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About Modbury Retrievers

I have been owned by Golden retrievers for the last 22 years. I have been breeding Goldens for the last 16 years and took the name 'Modbury' out then also. My initial interest was in showing my Goldens and we achieved numerous placings at championships and open shows with my first show boy 'Hayjoy Midnight Heath of Modbury'.

All of my show bred line are direct descendants of him. Approximately 12 years ago I became interested in the working gundog side of Goldens, the first dog that was trained to the gun was a show bred one called Hayjoy Briar of Modbury. She was used in the gundog demonstrations when younger for the Countryside Alliance, the Royal Show and also the Town and Country Show. She regularly 'picked up' up on local shoots and still occasionally no nearing 12 she comes out for half a day.

My main interest now is purely in the working side of Golden Retrievers, I have some old Holway lines and some of the newer working lines in my kennel now. I still have some of the show lines here, Garbank Lislone, Nortonwood and Hayjoy. The working dogs pick up during the season twice a week at a very prestigious shoot in Market Harborough and another local shoot. I have two youngsters in my kennel at the moment that I have high hopes for - watch this space for news about Myrtle and Violet.

I am a relatively small kennel and I only breed a litter when I wish to keep one myself. I am proud to be part of the Kennel Club Accredited Breeder Scheme from the outset. All of my stud and brood bitches hold the relevant Kennel Club/British Veterinary Association health tests, hip/elbow and yearly eye tests, and the younger ones are also DNA profiled with the Kennel Club.

Our Puppies

All of our puppies are born and raised in our home. They are well socialised, not only with general household noises but also with our children and our other dogs. The puppies are Kennel Club registered and come with a 5 generation pedigree. We endorse all of our puppies' Kennel Club registrations with 'R' (progeny not eligible for registration) and 'X' (not for issue of export certificate). Our puppies are sold as family pets and not for breeding purposes. We do not lift these endorsements under any circumstances and each puppy owner is required to sign a document verifying that they fully understand the implications of these endorsements.

Each puppy leaves Modbury with a very comprehensive Puppy Pack which we have compiled to provide owners with as much information as possible regarding the health and well being of the new puppy. They also have four weeks free insurance from Pet Plan, registration with Pet Back, a sample of the Burn's puppy food which they have been weaned onto and money off vouchers for more food.

Puppy Enquiries

E-mail us and we will reply to you as soon as possible bearing in mind we receive a large number of enquiries. Please Note: When e-mailing us about puppy availability, please remember to give us your name, landline telephone number and tell us about yourself.

We offer a lifetime's support of advice regarding any aspect of the puppy's well-being.

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