Monthly Archives: October 2014

DILUTE BREEDERS AND THE NUVET KICKBACK SCHEME

You might be wondering why so many breeders of dilute “Labradors” – “silver”, “charcoal”, “champagne” – advertise NuVet Plus food supplements. The answer is: it’s a clever kickback scheme. A money-making scheme. And very, very unethical, if the use of … Continue reading

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Silver Puppy For Christmas? Have Two For The Price Of One!

  The future looked so bright. Their business plan looked promising. You buy a couple of silver bitches, have them mated by a silver stud, wait for nine weeks, and Bob’s your uncle. No experience or skills needed. The target … Continue reading

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BRITISH KENNEL CLUB: “WE LEAVE IT TO THE JUDGES”

October 21, 2014. Location: The Thistle Hotel, Penny Lane Haydock, Merseyside. Occasion: Kennel Club Question Time, meaning to involve people with The Kennel Club.  “It is also an ideal opportunity to meet the senior management of the Kennel Club and to understand when … Continue reading

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DILUTE BREEDERS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

This is the October 2014 map of 403 dilute breeders in the United States of America. Most of them advertise their dilutes as “AKC registered purebred silver and charcoal Labradors”. The most worrying part is that the American Kennel Club … Continue reading

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Once A Thief, Always A Thief?

They do exist: people who bitterly regret their decision to start breeding “silver Labradors”. Should we expose them? Yes, for various reasons. Should we listen to what they have to say? Absolutely, because others could learn from it. We could … Continue reading

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Acquiring A Labrador Retriever – Some Facts To Consider

If you plan to acquire a purebred Labrador Retriever, there are some facts to consider.  A “silver”, “charcoal” or “champagne” “Labrador” is not a purebred Labrador. Labradors only come in wholly black, yellow or liver/chocolate. Yellows range from light cream to … Continue reading

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