Our British Labrador Retrievers
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 dam 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, PRA Golden Retriever, MCD, CNM, EIC, NHP, RD-OSD, SD2, and Stargardt Disease. 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.