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Knightcastle Permanent Registered Kennel (Canada)

Breeding pure-bred black Flat-Coated Retrievers only since 2005

About Knightcastle

What is a pure-bred dog? A pure-bred dog is by definition one that has been produced from the mating between a dog and a bitch from the same registered breed. Therefore, in Canada, each puppy is registered with the Canadian Kennel Club and if you’re outside Canada, you’ll be able to register your new puppy in the country you live in. Buying a pure-bred dog also means that the breeder keeps records of ancestors (pedigree) and is also by law, committed to give a warranty. Any dog you buy without a certificate from the Canadian Kennel Club is by all mean a mix (a mutt) and the term 'pure-bred' cannot be applied, even if the breeder says so.

Knightcastle Permanent Registered Kennel (Canada) is committed to breed high quality black flat-coated retrievers for obedience, hunting, show, agility and of course for family and companion dogs. We also have 'therapy' and 'search and rescue' dogs, making the flat-coated retriever the perfect multi-purpose dog. In each breedings, Knightcastle is also looking for good temperament, type and soundness, dogs with good working abilities and outgoing personalities, we do not breed for one specific goal or purpose. With four generation, you can find our dogs all across Canada, USA and Bermuda. Each litter is carefully planned considering the quality, health clearances (OFA), the pedigree and also the accomplishments of both parents. We have a litter on the ground only from time to time, mainly to fulfill our own requirement, not to accommodate the demands.

In December 2015, the Canadian Kennel Club recognized Knightcastle's hard work and commitment to the breed and granted Knightcastle the status of 'Permanent Registration of a Kennel Name'.

My dogs are part of my life and are living in the house with me, no kennel. I train and handle my dogs myself for the obedience, for the show ring and also for field events. All my dogs made their Championships in the 'Bred by exhibitor' class, handling them myself in the show ring. I am also a CKC carrying judge for hunt tests and working certificates for retrievers.
My current dogs are my two veterans Holly and Forrest, Hopper, Blanche and my young Cosette. They are very active dogs and are in excellent health. I am not pushing them with over-training and retire them at a young age from competition so they can enjoy life.

My house is surrounded with acres of fields and nearby lakes.

The Flat-Coated Retriever (FCR) was developed in England in the mid-1800's. It's a very popular hunting dog in Europe, but almost unknown here in North America. It has maintained its reputation as dual-purpose retriever over the years and Knightcastle is always keeping that in mind. The flat-coated retriever is the perfect dog to have outside or in the house, playing with you or with children. It is a devoted family companion, a versatile working dog, outgoing and it won't let you down.

The FCR is a bright, active dog of medium size with an intelligent expression, showing power without lumber, and raciness without weediness. Generously endowed with natural gundog ability, optimism and friendliness demonstrated by enthusiastic tail action. It's nickname in UK: Peter Pan!

By contract, Knightcastle is not giving any breeding rights to anyone.

Commitment to the breed

Each litter is carefully planned considering the quality, health clearances, the pedigree and also the accomplishments of the dogs involved. Knightcastle is not breeding for one specific goal or purpose and has a litter on the ground mainly to fulfill its own requirement, not to accommodate the demands.

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