All our labs are house dogs enjoying being under foot, with a chew toy or ball or just napping in a cozy spot.
We're involved in Obedience, Rally and Breed competition. Our girls have OFA hips and elbows, Cardiologist Echo heart exams, annual CERF exams, Optigen and EIC statuses.
The one thing about labs is that they love to both work and smooze! Take a few minutes to visit with our girls and don't forget the dog biscuits!
John Keeler Jr. and Gretchen Pinkel
We do have some sad news to pass along. Our girl Emma passed in February '16, just shy of her 13th birthday. Emma was a very special girl and is missed - she will live on in our hearts and memories. We also said good bye to our lovely Tara in May '16. There are some dogs that are heart dogs and she was one - I miss her in her usual location - under my feet as I sit here and update the website. As hard as it is to say good bye I wouldn't miss the life journey that we've had with each and everyone of 'our girls'.
But 2016 did bring some wonderful news to share - a new addition to our labrador family! Via Diane Pilbin and Chucklebrook Labradors we now have a lovely chocolate girl:
Chucklebrook Ramble Tamble at Kee-Pin "Tamby"
2015 was a very fun packed year! Chewie earned her RAE title this spring at the Pioneer Valley LRC!! I am so thrilled with this title - it took a bit of time to accomplish but so well worth it!
Tara also came home with some breed ribbons from the Veteran's Class (wow time flies - how did Tara become a Veteran already!)
Kate came out of retirement in the summer and earned her RAE title on 10/31/15 at the Burlington Obedience Training Club Trials! Love my 'gray beard' Katers!
More exciting news - we now have a new addition! Thank you Diane Pilbin of Chucklebrook Labradors for sending this wonderful girl our way! Introducing our new girl:
Chucklebrook Who'll Stop the Rain at Kee-Pin "Rainy"
Then on October 20, 2015 Carmen had a beautiful litter of 8 - 5 girls and 3 boys! They are now off to their homes but do take a look at the puppy page to see them through their first 8 weeks!
I do have to give a big shout out and congratulations to 5 of Chewie's puppy families - Lola, Olive and Zoe earned their CGCs, Willoughby earned her TD and her TDX and Magpie 'aka Pie' earned her TD! And one of Kate's girls - Venus - has been highly successful in dock diving up in Maine coming home with some nice ribbons! Way to go girls!
Here are some show scenes with our girls from previous years!