Welcome to Devinelea Labradors




Devinelea's objective is to breed Labrador Retrievers who are both sound with great temperaments that are capable of undertaking any task set them, such as showing, retrieving, obedience or as a 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 55+ years, Ben's love of Labradors started when he was a kid, the family had a Black Lab named "Roy". Over the years between us we have had a Basenji, Great Danes, Saint Bernards, Cattle Dogs, German Shepherd dogs, Kelpie, Fox Terrier and Alaskan Malamutes. The last 25+ years we have had the pleasure of having Labrador Retrievers. Our dogs are part of our family and live a happy and idyllic life on a rural property in Western Victoria about 2½ hours from Melbourne.

Our current Labs are :- 
Australian Champion & Australian Neuter Champion Jollab Winchester (AI). 
2019 Dogzonline Pointscore - No 1 Labrador Retriever - National Neuter Cometition 
2019 Dogzonline Pointscore - No 1 Labrador Retriever - N.S.W Neuter Compition
2019 Dogzonline Pointscore - No 3 Gundog - N.S.W Neuter Compition
2018 Dogzonline Pointscore - No 2 Labrador Retriever -  National Neuter Competition
Australian Champion Jollab Perazzi (AI). 
Australian Champion Devinelea Flanders Fields.
Australian Champion Devinelea Anzac Cove.
Australian Champion Devinelea Jive Talking.
Devinelea Maleifecent (AI).
Kirkdell Australian Idol.
Our current show team is "ARTIE", "ELLIE", "ABBY" and "GUS" .
Showing is something we enjoy, gives us a great excuse to get away for a weekend with our dogs and to go camping and catch up with friends who enjoy the same things, people we wouldn't have meet if not for dog showing.
We said "goodbye" to our lovely old boy "SAILOR" at 13.5, and our darling "YODA" at 11.5 years, we loved them and miss them dearly. 
We would like to thank the following people for their generous assistance and advice
  • 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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