Wyndance Labrador Retrievers is a CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) approved, small-scale, high-quality in-home breeding program located in Oakridges, Ontario, just 45 minutes north of Metropolitan Toronto. Our email address is: .
After 31 years of owning Labrador Retrievers, I decided that it was time to live out my childhood dream of not only owning labs, but also showing and breeding them. And so, in 2016, I began this incredible journey by reaching out to longstanding reputable breeder and conformation judge Joanne Fernall at Devonsleigh Kennels (www.devonsleigh.com) and purchased Wyndance’s foundation breeding female: GCh Devonsleigh's Black Charm
Our plan is to selectively breed for 1- 2 litters per year and add new members to the Wyndance Labs fur family as we produce our own or source healthy, high-quality pups that qualify to expand our breeding program over time. Please scroll down to see our breeding girls, review their pedigrees, the health clearances that we undertake and if we have an upcoming litter that you might be interested in.
My singular goal is to produce Labrador Retrievers, bred to the breed standard for folks who may simply wish to own a fantastic family pet and/or who may want to participate in Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Hunting or Tracking activities alongside the people that they love and who care for them.
Read more here about whether a Labrador Retriever is the right dog for you and your lifestyle/family.
And finally, for those of you who are "not looking for a show dog" and are just considering buying a labrador as a family pet, the attached document to the right here is for you...
Our Dogs & Puppy Gallery
Wyndance Tribute To Devonsleigh
Wyndance's Chocolate Éclair
#7 Lab Pup 2018- Cda
BPIS MBPIG MBPIB
Wyndance's Black Jade
Wyndance's Joy To The World
Wyndance's Cabo Wabo
Wyndance's Baskerville Hound
Wyndance's Stanley KaCoCam
Wyndance's Rey Del Norte
Wyndance's Blaze Of Glory
Our Breeding Dogs:
Our Breeding Dogs
Name: GCh. Devonsleigh's Black Charm (Charm)
DOB: October 13, 2015
Sire: Ch Sunnydaze Walk The Line
Dam: Devonsleigh's Chocolate Peanut
2018's Best Brood Bitch (LRCC/ALRC) Charm is super smart, fun girl, all wrapped up in a beautifully structured great moving package. She is Wydance's 1st & foundation breeding female and is producing some lovely pups. Charm achieved her conformation Championship and Grand Championship titles with limited showings by the time she was 22 mths old and most recently took Best Brood Bitch honours (with 2 of her progeny) at the ALRC & LRCC Nationals. She is well behaved wherever we go, loves to play with her people/her toys and is excellent with children, other dogs and cats.
Charm has received all her DNA and Hip/Elbow Clearances and comes from wonderfully accomplished multigenerational lines of Labradors in Canada (Devonsleigh) and US (Sunnydaze) including Best in Show (conformation), High In Trial (Obedience) and Retriever Trial (Field) dogs. She carries all 3 color genes so depending on the color genetics of the male stud dog(s) we use, she has the ability to produce black, yellow & chocolate puppies.
Name: GCh. Shanbro's Harlow Devonsleigh C.G.N. (Harlow)
DOB: April 4th, 2017
Sire: Ch. Eagertrieves Paevalley Quanah
Dam: GCh. Shanbro's Chiffon Devonsleigh
View Harlow's CKC Pedigree (coming soon!)
ALRC's Best Juvenile Puppy in 2018, if there were a Miss Congeniality Award for dogs, Harlow would win it every time. She is a really pretty yellow girl that moves super well and has the calmest, most agreeable and loving temperament. She comes with a wonderful pedigree that combines the strengths of two championship lines from the Eagertrieves & Shanbro kennels. She has received all her DNA & eye clearances. Her OFA clearances have been completed and she has been certified as clear of hip/elbow dysiplasia.
As a Baby Puppy (3-6 mths) Harlow won multiple Best Baby Puppy In Breed and Best Baby Puppy in Group awards. After maturing for a bit while Charm had her first litter of pups, in 2018 and 2019 Harlow took a number of Best of Breed and Group placements and has achieved both her Canadian Championship and Grand Championship conformation titles. She will produce yellow & black puppies.
Name: Wyndance's Chocolate Éclair (Claire)
DOB: Feb 27th, 2018
Sire: Ch. Fantasy Fly Cabus
Dam: GCh. Devonsleigh's Black Charm
View Claire's CKC Pedigree (coming soon)
With Multi-Best Baby Puppy in Breed (MBBPIB) & Multi-Best Baby Puppy in Group (MBBPIG) wins, the newest member of the Wyndance crew is the keeper puppy selected out of Wyndance's inaugural litter.
Claire is our beautiful chocolate female who possesses great balance in her structure and movement as well as a wonderfully happy and "ready to go" temperament.
She placed 2nd in the ALRC Jr. Puppy Bitch class at the 2018 PEI Nationals and most recently took Winners Female honors amidst a large female class entry at the Ontario Breeders Dog Show
She has passed all her DNA & Eye health clearances and Claire is a chocolate that will produce chocolate & yellow puppies.
Their Health Clearances
Each of our breeding/upcoming breeding females have been tested by the DDC Veterinary DNA Technology Park in Fairfield, Ohio, receiving DNA clearances for the Labrador Retriever panel of genetic disorders.
When each of them reach two (2) years of age, we have x-rays taken and submitted to the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) to ascertain dysplasia clearances for their hips and elbows, and only upon receiving their clearances, will they formally be put into our breeding program. Their eyes are CERF cleared annually.
