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Labrador Litter Registration limitation Scheme (LRL) 


From 1 June 2017 all pedigree Labrador Retriever puppies registered with Dogs NZ will have had parents health tested as follows:

Both parents tested for hip and elbow dysplasia Both parents holding current eye certificates from a veterinary ophthalmologist At least one parent testing clear of the DNA conditions, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA-PRCD), exercise induced collapse (EIC) and the dilute gene (D).  This means there will be no affected Dogs NZ pedigree puppies for the 3 conditions.

Two articles were published in the NZ Dog World magazine, click links below to read more.

April 2017 NZ Dog World article

November 2016 NZ Dog World article



Registration Regulations

10. SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR REGISTRATION IN CERTAIN BREEDS.

10.13. Labradors 
For all Labrador Retriever litters born after 01/06/2017, as a prerequisite to registration of any litter on the NZKC Register I or III, the following shall apply:

10.13.1 
The Sire and Dam of every litter must be radiographed and assessed by an approved scheme for hip and elbow dysplasia as applies for the Accredited Breeders Scheme and results supplied to NZKC.  Any parent whelped before January 1st 2000 may be excluded.  Frozen semen dispensations may be requested.  

10.13.2
The Sire or Dam of every litter must test clear/homozygous non-mutant by DNA testing of PRA-PRCD and results supplied to NZKC.

10.13.3
The Sire and Dam of every litter must hold a current annual eye certificate from an approved eye examiner and results supplied to NZKC.   Any parent whelped before January 1st 2000 may be excluded.  Frozen semen dispensations may be requested.

10.13.4
The Sire or Dam of every litter must test clear/homozygous non-mutant by DNA testing of EIC and results supplied to NZKC.

10.13.5 
The Sire or Dam of every litter must test Dilute (D) Locus D, D Not carrying Dilute by DNA testing and results supplied to NZKC.