ABOUT US

This NZ based kennel was established in 1975, when I was 12 years old. My first Labrador taught me alot about the breed, but most of all gave me an appreciation of 'true' Labrador Temperament. From the onset the emphasis has always been on breeding quality Labradors that excel in Temperament, Type and Soundness.

Breeders of Champions and Grand Champions, not only in NZ but in many countries, we have a tradition of breeding quality labradors in three colours. Julie Bedford-Pope, owner of Croftsway Labradors is an Accredited International Gundog / Sporting Group judge, and has had the honour of judging Labrador Specialties in Australia, Russia, Europe, Brazil, and in the USA on many occassions - including the LRC of the Potomac (USA) in 2010 - the Largest Labrador Specialty in the World.

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Photo above (left -right) - CROFTSWAY DANCE WITH ME, QUEIJEIRO AKUMAL (Mexico), CH.CROFTSWAY TIS TILLY, TINTAGEL WINDS XANTHUS (UK),  CROFTSWAY ABBY LANE,  LABRADDELL VOGUE (Aust),  CROFTSWAY EAVESDROPPER, GR.CH.CROFTSWAY FIRST KNIGHT (in the front..) ..     February 2010

1980s

The above photo is of (L-R) MULTI BISS NZ.CH.CROFTSWAY INCOGNITO (1985) (Simonville Storm-Along - Croftsway Cotton Candy), NZ.CH.CROFTSWAY CHINWAG (1981) (Oakhouse Classical Note (UK) - AUST.&NZ.CH.Gemcourt Powder Puff (Aust).) and SIMONVILLE STORM-ALONG (1978) (Othamcourt Strathfyne (UK) - Charway Solitaire of Simonville (litter sister to Charway Simona - dam of Eng.Ch.Charway Ballywillwill) ...
 
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mother and daughter - CROFTSWAY REAL BLONDE (2011) and her dam MULTI RBISS NZ.CH.CROFTSWAY LEGALLY BLONDE (2006)
 
Over the years there have been numerous imports from some of the Worlds' leading kennels - POOLSTEAD, CHARWAY, DRIFTWAY to name a few.....  These have given us a strong base with which to work.   Croftsway Labradors have proven themselves as useful shooting companions, treasured family pets and many have qualified as Guide Dogs for the NZ Guide Dog Unit. We are proud to have been able to supply Guide Dog & Service Dog Schools in NZ ,Australia, Japan and the USA with breeding stock - further testimony to the Temperament and physical / mental soundness that we strive for.

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above Photo - NZ & INT.CH.CROFTSWAY OLD MAN RIVER, NZ.& INT.CH.CROFTSWAY KOMIC BOOK and INT.CH.CROFTSWAY Q'S BEULAHLAND - all imported NZ and now resident in the USA - Beulahland Kennels.

We are now entering our 41st year of Exhibiting and breeding Labradors in New Zealand and our goals are still the same - to breed top quality Labradors that excell in Temperament, Type and Soundness. Our labradors enjoy life in the beautiful Mangatawhiri Valley where we have over 200 acres and 1 1/2 km of river for them to do what they do best !
       

 All Breeding stock is Hip / Elbow xrayed and scored, and eye checked on an annual basis. Our puppies are well socialised and occassionally available to Approved homes.

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Enquiries Welcome to  Julie Bedford-Pope 

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Phone  Kennels:  +64 9 233 6675
House:  +64 9 233 6372
Mobile:  021 286 1217    (International +64 21 2861217)   

 

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Below Photo

Julie visiting 'Roxy' - CROFTSWAY TIME FOR JAZZ in Brisbane 2006

(Brood bitch for the Queensland Guide Dog Unit.)

Roxy and Julie

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