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Organizations that test Performance

APLA    The American Pointing Labrador Association awards titles to Labrador Retrievers demonstrate the ability to point birds.

AKC  American Kennel Club, Hunt Test and Field Trial Titles

UKC  United Kennel Club  Hunt Test Titles

UFTA United Field Trial Association

Organizations to reduce Genetically inherited disorders In Labs

OFA Orthopedic Foundation for Animals Hips and Elbows

PennHIP Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program

CERF Canine Eye Registration Foundation

CNM Centronuclear Myopathy testing

EIC  Exercise Induced Collapse

PRA  Progressive Retinal Atrophy (OptiGen)

RD/RF Retinal Dysplasia/ Retinal Folds   ***** Labrador Retrievers that have been rejected for CERF certification because of retinal folds may now be certified with a breeder option certification and a CERF number if they pass the Optigen RD/OSD DNA test for Labrador Retrievers...  5/21/2009

DM  Degenerative Myelopathy       Canine Genetics,,,  test for genetic diseases  

 Training Information sites     Mike Lardy's web site good source for training info    Youngblood broadcasting source for training info   Dobbs Training Center

Hunting Sites    Central Alabama Fowl Preserve Duck, Quail, Pheasant Hunting Plantersville, AL 334-366-2589

Other Sites of Interest

Microchip ID    Microchip Identification System   Look up the registration of a microchip, inter the # and see how it is registered

Working Retriever Central Source of Interesting information for working retrievers  Site to communicate with other hunters and dog trainers in Alabama ask questions and get information  Central Alabama Police K9,,  Training of Labrador Retrievers  (and other breeds) for police service work.      Rates different dog foods


Coat colors in Labrador Retrievers

VetGen DNA Identification System and Color coat genotype analysis

Wing-N-Wave Labradors Genetics  Color coat Genetics in Labradors     Canine coat color genetics     The truth about "Silver Labs"  More on "Silver Labs" From the Labrador Retriever Club Inc. AKC Parent Club.   Black and Tan Labs, Chocolate & Tan Labs,  Pictures  Labrador Retriever Breed standard for the Show Ring..  Markings that are a disqualification for a "Show" Quality Lab do not effect the performance testing for the performance bred Labs.