|Our puppies are a very special part of our lives every year and we make sure to
take extra precaution when finding new potential owners for our babies. You are
required to fill out an application, which you can find here
|Information on "Silver" and "Charcoal" Labradors
ISSUES REGARDING SILVER LABS
Frances O Smith, DVM, PhD Chair, Labrador Retriever Club, Genetics Committee
Over the past few years a limited number of breeders have advertised and sold dogs they represent to be pure bred Labrador Retrievers with a silver coat color- hence the term “silver labs”. At least some of these “silver labs”
have been accepted for registration by the AKC. The rationale for this decision is apparently, that the silver coat color is a shade of chocolate. Interestingly, the original breeders of “silver” Labradors were also involved in
the Weimeraner breed.
Although we cannot conclusively prove that the silver Labrador is a product of cross breeding the Weimeraner to a Labrador, there is good evidence in the scientific literature indicating that the Labrador has never been
identified as carrying the dilute
gene dd. The Weimeraner is the only known breed in which the universality of dd is a characteristic. Recognized coat colors for purebred Labradors are black, yellow and chocolate. No shadings of coat color are recognized for
black or chocolate Labradors in either the Labrador standard or the current research into genetic coat colors. The shadings recognized in yellow Labrador Retrievers do not depend on the presence of the dilute gene dd but are
modifiers acting on the ee gene. The identified coat color genes in the Labrador include:
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The omission of “d” and thus the impossibility of a dd dilute gene resulting from a pure Labrador breeding is certainly persuasive evidence that the silver Labrador is not a purebred.
It is the opinion of the LRC that a silver Labrador is not a purebred Labrador. The pet owning public is being duped into believing that these animals are desirable, purebred, and rare and therefore warrant special notoriety or a
premium purchase price.
|Please read the info below before e-mailing me your application as I do not want anyone to do it unless they have every intention of putting down a deposit if
their application is accepted. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY
Check out our Nursery to see what is available and expected, if you are requiring information on future litters E-Mail Me
The puppies come with a veterinary physical examination, first shots, microchip, tattoo,dewclaws removed,deworming , pics of parents and copies of their
health clearances and champion certificates etc, full written health guarantee, pedigree, puppy care sheet, food and registration papers.
I do require you to fill out my questionnaire so I can get to know you better and your purposes and plans for the labrador. You can download it above where it
says CLICK TO VIEW
Pet puppies sell for $1800 plus gst. I also require $300 non-refundable deposit to hold your position on my waiting list after the application has been
I do NOT allow visitors to the puppies until after their first vaccination which is given at 6.5-7 weeks. There is too much risk for viruses to be brought to the litters and it is
not worth the risk. I do, however, take very good pics every week and videos starting around 5 weeks so you are able to watch their progress that way. I am happy to have you
come and visit the kennel and see the adult dogs and meet me and see where the puppies are raised etc if you wish.