All In The Family

Growth in a business is a good thing, and business here at Red Barn Ranch and Labradors, LLC, is growing at a steady rate. Keeping up with day to day communications, especially puppy inquiries, has been challenging. With the interest in our breeding program at an all time high, we came to the decision to hire and Executive Assistant. Our search for an assistant didn’t take us far, and we are pleased to announce that our lovely daughter-in-law, Keryn, is joining the RBRandL Team.

Growing up, Keryn’s family always had a canine companion, and that makes it all the more special for her that she will be helping others find their perfect family fit in a Labrador from Red Barn Ranch and Labradors, LLC.

Keryn’s professional experiences have proven her to have a particular gift for customer service and communications. She even received three consecutive yearly awards for said services. We have no doubt that Keryn will continue raising the bar in her service to our customers.

Keryn never hesitates to jump in here on the farm, be it Labradors, sheep, or cattle. And Keryn and her husband, Chris, Jr., have taken over raising chickens. All of this while raising our grandson!

We truly are a family owned and operated business.

Pregnancy Confirmed

An ultrasound performed by Dr. Grayson Wallace of North Oatlands Animal Hospital confirmed Annie’s pregnancy. Annie’s ‘whelping window’ is from May 17th – 19th. We are very excited about this J.B. x Annie litter.

This litter is SOLD-OUT.

J.B. x Annie

We are anxiously waiting Annie’s ultrasound to confirm puppies.

Our Bolo x Tilly 2018 Litter Has Arrived!

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our most recent litter!

Each breeding here at Red Barn Ranch and Labradors, LLC, is special to us. We take our time researching and selecting stud dogs. When Sandy met Wendy Bonello of Cresthill Kennels a new friendship was forged and we discovered several wonderful stud dogs, with all the qualities and health clearances we look for in a stud dog. After meeting Bolo, CAN/UKC/AKC Ch Von Hausman’s Bowl Me Over JH, Sandy knew he was THE stud we wanted to use for a litter of puppies with Tilly.

Our first Bolo x Tilly litter of puppies was born in May 2016. We were so pleased with those puppies, their health, conformation, and temperaments, we repeated the breeding in 2017, and our second Bolo X Tilly litter was born last October. Once again, we were delighted with the puppies. So, when it came time to plan a fourth and final litter of puppies for Tilly, it was an easy decision.

This is Tilly’s fourth litter, and our third (and final) Bolo x Tilly litter. We have no doubt that these puppies will follow in the paw prints of their older siblings. And, they’ve got big paws to fill!

We present to you, The Excellent Eight! Two yellow females, two black females, and four black males.

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Puppies Coming Soon

About To Pop

Tilly’s puppies will be here soon. Her due date is June 2nd +/- 24-48 hours, though this litter will be delivered via c-section. We have an appointment on 1 June for reverse progesterone testing to determine how close Tilly is to going into labor. If her progesterone is so low that it indicates labor is imminent, we will go ahead with the c-section on Friday. If not, we will return on June 2nd for another progesterone test.

At this point in the pregnancy the puppies are fairly well-developed. They now have fur and we can easily feel and see them moving. It is pretty amazing! Their heartbeats can be heard with a stethoscope too.

We are monitoring Tilly’s temperature a couple of times a day. A temperature drop below 99 degrees is an indication that whelping will begin within 24-hours.

Despite her girth, Tilly is still quite active and enjoys our daily walks. She also remains playful with the other dogs. Tilly also spends a great deal of time napping on the cool tiles on our kitchen floor. She’s resting up the for job to come.

We are excited to welcome another litter of pups to the RBRandL Family.

Understanding the Canine Nomograph

Here at Red Barn Ranch and Labradors we believe that making optimal use of vaccinations is critical to the good health of our puppies, therefore we perform nomographs on our expectant mothers. Using a canine nomograph allows us to better time puppy vaccinations.

A nomograph is a simple blood test that estimates the amount of distemper and parvovirus antibodies passed from a dam to her puppies through her colostrum. The nomograph also helps predict when the puppies are no longer protected by maternal antibodies and when the puppies will be able to respond to distemper and parvo vaccines.

High maternal antibodies in a puppy will neutralize viruses such as distemper and parvo. They will also ‘block vaccines given too early, interfering with immunization. That is why we rely on the canine nomograph.

We use the CAVIDS – Canine Animal Vaccines and Immuno-Diagnostic Service Labratory, located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, in Madison, Wisconsin. Our veterinarian draws the blood and we ship the serum to CAVIDS for testing.

The nomograph we receive is unique to the dam of the litter and is an estimate of the age at which the maternal antibody that this mother passes to her pups will be dissipated and no longer capable of interfering with puppy vaccinations. We provide a copy of the nomograph to each of our puppy homes.

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