Breeding & Puppies

Our breeding program is based upon Labrador Retrievers seen primarily as Working Gundogs.

Our aim is to breed retrievers with natural abilities, essential for a good and valued hunting dog. These abilities are for example obedience, trainable, game finding skills and willingness.

We exclusively breed out of dogs who have been proven in the field, at (inter) national competitions and at shooting days. They have had the minimum required health checks for hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, hereditary eye conditions and Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). Significant importance is to breed from dogs who haven’t shown any signs of hereditary eliminating faults. The rules and guidelines we adhere to are from the FCI and the National Rules for breeding and welfare of Labrador Retrievers.

Breeding plans

FTW Go Back Skyhawk  X Peaky Wild Finders Polly Gray
(EeBB X EeBB)

We will breed a litter with Peaky Wild Finders Polly Gray in the first half of 2023. The studdog we will use for this is Tom van der Linden’s FTW Go Back Skyhawk (Guinness). We’ve seen and experienced this talented dog extensively at the beginning of this year, during the training sessions for the IWT and the ITE. A very consistently performing, nice built dog, who apparently does exactly what is asked of him without much effort. This beautifully built dog is relaxed in his head, is a natural heelworker, runs his lines perfectly, but above all an excellent game finder. We were therefore not surprised by his excellent results on the field trials this season.

Bred by Korstiaan Kleijwegt and optimally trained and handled by Tom van der Linden.

We prefer to place our puppies with people who will work with their dog. If you are interested, please get in touch using the contact form on the website.

Coat color

From the labrador retriever breed standard.

“The Labrador Retriever’s colors are black, yellow and chocolate. Any other color or combination of colors is a disqualification. A small white spot on the chest is allowed, but not desirable.” We only breed with black, yellow and/or black and yellow-bearing retrievers.

Code:

BB = Black Labrador, no chocolate genes
Bb = Black Labrador, carries chocolate genes

Yellow is produced by the presence of a recessive epistatic gene that masks the black or chocolate genes.

EE = No yellow genes
Ee = Yellow carrier but appears either black or chocolate
ee = yellow labrador

So….

EEBB = Basic black
EeBB = Black wearing yellow
eeBB = Yellow (carrying no chocolate)

EEBB

EEBB X EEBB

EEBB

          100%

EEBB

EEBB X EeBB

EeBB

            50%                       50%

EeBB

EeBB X EeBB

EeBB

            50%                       25%                       25%

eeBB

eeBB X eeBB

eeBB

          100%

EEBB

EEBB X eeBB

eeBB

          100%

EeBB

EeBB X eeBB

eeBB

            50%                       50%