EXPERIENCE: Most long term breeders intimately know the
dogs behind their current stock and have developed their own breeding program
and type. We have been breeding, showing, training, and trialling Labrador
Retrievers since 1960.
EXPERTISE: As a long time breeder, trainer, judge,
and exhibitor, we can help our customers by phone or email. We offer training
classes in obedience, tracking, rally, and field work for those who
live close enough. We compete with our own dogs regularly, and our book "Training the Multi Purpose Labrador" is available for those who want to have fun with basic training, and want, or have to, train on their own.
We have been breeding continuously for over 60 years and have many repeat
customers. Many pups are sold by word of mouth and by the recommendations of
previous owners. Sons and daughters, inlaws, and grandchildren, of original customers,
have pups from us. We have customers who have had multiple dogs from us over the years. Currently, one extended family has had 17 dogs from us since 1964.
Most of our dogs go back to our original purchased bitches that came from field and show lines.
We will take back any pup/dog of our breeding that has to be rehomed for any reason.
Our dogs are all registered with the Canadian Knnel Club and eligible for registration with the American, Bermudian, and other KC's in the world.
REPUTATION: We are not a puppy mill, back-yard
breeder, or fly-by night operation. We have been in business for over 60 years,
and work with breed clubs, breed rescue, and the Veterinary professionals. We continue to learn, and work and compete with our own dogs, and have been at the same location for 35+ years. We have our own fields and ponds for training, as well as a fenced training area for training classes, rally and obedience trials, and for teaching our own dogs the basics.
WIMBERWAY dogs are behind the breeding stock of many other breeders across
Canada and in the USA, and Europe. To buy a 'Wimberway' Labrador, you have to buy direct from us. A pup sired by, or out of, one of our breeding, purchased elsewhere, is NOT a Wimberway bred Labrador and does not come with the same guarantee or on-going assistance if required.
Wimberway Labradors have been bred with emphasis on temperament,
soundness, type, and natural ability since we started. We breed for an all
round dog that can fit into any lifestyle and be capable of a wide variety of
activities. We now have dogs in the kennel from 16, 17, and 18
generations of our breeding going back to our 4 original bitches. Most of our dogs are 'middle of the road' in size and type, but we do have some smaller lines for those who want a dog that can easily travel in a canoe. A Labrador should conform in weight and size to the breed standard. 21.5" - 23.5" in height for a bitch, and 22.5 to 24.5" for a male, at the shoulder.
We have bred:
Over 150 Canadian Champions and
another 50 Champions have been sired by our dogs or owned by us;
American and Bermudian Champions;
Best in Show, and Group winners in all 3 countries; Specialty winners in Canada and the USA.
and many dogs with performance titles in: While the titles we have produced may not be of interest to you, it does show that our dogs are capable of being multi purpose dogs as well as family dogs and hunting partners.
HIPS: All our breeding stock has been x-rayed and certified clear of Hip Dysplasia since we started breeding, including our foundation bitch, born in 1960. Dogs have to be at least 24 months of age to be certified by the OFA.
Tracking (TD, TDX, UTD, UTDX),
Field (Field trial winners, some qualified to compete in the annual National FTCh.
WC, WCI, WCX, JH, SH, MH, NMH and UKC HR titles);
Rally (RN, RI, RE, RAE, and CARO rally titles);
Agility (AgN, AgI, AgX, AgNJ, AgIJ, AgXJ as well as AAC title including 2 ATChampions Dogs that have graduated as Guide Dogs with Canine Vision Canada; dogs doing drug and bomb detection, and some with security/police forces in Canada, USA, and Switzerland.
examinations by a certified Veterinary Ophthamologist (DACVO)have been done since
1968. The dogs were last checked in July/23. The dogs have also been Optigen DNA tested and cleared, allowing all pups to be clear by parentage.
ELBOWS: Hips and elbows are x-rayed at the same time at two years of age or older, and are certified by OFA.
EIC & CNM: in 2010 we started DNA testing for CNM (Centronuclear Myopathy) and EIC (Exercise Induced Collapse), and continue to get any new dogs and youngsters checked, even if both parents have been cleared.
The list of things that a labrador can be checkedf for by DNA changes and inbcreases,and young dogs may be checked for many more things now.
HEART . In July/17, all the dogs were heart checked by a cardiac specialist - and all were clear of heart defects.In 2021, 2022, and 2023 dogs have been checked by a Vet Cardiologist and many have been echo-cardiogrammed.
