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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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
River Labrador Retriever Club (founding/lifetime/charter
Retriever Club, Inc.
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be fooled by so-called silver or dilute factored Labradors.
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