We are located in rural scenery near Lockerbie, South West Scotland. Our labradors are mostly show-bred, although there are a few trial-bred and half-show/half-trial. We pick up on a few shoots during the winter as well as taking part in the odd working test now and then. Nearly all of the adult show dogs bred here have their stud book numbers, making them qualified for Crufts for life.
I am proud to have bred two full Champion chocolates - the first of which was the first ever Scottish chocolate show champion who then became the first full UK champion chocolate for over 35 years after gaining her SGWC - as well as other CC and RCC winners, all chocolate. Many of our dogs have gained their Show Gundog Working Certificate on game, or their Gundog Working Certificate or working test awards, proving that chocolates can have brains and ability as well as looks!
All our dogs are health tested before breeding from them - hips, elbows, eyes and DNA tests. I take account of health, type and temperament when breeding and my aim is to produce good looking, biddable labradors capable of doing the job they were designed for - a multi-purpose labrador. As nearly all our puppies go as family pets, our aim is to try to ensure that when they do go to their new families they go as happy, healthy, well-socialised, sensible puppies, well used to children and the other dogs.
We have a team of stud dogs in black and chocolate - all championship show winners - available to health tested bitches; feel free to call for a chat about using any of the boys or for advice in how to go about breeding a litter from your bitch.
I am an inspected Kennel Club Assured Breeder, having joined the scheme just after its inception. I am also a member of various labrador clubs; on the committee of Northumberland & Durham Labrador Club and I am on the Labrador Breed Council 'B' list of judges.