We are a family kennel and our dogs are part of our family. They live in our backyard and always have access to a large play area with a pecan tree for shade, access to our back porch, as well as full access to their 10 x 16 kennel where they are fed and their whelping beds are. Our dogs take a walk every morning through our yard or pastures and play fetch with tennis balls every afternoon which makes them sleep good at night.
We take our dogs to the lake or our pond so they can swim and play. They also enjoy getting nose to nose with the cows and Cobbler will always jump in any trough he can find when he gets hot. They also watch after our cat who like to lounge above them on the porch.
Cobbler is our yellow lab and is the father of puppies. He is a large block head male that we bought as a puppy from a family in Bayou La Batre. He loves to play fetch and is the protector of our pack. He loves to get in the whelping beds with the puppies but is also the first up to protect us if he sees or smells a coyote. He also has the most personality and will curl up next to us when we are sitting out in the yard.
Peach is our chocolate lab and is a fantastic mom. We went to a family breeder in Opelika to get her. She lives for fetch and is best at finding the tennis balls when none of them see where it went. She is also a pleaser and will come up to you and put her head on your leg for some extra attention. Her favorite time is when she gets out by herself and rides in the back of the truck to the other side of the farm to check fences.
Frosty is our youngest lab and is silver. She came from Cullman, Alabama and has proven to be a very easily trained and an athletic smaller lab. She is now the fastest of the group and outruns everyone else for the first ball. She is also our watchdog and lets us know if there is a deer or other animal in the backyard. She also loves attention from Peach and Cobbler as well as us.
We only breed our females once per year or less depending on their health and the time of year.. We feel lucky to have such a good group of dogs and one of the highlights of our day is watching them chase tennis balls and bring them back in the afternoons, especially when the baby calves come to the fence to watch the show.