LARWAYWEST Labradors - Litter of Labrador Retriever Puppies

Last but definitely not least!!

Last but definitely not least!!

photo by: Hilary Hardman



photo by: Charlotte Smith



photo by: Hilary Hardman

All puppies have now been sold

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Breeder : LARWAYWEST Labradors
Location : Wareham, Dorset
Sire : willowcreek flint of luvixolbeck (Health Tested)
Dam : Silver Snowdrop of Luvixolbeck (Health Tested)
Birth Date : 29th March 2012

Health Tests


Bali produced a wonderful litter of five black dogs, two yellow dogs and three black bitches. Both parents have good hips, 0 elbows and current clear eye certificates. We have carried out extensive DNA health checks on all our dogs, these puppies are guaranteed to be unaffected by prcd-PRA, CNM, EIC and Narcolepsy. Please see below for details of these known diseases that affect Labradors (source:

The characters and builds of both Bali and Flint should produce beautiful, athletic, working type dogs, which would make either intelligent pets or in the right hands, capable of being very good working dogs. Bali is primarily one of our family but she is also a hard hunting keen working dog; Flint is gentle, beautifully mannered with masses of ability, he like our other dogs, is also a wonderful pet and companion. His pedigree speaks for itself.

The Mate Select service that is available for anyone to use on the Kennel Club website offers an inbreeding coefficient checker. The average percentage for Labrador Retrievers is 6.4%, this mating produces a super low coefficent of 4.3%.

This is Bali's third litter and Flint's first.

As Assured Kennel Club Breeders our puppies are sold with a contract and microchipped before they leave for their new homes. They are brought up in our home, and have the best possible start in life, they are well socialised and weaned on the best food possible. We offer life long support and help to all our puppy buyers and like nothing more than to hear about our puppies as they progress through their lives. As well as our support and help with food for the first days at home, we activate four weeks free insurance through the Kennel Club for the pups when they leave us. The homes our puppies go to are of the utmost importance. Please expect a lot of questions about your lifestyle and aspirations for your labrador if you are interested in owning one of our offspring!

a)Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) as an inherited disease occurs in many dog breeds, Labrador Retriever has been identified as one and also in different forms. The form of progressive rod-cone degeneration (prcd-PRA) is a photoreceptor degeneration in dogs with varying ages of onset. This genetic disorder causes the degeneration of retinal cells in the eye: firstly, rod cells are affected, thus leading to progressive night blindness. Secondly, degeneration of the cone cells results in complete blindness of the dog, even in full light situations during the day.
Age of onset of clinical symptoms is typically in early adolescence or early adulthood. However, the onset of the disease may vary among different dog breeds.
Since diagnosis of retinal diseases in dogs may prove difficult, the genetic test on prcd-PRA helps to diagnose a specific disease and is also a useful tool for breeders to eliminate the mutated gene from the dog population.
So there are three conditions a dog can be: it can be clear (genotype N/N or homozygous normal) meaning that it does not carry the mutation and will not develop the prcd-form of PRA. Since it also cannot pass the mutation onto its offspring, it can be mated to any other dog.

b)Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) is an inherited condition that affects Labrador Retriever and related breeds. Affected dogs can endure mild to moderate exercise but after 5 to 20 minutes of heavy exercise with extreme excitement, the dog shows weakness and then collapse. Severely affected dogs may collapse whenever they are exercised to this extend other dogs only exhibit collapse episodes sporadically.
Signs of EIC are not typically seen until the dog begin intense training. First symptoms are usually noted between 5 months and 3 years of age. However, it is confirmed that some affected dogs did not have collapse episodes until as late as age 10.
Clinical Signs
The first symptom noted during an episode is usually a rocking or forced gait. The rear limbs then become weak and unable to support weight. Many affected dogs will continue to run while dragging their back legs. Some dogs appear uncoordinated, especially in the rear limbs, with a wide-based, long, loose stride rather than the sort stiff strides typically associated with muscle weakness. In some dogs the rear limb collapse progresses to forelimb weakness and occasionally to a total inability to move. Some dogs appear to have a loss of balance and may fall over, particularly as they recover from complete collapse. Most collapsed dogs are totally conscious and alert, still trying to run and retrieve, but as many as 25% of affected dogs will appear stunned or disoriented during the episode.

c)Narcolepsy is a disabling sleep disorder affecting humans and animals. The disease is characterized by daytime sleepiness, cataplexy and striking transitions from wakefulness into REM sleep. A mutation in the gene encoding the receptor for hypocretin (orexin) receptor 2 was identified as the cause for canine narcolepsy.

Trait of Inheritance
Narcolepsy is an inherited autosomal recessive trait. This means that a dog can be clear (homozygous normal), affected, or a carrier (heterozygous). The carriers can spread the diseased gene in the population. Therefore, reliable information on non-affected dogs is the key to controlling this disease.

d) Clinical features of hereditary myopathy (CNM) in Labrador Retrievers include hypotonia, generalized muscle weakness, abnormal postures, stiff hopping gait, exercise intolerance and increased collapse when exposed to cold.

Trait of Inheritance
Hereditary myopathy in Labrador Retrievers is an inherited autosomal recessive trait. This means that a dog can be clear (homozygous normal), affected, or a carrier (heterozygous). The carriers can spread the diseased gene in the population. Therefore, reliable information on non-affected dogs is the key to controlling this disease.

Below lists the resulting effects on the offspring of mating clear/carriers and affected, highlighting the need for these tests for the future good health of the Labrador
Sire/ Dam/ Offspring

Clear x Clear > 100% Clear

clear x carrier > 50% Clear + 50% carriers

clear x affected > 100% carriers

carrier x Clear > 50% Clear + 50% carriers

carrier x carrier > 25% clear + 25% affected + 50% carriers

carrier x affected > 50% carriers + 50% affected

affected x Clear > 100% carriers

affected x carrier > 50% carriers + 50% affected

affected x affected > 100% affected

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