Thank you for visiting our unique Labrador Retriever community. If you
are a first time visitor to
our Labrador world, please don’t be
overwhelmed with our extensive involvement with Labrador Retrievers!
you love Labradors as we do, you are as welcome as all our owners,
partners and associates that
have been with us for years and years.
you “journey” through our website, you will readily discover that
through our 43 years
(since 1970) with this wonderful breed, we have accomplished
much and that we share all our
experiences and expertise with open arms
to any and all that take that first step in getting to know
Chambray Labradors and the Labrador Owners Community for the Betterment of the
The website itself is very extensive, with over 800 pages and with more
than 2000 photos.
It has been a pure labor of love to chronicle our
four decades of involvement with Labradors.
The theme of the
website is a “pictorial journal” with lots of photos of all those Labradors, some ours,
with their owners that have contributed to our collective successes. We
feel that the dogs should
take the majority of the credit for our
accomplishments and achievements and thus you will find that we
each and every accolade and award by our dogs and those of our co-owners
and associates as well.
When we brag and boast, it is 100% about the
dogs, for without the dogs there would be no kennel,
or other dog-related endeavor.
Keep in mind that our mission with our dogs is very different than most Labrador
Retriever breeders in the country,
so that there can be no comparison
with what we do. Besides breeding the absolute best in temperament,
conformation and soundness, we are also professional dog trainers,
professional dog handlers
and also own a nutritional enterprise for
Our involvement with Labradors is all encompassing and we offer all our
professional services to thousands
of clients across the country through
our various professional entities. This is not a fun hobby, weekend
back-yard breeder activity for us, but rather a 24/7 professional
organization with many facets and now
country-wide reaching out to our
partners and associates in almost every state and sector of the country.
Products Inc. is our national nutritional corporate entity that
supplies health products to
thousands of owner, breeders and
exhibitors across the country through an online storefront known as
the Labrador Retriever Health Food Store at the following website (
Services Inc. serves all our show handling clients through out the
Florida dog shows.
We travel to more than 70 shows a year and handle
Labradors and other breeds.
Training Inc. sees the largest amount of dogs yearly. Since our
inception into dog training more than 25 years ago, we have helped
train in excess of 15,000 dogs. Besides the In-kennel training, we
hold training classes twice weekly and we also conduct dog training
and handler’s seminars throughout the year. In addition, private
one-on-one training sessions are held each day with clients and
their dogs at our farm.
Inc. is our entity for those Labradors that we breed. Through
for show only, we average 6 to 9 litters a year between more than
130 dog owners,
we then place the
top show prospects with new owners that are
in showing and or breeding.
Those puppies that are evaluated and do not have the
competitive edge for show,
are then placed as
Pet puppies with the
AKC’s Limited Registration.
Program for the Betterment of the Breed is our "pay it forward" and
contribution to the breed.
We have created this unique Labrador
Retriever owner, breeder and exhibitor’s community where each participates
with the training, conditioning, showing and eventual breeding to
produce the absolute best in the next generation of dogs produced. Through the
Preferred Owner's Program we
offer mentorship in all
aspects of the breed, from beginners to advanced show breeders, each
brings in what they have and takes out what we have to
offer that they can not obtain elsewhere. The main
goal is the
betterment of the breed, so that all those that wish to join must
have an absolute love for Labrador Retrievers. That love and passion
is their passport into this unique community endeavor.
Our affiliations in the dog world are varied and numerous.
We are AKC Canine
Good Citizen Evaluators # 2592
We are proud
sponsors with training for all Paws With A Cause “raiser” puppies
placed in South Florida
We are founders of
the South Florida Labrador Retriever Club (founded 1989)
We are members and
have been officers of the Greater Miami Dog Club (est. 1947)
We are the
official dog trainers for the GMDC.
with the AKC and the Central Florida dog clubs with the Annual
Jamboree as instructors.
Proud sponsor of
K-9 For Kids Reading Program & Service Enrichment Programs
We sponsor the
South East Florida Labrador Rescue and Relocation Project
national dog clubs and organizations.
Chambray Labradors and the Labrador Owners Community for the Betterment of the
Breed is open to all owners,
breeders and exhibitors that wish to learn
more about the breed from our vast resources and expertise
Labradors. Note that there are no membership fees, no clubs to join and
each participant only need
deal with us directly.
a recent dog show, someone inquired as to why we offer all we do for all
Labradors and the most befitting
answer was "Because we are uniquely
qualified to do so!"
course, I could have gone into extensive details with my answer, I could
have said that it is a life-long passion,
yes I could have made a
dissertation with my answer, but in reality it is 100% true, we are
qualified to do so.
As top champion show breeders for the last 16-plus years, having
produced more bred-by champions than any other Labrador breeder in Florida.
As professional dog trainers, having trained in excess of 15,000
dogs, mostly Labradors.
As professional dog handlers, having handled and titled thousands of show dogs of
all breeds at AKC and International venues.
As owners of a nutritional company supplying ten's of thousands of Labradors
with breed-specific products.
offer all our partners all of the above areas of expertise, plus we also
Currently (07/01/2010), there are 87 owners, exhibitors, breeders, associates and
participate in one way or
another with Chambray Labradors and the Labrador Owners Community for the
Betterment of the Breed. Some of these
fine people have established kennel names, while others are one-dog
owners, many participate at the dog shows, while others are content with
us doing all the "foot" work. All of these people have one main thing in
common, they all love
Labrador Retrievers and they have decided to pool
all our resources with the Betterment of the Breed in mind.
You will be
meeting many of them and their Labradors in the many pages throughout
mentioned previously, the website is very extensive, including detailed
web pages for each Labrador that participates in our Partners Program,
a complete show by show
account of all the dog shows that we travel to
a Reference Library full of short stories,
articles and human interest pieces by many of our friends and partners,
Testimonials Page with contributions from many of our visitors and followers.
during your visit, you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email us.
We do our very best to answer all our hundreds of emails daily. Thank
you for your visit and enjoy!
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*For The Betterment of The Breed*
"Our goals are to create an environment where owners, breeders and
better themselves as owners, breeders and exhibitors with
the one-of-a-kind endeavor.
PS: One more very
important message, we have no adversaries, we are not against anyone,
any kennel, any exhibitor, what we all do is collectively for our dogs,
concluding into the
Betterment of the Breed.
Although at times,
because of our large following at dogs shows and our large number of
that we handle for our owners and clients, we may seem like a
clique without time for others,
that is not the case, as there is always
time for anyone that loves Labradors as we all do.
Please feel free to
come and introduce yourselves to us at any show, seminar or dog
convention that we may be attending. Our doors are open to all with an
open mind and a positive agenda."
PO Box 960368
Miami, Florida 33296
I have provided all three contact forms,
however the very best
way to contact us is through email.
Because of our very, very busy daily schedule
with dogs and our two kids,
sometimes there isn't enough time to sit at the
phone and return 20 or 30 calls we
receive daily, however we do answer all
emails throughout the day and nightly,
usually at 1 or 2 AM before we are
off to sleep.