Updated:    19  March  2018

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new litter of puppies born 12 March 2018 ( from frozen semen) ...

Sugar - Pierre - 6 days old


5 Dogs (4 yellow    1 Black)     2 Bitches (1 yellow   1 Black)

Both Pierre & Sugar have excellent temperaments, and clearances for Hips, Elbows, PRA etc ...

Enquiries Welcome - Phone Julie 021 286 1217  

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We are thrilled to announce the safe arrival in New Zealand of our latest import ...


PLAY THE FOOL BELLA MARE    (Poland)  "Folly"

(Swed.Ch.Annual's Play With Me - Better Not Sell Bella Mare)


Hips  OFA (prelim) EXCELLENT

Elbows  OFA (prelim) NORMAL

Eyes Clear    PRA Clear    EIC Clear   HNPK Clear   Heart Clear   Dilute Clear   Long Coat Clear

CNM Clear   Cystinuria Clear   DNM Clear


Photographed in quarantine 4 hours after landing in NZ - still wet from his bath ...


Folly    1   web site       Folly    2   web site


Photos at 12 months old


** "Folly" is now out of Quarantine, and is AVAILABLE AT STUD to approved bitches. **

Folly - 1 wk at home   smaller  web 

Folly   3      23.1   web      Folly    4     23.1 web


Folly   head 2    23.1  web       Folly - head    23.1  web


Pedigree for PLAY THE FOOL BELLA MARE (Poland)


Folly - pedigree

 "Folly" hit the NZ show ring running, and in 3 weekends he has picked up 7 CC's, all with Best of Breed. In addition he has also won a BEST GUNDOG of GROUP (Group 1), 

a Reserve BEST of GROUP (Group 2), and 3 x BEST JUNIOR GUNDOG awards.


Folly - AKC - 4.2.18 web site          Folly - Hibiscus Coast 4.2.18 website    Folly - North Shore KA   24.2.18 website                                                                                                                                                                                    



Presenting the # 1 Labrador in New Zealand for 2017 - all points systems !!


Tommy Cant.Lab club smaller resol. July 2017

"Tommee" - officially # 1  LABRADOR in NZ 2017 !!  (DogzOnline Points system)


(Photographed after winning his 3rd Specialty BEST IN SHOW on 2 July 2017) !!

Tommee now has 5 x BEST IN SHOW Specialty wins to add to his multiple Group awards in the All Breeds ring ...

Dylan  9 July 2017  web

CAN & NZ.CH.EAGERTRIEVES DOWNTOWN BROWN (imported Canada) at nearly 9 years old.

"Dylan" is AVAILABLE AT STUD in New Zealand.  Dylan is back in NZ permanently.

He is clear on everything and is producing sound, typical puppies with great temperaments. 


Stanley - POG March 2017  website                                       Cherry - JOG March 2017  website

                    AUST.CH. CROFTSWAY ONE NIGHT STAND  (Noel McLaren & Glenn Murphy, Aust)                                                    NZ.CH.CROFTSWAY CHERRY RIPE      "Cherry"   

                                      (Amer.Gr.Ch.Dickendall Buckstone Three Dog Night  (USA)                                                           (Chablais Pierre  (Canada)

                                                               -  NZ.CH.Croftsway Film Star)                                                                                                                             - Croftsway Downtown Lass)


"Dylan" is now back in New Zealand and available AT STUD to approved bitches.

Dylan - 2  WEB SITE Aug.2016


                                                                    NZ & CANADIAN CH. EAGERTRIEVES DOWNTOWN BROWN (Imported Canada)    "Dylan"

Photographed shortly after arriving in New Zealand in 2013... 


Julie - phone 021 286 1217   (International  +64 21 286 1217)  or email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Proudly presenting our beautiful boy "Tommee"

Tommee head  website

Tommee   1 yr  784   smaller web site   Tommee web.                                                                                                  

Sired (from frozen semen) by the legendary ENG.CH.Cambremer Tom Cobbley of Charway to our

Croftsway Zarita - daughter of our wonderful producer Croftsway Dance With Me and Queijeiro Akumal (Imp.Mexico)

Hips   2:5      Elbows 0:0      Eyes Clear     PRA Clear     Dilute Clear

Black - carries Chocolate & Yellow

FROZEN SEMEN is currently AVAILABLE in  NZ, USA (stored at ICSB California), and in AUSTRALIA. (stored at Sires On Ice, NSW)

We also ship fresh chilled / frozen semen anywhere in the world.

