Diamond R Kennels, established in 1982, is owned and operated by Pete & Tanya Rothing. The goal of our dog breeding program is to produce top-quality working labradors that are sound both physically and mentally while still retaining the classic labrador good looks.

"State of the Art Kennel Facility"

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Photos by Dale Spartas

Our breeding stock are all (OFA) certified against hip dysplasia and (CERF) free of the genetic eye defects that cause blindness.

In addition, we select our dogs on the basis of natural instincts and abilities, as well as a pleasing disposition and a willingness and love of retrieving.

In short, we strive to produce dogs with the classic labrador look that the average amateur trainer can successfully train on his own.

Diamond R Rowdy Renegade, 1st Master Hunter in MT

Water Entry
Our foundation bitch Diamond R Sexy Sophie encompassed all the qualities we consider ideal in our dogs. She was extremely good looking (she had a reserve win, 1st & 2nd her only three times at the show). She was an extremely aggressive working retriever, as evidenced by her water entry, but also exhibited the easy going loving disposition typical of the labrador. And most important, she produced the same or better in her offspring.
Sophie's bloodline is one of a very few chocolate bloodlines in the country to be consistently producing top quality performance event dogs as well as great working gundogs. At the time of her death Sophie was the dam or grandam of over 40 performance event dogs.

Sophie's offspring can be found competing in licensed field trials and gundog tests across the country as well as hunting in over 47 states, 3 Canadian providences, Japan, Germany and Venezuela!

Diamond R Sexy Sophie JH With Puppy

Grey Dawn Tiger of Diamond R JH (at home in a blind)
At Diamond R Kennels, stud dogs are chosen not only because they exhibit the qualities we like in our working dogs, but also because of their ability to pass on these traits. Many great dogs don't produce their own type - ours do!
Because of Sophie's ability to produce all three colors, we have been able - over the years - to select a number of her offspring of all colors to enhance our breeding program. Therefore, we can provide puppies of equally good quality in your choice of colors.
Typical Line-Bred Sophie Puppies

Intensely Aggressive At the Marsh...
In Addition to our FC, AFC and NFC sired pups, we produce line-bred puppies to enhance and carry on the traits we have found to be desirable in Sophie's bloodline.

We have litters being born on a fairly regular basis, so we usually have pups available. However, because of the production record of Sophie's bloodline our chocolates and yellows, especially, sell extremely fast.

Since we start accepting deposits from the time each breeding is planned, many times by the time the pups are born they are all sold. It's best to plan ahead. Deposits are not refundable.

All our puppies come with a written guarantee against hip dysplasia and the genetic eye defects that cause blindness. For further information on upcoming litters, please don't hestitate to call us!

Looks, Style, Intensity... Rowdy, Tiger, Sophie

Diamond R Kennels
Pete & Tanya Rothing
3040 Amsterdam Rd
Belgrade, MT 59714

(406) 388-1760

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