Sawbriar Gundogs excel in the field and in the home!
Sawbriar Gundogs strives to produce healthy and calm tempered Labradors for the field or home. We use all the current DNA testing available as well as having the hips and elbows certified prior to breeding. This not only allows for vetting the dam and sire but also aids in selecting breeding pairs We believe these tests aid in insuring the pups will be as healthy as possible and ensure a good start for an outstanding hunting or home companion. A health guarantee is provided and helps ensure you have a healthy pup.
The pups will all be unaffected by Progressive, Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Centronuclear Myopathy (CNM) and Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC). The pups are guarantee to pass OFA (Elbows- Normal; Hips – Fair, Good or Excellent ) for up to 30 months. Hips and elbows cannot be certified until after 24 months of age. The eyes also are guaranteed to pass a CERF eye exam by an ophthalmologist. If the dog fails to meet any of these health guarantees, please contact us for a credit on another pup.
Please note this guarantee is for a replacement pup and not a refund. We do not refund money for puppies. The Guaranteed Labrador does not need to be returned to be replaced.
GUARANTEED LABRADORS MUST:
The Sawbriar guarantee covers affected dogs, not carriers. The Sawbriar will not test puppies from a litter with a carrier parent. We believe in breeding great dogs, and we are thankful for many great dogs in UK pedigrees who also happened to be carriers. If your dog is a carrier, he/she will never experience any health repercussions because of it.
Our dogs will not have their dewclaws removed.
This has been a tradition in the USA but not elsewhere for this breed.
There has been a longstanding history of this practice in the United Kingdom.
These pups are expected to potentially be hunting dogs and the dewclaw has proven to be essential around treacherous terrain. There are several good laymen and veterinary articles debunking the tradition of dewclaw removal. One common-sense observation made at The Sawbriar is this: our dewclaws wear evenly with the other nails indicating they are being used in exercise and work.
The Sawbriar is not responsible for veterinary expenses without prior authorization
How we select our British Labradors…
Our Labradors are selected from long-established bloodlines from England, Scotland, and Ireland. We have made several fine acquaintances abroad who aid in our acquisition of outstanding adults or pups. All of our dogs are from field-bred lines and from field trial champion stock. These dogs are proven to handle standard trial obedience, warm and cold game, and gunfire. These dogs must prove to be great hunting dogs as well as quiet and obedient in the home or field. The United Kennel Club has an in-depth database of registered dogs in the UK and we research each bloodline to ensure high-quality health genetics and field trial capabilities. We put in the research and time so you do not have to. With this being said, each pup requires proper training to reach its full potential.