British Labrador Breeding Schedule
Breeding Hunter's Best Friend For Life
Our goal at Mossy Oak GameKeeper Kennels is to produce the finest hunting labs possible. Therefore, at our kennels the breeding selection process is never taken lightly. Much thought comes into play before the breeding sire and dam are selected. First, each sire and dame in our breeding cadre must be over two years old, trained, and must have been tested for and receive a passing report on hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, eye conditions, and DNA recessive genes such as PRCD, PRA, CNM and EIC. Any potential sires and dams falling below grade based on x-ray evaluations, ophthalmology evaluations, and genetic testing are automatically excluded from the breeding pool. Secondly, we compare attributes of each potential sire and dam in an attempt to mate only those dogs that reasonably assure us that the puppies resulting from the union will possess the health, biddability, and trainability attributes that we strive to produce. We then, to the greatest extent possible, track our puppies to reassure ourselves that we are meeting our pre-established goals for health, biddability, and trainability. A breeding will not be repeated if a puppy or puppies fail to meet our standards.
A $500 deposit is required to reserve a puppy. Puppies will be reserved based on sex. There will be three (3) reservations for male and three (3) reservations for female on each litter. Any others who wish to be placed on a litter will be put on standby and will receive a pick of any puppies leftover based on the date the deposit check is received by the Kennel. Final puppy selection by sex will be based solely on the date that the deposit check is received at the kennel, i.e., the first deposit check received gets first pick, the second gets second pick and so on. We cannot guarantee the color of any puppy until after the puppy is born, therefore if you desire a certain color, it is imperative that you secure a pick on a litter that is likely to throw that color. We will discuss the likely color options when you call in to select a litter by reviewing the possible breedings and determining the likely color each dam and sire is likely to throw based on past litters and pedigree. If litter size, color, and sex requirements limit the selection process and your requirements cannot be met, you can change to opposite sex/color of same litter (if possible), or you can elect to have your deposit put down on a subsequent litter. You can elect to receive a refund for any circumstance up until the breeding date. Once bred, the option to give a refund is solely up to the Kennel's digression. We reserve the right to change the sire of any litter at any time due to unforeseen events. If a sire change is necessary, we will do our best to breed the dam to a sire that is as similar as possible in color, size and ability to the original sire.
All puppies are priced at $2,500. After the $500 deposit, we require $2,000 due at pickup.