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The breeding kennel was founded in 1987 by Dennis and Janice Anderson. The kennel's original name, changed in 2000, was Queensland International Gundog Kennel.

The kennel is located about one-half hour east of St. Paul, Minnesota, in the St. Croix River Valley. The phone number is 1-651-261-9769. The email address is

Dennis, outdoor columnist of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, has been involved with retrieving dogs most of his life. Born in North Dakota, in the heart of the nation's best waterfowl region, he grew up around his father's Labradors.

Janice holds college degrees in animal science and computer science and is equally comfortable around horses, dogs and computers. She is involved in all aspects of

The goal of is to produce healthy, kind Labradors that are excellent family pets and which excel in upland and water work. Health, temperament and intelligence are critical components of dogs chosen for breeding, as are athleticism, natural retrieving ability, a soft mouth and, especially, a willingness to please.

All of the kennel's breeding and imported stock are from top British field-trial lines, and in that respect represent the best the United Kingdom offers. Many of the kennel's offspring have competed and excelled in AKC and other hunt tests. Fewer compete in American field trials. owns all of its own breeding stock. In certain instances, partnerships will be entered into with customers of the kennel in which breeding rights are shared and offspring sold and guaranteed by In all instances, only dogs imported by the kennel or produced from imported dogs are used by for breeding.

All puppies sold by are covered by a written health guarantee and a one-year unconditional money-back guarantee. Additionally, puppies are sold only by AKC Limited Registration. does not stud any of its males to outside bitches.

Though yellow is a popular color today among retriever owners, particularly among women, all breeding decisions are made irrespective of color: Only dogs and bitches that meet the kennel's requirements are selected for breeding.

There are no chocolate Labradors among the better British field lines. also imports fully trained Labradors from the United Kingdom for customers on an order basis. These dogs are obedience-trained and trained to whistle and hand signals. They are typically 18 month to 2 1/2 years of age and are finished retrievers.

Trained springer spaniels also are imported. President George Bush Sr. is among customers for whom has imported springers.

To secure its British Labradors, the Andersons travel frequently to England, Scotland and Ireland. Each year they also host at their home some of Great Britain's top retriever experts.

During these exchanges over 26 years, the Andersons have grown to understand and appreciate British retriever training methods. Similarly, their British friends have come to know the needs and desires of American Labrador owners.

Both understandings have contributed to success by in producing and selling animals that are a joy to live with and hunt over.

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