LABRADOR RETRIEVER BREEDERS OF MERIT

Labradors have a reputation as a very even-tempered breed and an excellent family dog. This includes a good reputation with children of all ages and other animals. Their fun-loving boisterousness and lack of fear may require training and firm handling at times to ensure it does not get out of hand—an uncontrolled adult can be quite problematic. Females may be slightly more independent than males. Labradors mature at around three years of age; before this time they can have a significant degree of puppy-like energy, often mislabelled as being hyperactive.  Because of their enthusiasm, leash training early on is suggested to prevent pulling when full-grown. Labradors often enjoy retrieving a ball endlessly (often obsessively) and other forms of activities.

Although they will sometimes bark at noise, especially noise from an unseen source, Labradors are usually not noisy or territorial. They are often very easygoing and trusting with strangers and therefore are not usually suitable as guard dogs.

In the early years of the breed through to the mid-20th century, Labradors of a shade we would now call “yellow” were in fact a dark, almost butterscotch, colour (visiblein early yellow Labrador photographs). The shade was known as “Golden” until required to be changed by the UK Kennel Club, on the grounds that “Gold” was not
actually a colour. Over the 20th century a preference for far lighter shades of yellow through to cream prevailed, until today most yellow Labradors are of this shade. Also fawn has been a common colour in the yellow lab variety. Interest in the darker shades of gold and fox red were re-established by English breeders in the 1980s, and three dogs were instrumental in this change: Balrion King Frost (black, born c. 1976) who consistently sired “very dark yellow” offspring and is credited as having “the biggest influence in the re-development of the fox red shade”, and
his great-grandson, the likewise famous Wynfaul Tabasco (b. 1986), described as “the father of the modern fox red Labrador”, and the only modern fox red Show Champion in the UK. Other dogs, such as Red Alert and Scrimshaw Placido Flamingo, are also credited with passing on the genes into more than one renowned bloodline.

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.

BUYER BEWARE

Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Labrador Retriever Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.

AUSTRALIA

NSW, Coffs Harbour/Grafton: kENNEL “ROSEBIRD”: Nerrida Scott: Phone +0266494860
NSW, Theresa Park: KENNEL “GUNNISLAKE”: Hugh Gent OAM & Elizabeth Gent: PHONE +02 46512496
NSW, Repton/Coffs Harbour: KENNEL “KOBELCO”: Kelly Flemming: PHONE +0487183225
QLD, Boronia Heights: Kennel “BOOROOMGAI”:Mrs. Ellen Gale: Phone +0447477097
QLD, Ipswich : KENNEL “ADORALAB”: Tom Fawcett: PHONE +07-3294 8356
QLD, GOLD COAST: kENNEL “LABRADDELL”: Wilhelm Chang: PHONE +0409227674
VIC. Northern Victoria: kENNEL “rOSEBIRD”:”Pam Gregg: Phone +0266494860
VIC, Bacchus Marsh: KENNEL “ZENCHEL”: Sylvia Power: PHONE + 03 9746 1292

BELGIUM

Lessines ; Blacksugar Grard Denis +32 (0) 68 33 53 24 blacksugarlabs@gmail.com

CANADA

AB , Calgary; lABRALAYNE Alayne Madill +403 202 5114 alayne@labralyane.com
AB , Edmonton; Eagertrieves Jolene Lingnau +(780) 361 0290 labs@eagertrieve.com
AB , Edmonton; Beaumark’s Dorothy & Darryl Havrelock beaumarklabs@shaw.ca
NB , Wileville; Wildbrook Nancy & Gerald Dagley +902 543 6266 gndagley@ns.sympatico.ca
NE , Vermont; Riveron Danny & Maureen Lemay +819 842 1559 danny.lemay@hotmail.com
NL , Mt. Pearl; LandnSea Imelda McDonald & Tony Moores +709 745 5082 landnsealabs@nl.rogers.com
NS , Yarmouth; Doukare Scott & Karen Doucette 902 742 5461 doukarelabradors@yahoo.ca

ICELAND

Reykjanesboer ;  Draumalands Hildur M. Jonsdottir & Eypor Runar Porarinsson +354 4217 668 draumalandslabradors@gmail.com

POLAND

SOPOT ; Bella Mare Sonia Czajor Mobile +48 509 925 385 bellamare@wp.pl

BAHAMAS

FREEPORT ; Naiad Beth Hatfield naiad@coralwave.com Atlantic Labrador Retriever Club

