Northcape Labradors was established in 1989 with the purchase of Sandi, our first yellow purebred Labrador puppy. She lived up to all our expectations of a Labrador, gentle, loving, intelligent, loved the outdoors and the water, hunting and the unknown.
It didn't take long before we found ourselves falling for this breed and increased the numbers. Sadly we lost Sandi, aged 6 years due to cancer but she did leave behind a wonderful daughter Lani who produced a litter of 15 beautiful yellow puppies on Christmas Eve 1998. Again sadly, we lost Lani very unexpectedly on 2 November 2000.
Then came the purchase of our first pedigree black bitch puppy 'Sha' (Chinthurst Wilamina Sha) sired by Rocheby Sailing Along At Follytower out of Chinthurst Spun Maple. A more placid, intelligent, loving pooch would be hard to find - always happy to please. Sha passed away very suddenly on 15 April 2010 due to a stroke. We miss her greatly at Northcape.
Her first litter produced our chocolate 'Gemma' (Baroness SJ of Northcape AI) sired by Cambremer Royal Monarch. Gemma had the same traits as her dam and again the willingness to please, but during the birth of her 2nd litter by c-section on 7 June 2002, we lost Gemma. Gemma left us with 8 beautiful chocolate puppies to raise, all of which went to loving, caring homes.