Our objective is to breed quality lovable Labradors who are both sound with great temperaments. Capable of undertaking any task set them, e.g tracking, show or field work, tracking, obedience or a much loved family member. They are very affectionate easily trained and are eager to please. They fit in well to family life. Be it playing with the kids or having a cuddle on the couch with the adults.   

We have always had dogs in our lives. Ben's love of Labradors started as a kid, the family had a Black Labrador Retriever named "ROY". Between us over the years we have had the pleasure of owning several different breeds. A Basenji "Cleo", Great Danes "Choppers and Duke", St Bernards "Helga and Berni", Rottweiler "Benji", our Alaskan Malamute "Keeta", "Bessie" the Kelpie, along with "Minnie" a Fox Terrier and of course our much loved German Shepards ''Leo and PJ". 

The last 28+ years we have had the pleasure of having Labrador Retrievers. We took up showing and breeding this wonderful breed 20 odd years ago. Along with succesfully breeding, showing and racing both Thoroughbred and Standardbred horses, something we have now retired from giving us more time to spend with our beloved Labs. Our holidays consist of camping at a Lake or somewhere quiet along the River where our dogs can come away with us and also enjoy themselves. 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 2.5 hours from Melbourne.

Our present family of Labradors:- 
"ARTIE" 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 in Gundog Group 
2019 - No12 - National Neuter in Gundog Group
2018 - No 2 - National Neuter Labrador Retriever (with limited showing)
"MAGGIE"  Australian Champion Jollab Perazzi (AI) 
"ZIVA"       Australian Champion Devinelea Flanders Fields
"GIBBS"     Australian Champion Devinelea Anzac Cove
"ELLIE"      Australian Champion Devinelea Jive Talking
"ABBY"      Devinelea Maleficent
"GUS"        Kirkdell Australian Idol
Devinelea's current show team:-
"Artie", "Gus", "Ellie" and "Abby". 
Showing is something we enjoy, it gives us a great excuse for a weeknd away camping with our dogs and  catching up with friends who enjoy the same things, people we would not have met if not for the dog world.
We said goodbye to our lovely old boy "Sailor" at 13.5 yrs & our special girl "Yoda" at 11.5 yrs.
We loved them and have so many fond memories of our time with them and we miss them dearly. 
We thank the following people for their generous advice, time 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
  • Pauline and Chris Rudd:- BUSHGOLD Hungarian Vizslas
  • Tony and Gerda Wayenberg:- APELDOORN Cocker Spaniels

Contact Details

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

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