UNITED KINGDOM

BEDFORDSHIRE, STUDHAM; KENNEL “GOTHLEED”; BILL & CHRIS KEMPSON; PHONE; + 01582 873233.
BERKSHIRE, SLOUGH; KENNEL “LULUKELLA”; Mr R & Mrs Y Goodman; PHONE; +01628663397; & + 07920005074.
CARMARTHENSHIRE, LLANYBYDDER; KENNEL “Rowanbrow”; CoLin and Rowena Brown; PHONE; +01570 481386.
CHESHIRE, CHESTER; KENNEL “HARROP”; Mrs M Greenwood; PHONE; +01513785432 & +07905617042.
CHESHIRE, MACCLESFIELD; KENNEL “MAXFIELD”; Mr Stephen & Mrs Lynn O’Brien; PHONE; +01625 429651. & +07535892137
CLEVELAND, MIDDLESBROUGH; KENNEL “MARRONOIR”; JOAN MCDONALD; PHONE; +01642 320395.
CONWY, ABERGELE; KENNEL “Cambrin”; PAAUL MARTIN: PHONE; +01745 361368.
CORNWALL ; Oakglen Geoff and Cathy Hatfield +01209 831 757 oakglenlabradors@btinternet.com
CORNWALL, TRURO: KENNEL “SOUTHRIDGE”; Mr P & Mrs E M Davey; PHONE; +01872 501845. & + 07720250026.
DERBYSHIRE, CHESTERFIELD; KENNEL “BREAKERSWELL”; DAWN SEWELL: ‘HONE; +01246 859870 & +07708248478.
DEVON, TIVERTON; KENNEL “CHAMPLES”; SAMANTHA NEWSTEAD; PHONE; +01884 881553.
ESSEX, DUNMOW; KENNEL “GALLYBOB”; SHELAGH WALTON: PHONE; +07833143782
ESSEX, COLCHESTER; KENNEL “BAILEYDALE”; Mr A, Mrs J & Miss K MetcaLfe; PHONE; +01206 212630
GLOUCESTERSHIRE, NEWENT; KENNEL “Streamanda”; Mrs A J Stewart; PHONE; +07581 784473
GWYNEDD, Cricieth KENNEL “DOLWEN”; MR. a. & MRS. S.W. ELLIS; PHONE: +01766 522785.
HAMPSHIRE, SOUTHAMPTON; KENNEL “Chadfrith”; Mr. F. & Mrs. J.M. Autey; PHONE; +02380663781.
KENT ; Sanglier Mr. Colin Hinkley +01580 879 230 puppies@sanglierchocolatelabradors.co.uk
KENT,CUDHAM; KENNEL “Rossclyde”; Rob & Linda Saunders; PHONE; +01689 850783. ROSSCLYDE@MSN.COM
LANARKSHIRE, CARLUKE; KENNEL “REWARI”; MRS. M. GARDNER; PHONE; +01555751258. & + 07808970354.
LANARKSHIRE, WISHAW; KENNEL “Perchypond”; Steven & Joanne Whiteford; PHONE; +07793 287828.
LINCOLNSHIRE, S’alding; kennel “Saranden2”: Mr & Mrs McLeLan; PHONE; +01406 331295 & +07786 030435; saranden@yahoo.co.uk
NORTHANTS, NORTHAMPTON; KENNEL “Gaytonwood”; Dawn and Andy Rose; PHONE; +01604 832094 & +07773947471.
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, SELSTON; KENNEL “HEADMANDLY”; Mrs Mandy Lee Head; PHONE; +01773 779877 & +07534 266361
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ; Amberstope Mr. L. D. & Mrs. J. A. Neal +01777 710374 amberstopelabradors@hotmail.com
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NEWARK; KENNEL “KEYDELLA”; MRS I M KEY; PHONE; +0163 812892. redLandsfarm@yahoo.co.uk
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NEWARK; KENNEL”sTEELEIGH”; LEIGH LESLEY; PHONE;+01400281214 & +07950936791.
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NEWARK; KENNEL “THORPEWILLOW”; MRS SJE & MR AG THORPE; PHONE; +07971881818. EmaiL; THORPEWILLOWLABRADORS@HOTMAIL.CO.UK
SOMERSET, Cannington; KENNEL “DONAMICK”; Mr MichaeL WiLcox; PHONE; +01278 651099.
STAFFORDSHIRE ; Braithwell Mrs. V. L. Green +01782 533 207 valgreen61@gmail.com
STAFFORDSHIRE, BURTON-ON-TRENT; KENNEL “SUTTONPARK”; MICHAEL & JUDI NEACHELL; PHONE; +01283 790434
SUFFOLK, BUJRY ST. EDMUNDS; KENNEL “Courtrose”; MichaeL and Jane Wojcik; PHONE; +01284 388129.
SURREY, GODALMING; KENNEL “RAMALLEY”; Mrs. C. A. Cox; PHONE; +01428 684713.
SWANSEA ; Arghishalee Sue White +01792 899 792 sue@arghishalee.co.uk
WARWICKSHIRE, WARWICK; KENNEL “NAIKEN”; Mrs. J Hodge; PHONE; +01926 843114; jackiesidai@btinternet.com
WARWICKSHIRE, WARWICK; KENNEL “Wedgnock” Steve Richardson; PHONE; +07808 911015; steve@adventuresport.co.uk
WEST LOTHIAN, Winchburgh; KENNEL “Crammondkirk”; Louise Lewis; PHONE; +01506 890691. & +07923 103793
WILTSHIRE, BRADFORD-ON-AVON; KENNEL “MEADOWLEIGH”; Anne & Martin Hoban; PHONE; +01225 866669. & + 07986 042570.
WILTSHIRE, MELKSHAM; KENNEL “AQUADELL”; Mrs Ann Cary; PHONE; +01225 793614. EMAIL; gjcary2002@yahoo.co.uk
YORKSHIRE, BARNSLEY; KEDNNEL “BENELDYS”; Geoff & Chris CuLLey; PHONE; +07531283601 & + 07531 283601
YORKSHIRE, YORK; KENNEL “Cardueae”; Rebecca ThistLe; PHONE; +01423339736. & + 07528240224.
YORKSHIRE, Doncaster; KENNEL “LAKEMEADOW”; Mrs. Jenny Dobson; PHONE; +07887 840723
YORKSHIRE, DONCASTER; KENNEL “FRAMELLE”; Mr Frank Hutchinson; PHONE; +01302752954 & +07789336602.
YORKSHIRE, DONCASTER; KENNEL “ROCHEBY”; AVID AND MARION HOPKINSON; PHONE; +01302742791./ & +07795596494.
YORKSHIRE, HUDDERSFIELD; KENNEL “DAKROSS”; Caron Morton & Paul Howard: PHONE; +01484 666591 & +07976661878

