What to expect if you would like an Ardenbrook puppy

We typically breed once a year, so demand outstrips supply. If you are looking for a puppy in the short term we may know of other litters, but it is unlikely that we can meet your needs. We encourage prospective puppy owners to research carefully and plan well in advance. Visits are welcome after an initial telephone conversation. You won't be put on a waiting list until a satisfactory visit has taken place.

Dog breeding is unpredictable. Bitches come into season with varying regularity. Some matings do not take. Some whelpings are not straightforward. The number and gender of puppies cannot be guaranteed, and neither can the colour if it is likely to be a mixed litter of blacks and yellows. For these reasons you are strongly encouraged to build relationships with other breeders in case the litter you are interested in from us does not deliver a puppy for you. With most litters we have to disappoint some prospective owners. Being on our wait list is not a contract. No deposit is taken. Payment in full is taken just prior to collecting your puppy.

Some breeders may ask for a substantial deposit to reserve a puppy even before a litter is born. There has been a shortage of puppies and some breeders took advantage of this by asking two or three times what a Labrador puppy may have cost pre-lockdown. Prices seem to have stabilised, but they have not returned to pre-lockdown levels. Buyer beware is still highly relevant when buying a puppy.

Our priority is to build relationships with suitable puppy homes, and ensure that our puppies end up in a happy and kind environment where they will have a home for life. On-going support is provided via a private facebook group where you will find friendly and non-judgemental advice from Kate and other Ardenbrook puppy owners, along with plenty of puppy photos.

Expect searching questions from us, and don't hold back with your questions. Very young children and puppies do not mix well. Homes where there is frequently nobody about are unlikely to be considered. You may at times feel that we are trying to talk you out of having a puppy - this is for the future wellbeing of you as a family and, of course, our puppies.

If none of the above puts you off then please get in touch for a chat, or send Kate an e-mail setting out your circumstances and what you are hoping for.

Gally & Erin - Six pups arrived on 16th July, during the day, and without medical intervention. Thank you Erin! As of 24th July we have one black boy available, ready to go to a new home from 10th September. Once the litter is registered and on the Kennel Club web site we usually start to receive many phone calls.

If you are researching now for a puppy you are welcome to get in touch and come to see us.

Meeting mum and the pups is an essential part of the process of acquiring a puppy. We welcome visits from prospective puppy owners. If coronavirus restrictions are in place we will work out protocols appropriate to the prevailing advice, which may involve hand sanitation, face coverings, and distancing. If the weather cooperates visits will take place outside.

Flashmount Galliot
Sire: Flashmount Galliot

Tullyah Mo of Wedgnock
Dam: Tullyah Mo of Wedgnock

View the litter pedigree.   View the Kennel Club Mate Select health results summary.  

Gally & Dyfi - A first for us - a litter of one. Ardenbrook Perseverance (Percy) was born on 4th March. With no litter mates we had to substitute, but Percy thrived, and by the time he left for his new home he had thoroughly worked his way into our hearts.

Flashmount Galliot
Sire: Flashmount Galliot

Ardenbrook River Dyfi
Dam: Ardenbrook River Dyfi

View the litter pedigree.   View the Kennel Club Mate Select health results summary.  

Gibbs & Shade - June 2020 - A mating took place between Brigburn Kit Carson (Gibbs) and Gallyflight Sunray Shadow (Shade) on 22nd June. A Caesarian section was required, and it transpired that Shade had suffered a tear in the womb. Thankfully prompt action saved her and delivered nine healthy puppies. All are now happily settled in their new homes. Shade made a complete recovery.

Brigburn Kit Carson
Sire: Brigburn Kit Carson

Gallyflight Sunray Shadow
Dam: Gallyflight Sunray Shadow

View the litter pedigree.   View the Kennel Club Mate Select health results summary.      View the Kennel Club Puppy Pack Template as of October 2020.    See images of Shade with the litter.

Jed & Shade - March 2020 - Unfortunately this mating did not take. We are sorry to have to disappoint those who have expressed an interest.

