Tom and Annie have been married 28 years and are the blessed parents of five daughters, two sons, and two son-in-laws. They raised Labradors from 1998 to 2004, when they found new homes for all their dogs so that they could take their family overseas. Even though their children were young during those years, the memories of the wonderful puppy experiences inspired them to begin breeding again in 2009.
Hannah is the one who decided to start breeding dogs again in 2009 and took on much of the responsibility of building the business. She married James Manderino in October 2017 and their first child, Yael Mercy, was born in July 2018. They live about 15 minutes from the family farm and occasionally raise litters with their two Labradors – Ruger and Assata.
Tommy is currently living in North Dakota and working as a diesel mechanic. He is engaged to Kayli Wilson and they will be getting married in September 2018. Tommy still has one chocolate Labrador (Nutella) on the family farm, since he is not able to have her where he lives right now.
Ruthie does a lot of the hands-on work with caring for the dogs and puppies, overseeing watering and cleanup. She is one of our photographers and helps to keep pictures updated and organized. Ruthie owns Dakota, Cricket and Buttercup.
Sarah manages most of the details and responsibilities of the business, including phone and email inquiries, paperwork, keeping the blog and website updated, photography, and helping customers find the perfect puppy. She is the main caregiver for our Beagles and Cavalier, and owns Vincent, Pepper, Daisy and Lizzy.
Abigail married Silas LaGoy in June 2017 and their first child, Dakota Rose, was born in July 2018. They currently live in an apartment on the family farm and Abigail helps with the grooming of our long-haired dogs. She also owns Annabelle and Yalili.
Samuel is the handyman around the farm and takes responsibility for the daily Labrador feeding chores. He is our go-to man whenever we need help with maintenance work or handling the dogs. Samuel owns Golani and Dixie.
Lydia assists with the various odd jobs that are involved with raising and caring for dogs, including feeding, bathing, and interacting with the puppies. She owns Elsie and is the caretaker for Nutella.