Recommendation Letters from
who have had puppies
from us (page
under consruction..photos to be uploaded)
We have just purchased our second little black girl (born 28th
April) and we could not be happier.
We became acquainted with Marilyn and Hugh about 4 years ago after we lost our
much loved, almost 15 year old, labrador, coincidentally called Abbey. We, like
you probably, were searching for another lab companion (once a lab owner, etc
etc) and we travelled to many breeders over several miles before we found
Humaryn. We live in Gloucestershire, by the way - about 3 hours from the
Humaryn kennels. We were drawn to their philosophy of careful breeding
practices - for temperment, disposition, socialisation, etc. We went on a list
and got our Lottie, now 3 1/2, and as they say, have never looked back. She is
the cleverest and most personable of all the labradors I have ever had (I have
had 5 over the years!) - as well as the most beautiful. We are constantly
stopped on walks and asked where we got her.
Hence, we went on a list again and now have little Anna. Again, clever
(especially at 11 weeks), sociable and beautiful.
Carolyn and Patrick Mansell
Consider yourself blessed, as I was, if you end up getting your Puppy Lab from
Humaryn. I personally consider the owners, Marilyn and Hugh Sidebottom, among
the topmost professional Lab breeders in Britain.
I ordered my Black Lab -- KENZO -- from them before he was born. Not only did
they choose him for me at birth on 17 December 2007, but cared for him as
their own till April 2008, when I had him flown over to my home in Dubai. They
were kind enough to handle every little detail concerning his inoculations and
paperwork, including his travel documents and passport.
I watched Kenzo grow throughout the four months he was in their care because
they e-mailed me new photos of him every other week (and they never charged me
a penny for that). I also know that Marilyn had tears in her eyes when Kenzo
left her home to join mine.
I have an extended family in Dubai that includes six grandchildren, bless them
all -- three girls aged between 2 and 8 and three boys aged between 4 months
and 9 years. For all of them, including the 4-month-old, Kenzo is the darling
of their little lives.
Except for the latest addition, they all take weekly turns at "spending the
night" at our villa to "play with" Kenzo.
I love him to bits -- the kindest, cuddliest and most gentle little giant you
On our walks, if other dogs barked at Kenzo, he wags his tail and looks at me
bewilderingly, almost asking: "Why was that?"
If pictures could speak!
Have a look at the attached photos showing:
- Kenzo shortly after birth (if you can single him out that is)
- Kenzo at 2 months
- Kenzo at 7 months
- Two of my grandsons, Karim and Tarek
- My granddaughter Tamara, for whom Kenzo is simply "AwAw"
We have recently been lucky enough to have a puppy from Marilyn and Hugh.
Our puppy GEORGE is a Chocolate Labrador and is 11 weeks old today. We
collected him at eight weeks and he has been an absolute joy to have
around. Our vet has checked him over and is happy that all is well with
him, and has also commented on his temperament......saying he's very
friendly and well behaved. We have to teenage boys and many visitor to our
house and have found that George is wonderfully behaved around all of them.
We found both Marilyn and Hugh extremely professional, friendly, helpful and
always available for advice as needed. I would definitely recommend them to
anybody that was seeking to own a Labrador.
Fonia and Kevin Pound
My name is Kelly and my family and I have just
recently received a puppy from Marilyn and Hugh Sidebottom in the UK. I had a
very pleasant experience with the Sidebottoms who called us when the litter was
born and kept us up to date with weekly photos of the puppies during their early
development. Our family lives in Bermuda and everything was arranged (by the
Sidebottoms)so that we could simply come and collect him when he was old enough
to fly. Not only is he a beautiful dog, but he has a very sweet disposition; not
too hyper and family friendly (our youngest is 3 so this is very important to
us). I have attached pictures of Bailey when we first got him at 10wks.
I have known Hugh and Marilyn and their
family for about 17 years. Since I have known them they have always been
regarded as authorities in the field of labradors. In the early days I often
accompanied them to local and National Shows where the Humaryn name was well
rewarded with prizes and accolades.
Humaryn Labradors have always been a family run
affair with their children and now grandchildren assisting with the care and
even 'in the ring'.
we bought our first 8 week old labrador from
Marilyn in the early days (Humaryn Charlie Brown) and he shortly became a well
loved and adored family member. His temperament was second to none and is
sadly missed even some seven years after his death, he has left an indelible
mark on all of us.
A little while after the death of Charlie we
decided the time was right to give another loving home to a lab so our first
port of call was of course Humaryn and other wonderful dog, so like Charlie
in many ways.
