Labrador Retriever Puppies at Grace Farms

SOLD  10 Black and Yellow pups were born January 16, 2016  out of Rocky Creeks Hear the Thunder MH  X Grace Farms Augustus Plus JH

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This litter from two outstanding hunting dogs was planned to produce pups that will be able to compete in AKC hunting tests, obedience trials, agility trials and show in Conformation.  Our goal with this litter is to move toward getting  pups that will grow up mentally and physically sound. The parents have all their health clearances both phenotype and DNA tests.  We kept a pup from this litter and he already has 4 performance titles at 15 months of age.

Presently we have at stud our “fox red” Ironweed EZ Money at Grace Farms RN, MH.  He has Excellent hips, normal elbows, clear and up to date eye exams, DNA tested clear of recessive genes of EIC, CNM, and PRA.  You may contact us at 315-668-1195 August 2015 004

Up and coming “black” stud service will be available in Jan 2017 when Grace Farms Lightning Bolt Right Here RN, RATI, RATN, RATO  has passed his hips, elbows, and OFA eye exams.  (He is clear of EIC, CNM, and PRA by parentage) “Fonzie” is being trained to perform in AKC obedience, Barn hunt, Agility and Retriever Hunt Tests.  He is a calm house dog companion but when he needs to perform he has an “on” switch.  His conformation meets the AKC standard and would be considered mentally stable and a moderately built Labrador Retriever with the sound structure for an injury free performance career                       March 9, 2017 (18)

Mary Fowler is an AKC  Breeder of Merit.  This AWARD  shows a breeder has been fully invested in their breed for many years and shows that they are trying to improve the breed.  They work to produce physically sound, intelligent and highly trainable pups that look like the AKC standard and have the temperament, trainability and health clearance for healthy performing Labrador Retrievers.

Mary believes people who buy a Labrador Retriever pup or dog should be aware there are many genetic tests and veterinary exams to detect disease that all breeders should have performed on their breeding stock so that they do not create sickly or poorly structured puppies.  Buyers should ask to see proof that these exams and tests have been done before buying:

Current Genetic Disease Tests Available For Labrador Retrievers:

EIC( Exercise Induced Collapse; dogs have seizures when highly stressed), CNM (Centronuclear Myopathy; This is a devastating muscle cell disorder), PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy, causes blindness in middle aged dogs), drd (dwarf retinal dysplasia, a disease where pups take on a basset hound-like structure and have eyes with retinal folding)

Current Veterinarian Phenotype Exams:

Parent dogs’ hips and elbows should be X-rayed and registered with the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals), and also the eyes should be examined by an opthamologist and registered with CERF (Canine Eye Registry Foundation).  Breeding dogs should be fully vetted and inoculated for common dog diseases, and kept parasite free, including yearly heartworm testing and regular checks for intestinal parasites.

We have litters at Grace Farms only occasionally to produce dogs with true Labrador Retriever temperament, structure, train-ability and retrieving drive. All eye/hip clearances on parents and our dogs meet the AKC standard as written in the “AKC Book of Dogs.” We breed black and yellow only.

 

 

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