The Breeder of Merit Program honors breeder/exhibitors' dedication and hard
work as they continue to produce dogs that are healthy, capable, and beautiful.

The foundation of today's AKC, Breeders of Merit have the power to influence,
guide, and teach future breeders, exhibitors, and all purebred dog owners.

I like to dabble in photography as, outside of our
dogs, it is my only form of creative expression.

Having come from the West coast, I find our
East coast farm fascinating. It is filled with
endless treasures. I hope you enjoy ...

The Season's of Spring Dell Farm

A Moment We Will Treasure Forever!!!

In April 2008, we exhibited, at the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac
Specialty in Frederick, Maryland. The most prestigious Labrador Specialty in the world.

Our BISS GR CH Shadowbrook's McSteamy competed against 365 dogs and took top honors going
Winner's Dog and Best Bred By Exhibitor Dog for a 5 point major toward his AKC Championship!
Thank you so much to breeder judge Ms. Siv Sando of
Eyecatching Labradors in Norway.

A tremendous thank you to our dear friends Jill DiGesare (Wiscoy) and Marion Daniel
(Mar-Moye) for all of their help and support with McSteamy at the 2008 Potomac Specialty.
We couldn't have done it without you!

The following link captures McSteamy's phenomenal Potomac Winners Dog win!!!
Follow this link for a slide presentation:
BISS GR CH Shadowbrook's McSteamy's Potomac Moment.

Follow this link for a video presentation of:
BISS GCH Shadowbrook's McSteamy taking Winners Dog at the 2008 Potomac Specialty and the victory lap!
{These links will take you to You Tube. Either hit the back button or close the tab to come back to our website.}

A special thank you to Patty Streufert (Gateway) for capturing McSteamy at this year's Potomac
in the photo above and to Tom O'Hern (Lachlan) for capturing our moment on
the video streams. We will treasure them forever!

The following link has captured some of our treasured and wonderful dog show moments.
Follow this link for a slide presentation:
Shadowbrook's Wonderful Moments.

BISS CH Beechcroft's Formal Attire

While all of our dogs are special in their own way, there comes that time when the dog of a lifetime
enters your lives. For us, that dog was BISS CH Beechcroft's Formal Attire also known as Tuxedo.
Tux was the most regal ambassador of our breed. He was a gentle, kind, and very intuitive. Tuxedo
remains in our hearts and is thought of daily as we interact with relatives here at Spring Dell Farm.

We would like to thank, our friend, Becky Cook of Ljutic Lane Labradors for capturing our boy in this
stunning photo. We would also like to thank, from the bottoms of our hearts, Michael & Mary Wiest of
Beechcroft Labradors for entrusting us with Tuxedo. He captured our hearts from the moment we met
him and played a tremendous role in shaping our family and Shadowbrook Labradors.

We are so proud of Loretta Cleveland and our homebred boy
Kai Den's Take A Chance on Me at Shadowbrook, UD! Mason completed
his Utility Degree (UD) obedience title in his first three trials and
all with very impressive first place awards!!! You can watch Loretta and
Mason in the Utility A class getting his insurance leg on the video below.

Loretta has done a spectacular job with her boy Mason. She is the owner of "the
Positive Pooch" training facility in Gulph Mills, PA. You can view Loretta's
website by clicking here and going to... The Positive Pooch.

Spring Dell Farm is nestled along the Delaware River in the Garden State of New Jersey. We are located in Hunterdon County just one hour twenty minutes south of New York City and one hour twenty minutes north of Philadelphia.

At Shadowbrook Labradors, we strive to produce quality family companions which are healthy, sound, and stunning in looks. We currently focus on black Labrador Retrievers and occasionally breed for yellow and chocolate. Our breeding program centers around a strong conformation style and the breed characteristics that distinguish the Labrador from any other breed - head, coat and tail. A typical Labrador should have good bone, a distinctive dense and weather-resistant coat, an "otter" tail, and a head that exhibits friendly eyes, character, intelligence, and a good temperament.

We have been involved in showing, training, and breeding dogs for over forty-seven years with twenty-nine of those years dedicated to the Labrador Retriever. Michael is a past apprentice instructor for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. located in San Rafael, California and Kimberlee is currently a practice manager/administrator for two veterinary hospitals in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. She is a registered veterinary health technician and a surgical nurse for over 25 years specializing in animal ophthalmology, degenerative joint disease, and emergency care.

In addition, Michael has been an approved American Kennel Club judge for Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and All Breed Jr. Showmanship for 15 years and has had the opportunity to judge across the United States and abroad in Brazil, Germany, and Canada. Kimberlee is licensed as an AKC judge for Labrador Retrievers and has begun judging at specialties and supported entry shows across the United States and abroad.

All of our breeding stock is certified for hip and elbow joint soundness and for eye disease through OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals). Our puppies are placed with new families on AKC Limited Registrations to protect their quality of life after they leave our home and to protect the integrity of the style of dog we breed and exhibit. We always recommend for health and safety you spay or neuter your pet at 2 years of age.

It is with much pride that we microchip all of our puppies, at 5 weeks of age, with the MicrochipID Systems~Pro ID chip. This means that every puppy that leaves Spring Dell Farm is eligible to be registered with the MicrochipID System; a global recovery network, which utilizes a sophisticated computerized database, dedicated to reuniting pets with their families if they are ever lost. The Pro ID chip is permanent and a safe identification for life!

We are proud to state that we exclusively feed Purina Pro Plan dog food. Every new puppy goes to their new home with a Puppy Starter Kit which provides a wealth of information: feeding instructions and a puppy care guide. At Shadowbrook Labradors, we have found that not only our puppies, but all of our specialty winning show dogs thrive on the nutrition in Purina dog food products.

With over 22 acres, many Shadowbrook family puppies and adults return for vacation while their owners are away on holiday or business. Not only does it give us great pleasure to see our little ones grow into fine adult dogs, but it allows each puppy owner to rest at ease and gain the peace of mind that their loved one is safe until they return home from their trip.

Most every new Shadowbrook family comes to visit us prior to obtaining their new puppy. We love to have visitors come and meet our dogs and to learn more about our philosophy and the process of obtaining a puppy. During your visit, it is a good time to ask all those questions that you have been accumulating. Please give us a call so we can schedule a visit for you!

We are known shippers with United Airlines Cargo to accommodate fellow breeders who require immediate shipment of goods from one of our boys! In addition, should you live outside of New Jersey and wish to acquire a puppy from us, we are more than confident to ship your new family member with United Airlines.

Lastly, we are members of good standing in the San Joaquin Valley Labrador Retriever Club , the Mid-Jersey Labrador Retriever Club , and the Labrador Retriever Club Of The Potomac . These fine organizations are dedicated to the health, well-being, and safety of the Labrador Retriever.

We DO NOT place show prospect/breeding puppies with breeders so please do
not contact us if you are seeking a puppy on full AKC registration.

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