Alot of time and care goes into planning a breeding. We have to make sure our dam is healthy and still able to have a litter. We have to select a male that is healthy and has his health clearances. Once we have done that we also are looking for basic Labrador Retriever traits like ability to work and hunt. The sire for our 2019 litter, Born to Hunt Gator Man, met all our criteria. So on Monday we had an x-ray, and it looks like this time next week there might be 10 new chocolate clan members.:D (I can only see 9, Sarah saw 11, and the vet says 10!)
For me the next week will be one of waiting anxiously to see that Maggie stays healthy and each of the pups has a chance at survival. Nothing is guaranteed, but I have the vet on speed dial in case we need some help!