We presently have no plans to produce puppies here, but we do have to outstanding stud dogs with all health clearances for those breeders who wish to maintain the integrity of the AKC Labrador Retriever in versatility and build while not sacrificing the AKC standard’s written traits. Thick coats, otter tails, lovely temperaments….
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. His semen has been collected and is stored at Zoetis Cryobank for use should anything happen where he could not breed naturally. You may contact us at 315-668-1195 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Farms Lightning Bolt Right Here CGC,RN, RATI, RATN, RATO RATM, TKN,TKI, RN,RA,JH (Birthdate: Jan 16, 2016) is a proven stud of black and yellow pups…He has OFA Excellent hips, clear elbows, and clear OFA eyes. (He is clear of EIC, CNM, and PRA by parentage) “Fonzie” is performing well in AKC Barn hunts, Trick Dog exhibition,Rally Obedience and Hunt tests. He is a house dog who is very attentive and eager to learn new things. His conformation meets the AKC standard as written proven by being awarded a CONFORMATION CERTIFICATE by the Labrador Retriever Club of America, a club following the AKC guidelines for Labs. He is training for his Senior Hunt test title as well as for his obedience trialing.
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 yearly by a board certified opthamologist and also registered with OFA. 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.