The litter listing indicates the date the litter was born, how many pups where whelped, how many were checked, how many were cleared, and the age at which they were checked, as well as the sire and dam of the litter.
The original listings were done in the Labrador Owners Club bulletins. Subsequently, the list was opened up to members of the Labrador Retriever Club of Canada, and to anyone interested in submitting information.
Should you have a Canadian bred or Canadian owned Labrador Retriever that has any or all clearances, and you would like to see the information added to the list, you are welcome to submit your information in the following format:
Name of dog, sex, colour.
Clearance info: Hips: OVC or OFA certification numbers.
Elbows: OVC or OFA certification numbers.
Eyes: CERF number, or ACVO listing with age in months and the year when last cleared.
Windmorgan/Pennhip: information supplied on certificate.
Name of sire. If his clearance information is known, this can be submitted as well.
Name of dam. If her clearances are known, this can be submitted as well.
The above information should be emailed directly to me at: email@example.com.
The new edition should be available by the end of May, 2002.
This list came into being because there is no other source for Canadian clearances. OVC will only release the information on a dog to that dog's owner. The ACVO clearances which are not submitted to CERF, can also only be obtained from the owner.
In recent years, due to accident, or fire, several breeders have lost their original certiifcates and their breeding records. If this information had been "on the list", they could have contacted the certifying bodies and applied for duplicate certificates, knowing the numbers. Other breeders have died, and their records have been destroyed or lost, so no-one can verify any clearances for dogs from these breeders.
The list allows anyone to go through the book and mark the clearances on pedigrees of dogs they own, provided they have been submitted. It can also help do research on a pedigree as the individual dogs are listed alphabetically, and most have their sires and dams shown.
If you would like a copy of this list, please email me directly for more information.