hello all, after working at a breeders of cocker spaniels, I have quickly learned alot about breeding dogs in the short time ive been there. I've spoken to my boss about studding my labrador out, but wondered everyone elses opinions. He is 8 and a half years old, but still full of energy like he is still a pup, still very agile and boisterous at times. He has the best temperament around kids, cats and visitors. Yet he still knows he must protect the house, although I am sure he would never attack a person at all. He is KC registered and we paid quite a lot of money for him and it would be a shame not to see what he could produce. His mother was a beautiful golden bitch and his father was a chunky black stud dog. However my Buddy is almost pure white, with golden ears and a strip along his back, one of the most gorgeous labradors I've seen. I am assuming because of the colour of his parents, he has their genes so may produce their colours too? I've googled information about studding and am looking to get him hip and elbow scored if I choose to go ahead with the studding. He is very much a ladies man and I feel as though this may be a good thing for him, however I'm worried about his age and whether he would be able to perform to he best of his ability. I would love to hear your opinions, Many thanks Abbie.