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“ Maple ”

Date of Birth:  26 December, 2010 
Sire:  MBISS American GRAND / Canadian Ch. WAIFIN’S Fly Cabot To Torngat (USA)
Dam:  Aust. Ch. DRIFTWAY Keeper Ov Secrets

Black carrying Yellow

Hips 1 : 1 / Elbows 0 : 0 ( International Grade: A2 )
PRA: Clear ( by parentage )  /  EIC: Clear
Maples has an outstanding pedigree. Her sire and dam lines are littered with top winning and top producing labradors from the USA and Australia. 
We are very grateful to the many judges who have acknowledge Maple in the show ring.
Maple is the litter sister to Cabbie, both are from our first litter using imported semen. We are thrilled with the results and the progeny produced from this match. A huge thanks to Margie and Ed Miller from Torngat Labradors for allowing us to use semen from their lovely boy, Cabot. Also thank you to Guy Spagnolo (Driftway Labradors) for allowing us to have Cabbie’s beautiful mother (Raven). With out both of you, none of this would have been possible. 


Since being retired in June 2018, Maple has become an Pet Therapy Dog who works for Hills Pet Buddies. Through the wonderful care and management of her new owner Sandra Merhi, Maple has achieved small miracles visiting Aged Care patients at many local centres throughout the Hills District. Many of these patients suffer from Dementia, are recluse and / or have a fear of dogs. With the help of Sandra, Maple has successfully broken down all these barriers with all patients she has come in contact with. 

Maples amazing ability to transition from a show dog, to brood mother and now in retirement, as a therapy dog, has done wonderful work bringing much joy and happiness to the older members of our community. 

With that said, we are please to announce:

On Sunday April 11, Maple was awarded by
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, the

2021 AAR Companion Dog

This award was presented to Maple and Sandra,
by Dr Robert Zammit on behalf of the RAS and AAR
(Australasian Animal Registry).

As Maples breeders, we are extremely proud of both Maple and Sandra on all that they have achieved and all their good work they do and continue to do.

Congratulations both Maple and Sandra, a recognition well deserve!


“Best of Breed” Labrador Retriever & “Best In Show” at 9 months of age at the ACT Gundog Society Inc. Championship Show October 2011

Judge: Mr Allan Brown (Canada)


4th place - AUSTRALIAN BRED Bitch

8th Labrador Retriever National Championship Show

Judge: Mr Gary Johnson ( Cremino Labradors - UK )


5th place - AUSTRALIAN BRED Bitch

The Labrador Retreiver Club of QLD 50th Anniversary Championship Show

Judge: Mrs Pat Harrison ( UK )

“a black that pushed her fellow placements to the limit of great depth in quality & type; attitude we hope to live with & breed; beauty & strength combined; lost out only in perfect tailset.”


3rd place - INTERMEDIATE Bitch

The Labrador Retriever Club of QLD Open Show

Judge: Ms K. Jenkins ( QLD )



1st place • 3 - 6 Sweepstakes

Bulli District Kennel Club

Judge: Ms J. Aspinall ( VIC )