PO Box 960368
Miami, Florida 33296
Let us hear from you.
Are your puppies AKC registered and do
you use other registries?
What are the prices on your
Do you sell on Limited Registration or
4. Do you provide guarantees on your puppies?
5. Do You ship your puppies
out of state? Out of the country?
6. How long have you been into
How many litters do you have a year?
8. Why is there such a
difference in price between Labrador breeders?
9. What makes you the #1 breeders in
many champions have you bred?
11. Why do you handle Labradors from other
12. Do you
participate in other competitions other than AKC shows?
13. Do you use outside stud dogs in your breeding
14. How does a
person join your Partners Program?
15. Do you show at all-breed dogs shows and at
specialty dog shows?
do you consider to be your best dog ever?
17. Do you
only breed yellows?
How does a person interested in showing
obtain one of your show puppies?
If someone purchases a Labrador from you, do they
have to join your Partners Program?
1. Yes, all our puppies come with
AKC Puppy Registration papers. We
also have our dogs registered with the UCI International organization, in
order to show outside the country. I
understand that there are numerous registry services offering certificates
for litters that can not be registered with the AKC. There are also a
couple of legitimate, alternate registries that offer obedience, agility,
field, herding, conformation and other breed-related events. The value of
"registration papers" are only worth what the registering organization's
merits are and the value to the breeds they represent. Back
2. We breed exclusively for show
purposes. All our litters are planned to produce the next generation of
show puppies. Those puppies are sold with Full, Open registration as
"SHOW POTENTIAL" for $1800 plus stud services back
from the males and $1800 for females puppies with 1 puppy back from a
future litter. These Show Potential puppies come with the most extensive
Puppy Package ever offered by a breeder. Click the following hyperlink to
read up on the Show Potential Package offered by Chambray Labradors.
Puppy Placement Program
Those puppies from a show litter that do not have
the potential to be competitive in the show ring are sold with the AKC's
Limited Registration for $1500. They also come with a limited owners
package, also listed at the previous hyper linked page. Back
3. All puppies that have show potential are sold
with an Open, Unlimited Registration
and we stand behind each and every puppy sold as Show Potential. For more
information on our Show Guarantee, email us at
. Puppies that don't have the competitive nature for the conformation
ring, will be placed with the AKC's Limited Registration, however we also
back these puppies with amenities, guarantees and training packages not
found anywhere else. Back to Q3
4. Yes, all
our puppies come with extensive guarantees. Please click on the following
hyperlink to read in detail about those guarantees.
They are provided online for all to see and keep as records.
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5. We have shipped to many
states and to foreign countries. All puppies shipped are 2 months of age
and have had all the appropriates vet. exam and vaccinations.
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6. I obtained my first Labrador Retriever back in
1969 and had my first litter in 1973. 38 years later
the passion and love for the breed glows brightly, as my entire life is
devoted to all aspects of the breed, from raising the occasional litter to
training hundreds of Labradors a year. Today, we have the distinction of
being the #1 breeder of owner/handled champions from the state of Florida.
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7. Since 1973, I have had about
50 litters of Labrador puppies or about an
average of less than 2 per year. Since 1998, we have had 18 litters with
that many champions produced in the same time period. Today, together with
the Partners Program which encompasses about 20 co-breeders, owners and
exhibitors, we are averaging 3 litters a year.
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8. There are thousands of Labrador Breeders
across the country. A search on Google or any other search engine will
bring up an endless array of kennel names bearing "Labradors" as the
suffix. Among those countless names are all types of people breeding for
all types of reasons. The quality (or lack of) of puppies is as endless as
the names advertising themselves as Labrador breeders. At my training
facility, I see the results of buying puppies based on the "lowest
price" that the buyer could find. It is sometimes sad to see these
puppies grow up with all kinds of conformational deviations, not to
mention the physical problems encountered when breeders have no regards
for conformational quality, clearances and temperament in their pursuit
for monetary gains. The prospective puppy buyer should not use the
criteria of price as the determining factor of whom they buy the puppy
from. The prospective puppy buyer should demand to see OFA and eye
clearances of the puppy's parents, they should demand to have written
guarantees to cover any health or genetic problems that might be
encountered as the puppy grows. Yes, there are differences in the prices
that breeders charge for their puppies, but as the old saying goes, "In
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9. In every competitive endeavor there is a
#1, that is the nature of competition, you have winners
and you have losers. In baseball, the slugger that belts out the most
homeruns in a year is the "home run king". In football, the runner that
that rushes for the most yardage in a year is the Top Rusher. For
dog breeders, the one with the most home-bred champions is the Top
Breeder, the one with the Top Labrador could also claim Top Status, the
one that wins the most Best of Breeds can justify the claim, the one that
wins the most at the dog shows might also lay claim to Top Breeder. In
Florida, Chambray Labradors is all of the preceding. Anyone can claim
anything, proving the claims is another thing. Our motto is
MEASURED BY RESULTS" and we document each and every claim with verifiable
In Florida, Chambray Labradors is the #1 Breeder of
Owner/Handled Home-Bred Champions
with 27 AKC champions and 62 International champions. No other breeder has bred more champions than our kennel,
meet our champions.
criteria that might be used to indicate the ranking of a breeder at the
dog shows, might be the ranking of their dogs.
#1 Labrador In Breed From Florida
For the 2004 AKC/Eukanuba National
Am/Nat Ch Chambrays Twist of Fate is the #1
Labrador from the state of Florida, another #1 ranking for Chambray.
