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AKC Breeders of Merit

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We are pleased to have  been designated by the American Kennel Club as AKC BREEDERS OF MERIT.

The American Kennel Club has recognized us as AKC Breeders of Merit - breeders who are  committed to the Labrador Retriever breed and dedicated to insuring the very best in healthy breeding stock and breeding progeny

Breeder of Merit Requirements 

The following conditions must be met in order to be accepted into the program:

  • Has a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events.
  • Earned AKC Conformation, Performance or Companion* event titles on a minimum of 4 dogs from AKC litters they bred/co-bred.
  • Member of an AKC club.
  • Certifies that applicable health screens are performed on your breeding stock as recommended by the Parent Club.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to ensuring 100% of the puppies produced are AKC registered.

We are into our second decade of showing our own Labrador Retriever  breeding stock, although prior to showing  our own Upland Labradors we have shown other labradors and other breeds, over the last forty plus years. We have  finished 11  AKC Labrador Retriever champions and one AKC  Labrador grand champion from our stock. We continue to breed and show champions and quality show prospects. We are members of the Greater Atlanta Labrador retriever club. Dale is a former officer and director. Barry is the sitting fifth term President.  We are both members of the American Kennel Club, and  the Atlanta Kennel Club.  We perform all of the tests recommended by the Labrador Retriever Club in order to breed We additionally perform  other genetic testing and annual physicals on all of our dogs  to insure their health and fitness for breeding. We require that all breeding stock  have hips, elbow, eyes, heart and other clearances in order to insure the very best breeding we can. We require that all of our  breeding stock and puppies be registered with the AKC.

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