**BEST IN SHOW**  &  Dog CC  -  The Labrador Club (June 2016) - Judge: P.Lammens (France)

**BEST IN SHOW**   &  Dog CC - Canterbury Labrador Club (Sep.2016) - Judge: R.Trainer (NZ)

QUALIFIED FOR CRUFTS  -  National Dog Show (Sep.2016)

JUNIOR IN SHOW  -   Wellington Labrador Club (Nov.2016) - Judge: M.Silva (USA)

**BEST IN SHOW** & Dog CC - Canterbury Labrador Club (July 2017) - Judge: Ms K. Luomanen (Finland)

**BEST IN SHOW** & Dog CC - The Labrador Club (October 2017)

**BEST IN SHOW** & Dog CC - Wellington Labrador Club (Oct.2017) - Judge: C.Haseldine (Aust)

***"REFER to our YOUNGSTERS page for pictures of Tommee's first puppies ***




       Also introducing our boy "Jackson'  


Jackson  13 months old   1  web site          


CROFTSWAY COLONEL JACKSON   "Jackson"     (Dominant Black)


(AMER.& NZ.CH.Blackwing Lafitte (Imp.USA) - Croftsway Zarita)


 Hips  2:3     Elbows 0:0    Eyes Clear   GPRA Clear   EIC Clear   HNPK Clear   LongHair Negative   Dilute Negative





Julie Bedford-Pope


phone 021 286 1217 or Kennels 09 233 6675


(International  - Mobile  +64 21 286 1217   or Kennels  +64 9 233 6675)


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Ace jnr retrieving  Ace jnr with guinea fowl   1                                      Ace and Owen                                  


Proving that a well bred show dog can also work !  This is "Ace Jnr" CROFTSWAY GRASSLANDS ACE (imported NZ)

working at his first Offical shoot in South Africa...

(NZ.CH.Croftsway Ace of Diamonds - Croftsway Real Blonde) 






 Oprah  Vale photo

Our much loved Oprah passed away this morning aged 16 years 4 months old .... She was the Grand Old Lady of Croftsway, and will be sadly missed ...


Rest in Peace dear girl xxxxx


*** "EMMETT" wins BEST IN SHOW   (again !! ...) ***


our darling boy "Emmett" -


at 10 years old has just won the Dog CC and BEST IN SHOW at The Labrador Club Inc Championship Show  - 6 July 2013  Judge: Dr Guillermo Carrillo (Mexico) !

Emmett - BIS Labrador Club 2013 2

"Emmett's" last appearance at a Specialty was in 2011 where he was also the winner of the Dog CC and BEST IN SHOW (The Labrador Club Inc. Judge: Eeva Rautala, Finland) ... this exceptionally sound, and wonderful example of the breed continues to thrill us with his superb temperament, breed type and movement...


We welcome a super new addition to our kennel (in conjunction with Lacote Kennels in Australia)


Click onto his photo below for more detail at his stud page.

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"Dylan" has a great temperament, and has also been an active therapy dog in Canada. We look forward to adding him to our breeding program that supports Guide Dog and Service Dog Schools throughout the world...

"Dylan"  is available AT STUD to approved bitches - his first NZ litters have arrived  (8 & 12 puppies) !

"Dylan" had a very short but successful NZ show career winning his 8 CC's, several Res CC's and a BEST OF GROUP before heading to Raymond at Lacote Labradors in Sydney, Australia in August 2013 ...


NZ Enquiries to:   JULIE BEDFORD-POPE  (Croftsway)  - Phone  021 286 1217

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AUSTRALIAN Enquiries to: RAYMOND ATTARD (Lacote)  - Phone 041 813 9037

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