Best Kept Labs Special Agent - AKA: Ziva

Ziva – RN, RA, RE, DS, CGC

BEST KEPT LABS SPECIAL AGENT, AKC Rally Novice, Advance, Excellent, Dock Diving Senior, Dock Diving Senior Advance, Trick Dog Novice, Intermediate, Advance, Canine Good Citizen aka Ziva is first generation from our very own Annie and Koko. She earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen Title on 1 August 2013 at 8 months old. She was in her first AKC Rally Obedience event 17 November 2013. She earned her Title on her 1st birthday!

Meet Ziva & His Accomplishments

AKC Rally Advanced Title earned on 28 March 2015
Clayton NY 2013 Dock Dog Competition. For a 7 month old pup who has never been in any kind of a competition, I am very proud of Ziva's jumps. Next year I know she will top this years jumps! Thank you to my friend Linda who took this phenominal photo of my flying ZIVA.
Our precious momma, Ziva.
UKC Show Locke, NY 2014
Mom got me a new pool! She says I have to share it though! 🙁
AKC Dock Diving Senior Advance Title and Invitation to the 2020 AKC/NADD National Champtionships
ZIVA earns her AKC Rally Novice (RN) Title
LOVES THE WATER is an understatement for Ziva!

Ziva's Health Testing Results

The Best Kept Labs Kennel is pleased to announce ZIVA has successfully completed the last of our required tests.

This canine’s DNA showed the following genotype(s):
Disease Interpretation
Centronuclear myopathy – NORMAL
Congenital macrothrombocytopenia – NORMAL
Cystinuria (Labrador Retriever type) – NORMAL
Degenerative Myelopathy – NORMAL
Elliptocytosis – NORMAL
Exercise-induced collapse – NORMAL
Hereditary nasal parakeratosis – NORMAL
Hyperuricosuria – NORMAL
Myotubular myopathy 1 – NORMAL
Narcolepsy (Labrador Retriever type) – NORMAL
Progressive retinal atrophy, Cone-rod dystrophy 4 – NORMAL
Progressive retinal atrophy, Progressive rod-cone degeneration – NORMAL
Pyruvate kinase deficiency (Labrador Retriever type) – NORMAL
Retinal dysplasia/Oculoskeletal dysplasia 1 – NORMAL
Skeletal dysplasia 2 – NORMAL

Her father is a carrier for EIC-Exercise Induced Collapse. ZIVA is also a CARRIER for EIC. It is very important to know this information before breeding as about 25% of a litter whose parents are both carriers will produce puppies that are affected by these diseases.

At Best Kept Labs, we do not want to produce puppies with diseases. This is why Genetic Health Testing through Paw Print Genetics is our First Priority. Take a minute to look at the Paw Print Genetics website. Genetic diseases should be taken very seriously. There is a wealth of information here. No matter who you choose to get your new fur baby from, INSIST on the parents having been tested for the diseases listed on the Labrador Panels.


MARCH 2012 & 2015-Canine Eye Registry Foundation-Called CERF is NORMAL.

Ziva’s PENNHIP Rating is 80%. That means of the 24,000 dogs in the PennHip database at the time of her testing, her hips were rated better than 80% of them.