#1 Labrador In Sporting Groups From Florida
2005 The DOG NEWS
Top Ten Rankings for the Sporting Groups,
Ch Chambrays Mad About CGC
is ranked #11 in the country and #1 in Florida, yet
The Most Wins At the Florida Dog Shows, our record for
winning is incomparable, see the Back to Q9
Breeder of one of two Florida-bred
BEST IN SHOW Labradors BIS Ch Chambrays Out Of The Ruff
10. This is a major bench
mark question from hundreds of emails that I receive. Most of those
asking feel that the number of champions, somehow defines the quality of
the dogs produced. Well, for the record, there have been 21 home-bred
Chambray champions, plus another 6 Labs that were bought or were accepted
into the handling programs that have been titled by Chambray. What makes
this number of champions so special, is that they were all owner/trained
and handled. That is a state record for Florida. We have also titled more
International champions than anyone else in the state, with 38
International champions in the last 2 years alone. Back to
11. Besides being top
breeders, we have raised the bar for competition in the conformation
ring with training, conditioning and handling at the highest level. As
part of the Partners Program, we bring in top-notch, high quality
Labradors from reputable breeders and provide all our services to those
dogs. This is all done with the "Betterment of the Breed in mind".
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12. Yes, we are involved in many
other events, including obedience, working
certificates, the AKC's Canine Good Citizen program, UCI International
Shows and tracking tests.
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13. With the advent of shipping semen
overnight from almost anywhere in the world, the
ability to procure the absolute best stud dogs has become paramount in the
quest for leaps and bound improvement to our gene pool. Of even greater
importance, is the use of the Internet to acquire information on stud dogs
and what they are producing right now! We no longer have to wait 8 or 10
years to see what a dog is capable of producing, now we see what a dog can
produce before he is even 2 years old!! Our carefully selected females are
paired up with compatible stud dogs to produce world-class puppies.
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14. There are several ways to join the
Partners Program. Most people enter
Partners Program when they purchase a Show Potential Puppy and choose to
participate in the various programs offered for the Betterment of the
Breed. Some members are participating with a Labrador that they obtained
from a top kennel and now want the best in conditioning, training and
handling for their dog. There are some established breeders that have
joined in order to be part of a winning program and bring about
improvement and titles to their kennels. Back to Q14
15.Since 1985 and prior to 2001 we stayed mostly
in the Florida area and had not traveled outside to
either all-breed or to specialties. In 2001, the South Florida Labrador
Retriever Club held its inaugural specialty and we supported the club with
25 of our Labradors there. As one of the founders of the SFLRC back in
1989, we have supported the entries each year that the club has been
sanctioned to hold the event. Today, we travel into Georgia and South
Carolina and show dogs at as many all-breeds that we can travel to. We
hope to be attending the Greater Atlanta Labrador Retriever Club's
specialties, now that they have moved away from the same weekend as the
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16. This is one of the most asked
question that I receive from show breeders and
exhibitors. As a breeder, I have been very fortunate to have had numerous
bred-by dogs that were exceptional as described by the breed standard and
they were also very successful as show dogs by earning their titles. I
would have to mention one of our first champions, Ch Chambrays Indian
Summer (1993) and her son Ch Chambrays Caleb (1995), followed by Caleb's
grandson, Ch Chambrays Franco as being among the exceptional dogs
from our kennel. The top female from Chambray has to be Summer's
granddaughter, Ch Chambrays Chisholm Chancey CGC who had a brilliant show
career with 9 Best of Breeds and 5 Group Placements PLUS, her
contributions as a brood bitch will be hard to match, as she is the dam of
4 AKC champions. She also has 5 International champions to her credit.
One of her daughters, Karley was ranked #1 from all Labradors in Florida in
the 2004 Eukanuba Championship and her other daughter, Maddie is ranked
the #1 Labrador in the Sporting Groups in Florida. Today (2010), the dog
that has risen above all other Chambray dogs is BIS Ch Chambrays Out Of
The Ruff (Hogan). He is one of two Florida-bred Labradors to ever win an
AKC Best In Show!!!! His contributions to the breed have been immense in
all sectors of activities.
17. Great question! People assume that I only
breed for yellow and that all our champions are
yellows. Well, the truth be told, my favorite color in Labradors is the
traditional black! Plus we have 2 black champions on our Wall of Fame, Ch
Chambrays Silver Storm and Ch Chambrays Princess Kenya and we have 1
chocolate champion, Ch Chambrays Duchess. We now have several young black
boys and girls that will be vying for points at the dog shows. Back to Q17
18. My sole purpose in breeding is to
produce top-of-the-line, show
competitive Labradors. Unlike other breeders, I do not keep the best from
each litter, rather I find prospective show homes for these elite puppies.
I want my best produce to go out to the dog shows and win! So much so,
that I back these Show Potential puppies with a replacement guarantee if
they do not turn out to be show competitive!!!!! I also include the most
comprehensive amenities, guarantees and training package found anywhere in
the world, plus we even offer our services in handling those dogs to their
So, I will place the best, I
will guarantee them to be show competitive, I will provide a complete
owners package and I will even handle the dogs to be winners.
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19. You have a choice. When I first started with
Labradors back in 1969, there were not too many
places to go to learn about the breed, showing or training. It was every
man for himself or woman for herself. It took me years to really get
going. I made many mistakes. I went backwards more often than forward. I
vowed that if someday I was in a position to make a difference with the
breed, that if I could help those to not make the mistakes that I made and
waste the years that I did going through the learning process, well......
that's what the Partners Program is all about!
Helping beginners, intermediates and even working
with advanced hobbyist for the betterment of the breed. To avoid the many
mistakes made by those that have no guidance so that the breed prospers.
1969 to 2010 MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! So
you have a choice when you purchase one of our puppies. You may draw on
the 40 years experience with Labradors and get as much from the program as
you need or as little as you need. Back to Q19
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