Marion and David Hopkinson (English Labrador Nursery Rocheby) in Russia
When we found out that David and Marion Hopkinson were invited as experts to the National Labrador Show in Nizhny Novgorod, and that a seminar for breeders held by Mr.…

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Labrador Care
Paws The laborer’s easy gait is largely dependent on the condition of the claws. If the dog walks a lot on asphalt or other hard ground, the claws grind by…

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Labrador Retriever at the exhibition
It is gratifying to see that, with the growing popularity of labradors in our country, the main emphasis in civilized breeding is on genetically meaningful procreation from pedigree producers with…

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Pregnancy and childbirth Labrador

So your dog is mated. Pregnancy or pregnancy – the period from conception to childbirth. From the first knit this period is 63 days. Puppies on the 59th or 66th day are normal.
Dogs, like humans, may experience vomiting in the morning. This is usually observed at 3-4 weeks of gestation and is associated with hormonal changes and uterine distension. At this time, it is recommended to feed the bitch several times a day in small portions, you can also consult with a veterinarian about a medicine to relax the tone of the uterus.
The first half of pregnancy, you can feed the dog as usual, deworming, if you did not do this before mating. It is necessary to increase the duration of walks in the fresh air, and from the second half of pregnancy switch to a diet for puppy bitches. Of course you can feed the dog with natural feed, but this is Continue reading

Nursery blindness

This fact applies to inbreeding, and to double litters, and in general to breeding ……

One of the greatest tragedies that befell a dog breeder is the so-called “nursery blindness.” This term means that the dog breeder does not see the flaws in the dogs he breeds, but he can very well see the flaws of the livestock of other kennels. There is, however, another, perhaps even greater, flaw in dog breeders, the so-called “breed blindness”. This happens when a flaw has not only crept in, but has already taken root in the breed, and experts in the ring miss it, since there are very few dogs without such a flaw. In the end, the flaw becomes accepted for the breed. Continue reading

Labrador Retriever (Labrador)

(Labrador Retriever)

Standard: FCI No. 122.
Belongs to the group: Race-like >> Pointing dogs >> Retriever << Newfoundlands << Dog-like.
Homeland: Great Britain.

DESCRIPTION. Strongly knocked down, compact, muscular dog. The height at the withers for the male is 56-57 cm, for the female – 54-56 (according to the American standard – males 57-62, female 55-59 cm). The head is wide in the cranial part. Ears are small, hanging, located slightly behind. The neck is powerful, strong. The chest is deep and wide, the lower back is short, strong. Paws are round, compact, leathery membranes between the fingers. The tail is the hallmark of the breed, thick at the base, Continue reading

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Always in our memory
The first time I saw these dogs was in the movies. I really liked the hero’s yellow dog - strong, sociable, playful; I was terribly worried when the dog was…

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Labrador Retriever. Expert opinion on the breed
1. Have you been judging Labrador Retriever dogs for a long time and how do you think this breed is developing in Russia? 2. What problems today are characteristic for…

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Calcium in puppy nutrition
A lot has been said and written about calcium supplements in puppy food. As in everything, both excess and deficiency are harmful here. Calcium is necessary for the puppy to…

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Dog Inheritance Control
George A. Pagett, an outstanding veterinarian and geneticist, suggested that breeders, as an urgent and priority task, set priorities in the fight against hereditary diseases. He meant that the higher…

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