Welcome to Kentfield Kennels
We are Ted & Laurie Soloski, owners of Kentfield Kennels Labrador Retrievers, a small hobbyist kennel located in the beautiful countryside of Sebastopol, California, just 1 hour north of San Francisco.
Here at Kentfield Kennels we are firmly committed to breeding the traditional Labrador Retriever that will become your best friend, a loving family member, hunting companion, service dog, or will be out there competing in one of the many events you can enjoy with your dog.
What we wish to produce is a substantial, medium sized dog with a good bone structure, strong muscles, a broad head and muzzle with wide set eyes that have a kind expression.
We want a great double coat to keep out the cold and that thick traditional otter tail that is carried straight and flat from the body. We want our females to weigh approximately 55-65 lbs, and our males to weigh around 65-80 lbs.
Our girls are currently DNA tested by Embark, one of the only genetic testing company's that test our dogs for over 160 genetic defects that can be inherited. Our goal is to have our dogs "Clear" of all inherited defects.
What makes us different
We strive for the Labrador Retriever that is loving, affectionate and patient. They are highly intelligent, quick to learn, lively, good-natured and love to play, especially in the water! We wish to breed into our dogs the excellent, reliable temperament that is sociable, friendly, loyal and above all else, great with children and other pets.
"As an AKC Breeder of Merit participant, you set the standards for all breeders everywhere. You are among an elite group whose love for dogs is unwavering; and it carries through in all you do as a breeder and dog owner. The AKC is proud to have you represent the largest, and most respected registry in the world!"
President & Chief Executive Officer of the American Kennel Club
"As part of AKC’s century-long commitment to advance the health and welfare of all dogs, the AKC has a new program called Bred with H.E.A.R.T. The program gives AKC a new way to engage, encourage and recognize ALL breeders who meet specific health testing standards and who participate in continuing education. Click on the links below to learn more about the specific commitments that an AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T. breeder makes to the health and well-being of their dogs."