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        One of the beautiful boys out of our Duke & Newly litter!!!

       

 

Labrador Retrievers have become the #1 breed in the United States. With this growing popularity, a lot of people claim to be Lab breeders. As a retired school teacher, my advice is DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

Knowledge is power. Educate yourself on all aspects of the Labrador to ensure you will have a high quality companion, not just a dog.

Here are a few linked sites that can help.

1. The Origin of the Labrador.

2. The AKC's Labrador Standard.

3. Comparison of Responsible versus Backyard Breeders.

4. Common Hereditary Diseases.

5. What is Limited Registration?
Limited registration helps breeders protect their breeding programs. We have worked diligently for years building our program so in order to preserve it and end irresponsible breeding, we support AKC Limited Registration.

When purchasing a puppy with Limited Registration, your puppy WILL be A.K.C. registered and CAN participate in events such as Agility, Hunt Tests, Obedience, Tracking, Field Trials, Herding, Lure Coursing, Etc. Conformation in breed competition is the only event the dog is ineligible for. Also, any offspring produced by your pet WILL NOT be registered due to the Limited Status. We do support spaying/neutering your puppy in order to stop pet overpopulation.


Additional Informational Links:

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)
http://www.offa.org

Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF)
http://www.vmdb.org/cerf

AKC Canine Good Citizen Program
http://www.akc.org

Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)
http://www.caninehealthinfo.org

AKC Limited Registration
http://www.akc.org

Nation Labrador Retriever Club
http://www.labradorretrievers.org

 

Heart of Texas Labrador Retriever Club
http://www.hotlrc.com

                                       


            OptiGen (DNA test for prcd-PRA)


             Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC)


             Animal Poisonous Control Center (ASPCA)

ORGANIZATIONS

American Kennel Club (AKC)
Canadian Kennel Club (CKC)
HEART OF TEXAS LABRADOR SPECIALTY CLUB ~ HOTLRC~ – active member
The Labrador Retriever Club (LRC)
Wiscoy Breeders Links
Working Retriever Central

SHOW INFORMATION & ENTRIES

Jack Onofrio dog shows
INFO Dog (MFB Entries)

READING & INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES

“Marley & Me” by John Grogan
“Puppy Primer” by Patricia B. McConnell
“The Versatile Labrador Retriever” by Nancy Martin
“The Labrador Retriever, the Dog Who Does it All” by Lisa Weiss & Emily Biegel
“There is a Puppy in the House” by Michael Wombacker
“Training your Labrador Retriever” by September Morn
“Your Labs Life – Your Complete Guide to Raising your Pet from Puppy to Companion” by Virginia Parker Guiday.
“Just Labs Magazine”

“The Labrador Quarterly”
“The Canine Chronicle”

 

 

 


 

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