Chocolate Labrador puppies from health tested parents

Sible Hedingham, Halstead


Pet Information

Advertiser Type: Breeder

Advert: For Sale

Age:1 Years 4 Months 10 Days

Size: Large Dog Breeds

Microchipped: Yes

Vaccinations: Yes

Neutered: No

KC Registered: Yes

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Pet Description


• GR PRA2 : Clear / normal - 22nd June 2017
• PK Deficiency : Clear / normal - 22nd June 2017
• MTM1 (XLMTM) : Clear - 22nd June 2017
• Elliptocytosis : Unaffected - 22nd June 2017
• SD2 (dwarfism) : Clear - 22nd June 2017
• PRA (rcd4) : Clear - 22nd June 2017
• HUU : Clear - 22nd June 2017
• Eye Examination : Unaffected – 11th Aug 2017
• DM : Clear - 11th July 2014
• Cystinuria : Clear - 11th July 2014
• HNPK : Clear - 11th July 2014
• Elbow Score : 0 - 3rd April 2014 -
• Hip Score : 6-5=11 - 3rd April 2014
• RD/OSD : Clear - 2nd June 2013
• prcd-PRA : Clear - 30th January 2013
• Narcolepsy : Clear - 21st January 2013
• CNM : Heriditary Clear - 7th November 2012
• EIC : hereditary clear - 7th November 2012


• GR PRA2 : Clear / normal – 30th Jan 2018
• PK Deficiency : Clear / normal 30th Jan 2018
• MTM1 (XLMTM) : Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• Elliptocytosis : Unaffected 30th Jan 2018
• SD2 (dwarfism) : Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• PRA (rcd4) : Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• HUU : Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• Eye Examination : Unaffected – 12th Jan 2018
• DM : Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• Cystinuria : Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• HNPK : Clear 30th Jan 2018
• Elbow Score : 0 – 4th Sept 2017
• Hip Score : 6-5=11 - -4th Sept 2017
• RD/OSD : Clear 30th Jan 2018
• prcd-PRA : Carrier 30th Jan 2018
• Narcolepsy : Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• CNM : Heriditary Clear - 30th Jan 2018
• EIC : hereditary clear - 30t

From the joint genetic screening programs, you can be reassured that no puppy from this mating will develop any of the above 15 genetically heritable diseases which are not only life limiting, causing both the dog and owner much distress and pain, but are also every expensive to treat. The hip, elbow and eye tests are an indicator of possible problems, but not a guarantee. Sinbad has hip and elbow scores within the breeds average. Trixie was, sadly, physically abused by her previous owner (which is why I `reclaimed` her) and this has, I believe, resulted in one hip being above the breed average. But, as I bred her and Sinbad, plus their mum and grandma I am confident that this likely not a genetic factor, but one of welfare and housing. Trixie is now safe, well and happy with me in her original home. However, as in any breed, no absolute guarantees can be made but you can be assured these tests have been undertaken to assure the best responsible breeding. As the breeder I am totally committed to breeding pups that are free from preventable (by appropriate testing and responsible breeding) heritable diseases and problems caused by the mismanagement of their care. As a new owner of one of my pups you can be reassured nothing has been left to chance.
All pups will be KC registered and come with a KC 5 generation pedigree certificate, comfort blanket and pheromone collar, both of which help with any initial separation anxiety, 4 weeks Petplan insurance, supply of usual food (raw diet) and all advice and support to help you understand your pup’s needs and the transition from his / her litter mates and mum to its new home. Puppies will be vet checked and be micro-chipped before re homing. Puppies are home reared and start their life in our home when they are born indoors. My job at this point is caring for mum so she can care for the puppies. This means regular observation, high quality food at frequent intervals and constant cleaning of the whelping area to maintain high hygiene standards to avoid any infections and maintain comfort of mum and pups. During the first 4 weeks they will be exposed to all normal domestic noises and activities. After this 4 weeks they will be weaned from mum. At this point they will have their own home in the garden with more space to grow, play and develop. This is a crucial stage of development for them and one where they need constant human interaction to ensure adequate socialisation along with exposure to as many new experiences as possible. Early socialisation is very important as this enables puppies to develop tolerance and confidence in being handled early on in their life, which is vital for you when taking your new puppy home. To this end I spend all my time handling the pups and playing with them. Not just because I enjoy this, which I do, but because they need this to be become accustomed to being handled by humans, so they are not afraid. At this point toilet training begins and with lots of pups it is non-stop! I use my own system to do this, avoiding newspapers and or wood shavings, which is clean, hygienic and transferable when you take your new family member home. I undertake this as it is important this is started as early as possible. This also reduces the stress on the new owners and enables you to enjoy your pup with less anxiety about puddles everywhere (you will still get a few!). I will share this training method with you, so you can transfer it to your own environment. At this stage their claws grow incredibly quickly, and I will show you how to clip them safely before you take your puppy home. Sinbad lives indoors with Trixie and Tuppence so pups will be socialized with other dogs daily too. My pup’s health and well-being are extremely important to me, as shown by the extensive screening program which goes far beyond KC recommendations. Thus, any prospective new family will be asked lots of questions...please don't be offended, I just want the best for them and to be reassured you are making the right (informed) decision to have one of my puppies. I take all necessary measures to breed and rear the best pups I can. This ensures you get a pet that will no doubt become your loyal friend and playmate, but you need to carry on where I leave off. If you feel you could meet one of my puppies needs and offer a loving and caring home with the necessary time to walk it and keep it company, please do contact me to discuss further and arrange to come and see me, mum, dad and babies.
None of my dogs are kenneled and all live in the house as part of the family and I am seeking the same for my puppies.