In my opinion, and as I have said many times - in
public forum - there are no finer labradors than a Humaryn labrador and no
finer breeders than Hugh and Marilyn who care passionately not only about the
labrador breed, but their welfare and future owners.
I certainly hope that this assists in your search
for a suitable labrador and am sure that if the puppy chooses you - you will
not go far wrong!
Dr Lee Edworthy
My name is Sue Dickinson, I
am part of the Humaryn lab family. Ender my chocolate dog who just turned 1 year
old on April 20.2009 is the most wonderful, healthy, loving, well rounded boy.
And the Sidebottom's are a wealth of knowledge about their lines of dogs and
labs in general. I truly feel part of their family and was welcomed with open
arms. I'm never turned away when I have a question or made to feel silly.
You also must know that I am in the U. S and Ender was the first puppy the
Sidebottom's have ever shipped to the U. S and they were tireless in their quest
to make sure we all knew exactly what paper work we needed, how the whole
process was going to work and above all that Ender was going to be safe and
handled well by the air line.
I can think of no higher praise for a kennel then to say "I'll only ever buy a
puppy from them or a breeder who comes on very high recommendation from the
Here is a photo of my very sweet man.
Sue Dickinson & Humaryn Devon Dream Of Me, (AKA) Ender
Dear Marilyn and
My Nolly is a copy of
Jessica in youth (photo on site).
that Nolly was born after fifth
generations of Jessica.
They looked like two
It's very interesting and nice site !Im happy to communicate
Your friend from far Ukraine,
your web page is good Marcus showed me how to use it, talk to you
I've just had a chance to look at your new
HP. Well done it looks great, I really like the photo of "The Flying Nun" in the
breed history link.
Speak to you soon.
I will be very happy to
add your site to the Links Page. I will be uploading the new information
in a day or so.
Good luck with your
site...it is very nicely done.
Dear Marilyn &
Enjoyed your site. I'd be interested in the pedigree and hip
of your chocolate dog, when you've time.
Vaughan ( I used Treburrow's Harry & we met at Wadebridge,
with my yellow
Return address: Vaughan1999@bigfoot.com
Thanks for your website, the labs are
EXCELLENT,MANY THANKS,LETS KEEP IN
Lombana Cali, Colombia
Hi you are clever making a
web site, I have just invested in a scanner so I
am a good way behind on
the pc front! hope you are all well and that the
foot and mouth is not
affecting your showing, it has all stopped up here
apart from Lab Club of
Scotland with a changed venue, it is on Saturday, we
have just come back
from 2 weeks in Hong Kong which was brilliant, speak
Have viewed your web site good on you,
Regards and Best Wishes
Hello Marilyn & Hugh,
Thanks so much for sending me
details of your updated web page. It looks really good and must have taken
considerable effort on your part to put together. I shall probably get around to
it at some stage! Hope you are all well and perhaps we shall see you at some
shows when the foot & mouth has settled down. It's must be very worrying for
those closely involved in it. Keep in touch and thank again - apologies for the
delay in replying.
Lucy Kent. Trewinnard
for the delay in replying - I wanted to have enough time to look
I like the picture on the front
However, it's also worth knowing that it's about a
times better than my first web page was (and Amber is gorgeous -
of my cat from home)!
Hope all's going well with the
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( World Champion 2000)
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Thank you very much for your
message. I visited your beautiful web syte, and would
like to let you know we had also Trewinnard Tea Caddy who became It.
Show Champion and 2 bitches T. Silversmith ( now
14 ) and T. Blackberry ( who went to France
My best wishes for a happy
Easter . Piera Zerbi
Dear Mr and Mrs Sidebottom,
I found your website through the Labrador
Breeders list and thought I should mail you some words.......
My name is MaiLis and I have the Applejackīs
Labradors in Sweden. I guess you donīt know, but I have a grandson out of your
His name is Trewinnard My Song and we bought
him from Tony as a puppie. We call him Smokey and heīs now 8 years
He has been very succesful, he has three CC:s
and he has a first prize in beginners class in fieldtrail. To become a Champion
in Sweden you must first have a first in beginners and then a second in
open/fieldtrial. Unfortunately we didīnīt get that on Smokey so heīs not a
I also saw that you have a bitch out of
Smokeys littersister, I really hope she will do good for you.
Anyhow, just wanted to let you know
that I have a relative and I wish you good luck with your dogs in the
I will write some words in your guestbook as
well, I like your site very much. Itīs so nice to see that the breeders in
England has started to get webpages as well.
Sending a photo of Smokey when heīs at