Welcome to Kelrobin Labrador Retrievers
Where "All-Purpose Labradors" is more than a catchy slogan

A balanced dog has a title on both ends




KellyKelrobin was established in 1985 with the birth of Kelly, my first home-bred Champion. Kelrobin prides itself in breeding "All-Purpose" Labrador Retrievers. This means my Labs are of a more moderate "type" which is at home in the ring or field.

My dogs are show bred, which some people call English. This is an incorrect term, in my opinion. While my dogs have some English bloodlines, they also have some of the best American bloodlines as well. I prefer the term "show bred" to being called "English". An "English" dog has been bred in England. Regardless, I believe that the Labrador should remain a retriever and therefore retain the athleticism that allows the Lab to do what it is bred for......RETRIEVE.  

I enjoy showing in conformation, obedience, rally, retriever field events, nosework, also having participated in agillity, tracking, barn hunt, and therapy work. My dogs have earned numerous titles in these competitions; all owner (or non-professionally) handled. I mostly just enjoy my Labs as my family/pets. 

RobinKelrobin is named for my first two home-bred champions, Can. CH UCDX Woodhaven Amber Silk CD WC CGC TDI Can. CDX WC (Kelly - left) and her daughter, Can. CH UCD Woodhaven Silk-N-Silver CD WC WCX JH CGC Can. CD WC (Robin - right) I have been showing Labradors since 1977 and breeding since 1985.


Kelrobin is located near Grand Blanc, Michigan.




About Kelrobin and the dogs:

First and foremost, my dogs are family members.  They live in the house as part of my family.  I do not have kennels.  While I know some dogs do ok in kennels, I prefer to have my dogs inside with me.  Yep, dog hair is part of the decor, but what's a few dog hairs between friends?




We aren't house-proud.  If we were, we wouldn't abide the scratches on the door frame, the holes in the screen, the darkened shine of worn spots on the chair.  We would wince at the mottled carpet and fret at the hair clinging to our clothes.

We don't.  If anything, we lovers of dogs are a tolerant lot, finding greater value in the unabashed affection of our friends than in the immaculate sofas.  Shoes can be replaced, but heroic retrievers are timeless.

Without dogs, our houses are cold receptacles for things.  Dogs make a fire warmer with their curled presence.  They wake us, greet us, protect us and ultimately carve a place in our hearts and our history.  On reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs. -- Paul Fersen



~Member of~

Huron River Labrador Retriever Club (founding/lifetime/charter member)

Labrador Retriever Club, Inc.

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Don't be fooled by so-called silver or dilute factored Labradors.



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