"A typical Labrador looks like a Labrador and nothing else. If he reminds
you of any other breed he is not typical." Mary Roslin Williams
We are a small hobby kennel and our dogs all live in and are part of the family. We show and work our dogs and we only breed when we want a dog to continue our line. We care very much about the breed and aim to breed Labradors that conform to the breed standard, are cabable of working and most importantly - that they are healthy and have superb temperaments.
We show our dogs at Open and Championship shows throughout the year and we work them during the winter. My husband Andrew often shows the dogs if I am picking up on a shoot. We can usually be found at Crufts most years, either in the breed ring or the BASC gamekeepers ring. All our dogs enjoy gundog training and we have just finished our fourth season picking up on a shoot near Newbury (2014) with Bailey and Megan. Two of our Labradors have been Pets as Therapy dogs and all our older dogs have passed the KC Bronze, Silver and Gold Good Citizen Dog Scheme awards. Megan has passed the Gundog Club Retriever test Grade 1 with a Distinction and we are very proud to announce that two of Bailey's offspring have gone to Canine Partners to be trained as an assistance dogs.
We are Kennel Club Assured breeders and adhere fully to the scheme requirements. All our dogs are fully health tested and as well as hip + elbow scoring and yearly eye testing, we also test for EIC, CNM and PRA, ensuring our dogs and any puppies we breed will never be affected by these conditions. Our stud dog Bailey is also clear of HNPK. We like to keep in touch with our puppy buyers and many have become lifelong friends. When our older dogs are retired from breeding. showing or working, they are spayed / castrated and enjoy the rest of their days with us, relaxing and chilling out on the sofa. They can often be seen smirking as the younger dog goes out in the freezing cold, pouring rain to do a days picking up! :-)
I am a member of the following:
The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme
The Labrador Retriever Club
The Midland Counties Labrador Retriever Club
The Cotswold & Wyevern Labrador Retriever Club
The West of England Labrador Retriever Club
The National Organisation of Beaters and Pickers up
I am on the C-List for Labrador Judges with the Labrador Breed Council and I also enjoy helping out (stewarding and dummy throwing) at working tests run by the Cotswold and Wyvern Labrador Retriever Club. I completed my KC Hands on Assessment in 2006 and have attended many Breed specific seminars over the years. I am also a fully qualified dog trainer (ADTB) and Microchip implanter.
We welcome visitors by appointment please. We are happy to offer advice on any aspect of the breed and if for any reason we don't know something, we will know someone that will. :-)
Tracey J Parker