Welcome to Buckstone Labrador Retrievers. We are a small hobby kennel located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania about an hour north of Philadelphia. I've always been an animal lover. As a young child I collected canaries, parakeets, salamanders, turtles, gold fish, cats, horses and always a dog or two. I hunted with the Huntingdon Valley Hunt Club and rode to numerous June Fete Horse Shows after hacking three miles to get there before we even got into the ring... sort of the '80's version of having to walk 5 miles to school without any shoes.
My interest in the breed began when we were looking for a family companion who needed minimal grooming after having spent 15 years with Poodles. When I discovered that the obedience class at our local YMCA was filled, I entered our new Lab puppy, Trumpet, in a show handling class thinking that it would be a good beginning while I waited for an opening in the next scheduled obedience class.
From the first night, I was bitten by the show bug and ever since the early 80's I've been studying, training, showing and raising Labrador Retrievers. Our dogs are registered with the American Kennel Club and all puppies are sold on Limited Registration. Our Labradors are family pets, hunting companions and performance and conformation competitors.
We usually have one litter a year. No litter is ever bred unless we plan on keeping a puppy to continue on with, one that will hopefully be good enough to show in the breed ring, run in hunting retriever tests and curl up by our feet at night by the fire. Our puppies are raised in the house and see a constant stream of neighbors who visit regularly. They will have their first shots and be examined by my veterinarian before leaving for their new homes.
I am a member of the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc., The Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac, The Keystone Labrador Retriever Club and The Waterland Retriever Club.