Attached are some photos of Koko. The first 4 photos were taken today @ 21 weeks of age and 20kg in weight.
You’ll notice in the 3rd photo ( top right) that she has inherited her mum Lacey’s wavy hair with a strip about 125mm wide down the centre of her back and right down her tail. This only started to appear when she was around 12 weeks old. So her sire must carry the recessive gene for wavy hair. The 4th photo is of her at 10 weeks of age and 8kg in the child’s wading pool we bought her because she likes water!!
She is a marvellous girl. Right from the first night home she has never played up when left alone. We thought coming from a large family of dogs she would fret, but no, not a whimper. She is not a barker either, having given a woof only about 6 times since we’ve had her. She is very smart too. She can sit, stay, come, down and shake hands, and already has a wide vocabulary that she recognises like breakfast, lunch, dinner, bed, fetch the paper, go out the front, go for a walk and in the truck. She can also select toys by name. Her toilet training was a breeze too as she instinctively went out on the grass after taking her out on the grass every couple of hours for 2-3 days.
Just to let you see what a tremendous dog Bruster has turned out to be. The life and soul of our family. He is 5 now.
Anne and Hugh
Cara is becoming a great gundog, we had a few running off with the dummy for a while but that seems to have stopped now. we took her goose shooting recently and she had to retrieve a duck from over a brick wall, it was her first real life retrieve and she was great. I'm glad I've taken my time and not rushed her. she is very clever and manages to work things out, getting out of dog gates and creates etc!
My older dog has finally decided that cara is here to stay and they now get on well, again that was a slow process but something I didn't want to rush.
I don't know if you remember Gee and Kirby they have a big red dog from you called Monty, they had a baby girl in the summer and are on holiday in new York and monty is staying with us. He is a lovely boy and a great size. Shame your not still here and breeding as I think we will be looking for a puppy in a couple of years time.
Angela & Daryl
Nicky at Margsagan labs is a great breeder we have had two black male pups from her and would highly recommend the breed. Both pups have had a great vitality for life, great temperaments, loyal and very loving animals. They are very intelligent coming from working stock and we found both very easy to train. They love the great outdoors and swimming is a must, so be prepared to exercise them well.
These dogs love socialising and great with children, they make a treasured part of the family and Nicky is a wonderful breeder who has a lovely affection for the breed and really cares for the puppies during their early stages.
Angela & Daryl Pieraccini June 2011
Flynn, our fox-red pup, is such a lovely puppy and we have enjoyed seeing him grow up so far. He is very cheeky and such a smart cookie. Sometimes it astounds me how clever he is! He is very on the ball and does not miss a thing! Over the past week we have really noticed he has had a growth spurt and is becoming quite long and lanky. He is improving with house training and i think in a few weeks he will have mastered it completely which is great and he is not a mouthy or chewy puppy at all, just very licky!!!
Jennifer Baird March 2012
Thank you for a fantastic pup!!! Milo has really became a huge part of our family! He settled in very quickly, only one sleepless night! Toilet trained very quickly and learned basic commands. Sadly recall isn't his strongest point when he sees other dogs!! He is very friendly to both dogs and children! Our boys adore him! As you can see he is a very handsome boy (and boy does he know it). I can't believe he is 5 months old tomorrow! I can't imagine my life without him!!!! Thank you!
Susan Wallace August 2012
Saffy is getting on and my how she is growing!! The vet reckons she will be a big dog, judging by the size of her paws, I agree!! We are so pleased with her and are besotted by her. She has settled so easily and is such a good natured and beautiful dog as is brillant with the boys! We were so excited (as was she!) to get out and see other dogs this week, although she doesn't like the lead much! Hope the rest of the pups are doing as well and Mirren doesn't miss them too much!
Katrina April 2013
From our first tentative enquiry by email, we could not have found a more helpful and caring breeder than Nicky. We were able to see the lovely Willow when she was pregnant, and then visit just after the pups were born. By visiting our pup as she grew we were able to get to know and interact with her, so on the Sunday we collected her there were no problems, and there has never been any pining since. None of this would have been possible without the time and care given by Nicky and we look forward to going back with Breagha to Marsagan for a visit. We have only had our Breagha a few weeks, but it truly feels like she has been part of the family for ever.
Ken Lindsay June 2012
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...