Breeding Program

   

   Breeding Program

The OccuPaws Board of Directors is proud to introduce to you our breeding females. At this time, OccuPaws is in the early stages of developing our own breeding program, so we are also accepting donations of Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd and Standard Poodle puppies that meet our selection criteria for size, health, and temperament. Our minimum standards for all guide dog candidates require that the parents have official OFA Hip and Elbow, Cerf and PRA clearances as well as the pups being EIC non-affected or clear. Cardiac clearances would be an added benefit.

If you would like to donate a young dog or puppy to OccuPaws, please send an email to our Breeding Director. Please note that all donations are tax deductible.

Visit Breeding FAQ for additional information

Callie

Callie (150x150)Neverest Musical Contrast “Callie” CGC

OFA Hips – Good, Elbows – Normal, Cardiac Echo – Clear, Optigen & EIC clear by parentage, Eyes Normal: Link to Health Clearances
Female Yellow Labrador Retriever – Y
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Mallory x Sully ’12)
Raised by: PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Kurt & Kristy of Beloit, WI
                                                      Angela of Beaver Dam, WI
                                                      Sue of Oregon, WI
                                                      Jim & Kristen of Cobb, WI
                                                      Mary of Mazomanie, WI
                                     DOB: June 5, 2012
 
Status: Confirmed pregnant – Due mid-September 2015
Callie is a sweet, spirited girl. She is very social, gets along with everyone, and is a joy to have around. Callie is also the mother of our “A” litter: Aepic, Attar & Aurora.
Callie is confirmed pregnant with her second litter, due mid-September. This litter should produce black and yellow puppies. Some will be available to select pet homes. See litter page for more information.

Trust

Trust (150x150)Neverest Priceless Virtue “Trust” CD BN RX CGC

OFA Hips – Good, Elbows – Normal, Cardiac Echo – Clear, Optigen & EIC clear by parentage, Eyes Normal: Link to Health Clearances
Female Black and Tan Labrador Retriever – By
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Bratchet x Reese ’13)
Raised by: Angela of Beaver Dam, WI
                 PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                                                      Jim & Lacy of Menasha, WI
                                                      Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
                                     DOB: June 10, 2013
 
Status: Awaiting Breeding – Due in season November
Trust is a super sweet and thoughtful girl with a fabulous work ethic. She is training and showing in several dog sports including Obedience, Rally, Agility, Tracking and Hunting.
Trust has passed all of her health clearances and temperament evaluations. She will hopefully have her first litter in Winter 2015. Puppies will be solid yellow and/or solid black depending on stud. Puppies WILL NOT be Black & Tan.

Triumph

PIT Triumph Profile PictureNeverest Little Extra Umph “Triumph” CGC

OFA Hips – Good, Elbows – Normal, Cardiac Echo – Clear, Optigen & EIC clear by parentage, Eyes Normal: Link to Clearances
Female Black Labrador Retriever – Byc
Bred by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI (Emmy x Bear ’13)
Raised by: PawsForward Program – Oshkosh, WI
                 Mike & Desirae of Fox Lake, WI
                                                      Kelsey of Waunakee, WI
                                     DOB: June 24, 2013 
 
Status: Awaiting Breeding – Due in season November
Triumph is incredibly smart and has an unparalleled zest for life. She is training in several dog sports including Obedience, Rally, Agility, Tracking, Conformation and Hunting. Triumph is working towards earning titles to showcase her trainability and versatility.
Triumph has passed all of her health clearances and temperament evaluations. She will hopefully have her first litter in Winter 2015. Puppies will be black, yellow and/or chocolate depending on stud.

Future Breeding Prospects

Future Breeding Prospects

OccuPaws has several future breeding prospects. All of our female Labrador Retrievers with full AKC registration will be evaluated at 16-18 months old for their suitability for our breeding program. Temperament, structure and workability all play a key role in determining which dogs will be the best fit for producing future guide dog puppies.

Bratchet

Breeding Female Bratchet Profile PictureU-CH Neverest German Girl “Bratchet” CGC TDI

OFA Hips-Excellent, Elbows-Normal, Cardiac Echo-Clear, Optigen & EIC Clear by parentage, CERF Clear
Female Black Labrador Retriever – Byc
Owned by: Neverest Labs, Fox Lake, WI & Richards Family, Milwaukee, WI
DOB: January 15, 2011
 

Bratchet’s entire litter went through the OccuPaws’ program. She chose to have puppies instead, but several of her siblings are doing service work. Trust, a puppy from her first and only litter joined our program in August 2013 and is now slated as a breeding dog to hopefully continue this wonderful working line.

Maizy

Breeding Prospect Maizy Profile PictureRidge View Amazing Maizy “Maizy”

OFA Hips-Good, Elbows-Normal, Cardiac Echo-Clear, Optigen & CNM clear by parentage, EIC Clear, Cerf Clear
Female Yellow Labrador Retriever
Owned by: Private Family
DOB: June 2, 2012
 

Maizy is a bold little girl who always wants to be right in the action. Blessing, Bonus & Braille, puppies from her first and only litter joined our program in December 2014.