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Pedigree Labradors of the United Kingdom 2012


Published June 2012

312 page book of Pedigrees and photos covering years since last book in series - 2007

£30 per book



Postage cost

UK £8
Europe £10
Rest of World £18

For details -Mrs Erica Jayes Email
or - Mrs Rosemary Hewitt Email

Please send Cheque in Pounds sterling to

Mrs Erica Jayes
Southam Road,
Leamington Spa
CV33 9BL


Mrs Rosemary Hewitt
21 Main Street

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by Richard Edwards
Sandylands Book by Richard Edwards


A history of the Sandylands kennel from the first Labrador, Juno, purchased in 1929 right through to the present champions owned by Mr.& Mrs.G.Anthony and Mrs.Erica Jayes. It is a card-covered book of about 200 pages containing over 100 illustrations printed on good quality paper; the pictures have reproduced very well. Many of the pictures have never been published before. The bulk of the book is about Labradors but all the breeds owned at Sandylands are recorded.


Chapters include:

Starting out in Labradors – the 1930’s; The time at Shotton; The War Years; The Cocker Spaniels; The English Springers; The Pointers; The Flatcoateds; The Labrador to Tweed – including the time with Countess Howe; Ch.Sandylands Tweed of Blaircourt; The Tan-Shadow matings – Tandy, Truth and the “minor” Tan-Shadows; Ch.Sandylands Mark. The modern Sandylands Yellows; Gwen’s final association with her prefix; Sandylands after Gwen – The partnership of Mr.G & Mrs.B.Anthony and Mrs.E.Jayes

To purchase the book pleaseE Mail Richard Edwards



Pedigree Labradors of the United Kingdom 2007

Erica Jayes, Rosemary Hewitt & Ann Britton


2007 Pedigree Book

The most recent book in the style of the ‘ Clayton series’  which began in 1972, this book  follows on from the 2003 edition.

It comprises some 350 dogs that have either been successful at championship level in the U.K. show ring or in the field, or are UK bred and have gained their titles overseas.

Produced in black and white each page carries a photograph of the dog, its registration and date of birth , contact details of its owner,  the name of its breeder and a researched five generation pedigree.

There are also two short editorials, one featuring the long established Cornlands kennel of Mrs Peggy Rae, and the other featuring a group of 8 black dogs that were very successful in the 1970’s and 1980’s with an editorial written by Richard Edwards.

To purchase the book please contact Mrs Erica Jayes on email:


There are also just a few copies of the 2003 edition available




The Show Labrador Retriever in Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1945-1995 Volume 1 & 2.

by Richard Edwards

RE Book Vol 1  
The Show Labrador in GB & NI 45-95

     These books are by far the most detailed account of the show breed ever written. Volume 1 has a detailed introduction on type and the Labrador and then records the history of the show Labrador from 1945 to around 1960.Volume 2 covers the period from the arrival of Tweed at Sandylands in 1958 until 1996. No other publication has ever attempted to review the breed in anywhere like this depth. Limited print run. Privately published. The books are card covered, with no illustrations other than Ch.Braeduke Joyful on the cover of Volume 1 and Tweed on the cover of Volume 2. The books are just a detailed record of the dogs in word pictures

     Volume 2 is a complete description of every important show Labrador their wins and their influence upon later generations. Full accounts of the following kennels included: Sandylands, Veyatie, Brentville, Ardmargha, Linershwood, Elveledge, Deeside, Suddie, Othamcourt, Donacre, Glenarem, Roseacre, Trenow, Wishwood, Poolstead, Suleys, Lenches, Lawnwood, Pinesview, Warringah, Crawcrook, Halshimoor, Reanacre, Bradking, Davricard, Newinn, Heatherbourne, Friarsgarth, Lasgarn, Mansergh, Follytower, Balrion, Ballyduff, Charway, Abbeystead, Mardas, Oakhouse, Brigburn, Lindall, Leije, Boothgates, Kupros, Foulby, Lougin, Timspring, Cambremer, Trewinnard, Jayncourt, Longley, Greenworth, Carpenny, Crosscroyde, Tibblestone, Stajantors, Novacroft, Rossbank, Foxrush, Rocheby, Carromer, Priorise and many others. Even some very small kennels that only had one or two important dogs are included.


To purchase the book please    E Mail Richard Edwards



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