We got our first purebred Labrador Retriever in 1979. He was a
big, beautiful black male named "Tonmar's Black Stone" called
'Stone'. He was also affectionately called 'Rocky' and 'Bonehead'.
He grew up with our three children and was incredibly gentle
around small babies.
We decided to purchase a Labrador after much investigation into
several breeds. We felt, with the children, we wanted a breed
that had a reputation of being loyal, affectionate, easy going
Stone was all of these and much, much more. He travelled across
Canada with us in a motorhome, loved ice cream cones and put up
with whatever the children could dish out. He spoiled us rotten
with his love and loyality. We always felt safe when 'Ol Stoney'
was with us.
We moved to the farm in 1988 and I decided that as a hobby I
would show and breed Labradors. The children were in school full
time now and I had a lot of spare time on my hands. We purchased
a black, show quality female and called her "Ashley", 'Corhampton's
Hence came our kennel name: ASHSTONE - a little bit Ashley and a
little bit Stone. Ashley later became the mother of our precious,
little, picture perfect "Boomer". We were honoured in 1994 with
the Pedigree "Top Breeder Award" for Labrador Retrievers.
Our Breeding Philosophy
We believe temperament, soundness and good looks go hand in hand. Our selective breeding program, using only hip and eye clear stock, produces sound puppies with wonderful personalities, intelligence and working ability for show, field, obedience and as family companions. We breed following the guidelines set out in the Official Canadian Breed Standard for the Labrador Retriever. All puppies are born and raised in the home so a watchful eye can be kept on their physical and social well-being.
Adopting a puppy is a commitment that
should not be entered into lightly.
Please, think before you buy!
Please contact us for more information about our Labradors:
David & Cheryl Drake
1196 Reeves Rd. - R.R. #2,
Victoria Harbour, Ontario,
Canada, L0K 2A0
Click here to visit our Havanese page and you to,
will become 'Hooked on Havanese'!
You Find This Site Helpful? Why Not Suggest It To A Friend?
really appreciate it!
Copyright © 2005 ASHSTONE LABRADORS All
The content on this website is not public domain
Please do not download or copy our photographs.