Please note that all my dogs, including the puppies, are raw fed. As a breeder, I recommend this is continued. Pups will leave here with a minimum of a week’s supply of raw food. I understand not everyone will wish to continue this method of feeding and I will support and advise you with your chosen method of feeding once your pup is at home with you.
I try to accommodate your chosen call name into the pup’s pedigree name, but this needs to be done by the age of 4 weeks when I register them. Once you have deposited on a puppy you will be added their litter Facebook page. I use this to keep all new families updated on their growth and development, plus add a wealth of advice and information to help you care for and manage your puppies needs And you are of course welcome to visit your puppy any time from birth onwards.

Important Buying Advice

Are you planning on giving this Labrador Retriever a home? Please make sure to visit our Dog Advice section for further information on being a responsible owner and general pet advice. However here are some helpful buying advice tips and articles which we recommend you read before you make your final decision to adopt or buy a Labrador Retriever:

Important checklist for Labrador Retriever puppy

Mypetzilla recommends that all potential buyers or those looking to adopt a puppy; fully read and understand the checklist below before they visit the puppy. It is very important that you DO NOT buy a puppy or dog from the advertiser unless you are 100% satisfied that all the points below have been addressed and understood. Mypetzilla suggests you download this checklist and take this with you during the viewing of the puppy. We advise that you tick off every point on this list and are a 100% confident that the advertiser is genuine. If you have any concerns over an advertiser please report them to us.

Research thoroughly before committing

Adopting, or buying a new puppy or dog is an important decision and big responsibility. As an owner, you will solely responsible for the welfare of your new pet and will also be financially committed. Before you decide to buy or adopt you must ensure that you’re 100% committed beforehand.  For further information on caring for puppies and dogs, please visit our pet advice section. You can also find out more information about the Labrador Retriever breed by visiting the Labrador Retriever Dog Breed Information.

The puppy must be 8 weeks of age or over

Before bringing your beloved puppy home, it's important that the puppy is over 8 weeks of age and has been properly weaned before they leave their mothers. Some sellers will keep the puppy longer than this and this is perfectly fine.

Ask to see the puppy’s mother when visiting the puppies 

When visiting the puppy’s you should ask to see their mother and if available also ask to see the father. If the advertiser refuses to let you see the mother, or the mother isn’t around for viewing, then this is a very good indication that the puppies have not been bred by the advertiser and they’ve most likely been imported. There should be absolutely NO reason for you not being able to see the mother of the puppies. If the advertiser gives any excuses why you can’t, then Mypetzilla advises you to walk away and report them to us. Mypetzilla forbids third-party selling of puppies. All puppies advertised must have been bred by the advertiser. If this is not the case, Mypetzilla will report the advert to the authorities for necessary action.