Troddenmills Get A Grip Of Dacreford
Sire: Troddenmills Get A Grip Of Dacreford

Gallyflight Sunray Shadow
Dam: Gallyflight Sunray Shadow

View the litter pedigree.   View the Kennel Club Mate Select health results summary.  

Gally & Bria - Seven pups were delivered on Monday 2nd September. Pups went to new homes in late October / early November.

Flashmount Galliot
Sire: Flashmount Galliot

Ardenbrook Briallen
Dam: Ardenbrook Briallen

View the litter pedigree.   View the Kennel Club Mate Select health results summary.   See images of Bria with the litter.

Oak & Shade - Four dogs and three bitches are progressing well, having been born on Wednesday 10th May. Provided all goes well the all black litter will be ready for their new homes towards the second weekend in July 2017. As usual, all of these puppies were spoken for before birth.

River Meadow Oak
Sire: River Meadow Oak

Gallyflight Sunray Shadow
Dam: Gallyflight Sunray Shadow

View the litter pedigree.   View the Kennel Club Mate Select health results summary.   See images of Shade with the litter.

Cluanie & Kalli - Six pups were delivered by Caesarian on Monday 29th February 2016. For the full story go to the litter page.

Birdsgreen Cluedo of Wedgnock
Sire: Birdsgreen Cluedo of Wedgnock

Ardenbrook Kallisto
Dam: Ardenbrook Kallisto

View the litter pedigree.   View the Kennel Club Mate Select health results summary.   See images of Kalli with the litter.

Oak & Faith - Faith delivered one dog and five bitches during the early hours of Friday 10th April 2015.

River Meadow Oak
Sire: River Meadow Oak

Ardenbrook Faith
Dam: Ardenbrook Faith

View the litter pedigree.   View the Kennel Club Mate Select health results summary.   See pictures of Faith with the litter.

March & Faith - The litter was born on 8th May 2013. Faith had three black boys, one yellow boy, and two yellow girls.

FTCh Braidenvale Spinnaker
Sire: FTCh Braidenvale Spinnaker (March)

Ardenbrook Faith
Dam: Ardenbrook Faith

View the litter pedigree.   View the Kennel Club Mate Select health results summary.   See pictures of Faith with the litter.

Pepper & Faith - The litter was born on 12th April 2012. Faith had two black and two yellow boys to look after, and she loved it. They all progressed well and settled into their new homes in July.

Jobeshill Valfrid of Avonford
Sire: Jobeshill Valfrid of Avonford (Pepper)

Ardenbrook Faith
Dam: Ardenbrook Faith

View the litter pedigree.   See pictures of Faith with the litter.

Wills & Lara - A pairing of Lara with Wills resulted in a litter born on 14th August 2011. Due to complications a Caesarean was required, and one of the seven pups was lost. However, mother, three daughters and three sons recovered and thrived. We have kept a bitch, and all the others were in their new homes by mid October.

Braidenvale Pioneer
Sire: Braidenvale Pioneer FTW (Wills)

Warringah's Wilarra
Dam: Warringah's Wilarra (Lara)

View the litter pedigree.   See pictures of Lara with the litter.

8th April - A scan has revealed that sadly the matings have not been successful, and there are no pups on the way for Faith. Sometimes, even when every precaution is taken to get timings right, a combination just doesn't work out, and that seems to be the case here. We are incredibly disappointed, but would like to thank everyone who has shown an interest in this litter.

Abbeystead Ardent of Gunstock
Sire: Abbeystead Ardent of Gunstock

Ardenbrook Faith
Dam: Ardenbrook Faith

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Wills & Summer - A pairing of Summer with Wills resulted in a litter born on 8th April 2009.

Braidenvale Pioneer
Sire: Braidenvale Pioneer FTW (Wills)

Charway Summerain
Dam: Charway Summerain FTW (Summer)

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Paddy & Summer - A pairing of Summer with Paddy resulted in a litter born on 30th March 2008.

Farmclose Paddy
Sire: FTCh Farmclose Paddy

Charway Summerain
Dam: Charway Summerain FTW (Summer)

View the litter pedigree.   See pictures of Summer with the litter.