This “silver” dog is Dreamcoat Silver Destiny, a British Kennel Club registered “Labrador”. Destiny was registered, without any breeding restrictions, as a “chocolate Labrador”. She was born in 2011, in London, so Caroline Kisko, the Kennel Club Secretary who signed the pedigree certificate in 2013, could have walked up there to see for herself how “purebred” this bitch is.
Dreamcoat advertise a litter from Dreamcoat Silver Destiny on the internet. “Rare Silver, Charcoal, Champagne Labrador Puppies. £1,500. (…) For full breeding rights £3000 to approved breeders only. Ready to leave at 8 weeks old from 14th July.”
So, Dreamcoat are pretty sure these silver, charcoal and champagne “Labrador” puppies will be fully registered by The Kennel Club, and right they are, because they’ve pulled this stunt many times before. Hundreds of their diluted mutts are out here, in the United Kingdom, the Land of the Labrador Retriever, registered by the K.C. as purebred Labs.
This is the sire of the Dreamcoat litter: Horizon’s Warden of Pembroke (Import USA). Registered as black, but clearly a charcoal dog.
This is the K.C.’s pedigree certificate of Horizon’s Warden of Pembroke, signed by Caroline Kisko, the Secretary of The Kennel Club. (Click pedigree to enlarge.)
And this is the pedigree of the silver bitch Dreamcoat Silver Destiny on top of the page. Registered as chocolate and signed by Caroline Kisko, the Secretary of The Kennel Club. (Click pedigree to enlarge.)
This is how The Kennel Club is helping the dilute breeders in the United Kingdom. If you register a litter online and you have to select the colours of each puppy, the K.C. warns you which colours are NOT RECOGNISED BY KC, so you can simply pick another colour. Since not a single soul in The Kennel Club is interested in which dogs of which colours you register with them, despite everything we’ve written about these practices in the past four years, these breeders of dilutes just laugh at The Kennel Club’s greed and power driven infantilism.
So I ask you, how reliable is a U.K. Kennel Club Pedigree Certificate, signed by Caroline Kesko?
UPDATE 18 JUNE 2015
Today I found the litter of Horizon’s Warden of Pembroke and Dreamcoat Silver Destiny on the KC’s website. To my surprise the entire litter was registered as ‘Not KC Recognised”, some as “silver”, some as “charcoal”.
How significant is this for the Labrador breed?
Let me remind you of a silver bitch called Maartje’s Silver Thunder (Import USA). She was registered in the United Kingdom as “Non Recognized Colour”. Nonetheless, she was allowed to produce 86 puppies between February 2007 and October 2010. An impressive 77 of them were also registered as “Non Recognised Colour”, but 9 of them were registered as “Chocolate”, without any restrictions. This offspring in turn produced hundreds of puppies, most of them “Non Recognised Colour”, others registered as “Chocolate”. Which means that you could acquire a “Labrador” in the United Kingdom whose (great)-(grand)parents were dilutes and “Non Recognised Colour”, while the dog in question has no restrictions whatsoever and could foul the Labrador bloodlines completely unnoticed.
The only way the Kennel Clubs of the world can stop and prevent this, is by mandatory DNA tests of the dilute gene and publishing the results on the pedigree certificates, to start with every dog whose ancestors were “Non Recognised Colour”, even if it was only a single ancestor, and also with every imported Labrador and their offspring.
Who would spot the dilute dogs in the UK KC pedigree? Now view the same dog in the LabradorNet Database.
The Kennel Club allow dilutes to breed like rabbits, “Non Recognised Colour” or not. Click here to have a look at the 480 diluted dogs in the Kennel Club registry.
UPDATE July 12, 2015
Both the British Kennel Club and the British backyard breeders of diluted mutts couldn’t care less what the reputable Labrador world has to say about the pollution of the purebred Labrador bloodlines. Both the British Kennel Club and the British backyard breeders of diluted mutts have only one thing on their minds: money.
In absolute contempt for the Labrador world and complete lack of understanding of the effects that this has on the purity of the Labrador, the Kennel Club registers “silvers”, “charcoals” and “champagnes” as “Not Recognised by KC”, but refuses to thwart the breeders of dilutes in any way when they cross a purebred Labrador with such a “Not Recognised by KC ‘dog, and award the dilute offspring of such a combination full registration, by which the so prized and valued bloodlines of the British Labrador are seriously contaminated.