Jaunenoir Perm Reg'd Labrador Retrievers have been breeding this magnificent breed since 1986, and continues to do so, producing sound, well tempered Labrador Retrievers. We are a small breeding kennel, and therefore spend a great deal of time with our wonderful canine friends. I guess you could say we are a predominantly "black" kennel, however the yellows and chocolates have weezled their way into our hearts too! In recent years, there has been indiscriminate breeders claiming there is a new colour of Labrador... silver. This is very incorrect information, and is extremely abusive to the Labrador Retriever as a breed. In viewing the Coat Color Chart provided by VetGen (a labratory used for different genetic testings), you will see there is no "silver" color for the Labrador.
All of our breeding dogs are xrayed and certified clear of Hip Dysplasia & Elbow Dysplasia by the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) if prior to October 2011 at 18 months of age or older, and/or OFA preliminary hip and elbow evaluations at 18 months of age. We also use PennHip as one more screening tool for hip dysplasia, and more recently, added OFA certification of Patellas (knees). As of October 2011, OVC has stated they will no longer be evaluating hips & elbows for any breeders or veterinarians, so we have chosen to send our hips & elbows to OFA for preliminary evaluations at 18 months of age (same age OVC certified hips & elbows for eons), and/or will submit xrays to a Board Certified Radiologist with the same credentials as OVC & OFA.
All breeding dogs are also checked at 7 weeks of age, and annually for any eye defects by a licensed Ophthamologist (ACVO), are OptiGen tested NORMAL for late onset Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), and OptiGen RD/OSD tested for retinal folds and dwarfism. This means the parents of our puppies do not have these diseases, nor will the puppies be affected. These are diseases causing blindness and/or dwarfism in Labrador Retrievers, and many other breeds. We also test our breeding dogs for Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC), and Centronuclear Myopathy (CNM), and do not breed any combination that will express this disorder. Therefore, our puppies will not have EIC or CNM.
Our puppies are raised in our home until the age of 8 weeks, at which time they join their new families. From a few days old to 7 weeks of age, we post weekly pictures of the puppies so each new family can watch them grow too. At the 6th weekend following their birth, we encourage families to visit and play with the puppies. :) Then at approximately 7 weeks of age, I use the information received at the time of the interview, and/or visits, to determine which puppy will go home with each new owner. I have been using this method for several years, and nobody has yet to say I gave them the wrong puppy! LOL
The puppies will have been vet examined, have their first inoculation, wormed, microchipped and/or tattooed, CKC litter registered, have 6 weeks of free PetPlan Insurance, are well socialized with household sounds and smells, with children, adults, other dogs, and have been introduced to our cat Bo-Peep... much to her chagrin! :-)