I live in the southern part of Norway, near Kristiansand.
I got my first labrador in 1967, 12
years old. Toya was by a pet bitch, and Ch. Sandylands Rough Tweed(
Ch. Sandylands Tan, litter brother)
Some years later I purchased two
labrador bitches from the famous swedish Mallard’s kennel, none of
them breed successfully. But it was with Brit and Arnfinn Havaker
(Mallards kennel) my hart and soul was filled with labradors. They
intruduce me to the labrador world, and I was hooked. It was during
that period I started to read books and learn pedigrees of english
and nordic labradors.
In 1984 I met Joyce and Les Brabban at
a show in Norway. I was invited to come over and see their litter by
Cambremer Montclair x Ch. Charway Blackthorn of Follytower . I
decided to buy a bitch puppy, named Norw. Sh. Ch. Cambremer Bianca.
She grew up to be the most beautyfull bitch, both in body and soul.
She was my foundatin bitch.
While I stayed with Brabbans they took
me to Audrey and Allan Chapman, Croftspa labradors. At that time
Sh. Ch. Croftspa Hazelnut of Foxrush won CC’s nearly at every show
in Brittan. I asked for a bitch puppy by Foxrush Caprice of
Croftspa’s next litter. And the year after I went back and brought
home Nor. Ch. Croftspa Chinatea (Bradking Rangeway Mr. Chips x
Foxrush Caprice of Croftspa). She went on to be my second foundation
The most significant labradors bred in
the kennel has been Nor Ch. Fieldvalley’s Dexter (Ch. Guidelines
Copyright x Ch. Croftspa Chinatea) Most winning labrador in Norway
1995 and a group winner.
Cambremer Bianca was bred to Ch. Surprising’s Montgomery, and
produced Ch. Fieldvalleys Alina Mertoun. She was a bitch with all
the qualities I am looking for in a labrador.
Ch. Fieldvalley’s Magda is
probably the best I have bred, by a granddaughter of Ch. Croftspa
Chinatea , Guideline Dailuaine to a dog named Ch.
She has been BOB several times, she has won groups
too and she was runner up to most winning labrador in 2000.
I have made up 10 Norwegian Labradors,
and 1 Swedish.
Of imports, I have mentioned Ch.
Cambremer Bianca and Ch. Croftspa Chinatea
The next import was Ch. Cuanbank Tug
A’War (full brother of Angela Williams two champion bitches Ch.
Cuanbank Island Mist at Foulby and Ch. Cuanbank Maggie May at Foulby)
. He had a good show carreer in Norway, and he won a group at a
kennel club show. He figurates in the pedigree of winning dogs
The show team today, who do well in the
show ring, are Fieldvalley’s Sally Mertoun (Sw. Nor.Sh.Ch. Mambrinos
Smasher x F. Paula Mertoun ) 2CC, and Nor.Sh.Ch.Fieldvalley’s
Thomas (Nor. Sh.Ch. Surprisings Noah x Annual’s Dream Girl).
As the years has gone, you can find my
dogs as ancestors to winning Labradors in almost every country of
the world, and I am proud of that.
I am a breeder of show labradors, and I
will always try to breed nice and healthy Labradors, with good
I have no spesific policies and
theories, but I think the best way to learn about breeding , is to
ask, listen and do as the most successful breeders tells you, those
breeders who has a champions in almost every litter. Try to find the