Certificate of Completion

ITDB Certificate

Our on-going effort to improve our breeding program led Sandy to participate in an Avidog Breeder’s Workshop back in February. The workshop was educational, informational, and inspirational. This led us to invest in the Avidog course, Introduction to Transformational Dog Breeding. ┬áThe course was in-depth and intense. We are pleased…

So Long Old Girl – We Will Miss You

Desdemona's Grace 26 Jan 2002 - 25 May 2017

Desdemona’s Grace – 26 Jan 2002 to 25 May 2017 Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog. – Unknown Boy, oh boy, were we richly blessed! Richer for having known and loved her. Countless lives have been touched and blessed by this wonderful Labrador.…

A New Obedience Title For Sweet Annie

Annie's BN Ribbons

On December 3rd, at the Catoctin Kennel Club’s Obedience Trial, Annie completed her final “leg” of the AKC (American Kennel Club) BN (Beginner Novice) title. Annie not only qualified but, finished the title with a strong First Place finish. We are very proud of RBRandL Sweet Annie of Cresthill CGC…

Success in the Obedience Ring

Success In The Obedience Ring Sandy and Annie had success at the BRDTC Obedience Trial.

  Sandy and Annie recently competed in an American Kennel Club Obedience Trial, entering the Beginner Novice class. The trial was held at the Blue Ridge Dog Training Club in Winchester, VA. The trial was a two day trial and the girls were entered both days. We are very pleased…

Annie Earned A Ribbon – Canine Good Citizen!


    We are pleased to announce that Sandy and Annie participated in the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Test on Wednesday, 19 October, at the Blue Ridge Dog Training Club, and Annie passed with flying colors. Way to go Annie.  

Healthy Dog Conference 2016

Healthy Dog Conference 2016 Sandy attended Wendy Volhard's "Healthy Dog Conference 2016". This is an annual event for Sandy.

  Wendy Volhard’s “Healthy Dog Conference” is an annual event for Sandy. Attendance allows Sandy to stay current on matters of health and nutrition and the role they play in a dog’s behavior, performance, and in breeding quality Labradors. The conference is for anyone interested in; good health for their…

A Big Surprise


Puppy Pick-Up Day is always a day filled with joy and happiness. On Tuesday, it brought us a delightful surprise in the form of a former professional baseball player, turned professional jazz musician. Imagine our surprise when Bernie Williams, stand-out player for the New York Yankees, and wonderful person all-around,…

Pregnancy Confirmed


We are pleased to announce the confirmation of Tilly’s pregnancy. We are excited about the breeding between CAN/UKC/AKC Ch Von Hausman’s Bowl Me Over JH and RBRandL Chantilly Lace, CGC. We expect exceptional puppies from Bolo X Tilly. Puppies are due June 2nd.

International Association of Canine Professionals ~ Certified Dog Trainer


We are pleased to announce that Sandy has fulfilled the requirements prescribed by the IACP Dog Trainer Certification Committee and has been granted a Certificate of Completion as a Certified Dog Trainer.

Junior Hunter – Garth earns his first hunting title!

Hunt Test Success Garth & Sandy have earned the AKC Junior Hunter title.

  On April 16th Sandy and Garth ran in a double AKC Hunt Test. The test was offered by the Rappahannock River Retriever Club and was held at Shady Grove Kennel. We are pleased to announce that Garth ran well and earned his third and fourth passes to achieve the…

RBRandL Thunder Rolls, CGC – Canine Good Citizen Title


We are a little late with this “brag”. Garth earned the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen title back in August. We are proud of our boy and his accomplishments. We expect continued success in obedience and hunt test.

LRC, Inc. Working Certificate Program

Garth WC(2)

The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. has a Working Certificate Program. The Working Certificate is a test of natural retrieving instinct. To be eligible for the Working Certificate a dog must not be gun shy, retrieve a shot bird at 50 yards on land in light cover, and retrieve two birds…

Garth’s First Hunt Test

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Sandy and Garth recently participated in their first AKC Hunt Test at the Junior Hunter level. As you can see ~ they had a very good day. The test was a double and Garth earned qualifying scores in each test. Garth has loads of drive and one judge said, “Lady,…

Our Newest Addition

RBRandL Sweet Annie of Cresthill

RBRandL Sweet Annie of Cresthill (AKC/UKC/CAN CH Von Hausman’s Bowl Me Over, JH X Cresthill’s Crescent Moon JH) After months of searching for the perfect addition to the ‘pack’ here at Red Barn Ranch and Labradors, LLC, we came to the decision to purchase a puppy from Wendy Bonello of…

Puppies Are Here

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Tilly delivered a litter of three lovely puppies on 7 May 2015. Mother and pups are doing well. We’ve got a chocolate male, chocolate female, and a black male. We are excited for the families that will be taking these pups home in late June. Job well done Tilly. Way…

Kenny X Tilly – Puppy Watch Has Begun


Tilly’s due date is upon us and we are monitoring her temperature watching for that tell-tale drop to 98 degrees that will indicate that whelping is drawing near. She is the picture of good health and we are excited that we will soon welcome a new litter of puppies.

Changing Lives

Alec & Specks

When I was contacted by Alec’s family I was initially confused. Certainly, a dog that had been in training as a service dog wouldn’t need obedience training. None-the-less, I happily agreed to a consultation. What I found was a lovely little dog that needed to learn to move with and…

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