The function of Dewclaws

Why G&L Southern Bred Labradors do not remove dewclaws. Front dewclaws are typically removed by a vet at or about 3-5 days of age, because they are believed to be a non-functional digit that poses an unnecessary risk of being injured. In standing, the front dewclaw may not appear to be functional because it does […]

What we test for:

Exercise-induced collapse (EIC)  Genetic disorder that causes dogs to collapse after a period of intense exercise. Primarily affects sporting dogs.   Progressive Retinal Atrophy, progressive ROD-cone degeneration (PRA-PRDC) A degeneration of both Rod and Cone type photo-receptor cells of the Retina, which are very important for vision in dim and bright light.   Centro-nuclear Myopathy […]

Questions We Might Ask You…

What made you want a labrador? What made you want to buy from G&L? How did you hear about G&L? Where do you work? Are you married? Do you have kids? If so how old? Have you ever owned a Labrador? Do you have other dogs now? Do you want a male? or female? why? […]

Deadly Plants That Might Be In Your Backyard

Sago Palm, Daffodil, Tomato Plant, Baby’s Breath, Aloe Veks, Milkweed, Ivy, Castor Bean, Amaryllis, Azalea, Gladiola, Chrysanthemum, American Holly, Oleander, Begonia. These are just some plants your dog should stay away from. Always check with an expert. If your dog does ingest these, your dog will need to see a veterinarian immediately.  

First Aid Kit Materials

Some don’t think about making a first aid kit for their dog. When and If an emergency stricks you will be happy you have one on hand: These are some supplies we have in our kit: Bandages Scissors Eye Wash Water Hydrogen peroxide Soap Tape Snake venom set Benedryl Saline flush syringes Various medications for […]

Snake School at The DeLoach Farm

Hosted by G&L Southern Bred Labradors LLC On Tuesday April 30th, 2019, we held a Snake Aversion Training class for dogs. We had eight of our own and invited many friends who brought their dogs for the class. Our dogs are family and we love and care for them deeply therefore we want to protect […]

Beware of Asphalt

Labs need activity and exercise but during those hot months take walks early in the morning or late evening. The heat can be just as uncomfortable for your dog as it is for you! Remember that hot asphalt can burn the pads of your dogs paws and it can be very painful. Rule of Thumb: […]

Hot Car Safety

Our dogs love to go for rides in the car- keep in mind that this fun activity for them can be deadly if left in the hot car. Temperatures in a car can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. Example: On a day where it is 85 degrees outside, the temperature inside a car with the […]

Finding a Breeder

We think the most important thing is to get to know your breeder. Ask lots of questions! Don’t be shocked when the breeder asks you a lot of questions also. After all, they did love your fur baby first. Some things to keep in mind: Ask to see the kennels where the dogs are kept. […]

White Lab Questions

Is a white lab albino? No, a white lab is a light colored version of a yellow lab. Our labs are bred for dark pigmentation. Are they American or English? Our white labs are English. How do American and English labs differ? They actually are different in their look and personalities. A few ways that […]