We are Dick and Karen Kennedy, who have been loving, living, training and breeding Labradors since 1990. We are located 20 miles north of Boston in Danvers, Massachuesetts.
We breed and train our Labs, first and foremsot to be loving companion dogs and to be competitive in the Hunting Tests, Obedience and Agility Rings as well as to spend a day Hunting in the Field.
We continue to strive to breed the best versatile Labrador that we possibly can, paying close attention to Temperment, Trainability and Companionship.
We occasionally have puppies who are raised in the house and underfoot with lots of TLC. Most of the Pleasant Pine Labradors are sold on Limited registraion to approved home. A few are placed with full registration to Obedience, Field and Agility homes.
All of our breeding dogs have all of their Health Clearances including; Hip and Elbow OFA (Orthropedic Foundation for Animals) X-Ray clearance, Certified Eye clearance yearly, EIC (Exercised Induced Collapse), CNM (CertoNuclear Myopathy), Cardiac Echogram by a Certified Cardiologist, HNPK (Hereditary Nasal Parkeratosis) and Optigen Eye clearanc for PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy). I also perform DNA testing to determine coat color (Black, Chocolate and Yellow) and resessive (hidden) coat colos as well as DNA testing for Dilute (silver) gene and Brindle gene (Tan points). Both of the last two DNA tests are inproper coat colors in Labradors.
Dick and I are members of The Labraodr Retriever Club, Inc, The Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston, Colonial Retriever Field Trial Club, North Shore Kennel Club and Reading Rifle and Revolver Club.,
We are both AKC (American Kennel Club) Hunt Test Judges, Qualified and Approved to Judge both Senior and Junior levels. Dick is also Approved and Qualified to Judge Master