where prohibited by law. We also highly recommend you continue to give your pet NuVet Plus beyond the guarantee period to promote optimal health for a lifetime.”
About NuVet Plus
NuVet Plus is America’s premier pet immune system support supplement incorporating a precise formula of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbs and antioxidants that perform synergistically to bring together all of the vital ingredients required to maintain optimal health. NuVet Plus is made in the USA using natural, human grade ingredients that are formulated in an FDA registered pharmaceutical laboratory.
Veterinarian recommended, NuVet Plus was designed for dogs at every life stage; from supporting your puppy’s maturing immune system to helping to protect against issues later in life including, allergies, itching/scratching, hot spots, arthritis, digestive issues, tear staining, hair loss and more!
For your convenience you may order by phone by calling 800-474-7044, using order code 27438 or online at www.nuvet.com/27438. NuVet products are not sold in stores. Customers outside the U.S. must place order by phone only.


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Life's Abundance Dog Food

We strive to breed genetically sound Labrador Retrievers. But, genetics are only part of raising a healthy dog. Nutrition plays a critical role in life time health. Many dog foods cannot be relied upon to meet your dog's nutritional requirements and nutrition can be attributed to a number of health issues. Our goal is to make sure that our puppies have an excellent diet.

Life's Abundance is required by Graves Labradors for your new puppy's extended health guarantee. If possible, order this food before you pickup up your puppy. Click the product images to place your order. This pet food is not available in stores. It is only available through an authorized pet professional.

Life's Abundance
customer service number is 877-387-4564. Please use our ID number when calling Life’s Abundance Directly. (20262458)

It is very important to enter the correct order code/ID number (20262458) so we have records of your purchases. Life's Abundance sends us a monthly report; so there will be no need for you to maintain a record of your purchases for your puppies health guarantee to remain in effect.

Feed your puppy right, from the start
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All Life Stages Kibble for adults and puppies

Life's Abundance recipes are formulated with select ingredients to help your puppy grow and thrive. With Life’s Abundance, you can be confident that you’re feeding advanced nutrition to help your puppy achieve and maintain optimal health.

Made for medium and large breeds, All Life Stages kibble for adults and puppies is made with the finest ingredients, including...

• A proprietary blend of vitamins & minerals
• High-quality protein from chicken meal for strong muscles
• An antioxidant system including vitamins C & E
• Prebiotic fiber & guaranteed probiotics
• A selection of nutritious vegetables
• Omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin & a shiny coat
• Calcium & phosphorus for healthy teeth and strong bones
• Dietary fiber to help maintain a healthy digestive tract

Specially formulated using only wholesome ingredients, this food contains …
• No artificial flavors
• No artificial colors
• No corn or corn glutens
• No wheat or wheat gluten

Give your puppy every opportunity for a long, healthy and happy life. Feed Life’s Abundance and watch your young companion animal thrive! Fresher food is more nutrient-rich. While other large brands stockpile tons of food for months on end, this healthy dog food is made weekly in small batches so it's only 4-6 weeks from production when it is delivered to your doorstep. When you buy this Life's Abundance dog food, your sweet new pup will benefit from strict inventory controls and product safety considerations that are second-to-none. Put your new puppy on the path to wellness. Provide them with a recipe for a long and happy life.

NOTE: Our extended health guarantee becomes null and void if we do not have records of your dog being kept on Life’s Abundance. This is critical for their development and long term health. Life's Abundance customer service number is 877-387-4564. Please use our code/ID number (20262458) when calling Life’s Abundance directly.

Feeding Chart

Suggested Daily Amount for Puppies (in Cups)


1 1/2 to 3 Months

4 to 6 Months

7 to 12 Months

13 to 18 Months

5 to 10 lbs.

1 - 1 3/4 cups




11 to 15 lbs.

1 3/4 - 2 1/2 cups




16 to 20 lbs.

2 1/2 -3 1/4 cups

2 1/4 - 2 3/4 cups



21 to 25 lbs.

3 1/4 - 3 3/4 cups

2 3/4 - 3 1/4 cups



26 to 30 lbs.

3 3/4 - 4 1/2 cups

3 1/4 - 3 3/4 cups



31 to 40 lbs.

4 1/2 - 5 1/2 cups

3 3/4 - 4 3/4 cups



41 to 50 lbs.


4 3/4 - 5 3/4 cups

3 3/4 - 4 1/2 cups


51 to 60 lbs.


5 3/4 - 6 1/2 cups

4 1/2 - 5 cups

3 1/4 - 4 1/4 cups

61 to 80 lbs.


6 1/2 - 8 1/4 cups

5 - 6 1/2 cups

4 1/4 - 5 1/4 cups

81 to 100 lbs.



