Nook On Lyne Labradors
Nook On Lyne Labradors
Where it all started
Dogs have always played a pivotal part in both of our lives from an early age; however, the exceptionally popular Labrador Retriever has by far been the most remarkable wonderful dog that we have been privileged to have in our lives and become our faithful loyal companions.
For the last 15 years I have had a dream to breed pure bred Labrador Retrievers. However, I have always felt a moral & ethical responsibility to ensure that the main reason to decide to breed should always be to strive to improve the breed & produce healthy puppies that live a contented, long & healthy life and in 2019 I decided that the time was right for me to follow my heart and my dreams and as a result Nook on Lyne Labradors was created.
The Labrador Retriever Breed
The Labrador Retriever according to the Kennel Club is the most popular of all pedigree breeds. This popularity comes from many things including having a reputation of being even tempered together with having a kind, pleasant, outgoing and biddable nature.
The warm & friendly temperament of the Labrador makes them ideal for first time dog owners. The Labrador with its fabulous temperament is known for its versatility as a family dog, working dog, show dog, service dog, therapy dog and a guide dog.
The only colours of a Labrador Retriever recognised by the Kennel Club are black, yellow and liver/chocolate. Any other colour or combination of colours is not permitted. Yellows range from light cream to a fox red shade however all are officially yellow in colour.
Fully Qualified Licensed Breeders
In accordance with stringent legislation regarding the necessity of obtaining a licence we have worked incredibly hard to meet the exceptionally high standards set out by the Local Council together with an independent vet in order to ensure the highest possible standards are met in respect of animal welfare.
We are therefore extremely proud to announce that we have gained the highest possible 5 Star Licence rating from Carlisle City Council and our license number is M008182.
We are absolutely thrilled that Nook on Lyne Labradors are now one of a handful of Breeders in the whole of the UK to have successfully completed the Ofqual Regulated Level 3 Certificate in Dog Breeding, Litter Socialisation and Welfare. This ground-breaking first ever nationally accredited dog breeding course has been championed by animal welfare professionals as a step towards creating a world where dog breeding is undertaken in an educated, professional and ethical way.
We also undertake annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in order to develop new skills and enhance our current abilities in order to be the very best we can. Canine Care, Behaviour & Welfare together with understanding the environmental factors that can increase the occurrence of Hip and Elbow Dysplasia in dogs are next on our list.
At Nook on Lyne Labradors the ethos of any of our breeding involves dedicating an incredible amount of time & expense with the aim of breeding ethically & responsibly to pass on the desirable qualities & traits of looks, temperament, confirmation and health to all of our puppies.
We endeavour to help match puppies with their new owners by Puppy Profiling every puppy in each of our litters. Whether you are a first-time dog owner or an experienced dog owner we help and guide new owners on selecting the right puppy based on lifestyle, personality and temperament. We ensure every puppy we raise ends up in the very best home for them in order to set everybody up to succeed.
We want to ensure our puppies and new owners are fully supported when the puppy is transitioned into their new home. We do this by funding all new owners a place on a remote puppy training course - The Puppy Pod
The online Puppy Pod training course is designed to bridge the gap between your puppy leaving us and starting puppy classes with you. It fully supports you through the preparation, settling in and early training phases of your puppy's life including the early days, crate training, toilet training, sleep, development & socialisation, body language and so much more.
The first 16 weeks of a puppy's life are crucial for learning & development. With this in mind we have designed a puppy development room that allows for this window of opportunity for puppies to learn both human and canine socialisation and stimulation skills, play and learning about boundaries of behaviour. They will be familiar with a crate and have some good whistle recall before they leave at 8 weeks old.
We have Litter Socialisation Protocols in place from birth up until the puppies leave us to ensure our puppies are exposed to as many different and relevant physical and audio stimuli as possible. Some of the physical exposure includes different textures, surfaces, levels, recall, crate training, car journeys, other dogs and people together with the audio exposure of fireworks, gunshots, sirens, children playing, dogs barking and loud bangs as well as the usual household noises.
Puppies are born and reared in our home, they will be very well socialised, used to household noises and full of mischief.
They are started on a worming programme at 2 weeks old and are wormed at 2, 4, 6 & 8 weeks, they are microchipped and vet checked at 6/7 weeks at which time they will also be given their first vaccinations of Leptospirosis and Canine Parvovirus. They are weighed daily for the first 2 weeks to ensure adequate daily weight gain, then weekly until 8 weeks.
