Darby (Seafox Landlover) our first Flat Coat was born in 2008. Darby was out of Blacklace and Seafox Kennels. His sire was Koby (Blacklace Magic Mocha Sapphire) who was a multiple Best of Breed and Show winner.
Darby is the namesake for our kennel. Darbyshire was a nickname given to him by a close family member. We lost both of them within 10 days of each other so it only seemed fitting to use Darbyshire as our kennel name.
September 2008-April 2019
Crosby (GCh Blacklace Top Shelf Scotch N' Soda) is our foundation male. He is out of Blacklace Flat Coated Retrievers (Kathy Kondrat). He is the one that started us on this breeding/showing journey. Crosby is our COVID puppy. We were not able to start showing him until he was 19 months old. He has had multiple Best of Breed wins and placed 4th in Sporting Dog Group at the age of 22 months.
Crosby is truly Flat Coat in every way. He embodies that carefree "Peter Pan" nature that Flat Coats are know for. He has completed his Canadian Grand Championship in the show ring and is currently well on his way to Grand Champion Bronze.