Heldenvale - Litter of Labrador Retriever Puppies

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Breeder : Heldenvale
Location : near Moreton in Marsh, Cotswolds
Sire : Ch Meadowleigh Brown Sugar (Sgwc) (Health Tested)
Dam : Trendlewood viva la vida (Health Tested)
Birth Date : 20th March 2016

Health Tests

The waiting list is now closed, please email only if you would like to go on the reserve list if any puppies do become available.

Top quality puppies expected around 20th March (Black and Chocolate)

I am a Kennel Club assured breeder and this litter has been carefully planned with health, looks and temperaments being the top priorities, both parents have been tested well over and above all of the recommended Kennel Club health screening for Labradors and the puppies should not be affected for EIC, HNPK, CNM or PRA.

The Dam is Trendlewood Viva la Vida, (Elsa), Hips 6/3 Elbows 0, CNM clear and a current eye certificate which was unaffected. Elsa is a perfect family pet and is a great character who is friendly with everyone she meets and especially good with children.

I have only shown Elsa locally but she has been consistently placed at both open and championship level and has gained over 30 wins and placings including Best of Breed, she also has qualified and been placed at Crufts 3 years running, please see a few of the judges critiques at the bottom of this page.

The Sire is CH Meadowleigh Brown Sugar, (Wesley), Hips 2:2. Elbows 0, EIC Clear and HNPK clear and a current clear eye certificate. After careful consideration we chose Wesley because he was not only a really beautiful well proportioned dog with all the health tests, but he also has the most fantastic nature and is producing some lovely puppies.

Wesley is a full Champion and now has his show gundog working certificate, please check his Champdogs page, (see link above), for his amazing success and more details and pictures of him.

The puppies will be raised in our family home around all the usual household noises and will be socialized with children, teenagers and adults. The will leave us when over 8 weeks old having been checked by the vet and also had their 1st vaccinations, there will also be 4 weeks free pet insurance, a bag of food, puppy bedding, diet and advice sheet and they will be KC registered, microchipped and wormed.

If you feel that you can give a lifelong home to one of our puppies, and can give time in a secure and happy environment then please register your interest in this quality litter by email in the first instance, giving me a good idea about the home environment that you could offer one of our puppies.

Please click on 'Heldenvale' and 'Gallery' tabs on the left of this page for more pictures.

Please note puppies not for export.

A few of ELSA's Judges Critiques:

Best of Breed and 1st Graduate at Coventry Gundog show
BOB Trendlewood Viva la Vida: Cracking black girl who really caught the eye. Lovely front,of the 'old school'. Moved freely and in line, good tail carriage flowing from well held topline, feminine head, neat ears. Took a very good class on her overall condition and movement.
Best of Breed.
Judge: Colin Harrison

Best of Breed and 1st Post graduate at Witney & DCS
BOB Trendlewood Viva la Vida, Black bitch with lovely clean outline who caught my eye in this class. Appealing head, lovely reach of neck , good shoulder placement, level topline with correct otter tail. Well boned with good back end and in good coat. Very sound mover, Judge: Jenny King

1st Yearling United Retriever club Championship show
1st Trendlewood Viva la Vida, a very nice type of bitch, beautiful head and expression, in lovely coat and carrying a true otter tail. Good depth and width of chest. Well angulated quarters. Moved steadily. Judge Mrs Allen

1st Puppy Cotswold and Wyvern LRC Championship show
Well made black who flows from head to tail, the good balance shows the structure and coupling with good angulation, kindest of heads, enough bone and coat, deep when viewed from side, and nice 2nd thigh to complete the picture, sound on the move.
Judge Marion Hopkinson

1st Post Graduate at National Gundog Championship show
Trendlewood Viva la Vida . Well balanced black of good confirmation. Deep, short, coupled body, excellent coat and tail. Feminine head with good muzzle length in good coat and moved with drive.
Mrs Elliott.

3rd GCB at CRUFTS 2013
Trendlewood Viva la Vida Feminine head on strong neck and level topline, good depth and spring of rib in good coat and moved well.
Tom Grant

WELKS Championship show: 1st GCB Trendlewood Viva la Vida, I liked this typy black, down to the last 7 in post-grad, She is not the easiest to show but when she gets it together she looks good. Is well bodied with correct coat and good tail, plenty of everything without being overdone, good through front, well muscled rear, kind head and eye, clean neck, moved freely. Judge: Brian Parrott