It's worth asking the seller a few questions regarding the mother:

  • How old is the mother? (she should be at least 1.5 years of age)
  • How many litters she has had?
  • How is the mother's temperament?

All these questions are important for the future health of your dog and the seller should want to tell you everything about the puppy’s mother.

Check the advertiser is 100% genuine

Is the advertiser genuine? Make sure the advertiser is 100% genuine. You can do this by arranging a visit with the potential advertisers home if they try to avoid you visiting, or make excuses, and then you should be concerned. If the advertiser asks for money, or deposit to be paid online without you visiting the dog at their home, or they request to meet you somewhere or drop the dog off at yours, then please DO NOT agree. We advise that you should never send money online. If you’re concerned about an advertiser’s authenticity then please report them to us.

Mypetzilla conducts various checks on advertisers on this site, but are unable to confirm that all are genuine. So please make sure you visit the advertiser at their home and verify this yourself.

Important health checks for puppies and dogs

It is very important that you check the health of your puppy or dog before you decide to adopt or buy. A responsible seller will fully understand the need and therefore fully cooperate with assisting in the checking the health of the puppy.  Majority of sellers will agree that you can return the puppy or dog within 48 hours should they have any health issues. Mypetzilla recommends taking your puppy or dog to the vet for a health check as soon as you take them home. If the puppy has already had a health check by the seller’s veterinary practice, then they should provide you with the legitimate paperwork to support this. It is also worth ringing the vet to confirm everything beforehand.

Vaccinations must be up to date

Check the puppy or dog is up-to-date with their vaccinations. All puppies should have received 2 vaccinations. The first vaccination should be given between 8-10 weeks of age and the 2nd vaccination should be given no more than 2 weeks later when the puppy has reached the age of 10-12 weeks. Older dogs may also need booster vaccinations and this is normally recommended by the vet. It's important that you check with the seller what vaccinations the puppy or dog has had. It's worth noting that puppies should have had their first vaccination before they leave their mother. If the seller has not provided a vaccination plan, then it will be your responsibility to make sure you arrange both vaccinations 7 days before letting your puppy go outside.

Check the puppies have had their treatment for worms and fleas

It is recommended that all puppies should be wormed at the age of 2 weeks and then receive another treatment at the age of 5 weeks old. Before the puppy leaves the seller, they should have had more worming treatment at 8 to 12 weeks of age.

Check to see if the puppies have been socialised

It's necessary that the puppies have interacted well with their puppy litter and have been raised in a home environment around other adults, children, and general household life. Puppies that don't receive this kind of training and development from a young age, may go on to develop behavioural problems later in their life and become difficult to train. They may likely develop temperament issues and will find it difficult to adjust to family life.

Kennel Club registration?

If the puppy or dog has been registered with the Kennel Club, then you must check that you’ve been given the correct documentation before you take the puppy/dog home. It's worth considering to check the documentation and phoning the Kennel Club to verify the registration.

Check the Puppy has been microchipped

This is a very important point and is also law abiding. From the 6th April 2016, it is required by Law that all dogs over 8 weeks of age are microchipped and that the keeper's details are registered in their name and are kept up-to-date. It is the breeder’s responsibility to microchip the puppies and that all the correct information is kept up-to-date on the database before they are adopted or bought. You must make sure you receive the microchip documentation with the chip number and then arrange to change the microchip details into your name. You can find out more information about this by visiting our puppy and dog microchipping article.

Considering pet insurance

Insuring your puppy or dog is one of the most important decisions you should make when bringing your beloved puppy home. Veterinary fees can become extremely expensive and it's important that you have the correct level of cover beforehand. We recommend that you research pet insurance providers and purchase the correct level of cover. Most policies will allow you to start the cover the day your puppy or dog arrives at their new home. Please check our pet insurance section for further information.

Pet Advertisers Advisory Group (PAAG)

Mypetzilla strongly advises all new potential pet owners to visit the PAAG's website for further information and advice on buying a puppy or dog. Please make sure to visit their how to buy a dog section. 

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