River Run Retrievers is a small, family oriented kennel owned by my husband and me (Dennis & Gail Banks). We are Labrador enthusiasts and have owned labs for over fifteen years. Our first hunting lab puppy was bought as a hunting companion for Dennis. Dennis has been involved with hunting waterfowl for 20+ years.
We are strong supporters of the HRC/UKC organization and actively participate at all levels of competition. I serve as the HRC Public Relations Rep for our region (HRC Region 3). We are active members of the Eastern Caroline Hunting Club, and most recently helped formed the new James River Hunting Retriever Club in Virginia.
We believe that the loyalty of a Labrador Retriever as a family pet and their hunting ability make them the perfect dog to own. We have been in love with the breed since owning our first hunting lab, Andrew's Molly. From Molly we learned what to look for in bloodline/pedigree and a health guarantee. We learned both are equally important. We lost Molly to cancer and did our homework to ensure that our foundation bitches came from a breeding program that was free of any hereditary health problems and a bloodline that proved hunting ability. We strive to continue that same quality in the pups that are whelped at River Run Kennels.
River Run Retrievers is small by design. Seldom will we have more than one or two litters each year. Our goal is threefold: First to produce healthy, genetically sound pups. Second, for the hunter or hunt test dog, to breed to stud dogs with the best hunting ability available to produce pups with intelligence which will excel when trained. Third, for the pet owner, to produce pups with good looks and an even temperament that will make them a joy to include in the family.
We are located in Ladysmith, VA (centrally located between Richmond and Fredericksburg).
Dennis and Gail Banks
Ladysmith, VA 22546
Phone 804-994-4072 or 804-004-4069