However breeding a litter is never something that should be undertaken lightly, or with the idea that it is a good way to:
* Definately make some money (You can just as easily have a small litter, with large vets bills and end up with a huge bill not profit)
* Teach the children about the joys of nature (It can be distressing to lose puppies at birth or even days or weeks later – and nature can be very cruel how easy or difficult whelpings can be on a bitch…..)
* Get a ‘chip off the old block’ for certain from a beloved dog (even directly related dogs can be very different from one another)
* Because a bitch *should* have a litter to calm her down (Total old wives tale, it never works and a manic, hectic bitch is NOT a good candidate to be a mother…..She may well reject the puppies and you could have to raise them yourself by hand).
Our Stud Service
With that hopefully taken onboard, we, at Wylanbriar confidently offer a stud service from our boys with 27 years experience of handling our own and others stud dogs, of several breeds, and owned by both extremely experienced, and completely novice breeders/bitch owners, alike.
As a minimum, any bitches coming to the boys will require:
* To be a good tempermented Labrador Retriever. We do *NOT* accept any breeds other than Labrador Retrievers to the boys, except for recognised and official Assistance Dog Litters.
* To be hip scored under the BVA/KC scheme.
* To be Elbow scored under the BVA/KC scheme and the result be ‘0’.
* To be eye tested under the BVA/KC scheme clear and within the last 12 months.
* To be around 2 years of age as a minimum and 7 years of age as a maximum. Bitches having their FIRST litter will *ideally* be between 18/20 months and 4 years of age.
* Other unusual circumstances can be discussed and taken on the situations own merits.
Your first litter will always be a daunting prospect. To assist, we can give you on request, (infact *anyone*, not just those using our boys) a link on our website to an article on mating your girl and all the considerations regarding this. We also hope that we give clear advice on when to bring your girl to the stud dogs, we make the mating as straightforward as possible (and are experienced at getting quite difficult (but blood tested ready to mate) girls mated too….), and we are there every step of the way should you need help and advice. We are always at the end of an email, a phone call or a text to offer friendy and practical help.
All upcoming litters to the boys are placed on our website and we are lucky that our website is widely viewed and many many excellent puppy homes come to you, via us. See our ‘Stud Litters page’ where we list the litters due soon to our Boys.
Important! Should we or you feel your girl is not suited to our dogs, or you seek a different type to those we stand here at stud, we have a wide knowledge of other reputable dogs and kennels that WILL be able to meet your needs more closely so do ask even if we are not quite what you seek if you are finding choosing a stud dog difficult.
A stud service at Wylanbriar consists of you visiting us once your bitch is ready for mating, and we give two ‘good’ matings, ideally 48 hours apart. We do not board bitches here, so you will need, if you wish to use both your matings, to travel back to us two days after the first mating. Many do not USE their second mating if a long distance is to be travelled, and thats fine, but you WILL kick yourself if your girl then, does not concieve.
If your girl does not concieve, a *free return* is offered on your girls next convenient season (to you), with two further matings. We are happy for you to change dogs for your free return should you wish, within our kennel.
We are always happy to give references for our boys, and our service.
Our Stud Dogs
Following on from extremely successful and lovely producing sires retired from stud at Wylanbriar such as Bradawgonn Brigadier at Wylanbriar (Dylan) and Pawcrest Amie’able Star for Wylanbriar (Deeds), we have an exciting kennel of young dogs, all of whom are competed with, and put through as many health tests as we believe are relevent to the breed today. Please see more detail on the boys throughout our website, but especially on ‘The Boys’ pages in the section ‘Our Dogs’.
The Stud Team for 2020/21
Field Trial Winner Isleofman Gorse of Wylanbriar – ‘Callum’
Black carrying Yellow – So if mated to a Black carrying yellow will produce black and yellow pupppies.
If mated to a yellow will produce black and yellow puppies.
If mated to a black who DOESN’T carry yellow will produce all black puppies.
If mated to a chocolate carrying yellow will produce black and yellow puppies.
