Ann Parris established Dove Hill Kennel in 1983. Ann has bred all three colors of Labrador Retrievers for the past 24 years. Her love for them prompted a Bachelor of Science degree at Virginia Tech in Animal Science where she concentrated on behavior and genetics. She has attained numerous performance and breed titles with her labs. Over the years she began to import some classic English studs which improved and strengthened her foundation blood. Ann's goal has been and continues to be to re-establish the "good looking working lab".

Dove Hill is NOT a puppy mill. We are a serious, small breeding and training kennel. We breed only four to six litters per year of yellow, chocolate and black labradors. Consequently, a waiting list is usually on hand for our upcoming litters. Our small, specialized size ensures lots of hands on for every dog, every puppy, every day. We are as dedicated to them, as they are to us.

We are located one hour south of Northern Virginia off Route 29 S. Or 45 minutes north of Charlottesville, Virginia. Situated on 8 acres well off the road. And surrounded by pastures, creeks, and woods.

Contact us via email at or at 540.825.4358

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