Our interest in dogs began when we were both very young. Kyle's first dog was a border collie named Sandy, "Kemlace Red Sally UD" (DOB 22/8/1987). At that stage, Kyle's main interest in dogs revolved around obedience training. Sandy gained her Utility Dog title and along the way enabled Kyle to gain much knowledge in regards to temperament and training.
Erin's first dog was an associate register golden retriever named Zoe UD (DOB 15/10/1995). Zoe's gained the novice bitches NSW State Obedience Titles gold medallion and had much success at Sydney Royal Obedience trials, placing numerous times and obtained her Utility Dog Title.
The purchase of "Doc" a Labrador named Aust Ch Driftway Southern Impact UD (DOB 11/6/1996) represented our entrance into the show ring side of the dog world. With Doc, we achieved success in both the show ring and the obedience ring. Some of this success includes Runner-Up Best In Show at the October 2001 NSW Labrador show, highest score in Utility in trial at the 2002 Labrador National, and a Sydney Royal placing in the Utility class. Doc also competed in gundog working tests.
Since then we have trialled further dogs in the obedience ring and showed many dogs to gain their Australian Champion titles. Our show ring success includes multiple specialty Best in Show wins, Sydney Royal and National wins and multiple All Breeds Best in Group awards.
Kyle gained his ANKC novice obedience judges license in 1999. He gained full panel status in 2005, Kyle also judges Rally Obedience.
We breed on a limited basis. Each breeding is planned very carefully as at least one of the puppies have to represent the breed in show or obedience, as well as future generations. We established the Eraky prefix in 1998.
Our dogs are health tested extensively prior to breeding. All breeding stock hold hip and elbow certificates, and clear eye and heart certificates. We are registered breeders with Dogs NSW (member #2100013119)
We are members of the following Clubs -
We live in the Southern Highlands, a 1.5 hour drive southwest of Sydney in NSW, Australia.
We'd love you to watch this video our good friend Scott Washington of AlpyneAir Labradors put together to showcase our Labrador "paradise" at our former home in Bargo.
Erin & Kyle Charnock