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

AZ , Phoenix; Ricochet Tamra & Bill Tasche +602 741 4185 info@ricochetlabradors.com
CA , Los Angeles; Western Joe and Robin Mata +661 274 9101 lovemylabs@adelphia.net
IA; KENNEL “HONORBRIGHT”; PAT KROLL; PHONE; +563) 677-2265
IA; KENNEL “CHARM”; CHARLENE & JEROME MOSER; PHONE; +(563) 255-2561
ID , Coeur d’Alene; Blue Knight Dan and Dian Welle +661 917 2441
IL; KENNEL “Anthem”; Mark and Ann Garmon; +(815) 943-6325
IL. LAKE FOREST; KENNEL “BELLAMIES”; LISA LEHMANN; LWLEHMANN@HOTMAIL.COM
IL; KENNEL “CEDAR SPRINGS” Mary J. Herburger; PHONE; +(815) 747-6200
IL; KENNEL “CLEARWATER”;Lara NieckuLa; PNONE; +708 743 8469
IL; KENNEL “FAST JET”; Linda Brown; ‘HONE; +(309) 235-7497
IL; KENNEL “FROSTY RIVER”; Este Jones; PHONE; +(708) 425-8751; EmaiL: estejones@MSN.com
IL; KENNEL “LAZY M”; Stu & Maureen McNames; PHONE; +(815) 968-2905.
MD , Mt. Airy; Belquest Vicky Creamer belquestkennel@aol.com
NY , Fonda; Startops Jen Harmon +(908) 230 2912 blkdgtrkg@yahoo.com
PA , York; Rambo Run Jeff Moore +(410) 299 8902 ramborunfarm@gmail.com
WI, KANSASVILLE”; KENNEL “CHESTNUT HILL”; Donna Thate; PHONE; +(262) 878-1203.
WI; KENNEL “HOFFMANNS”; Ruth and Randy Hoffmann; PHONE: +(262) 634-3720
WI; KENNEL “WINDY KNOLL”; Margaret A. Drake. PHONE; +(262) 835-4858