Welcome to Blackamoor Labradors, established formally in July, 1988 with the acquisition of Tabatha Ramsay of Blackamoor but dating back to December, 1968 with the purchase of Shookstown Beau and his August, 1974 successor, first cousin Shookstown Beau II, who lived the good life on the sofa and the bed, at the store and retrieving in the Eastern Shore of Marylandís Chester River until his death in January, 1987.

We selectively breed to improve our stock which descends primarily from the prestigious English kennels of Ballyduff, Charway, Kupros, Jayncourt, Lindall, and, most importantly,  Sandylands.  Soundness and temperament are of primary importance to us in our breeding program followed closely by conformation excellence and retrieving ability.  Almost all of our Labradors are children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of our late Multi BISS Canadian & American Champion Sandylands Marshal JH.  We also have Sandylands Brig children, English Show  Champion Sandylands Royal Escort grandchildren and we plan on breeding to two sons of English Champion Sandylands My Guy in the near future. In addition, the very beautiful and sweet black male BISS American Champion Sandylands Aim to Please came to live with us in February, 2004, and is a welcome and wonderful addition to our home. He is siring lovely puppies.

Blackamoor Labradors come in all three colors...black, yellow and chocolate...and conform to the Breed Standard of The Kennel Club  of the United Kingdom (the so-called "English"  Labrador Retriever), not to the Breed Standard of The American Kennel Club, Inc.  which, since March 31, 1994, has described the American derivative of the Labrador Retriever rather than the Labrador Retriever as it is known everywhere else in the world.  All but a very few of our adult dogs are Canadian champions and many have hunting-retriever titles (which should not be confused in any way with field trial titles).  Since we became serious in 1988 about showing and breeding our Labradors, we have put forty-two titles on them.

My wife and I are members of several Labrador clubs including The Labrador Retriever, Inc., The Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac, Inc., Monticello Labrador Retriever Club, The Labrador Retriever Club of the Chesapeake, The Labrador Retriever Club of Canada, The Labrador Retriever Club and the Midland Counties Labrador Retriever Club .  The latter two clubs are in England. Also, we recently joined Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland and, in addition, I belong to the North American Hunting Retriever Association and to The Canadian Kennel Club.

If you are interested in acquiring a carefully-bred puppy or older dog, please make an appointment to visit our home and to meet us and our Labrador Retrievers.  We are retired and greatly enjoy spending time with those of you interested in learning more about this breed, in general, and Blackamoor Labradors, in particular.  We also offer the stud services of our six champion gentlemen to approved ladies.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and we welcome any questions concerning its content.

H. Price Jessup and Sherry S. Jessup

Blackamoor Labradors

Mason Neck, Virginia

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