After a long and extremely successful breeding career Sam has now retired from breeding.
Carries Yellow Date of Birth: 20/12/2010 Hip Scores - 6/6 Elbow scores - 0/0 Eye examination - clear Orivet DNA tested and is clear of all diseases but is a carrier of SD2 (see breed info Diseases Explained) Optigen DNA profile - clear for Progressive Retinal Atorphy (PRA) & clear for centronuclear myopathy (CNM)
Sam is the first official stud dog at Marsagan Labradors. He comes from the world-class Copperbirch line and has a truly outstanding pedigree. He is without doubt one of the best bred stud dogs from Scotland. He is a great dog, very calm and one of few Labradors with a normal relationship to food. He is gundog trained and loves being out and in the water. He is also a great parent and the most tolerant dog in the house with puppies!
He is available at stud if you would like to breed him. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more or come and see him. We can arrange a session at Marsagan Labradors or possibly at another place of your convenience.
Appearance: working line Favourite activity: chasing a ball, observing Fetching talents:9/10 Sniffing talents: 8/10
Marsagan Labradors is extremely diligent in making sure our progeny are not bred from parents that can produce puppies that are affected with inheritable diseases. To help us achieve this, we have our breeding stock DNA profiled by Orivet Genetics. Many of the diseases that present themselves in the Labrador breed are auto recessive which means that in order for the disease to be present it needs two copies of the affected gene, one from the sire and one from the dam.
The breeding outcomes shown in the diagrams below represent what are the expected outcomes (average) when mating NORMAL, CARRIER and AFFECTED animals. The outcomes are based on Mendelian genetics that states each individual has two factors for each trait, one from each parent. Some of the outcomes below may vary due to the probability of inheritance not being equal.
Labradors come in 3 basic colours. If you would like to know more about Labrador coat colours and how they are inherited click the link below...