Acornoak Labradors

Lawrence & Sharon Hamilton. Bucyrus, Missouri Contact us acornoak@gotrain.org

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~ About us ~ 
 

I was born in a pretty little village not far from London, England UK. I was also fortunate enough to be born a dual citizen of the UK, and the USA. I relocated to America just a few years ago. Whilst travelling around this beautiful country I met a wonderful man, whom I have since married.

Once my husband and I decided to settle down and buy a home together here in America, our first Labrador was not far behind. We both love everything about this wonderful breed, so much so that we now have a small family of them.

I fell in love with Labradors whilst I was living in England and bought my first one in 1984. He was a great dog, sired by English Show Champion Sandylands My Rainbeau, who was a son of English Champion Sandylands Mark. I bred Labradors for about ten years or so before leaving England. I was only a small kennel, using studs mostly from either Sandylands or Stajantor kennels. In those ten short years I was fortunate enough to meet some very fine breeder's. One lady in particular won my heart.....The late Gwen Broadley of Sandylands kennels in England UK. http://www.sandylands.net/ Gwen was a wonderful lady who was very down to earth, always willing to help and offer advise. I remember it like it was only yesterday sitting in Gwen's home, chatting away and enjoying a glass of Sherry as Show Champion Sandylands My Rainbeau lay by Gwen's feet.

Even though Gwen has gone, she will never be forgotten, her legacy continues in the heart and eye's of Erica Jayes and partner's....Well done, I'm sure Gwen is feeling so proud as she looks down from her dog lovers heaven. I met Erica Jayes back in the early 90's and we have stayed in touch over the year's. Erica has been a great help since Gwen's passing.

We began showing Nov' 2005 and have been bitten by the "show bug." Since we began, we have had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful breeders at ring side and hope to meet many more.

Our Kennel name "Acornoak," came about as my husband is older than I, I call him my wise Oak, which made me the younger Acorn.

All our pups are born and raised in the home. During this time we need somewhere to house a few of the adults. My husband built a kennel, it's concrete construction, insulated, heated and cooled. It has 6 indoor/outdoor kennel runs that are 20ft long and 5 ft wide.  During the day the dogs have free access to an outdoor grassy play area as well as inside the kennel. They all have their own kuranda bed inside.

us, & our dogs

 

            

 

   

 

  

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