Tikokino Gundogs

 

Useful links



Health testing information
Lab Health - If you're looking for a lab puppy, this website has information on all the health tests you should be looking for from a breeder
Questions to ask a breeder on first contact - a great series of articles by Di Stevens at Wylanbriar Labradors
Kennel Club Health Tests Search - Here you can search for current health test results for any KC registered dog
BVA Health Schemes - For information on hip & elbow scoring and eye testing
Optigen - for information on the DNA test for prcd-PRA (an inheritable eye disease)
AHT - for information on the DNA test for CNM (an inheritable muscular disease)


Labrador Breed Clubs
If you're looking for a labrador puppy, a great place to start is your nearest Breed Club. The clubs will have a "puppy register" which will list litters (both on the ground and expected) which have at a minimum been hip & eye tested.

Labrador Breed Council - the parent body of all the breed clubs listed below
The Labrador Retriever Club
The Yellow Labrador Club
The Labrador Club of Scotland
Northumberland & Durham Labrador Retriever Club
North West Labrador Retriever Club
Three Ridings Labrador Club - no website, but contact details can be found on the LBC website
East Anglian Labrador Retriever Club
Cotswold & Wyvern Labrador Retriever Club
Midland Counties Labrador Retriever Club
Labrador Retriever Club of Wales
Labrador Retriever Club of Northern Ireland - no website, but contact details can be found on the LBC website
Kent Surrey & Sussex Labrador Retriever Club
West of England Labrador Retriever Club


Gundog Clubs
These are a great way to get involved in gundog training, working tests and field trials. Many clubs have regular training sessions (monthly or fortnightly), and run tests in the summer (on dummies) and trials in the winter (on game).  A very handy list of all Gundog Clubs around the country can be found here
Gundog clubs I am a member of...
West Berkshire Gundog Club
Chiltern Gundog Society
Kennet Valley Gundog Training Society
Northern Golden Retriever Association



Internet Forums which may be of interest
Labrador Forums
National Organisation of Beaters and Pickers Up



Other
Labrador Retriever Rescue Southern England - the rescue which I volunteer for, by fostering, home checking, transporting and fundraising
Angela Chapman Photography - Angela took some of the photos in Vegas's album, she is a brilliant photographer and if you're in Wiltshire or surrounding counties and looking for a photographer, then I highly recommend you get in touch with her
HiLost - a great place to buy some fantastic gundog gear