Health Clearances

Health Clearances

No breeder can guarantee that all puppies produced will be free of genetically inherited conditions. We only use stud dogs and bitches that have been tested and cleared of genetic problems in our breeding program. These tests are used to determine that the sire and dam are unaffected by hip and elbow dysplasia and inherited eye problems. This stringent testing is indicative of our commitment to responsible breeding.

After screening for dysplasia, tests are evaluated with the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) and a rating is assigned. The minimum rating allowed in the breeding program is GOOD. Our Labradors are also screened annually for progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) by an ACVO accredited veterinarian and genetically screened for PRA.

Whelping

All puppies are whelped and raised in our home. After birth, our puppies have a checkup with our veterinarian to ensure their health. Mothers stay wit…

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Health Clearances

No breeder can guarantee that all puppies produced will be free of genetically inherited conditions. We only use stud dogs and bitches that have been …

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Conformation & Temperament

At 6 and 8 weeks of age, we perform temperament and conformation tests. The puppy temperament test was designed to help us in the placement process by…

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Evaluation

Owner Evaluation Not only is it important evaluate the temperament and conformation of the puppy, we also look to evaluate and match the dog with the …

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Community

Labradors Retrievers are social animals, and thrive on human contact. They are happiest when they are spending time with you. As people we are the sam…

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Foster Program

Lure Labradors is one of the few kennels that offers to share the joy of raising their labradors with LOCAL families. We have found our existing labra…

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WHEN CHOOSING AN IDEAL LABRADOR, YOU SHOULD TAKE INTO ACCOUNT A NUMBER OF FACTORS.
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