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Welcome to Denlyn Kennels. We are a small kennel based out of our mixed farm in east central Alberta

We show and breed for temperament, health, conformation, and performance. My goal is to produce Labradors who
are sound in both body and mind and that meet the breed standard.

I place great importance in obedience training as it is nearly impossible to do anything with a misbehaving dog. I
believe all dogs should have the basic sit, stay, come, down, heel and be a pleasure to be around. Obedience
training/titles are not only a testament to the dog’s temperament it may well save the life of your puppy one day.

I strongly encourage everyone to take their puppy to training classes.
I breed only the 3 colors recognized by the CKC that being: black, chocolate and yellow.

I do not support the movement towards silver Labradors nor the mixed breeds.  Please visit my
Buyer Beware Page for
a link explaining the issue with dilute labradors.

All my breeding dogs are tested for hereditary diseases common to the breed that being: EIC (exercise induced
collapse), CNM (centronuclear myopathy), DM (degenerative myelopathy), HNPK (Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis)
and PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) as well as an echocardiogram and hips and elbows x-rayed and CERF tested

The studs are carefully chosen to compliment the bitch.


I am a current member in good standing with:
CKC
Labrador Club of Alberta
Battle River Canine Association
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                                    INFORMATION ABOUT LABRADOR RETRIEVERS

Labrador retrievers are well-rounded dogs, popular not only as house pets/family dogs or companions but also hunting,   
working or show ring.

Exceedingly adaptable with a kindly outgoing nature, eager to please and non-aggressive towards man or animal.

They adapt well to other dogs or cats.

A Labrador is lively with a great zest for life with natural curiosity and playfulness. They are extremely affectionate,
loving dogs who prefer to be near you. They are known for their friendly and reliable behaviour with new faces.

They are gentle and easy-going and make natural guardians for children and become quite the buddy with them.

They require a great amount of attention, affections and a fair amount of exercise and playtime and they love to eat.

They are easily trained and respond best to positive reinforcement for the desired behaviour rather than punishment for
the undesired behaviour. The latter only causes them to be timid and fearful.

The Labrador’s coat is short and dense and easily maintained, basically dirt and water repellent and seldom becomes
offensive.

They will shed their undercoat once or twice yearly and requires regular grooming. Bathing is not a routine matter as it
dries out their skin and natural oils.