We are a small hobby kennel in North Central Texas, dedicated to producing sound English-type Labradors for show, field, and family companions. My deepest conviction is for Labradors to always be Retrievers, so maintaining the integrity of hunting instinct is paramount to my breeding program. I strive for healthy dogs, correct for type and structure and temperament.
I began in Labradors in the early ’80s, then paused showing and breeding to pursue my career. The dogs themselves, however, stayed with me. In the new millennium, I started BearPaw.
All of my dogs come from established show lines of English type, and compete in the breed ring, hunt tests, and obedience. Many of them are certified through Therapy Dogs International, and work as therapy dogs as well. Most importantly, my dogs are members of the family. Along with my lovely young girls, the old-age pensioners keep my feet and my heart warm.