Puppies will be weaned onto a good quality complete kibble ideal for growing puppies that gives them everything they need in their early stages of development.
All of our puppies will leave with a full package of support including a Puppy Pack consisting of an A4 Presentation Folder full of vital information about your puppy including:
- A Kennel Club Registration Certificate
- A 5-Generation Pedigree
- 4 Weeks Free Insurance with Petplan
- Details of Both Parents Health Testing
- Details of Puppies DNA Health Results
- A Puppy Contract
- Vet Report
- Advice Booklet Including Information on Socialisation, Vaccinations, Diet & Exercise.
- Individual Weight & Wormer Chart
- Microchip Details
- Vaccination Card
- Details of Endorsements R Registration & X Export
- A Lucy’s Law April 2020 Contract
- Individual tailored Puppy Training Programme for your new puppy based on the Puppy Profiling we do.
- A Pupscan Certificate Confirming Normal Hip Joint Development - Subject to Availability of this Service.
Also Included in Your Puppy Pack are the Following:
- A Funded Puppy Online Training Course - The Puppy Pod with free access to a Qualified Dog Trainer and Behaviourist
- A Bag of Puppy Food
- Natural Treats
- Development & Stimulation Kong Toy
- Extension of collection within reason due to prior commitments
- A Lifetime of Advice & Support
Please note puppies will NOT be allowed to leave any sooner than 8 weeks of age. It would not only be unlawful under Lucy’s Law April 2020 but it is a condition of our licence.
The Kennel Club permits the use of two endorsements on registrations:
R Progeny Not Eligible for Registration
X Export Pedigree Not Allowed
All of our puppies are fully endorsed and as such all puppies will carry these endorsements on their Kennel Club paperwork.
By placing these endorsements on our puppies which we have carefully and responsibly bred it allows us to safeguard the health of future generations by contributing to reducing the diseased genes of the Labrador Retriever Breed.
We occasionally have a litter of pure-bred Labrador Retriever puppies from superb extensively health tested parents. Having limited litters means that we are able to dedicate our time and resources into providing the very best care to our dogs and their puppies.
Deciding to bring a puppy into your home is a huge commitment and the more time, thought and research you put into buying a Labrador Puppy from a responsible, ethical licensed breeder the better the outcome of a wonderful future together.
If after doing your research you are interested in owning a Nook On Lyne Labrador puppy and would like to be considered for a place on our waiting list for one of our limited carefully planned 2022/2023 litters then please get in contact by phone or email for a Puppy Expression of Interest Form which asks for details of yourself and the lifestyle you are able to offer a puppy.
Once we have received your completed form the next step would be to arrange a WhatsApp Video Call at a mutually convenient time for a really informal chat which will give us the opportunity to meet albeit remotely.
At this stage we can discuss in more detail your requirements and preferences in respect of a potential puppy. It will also give you the opportunity to ask me any questions that you will inevitably have and vice versa. It will also allow you to meet our girls and see the environment in which they are raised.
Please note this method of video call is a requirement at Nook on Lyne Labradors. We believe this is the only way a potential puppy owner can make an informed decision on whether we are the right breeder of their next puppy. It also allows us to be happy that we have carried out necessary due diligence in order to place puppies in the best possible homes.
Once you have confirmed that Nook on Lyne Labradors are your breeders of choice then a timescale needs to be established for a new puppy to join your family. You will then be added onto your chosen waiting list depending on your own preferences and pre-arranged commitments. I can promise you that a responsibly and ethically bred puppy is absolutely worth waiting for.
Once you have been placed on one of our waiting lists you will receive regular updates on the progress of that particular mating. Once the puppies are born we will be in regular contact with you via WhatsApp Video Calls together with photos and videos, this will allow you to be part of the journey of watching the puppies grow and develop over the next 8 weeks.
We pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive, bespoke personal service to our new puppy owners from their initial contact with us through to giving a lifetime of advice and support once a puppy is welcomed into their new home and family.
By following this process, we are able to demonstrate the level of care that Nook on Lyne Labradors have put into breeding puppies with the best chance of being happy and healthy and ensuring the best outcome for a Puppy’s future.