What's in name?
I had always hoped that one day I would own a Labrador that I'd bred myself. Towards the end of 2007 that hope started to become more of a reality. There's a lot of planning goes into breeding,
the suitability of the bitch, health test results, choosing the stud dog and considering all the practicalities of raising a litter. I started to consider applying for an Affix (Kennel Name). At that time I thought I might only be going have one or maybe two litters so was it an unnecessary expense? I always knew the name I'd choose (and the 5 other variations of it that the Kennel Club would require) so after giving it a lot of thought, I sent in my affix application and this is the story behind it:-
In 1979 my brother died suddenly. It was an unfortunate accident that never should have happened. There's hardly a day goes by that I don't think about him and how different my life would have been had he been alive today. Ironically, the letter informing me that my affix had been provisionally granted dropped through my letterbox on the anniversary of his death.
The name DAVRICANBY is dedicated to his memory.
David Richard Canby
1955 - 1979