6 1/2 - 7 1/2 cups

5 1/4  - 6 1/4 cups

101 to 120 lbs.



7 1/2 - 8 cups

6 1/4 - 7 cups

121 to 140 lbs.




7 - 8 cups




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Puppy Care Information

  • When you pick up your puppy at 8 weeks, he/she will have had its first puppy shot (parvovirus vaccine).   It does not have a full level of immunity at this stage so try to minimize his exposure to strange dogs and places they've been.  She/he will still need four to five more puppy shots, normally at 3-4 week intervals, and later rabies which is required by state. Thereafter, follow your veterinarian's schedule for routine exams and vaccinations. With in 3 business days take your puppy to your vet 72 hours for a well check examination to ensure you and your vets are satisfied with your puppy's condition. I highly recommend you carry the puppy in and out of the vet's office until he's had all four puppy shots;   there's no way of knowing what diseases have just walked through the vet's office!

    We here at Graves Labrador Retrievers care about our pups and their new homes. We would like for you to know if for any reason (and we don’t care for what reason) you are unable to keep your dog we will take him/her back to keep or rehome for you. This is a responsibility we chose to take when we brought your wonderful companion into this world. Only one of our dogs have ever ended up in a pound, rescue or like place in our years of breeding these awesome dogs and we would like to keep it that way.

  • Internal Parasites

    The thought of some worm-like creature living inside our pets or us, for that matter, is unsettling.  Distain aside, internal parasites have a pretty cushy life.  They live in a warm place, food is available whenever they want it, and someone else does the work to supply it.  You might say that parasites are evolution’s original gold-digger.  Not bad work, if you can get it.

    A parasite is an organism that lives off another organism (the host) and derives nutrition, usually at the host’s expense.  While the parasite exists at the expense of the host, it is in the parasite’s best interest not to be too detrimental to the host.  If the host dies, then the parasite dies.  As a rule, most intestinal parasites tend to be a nuisance rather than a major cause of illness.  That said, there are cases of puppies and kittens being so heavily parasitized that they became severely debilitated and died.  Another concern with some intestinal parasites is that they can potentially infect people (zoonotic disease).  The two most common parasites that do this are roundworms and hookworms.  Human infection caused by these two parasites is not due to direct transmission from the pet to the owner, but is due to indigestion of or contact with contaminated soil.  Zoonotic disease is not common and is usually prevented by good, routine hygiene.

    Most intestinal parasites are contracted by ingestion of larvated eggs or by free living larva on the grass or in the soil.  Since dogs and cats tend to explore the world with their noses, it's easy for them to pick up these intestinal “livestock”.  Some intestinal parasites can also pass through the placenta (trans placental migration) to infect the young before birth.  In contrast, tapeworms need to develop in another host (an intermediate host) before they can infect a cat or dog.  This intermediate host is usually a flea or a rodent.  When a tapeworm intermediate host is accidentally swallowed or eaten, they can then develop into a segmented adult worm.

    Unless heavily parasitized, most pets have mild to moderate illness associated with intestinal parasites.  They include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and an unkempt, potbellied appearance.  One exception to this is coccidia, a protozoal parasite.  A coccidia infection in a puppy can be severe enough to look like a life-threatening case of parvovirus.

    Most intestinal parasites are diagnosed with a fecal flotation examination by your veterinarian.  Tapeworms are an exception to this since their eggs are not commonly found in a fecal float.  The diagnosis is made by seeing short, mobile segments or dried, rice like segments around the hind end.  Treatment protocols are based upon the parasite that is found.

    Prevention is an important part of control.  Parasites can be generaly prevented by adopting the following guidelines:

    • Annual fecal exams for all pets:  Identifying internal parasites in one pet and treating it can help prevent parasites in your other pets
    • Treat parasites a soon as they are diagnosed:  Early treatment will help prevent illness in your pet and will also help prevent environmental contamination.  For example, larvated roundworm eggs can persist for years and are nearly impossible to eliminate from contaminated soil.
    • Pick up stool daily:  During hot, humid weather some parasite eggs can become infective within 1 to 3 days.  Proper and prompt cleanup will help prevent soil contamination and reinfection.
    • Keep dogs on a heartworm preventative that helps to control intestinal parasites.
    • Routinely deworm puppies and kittens:  Follow your veterinarian’s recommendations for routine deworming since many puppies and kittens will have adult worms before eggs can be found in their stool.
    • Routinely deworm cats:  For cats that hunt, consider routinely deworming them for tapeworms 2 to 3 times a year since these worms are not routinely found on a fecal exam.
    • Cover sandboxes and play areas to keep children safe by preventing other animals, especially cats, from using it as a litter box.

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