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Home of Trial By Jury Kennels Retired 2022

Our dogs were so well trained, they deserved their own shotguns.  

Burchard, Nebraska - Kansas City, Missouri


NO litters available. We have retired from breeding.


We worked with dogs and puppies for nearly 35 years.  After we got married, we established our Ranch in South-East Nebraska to further our training and breeding efforts.  We had plenty of wildlife, land, lakes and ponds to enjoy the skills and abilities of our dogs.

Fox Red Labradors

Raising Fox Red Labradors as hunters and companions, and then breeding only our best Labs to produce excellent puppies was our focus. The highly prized Fox Red Labrador color dates back to the original bloodlines of the Labrador. Our superb quality breeding came from many generations of champion British Labs and produced all classes of working, handicap assistance and exceptional companion dogs. Their gentle temperament, with strong obedience and desire to please, made our puppies popular. Add that to their boxy build, dense bone structure, muscular tone along with the otter tail and deep fox red coat color and you can see what made our Labs exceptional. And they were so smart! Occasionally, we had litters of black and/or yellow puppies. However, litters of Fox Red Labrador puppies was our main focus.

German Shorthaired Pointers

We owned and hunted with German Shorthaired Pointers for a very long time. Our German Shorthaired Pointers had a very keen sense of smell and we bred them to be all purpose hunters and gun dogs. They were diligent hunting dogs in all types of terrain, and would also retrieve from the water. Although their coat is not waterproof like a Lab’s, their strong desire to retrieve is what sends them into the water, regardless of the temperature.

Our German Shorthaired Pointers were very active and friendly dogs with smooth temperaments and personalities. Even though these dogs needed a lot of exercise, their energy level was easily managed with proper training and handling. Because the breed is so versatile, they are very happy to be in your home, or work as a hunter, tracker and retriever. They are wonderful companions for active individuals and families. This is what we strove to produce when we had an occasional litter of puppies.

Fox Red Labrador puppies and working dogs were occasionally for sale.  We only bred when we had two exceptional dogs with pedigrees that would produce the true Fox Red Labrador Retriever temperament and conformation in an excellent litter of puppies.

Quality was always far more important to us than quantity.

I read an article about 10 years ago which described me and all of the best breeders in history. The Article: "What is a Breeder?", Author Unknown, beautifully says the truth; "A Breeder (with a capital B) is one who thirsts for knowledge and never really knows it all, one who wrestles with decisions of conscience, convenience, and commitment. A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interests, finances, time, friendships, fancy furniture and deep pile carpeting! She gives the dreams of a long, lustrous vacation in favor for helping deliver a litter of puppies. The Breeder goes without sleep (but never without coffee!) in hours spent planning a breeding or watching over the birth process, and afterwards, over every feeding till they are weaned. The Breeder skips dinner parties because that litter is due or the babies have to be fed at eight. She disregards birth fluids and puts mouth to mouth to save a gasping or breathless newborn, literally blowing life into a tiny, helpless creature that may be the culmination of a lifetime of dreams.

A Breeders ears are wondrous things, sometimes red (from being talked about) or strangely shaped (from being pressed against a phone), often deaf to criticism, yet always fine tuned to the wimper of a sick puppy. A Breeders eyes are blurred from pedigree research and sometimes blind to her own dog's faults, but she is ever so keen to another dog's faults and is always searching for the perfect specimen.

A Breeders brain is foggy on faces, but it can recall pedigrees faster than a computer. It's so full of knowledge that sometimes it blows a fuse: it catalogues thousands of good bones, fine ears and perfect heads... and buries in the soul the failures and the ones that didn't turn out. The Breeders heart is often broken, but it beats strongly with hope everlasting... and it's always in the right place! Oh yes, there are breeders, and then there are BREEDERS!!"

I, the Breeder, will greatly miss the awe of labor and delivery of a litter of puppies, the mother's and the puppies natural instincts, their quick growth and development...and even more so, knowing my puppy takes every minute of my time, love and training and use it to become a new member of someone's family and share its character, joy, and love with them for many years. Priceless...