As of 2012, hip and elbow evaluations are being done by OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, ofa.org, in the USA as OVC (Ontrario Veterinary College) stopped certifying x-rays in 2012. Prior to that, the dogs were certified by OVC.
We have field trial lines for those who want a higher energy dog for
working, hunting, field trials, and working tests, and all round lines
combining show, obedience, and working lines for those who want an intelligent
family companion, hunting partner, or breeding stock. We breed for a sound,
intelligent dog rather than for colour only, but do have dogs and bitches of
all three colours.
All pups sold have a 3 year warranty against congenital defects. Pups sold as pets
are sold on the recommendation that they be spayed/neutered.
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Pictures and pedigrees of each dog are available by clicking on the
highlighted name listed for each dog, and pedigrees are also on www.k9data.com.
Our team of stud dogs include a wide variety of bloodlines, both show and
They all have excellent temperaments, strong working desire, and
are natural breeders.
Incoming bitches must have hip, elbow, and current eye clearances, have good
temperament, and be on an open registration certificate.
Being tested for EIC and CNM is also recommended/preferred.
We require that they be CKC registered if born and owned in Canada, mand on an open registration. A copy of their pedigree helps us ensure we are not breeding too closely.
Ch Wimberway's Huckamuck WC,RA,VC.(Huck)
'Huck' at Sault Ste Marie after completing his Championsip, May 2017.
Born Aug 28/11. Black carrying yellow.
By CH,TCh Wimberway's Helzapopin CD WC RE CGN,VC, out of Wimberway's Ruckus.
An active, outgoing dog, he loves to retrieve
He was shown to his Championship, and won a Best Puppy in Group when 7 mos of age.
He received his VC (Versatlity Certificate) from the LOC in 2017. He has a leg to his JH, and completed his RA in May/18.
OFA certified clear for hips and elbows, eyes (Optigen),is Cardiac (with echoccardiogram), CNM, Stargartt, EIC clear, and has DACVO eye clearances. OFA CHIC # 172549.
Ch Wimberway's N Lucky Seven,TDX,UTD,RI.WC,VC. (Lucky),
4 month old "Lucky", By Rocky x Hope, born Jan 14/13,
has his first tracking lesson with original owner, June/13.
Black carrying yellow.
In tracking, he passed his TD title at 8 months of age, and also earned two legs towards his RN the same day.
He earned his TDX in June/14 at 16 mos of age, and completed his RN title the same day.
He earned his WC in July/14 at Mountain Velley Club's tests.
He passed his UTD title on May 29/15, and is now retired from competition.
He completed his Championship in Oct/17, and earned his LOC VC the same year.
Hips and elbows: OFA certified. Eyes DACVO checked clear. Optigen, Cardiologist, (echocardiogram), CNM, EIC clear. OFA CHIC # 172550.
By Ch,TCh Wimberway's Helzapopin CD WC RE,VC x Ch Wimberway's Vibrance WC,TD,RN,VC,
Maggie's Wimberway Flyer RN RI. (Flyer)
Born in late Ocdtober/21 near Thunder Bay,he slept on the front seat all the way home (12 hour drive) in minus 40 degress weather with only 3 pit stops. He is fast moving, bouncy, light on his feet dog, loves to retrieve, loves swimming, and earned his RN titles in June 2022 while still a puppy and his RI title in Oct/23. He has prelimiary hip clearances, as well as eye, CNM, EIC, PRA, and heart (echocardiogram)clearances, and will be at stud when he has his OFA hip/elbow certification.
Bred by Keith McGillivray, he is by FTCh Maplepond's Packing Heat x Maggie's Coldtrack Busy as a Bee.
Ajtop Wimberway Ben RN,RI,TD. (Ben),
Born Aug 10/16.
"Ben" pictured at the Soo in May 2018 when he completed his RN in 3 straight trials with a 1st placing.
A medium yellow, he loves to retrieve, and has a great temperament.
He earned his RN in consecutive trials at the Soo in May/18 with a first placing and two second placings,
and completed his RI title in Sept/19. He has a leg towards his RA.
He is training for tracking and
earned his TD title in Sept/20 and came very close to getting his TDX in Sept/23.
A proven stud, he has OFA hip and elbow clearances, eyes and heart cleared, and is clear by DNA testing for EIC,CNM,DM,Stargart,Cystiniria, PRA/PRCD, and the dilute (d-locus)gene. OFA CHIC # 171790.
