Welcome to Devinelea Labradors




Devinelea's objective is to breed quality Labrador Retrievers who are both sound with great temperaments that are capable of undertaking any task set them, such as showing, field, obedience or as the muched loved family member. 

Labradors are very affectionate and fit in well to family life, be it playing with the kids or having a much enjoyed cuddle on the couch with the adults. They are easily trained and are eager to please.

We have had dogs as part of our family for the last 56+ years, Ben's love of Labradors started when he was just a kid, when the family had a Black Lab named "ROY". Over the years between us we have had the pleasure of owning several different breeds of dogs, Cleo the Basenji, Choppers and Duke the Great Danes, Helga & Bernie the Saint Bernards, Boss and Blue the Cattle Dogs, Leo and PJ the German Shepherd dogs, Bessie the Kelpie, Minnie the Fox Terrier and Mali the Alaskan Malamutes. The last 28+ years we have had the pleasure of having Labrador Retrievers. Our dogs are a much loved part of our family and live a happy and idyllic life on our rural property in Western Victoria about 2½ hours from Melbourne.

Our Current Labradors:- 
Australian Champion and Australian Neuter Champion  JOLLAB WINCHESTER (AI) 
Dogzonline Pointscore Competition.
2019 - No 1 - NATIONAL Neuter Labrador Retriever  
2019 - No 1 - N.S.W. Neuter Labrador Retriever 
2019 - No 3 - N.S.W. Neuter Gundog 
2018 - No 2 - NATIONAL Neuter Labrador Retriever 
Australian Champion JOLLAB PERAZZI (AI) 
Australian Champion DEVINELEA ANZAC COVE
Our current show team = "ARTIE", "ELLIE", "ABBY" and "GUS". 
Showing is something we enjoy it gives us a great excuse to get away for a weekend with our dogs,  we usually camp and catch up with some of our lovely friends who enjoy the same things, people we wouldn't have meet if not for the dog showing world.
We said "goodbye" to our lovely old Labs "SAILOR" at 13.5 years and our darling girl "YODA" at 11.5 years, we loved them and have so many fond memories of our time with them and miss them dearly. 
We would like to thank the following people for their generous advice and friendship over the years.
  • Geoff Jolly:- JOLLAB Labradors
  • Jane and Clive Kibble:- CURLBROOK Curly Coated Retrievers
  • Jan and Gavan Farrelly:- JAYEFFE Labradors
  • Bev and David Jones:- KIRKDELL Labradors
  • Gary and Liz Lovell:- LOVEWYRE German Wirehaired Pointers


Contact Details

B & R van Maanen
Stawell, VIC, Australia
Phone : 03 53573254
Email : [email protected]

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