As with every breed of dog there are health concerns specific to the Labrador Retriever.  We do DNA testing to confirm that the dogs we breed, do not carry the genes for these diseases.  These diseases include exercise induced collapse, centronuclear myopathy, progressive retinal atrophy and narcolepsy. 

 

We also do hip and elbow x-rays to ensure we are not breeding dogs with hip or elbow dysplasia. Our x-rays are sent to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and are read by 3 certified radiologists.  The OFA will only certify hips and elbows on dogs over the age of 2.  Unfortunately there is still no DNA test available for this disease therefore we breed only dogs that have several generations clear of hip/elbow dysplasia to ensure the best possible chances of not producing puppies with this issue. 

Our goal is to produce beautiful, English Style Labs with none of the inherent issues that are specific to the breed. 

We offer all of our puppy owners a 2 year health guarantee against genetic defects.  We do this because we care! Many breeders do not offer this type of coverage for their dogs.  We chose to offer a 2 year guarantee simply because the diseases that Labradors are prone to almost always present within the first year of life.  We felt that by offering an extra year, we are making sure our new puppy owners are well covered should something ever arise.