If mated to a chocolate NOT carrying yellow, will produce all black puppies.
Callum is all field trial bred: OFTW Westmacott Gaelic x Isleofman Dasher
His type is of a substantially and correctly built working dog of compact frame.
His page on our website with further pedigree information is here: http://www.wylanbriar.com/our-dogs/the-wylanbriar-boys/callum/
Callum is a gorgeous happy character – beautiful temperament. He is trainable, brave and bold and is developing into a fantastic companion and an excellent gamefinder out picking up. Callum won a Novice Field trial November 2019, and has other field trial awards this season too.
Hips: 5:3, Elbows: 0:0, Current Clear Eye Certificate, CNM: Clear, Optigen: Clear. SD2: Clear, EIC: Clear.
Callum is a proven sire. His stud fee is £700 from 1st January 2020.
Highholts Extraordinary at Wylanbriar – Rufus.
Chocolate not carrying yellow – So if mated to ANY chocolate will produce all chocolate puppies.
If mated to a black who carries chocolate nature says should produce around 50/50 black and chocolate puppies.
If mated to a black who does NOT carry chocolate or yellow will produce all black puppies.
Rufus is bred: Pechasi Hazlenut of Fallowfen x Highholts Chocolate Lady Cynthia. So he is a mix of show and working lines. His type is of a substantially and correctly built working dog rather than a heavy showbred dog. Rufus has type and substance but is fit and GENUINELY fit and athletic. He is picking up with the team this season enthusiastically
Rufus will only be avilable at stud to bitches who are DNA Clear tested or Clear by Parentage for EIC. This is a quick and simple proceedure, please do ask us for details if you would like to use him.
Rufus is a proven sire. His stud fee is £700 from 1st January 2020.
Field Trial Winner – Never Disarray at Wylanbriar – Ray.
Black carrying Yellow – So if mated to a black bitch carrying yellow will produce black and yellow puppies. If mated to a yellow bitch will produce black and yellow puppies. If mated to a black bitch who does NOT carry yellow will produce all black puppies, and if mated to a chocolate bitch will produce all black puppies.
Ray is: FTW (Field Trial) Wylanbriar Wierd Fish x Bramble Ramble Pippa – So he is 75% Working bred / 25% Showbred. His type is of a well muscled, good height and very masculine working bred dog, with strength and scope but is just slightly more substantial than your all working bred dog, with a slightly broader head and some very nice physcial qualities indeed.
Hips: 7:3, Elbows: 0:0, Current Clear Eye Certificate, CNM: Clear, Optigen: Clear, EIC: Clear, SD2: Clear.
Ray is a proven sire. His stud fee is £700 from 1st January 2020.
Ray has attained his Kennel Club Stud Book Number: 3434CZ
Jenberry Rock Star of Wylanbriar – ‘Rocks’
Black carrying Yellow and chocolate – The colour combinations are endless. Basically he can and will produce all three colours to a bitch who is also capable of that.
He can produce chocolate to a bitch who can also produce it.
He can produce yellow to a bitch that can also produce it.
Rocks is half show bred and half field trial bred: FTW Isleofman Gorse of Wylanbriar x Lillie’s Chocolate Orange
His type is of a beautifully made, well built strong working looking dog, with a beautiful head. Nothing heavy or overdone about him in any way.
His page on our website with further pedigree information is here:
Rocks is a beautiful dog with a heart of gold. He is strongly built, powerful but gentle, calm and just wants to please! He is the easiest possible dog to live with and train. He is quiet, sociable but loyal and adoring. I have big hopes that he will compete at some point and certainly be a regular part of our picking up team next winter 20/21.
Hips: 6:5, Elbows: 0:0, Current Clear Eye Certificate, CNM: Clear, Optigen: Clear. SD2: Clear, EIC: Clear.
Rocks is a proven sire. His stud fee is £700. He is now confidently offered at stud.
If interested, drop us an email or text to discuss or give us a call.
Contact: Diana Stevens
Balcombe, West Sussex
(Just off the A23 near Haywards Heath)