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."…

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Dog breeding. Inbreeding
Breeding dogs is by no means identical to their breeding. For the first, a bitch, a male, a minimum knowledge of dogs and a place in an apartment are necessary.…

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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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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 the mortality and severity of the disease, the more intensively the selection against him should be conducted. The intensity of selection should also be determined by the frequency of the defective gene (s) in the population. Of course, the success of the fight depends on the availability of genetic diagnostic methods. Recently, dog breeders have at their disposal another sign for selecting pairs or choosing producers – this is the presence of a dog’s certificate of passed genetic tests. Breeders were and remain custodians of breeds. And the well-being of the breeds, and sometimes the continuation of their existence, largely depends on how they can manage the information that the tests provide them. “First of all, do no harm” – the first commandment of medicine, which remains central in this case. Genetic tests are a powerful tool, and their use can lead to significant, both positive and negative changes in the gene pool of the breed. That is why George Pagett spent more than one year of his life collecting data on the manifestation of hereditary diseases in dogs and test results for all breeds, for this he wrote his book, which appeared in Russia after the death of the author. Continue reading

House behavior
Probably, we want to have not only a clean dog in the house, but also a dog that knows how to behave decently. Look at the world through the eyes…

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Street behavior
Of course, the dog’s life is not limited to the walls of your house. If you want your Labrador to be a really convenient companion, not a burden, you need…

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Labrador Heart
When the dogs "go to heaven, new stars light up there ..." I want to believe this after the pilot and poet Exupery, so that, looking into the bottomless night…

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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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