Lacote August Oak
Sire: Chablais Pierre Imp Can
Dam: Lacote the Star Miley
Was sired by Chablais Pierre Imp Can, Pierre is a Canadian import from the well celebrated Chablais kennel. Both his parents are American and Canadian Champions as well as his litter brother, Chablais Cornelius. His sire was also the best of breed at the LRC of the Potomac in 2008, the largest Labrador specialty in the world. Lacote August Oak's Dam: Lacote The Star Miley who in turn is by Am ch, Can ch , Cn Ch Chablais John Kaffe Imp Can and out of Croftsway Blackberry .
Chablais John Kaffe Imp Can is the most titled chocolate labrador retriever in history .A multiple best in specialty show champion, titled in The USA, Canada and China. The only Labrador of this colour to have been awarded the Best Of Breed at the largest Labrador specialty show in the world - The LRC of The Potomac,at which Johnny went Best in Show over 77 American champions, and an entry of 1244 Labradors ! One of most decorated chocolate Labrador of the modern era boasting a phenomenal show record. Johnny has lived in Canada (Chablais Labradors), China (Yong Feng Labradors) and Europe (Harmony Labradors) and will now Sydney, Australia.
We Chose Lacote August Oak as a foundation bitch at Arroser Labrador Retrievers on her excellent labrador retriever quality's. She is a dazzlingly incredible deep chocolate colour. Lacote August Oak has a broad and beautiful head from which an intelligent and kindly expression shines out. Her best feature must be her stifle which is deep and strong . Or perhaps her topline which is superbly level. She also sports an excellent spring of rib, strong excellent hind quarters, double coat and otter tail, August can really move with an incredible drive and reach. She is a Labrador Retriever bitch to be deeply proud of. She has produced some very special pups for us.
More about Breed standards from Wikipedia
Official breed standards
There is a great deal of variety among Labradors. The following characteristics are typical of the conformation show bred (bench-bred) lines of this breed in the United States, and are based on the American Kennel Club standard. Significant differences between UK and US standards are noted.
- Coat: The Lab's coat should be short and dense, but not wiry. The coat is water-resistant, so the dog does not get cold when taking to water in the winter. That means that the dog naturally has a slightly dry, oily coat. Acceptable colours are black, yellow, and chocolate.
- Head: The head should be broad with slightly pronounced eyebrows. The eyes should be kind and expressive. The ears should hang close to the head and set slightly above the eyes.
- Jaws: The jaws should be strong and powerful. The muzzle should be of medium length, and should not be too tapered. The jaws should hang slightly and curve gracefully back.
- Body: The body should have a powerful and muscular build.
- Size: Labradors are a relatively large breed. They should be as long from the withers to the base of the tail as they are from the floor to the withers. Males should stand 22.5 to 24.5 inches (57 to 62 cm) tall at the withers and weight 65 to 80 lb (29 to 36 kg). Females should stand 21.5 to 23.5 inches (55 to 60 cm) and weigh 55 to 70 lb (25 to 32 kg). By comparison under UK Kennel Club standards, height should be 22 to 22.5 inches (56 to 57 cm) for males, and 21.5 to 22 inches (55 to 56 cm) for females.
The tail and coat are designated "distinctive [or distinguishing] features" of the Labrador by both the Kennel Club and AKC. The AKC adds that "true Labrador Retriever temperament is as much a hallmark of the breed as the 'otter' tail."