Bred by Alain Jette, Montreal, PQ, he's by FTCh Watermark's The Boss, x NMH Dandesg Miss Laurel Fiji WCX MH.
Biscay Wimberway Parchment RN RI TD. (Archer),
Born July 16 2019.
"Archer" pictured as a puppy, having fun in the paddock.
"Archer" is a smaller dog, well balanced, medium yellow, with a great temperament. He loves to please, and enoys retrieving land and water. He started training for tracking in Aug/23 and earned his TD in Sept/23.
He combines a pedigree of English Field trial Champions and Canadian show, obedience, and working lines. He has OFA hip and elbow clearances, DACVO eye and echocardiogramme heart and is DNA cleared for EIC, PRA, DM, CNM. Stargart, aznd d-locus. OFA CHIC # 171551.
By SHR 'TTF Silvernsipe Mississippi Red Man', WCI,JH,a dark yellow from parents imported from England, out of GCh Biscay Faveur De La Vie,CGN,RA,WCI,JH,CD,CA,RATS,Bh RATI.
Wimberway's Kyben Zipcode RN RI. (Zip),
Born Aug/2020, he is a lighter yellow, and a fast learner. He completed his RN and RI titles in 2022. He has OFA hip and elbow clearances, DACVO eye clearances, echocardiogrammed heart, and DNA clearances for EIC, CNM, DM,d-locus. and Stargardt.
By Ajtop Wimberway Ben RN RI TD, x Wimberway's Roea Perky.
Chilbrook Bounty Hunter WC, JH, RN, RI, ATD, VC. (Buck).
"Buck" was born Feb/21 in Viginia, USA, and came to us in October the same year - thanks to covid closing the borders .He is a dark chocolate and carries yellow from his sire who is a fox red dog. He is a strong hard working dog, loves to work in the field or in the ring, and has been shown. He has 3 of the 4 legs needed for his Americam JH title. He earned all his canadian titles in the summer of 2022 - completing all when 18 mos of age. He is now working towards hi WCI and SH titles. He has OFA hip and elbow clearances, DACVO eye clearance, echocardiogrammed heart, and DNA clearances for EIC, CNM, DM, Stargart, and is d locus clear. Bred by Debby Kay, he is by FC Money Talks 11 x Tara of Chilbrook.TD UTD.
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At any given time we will have pups, seniors, and various ages in between here in the house and kennel.
It is often possible to see the parents of a puppy, and some of the grandparents, aunts or uncles, or related dogs as well.
All our bitches have hip, elbow, eye, heart, CNM, and EIC clearances. Some of our bitches are 12-14 generations of our breeding. The chocolate bitches and blacks carrying chocolate are all DNA tested clear of the dilute gene that produces silver.
We have bitches of all 3 colours, from show, field trial, and working lines. All have great temperaments and we show and trial them when possible.
Our breeding bitches all live with us so we can work with them, train, show and/or trial them, although we do limited showing and trialling due to judging commitments.
We have several bitches that we will be retiring from breeding in 2024, and have several youngsters coming along.
Our current bitches include:
"Teaka", Wimberway's Trick or Treat. (black, carries yellow)
By Ch,TCh Wimberway's Helzapopin CD Wc JH x Wimberway's Ruckus.
"Perky", Wimberways Roea Perky. (yellow, carries chocolate).
By Ch Wimberway's Helzapopin CD WC JH x Wimberways's Easy RN.
"Minnie", Wimberway's Expecially Mine (black).
By Ch Wimberway's Huckamuck WC CD RI JH VC x Dowwerky Madeline RN RI.
"Patches", Wimberway's Wingpatch (black, carrying yellow)
By Ch Wimberway's N lucky Seven WC JH RN RI TD,TDX,UTD, VC. x Wimberway's Mikisew.
"Jocie", Wimberway's Yocelyn. (black, carries yellow and chocolate)
By Wimberway's Perfin James RN x Ch Wimberway's Otter Do It WC.
"Zest", (Wimberway's Zest for Fun, RN,RI.) (yellow)
By CH, MOTCh Pinebank Tannerforge Nacho Man GMH WCX RAE, x Wimberway's Trick or Treat.
Wimberway's I'm Honey. (dark yellow).
By Ajtop Wimberway Ben RN RI TD x Wimberway's Trick or Treat.
"Baloo", 4 mos old pup, (Ben x Teaka), now owned by the Patterson's of Kingston, ON.
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