Sonbisegarry - Litter of Labrador Retriever Puppies

A typical puppy

A typical puppy

photo by: Sonia Field

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Breeder : Sonbisegarry
Location : halstead, Essex
Sire : Sonbisegarry Sinbads Magic (Health Tested)
Dam : Luvixolbeck Olympia (Health Tested)
Birth Date : 13th July 2014

Health Tests

  • Sonbisegarry Sinbads Magic
  • Luvixolbeck Olympia

Luvixilbeck Olympia (Teaka) and Sonbisegarry Sinbads Magic (Sinbad) had their first litter of puppies on 13th July 2014.
Teaka and Sinbad are both owned by us and are family pets. We neither work nor show them, but puppies have fusion from both gene pools along with excellent temperaments and general health. We also have Sinbadís mother and grandmother, making Sinbadís puppies our 4th generation.

As responsible breeders we only breed from dogs that are genetically compatible to avoid inbreeding and the development of some known and avoidable (by genetic testing) heritable diseases. Resultant to the genetic screening program of both sire and dam you can be reassured that these puppies will not develop the genetic diseases detailed below.

1) Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC)
2) Central Nuclear Myopathy (CNM
3) Peripheral Retinal Atrophy prcd (PRA)
4) Rod Cone / Occipital Skeletal Dysplasia (RD/OSD)
5) Malignant Hyperthermia (MH)
6) Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)
7) Narcolepsy (Narco)
8) Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK)
9) Cystinuria

All certificates re above available to see and copies given to all new owners
Additionally, pups have a below average inbreeding coefficient of 5.7%. The average is 6.4%. Thus, these puppies have an attractive and healthy high level of genetic diversity.
Both have hip and elbow scores within the breed mean score average and clear eye certificates.
Dam: Luvixolbeck Olympia (Teaka)
Hips 3 /3
Elbows 0/0
Clear eye cert (ECVO)
Dosn`t carry yellow
Sire Sonbisegarry Sinbadís Magic (Sinbad)
Hips 6/5
Elbows 0/0
Clear eye cert (ECVO)
Dosn`t carry yellow

From the joint genetic screening programs you can be reassured that no puppy from this mating will develop any of the above 9 genetically heritable diseases which are not only life limiting, causing both the dog and owner much distress and pain, but are also every expensive to treat. The hip, elbow and eye tests are an indicator of possible problems but as both parents have excellent below average baseline results the incidence of any puppies developing difficulties in these areas are greatly reduced. However, as in any breed, no absolute guarantees can be made but you can be assured these tests have been undertaken to assure the best responsible breeding. As the breeder I am totally committed to breeding pups that are free from preventable (by appropriate testing and responsible breeding) heritable diseases and problems caused by the mismanagement of their care. As a new owner of one of my pups you can be reassured nothing has been left to chance.
All pups will be KC registered and come with a KC 5 generation pedigree certificate, comfort blanket and pheromone collar, both of which help with any initial separation anxiety, 4 weeks Petplan insurance, supply of usual food, wormed 2 weekly from 2 weeks of age with Drontal and all advice and support to help you understand your pupís needs and the transition from his / her litter mates and mum to its new home. Puppies will be vet checked and had first inoculations and be microchipped before rehoming. Puppies are home reared and start their life in our home when they are born in our study. Our job at this point is caring for mum so she can care for the puppies. This means regular observation, high quality food at frequent intervals and constant cleaning of the whelping area to maintain high hygiene standards to avoid any infections. The first 4 weeks are spent in our study and thereafter they will be weaned from mum. At this point they will have their own home in the garden, with more space to grow, play and develop. This is a crucial stage of development for them and one where they need constant human interaction to ensure adequate socialisation along with exposure to as many new experiences as possible. Early socialisation is very important so you get a well-adjusted puppy. To this end we spend all our time handling the pups and playing with them. Not just because we enjoy this, which we do, but because they need this to be become accustomed to being handled by humans so they are not afraid. At this point toilet training begins and with lots of pups it is non-stop! I use my own system to do this which is clean, hygienic and relatively cheap. I undertake this as it is important this is started as early as possible. This also reduces the stress on the new owners and enables you to enjoy your pup with less anxiety about puddles everywhere (you will still get a few!). We will share this training method with you so you can transfer it to your own environment. At this stage their claws grow incredibly quickly and we will show you how to clip them safely before you take your puppy home. We also have the pupís great grandma, Cuddles, and Grandma, Misty so they will be used to other dogs as well as our cats. Our pups health and well-being are very important to us, as a shown by the extensive screening program which goes far beyond any KC recommendations. Thus, any prospective new family will be asked lots of questions...please don't be offended, we just want the best for them and to be reassured you are making the right (informed) decision to have one of our puppies. We take all necessary measures to breed and rear the best pups we can. This ensures you get a pet that will no doubt become your loyal friend and playmate, but you need to carry on where we leave off. If you feel you could meet our puppies and one a loving and caring home with the necessary time to walk it and keep it company please do contact us to arrange to come and see her.
None of our dogs are kenneled and all live in the house as part of our family. We are seeking the same for our puppies.

Please note that all our dogs, including the puppies, are raw fed. Included in this is the addition of salmon oil and Aloe Vera drinking gel which we,as breeders, recommend is continued regardless of feeding regime adopted. Pups will leave here with a minimum of a weekís supply of raw food. We understand not everyone will wish to continue this method of feeding and we will support and advise you with your chosen method of feeding once your pup is at home with you.