We established Lobuff in 1968. We're
a small hobby kennel on Long Island, and we're proud to own and
breed English type Labradors. It's always been important to us to
strive to have dogs that are triple or multi purpose dogs. We feel
that a well-bred healthy and sound Labrador should be able to go
out and do any job asked of him or her. While titles and wins are
great, in the end it’s the quality and temperament of the
dogs that matter. We believe that breeding dogs is an art, not a
science. Deciding which dogs to breed together has to come from
your heart, mind and love of the breed, “guided” by
some of the info that science has to offer.
Through the 70’s and on into the 80's we had finished many
champions and had several dogs that had done specialty winning like
Ch's Lobuff Seafaring Banner and sister Ch Lobuff Tequila Sunrise
and her daughters Ch Lobuff’s Missouri Breaks and Ch Lobuff
Sundown at Kerrymark. By that time we had an idea of the look, shape
and attitude we wanted for our dogs. Co-owning "Baloo"-
Ch Lobuff's Bare Necessities CD JH, with Emily Biegel - "Tollhouse"
Labradors, was a turning point in our breeding program. He sired
more than 50 working Guide Dogs as well as champions, Junior Hunters,
obedience dogs, explosive detector dogs and family companions. He
was a 5 time specialty BISS winner including Potomac as well as
the National Sweepstakes in '91.He was also Best of Breed at Westminster
KC twice and was the #1 Labrador in the US for '94 and '95. Emily
got him started on birds and Anna Clark took him on to gain his
JH and CD.
Showing dogs was a family affair, in the 60's and 70's. Col Jerry
and Lee Weiss and all 5 daughters enjoyed the sport as a hobby.
Although today, it is Col Weiss as a popular AKC judge and Lisa
as a breeder and breeder/judge who carry on with the Lobuff dogs
helped a bit by son Alex Agresta.
One of our most important producers and beloved family pet was Dove,
she was co-owned with Hollyridge – Julie Quigley-Smith and
we enjoyed great success with her, she exceeded any dreams we had
for her winning BOB at Potomac, the LRC National and may other Specialties.
Then her daughter Pufffin won Potomac in ’08 – she was
from our famous breeding to Ch Boradors By George – she was
handled by all around great guy Norman Grenier, who also won 14
BISS with her and 3 BIS. Her sister Piper was also a 7 time BISS
winner. The 2 boys from the Gordy x Dove litter Bo and Eddie –
were also Specialty winners and Bo was #1 top sire in the US in
“13, they were co-owned with “Lady” Diane Pilbin.
Diane and I started in Labs together with sister littermates born
in ’68. The boys lived in NH with Diane, Red and the Donkeys!!!
Sadly, Dove, Puffin, Eddie and Kisskadee are not with us and longer.
As is the case with so many things in life – “it takes
a village” and we’ve been lucky to work with so many
breeder friends. Great co-owners are hard to find but we’ve
managed to work with the best!! Like Dr.Kathy Sneider, DVM at Aquarius
who owned Baloo son Ch. Aquarius Centercourt Delight JH the “winningest”
Lab in the history of the breed. Sadly, she lost Buzz in ’14
at the age of 16!! We continue to work together with new generations!!
Nancy Wolston a “Dual Labrador” driven Co-owner, has
the 1st Lobuff MH, with BISS Gr Ch. Lobuff Major Yeager At Asquam
MH. Nancy always goes full tilt, logging countless hours and miles.
She and “Yeager” completed a Master Hunter title and
qualified for the Master Nationals in ’11 and again in “12!!!!
Winning BOB at LRC Boston Specialty was icing on the cake for Nancy.
We’re so proud of Nancy and her gang as she does all her own
training – duck by duck!!!
We have so many friends to thank for helping us carry on our lines
combined with theirs. Lee Holstien at Darlinghill Labradors has
put a WC on Ch Lobuff She’s All That to Tollhouse -”Marley”
and is showing 3 of her “Bo” offspring. Lee also has
“Em”- Wizard’s sister on the road to success.
Sue Ketcham at Brookstone co-owns CH Lobuff Hollyridge Miss Independent
Who got a JAM at Potomac ’14 – and super producer Ch.
Aquarius Lobuff Liddle Private Nicholas at Brookstone CGC. Deb Weinman
at Atlantic, Leslie Plank at Forestwood , Eileen Kelly at Ol Bailey,
Audrey Bloom at Sageriver, Jessica Gore at Water Oak and Abby Kagen
and Greg Goebel at Liddle, Janet Huntly at Dockside - to name a
few!!!Thanks to all who have worked so hard!! Check out their websites.
Today most of our dogs are co-owned and shown in partnership with
Robert and Kaki Fisher – Frakari Labs, Juan Carbonell of Loretta
Labs , and long time partner Julie Quigley Smith, Hollyridge….she
and I have logged a lot of miles had a lot of laughs and cried more
than a few tears on this great journey. Check their websites as
well!!! We’re chugging along and having terrific success –
winning lots of specialties and having Nationally ranked dogs!!
We have also gotten heavily into Cavaliers. We’ve had them
for over 20 years – our 1st from Sally Bell at Wye Cavs -
but have only recently gotten excited about showing them. We’re
having some success and lots of fun. My co-owner Idelle Cahn at
Ceja’s Cavaliers (website Seabreezecavaliers.com) has helped
me so much!! As well as Sue Penn and Marie Treacy. I’ve been
lucky to breed into the famous Sheeba line owned by Karin Ostman.
We plan to have lots of fun in the future.
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