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Nook On Lyne Labradors
Nook On Lyne Pure Bred Labrador Breeders in Cumbria

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 18 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.

 
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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.

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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 Cumberland Council and our license number is M008665.

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 are currently studying towards the only nationally recognised Ofqual regulated Level 3 Diploma in Canine nutrition. We are in the latter stages of completing the course with a final submission of a Literature Review on how the Microbiome (gut health) can affect the behaviour in Dogs.

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, Canine Body Language together with understanding the environmental factors that can increase the occurrence of Hip and Elbow Dysplasia in dogs are next on our list.

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Recent Projects

Diesel our Stud Dog has successfully passed his assessment to become a blood donor for the charity Pet Blood Bank UK where every unit of blood can save up to 4 lives. He has now started to give blood at donation sessions.

Xabi has successfully passed his assessment by Pets As Therapy (PAT) which is a national charity that enhances the health and wellbeing of thousands of people in communities across the UK. We will be volunteering by visiting establishments such as care homes, hospitals hospices and schools to hopefully bring a smile to many faces. We have also now been approached to consider becoming an assessor for Pets As Therapy.

We were asked to take part in a podcast highlighting what is involved in raising a litter responsibly. We are also working on a further podcast collaborating with various pet professionals in order to highlight the importance of responsible and ethical breeding together with ensuring high standards of health and welfare.

We were asked to participate in a research study by a PHD student at Queen Mary University of London. The study is intended to provide robust research into the concerns and challenges within the dog breeding industry. The potential impact of this study is to make informed suggestions to Government for legal reform relating to poor practice and to increase the standard of health and welfare within this field to protect dogs and puppies.

We are proud to be a Generation Pup Champion. This is the most comprehensive study into dog health and welfare run by researchers at the Dogs Trust. This research is essential to better understand the environmental factors that contribute to health and behaviour conditions which impact on the well-being of our dogs.