DNA profile: Clear of all genetically tested diseases.
Forres is the grandson of Copperbirch Salmon at Marsagan (AKA Sam). He came to Marsagan Labradors as an eight week old puppy from Lenimer Labradors. Forres's Dam was a litter mate of Riley, our other stud dog. Forres has matured into a lovely dog, with a beautiful rich dark chocolate coat, currently weighing 31kg just after his first birthday. His temperament is just like his grandfather, calm, biddable and very sociable. Like most labradors, Forres is a keen swimmer and adores retrieving, especially if in competition with his best pal Kenzy. He is very people orientated and loves to say hello to everyone. He has a fabulous pedigree, with many field trial champions on both his Dam and Sire's side. Forres has passed all his health checks with flying colours and is now ready to perform stud duties to approved bitches.
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...