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2018 Breedings/Litters

BritishLabradors.com is pleased to announce the following breedings we believe will produce outstanding British-bred Labradors in the year 2018. Click on the link next to the dam or sires name to go to the Sires or Dams Photos and Pedigrees pages to view pictures and pedigrees. This is a tentative and incomplete breeding list. More breedings will be added throughout the year as we purchase and import stock or younger females come of breeding age. Some breeding combinations of sires and dams may change given the outcome of yellows and blacks from the early litters. We may also move breedings to the next heat cycle (6 months later) to avoid producing too many litters at once. In addition, since all of our females are hunting dogs, we may avoid breeding them in July and August so that they are not nursing pups during the fall hunting season. Since females can come into heat +/- a full month from their expected heat cycle all the estimated whelping dates listed could be as much as +/- a month. When a female actually comes into heat, then we update the breeding list to reflect the actual expected whelping date.

Puppy Availability: We currently have a number of reservations. Conservatively a new reservation placed now will most likely result in a pup from a late 2019 litter (~2 year wait). That availability estimate for a new reservation could change given the following factors which will determine the waiting time for a pup: 1) size of litters whelped. We could get litter sizes of 9–12 pups versus 4-8 pups, 2) some people who are ahead of you on a list might pass on some litters, moving your name up, 3) many names are duplicated on multiple lists for first, second, third and forth choices of sex and color. Their names are removed from all of the lists when they receive a puppy, 4) people reserve their puppies for the following year(s), 5) people postpone puppy deliveries for a variety of reasons, most often personal, such as waiting for an older dog to die, summer vacations, vacation schedule, family moves or house-building projects that are behind schedule, 6) we have found in the past that litters born between November and February, during the winter, are usually placed with folks further down in the reservation lists as a result of the folks at the top of the lists deciding to wait for a puppy until spring or summer and, 7) we continue to import breeding females during the year to replace females that retire (Note: our females retire quickly from the breeding program as we only produce two litters from each female). Hope this dispels the thought that you’ll have to wait forever for a puppy. Your deposit is refundable under all conditions and we are happy to return your deposit if we cannot produce a puppy in a time-frame suitable to you.

If you’re wondering why you have to wait for a BritishLabradors.com puppy while our competitors have puppies on the ground, sometimes 8+ weeks of age, available, just ask someone from among our database of over 2500+ satisfied customers why BritishLabradors.com produces the best British Labradors in the business. References from your city or state available upon request.

Check out our YouTube Channel for video of current litters. Videos are published of each litter at birth and every week until 7 weeks of age.

Roxanne of Queensland (YF)(Red YF - see photo/pedigree )
Kirkford Kelvin (a.k.a. Jet) (BM - see photo/pedigree)
Expected Whelp Date: week of December 22nd, 2017
Puppies will be black or yellow.
Status: Bred. Pregnancy confirmed.

Miss Avey Avon of Queensland 
(BF - see photo/pedigree) 
x Reynold of Queensland (a.k.a.Rennie) (YM- see photo/pedigree )
Puppies will be black or yellow. Last years pups were all black.
Expected Whelp Date: week of January 5th, 2018
Status:Bred. Pregnancy to be confirmed at 35 days gestation.

Craighorn Faith x TBD
Estimated Whelp Date: Feb 2018

Rosey of Queensland (YFsee photo/pedigree
x Reynold of Queensland (a.k.a.Rennie) (YM- see photo/pedigree )
Estimated Whelp Date: February 2018

Lady Sage Queensland II (YF - see photo/pedigree)
x Conneywarren Jason (BM - see photo/pedigree)
Estimated Whelp Date: April 2018
Note: Since this is the last of ConneyWarren Jason's frozen semen, this litter wil only be placed with local owners agreeing to a Breeding Contract with BritishLabradors.com. Since these bloodlines are no longer available in the United Kingdom, we need to retain breeding rights of these pups to ensure continuing Jason's excellent lineage.

Queenslands Bristol Irish Creme (a.k.a. Bristol) (YF- see photo/pedigree
x Minstead Delvin (a.k.a. Del) (BM)

Estimated Whelp Date: May 2018
Litter will produce yellow and black puppies.

DelFleet Delilah (a.k.a. Rizzo) x TBD
Estimated Whelp Date: May 2018
Litter will produce yellow and black puppies.

Annie x Kirkford Kelvin (a.k.a. Jet) (BM)
Estimated Whelp Date: May 2018
Litter will produce yellow and black puppies.

Moose Mountain Rugby of 
Queensland (a.k.a Rugby) (YF - see photo/pedigree)  
FTW Hardill Roger of Artistryn (a.k.a. Mick) (YM see photo/pedigree)
Estimated Whelp Date: June 2018

Callie x TBD
Estimated Whelp Date: August 2018

Queensland Lady Nellie (BF - )
x Craighorn Snap "Pete" (YM - )
Estimated Whelp Date: August 2018
Litter will produce yellow and black puppies.

Roma Red of Queensland (a.k.a. Roma) (Fox Red YF - see photo/pedigree )
Kirkford Kelvin (a.k.a. Jet) (BM)
Estimated Whelp Date: September  2018
Puppies will be black or yellow. 

Roxanne of Queensland (YF) 
Kirkford Kelvin (a.k.a. Jet) (BM)
Estimated Whelp Date: Late December 2018
Puppies will be black and yellow.

Miss Pippa of Queensland 
Estimated Whelp Date: Latter half of 2018

Killen's Tessie of Queensland (YF) x TBD
Estimated Whelp Date: Latter half of 2018

For females not bred yet, “Estimated Whelp Date” indicates an estimated date that the female will whelp her puppies based on the approximate date we expect her to come into heat. Please keep in mind that females do not always cycle on a regular basis. These anticipated dates are hopeful estimates. For females that have been bred, “Expected Whelp Date” is based on the typical gestation of 58 days from her first day bred. Average gestation is 58-63 days so the date may vary by 5 or more days. Pregnancies are confirmed around 35 days of gestation.

TBD means To Be Determined. We will decide whom to mate the bitch to giving consideration to the following:

1. available BritishLabradors.com sires, which we are continually importing new stock.
2. previous matings who have proven to be excellent combinations in their offspring.
3. DNA testing for identity of genetic recessive carriers of abnormalities such as Labrador Myopathy (CNM), Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC), Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). Retinal Dysplasia and Oculoskeletal Dysplasia (RD/OSD), and Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK) and Skeletal Dysplasia 2 (Dwarfism SD2), 
4. outcome for temperament, physical conformation, intelligence, instinctual hunting ability.

Please note: All of our puppies are sold AKC Limited Registration only. The dog is registered with the American Kennel Club with the restriction that you cannot register that dog's offspring with the AKC. This means you cannot breed your dog. We do this to protect our British bloodlines and our breeding business. Also it discourages the indiscriminate backyard breeder.

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