Caring For Your Puppy
It is our goal to breed healthy and even-tempered English Labrador puppies. Our puppies are all family and house raised. With careful genetic screening, we are selective in our breeding practices. In order to keep current with the best and most ethical breeding practices, we are certified in the following AKC Programs:
- Breeding Basics
- ABC's of Dog Breeding
- Practical Canine Anatomy and Movement
- Whelping and Medical Intervention
- How Nutrition Influences Reproduction
- OFA Certified Clearance: hips, elbows and heart
- CERF tested for genetic eye defects (retinal folds, cataracts, etc)
- Optigen tested for genetic eye defects, including PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
- Cleared of the following Genetic Diseases:
- EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse)
- Degenerative Myelopathy
- Centronuclear Myopathy
- Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis
- Coat Color DNA tests are completed on each of our dogs to ensure that they are not carriers of the Dilute Gene.
- All puppies are registered with the American Kennel Club
While we take all of these precautions before we begin the selective breeding process, it is important to know that the welfare and health of your puppy is as much environmental as it is genetic. Therefore, once you bring your puppy home, there are some critical steps you must take in order to ensure your puppy's health and well-being. Choosing the best food for optimal nutrition, getting regular health checkups and annual vaccinations, ensuring they get enough exercise, providing them with socialization and training, and of course, bestowing an abundant amount of love and affection on them are all part of responsible pet ownership.
• Home Sweet Home
• Choosing a Veterinarian
• The first 12 months
• Choosing the Best Food
• Order Life's Abundance
• Bonding with Your Puppy
• Puppy Kindergarten
• Obedience Training and Beyond
• How Much Exercise?
• Fun Games to Play
• What Labs do Best...