Our ambition is to breed British Labradors to meet two goals: to be excellent in the field and are pleasant in the house. To ensure we are staying on the top of the game we are sending several of our dogs every year back to the UK to compete in Field Trials against the best of the best. Competing under real hunting condition is the only way to make sure our bloodlines continue carrying the right traits. So far we are the only kennel in the US which produces dogs in the US who compete in the professional field on the highest level in England and the European continent. Our bloodlines at Riverview Farm Kennel have successfully competed in the UK for 6 generations.
The British Labrador
Traditionally the British Labrador is known to fulfill all the owners needs. The outstanding abilities to cover so many tasks come through a careful selection in the breed to choose the one with WILL to Please. The willingness to work for you and being closer to human than many other breeds made the Labrador Retriever to the most popular dog. In our kennel we stick with this tradition together with meticulously selected hunting abilities which are based on eager to work, drive and style and will to please.
With Stefanie Latham (formerly breeder of Ragweed's bloodline) , the breeder behind the kennel, we have a knowledge of 25 years of breeding, training and trialing successfully Labradors all over Europe (including the UK).
Riverview Farm Kennel is owned by Orrin Ingram, based in Franklin/Tennessee. We offer everything from a puppy to a started dog, to a fully trained dog and also sometimes older dogs to retire in a loving home. Being surrounded by 400 acres training grounds, we are able to train our dogs on many different terrains.
In addition to Riverview Farm, we have training grounds in southern Tennessee, Kentucky and Florida, totally over 20,000 acres for hunting and training. Each location provides a unique setting for the dogs, from the waterfowl in Kentucky to the quail hunting in Florida.
Across the pond, we have training and hunting grounds in Scotland, to where several of our dogs are sent back each year to work and trial with our trainer, Kevin Haynes.