~ About Us ~
We overlook Trentham
Racecourse on a lovely 5 acre bush clad property called "Raceview". It
backs onto a 67 hectare reserve. It's ideal for the dogs , cats, and chickens that
the place home.
My first Labrador was purchased in the early 80s from Pat Munro. After
telling Pat what I wanted she delivered Max a beautiful black, not show
quality but a great hunter.
Our family grew up with horses, and my sisters, brother and myself spent all
our time breaking in and riding over 1600 acres. We had many breeds of dogs
on the farm, but Labradors were for me.
In 1985 I started looking about the country for a brood bitch. She had to
have substance, a great temperament, and hopefully show quality and sound. I
was lucky enough to purchase a beautiful yellow from Sue Davis in
Christchurch. Zara went on to become a Champion and produce Roughfield's
first Champion in CH Roughfield Taste of Honey.
My sister Mandy and I love Labradors. We breed very few litters each year,
due mainly to working fulltime. All our stock hold current eye certificates and
have been Optigen tested. We only breed from sound stock, X-Rayed for H.D &
O.C.D. Temperament is at the top of our wanted list, followed closely by the
true Labrador type.
We import dogs from all over the world to spice up our gene pool. What we
see in the future for us is importing frozen semen. This will be especially
helpfully with our choc lines. We are proud to be able to say that we Bred &
Owned & Shown Champions, both dogs and bitches in all three colours. We look forward to the future
and the exciting time ahead.
Sue and Amanda Roughton with Jazz and Toby
Amanda with Betty Boop and Sue with Beau at the beach in Tangimoana during the National Dog Show 2009
Amanda with Asha at the Hutt river -2011
Sue with Beau and Ella at shows in Taranaki Sue at home
Amanda with Tommy, Betty Boop and Beau Sue with the Roughfield Labradors at the Hutt river
Amanda with 4 chocolate Labradors, Amber, Cleococo, Jackson and Spice
Amanda with her Labradors
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