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Our home is located on 40 acres near Quesnel, British Columbia and is officially known as “Eromit Acres”. We raise only quality purebred Labradors from top field trial, hunt test and performance lines. Our breeding focus is for temperament, health, athleticism and natural hunting ability. Selectively bred black, yellow and chocolate puppies are born in our home, receiving 24/7 care and attention. Each puppy undergoes our super-socialization program before leaving for their new families at 8 weeks of age. While many go on to hunting or pet homes, we specialize in Labs for working and competitive purposes. Our stud dogs are all titled competitors as well as proven hunting dogs and our females either compete, hunt or ‘work’ at a trained task- we do not have ‘brood stock’ or dogs kept only for breeding. ALL of our dogs are valued pets and members of the family and have been selected to contribute to our breeding program for a specific reason.
Eromit puppies have excelled in all venues including hunt tests, field trials, agility, obedience, flyball, herding, dog sledding, tracking, search and rescue, dock diving, therapy work, and some even ‘acted’ in a movie!
Our Labs are Canadian Kennel Club registered and are sold with a 30 month health warranty, puppy starter kit, and lifelong breeder support. All dogs involved in our breeding program are OFA, OVC or WCVM hip and elbow certified, CERF cleared and are tested for EIC, CNM, prcd-PRA and RD/OSD. We occasionally have older trained dogs for sale. Puppies from our breeding program reside with proud owners across North America.
The Eromit dogs are owned by Erin and Tim Lynes. Erin has been involved with dogs for many years including 10 years as a competitive dog sled musher (1998 Canadian 6 Dog Oval Sled Dog Champion & 1998 Canadian 4 Dog Champion as well as many regional victories). She has trained dogs for a movie “Without Malice” (2000), for obedience, competitive agility, rally-obedience, tracking, hunting (waterfowl, upland & sheds), skijorring and dock jumping. Erin is certified in Canine Reproduction and Canine Nutrition and has studied animal behavior at the University level. She is skilled as a veterinary assistant and has worked with rescue animals in a shelter and as a foster mom, and has experience training many breeds. She also runs a training and dog sport supply business called Eromit AIRcademy. Tim is an avid hunter and enjoys training dogs for practical hunting purposes and is exceptional at puppy foundation training. He is also the owner/handler of the 2015 Xtreme Air Canadian PAC series Pro Champion dock jumper Shelby!- all while somehow holding down a ‘real’ job. Erin and Tim are members in good standing of the Canadian Kennel Club, the Agility Association of Canada, Top Dog Agility Club, Fit Pets Quesnel and the Canadian Association of Rally Obedience.
Eromit proudly supports local dog rescue groups, Search and Rescue volunteers throughout Canada, and Ducks Unlimited conservation efforts. Eromit is pronounced “AIR -o- mitt” and is a combination of Erin & Tim’s names. Their kennel was renamed and reserved with the CKC in 2008 and existed for 12 years prior as English Kennels.
A Tour of Eromit Acres
We have been at our current location since 2011 and are continually making tweaks and improvements to the property to better suit us and the dogs. Please enjoy these photos and watch for updates as our projects unfold.
Our puppies are born in our home. We have two designated whelping rooms for privacy of new moms with puppies. Each has a whelping box with a heated nest so that puppies can get warmed as needed. These puppy rooms allow us to sleep right next to the newborn litter, monitoring them closely, and also allows them to hear the daily activities of a normal household once their ears open. When they get a little older and no longer require the heat source of the nest, it becomes a tiny introductory litter box!
As the puppies get a little older, they need more room. So, they are moved to our custom ‘puppy barn’ which is an indoor/outdoor run where they are able to go outside to potty, and have a play, eating and sleeping area in a climate controlled indoor setting. This is a cozy place to hang out between socialization, handling and training sessions. Our puppies are lucky to have many specific skill-building toys and also receive field trips to many different location on our property where they receive novel experiences like meeting our cat Marvin- an expert puppy tamer!
Our property boasts a custom built pond perfect for puppies learning to swim, retriever training and cool swims on a hot day.
New in 2015 we added a competition size pool for dock diving training, lessons, and competitions!
Our dogs are lucky to have a regulation size agility field with equipment for daily practicing. We also have a large 10 acre field where the dogs run, play and train for field work.