1. GCh. Devonsleigh's Black Charm (b/y/c) Clearances:
2. GCh. Shanbro's Harlow Devonsleigh (b/y) Clearances:
DNA Clearances: Cystinuria: Clear Degenerative Myelopathy: Clear
EIC: Clear HNPK: Clear PRA-prcd: Clear CNM: Clear
OFA Certifications*: Hips & Elbows: Fair/Normal
Eye Clearances: CERF Clear (as of 31/05/18)
3. Wyndance's Chocolate Éclair (b/y/c) Clearances:
DNA Clearances: Cystinuria: Clear Degenerative Myelopathy: Clear EIC: Clear HNPK: Clear PRA-prcd Clear CNM: Clear
OFA Clearances*: Hips: TBA (27.02.20) Elbows: TBA (27.02.20)
Eye Clearances: CERF Clear (as of 27.06.18)
Available Older Pups/Dogs: None currently.
Referrals/References/Reviews: please go to our Facebook page here:
Breeding Update as of Sept 2019:
Litter Announcement Oct 22-24th: Dam GCh. Shanbro's Harlow Devonsleigh Sire: Castilleja's Alpha Romeo Go Home : Last wk of Dec/1 wk of Jan
April 2020 Litter: Dam: GCh. Devonsleigh's Black Charm Sire: TBA Litter Colors: TBA Status: Wait Listing Prospective Owners
Oct 2020 Litter: Dam: Ch. Wyndance's Chocolate Eclair Sire: TBA Status: Wait Listing Prospective Owners
Important Message To Interested/Prospective Wyndance Labrador Retriever Puppy Buyers:
Wyndance lab pups are raised using Puppy Culture socialization and training methods. Before going to their new families at 9-12 weeks of age, Wyndance Labrador puppies are leash trained, can go up and down stairs, are crate trained for bedtimes ( typically 11pm-btwn 4-5 am), they understand can can perform a sit and lay down on command, they have "No Bite (nipping) training from the time they turn 3 weeks and start to get their little razor like teeth and they understand Leave It! when they pick up something that they shouldn't as well.
When considering buying a puppy you need to have a Baby Puppy Care Plan as they can only be crated for 1 hour per month of age before they need to be toileted and have 30-40 mins of simple playtime (that is not exercise).This is a key consideration that will need to be satisfactorily addressed in order to become an Approved To Purchase individual or family.
If you are interested in purchasing a Wyndance Labrador Retriever puppy , it is highly recommended that you place yourself on our Litter Wait List. Simply send me a request for our Puppy Application Form via email and/or give me a call.
Wyndance 2019 Conformation Show News:
Labrador Owners Club Specialty (Jun'19): Our lovely Charm/Ozaki puppies (Nov'18) Wyndance's Blaze of Glory (Blaze) and Wyndance's Rey del Norte (Rey) did very well in their 6-9 month puppy classes at their first lab specialty show, with Rey taking 1st place in Sweepstakes and 2nd place honors in the regular classes and Blaze taking 2nd place in 3 out of the 4 shows
Sunday Puppy Sweepstakes - Judge: Lola Nichol - Maktawae Labradors
Sunday Regular Classes - Judge: Vladilena Manzenko - Delightfull Labradors (Ukraine)
Scarborough Kennel Club (Mar '19): On Saturday March 9th, our pretty girl Ch. Shanbro's Harlow Devonsleigh took Best of Breed and on Sunday March 10th, took Best of Opposite Sex under esteemed international judges, Gerardo Paolucci-Argentina and Robert Shreve-USA respectively.
Ontario Breeders Dog Shows (Mar '19): Claire took Reserve Winners Female and Winners Female in show's # 2 & 4 respectively and is "on the board with her 1st points towards her Cdn Ch. Our other baby girl Wyndance's Black Jade took Reserve Winners Female.
Wyndance Breeding Policies:
Breed Colors: We only breed for the three (3) officially CKC recognized colors: Black, Chocolate & Yellow (please note that "Fox Red"labradors are simply a variant on the Yellow dogs as their coats can range from nearly white through to a deep "yellow" or red.
Breed Certifications/Clearances: Wyndance Labradors are certified for hips, elbows, heart and eye health clearances as well genetic DNA clearances. At least one parent will be clear of "common to the breed" genetic diseases which in turn ensures that our pups will not be affected by them.
Warranties: All pups in our litters will be registered with the Canadian Kennel Club, micro-chipped and leave our home at 8-10 weeks of age with a New Puppy Kit, having been de-wormed at 2, 4, 6 & 8 weeks of age and with their first set of vaccinations (3 sets are required). A written health warranty will be provided for each puppy’s first two years from hereditary defects. We require all buyers to sign our contract which includes a specific Return Policy; if for any reason they are not able to keep their Labrador, we will be notified for re-homing and/or our dog/pup will be returned to us for proper placement.
Approved Buyers Only: All potential buyers are screened to ensure that your Wyndance Labrador Retriever puppy has a safe, loving home. All potential buyers must complete a puppy purchase questionnaire and you will then be interviewed and asked to visit us prior to any commitment for purchase to ensure that our dogs can thrive in their new environments. Under no circumstances will we sell to pet stores or commercial dealers for re-sale. Once approved for purchase, a non-refundable deposit is required, and you will be placed in order of stated preference for sex/color of puppy on to the wait list.